2. Scholarship:

                  Implementation of various scholarship schemes is a major annual activity of the Department. The beneficiaries come under different categories, namely : Merit, Post Matric Central Scholarship, Research  Scholarship, NEC (stipend and book grant) and Scholarship for Minority Communities. Students belonging to the State and studying within and outside Nagaland but within the country , are sponsored according to the eligibility criteria of each scholarship schemes.

The Post-Matric Central Scholarship Scheme is for SC/ST students. The objectives of the scheme is to provide financial assistance at the Post Matric/Post-Secondary stage to such students who are less economically advantaged. Eligibility is therefore restricted to students who are dependent on parents/ guardians having an income, from all sources,which does not exceed Rs.1,00,000/-per annum. With effect from the 9th plan period the Central Government have made the scheme 100% Centrally Sponsored in respect of the North-Eastern states.

The Nagaland Merit  Central Scholarship scheme was instituted by the  State Government as an incentive for academic excellence for students at the Post-Matric/Post Secondary and Graduation level.  The Scheme has also been extended to the students pursuing Post graduate studies.It is a State sponsored programme. The criteria for eligibility is a consistent academic record of a first division in the Board/University Examination in the lower class.

The Research scholarship for scholars pursuing M.Phil and Ph.D.studies is a State sponsored programme and is awarded to ST students of Nagaland, pursuing research studies in recognized institute within the country.

The NEC Merit Scholarship (stipend & book grant) was revived and instituted in 2004-2005. This is an NEC sponsored scheme. It is awarded to meritorious students of the state, both ST and general students having permanent residence certificate, pursuing the course and subjects approved by NEC. The NEC stipend & book grant is awarded for the following level of courses : Diploma, Degree,Post-Graduate, M.Phil and Ph.D

Scholarships for Minority Communities: Students belonging to the MinorityCommunities (namely,Muslims,Christians,Sikhs,Buddhists and Zoroastrians/Parsis  who are included within the Central Govt.Notification under section 2 (C) of the   National Commission for Minorities Act,1992 will come within the purview of this facility. The objective of the scheme is to award scholarship to the meritorious  students  belonging to economically weaker sections of minorities communities to enable them to pursue Higher education from class XI to Ph.D.

The successful implementation under various heads of the last three years is given below.

(Rupees in lakh)

Sl.
No.

Names of the Scholarship  Schemes

CSS/State

Number of Beneficiaries

Actual  Amount
Utilized

1.

Post Matric Scholarship
For ST students

CSS-under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs

2007-08

31,820

Rs. 14,58,40,182/-

2008-09

32,013

Rs.14,39,97,349/-

2009-10

35,606

Rs.16,31,89,521/-

2.

NEC Stipend and Book Grant under the Scheme “Financial support to the students of NER for Higher Professional Courses.

CSS- under NEC,GOI
Shillong

2007-08

96

Rs. 8,80,500/-

2008-09

133

Rs. 12,46,400/-

2009-10

144

Rs. 12,94,700/-

3.

Nagaland State Merit Scholarship

 

State Govt.

2007-08

3,126

Rs.1,81,46,000/-

2008-09

2,808

Rs.1,64,48,500/-

2009-10

3,082

Rs.1,77,45,330/-

4.

Nagaland State Research Scholarship

State Govt.
      

2007-08

76

Rs.8,26,000/-

2008-09

68

Rs.6,52,800/-

2009-10

89

Rs.10,39,600/-

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