NEC Merit Scholarship Apply Online | Eligibility | Amount | Last Date

Students having the eligibility criteria are eligible to apply for NEC Merit scholarships which are available on the National Scholarship Portal.

Reservation / Quota

No Reservation / Quota is available on the basis of category / religion / gender.

Income criteria

Parent / guardian’s annual income from all sources shall not exceed Rs 8 lakh.

Selection Criteria

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. 

Selection of students for M. Phil and Ph. D. will be done on the basis of topic of research/Synopsis which has relevance to the problems/issues related to NE Region. 

Enrolled in M.Phil / PhD, but topic is not finalized

Only students whose MPhil / PhD topic is submitted and are registered with that 

topic can apply for scholarship


All existing and eligible beneficiaries of the scholarship are required to fill up the renewal form on NSP every year during their entire course period. Every renewal of scholarship is for a period of one academic year only, if not otherwise specified. 

Renewal Eligibility

Renewal is based on various eligibility conditions such as pass in the particular year or be promoted to next semester/year, there is no break in the scholarship, the Insitute of study or subject of study should not be changed etc. 

Scholarship Validity

The scholarship shall be available to a selected student for the prescribed duration of a course subject to fulfillment of renewal conditions. The scholarship for M.Phil. will be available for 2 years and for Ph.D. scholarship shall be for 3 years. 

Amount of Scholarship

Level of Study & Scholarship amount for fresh and renewal cases (existing students)

  • Diploma: Rs. 20,000/-p.a.
  • Degree: Rs. 22,000/- p.a.
  • Postgraduate: Rs. 25,000/- p.a.
  • M. Phil. / Ph D: Rs. 30,000/- p.a

Last date for submitting applications online? 

Dates are available in National Scholarships Portal.

How to apply online for scholarship

Visit the website www.scholarships.gov.in or through the mobile app of NSP or UMANG. You may click on particular Scheme displaying in on-Boarded schemes section on the home page to apply. 

Fresh Student have to Click on “Student Login” on the home page. Fill the application as per the instructions given by the system then click on save button. After saving, student will get a “Temporary ID”. The system will instruct the applicant to submit his/her Temporary ID and date of birth to fill subsequent details. Once registration is complete on click of submit button, a Permanent Registration ID is generated which can be used for Renewal and tracking the status of application Renewal:

Renewal Students have to apply with their Application Id and Date of Birth which they registered previous year. 

Student can also use Forgot Application ID to retrieve their ID. Only those students would be able to Renew who had actually got the scholarships payments last year from NSP.

Editing of Submitted Application

All the information can be edited till the closure of application form. After final submission, your application will be forwarded to the next level and application hereby cannot be edited.

Mistakes detected after Final Submission of Application

If Mistakes detected after Final Submission of Application inform the mistakes detected by you to the Institute / District / Region / State. The software provides facility at the level of the Institute & State to edit & correct limited information.

Application Status

Student can check the status of Online Application by logging in using his/her Permanent id and Date of Birth and open the link “Check your Status”. 

The complete User Manual, Contact Details of Scheme wise State Nodal Officers and other services are available under the link “SERVICES” on the Home Page of the Portal.

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