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Rajiv Gandhi Scholarship Scheme for Students with Disabilities

National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) has set up a Scholarship Scheme to enable competent disabled students with limited financial means to receive higher education and become professionally/technically qualified.

Scholarship Amount:

The basic rate of scholarship shall be Rupees 1,200 per month.


The candidate should be an Indian National between 18 and 35 years of age.However, age can be relaxed at the discretion of the awarding authority.

The candidate should be either pursuing or should have gained admission to a full time course in an Indian university established by law or in a recognized equivalent institution.

The income of the candidate or his parents/guardians should not exceed Rupees 5,000 per month.

Applications could be made for any one of the following courses/subjects:


  • M.B.B.S., M.D., M.S. or an equivalent or higher course in Medicine or Surgery
  • Mechanical, Civil, Electronic or any other branch of Engineering,
  • Computer Science,
  • Business Administration,
  • Management,
  • Jurisprudence,
  • Journalism,
  • Architecture,
  • Fine Arts, and
  • Any other course that may be notified by the awarding authority from time to time.

At the discretion of the awarding authority, a scholarship may also be awarded for a professional course of I.G.N.O.U. or any other recognised Open University.

NCPEDP remains in close touch with the selected candidates throughout the duration of the Scholarship and regular follow-ups are done to check the progress of the Scholars. The students submit a quarterly progress report stamped by their college and signed by their faculty.

The quarterly scholarship grant is released only after NCPEDP is convinced about the performance of the candidate.

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