What is the National Scholarship Portal?
The National Scholarship Portal which is popularly abbreviated and known as the NSP is a very prominent scholarship portal that provides the students with a wide range of services which range from providing scholarships to the students to disbursing it among them. It is a digital scholarship platform that carries multiple scholarships offered by the central government, state governments, and various government agencies like UGC (University Grants Commission), AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education), etc. It also hosts about 50 scholarships worth hundreds of crores among the students who have registered on the platform. The platform has helped the government implement and disburse scholarships worth more than INR 2,000 crores. The platform holds groundbreaking 125 Lakh applications out of which 105 Lakh applications are verified.
The NSP was introduced under the Mission Mode Project under the umbrella of the National e-Governance Plan and offers a SMART (Simplified, Mission-oriented, Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent) system for active and quicker distribution of scholarships. It also ensures direct delivery of funds to the students’ accounts, thereby avoiding any chances of leakage or fraud.
The process for the NSP is as given below
- Students can check if they’re eligible for the scholarships or not under one portal.
- Students can register and apply for all the scholarships that they are eligible for on a single platform.
- The authorities are responsible or the verification of the applications. The registered applications are verified by the authorities.
- The students can track the status of their application through the portal.
- If the authorities verify the application of any students, the scholarship amount is deposited directly into the bank account of the student through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT).
Important Links for National Scholarship Portal
|Register for a fresh application.||Click Here|
|NSP scholarship status (Fresh)||Click Here|
|NSP scholarship status (Renewal||Click Here|
|List of applicants processed for scholarships online||Click Here|
What is the purpose of the National Scholarship Portal?
One of the first questions that pop up when we hear about this portal is “What was the need for it?” The primary intent behind creating this portal is as given below:
- To ensure that the scholarships reach the students on a timely basis
- To provide a single platform for all the scholarships, whether Central or State Government, in one place.
- To create a transparent students’ database
- To avoid redundancy that occurs while processing the applications
- To correspond to the variety of scholarships and their norms
- To ensure the Direct Benefit Transfer
Benefits of National Scholarship Portal
It acts as a blessing in the life of a lot of students and has helped many deserving candidates in getting the education they want. The NSP has the following benefits for the students:
- Availability of various scholarships at a single platform
- Students can apply for various scholarships through a single application form
- This portal provides extended transparency in the scholarship process.
- Students can find important data regarding each and every course and institution through a single platform.
- It’s an excellent tool for departments and ministries in the form of DSS (Decision Support System)
Scholarships covered under National Scholarship Portal
The National Scholarship Portal (NSP) has around 50 scholarships worth many crores among the students enrolled on the portal. As per the authorities, the portal has so far helped the administration actualize and dispense scholarships worth more than INR 2000 crores. The platform has helped the government implement and disburse scholarships worth more than INR 2,000 crores. The platform holds groundbreaking 125 Lakh applications out of which 105 Lakh applications are verified.
The NSP covers practically a wide range of scholarships for competitors concentrating in class 1 to Ph.D. level. The below-given plans are classified under the National Scholarship Portal:
- Central schemes
- UGC schemes
- AICTE schemes
- State schemes
The government of India runs various scholarships for students all around the country to help them pursue the education of their choice. The students can apply for the scholarships offered by the central government through the National Scholarship Portal under the Central Schemes section. The departments that provide these scholarships include:
- Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD)
- Department of Higher Education (DHE).
- Ministry of Labour and Employment (MLE)
- Ministry of Minority Affairs (MOMA)
- Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MSJE)
- Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MTA)
Below is the cumulative list of NSP Central Schemes:
|1.||Pre-Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities||Ministry of Minority Affairs|
|2.||Post Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities||Ministry of Minority Affairs|
|3.||Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses CS||Ministry of Minority Affairs|
|4.||Pre-matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities||Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities|
|5.||Post-matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities||Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities|
|6.||Scholarships for Top Class Education for students with disabilities||Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities|
|7.||Top Class Education Scheme for SC Students||Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment|
|8.||Financial Assistance for Education of the Wards of Beedi/Cine/IOMC/LSDM Workers – Post-Matric||Ministry of Labour & Employment|
|9.||Financial Assistance for Education of the Wards of Beedi/Cine/IOMC/LSDM Workers – Pre-Matric||Ministry of Labour & Employment|
|10.||Aam Aadmi Bima Yojna Scholarship for Andhra Pradesh||Ministry of Labour & Employment|
|11.||National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students – Scholarship (Formally Top-Class Education for Schedule Tribe Students) – only for scholarships||Ministry of Tribal Affairs|
|12.||National Scheme of Incentive to Girls for Secondary Education (NSIGSE)||Department of School Education & Literacy|
|13.||National Means Cum Merit Scholarship||Department of School Education & Literacy|
|14.||Central Sector Scheme of Scholarships for College and University Students||Department of Higher Education|
|15.||Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme for Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles||WARB, Ministry of Home Affairs|
|16.||Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme For RPF/RPSF||RPF/RPSF, Ministry of Railway|
2. UGC Schemes
UGC stands for University Grants Commission and is a statutory body of Indian government functioning under the MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development). It has been established to organize, decide, and keep up the norms of advanced education in India. The authority offers acknowledgment to colleges across India and gives them reserves. Other than this, UGC likewise offers some scholarship plans for candidates seeking after college-level education.
Below is the cumulative list of NSP UGC Schemes:
|1.||ISHAN UDAY – Special Scholarship Scheme for North Eastern Region||University Grants Commission – MHRD|
|2.||PG Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child||University Grants Commission – MHRD|
|3.||PG Scholarship for University Rank Holders (1st and 2nd Rank Holders)||University Grants Commission – MHRD|
|4.||PG Scholarship Scheme for SC ST Students for Pursuing Professional Courses||University Grants Commission – MHRD|
3. AICTE Schemes
AICTE stands for All India Council for Technical Education and is a statutory body that functions under the Department of Higher Education, MHRD. Operational since 1945, AICTE takes care of the organized improvement and legitimate planning for both specialized as well as management education framework in India. Regardless of offering approval to postgraduate and undergrad programs under determined classes, AICTE additionally offers various scholarships for candidates to guarantee that budgetary requirement doesn’t turn into a blocking stone in their professional career.
Below is the cumulative list of NSP AICTE Schemes:
|1.||Pragati Scholarship Scheme for Girls (Degree) for Technical Education||Ministry of Human Resource Development – AICTE|
|2.||Pragati Scholarship Scheme for Girls (Diploma) for Technical Education||Ministry of Human Resource Development – AICTE|
|3.||Saksham Scholarship Scheme for Differently Abled Students (Degree) for Technical Education||Ministry of Human Resource Development – AICTE|
|4.||Saksham Scholarship Scheme for Differently Abled Students (Diploma) for Technical Education||Ministry of Human Resource Development – AICTE|
4. State Schemes
Just like the central government, the state government also offers scholarships to the students who are domicile of that respective state. Some states have their own portals for their scholarships while some take in applications through the NSP. Currently, NSP covers state schemes of 6 different states:
- Arunachal Pradesh.
- Meghalaya and
Below is the cumulative list of NSP State Schemes:
|1.||Post-Matric Scholarship (PMS) for BC/EBC Students||Bihar|
|2.||Post-Matric Scholarship (PMS) for ST Students||Bihar|
|3.||Post-Matric Scholarship (PMS) for SC Students||Bihar|
|4.||Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Minority (100 per cent State Sector)-Uttarakhand||Uttarakhand|
|5.||Post Matric Scholarship for EBC Students-Uttarakhand||Uttarakhand|
|6.||Pre-Matric Disability Scholarship (State Sector)-Uttarakhand||Uttarakhand|
|7.||Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC Students (State Sector)-Uttarakhand||Uttarakhand|
|8.||Pre-Matric Scholarship for ST Students (State Sector)-Uttarakhand||Uttarakhand|
|9.||Pre-Matric Scholarship for OBC Students (State Sector 50% and Central Sector 50%)-Uttarakhand||Uttarakhand|
|10.||Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC Students (Center Sector)-Uttarakhand||Uttarakhand|
|11.||Pre-Matric Scholarship for ST Students (Center Sector)-Uttarakhand||Uttarakhand|
|12.||Post-Matric Scholarship for ST Students-Uttarakhand||Uttarakhand|
|13.||Post-Matric Scholarship for SC Students-Uttarakhand||Uttarakhand|
|14.||Post-Matric Scholarship for OBC Students-Uttarakhand||Uttarakhand|
|15.||Pre-Matric ST Scholarship Schemes||Tripura|
|16.||Post-Matric ST Scholarship Schemes||Tripura|
|17.||Post-Matric Scholarship for SC Students||Tripura|
|18.||Post-Matric Scholarship for OBC Students||Tripura|
|19.||Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Post Matric Scholarship for Economically Backward Classes (EBC)||Tripura|
|20.||NEC Merit Scholarship||Tripura|
|21.||Centrally Sponsored Scheme for Pre-Matric (9 & 10) Scholarship for ST Students||Karnataka|
|22.||Post-Matric Scholarship (PMS) for ST Students||Karnataka|
|23.||Umbrella Scheme for Education of ST Children – Pre-Matric Scholarship (Class 9 and 10) for ST Students||Meghalaya|
|24.||Umbrella Scheme for Education of ST Children – Post-Matric Scholarship (PMS) for ST Students||Meghalaya|
|25.||Umbrella Scheme for Education of ST Students-Pre-Matric Scholarship (Class IX & X) for ST Students||Arunachal Pradesh|
|26.||Umbrella Scheme for Education of ST Children -Post Matric Scholarship (PMS) for ST Students||Arunachal Pradesh|
|27.||Scheme for Award of Stipend to the Scheduled Tribe Students||Arunachal Pradesh|
Here are some more state-level scholarships that have been added to the National Scholarship Portal recently.
National Scholarship Portal – List of More State Scholarships
|1.||Post-Matric Scholarship for SC Students – Chandigarh||Chandigarh|
|2.||Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Transgender Students – Chandigarh||Chandigarh|
|3.||Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for OBC Students – Chandigarh||Chandigarh|
|4.||Dr. Ambedkar Post-Matric Scholarship for EBC Students – Chandigarh||Chandigarh|
|5.||Dr. Ambedkar Post-Matric Scholarship for EBC Students – Chandigarh||Chandigarh|
|6.||Post Matric Scholarship to ST Students||Jammu & Kashmir|
|7.||Pre-Matric Scholarship to OBC Students||Dadra & Nagar Haveli|
|8.||Pre-Matric Scholarship to SC Students||Dadra & Nagar Haveli|
|9.||Pre-Matric Scholarship ST Students||Dadra & Nagar Haveli|
|10.||Centrally Sponsored Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for SC Students||Himachal Pradesh|
|11.||Centrally Sponsored Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for ST Students||Himachal Pradesh|
|12.||Centrally Sponsored Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for OBC Students||Himachal Pradesh|
|13.||Centrally Sponsored Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for ST Students||Himachal Pradesh|
|14.||Centrally Sponsored Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for SC Students||Himachal Pradesh|
|15.||Centrally Sponsored Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for OBC Students||Himachal Pradesh|
|16.||Dr. Ambedkar Post Matric Scholarship for EBC Students||Himachal Pradesh|
|17.||Mukhya Mantri Protsahan Yojana||Himachal Pradesh|
|18.||Maharishi Balmiki Chatravriti Yojana||Himachal Pradesh|
|19.||Integrated Rural Development Program (IRDP)||Himachal Pradesh|
|20.||Kalpana Chawla Chatravriti Yojana||Himachal Pradesh|
|21.||Indira Gandhi Utkrisht Chatravriti Yojana||Himachal Pradesh|
|22.||Thakur Sen Negi Utkrisht Chatravriti Yojana||Himachal Pradesh|
|23.||Swami Vivekanand Utkrisht Chatravriti Yojana||Himachal Pradesh|
|24.||Dr. Ambedkar Medhavi Chatravriti Yojana for SC Students||Himachal Pradesh|
|25.||Dr. Ambedkar Medhavi Chatravriti Yojana for OBC Students||Himachal Pradesh|
How to register for National Scholarship Portal?
The students who wish to benefit from these scholarships must register on the NSP portal. The candidates must follow the below-given steps to register on the National Scholarship Portal:
- Visit the official website of the National Scholarship Portal (NSP)
- Click on ‘New Registration’.
- A new page will appear. It will have the guidelines for Registration on NSP.
- Go through the guidelines carefully.
- Click on ‘Continue’ to proceed.
- Fill in all the required details.
- Click on ‘Register’.
- You will receive an application ID and password on your registered mobile number.
- Click on the login button
- Enter the Student application ID and password
- Click on “Submit”
- Change Password (Mandatory)
- After you have logged in, you will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number.
- Verify the OTP.
- You will be redirected to “change the password” page.
- Change the password and click on “continue”.
- Enter the Dashboard
- After changing your password, you will be redirected to the dashboard.
- Click on ‘Application Form’
- Enter all the details (registration details, academic details and basic details)
- Click on ‘Save & Continue’.
- Enter contact details, scheme details and upload all the necessary documents.
- Click on ‘Save as Draft’
- After going through your form carefully, click on the ‘Final Submit’ button.
- Upload the documents
- The documents required to be uploaded depends on the scholarship that a student has opted for.
- A student can apply for multiple scholarships.
NOTE: An application cannot be edited once it has been submitted.
NSP Mobile App
The candidates can also apply for scholarships through the National Scholarship Portal App. The Government of India launched the National Scholarship Portal Mobile App in 2018 to ease the process of applying for the scholarships. The aspirants can download and install the mobile app through the Google Play Store. Also, there is an availability of the NSP mobile app in the ‘UMANG’ app launched by the government earlier. The application covers end to end services of the NSP. You can get access to NSP scholarships and apply for them in just a few simple steps.
Scholarship Registering Tracking
When you are finished with the application process, you should take a printout of the application by tapping on the ‘Print Your Application’ tab. The National Scholarship Portal likewise offers the information for tracking your present application status through the ‘Check Your Status’ tab. Regardless of whether your application has been finally submitted or not, it will be noticeable under this segment.
Every single qualified candidate who needs to benefit from the NSP scholarships can enroll themselves utilizing these three documents:
- Aadhar Number
- Enrollment Id
- Bank Passbook
Contact Details of National Scholarship Portal (NSP)
In case of any discrepancies, you can contact the National Scholarship Portal through the information given below: