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    16th Aug, 2020
  • National Overseas Scholarship is a Central Sector Scheme under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
  • It aims to facilitate the low income students obtain Master degree or Ph.D. courses by studying abroad to improve their social and economic status.
  • Beneficiaries are selected from the following social groups –
    • Scheduled Castes,
    • DE notified Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes,
    • Landless Agricultural Labourers
    • Traditional Artisans category
  • In each Selection Year, 100 fresh awards, subject to availability of funds, will be given under the Scheme.
  • 30% of the awards for each year shall be earmarked for women candidates.
  • Annual Family Income limit for National Overseas Scholarship Scheme for Scheduled Castes student’s w.e.f. selection year 2020-21 has been increased from Rs 6 lakh to Rs 8 lakh per annum.
  • Students securing admission in higher ranking institutions internationally will be given preference.
  • The minimum qualifying marks have been increased from 55% to 60%.
  • Bachelor’s Level courses in any discipline are not covered under the Scheme.

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