CENTRAL SECTOR SCHEME OF SCHOLARSHIPS FOR COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
Last Date: 17th January 2023
Scholarships for College and University Students
GUIDELINES FOR THE COMPONENT SCHEME –
CENTRAL SECTOR SCHEME OF SCHOLARSHIP FOR COLLEGE AND
UNIVERSITY STUDENTS (PM-USP CSSS)
(Applicable for academic year 2022-23 onwards)
- Objective:To provide financial assistance to meritorious students from poor families to meet a part of their day-to-day expenses while pursuing higher studies.
- Scope:The scholarships are awarded by Ministry of Education, Government of India on the basis of results of Higher Secondary / Class XII Board Examination. A maximum of 82,000 fresh scholarships per annum are provided for pursuing graduate /postgraduate degree in colleges and universities and for professional courses, such as Medical, Engineering etc.
- Allocation of Scholarship: The total number of scholarships are 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 ICSE on the basis of number of students passing out from various Boards in the country. 50% of the scholarships are earmarked for girls. Out of the total scholarship slots earmarked for UTs of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, 3% slots shall be earmarked for the students from the UT of Ladakh.
- The number of scholarships allotted to a State Education Board is distributed amongst pass outs of the humanities, Science and Commerce streams in the ratio of 3:3:1. In case of shortfall in the number of applications, the scholarship slots shall be interoperable among categories (Gen, OBC, SC & ST), gender (Female, Male) and State Quota to maximize use of slots for fresh scholarships with effect from academic year 2022-23,subject to the condition that guidelines of Ministry of Finance and NITI Aayog regarding SC/ST fund allocation of the schemes are adhered to.
Download the full guidelines here:https://scholarships.gov.in/public/schemeGuidelines/Guidelines_DOHE_CSSS.pdf