The Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for Indians
Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship (CSSS) is the scholarship program that was introduced by the department of higher education for college and university students. This scholarship program mainly provides financial help to meet their daily expenses for the qualified students on a merit basis. Students who wish to benefit from this program need to submit their application through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP). Those who are applying for this scholarship should meet certain conditions, such as they should not be receiving other scholarships, family income is not exceeding Rs.8 lakhs per annum. Also, they should have at least 80% in Class XII from the respective streams. The qualified candidates for the CSSS scholarship will receive the amount of Rs.10,000 per annum during the 3 years and Rs.20,000 per annum at the post-graduation level i.e., in the 4th and 5th year of their professional course. A merit list will be drawn based on many factors from the list of eligible applicants who applied through the online portal. For instance, based on allocations done for gender category, their respective streams, and reservations. CSSS Scholarship will be available for the qualified students throughout their course period with a maximum period of 5 years. Students who wish to apply for the scholarship should be ready with a list of documents like, Bank Passbook, Aadhaar Card number, valid mobile number, email ID, caste certificate, disability certificate if required. Students can always renew the scholarship every year till the completion of post-graduation subject to the terms and conditions, such as they are maintaining regularity of attendance, good conduct, etc. Students are advised to check if the Aadhaar number is seeded with their Bank account, if not already done. It can be easily done by visiting the nearest branch a copy of their Aadhaar and bank account details. Besides, after submitting the online application, students must get their application verified by their institutions before the given time. Therefore, to conclude, this Scholarship is a great opportunity for students coming from low family income backgrounds. A scheme such as the CSSS gives academically brilliant students the stimulation to achieve more and more in their careers. Thus, if you think you fulfill the eligibility criteria, then you must apply for the scholarship.