Department of Education, Government of Meghalaya invites the applications from the eligible candidates for the very beneficial Special Scholarship Scheme for North East Region by University Grants Commission (UGC) . The total number of scholarships available for Ishan Uday for the year 2016-17 are Ten thousand. The candidates from Assam, Manipur etc. has availed the benefits of this Ishan Uday scheme comparatively to the students of Meghalaya, so the department of education encouraging the students of Meghalaya who are eligible and unable to continue their higher education due the lack of money. This scheme reduce the financial burden of the parents comes on the way of education. Last Date : 15th September, 2016 Eligibility Criteria : ==<>. All the students with domicile of NER (North East Region) who have clear their 12th class or equivalent exam from a school situated within NER through any recognized Board of Education, including Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE), National institute of open Schooling (NIOS) within NER only are eligible for Special Scholarship Scheme Ishan Uday for North Eastern Region. ==<>. Students who have secured admissions in general degree courses, technical and professional courses including medical and para-medical courses (Integrated courses included) in Universities/ Colleges/ Institutions recognized by UGC within and outside the States of NER are entitled for scheme. ==<>. Those students are eligible to apply for scholarship scheme whose parents annual income is not more than Rs. Four Lacs Fifty Thousand (2,50,000/-). Not Eligible : ==<>. Those candidates are not eligible under the scholarship scheme who are pursuing courses/programs through Open Universities. ==<>. Students already availing scholarship for pursuing the Undergraduate programme under any other scheme are not eligible. ==<>. Students gaining admission through management quota. ==<>. Students pursuing courses, such as Diploma Courses, not leading to award of a Degree. ==<>. If candidates parents’ income exceeds Rs. 4,50,0000/- per annum are not eligible.. Benefits Provided : @..> The selected students under the Ishan Uday Scholarship scheme will be provided with the following benefits. @..> Rs. 5400/- (Five thousand Four Hundred) per month for General Courses. @..> Rs. 7800/- (Seven thousand eight hundred) per month for Technical & Professional course (including Medical & Para Medical courses). @..> The amount of scholarship will transfer directly to student through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT). Application Process : ~@~] The application for Special Scholarship Scheme Ishan Uday are invited through Online mode. ~@~] The candidates who fulfill all the eligibility conditions can apply for application by going to the UGC website, ie. ugc.ac.in. ~@~] The online application should be filled and submitted as per the instructions given in the portal. Renewal of Scholarship: ~@~] The students will have to submit a Continuation Certificate on quarterly basis (at the end of every three months). This must be the prescribed format. ~@~] After completion of every year of the award of scholarship, the concerned scholar/awardee shall submit copy of their marksheet /certified result and Proforma for renewal ( Annexure-II) for the next year of study. ~@~] After completion of the course a copy of the degree awarded is required to be submitted to the UGC designated agency. Required Documents: The students would submit all the following requisite documents duly forwarded by the Competent Authority to the designated Bank branch/Disbursing agency authorized by the UGC. The following documents should be uploaded at the time of filling of application form. 1. Joining Proforma for fresh awardees (Annexure-I) 2. Proforma for renewal ( Annexure-II) 3. Certificate of income by the Competent Authority of the State Government in which the student is domiciled. 4. Domicile State Certificate by the Competent Authority. 5. Quarterly Continuation certificate(Annexure-III) 6. 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 (Annexure-IV) Selection Criteria : There are 10000 scholarships are available for this year. If number of applicants exceed number of scholarships available, in this case, the candidates will be selected on the basis of marks scored by them in the Class 12 or equivalent examination.