Wednesday, 9 December 2015

National Scholarships for Persons with Disabilities

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Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India has launched the National Scholarship for the persons with Disabilities for the year 2015-16. The students who are having with disabilities are invited to submit the application as this scholarship is proposed to give the financial support for the higher education and technical education.

The students who are at present in Class XI or Diploma or Higher (upto Ph.D) and practising Technical/ Profession courses in the renowned institutions. NHFDC National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation is liable to distribute the scholarship to the students who are suffering from disabilities for the selected courses.

Under the Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995, the candidates with having 40% disabilities are entitled to apply for National Scholarship 2015-16.Every year, five hundred scholarship are available and offered to the students with disabilities. One students is able to get the scholarship award for pursuing only one course. After the completion of initial year of the course, the candidate can also apply for the renewal of the scholarship award.

Eligibility Criteria for National Scholarship with Disabilities:​

  • Those disabled applicants are applicable to apply for the said scholarship who are enrolled in post matric/post secondary technical and professional courses including Ph.D and M.Phil in recognized institutions.
  • The minimum educational qualification required from the students of class 8 who are suffering from Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Disabilities, Mental retardation and Severe Hearing Disabilities. The scholarship will be given to the mentioned student to practise general, technical, vocational or professional courses.
  • All the disable students of different categories are able to apply for the scholarship considering the applied eligibility conditions.
  • The Indian students with having at least 40% disability guarantee in accord with the persons with disabilities act 1995.
  • The monthly income of the candidate and their parent/guardian should not exceed Rs. 15000/- per month.
  • The candidate will be able to avail the scholarship for only one course at one time.
  • The candidate are not able to achieve any other scholarship at the time using the National Scholarship for person with Disabilities.
  • Those candidates are eligible for the renewal of Scholarship who have completed the profession course in the previous year with obtaining 45% marks and 40% marks in other course.


The eligible and suitable candidates with disabilities will be given with 500 scholarships.

All the scholarships will be given to the different category students with disabilities which are given below

Type of Disability 

Students with Orthopedic disability
Male Students – 58 awards
Female Students – 58 awards

Students with blindness or low vision
Male Students – 58 awards
Female Students – 58 awards

Students with Hearing disability
Male Students – 58 awards
Female Students – 58 awards

Students with Cerebral palsy, Mental Retardation,Multiple Disabilities, Profound or Severe Hearing Impairment
Male Students – 76 awards
Female Students – 76 awards


a. The application for the award of National scholarship will be selected considering all the eligibility criteria with the recommendation provided by the Head of the Institution, where the students is enrolled for study.

b. After meeting the eligibility criteria, same number of scholarship will be distributed among the male and female students.

Address: Registered Office
National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation​
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Govt. of India
Red Cross Bhawan,Sector-12, Faridabad-121007 (Haryana).​

Telephone No.: 0129-2226910, 2287512, 2287513
Fax No.: 0129-2284371
Email: [email protected]

Address: Corporate Office
National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation,
PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry, PHD House,​
4/2, Siri Institutional Area, August Kranti Marg,
New Delhi – 110016.​

Telephone No.: 011-45088638, 45803730, 40541355
Fax No.: 011-45088636
Email: [email protected]