Central Sector Scholarship for HSC/VHSE 2011-2012

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Director of Collegiate Education, Kerala

Central Sector Scholarship for HSC/VHSE 2011-2012

The Director of Collegiate Education, Kerala, has invited applications from students who have scored more than 80% marks in the Plus Two/VHSC Examinations, March 2011, conducted by the Board of Higher Secondary Education / Board of Vocational Higher Secondary Education Government of Kerala, and who are pursuing any regular course at Under Graduate level in recognised Educational Institutions, including Professional Courses such as Medical, Engineering etc. for the Central Sector Scholarship for Under Graduate Studies, for the academic year 2011-12.

The scholarship, offered by Ministry of Human Resource Development Department of Higher Education, Govt of India, aims at providing financial assistance to meritorious students from low income families. The total number of scholarships for the state will be as decided by the Central Government, based on the statistics of the population in the age of 18-25 years in the state. 50% of the scholarships would be earmarked for girls. The scholarships would be distributed amongst the pass-outs of the Science, Commerce and Humanities streams in the ratio of 3:2:1. Scholarships are reserved for SC (15%), ST (7½ %) and OBC (27%). Three percent scholarships are reserved for Physically handicapped students, horizontally, in all the categories.

Rate of Scholarship: Students doing Under Graduate courses, will be awarded Rs.1000/- per month for (subject to a maximum of Rs. 10,000/- for an academic year) and Rs. 2000/- per month for Post-Graduate studies (subject to a maximum of Rs. 20,000/- for an academic year), provided they are selected for Scholarship at UG level.

For Professional Courses, the scholarship is Rs.1000/- per month for the first three years (Subject to a maximum of Rs. 10,000/- for an academic year) and Rs. 2000/- per month for the 4th and 5th years of study (Subject to a maximum of Rs. 20,000/- for an academic year).

Eligibility: Applicant should have scored a minimum of 80% of marks in the Plus Two/VHSC Examinations of March 2011 conducted by the Board of Higher Secondary Education / Board of Vocational Higher Secondary Education, Government of Kerala and should be pursuing any Regular Course at Under-Graduate Degree level in any recognised Educational Institution, including Professional Courses such as Medical, Engineering etc. Those pursuing Parallel/ Private Registration/ Correspondence/ Distance Education courses are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.

Parental income (of both father and mother) should not exceed Rs. 4 ½ lakhs per annum for the financial year ending March 2011. Applicant should not be availing any other scholarships/ Financial Assistance.

Applicants should not be belonging to the Creamy-layer as defined by the Department of Personal and Training in their Notification number 36012/22/93 Esst.(SCT) dated 8/11/93 (Annexure IV) and as modified vide their OM No.36033/3/2004-Esst(Res) Dated: 9/3/2004 (Annexure V) and as may be modified from time to time. Applicant should be listed in the list of candidates’ eligible for applying for the scholarship as per the select list available at http://dcescholarship.kerala.gov.in/dce/main/selection_list.php

Applicant should have a Bank account in his/her name in one of State Bank of Travancore/ State Bank of India / South Indian Bank/Federal Bank. This is mandatory to apply for the Scholarship.

Applications:

Applications can be submitted only ‘ONLINE’ at the Scholarship Website of Department of Collegiate Education, www.dcescholarship.kerala.gov.in.

Applicants who are currently studying outside the state have to do online registration first. They have to submit the application through the Head of their Institution where they are studying now. For those outside the state, before the online registration by the student, the institution has to register in the website. The institution should send their details to dcedirectorate@gmail.com and the registration will be initiated by the Department. The institution will be provided with user Id and password to login the scholarship site by which the institution has to complete the registration and add their courses and course fees in the site. The verifying officer of the institution has to verify and the Principal has to forward the online printout and supporting documents submitted by the students to the Special Officer Scholarships.

Procedure for Online Submission of Application:
(i) Click the link ‘Central Sector Scholarship (CSS)’ provided in the Home Page of Scholarship website
(ii) Click the button ‘Selection List’ to see whether the Candidate’s name is in the Selection List. Only those Candidates whose names are included in the ‘Selection List’ can apply for the Scholarship.
(iii) If the name is included in the list, click on ‘Apply Online’. If the candidate has already registered his/ her name for any other Scholarship at this site, the candidate may login with the previous registration details. Candidates who have not registered earlier for any scholarship (fresh candidates) have to click ‘New Registration’ for registering their name.
(iv) Click CSS tab in the scholarship page
(v) Select the District, Institution Type, Name of the Institution and the Stream of study for the Higher Secondary Examination.
(vii) Select the Name of the Candidate.
(viii) Fill in the Registration Number of Higher Secondary Examination. The candidate can proceed only if the Registration Number is correct.
(ix) Select the Category (SC/ST/OBC)
(x) Select whether Physically Handicapped.
(xi) Fill in the Annual Income.
(xii) Click the Submit button.
(xiii) Take the Registration Printout, paste a recent passport size photograph on it (to be attested by the Principal of the present Institution), sign on it and submit it along with the documents listed below, to the Verifying Officer of the Institution.

The last date for Online Submission of the Application by students is 25th November, 2011.The last date for submission of Registration printout and documents to the Institution by students is 28th November 2011.

Documents to be submitted along with Registration Printout
(i) Attested certificate of Matriculation examination
(ii) Proof of Permanent Residence/Nativity Certificate
(iii) Annexure-I (Income Affidavit): Parental income of the student as on March 2011 should be shown
(iv) Non Creamy-Layer Certificate, Community Certificate, Disability Certificate in case of Physically Handicapped applicants etc. should be produced in original wherever applicable
(v) Copy of the +2/ VHSC Mark list attested by a Gazetted Officer
(vi) Attested copy of first page of bank pass book in the name of the student, showing account number, name, code etc
(vii) Joining Report(Annexure II)

Annexure I and Annexure II are available at the link http://dcescholarship.kerala.gov.in/dce/notification/pdf/CSS2011-12_new.pdf

Approval of Applications at Institution level: The Registration printouts along with the documents listed are to be collected by the Verifying officer of the Institution and are to be Verified Online. The verifying officer has to sign in the place prescribed in the Registration Printout. All verified applications are to be Approved Online by the Principal. The Certificate stating that the Candidate is pursuing the Under Graduate course in the Institution has to be given in the prescribed place in the Registration Printout. Verification and Approval by the Institutions are to be completed by 3rd December, 2011.

In case of Govt. and Aided Institutions, all the Documents collected from the applicants and approved at the Institution level are to be kept under safe custody of the Principal for future verification by the Directorate of Collegiate Education. No documents are to be submitted/ forwarded by them to the Special Officer for Scholarships, Directorate of Collegiate Education.

In case of Unaided/ Self Financing Institutions and students currently studying outside Kerala , all approved applications from the Institution are to be sent under one covering letter along with the documents , to ‘The Special Officer for Scholarships, Directorate of Collegiate Education (Annexe), Govt. Sanskrit College Campus, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram.

Registration printouts and supporting documents of approved applications will be received by the Special officer Scholarship (In case of Recognised Unaided Institutions in Kerala and students currently studying outside Kerala), till 5 pm on 12.12.2011.

Individual Applications sent directly by the students as well as applications verified/received from Institutions after the last date etc. will not be considered.

For more details, see the link http://dcescholarship.kerala.gov.in/dce/main/index.php

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