Ishan Uday Scholarship Scheme for students of North Eastern Region (North East India)

Ishan Uday Scholarship Scheme for students of North Eastern Region (North East India)

Conducted By : UGC
October 1 2018   Scholarship   Undergraduate   India
 About Ishan Uday Scholarship Scheme for students of North Eastern Region (North East India)
  • The University Grants Commission (UGC), in association with the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), has launched the Ishan Uday Scholarship Scheme in 2014 for promoting higher education in the North Eastern Region.
  • The Special Scholarship Scheme for North Eastern Region has been launched from the 2014-15 academic session and applications have opened for the academic session 2018-19.
  • Ishan Uday Scholarship Scheme offers 10,000 scholarships for general degree courses, technical and professional courses, including medical and para-medical courses.
  • In case you have not received scholarship amount in your bank account - call on the numbers given at the end of this page.
  • Ishan Uday Scholarship Result 2018 for 2018-19 academic session has been declared for the students on April 9, 2018. (List of selected students)

Objective of the Scholarship Programme:

  • UGC, in association with MHRD, has launched the scholarship to improve the GER (Gross Enrolment Ratio) and encourage children belonging to an economically weaker section of the North Eastern Region to opt for higher education.
  • The scholarship scheme also aims to provide equal opportunities for education and focus more on professional education in the North Easters regions of the country.
  • The scholarship also aims to carry out Optimum utilization of NER Budgetary Allocation.

Domicile of NER: Students who are a domicile of North Eastern region that is Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim & Tripura.

Family Income: The maximum annual income of the family should not exceed Rs. 4.5 lakhs.

Academic Qualifications

  • Must have passed Class 12 from a recognized board including CBSE, ICSE, NIOS within NER only.
  • Must have gained admission into the first-year course of any of the general degree course, technical or professional courses (Including medical, paramedical course or integrated courses) in UGC-recognised Universities/Colleges/ Institutions under Section 2(f) of UGC Act, within and outside the States of NER.

Not eligible for the Ishan Uday Scholarship Scheme

Students will not be eligible for Ishan Uday Scholarship Scheme under any of the following cases:

  • Maximum annual family income exceeds Rs 4.5 lakhs.
  • Students pursuing courses/programs through Open Universities.
  • A student is already availing scholarship for pursuing the Undergraduate programme under any other scheme like Inspire Scholarship, KVPY, MOMA Scholarship IOCL Scholarship or any other.
  • Students gaining admission through ‘management quota’.
  • Students pursuing courses, such as Diploma Courses, which does not lead to a Degree.
  • Students pursuing post graduation or higher qualification are not eligible for the scholarship.
  • Students of the first year are eligible for the scholarship, a student pursuing 2 nd year or higher of the undergraduate degree programme/professional course are not eligible to apply for the scholarship.
 Reward Description

Ishan Uday Scholarship Scheme Reward:

Ishan Uday Scholarship Scheme offers 10,000 scholarships to students every year.

Amount of Scholarship

  • For General Degree Courses: The scholarship holders will get Rs 3500 per month for general degree courses.
  • For Technical & Professional Courses: Rs 5000 per month for technical & professional courses which include Medical & Paramedical courses under the Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme.

The scholarship amount will be sent directly to the students’ bank accounts via the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme within 60 days of admission.

Renewal of Ishan Uday Scholarship Scheme:

  • The Scholarship will be kept renewed for the first year of the degree course.
  • Quarterly Continuation Certificate: The scholar is required to submit quarterly continuation certificate duly signed by the head of the department of the Universities/Colleges/Institutions to the designated branch of a nominated bank after the first year.
  • If the student is not promoted to the next class then the scholarship will be awarded to him the following year.
  • In case the student fails to appear for the examination, the scholarship will be awarded to him on submission of a medical certificate.
  • Changing Subject Stream: Candidates will be eligible for the scholarship if they choose to change the subject stream in which they completed their Class 12.
  • Cancellation of Scholarship:
    • Failing classes twice in a row will lead to forfeiture of the Scholarship.
    • Students who choose to opt out of the studies without prior approval from UGC will be required to refund the whole scholarship amount awarded to him/her via net banking to the UGC account directly.
 Application Process

Ishan Uday Scholarship Scheme Application Process:

  • Students who fulfill the eligibility criteria of the scholarship can apply for Ishan Uday Scholarship Scheme by filling the online application form  Ishan Uday Scholarship Application Form.
  • The student can only apply online and there is no offline application process.
  • Ishan Uday Scholarship Application Form is available on the UGC website

Guidelines for filling up the Ishan Uday Scholarship Application Form:

  • First read the instructions carefully and then proceed to fill out the registration form.
  • The application process is carried out in two steps:

Step 1: It includes filling up the requisite personal information.

  • After completing the Step 1 student will be given a Registration ID for e.g NER-SC-2015-051. The Student should keep this registration id safely for future use.

Step 2: It requires filling up the academic details of the student.

  • After the application form is filled in carefully, completely and correctly, click on submit.

Documents to be uploaded while filling up the Application Form

Students should keep the scanned copy of the following documents ready before filling up the online application form.

  • Students also need to upload birth certificate (in pdf, jpg, gif format), Senior Secondary Marksheet income certificate, and PH certificate (if required).
  • Annexure-I: Joining Proforma for fresh awardees
  • Annexure-II: Proforma for renewal (It is not be uploaded, will be required for renewal)
  • Annexure-III: Quarterly Continuation certificate (It is not be uploaded, will be required for renewal)
  • Annexure-IVAffidavit (Undertaking for not availing any other Scholarship in the form of an affidavit on Rs.50 Stamp paper from the student/parent duly attested by SDM / First Class Magistrate / Gazetted Officer (not below the rank of Tahsildar) copying the prescribed languages: 
  • State Domicile Certificate by Competent Authority
  • Income Certificate of the Parents by the Competent Authority of the State Government 
    in which the student is domiciled.

Editing the Online Application Form:

  • The Student can also edit the details filled in the application form before submitting the application form.
  • After the Registration Id has been generated after Step 1 then the students are not allowed to change the Category.

Submission of the Application Form:

  • The students need not send any print out of the application form to UGC.
  • The Students should keep the Print out of the Application form safely with them for future reference.
 Selection Process

Ishan Uday Scholarship Scheme Selection Process:

  • The scholarship is awarded to 10,000 candidates every year.
  • If the number of applicants is more than the number of scholarships, then selection will be made on the basis of Class 12 marks.

After Selection Download Award Letter

The awardee is required to approach the designated branch of Canara Bank (List of Canara bank branches) along with a Copy of the Award Letter and Joining Report with the photograph, address and contact no. in the prescribed proforma.

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Submit the following documents in the bank:


Joining Performa for fresh awardees 


Performa for renewal 


Certificate of income


Domicile of states of NER


Quarterly Continuation certificate


Affidavit (Undertaking for not availing any other Scholarship in the form of an affidavit on Rs.50/- Stamp paper from the student/parent duly attested by SDM / First Class Magistrate / Gazetted Officer (not below the rank of Tahsildar) copying the prescribed languages 

 Contact Details
  • Address: University Grants Commission (UGC), Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi, Pin:110 002, India
  • For Online Application form query: Dharmesh Shah:
  • For General Query:
  • Phone: 011- 23217493 011- 23604155, 011- 23235640, 011- 23604139