The scholarship renders necessary financial assistance to Indian students with at least 40% disabilities for pursuing post-matric/post-secondary technical and professional courses including PhD and M.Phil from recognised institutions. This will enable them to prepare themselves to earn their livelihood and have access to equal opportunities.
Other Education & Skills related schemes are:
National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme
Umbrella Scholarship Scheme for Student with Disabilities
National Scheme of Incentive to Girls for Secondary Education
Pre-Matric Scholarships to the Children of those Engaged in occupations involving cleaning and prone to health hazards
-Students with 40% or more disabilities certified as per definition under PwD act of 1995.
-Students who get admission to a college to pursue technical or professional course on the basis of a competitive examination and whose annual family income does not exceed Rs 3 lakh from all sources are eligible.
Financial assistance will be given to pursue degree and/or post graduate level technical and professional courses from a recognized institution. Maintenance, book/stationary allowance and grant for purchase of assistive devices will be credited to the student’s account. To know more about the benefits, you can download the scheme document here.
You can apply online by visiting the official website of NHFDC (National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation).
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