Government Scholarships for Differently-abled Students

November 9, 2016
EDGE Fellowships
November 9, 2016

Government Scholarships for Differently-abled Students

Purpose: The main purpose of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to the differently-abled students to help them pursue professional/ technical courses from recognized institutes and get employed/self-employed.

Number of scholarships:

Every year 2,500 scholarships will be provided to differently abled students and out of which 30% will be reserved for girls.

Financial benefits:

  • Non-refundable fees will be fully awarded in case of Government/Government-aided institution. In case of private Institutes the reimbursement would be restricted to similar courses in Government/Government-aided institutions.
  • Maintenance allowance will be paid to the students for a period of 10 months only in one academic year at following rates.
Class/Course Maintenance allowance (Rs. per month) Book/Stationery allowance (Rs. Per annum)
Professional Graduate Courses Rs. 2500/- Rs. 6000/-
Professional Post-Graduate courses Rs. 3000/- Rs. 10,000/-
  • Differently-abled students, in addition will be provided aids and appliances, only once during lifetime, as hereunder:

Orthopedically Handicapped

Sl. No Appliance Estimated Cost (Up to)
1 Laptop Rs. 40,000/-

 Visually Handicapped

Sl. No. Appliance Estimated cost (up to) Remarks
1 Brailler / Brailler Typewriter Rs. 10,000 For blind
2 Laptop with Screen reading software Rs. 40,000 For blind
3 Laptop with Screen Magnification software Rs. 60,000 For low vision

Hearing Handicapped

Sl. No Appliance Estimated Cost (Up to)
1 Binaural digital programmable hearing aid with annual provision of button cells Rs 50,000 + Rs 3600 p.a.
2 Cell phone with SMS SIM card Rs 5,000
3 Laptop with Wi-Fi (Blue tooth) facility Rs 70,000

How to apply?

Application in prescribed format should be submitted at any time during an academic year to the assigned agency-

  • National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation, Red Cross Bhawan, Sector-12, Faridabad, Haryana – 121007 or PHD House, 4/2, 3rd Floor, Siri Institutional Area August Kranti Marg, New Delhi-110016.

An advance copy of the application should also be submitted online at NHFDC website –

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