The National Scholarships Portal is a single platform that enables various services for students, including application submission, receipt, processing, sanctioning, and disbursing of scholarships. This portal is recognized as a Mission Mode Project under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP).
The National Scholarships Portal is a comprehensive platform that offers various services to students, starting from scholarship application submission, receipt, processing, sanctioning, and disbursing.
The primary goal of this initiative is to provide a Simplified, Mission-oriented, Accountable, Responsive, and Transparent (SMART) system that enables faster and effective disposal of scholarship applications. The system ensures direct delivery of funds into the beneficiary’s account without any leakages.
The Mission Mode Project (MMP) of the National Scholarships Portal, under the National e-Governance Plan, aims to provide a common electronic portal for implementing various scholarship schemes launched by the Union Government, State Governments, and Union Territories across India.
The objectives of the National Scholarships Portal are to ensure the prompt disbursement of scholarships to students, provide a unified platform for various scholarship schemes of Central and State Governments, establish a transparent database of scholars, prevent duplication in processing, harmonize different scholarship schemes and norms, and apply Direct Benefit Transfer for efficient fund distribution.
Simplified process for the students:
- 1: All scholarships information available under one umbrella.
- 2: Single integrated application for all scholarships
Improved transparency :
- 1: System suggests the schemes for which a student is eligible.
- 2: Duplicates can be reduced to the maximum extent
Helps in standardisation :
- 1: Master data for Institutions and courses at all India level .
- 2: Scholarships processing
Q. What is NSP?
A. The National Scholarships Portal (NSP) is an online platform launched by the Government of India to provide a common platform for various scholarship schemes offered by central and state governments. NSP enables students to apply for scholarships, track their application status, and receive the scholarship amount directly in their bank account.
Q. Who can apply for scholarships on NSP?
A. Students who are studying in India and belong to various categories such as SC/ST/OBC/Minority/Economically Backward Classes (EWS) can apply for scholarships on NSP. Additionally, students who are pursuing higher education such as graduate and postgraduate courses, technical and vocational courses, and other specific schemes can also apply for scholarships.
Q. How can I apply for scholarships on NSP?
A. Students can apply for scholarships on NSP by visiting the official website (scholarships.gov.in), registering themselves, and filling out the online application form for the respective scholarship scheme. They will have to provide necessary details such as personal information, educational qualifications, bank account details, etc. and upload supporting documents. The application can be submitted online.