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National Overseas Scholarship (NOS) Scheme for SC etc. candidates

The Central Sector Scheme of National Overseas Scholarship is to facilitate the low income students belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Denotified Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes, Landless Agricultural Labourers and Traditional Artisans category toobtain higher education viz., Master degree or Ph. D courses by studying abroad thereby improving their Economic and Social status. In each Selection Year, there are 100 fresh awards, subject to availability of funds. Out of 100 Awards, 90 Awards are for Scheduled Castes candidates, 06 Awards are for Denotified Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes, Landless Agricultural Labourers candidates and 04 Awards are for Traditional Artisans candidates. The Scheme provides financial assistance to the selected candidates for pursuing Masters level courses and Ph.D. courses abroad in the Institutions/Universities accredited by the Government/an authorized body of that country in any fields of study. 30% of the awards for each year are earmarked for women candidates. In order to be eligible for scholarship, at least 60%of marks or equivalent grade in the qualifying examination would be required. In case of Ph. D courses, the qualifying exam is Masters Degree and for Masters Degree courses, the qualifying examination is Bachelors' Degree. The age of candidate should not be more than 35 (Thirty Five) years, as on first day of April of the selection year. Total family income from all sources shall not exceed Rs. 8.00 lakh per annum in the preceding year. Under the Scheme, for determination of family income, the family is considered as following: “The candidate applying for scholarship, his/her parents and siblings below the age of 18 years and also his/ her spouse and children below the age of 18 years. ”Note: In case of married women, income of the in-laws and her spouse and children below the age of 18 years is to be considered. For detailed scheme guidelines, please visit the Scheme portal"http://nosmsje.gov.in". The Central Sector Scheme of National Overseas Scholarship is to facilitate the lowincome students belonging to the Scheduled Castes, Denotified Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes, Landless Agricultural Labourers and Traditional Artisans category toobtain higher education viz., Master degree or Ph. D courses by studying abroadthereby improving their Economic and Social status. In each Selection Year, thereare 100 fresh awards, subject to availability of funds. Out of 100 Awards, 90 Awardsare for Scheduled Castes candidates, 06 Awards are for Denotified Nomadic andSemi-Nomadic Tribes, Landless Agricultural Labourers candidates and 04 Awardsare for Traditional Artisans candidates. The Scheme provides financial assistance tothe selected candidates for pursuing Masters level courses and Ph.D. coursesabroad in the Institutions/Universities accredited by the Government/an authorizedbody of that country in any fields of study. 30% of the awards for each year areearmarked for women candidates. In order to be eligible for scholarship, at least 60%of marks or equivalent grade in the qualifying examination would be required. In caseof Ph. D courses, the qualifying exam is Masters Degree and for Masters Degreecourses, the qualifying examination is Bachelors' Degree. The age of candidateshould not be more than 35 (Thirty Five) years, as on first day of April of the selectionyear. Total family income from all sources shall not exceed Rs. 8.00 lakh per annumin the preceding year. Under the Scheme, for determination of family income, thefamily is considered as following:“The candidate applying for scholarship, his/her parents and siblings below the ageof 18 years and also his/ her spouse and children below the age of 18 years.”Note: In case of married women, income of the in-laws and her spouse and childrenbelow the age of 18 years is to be considered.File No.11036/01/2020SCD-VNOS For detailed scheme guidelines, please visit the Scheme portal"http://nosmsje.gov.in".


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