Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students 2020

Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students

Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students 2020  (CSSS)

About Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students 2019

(Sponsored by Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD))


The “Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students‘ implemented by the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development has opened (on the National Scholarship Portal http://www.scholarships.gov.in/ for the Academic Year 2020-21 as per the following schedule:


Closing date of receipt of applications : 31.10.2020



To provide financial assistance to meritorious students from low income families to meet a part of their day-to-day expenses while pursuing higher studies.




The scholarships are awarded on the basis of the results of Senior Secondary Examination. 82000 fresh scholarships per annum [41000 for boys and 41000 for girls] are awarded for pursuing graduate / postgraduate studies in colleges and universities and for professional courses, such as Medical, Engineering etc.




The total number of scholarships is divided amongst the State Education Boards based on the State‟s population in the age group of 18-25 years, after segregating share of CBSE and CISCE on the basis of number of students passing out from various Boards in the country. 50 % of the scholarship is earmarked for girls. The number of scholarships allotted to a State Education Board is distributed amongst pass outs of the Science, Commerce and Humanities streams in the ratio of 3:2:1. In case of shortfall in the number of applications, the scholarship slots could be inter-changed.




Students who are above 80th percentile of successful candidates in the relevant stream from the respective Board of Examination in Class XII of 10+2 pattern or equivalent and pursuing regular courses (not correspondence or distance mode) in Colleges/Institutions recognized by All India Council of Technical Education, UGC Act, 1956, Medical Council of India, Dental Council of India and respective regulatory authorities and not availing benefit of any other scholarship scheme including State run scholarship schemes/Fee waiver and Reimbursement scheme are eligible under the scheme. Students pursuing Diploma courses are not eligible under the scheme.




Students belonging to reserved categories/weaker sections /minorities are eligible on the basis of merit, subject to Central Reservation Policy and internal earmarking. Reservations for the various categories are as follows: Scheduled Castes (SCs) 15 %, Scheduled Tribes ( STs) 7.5 %, Other Backward Classes(OBCs) 27 % and horizontally 5 % for Physically Handicapped / Persons(s) with Disabilities (PwDs) in all the categories.




a) National Scholarship Portal (NSP) www.scholarships.gov.in will be opened for online application in the month of June-July every year


b) Class XII pass out students of the current Academic Year, who are above 80th percentile of the respective State Education Boards (SEBs) are eligible under the scheme and can apply on National Scholarship Portal (www.scholarship.gov.in), before the cut-off date. Physical application would not be accepted.


c) The online applications would be verified at two levels:

(i) By the Institute where the student is studying.
(ii) By the respective State Education Board.


Applicant is required to submit requisite documents, such as [ Class 12th mark sheet, Income Certificate] to the Institute.


Application which is not verified either by the institute or by the concerned State Education Board or by both will be treated as „Invalid‟.


Merit list as per the State allocated quota would be generated from the verified applications.




The rate of scholarship is Rs.10000/- per annum at Graduation level for first three years of College and University courses and Rs.20000/- per annum at PostGraduation level. Students pursuing professional courses, in case, where the duration of course is five (5) years/Integrated course would get Rs.20000/- per annum in the 4th and 5th year. However, students pursuing technical courses such as B.Tech., B.Engg would get scholarship up to graduation level.


Contact us:


National Scholarship Division,
Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education,
West Block 1, 2nd Floor, Wing 6, Room No. 6,
R. K. Puram, Sector 1, New Delhi 110066.
Tele: 011-26172917, 26172491, 26165238


For more details and Online Application please refer the Official Scholarship Publisher


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6 thoughts on "Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students 2020"
  • Atikur Rahaman
    August 19, 2018 12:51 pm

    Sir how can i apply for this scholarship

  • varsha khandelwal
    September 6, 2018 7:04 pm

    how to university register in mhrd site

  • Badshah
    September 27, 2018 8:45 pm

    I am completed my graduation in BA. now l am studying in LL.B. and in B.A. i was taken benefits from central sector scholarship scheme. please tell me that can i renew the scholarship or i want to apply a fresh one..

  • Goutam jain
    February 1, 2020 10:04 am

    When will the merit list of css come for cbse student.

  • Amit
    October 31, 2020 8:08 pm

    I need scholarship for Culinary Arts Management from UK

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