NEC Merit Scholarship Scheme 2021

NEC Merit Scholarship Scheme 2021 – Submit Your Application


North Eastern Council (NEC) has released the official notification of NEC Merit Scholarship Scheme 2021 for the academic year 2021-2022. All the students of the North East (NE) Region undergoing studies in different disciplines at different levels in Institutions inside as well as outside the North-East but within the country can apply online via the official website of the National Scholarship Portal.

NEC Merit Scholarship Scheme 2021 Details

Organization: North Eastern Council, Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Government of India, Shillong

Scholarship Name: North Eastern Council (NEC) Merit Scholarship

Total Scholarships: 1600 Scholarships

Courses: Diploma, Degree, Post-Graduate & M.Phil./ Ph.D

Marks Required: Minimum 60% Marks

Application Mode: Online

States (NER): Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, & Tripura

Helpline Number: 0120-6619540


Official Website:

Eligibility Criteria For NEC Merit Scholarship Scheme 2021

The student must fulfill the following eligibility criteria in the previous qualifying examination for consideration of scholarship –

Educational Qualification: As mentioned below –

» Diploma: HSLC/ HSSLC/ Secondary School Leaving/ Senior Secondary Leaving Certificate examination from a recognized State/ Central Board with minimum 60% marks in aggregate.

» Degree: HSSLC/ Senior Secondary Leaving Certificate examination from a recognized State/ Central Board with minimum 60% marks in aggregate.

» Post-Graduate: Degree level examination in any discipline (BA/ B.Sc/ BE/ B.Tech/ MBBS/ LLB/ BCA/ BBA etc. of any recognized Institute/ University with minimum 60% marks in aggregate.

» M.Phil./Ph.D.: PG degree from any recognized University with minimum 60% marks in aggregate.

Resident-ship: The scholarship is open only to a student who is a permanent resident of any of the North Eastern States.

Duration: Once selected, the scholarship shall be available to a selected student for the prescribed duration of a course subject to fulfillment of renewal conditions, as specified under Para 6 of these rules. Extension of scholarship beyond the prescribed period of study will not be entertained.

Other Scholarship Holder: At the time of availing the scholarship, the student must not be in receipt of any other scholarship/financial assistance from any other source. A sponsored candidate under full employment during the period of study or working/in-service candidates shall not be eligible to receive the scholarship.

Year of Awarding Scholarship: A student shall only be considered for a scholarship in the year of commencement of his/her course. For the subsequent year,s of course, the only renewal will be allowed.

Courses: Scholarship shall be admissible to students who get admission in Diploma, Degree, Post-graduate or registration in M.Phil./Ph.D. courses of any institute recognized by the Government. The grant of scholarship for M.Phil and Ph.D. would be after the registration of the students with the University. The Scholarship will not be available for an internship or any practical training.

Family Income: The scholarship shall be admissible to the students whose parent/ guardian’s annual income from all sources shall not exceed Rs 8.0 lakh. The income certificate issued by the competent authority shall be furnished by the candidate.

Selection Process Of NEC Merit Scholarship Scheme 2021

» The merit lists will be drawn from among finally verified applications as per the scheme guidelines and after following the laid down procedure on the NSP.

» Selection of students for M. Phil and Ph. D. will be done on the basis of the topic of research/Synopsis which has relevance to the problems/issues related to NE Region. The Subjects/topics for M.Phil and Ph.D. should invariably be directly, specifically, and currently relevant to NE Region. Basic and theoretical research shall not be favored in general.

» The scholarship is purely on merit basis. The merit list will be prepared exclusively on the basis of marks obtained by the candidate in the qualifying exams and complying with the level-of-course-wise slots allotted to the states.

NEC Merit Scholarship Scheme 2021 Amount

Level of StudyScholarship Amount (Fresh & Renewal)
DiplomaRs.20,000/- P.A.
DegreeRs.22,000/- P.A.
Post GraduateRs.25,000/- P.A.
M. Phil./ Ph DRs.30,000/- P.A.

Number Of NEC Merit Scholarships 2021

StatesDiplomaDegreePG DegreeM.Phil/ Ph.D
Arunachal Pradesh201305207

How To Apply For NEC Merit Scholarship Scheme 2021

Interested & eligible candidates (Both Fresh & Renewal) can apply online via the official website of the National Scholarship Portal from 23rd September 2021 to 30th November 2021. No other means/ mode of application will be accepted for Ishan Uday Scholarship Scheme 2021.

For more information about NEC Merit Scholarship Scheme 2021 please visit the official Website/ Notification given below.

Important Dates:

Starting Date: 23rd September 2021

Last Date: 30th November 2021

Important Links:

Official WebsiteClick Here
Scholarship GuidelinesClick Here
Frequently Asked QuestionsClick Here
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