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Scheme of National Scholarship for Persons with Disabilities

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is awarding scholarships under the SCHEME OF NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES for pursuing higher and technical education.

According to the ministry, there are 32 States and Union territories in the country that provide some sort of scholarships/stipend to the students with disabilities. Majority of States provide scholarship for education upto primary/middle level. Very few States provide scholarship to the disabled students for education beyond secondary level. Only Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Daman & Diu provide scholarship for college education. State of Andhra Pradesh provides financial assistance to disabled research scholars.

The objective of this scheme is to provide financial assistance to disabled students for pursuing higher and technical education. They will also be supported for acquiring special aids and appliances for studies.

The scheme is implemented by National Fund for People with Disabilities. The governing body of the Fund has powers to frame rules for implementation of this scheme. Chairman of the governing body of the Fund has formed a selection Committee for deciding the awards. The Selection Committee while deciding awards tries to cover as many states/UTs as possible.


The scholarship will be awarded for one course to one student. The course has to be post-matric/post secondary being pursued in a recognised institution. Continuation/renewal of the award for next year will depend on successfully completing the course in the preceding year with minimum 50 per cent marks. The monthly family income of the beneficiary should not be more than 15 thousand per month from all sources for availing financial assistance under the scheme. The assistance will not be available to courses for less than one year duration.

Details can be obtained from the Ministry’s Website or from:

Under Secretary (DD.I)
Room No. 622 “A” Wing,
Shastri Bhavan,
New Delhi-110001
Phone Number - 011-23386314

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