Scholarship, an award of financial aid for Aspiring Students!
The National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) is a National Level Scholarship Examination conducted by NCERT (National Council of Education Research and Training) to facilitate the students with the scholarship they deserve. This examination is for secondary school level that is class X to identify and recognize the students with high intellect and skills.
It is essential for the selected students to know the Rules and Regulations for the Disbursement of the Scholarship.
The selected candidates studying in Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, Languages Commerce, vocational studies and fine arts are eligible to receive scholarship up to Ph.D. level whereas the candidates studying professional courses in medicines, engineering, technology, management, and law, are eligible to receive the scholarship up to second-degree level. The conditions necessary to be fulfilled for the disbursement of Scholarships are as follows:
GENERAL ELIGIBILITY CONDITIONS FOR NTSE:
The general eligibility conditions for the students appearing for the NTSE are as follows:-
- An Awardee is eligible for the scholarship provided the mentioned points are satisfied :
- Candidate takes up studies in the approved courses.
- Candidate maintains good conduct as certified by the Head of the College or Institution and continues the studies as a regular student.
- Candidate is not absent without completing proper leave formalities.
- Candidate takes up studies on a full-time basis, that is he or she does not take up any job with salary, remuneration or stipend.
- If an awardee is getting scholarships from other sources on a regular basis, then he can choose only one of the scholarships. In such cases, the NTSE scholarship will be temporarily discontinued for that period. The scholarship will be once again resumed once the candidate approaches again to NCERT for seeking NTSE scholarship after fulfilling other conditions. An undertaking is required to be given by all students each year to ensure that they are not receiving a scholarship or award from any other institution. Further, every student has to provide a certificate that proves he or she is not employed.
- The Scholarship will not be available for studies abroad for any course.
- The claim bills can be submitted by the awardee any time during the course of study. However, the claim bills are to be submitted for each year separately.
- No scholarship will be paid in case any awardee leaves the course of study within one month of registration or admission.
- The medical certificate needs to be submitted through the Head of the Institution within three months in case the awardee is not able to appear at the examination due to serious illness. The duration of illness should be clearly certified by a specialist, who is a Registered Medical Practitioner. The facility will be available to the awardee to continue the course provided the principal or the head of the institution certifies that the overall performance of the awardee during the year is 60% or above.
- One shift is allowed to the NTSE awardee in the course of study until one month after the end of the first year of undergraduate courses, within the same institution or in another institution. Therefore, candidates will not be awarded scholarships for the first year of the new course. In this case, the candidate will have to lose the scholarship for one year whereas it would be resumed in the next year provided all the requirements are met.
- The Scholarship will be deemed to be discontinued with any gap of one academic session in studies at any time due to any reason.
- The Scholarship once discontinued on the basis of the rules of disbursement of scholarship cannot be revived under any circumstances.
- Awardee needs to secure an aggregate of 60% marks or equivalent grade in order to be eligible for the scholarship every year. If a student secured less than 60% in a year the scholarship is forfeited for that year. Whereas, if a student fails to secure minimum 60% or equivalent grade for two consecutive or non-consecutive years then he or she will be ineligible for payment of scholarship and it will be discontinued forever.
- For seeking scholarship the awardee has to pass in all core subjects in the first attempt. If an awardee fails in any core subject, his or her NTSE scholarship will be discontinued forever.
- All rules are subject to change from time to time, as and when required, which will be binding on all awardees.
Eligibility for Continuation of Scholarship at Higher Secondary Stage:
- The award of scholarship to the selected candidates shall commence subsequent subject to their promotion to Class XI.
- The scholarship at the higher secondary stage or equivalent Classes XI to XII is payable for a maximum period of two years for studies in India only.
- Student pursuing diploma or certificate courses will be provided scholarships, at this stage provided if they are not employed.
- Awardees have to secure an aggregate of 60% marks or equivalent grade in order to be eligible for scholarships every year. If a student secured less than 60% in a year, the scholarship is forfeited for that year. If a student fails to secure minimum 60% or equivalent grade for two consecutive or non-consecutive years, he or she will be ineligible for payment of scholarship and will be discontinued forever.
- In case an institution does not conduct an examination at the end of Class XI, the scholarship for the second year will be continued on the submission of a certificate to this effect from the Head of the Institution.
- In case the performance is reported in grades, then equivalent to 60% aggregate will be taken into account.
Eligibility for Continuation of Scholarships at First Degree Level Courses:
- The awardee must obtain a minimum of 60 per cent marks at the end of +2 stages or equivalent examination for continuation of the scholarship at the first degree level course in Basic Sciences, Social Sciences or a professional course in engineering, medicine, management or law.
- The scholarship to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe or Physically Challenged awardees will be paid after getting selected through Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), IIT and admitted in the one year preparatory course for B.Tech. The scholarship will continue in first year subject to fulfillment of all the conditions laid down by respective IITs.
The continuation of scholarships in the second and subsequent years will be subject to the following conditions:-
- Withdrawal in non-core subject as per institutional rules of exemption is considered for payment of scholarship.
- At least 60% marks in aggregate at the internal examinations. However, the scholarship to MBBScandidates for internship will be given, only if one secures 60% or more marks in the final degree.
- Awardees have to secure an aggregate of 60% marks or equivalent grade in order to be eligible for Scholarship every year. If a student secured less than 60% in a year the Scholarship is forfeited for that year. If a student fails to secure minimum 60% or equivalent grade for two consecutive or non- consecutive years. He or she will be ineligible for payment of scholarship and will be discontinued forever. In case the result is declared in terms of grades, these should be equivalent to at least 60 percent and above.
- In case an Institution or University does not conduct an annual examination, a certificate from the principal or head of the institution would be acceptable to this effect that the overall performance of the awardee is 60 per cent or above.
- In case of IITs and other institutions, which follow semester system of examination, the marks or an equivalent Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) at the end of an academic year will be considered.
Eligibility and other conditions at second Degree Level Course:
- In order to be eligible for Scholarship, every year Awardees have to secure an aggregate of 60% marks or equivalent grade. The Scholarship is forfeited for a year if a student secures less than 60% in that year. Whereas, if a student fails to secure minimum 60% or equivalent grade for two consecutive or non-consecutive years, he or she will be ineligible for payment and scholarship will be discontinued forever.
- An awardee will be eligible to receive the scholarship in the second year only if he or she secures at least 60 per cent marks at the end of the first year. In case there is no university examination or no grades are awarded, suitable certificate from the head of the institution will be acceptable.
- In case an institution has semester system of examination at this stage, the marks, grades or CGPA as the case may be, obtained by an awardee in the examination conducted at the end of an academic year, will be considered for continuation of her or his scholarship during the next year.
- At this stage the scholarships will also be available for doing a diploma course in management or specific branch of medicine or surgery provided the minimum qualification for entrance to such courses is a degree in the concerned discipline.
Eligibility and other Conditionsat M.Phil./ Ph.D. Stage:
- An awardee will be eligible to receive scholarships during the pre-doctoral/M.Phil. Courses provided these are an institutional requirement for Ph.D. work. The continuance of scholarship after this pre-requisite course will be subject to the successful completion of it.
- An awardee will be eligible to receive a scholarship for doing research work leading to Ph.D./D.Phil. degree provided he or she passes M.A., M.Sc., M.ComorM.Phil.Course in the first attempt securing a minimum of 60 percent marks or its equivalent grade after aggregating the marks for all the years in the university examination of the course. An awardee must begin research or pre-doctoral work within six months of the declaration of M.A./M.Com./M.Sc. result. The date of joining should be intimated to the NCERT immediately thereafter with a certificate from the concerned supervisor indicating the field of work.
- At the end of two years, there would be an assessment of the quality of work done, by two independent experts on the basis of which the scholarship may be continued or discontinued.
- The scholarship shall be continued during the second and fourth year only if the guide certified that the work during the first and the third year respectively has been of high quality.
- The change of topic, guide or Institution will be allowed with the prior approval of both the guides and the NCERT.
- An awardee can take up a teaching assignment for a short period not exceeding a total period of six months only within the tenure of four years with the prior permission of the NCERT only if his or her supervisor certifies that the assignment is not prejudicial to the progress. This period will be counted as part of the total period of four years but No scholarship will be paid for it.
- As certified by the Guide the scholarship will commence from the month of commencing the research work. However, regular registration documents need to be submitted within six months of commencing the research work. In the case of pre-doctoral or M.Phil. Courses, scholarships will be awarded from the month of admission.
- Normally, an awardee will be entitled to the scholarship for Ph.D. up to a period of four years. If awardee submits the thesis or dissertation before four years period is over but continues to work on the same problem on which the candidate has written the thesis or dissertation under the same supervisor, the awardee will be entitled to the scholarship up to the viva-voce or the end of four years whichever is earlier. The supervisor has to certify in such cases that the continuation of the Ph.D. research work after submission of the dissertation or thesis is necessary and has been undertaken.
This concludes the detailed article on “Disbursement of Scholarships” for the Scholarship program of NTSE. This is one of the most important aspects as far as the said program is concerned. We @ studies today.com believe in presenting you with the best information complete in all respect. Best Wishes!!