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MHRD offers monetary aid to students with its National Means Cum Merit Scholarship 2018-19



The Department of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India, is offering a scholarship to exemplary students of class 9, who are impoverished and are finding hurdles in continuing their secondary stage education, thus minimising the number of dropouts in class 8.

The last date to submit the application form is October 31, 2018.


The objective is to award scholarships to meritorious students of economically weaker sections to arrest their drop out at class VIII and encourage them to continue the study at secondary stage

In order to be eligible for this scholarship, candidates need to fulfil the mandated requirements:

Eligibility criteria:

Applicant must have secured at least 55 per cent marks or equivalent in class 7 and 8.

Annual family income must not be more than INR 1.50 Lac.

Relaxation of 5 per cent will be given to SC and ST candidates.

Scholarship reward:

Selected students will be awarded Rs 6,000 per annum i.e. Rs 500 per month by the central government.

Steps to apply for the scholarship:

Step 1: Click on ‘New Student? Register Here’

Step 2: Select the state of domicile, select the name of the scholarship the student is applying for, select scheme type, write the name, date of birth, mobile number, gender, email ID.

Step 3: Provide the bank details (Bank name, IFS Code, Account Number).

Step 4: The mobile number will be verified and an OTP will be generated.

Step 5: Login using OTP and fill the form.

Step 6: An application ID and password will be generated. Use that for the future references.


Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India ensures timely disbursement of Scholarships to students by providing a common portal for various scholarship schemes of central and state Governments to create a transparent database of scholars.

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