CBSE CSSS - Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship 2014

INTRODUCTION

Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship (CSSS) for College and University Students 2014 The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has invited online applications from eligible candidates for its Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship (CSSS) for College and University Students 2014 This Scheme will cover students from class IX to XII The Department of Higher Education has introduced a new scheme for meritorious students from low income families going to colleges/universities for implementation during the XI Five Year Plan period with an approved outlay of Rs.1000 Crore This is a Central Sector Scheme titled Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students Objectives To provide financial assistance to meritorious students from low income families to meet a part of their day-to-day expenses while pursuing higher studies. Scope This scholarship will be awarded on the basis of the results of senior secondary examinations. 82000 fresh scholarships per annum (41000 for boys and 41000 for girls) will be awarded for graduate/post graduate studies in colleges and universities and for professional courses, such as Medical, Engineering etc.

COURSE AND ELIGIBILITY

Eligibility Criteria All conditions are mandatory and applicable to all categories of applications The applicant should be an Indian national The applicant should have passed the Senior School Certificate Examination 2014 conducted by CBSE and have secured the total aggregate marks (in first five subjects) equal or above the following minimum marks as per the stream opted by the applicant: Science - 426,Commerce - 412; Others - 351 The applicant should be pursuing higher studies and have taken admission in Under Graduation regular course (not correspondence or distance mode) from recognized educational institutions/university in India. The applicant should not be availing any other scholarship. Total annual income of parents of the applicant from all sources should not exceed Rs.6 lakh per annum The applicant should not belong to creamy layer as defined by DoP&T from time to time. Scholarship amount and duration Graduation: Rs 1000/- per month for three years; to be disbursed lump sum amount of Rs 10,000/- at the end of the academic year. Post Graduation: Rs 2000/- per month for two years; to be disbursed lump sum amount of Rs 20,000/- at the end of the academic year. Number of scholarships will be distributed amongst pass out of the Science, Commerce and Humanities in ratio of 3:2:1. Reservation to SC, ST, OBC and PH will be as per guidelines of the Govt of India.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Renewal of Scholarship a) For renewal of Scholarship, applicant has to apply on separate renewal online form. Applicant should have passed in all the subjects in semester/annual examinations with not less than 60% marks in the aggregate of 2 semester or annual examinations and have maintained 75% attendance, good discipline and not involved in ragging activities etc. b) Scholarship once cancelled will not be revived under any circumstances. How to apply for Scholarship: I. Go through the guidelines before filling up online application form for scholarship II. Incomplete application in any respect will not be considered III. After submitting online application latest by 15th September 2014, hardcopy have to be submitted to the Board on or before 30th September 2014 IV. Joining report must be signed and stamped by the Head of the Institution from where UG course is being pursued V. The Income affidavit should be either in Hindi or English (only) on the prescribed format on a non-judicial stamp paper of Rs.10/- duly sworn in before Notary Public/First class Executive Magistrate/Revenue Officer VI. Following attachments have to be provided to the Board along with the hard copy of online application before 30 September, 2014 Attachments to be provided to the Board along with the hard copy of online application: Duly signed online-generated application form Joining report attested by Head of Institution Copy of mark sheet of Sr. School Certificate Exam - 2014 (write online registration no. on the top of mark sheet) Copy of Caste Certificate; if applicable (write online registration no. on its top) Income Affidavit on a non-judicial stamp paper of Rs.10/- in original (write online registration no. on its top; Income affidavit should be either in Hindi or English on the prescribed format on a non-judicial stamp paper of Rs.10/- duly sworn in before Notary Public/First class Executive Magistrate/Revenue Officer) Income Tax Returns/Form-16 of both the parents (of the year ending March 2014) issued by the employer should be attached alongwith the affidavit wherever applicable One cancelled cheque of personal account (which is used for scholarship) bearing Account number and NEFT/RTGS code

PAY PACKAGE

Note: Joining report must be signed and stamped by the Head of the Institution from where U G course is being pursued In case of any procedural information/clarification about scholarship, write to scholarship.cbse@nic.in. Important Dates Last Date of Receipt of Online Application for CSSS-2014: 15th Sept, 2014 Last Date for Submission of Hard Copy for CSSS-2014: 30th Sept, 2014 Printout of online application form bearing Registration No. and other documents should reach Assistant Secretary (Scholarship), 7th floor, CBSE, Shiksha Kendra, 2, Community Centre, Preet Vihar, Delhi-110092 by Speed Post only on or before 30th September 2014
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