Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students (CSSS)

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    The Department of Higher Education, Government of India implemented the “Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students” since 2008. The main objective of the scheme (CSSS) is to provide financial assistance (support) to the meritorious students, to meet a part of their day-to-day expenses while pursuing higher studies. Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students is a merit-merit-cum-means scholarship scheme.

    How to apply for Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students (CSSS) Scholarship?

    The aspirants with 80 per cent marks can apply for the Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students via National Scholarship Portal i.e. www.scholarships.gov.in.

    Documents Required for Scholarships Registration

    Following are the document required for Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students (CSSS) Registration.

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    • Bank Passbook for filling bank details
    • Aadhaar card No.
    • Parental income certificate
    • A valid mobile number
    • An e-mail ID
    • Caste certificate wherever required
    • Disability certificate wherever required.
    • After filling the personal details students are required to select “Post-Matric” option from the drop-down menu and select the “Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship
      for College and University Students”.

    Download official Notification and FAQ of the Scheme PDF Here.

    CBSE Scholarship Notification

    What is the eligibility criteria for applying the “Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students”?

    Eligibility Criteria:

    • Students who are above the 80th percentile of successful candidates in the relevant
      stream from a particular Board of Examination in Class XII.
    • Pursuing a regular course.
    • Having a family income of less than Rs.6 lakh per annum
    • Not receiving any other scholarship

    The rate of scholarship under the Scheme (Scholarship Amount)

    Education Level Scholarship Rate
    Graduation level for the first three years of College and University courses Rs. 10000/- per annum
    Post-Graduation level. Students pursuing professional courses Rs. 20000/- per annum
    Students in 4th and 5th
    year.
    Rs. 20,000/- per annum

    What is the duration of scholarships and renewal criteria under the CSSS scheme?

    The scholarship is renewed on year to year up to Post Graduate level in the same stream. For all professional courses, the scholarship will be renewed until the Graduation level. Furthermore, the scholarship would be renewed up to a maximum of five (5) years only.

    Renewal Criteria

    1. The scholar must Secure 60 % ( per cent) or more marks for the two preceding semesters or annual examination which determines his/her promotion to the next class.
    2. Also, the candidate has to maintain 75 % (per cent)  attendance in the classroom.
    3. Furthermore, the discipline of the scholar is important and the scholars should not have been involved in any ragging activities.
    4. Students passed their Class XII in the academic year 2008 to 2014, are required to apply directly to respective State Education Boards/CBSE and submit their renewal application form duly certified from their respective institutions.

    CBSE Scholarship Notification

    Central Sector Scheme Of Scholarship For College And University Students (CSSS) Address & Phone

    National Scholarship Division,
    Ministry of Human Resource Development,
    Department of Higher Education,
    West Block 1, 2nd Floor, Wing 6, Room No. 6,
    R. K. Puram, Sector 1, New Delhi 110066.
    Tele: 011- 26172491, 26165238.

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