North Eastern Council (NEC) Merit Scholarship

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Highlights
  • Rs. 20,000/- per year scholarship for Diploma Course.
  • Rs. 22,000/- per year scholarship for Degree Course.
  • Rs. 25,000/- per year scholarship for Post Graduate Course.
  • Rs. 30,000/- per year scholarship  for M.Phil./Ph D Course.
Customer Care
  • Contact Number :- 0364-2522674.
  • NEC Contact Number :- 0364-2522662
  • NEC Email :- dipr-nec-meg@nic.in
Overview Of The Scheme
Name of the Scheme North Eastern Council (NEC) Merit Scholarship
Number of Scholarship 16,00 scholarship seats per year.
Amount of Scholarship
  • Rs. 20,000/- per year for Diploma Course.
  • Rs. 22,000/- per year for Degree Course.
  • Rs. 25,000/- per year for Post Graduate Course.
  • Rs. 30,000/- per year for M.Phil./Ph D Course.
Period of Scholarship
  • Scholarship will be valid for the entire duration of the
    course.
Eligibility Candidates from North-Eastern States are eligible.
Objective
  • Promoting higher education in North Eastern States.
  • Supporting students belongs to economically weaker section
    to study further.
Nodal Ministry Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region
Mode of Applying Only Online Mode Available through National Scholarship Portal.

Introduction

  • North Eastern Council (NEC) Merit Scholarship Scheme is a 100% centrally funded scheme.
  • It is operated and administered by Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region
  • This scheme is focuses on the students belongs to North-Eastern States also called Seven Sister States of India.
  • Its main objective is to provide financial assistance to Students from North Eastern State so that they can pursue their higher education.
  • There is a limited 1600 seats are available for the scholarship in every year.
  • The Scholarship amount given to student is :-
    • Rs. 20,000/- per year for Diploma Course.
    • Rs. 22,000/- per year for Degree Course.
    • Rs. 25,000/- per year for Post Graduate Course.
    • Rs. 30,000/- per year for M.Phil./Ph D Course.

Eligibility Conditions

  • Candidate must pass one of the following qualifying course to avail the benefit :-
    Course Level Qualifying Exam
    Diploma Minimum 60% percent marks in HSLC/HSSLC/Secondary School Examination.
    Degree Minimum 60% marks in HSSLC/Senior Secondary Examination.
    Post Graduate 60% marks in any degree level course. (BA/BSc/BE/BTech/MBBS/LLB/BCA/BBA etc).
    M.Phil./Ph.D Minimum 60% marks in Post Graduate Degree.
  • The student must be a resident of any of the North Eastern State :-
    • Arunachal Pradesh
    • Assam
    • Manipur
    • Mizoram
    • Nagaland
    • Sikkim
    • Tripura
  • The student must have the domicile of the resident of their State.
  • Students studying in first year of their course are eligible to apply.
  • The income of the parents should not exceed Rs. 8 lakh per annum from all sources.
  • Transgenders are also eligible to apply under this scheme.

Amount of Scholarship

Course Amount (per year)
Diploma Rs. 20,000/-
Degree Course :-
  • BA
  • Bcom
  • BSc
  • BBA etc.
Rs. 22,000/-
Post Graduation Rs. 25,000/-
M. Phil/Ph D Rs. 30,000/-

Document required

  • List of document to be uploaded at the time of applying :-
    • Permanent Resident Certificate.
    • Copy of 10th Certificate & Marksheet.
    • Copy of 12th Certificate & marksheet.
    • Proof of annual income.
    • For renewal, annual progress report and continuation certificate will be required.
    • Aadhar Card.
    • Bank Pass Book.
    • In case of M.Phil/Ph D, candidate has to submit signed synopsis by the Director (Research).

How to Apply

  • The only mode to apply for this scheme is through National Scholarship Portal.
  • Candidate have to register themselves first by clicking on New Registration.
  • Candidate have to fill required details :-
    • State of Domicile.
    • Scholarship category whether pre-matric or post matric.
    • Name.
    • Scheme Type.
    • Date of Birth.
    • Gender.
    • Mobile Number.
    • Email Id.
    • Bank IFSC Code.
    • Bank Account Number.
    • Aadhar Number.
  • After Filling all the necessary details, click on Register.
  • With log in credential given to you by portal, Log in to submit your application.
  • Select North Easter Council (NEC) Merit Scholarship Scheme, fill all the required details and click on submit the application.
  • The application will be scrutinized by the Department of the State Governments and then the North Eastern Council.
  • This scheme is subject to renewal, so candidate have to renew their applications every year.

Features of the Scheme

  • This scheme is available only once in a year.
  • Selection of the candidate is purely on merit basis.
  • Aadhar number is needed for applying this scheme.
  • If candidate drop out the course in between,he/she will not eligible for further scholarship.
  • Scholarship available only for North Eastern State students who are studying in below mentioned institutions :-
    • Institutions/Universities/Colleges included under Section 2(f) and 12(B) of UGC Act.
    • Deemed to be Universities included under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956.
    • Institutions/Colleges/Universities funded by State/Central Government.
    • Institutes of National Importance.
    • Statutory council recognized Institutions, within state as well as outside.
    • Admission should have been made in College/Institutions/University with AISHE Code.
  • There are 1600 are available for the students in this scholarship.
  • Candidate can avail the benefit of the scheme only in the first year of their course.
  • List of short listed candidates will be available on the North Eastern Council Website.
  • The amount of scholarship directly paid to the candidate in their bank accounts.
  • If student fail to promote to the next class, their scholarship will be forfeited.
  • It is mandatory to upload promotion certificate of the course at the time of renewal of scholarship application.
  • The student enrolled in the integrated course will be entitled to receive the scholarship for the entire duration of the course.
  • The scholarship for M.Phil will be available for 2 years and for PhD the scholarship will be available for 3 years.
  • The student should not have received any other scholarship/financial aid from any other source.
  • Candidate also fill the scholarship form through National Scholarship Portal App or UMANG App.
  • There will be no reservation.

Students who are not eligible

  1. The following will not be eligible under this scheme :-
    • Students pursuing programme/courses through Open Universities
    • Students already in receipt of scholarship for pursuing programme under any other scheme(s).
    • Students seeking admission from management quota.
    • Students whose parental income is more than Rs. 8 lakh per annum.

Number of Seats Available

State Course No. of Students Total Seats
Arunachal Pradesh Diploma 20 209
Degree 130
PG Degree 52
M.Phil/Ph D 7
Assam Diploma 30 320
Degree 200
PG Degree 80
M.Phil./Ph D 10
Manipur Diploma 18 192
Degree 120
PG Degree 48
M.Phil./Ph.D 6
Meghalaya Diploma 18 192
Degree 120
PG Degree 48
M.Phil/Ph D 6
Mizoram Diploma 18 192
Degree 120
PG Degree 48
M.Phil/Ph D 16
Nagaland Diploma 18 192
Degree 120
PG Degree 48
M.Phil/Ph D 6
Sikkim Diploma 10 111
Degree 70
PG Degree 28
M.Phil/Ph D 3
Tripura Diploma 18 192
Degree 120
PG Degree 48
M.Phil/Ph D 6
Total
1600

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Contact Details

  • Contact Number :- 0364-2522674.
  • NEC Contact Number :- 0364-2522662
  • NEC Email :- dipr-nec-meg@nic.in
  • Address :- Director (HRD&E),
    North Eastern Council Secretariat,
    Shillong - 793003.
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