CSSS Scholarship 2020: The Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India had invited applications for CSSS 2020 on scholarships.gov.in. The application process has started now. The programs aims at providing financial assistance to meritorious students with poor economical background, to help them with higher studies. The students must be class 12th passed to be eligible for the scholarship. Get more details about CSSS Scholarship 2020 from this page.
Latest: The last date to apply for CSSS Scholarship 2020 is October 31, 2020. Scroll down to check the details.
CSSS Scholarship 2020
Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students (CSSS) was introduced by the Department of Higher Education during the 11th Five Year Plan period with an approved outlay of Rs. 1000 Crore. Check schedule of events related to CSSS Scholarship 2019 from the table below.
|Application Closing Date||31 Oct 2020|
|Application Closing date for J&K and Ladakh |
|To be announced|
|Defective Verification closing date||To be announced|
|Institute Verification closing date||To be announced|
|District/State/Board/Ministry level verification|
|To be announced|
CSSS Scholarship 2020 Notice
CSSS Scholarship 2020 Rates
The rates of scholarship offered vary for different levels of degree/ higher education courses. The students pursuing graduation are eligible to receive Rs 10000 per annum for first three years of college and university course. Those pursuing post-graduation are provided Rs 20000 per annum. Moreover, the students in profession courses, where the duration the course is 5 years get Rs 20000 per annum during their 4th and 5th year. Students pursuing technical courses such as B.Tech, B.Engg. get scholarship upto graduation level.
CSSS Scholarship 2020 Eligibility
The applicants must conform to the following eligibility conditions in order to apply for Central Sector Scholarship Scheme. The student must
- have passed class 12th or equivalent
- be in the top 20th percentile of successful candidates in relevant stream in class 12th
- be pursuing higher education in regular mode (not correspondence or distance). Moreover, the institution must be recognized by All India Council of Technical Education, Medical Council of India, Dental Council of India or respective regulatory authorities.
- not be availing benefits of any other scholarship scheme such as state run scholarship schemes/fee waiver and reimbursement scheme.
- be having family income of less than Rs 8 lakh per annum
Students pursuing diploma courses are not eligible for scholarship under CSSS.
CSSS Scholarship 2020 Application Form
The students willing to seek scholarship for higher studies under CSSS have to apply online on National Scholarship Portal (NSP), scholarships.gov.in. Offline applications are not entertained. Before proceeding to fill the CSSS application form, the candidate has to first register himself/herself on the portal. The applicants must keep certain documents ready before filling CSSS application form
Documents required to fill CSSS Application Form
- Bank Passbook for filling bank details
- Aadhaar card No.
- Parental income certificate, for fresh applicants only
- A valid mobile number
- A valid email-id
- Caste certificate, wherever required
- Disability certificate, wherever required
The bank account number provided must be in the name of the student, as the the scholarship will be paid to the selected students directly by the Central Government into their bank accounts.
CSSS Scholarship 2020 Selection Procedure
The students have to first fill the application form on National Scholarship Portal, as already described above. After successful submission of application, the same is to be verified at the following 2 levels:
- By the Institute where the student is studying
- By the respective State Education Board
During the verification process, the students are required to submit supporting documents such as Class 12th mark sheet, income certificate etc. to the authorities. The application that does not get verified at either of the two levels or both the levels is treated “invalid” and is not considered for grant of scholarship.
The examining bodies draw up a merit list as per the state allocated quota for all the verified applications. The merit list is drawn based on gender (50 boys : 50 girls), stream (3-Science : 2-Commerce : 1-Humanities), category and reservation norms. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of the results of Senior Secondary Examination. 82000 fresh scholarships per annum are awarded each year to students pursuing graduate, postgraduate and professional courses.
Renewal and Duration of Scholarship
The maximum period that the CSSS scholarship will be valid for is 5 years. However, the scholarship is renewable on year to year basis upto post-graduate level in the same stream. This is not applicable to students who are pursuing technical courses that lead to degree at graduation level. There are several criteria wherein a candidate can apply for renewal. Read the detailed information about CSSS Scholarship Renewal from our dedicated page.
CSSS Scholarship 2020 Reservation
Students belonging to reserved categories/weaker sections/minorities are eligible on the basis of merit, subject to Central Reservation Policy and internal earmarking. At present, reservations for the various categories are as follows.
Official Website: scholarships.gov.in
For more details on CSSS Scholarship 2020, download Previous Year Guidelines.
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