ISHAN UDAY Scholarship Scheme 2021 For North Eastern Region: The Ministry of HRD and the University Grants Commission have come together for the promotion of higher education in the NER. For improving the GER, promoting higher education, and encouraging children belonging to the economically weaker section of the NE region, the UGC has decided to launch Ishan Uday Special Scholarship Scheme for North Eastern Region in the year 2014. Furthermore, the eligible students need to register for the scheme on the National Scholarship NSP 2.0 Portal.  The link to apply for it will be provided below. Furthermore, to know more about SHAN UDAY Scholarship Scheme 2021 For the North Eastern Region scheme – Read Below.

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Objectives Of The ISHAN UDAY 2021 Scholarship

  1. To provide equal opportunities for higher studies in NE Region.
  2. Also, to increase the Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) in NE Region.
  3. To focus more on professional education in NE Region.
  4. Optimum utilization of NER Budgetary Allocation.

ISHAN UDAY Special Scholarship Scheme Eligibility Criteria 2021

Students must possess the below-mentioned criteria to apply for the ISHAN UDAY Scholarship 2021. Therefore, students must go through the below-mentioned eligibility criteria carefully.

  1. Students with the domicile of NER, whose parental annual income does not exceed Rs.4.5 lakh per annum from all sources.
  2. Passed XII or equivalent in the preceding year of study i.e. 2018 for applications called for during the year 2021.
  3. Secured admission in the first year of any degree course, either general degree course of technical/professional/ medical/ paramedical course (Integrated courses included) in any of the following University/ College/Institute:-
  • Universities/Institutions/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 and eligible to receive grants-in-aid from UGC.
  • Universities/Institutions/Colleges funded by Central / State Government.
  • Institutes of National Importance.
  • Institutions recognized by other Statutory councils within as well as outside
  • The admission should have been made in University/ Institution/ College with AISHE code.

ISHAN UDAY Scholarship Scheme Amount 2021

Rs.5400/- per month for the general degree course and Rs.7800/- per month for technical/medical/professional/paramedical courses.

Procedure For Applying For The Ishan Uday Scholarship Scheme 2021

  • The application form will be invited once in a year on the National e-Scholarship Portal of the Government of India. Short notification will also be uploaded on the UGC website ( The link to register will be provided here once it gets released.
  • At the time of applying, the course will be classified as a general degree or professional by the concerned University/ Institution/College.
  • Incomplete applications will be summarily rejected. Only verified online applications will be considered for the award of scholarship.

ISHAN UDAY Scholarship Scheme Selection Procedure 2021

  • 10,000 (ten thousand) fresh scholarships will be awarded every year.
  • Distribution of slots amongst the states of NER will be done on the basis of population census(last).
  • If slots in a particular state remain vacant due to the non-availability of eligible candidates, the unfilled slots will be distributed equitably amongst other states.
  • Reservation for Persons with Disability (PwD) will be made as per Government of India norms.

ISHAN UDAY Scholarship Allocation of Slots 2021

  • UGC will award 10,000 (ten thousand) fresh scholarships per year.
  • Allocation of slots for each State shall be done based upon the population (latest census report) of the respective State. If the slots remain vacant in any particular State, the unfilled slots shall be distributed equitably among other States.
  • There shall be three Percent horizontal reservation for differently-abled persons

Duration Of Ishan Uday Scholarship Scheme 2021

  • After selection, the awardees will be paid Ishan Uday scholarships on DBT mode.
  • The list of awardees will be pushed to Public Financial Management System (PFMS) by the NIC.
  • FMS will generate payment files on the basis of the nomenclature, of course, being pursued by the awardee (general degree/ technical/ medical/ professional/ paramedical). Payments will be generated on annual basis.

Documents To Be Uploaded At The Time of Ishan Uday Scholarship Counselling 2021

The following documents will be uploaded at the time of applying under the scheme on the NeSP.

  1. Domicile certificate to be issued by the competent authority.
  2. Proof of annual income to be issued by the competent authority.
  3. For renewals, the annual progress report and continuation of studies will be required to be uploaded/ verified by the concerned University/ Institution/ College.

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