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Ishan Uday Scholarship Scheme 2022 – Submit Online Application

Ishan Uday Scholarship 2022

Ishan Uday is a special scholarship scheme launched by the University Grants Commission (UGC) for the students of the North Eastern Region (NER) to promote higher education and for encouraging children belonging to the economically weaker sections of the North East region.  


 Under the Ishan Uday scholarship scheme, 10,000 fresh scholarships are disbursed every year among NER students who are pursuing general degree courses, and technical and professional courses, including medical and paramedical courses.

Ishan Uday Scholarship Details

  • Name of scholarship: Ishan Uday Scholarship 
  •  Academic session: 2022-2023
  • Course/s: General degree courses, technical and professional courses, including medical and paramedical courses
  • implementing body: University Grants Commission (UGC)
  • Scholarship amount: ₹ 7,800 and ₹ 5,400 per month 
  •  Application mode: Online
  • Last date of submission of application: 31st October 2022
  •  Eligible state/s: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Sikkim, Tripura 



Phone Number: 0120-6619540

Email Address:

The objective of the Ishan Uday Scholarship

The objectives of the Ishan Uday Scholarship Scheme 2022 for the North Eastern Region are:

1) To provide equal opportunities for higher studies in NE Region.

2) To increase the Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) in NE Region.

3) To focus more on professional education in NE Region.

4) Optimum utilization of NER Budgetary Allocation.

It is envisaged to provide ten thousand (10,000) fresh scholarships every year beginning from the academic year 2014-15 for general degree courses, and technical and professional courses, including medical and para-medical courses.

Eligibility Criteria of Ishan Uday Scholarship

Type of Educational Institutes: Students with the domicile of NER who have passed Class XII 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, and have secured admission in a general degree course, technical and professional courses including medical and paramedical courses (Integrated courses included) in Universities/Colleges/Institutions recognized as under

A) Universities/Institutions/Colleges included under Section 2(f) and 12 (B) of UGC Act.

B) Deemed to be Universities included under Section 3 of the UGC Act, 1956 and eligible to receive grants-in-aid from UGC.

C) Universities/Institutions/Colleges funded by Central / State Government.

D) Institutes of National Importance.

E) Institutions recognized by other Statutory councils within as well as outside


Class: Only first-year Undergraduate students are eligible to apply for the scholarship.

Course: For integrated degree courses the scholarship will be tenable for the complete duration of the course. For dual degree courses, the scholarship shall be tenable for the first degree only. The university shall clarify it while recommending a candidate for a scholarship.

Family Income: For availing of scholarships under this scheme, the income of the parents of the student should not exceed Rs.4.5 lakh per annum.

Reservation: Transgender candidates are eligible to apply under the scheme. The reservation shall be followed as per Government of India norms.

Exclusions: The following shall not be eligible under this scheme-

1) Students pursuing courses/programs through Open Universities.

2) Students already availing scholarship for pursuing the Undergraduate programme under any other scheme(s).

3) Students gaining admission through ‘management quota’.

4) Students pursuing courses, such as Diploma Courses, do not lead to the award of a Degree.

5) Students whose parent's income exceeds Rs.4.5 lakh per annum.

Ishan Uday Scholarship Amount

An amount of Rs.5400/- p.m. for General Degree courses and Rs. 7800/- p.m. for Technical & Professional courses (including Medical & Para medical courses) will be given through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) to the beneficiary student.

Selection Process of Ishan Uday Scholarship

 The selection process for the Ishan Uday Scholarship Scheme is based on the following factors -


  • 10,000 (ten thousand) fresh scholarships will be awarded every year.
  • Distribution of slots amongst the states of NER will be done based on population census(last).
  • If slots in a particular state remain vacant due to the non-availability of eligible candidates, the unfilled slots will be distributed equitably amongst other states.
  •  Reservation for Persons with Disability (PwD) will be made as per Government of India norms.


How to Apply for the Ishan Uday Scholarship?

Candidates need to visit the official national scholarship portal to submit of online application for this scholarship. One needs to follow the below-mentioned steps to apply online for this scholarship.

Step 1: Scroll down, and go to the Important Web Links section.

Step 2: Click on the Online Application link.

Step 3: A new webpage will be opened.

Step 4: Click on the "New Registration" link.

Step 5: Enter your details as required in the portal; register yourself.

Step 6: After registration, enter all credentials and upload your documents as required in the portal.

Step 7: Finally click on "Submit" and take a printout of your submitted application. 


The following documents will be uploaded at the time of applying under the scheme on the NeSP.

# Domicile certificate to be issued by the competent authority.

# Proof of annual income to be issued by the competent authority.

# For renewals, the annual progress report and continuation of studies will be required to be uploaded/ verified by the concerned University/ Institution/ College.

Important Dates of Ishan Uday Scholarship Scheme 2022

# Starting date of submission of online application: 26th July 2022

# Last date of submission of online application: 31st October 2022

# Last date of Defective Verification: 15th November 2022

# Last date of Institute Level Verification: 15th November 2022

Important Web-Links for Ishan Uday Scholarship

Important Web-Links for Ishan Uday Scholarship
Online Application Fresh | Renewal
Official Notification Guideline | FAQ
Official Website Click Here


Who is eligible for Ishan Uday?

candidates who have domicile in the North-Eastern states of India are covered under the schemes i.e.Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura are eligible for Ishan Uday.

Is there any annual income ceiling for candidates to be included under the scheme?

Yes, only those candidates whose annual family income is not equal or more than Rs.4.5 lakh per annum is covered under the ambit of the scheme.

Is there any need for uploading of domicile certificate alongwith the online application form?

Yes, the domicile certificate/ permanent resident certificate issued by the competent authority will have to be uploaded with the online application form.

What is the last date for online application of Ishan Uday Scholarship?

The last date for the online application for the Ishan Uday Scholarship is 31st October 2022.

Are students enrolled in integrated courses of eligible institutions eligible to apply Ishan Uday Scholarship?

Yes. Students enrolled in integrated courses are eligible to apply. The awardee will however, draw scholarships only for the undergraduate part of the course.

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