NEC Merit Scholarship of Rs.30000 per year for Graduation and PG Students, Click here to apply online

NEC Merit Scholarship: These scholarships are available for studies in India only and shall be awarded by the North Eastern Council, Ministry of Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Government of India, Shillong to the eligible candidates of the North Eastern States. The scholarship is open only to a student who is a permanent resident of any of the North Eastern States. Click here to join telegram study group →

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NEC Merit Scholarship Online Form Important Dates

  • Scheme Closing Date: 31-10-2022
  • Defective Application Verification Date: 15-11-2022
  • Institute Verification: 15-11-2022
  • DNO/SNO/MNO Verification: 30-11-2022

NEC Merit Government Scholarship Amount

LevelScholarship amount for fresh and renewal cases (existing students)
Degree22,000/- p.a
Post Graduate25,000/- p.a
M.Phil./Ph.D30,000/- p.a

NEC Merit North East States Scholarship Eligibility – Who can Apply?

The scholarship shall be admissible to the students whose parent / guardian’s annual income from all sources shall not exceed Rs 8.0 lakh. The income certificate issued by the competent authority shall be furnished by the candidate.

LevelQualifying examination
DiplomaHSLC/HSSLC/Secondary School Leaving /Senior Secondary Leaving
certificate examination from a recognised State/Central board with
minimum 60% marks in aggregate.
DegreeHSSLC/Senior Secondary Leaving certificate examination from a
recognised State/Central board with minimum 60% marks in aggregate.
Post GraduateDegree level examination in any discipline (BA/BSc/BE/B
Tech/MBBS/LLB/BCA/BBA etc. of any recognized Institute/ University
with minimum 60% marks in aggregate.
M.Phil./Ph.DPG degree from any recognized University with minimum 60% marks in

NEC Merit Scholarship Documents List for Students of North Eastern States

  • Permanent Residential Certificate (PRC) issued by the Dy. Commissioner /Addl. Dy. Commissioners/ Sub-divisional officer of civil sub-divisions in NE States; except Sikkim where Certificate of Identification (COI) issued by the respective Deputy Commissioner in the Govt. of Sikkim to its Permanent residents. Certificate from any other authority will not be accepted. (Mandatory)
  • Income Certificate issued by the Competent Authority (Mandatory)
  • Bank Account Pass Book – Account must be in the name of applicant (Optional)
  • Details of qualifying examination (Mandatory)
  • Synopsis signed by the project guide / Director(Research) or any official authorised by the Institute/University in the case of M.Phil/Ph.D. candidates (Mandatory)
  • Any other document as may be required under NSP guidelines.

NEC Merit Scholarship Selection Process

The scholarship is purely on merit basis. The merit list will be prepared exclusively on the basis of marks obtained by the candidate in the qualifying exams and complying with the level-of-course-wise slots allotted to the states. Selection of students for M. Phil and Ph. D. will be done on the basis of topic of research/Synopsis which has relevance to the problems/issues related to NE Region. For further details, please see the “Rules for Award for NEC Merit Scholarship” on NSP.

NEC Merit Government Scholarship Helpdesk

In case of doubt/clarification regarding the above rules, the matter shall be referred to
the Director (HRD&E), North Eastern Council Secretariat, Shillong – 793003, Contact No.

How to apply online for NEC Merit Scholarship?

Time needed: 10 minutes.

Follow steps given below to apply online:

  1. Step 1

    Click on Link given below.

  2. Step 2

    Register your account.

  3. Step 3

    Fill the application form.

  4. Step 4

    Download application form for future reference.

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