National Scholarship Portal (NSP) 2021-22: Login, Status, Last Date

By | December 3, 2021

National Scholarship Portal (NSP) 2021-22 is a digital gateway for different government scholarship schemes offered by Central Government, State Governments and other government agencies like UGC and AICTE. It is a one-stop platform for students who are interested in applying for various educational schemes and scholarship services. The portal looks after end to end implementation of the scholarship schemes and their disbursement as well.

National Scholarship Portal (NSP) hosts 118 Scholarship schemes worth hundreds of crores for the scholarship seekers registered on the platform. It is taken as a ‘Mission Mode Project’ under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP). As per the data released for the academic year 2020-21, NSP has helped the government implement and disburse scholarships worth more than INR 2,800 crores. The platform boasts more than 127 lakh applications out of which over 84 Lakh applications are verified.

What is the National Scholarship Portal (NSP)?

National Scholarship Portal (NSP) is one of the most prominent scholarship portals launched by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India. It offers various scholarship schemes to SC/ ST/ OBC/ Minority and General category students. NSP ensures timely disbursement of scholarships to students and avoids duplication in processing.

Its main aim is to create a transparent database of scholars and ensure that the scholarships are disbursed through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) to eligible students.

Benefits of National Scholarship Portal (NSP)

There are several benefits that eligible students can avail themselves from the National Scholarship Portal, which are:

  • NSP simplifies the scholarship process as the information is available under one umbrella.
  • It, being a single integrated application for all scholarships, ensures that students don’t have to scale other websites to know about eligibility or the application process.
  • It helps to reduce the duplication of applications.
  • NSP suggests the appropriate schemes for students.
  • It serves as a Decision Support System (DSS) for various Ministries and departments, providing up-to-date information on demand.
  • It ensures faster scholarship processing.
  • It helps standardize master data for all India-level courses and institutions.

Why was the National Scholarship Portal Created?

The National Scholarship Portal was started by the Indian government under the National e-Governance initiative to ensure smooth and proper flow of funds directly to the bank accounts of students without any hindrance. The key objectives behind the creation of this National Scholarship Portal include –

  • Ensuring of the application of DBT (Direct Benefit Transfer)
  • Avoiding duplication that occurs while processing the applications
  • Offering the students, a common platform for both Central and State Government scholarships
  • Harmonizing the variety of scholarships and their norms
  • Creating a transparent scholars’ database
  • Ensuring all scholarships are disbursed to students on time

What are the Different Scholarships under NSP?

The National Scholarship Portal is well known for its nationwide reach. It covers almost all types of scholarships for students studying in class 1 to PhD level. The variety of scholarships that the NSP covers are majorly categorized under the following sections –

  1. Central schemes
  2. UGC/ AICTE schemes
  3. State schemes

National Scholarship Portal (NSP) 2021-22 – Central Schemes

Various departments operating under the Indian Government-run several scholarships to help students pursue their dream academic career without any financial constraint. The renowned providers in the realm of scholarships include:

  1. Department of Higher Education (DHE)
  2. Ministry of Labour and Employment (MLE)
  3. Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DEPwD)
  4. Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MTA)
  5. Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MSJE)
  6. Ministry of Minority Affairs (MOMA), and more

National Scholarship Portal  – List of Central Schemes

Scholarship Name Provider Application Deadline
Pre-Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities Ministry of Minority Affairs 15/12/2021
Post Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities 15/12/2021
Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses CS 15/12/2021
Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship 15/12/2021
Pre-matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities 15/12/2021
Post-matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities 15/12/2021
Scholarships for Top Class Education for students with disabilities 15/12/2021
Top Class Education Scheme for SC Students Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment 15/12/2021
Aam Aadmi Bima Yojna Scholarship for Andhra Pradesh Apply offline
Financial Assistance for Education of the Wards of Beedi/Cine/IOMC/LSDM Workers – Post-Matric Ministry of Labour and Employment 15/12/2021
Financial Assistance for Education of the Wards of Beedi/Cine/IOMC/LSDM Workers – Pre-Matric 15/12/2021
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 15/12/2021
National Means Cum Merit Scholarship Department of School Education & Literacy 15/12/2021
NEC Merit Scholarship for NER Region North Eastern Council (NEC), DoNER 15/12/2021
Central Sector Scheme of Scholarships for College and University Students Department of Higher Education 15/12/2021
Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme for Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles WARB, Ministry of Home Affairs 15/12/2021
Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme for Wards of States/UTS Police Personnel Martyred During Terror/Naxal Attacks 15/12/2021
Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme For RPF/RPSF RPF/RPSF, Ministry of Railway 15/12/2021

National Scholarship Portal (NSP) 2021-22 – UGC Schemes

The University Grants Commission (UGC) is a prominent statutory body of the Indian government functioning under MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development). Set up with an objective to coordinate, it determines and maintains the standard of higher education in India. Being an authoritative body, it offers recognition to universities across India and provides them with the required funds. Besides this, the UGC also offers some scholarship schemes for students pursuing college-level education.

National Scholarship Portal (NSP) – List of UGC Schemes

Scholarship Name Provider Application Deadline
ISHAN UDAY – Special Scholarship Scheme for North Eastern Region University Grants Commission (UGC) 15/12/2021
PG Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child 15/12/2021
PG Scholarship for University Rank Holders (1st and 2nd Rank Holders) 15/12/2021
PG Scholarship Scheme for SC ST Students for Pursuing Professional Courses 15/12/2021

National Scholarship Portal (NSP) 2021-22 – AICTE Schemes

AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) functions under the Department of Higher Education, MHRD and is regarded as the national-level council for technical education and a statutory body. AICTE has been operating since 1945 and looking after the coordinated development and proper planning for both technical as well as management education systems in India.

AICTE also offers several scholarships apart from approving postgraduate and undergraduate programs under specified categories. It also ensures students receive funds on time so that financial constraint does not become a blocking stone in their professional career.

The AICTE schemes listed at the National Scholarship Portal are mentioned in the list given below.

Read also: Digital Gujarat Scholarship Form 2021-22: Apply Online

National Scholarship Portal (NSP) – List of AICTE Schemes

Scholarship Name Provider Application Deadline
Pragati Scholarship Scheme for Girls (Degree) for Technical Education Ministry of Human Resource Development – AICTE 15/12/2021
Pragati Scholarship Scheme for Girls (Diploma) for Technical Education 15/12/2021
Saksham Scholarship Scheme for Differently Abled Students (Degree) for Technical Education 15/12/2021
Saksham Scholarship Scheme for Differently Abled Students (Diploma) for Technical Education 15/12/2021
AICTE – Swanath Scholarship Scheme (Technical Diploma/Degree) 15/12/2021

National Scholarship Portal (NSP) 2021-22 – State Schemes

Similar to the scholarship schemes from the central government, the state governments also offer scholarships for students who are domiciles of that respective state. Even though many state governments offer funds to students from their own scholarship portal, a few prefer inviting applications through the National Scholarship Portal.

Currently, NSP covers state schemes of 15 different states namely Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar, Chandigarh, UT of The Dadra Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu Kashmir, UT of Ladakh, UT of Lakshadweep, Manipur, Meghalaya, Puducherry, Tripura and Uttarakhand.

Students will find the detailed list of state-level NSP scholarships in the table below.

State Scholarship Name Application Deadline
Assam Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC Students (CLASS IX AND X) 31/12/2021
Post Matric Scholarship for SC Students 31/12/2021
Pre-Matric Scholarship to OBC Students 31/12/2021
Pre-Matric Scholarship to ST Students (CLASS IX AND X) 31/12/2021
Post Matric Scholarship to OBC Students 31/12/2021
Post Matric Scholarship to ST Students 31/12/2021
Arunachal Pradesh Umbrella Scheme for Education of ST Students – Pre-Matric Scholarship (Class IX & X) 30/11/2021
Umbrella Scheme for Education of ST Children -Post Matric Scholarship (PMS) 25/12/2021
Scheme for Award of Stipend to the ST students 25/12/2021
APST Medical and Paramedical Stipend 31 /01/ 2021
Andaman and Nicobar Centrally Sponsored Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for ST Students (Class 9, 10) 31/12/2021
Centrally Sponsored Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for ST Students 31/12/2021
Dr Ambedkar Post Matric Scholarship for Economically Backward Class Students 30/11/2021
Grant of Additional Scholarship to OBC Students for Pursuing Higher Studies after Class 10 (except class 11 & 12) 30/11/2021
Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme to OBC Students 30/11/2021
Post Matric Scholarship Scheme to OBC Students 30/11/2021
Grant of Additional Scholarship to ST Students for Pursuing Higher Studies 31/12/2021
Chandigarh Post Matric Scholarship for SC Students 15/12/2021
Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for Transgender Students 15/12/2021
Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for OBC Student 15/12/2021
Dr. Ambedkar Post Matric Scholarship for Economically Backward Class Students 15/12/2021
Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for SC Students of Class 9 and 10 30/11/2021
Pre Matric Scholarship to OBC Students(class 1 to 10) 30/11/2021
Goa Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Pre Matric Scholarship for Needy ST Students (Class 9 & 10) 31/12/2021
Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Post Matric Scholarship for ST Students 31/12/2021
Himachal Pradesh Centrally Sponsored Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for SC Students 30/11/2021
Centrally Sponsored Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for ST Students 30/11/2021
Centrally Sponsored Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for OBC Students 30/11/2021
Centrally Sponsored Pre Matric Scholarship Scheme for ST Students 30/11/2021
Centrally Sponsored Pre Matric Scholarship Scheme for SC Students 30/11/2021
Centrally Sponsored Pre Matric Scholarship Scheme for OBC Students 30/11/2021
Dr. Ambedkar Post Matric Scholarship for Economically Backward Class Students 30/11/2021
Mukhya Mantri Protsahan Yojana 30/11/2021
Maharishi Balmiki Chatravriti Yojana 30/11/2021
Integrated Rural Development Program (IRDP) 30/11/2021
Kalpana Chawla Chatravriti Yojana 30/11/2021
Indira Gandhi Utkrisht Chatravriti Yojana 30/11/2021
Thakur Sen Negi Utkrisht Chatravriti Yojana 30/11/2021
Swami Vivekanand Utkrisht Charavriti Yojana 30/11/2021
Dr. Ambedkar Medhavi Chatravriti YojanA for SC Students 30/11/2021
Dr.Ambedkar Medhavi Chatravriti Yojana for OBC Students 30/11/2021
Sainik School Sujanpur Tihra Scholarship 30/11/2021
Jammu Kashmir Post Matric Scholarship to ST Students 20/11/2021
Manipur Pre-Matric Scholarship for ST students (For Class IX and X) 15/12/2021
Post Matric Scholarship for ST students 15/12/2021
Centrally Sponsored Post Matric Scholarship for SC Students 31/12/2021
Centrally Sponsored Post Matric Scholarship for OBC Students 31/12/2021
Dr Ambedkar Centrally Sponsored Post Matric Scholarship for EBC Students 31/12/2021
Centrally Sponsored Pre Matric Scholarship for SC Students Studying in Class 9 and 10 31/12/2021
Centrally Sponsored Pre Matric Scholarship for OBC Students 31/12/2021
Meghalaya Umbrella Scheme For Education of ST Children – Pre-Matric Scholarship (Class IX & X) 6/12/2021
Umbrella Scheme for Education of ST Children – Post-Matric Scholarship (PMS) 6/12/2021
Puducherry Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Pre Matric Scholarship for SC Students (Class 9 & 10) 31 /01/ 2022
Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Post Matric Scholarship for SC Students 31 /01/ 2022
Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Pre Matric Scholarship for Needy ST Students (Class 9 & 10) 31 /01/ 2022
Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Post Matric Scholarship for ST Students 31 /01/ 2022
Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Pre Matric Scholarship to OBC Students 15/12/2021
Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Post Matric Scholarship to OBC Students 15/12/2021
Pre Matric Scholarship for SC Students (Class 6 to Class 10) 31 /01/ 2022
Grant of ADHOC Merit Grant to SC Students 31 /01/ 2022
Retention Scholarship to SC Girl Students 31 /01/ 2022
Opportunity Cost to Parents of SC Girl Students 31 /01/ 2022
Stipend to SC Trainers in Government ITI 31 /01/ 2022
Tripura Pre-Matric ST Scholarship Schemes 15/12/2021
Post-Matric ST Scholarship Schemes 15/12/2021
Post-Matric Scholarship for SC Students 31/12/2021
Post Matric Scholarship for OBC Students 31 /01/ 2022
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Post Matric Scholarship for Economically Backward Classes (EBC) 15/12/2021
Pre Matric SC Cleaning and Health Hazard 31/12/2021
Pre Matric SC (Class IX and X) 31/12/2021
Mukhyamantri Yuva Yogayog Yojana 30 June 2021
Uttarakhand Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Minority (100 percent State Sector) 15/11/2021
Post Matric Scholarship for EBC Students 30/11/2021
Pre-Matric Disability Scholarship (State Sector) 30/11/2021
Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC Students (State Sector) 30/11/2021
Pre-Matric Scholarship for ST Students (State Sector) 30/11/2021
Pre-Matric Scholarship for OBC Students (State Sector 50% and Central Sector 50%) 30/11/2021
Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC Students (Center Sector) 30/11/2021
Pre-Matric Scholarship for ST Students (Center Sector) 30/11/2021
Post-Matric Scholarship for ST Students 30/11/2021
Post-Matric Scholarship for SC Students 30/11/2021
Post-Matric Scholarship for OBC Students 30/11/2021

National Scholarship Portal – Documents Required

For all other scholarships, the students should keep the following documents ready:

  1. Aadhaar Card
  2. Bank Passbook
  3. Educational documents
  4. Domicile Certificate (as specified in the respective scholarship guidelines)
  5. Income Certificate (as specified in the respective scholarship guidelines)
  6. Caste Certificate (if the candidate belongs to a special category)
  7. Bonafide student certificate from school/institute (if the institute/school is different from the domicile state of the applicant)
  8. Self-declaration certificate
  9. Photograph of the candidate
  10. Mobile Number

National Scholarship Portal (NSP) – Important Links

To Check Eligibility Click Here
For New Registration Click Here
Login Link Click Here
Official NSP Website Click Here
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