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Recognizing merit

At NU, education always comes first. So, we are committed to extend financial aid to students who have consistently proven their academic merit. We also provide a scholarship for excellence in co-curricular activities which, we believe, is just as crucial for a student’s holistic growth.
NU procides following scholarships:
  • NU Scholar Search Programme
  • Special Scholarship
  • Scholarship for Co-curricular Excellence (CoX)
  • Special fee waiver
NU also offers a special fee waiver, subject to certain conditions.

NU Scholar Search Programme

Under NU’s distinctive scholarship programme, applicants may qualify for a scholarship up to a full waiver on the university tuition fees. Merit scholarships under this programme are categorised into:
MS 1 Level
MS 2+ Level
MS 2 Level
MS 3 Level

Benefits under each plan

MS 1 MS2+ MS 2 MS 3
Annual Scholarship [On university tuition fees only] ₹200,000 ₹150,000 ₹100,000 ₹50,000
The scholarships are awarded on the basis of either the student’s academic performance or their performance in entrance examinations and are only applicable to university tuition fees.

Scholarships awarded on the basis of entrance examinations

MS 1 MS2+ MS 2 MS 3
CUET – BTech & iMSc (Average of best two from PCMB) >94 >=90 >=85 >=80
CUET – BBA/iMBA (Average of best two from English, General Test, Math) >94 >=90 >=85 >=80
JEE Percentile >94 ≥90 ≥85 ≥80
SAT Score ≥1400 ≥1335 ≥1270 ≥1200
NEET Percentile >94 ≥90 ≥85 ≥80
  BITSAT Score ≥275 ≥250 ≥225 ≥200
Annual Scholarship (On university tuition fees only) ₹  200,000 ₹  150,000 ₹ 100,000 ₹ 50,000

Scholarships awarded on the basis of academic performance

Scholarships awarded on the basis of academic performance

Boards: Category 1
  • CBSE
  • Telangana
  • Kerala
  • Karnataka
  • ICSE
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Andhra
  • Cambridge
  • ISC
Scholarship level MS1 MS2+ MS2 MS3
Combined marks of Class X and XII (%) ≥190 185-190 180-185 140-180
Boards: Category 2
  • Gujarat
  • Rajasthan
  • Punjab
  • Odisha
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Chattisgarh
  • Maharashtra
  • J&K
  • Goa
  • Haryana
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • Manipur
  • Madhya Pradesh
Scholarship level MS1 MS2+ MS2 MS3
Combined marks of Class X and XII (%) ≥185 180-185 170-180 150-170
Boards: Category 3
  • Jharkhand
  • West Bengal
  • Meghalaya
  • NIOS
  • Assam
  • Nagaland
  • Bihar
  • Uttaranchal
Scholarship level MS1 MS2+ MS2 MS3
Combined marks of Class X and XII (%) ≥170 160-170 150-160 140-150

Terms and conditions of merit scholarships

  • The above scholarships are merit based and subject to availability.
  • The scholarship is valid for the full duration of the NU Programme in which the student is enrolled, subject to the student maintaining a minimum AGPA (Annual Grade Point Average) or CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) of 6.0 as per the then-applicable university Academic Policy.
  • In the EAD mode, the scholarship will be offered on the basis of Class X performance on the assumption that Class XII performance will be equal to that of Class X. If Class XII performance is better than Class X, the scholarship is upgraded. However, if Class XII performance is lower than Class X, the scholarship will not be downgraded.
  • The scholarship may be revoked in case the student faces a disciplinary action or is unable to comply with minimum attendance rules as specified in the Attendance Policy.

Upgradation of scholarship

Meritorious students can upgrade their scholarship even after admission. The following conditions apply:
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  • The scholarship may be upgraded (if applicable) if the student achieves a higher aggregate score in Class XII than their Class X performance. The upgrade also depends upon the applicant’s CUET/JEE Main/BITSAT/SAT/NEET scores/percentile, as applicable. However, if the applicant’s performance in Class XII is lower than Class X, their scholarship will remain at the same level offered already. Applicants must share these details for the Admission Committee’s consideration within 15 days from the date when results are declared.

    The decision for upgradation of scholarships at entry or in subsequent years is at the sole discretion of NU Scholarship Committee and subject to availability of scholarships.
  • The scholarship may be upgraded for one academic year if the student scores AGPA / CGPA of 9.0 and above in any academic year. Such a student will continue to draw the upgraded scholarship in subsequent years if their AGPA / CGPA remains at 9.0 or above. However, if it falls below 9.0 but remains above 6.0, the scholarship will be restored to the original level. In case the student scores a CGPA / AGPA of 10.0 at the end of any academic year, a full tuition fee waiver will be applicable for the next academic year.

Special scholarship

A special scholarship is extended to exceptional merit holders and top performers in the country and provides a full tuition fee waiver in each programme. This overrides a lower scholarship level determined previously.
To qualify for the Special Scholarship, the student should meet at least one of the following criteria:
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CUET JEE Main/NEET Percentile BITSAT  Score State Board Performer IB Board CBSE
97-100* 97-100 300+ Top 10 40 points and above Zonal Topper

*For BTech & iMSc – Average of best two from PCMB
*For BBA/iMBA – Average of best two from English, General Test, Math

Terms and conditions:

  • The scholarship is subject to the student maintaining a minimum AGPA/CGPA of 7.5 at the end of each academic year.
  • To avail this scholarship, the students are required to submit the proof of meeting eligibility criteria at the time of enrolment.

Scholarship for Co-Curricular Excellence (CoX)

Continuing our commitment to co-curricular achievements, NU offers a special scholarship called CoX (Co-Curricular Excellence) beginning academic year 2022. Applicants who have demonstrated excellence in any co-curricular activity such as sports, music, fine arts, theatre, dance, or social service by participating in and receiving awards at State, National or International levels can apply for this scholarship.

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Students falling under this category may avail a benefit of ₹25000/- per year

Terms and conditions:

  • Students who have been offered a merit scholarship as well those who have not been offered one, are eligible to apply for CoX if they have documentary evidence of co-curricular excellence as mentioned above.
  • To retain their CoX scholarship, students must participate in the students’ club corresponding to the concerned co-curricular activity.
  • Apply for the CoX scholarship

Fee waivers

Applicants can avail a ‘Special Fee Waiver’ if they meet certain criteria.
Criteria Annual Fee Waiver Amount
Siblings of NU students, current and alumni ₹15,000
Children of current/ex-employees of NIIT Ltd., and its subsidiaries & NIIT Foundation ₹15,000
Children of current/ ex-employees of NU ₹15,000
Wards of Armed Forces Personnel (Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force only) ₹15,000
Students who are domiciled in Rajasthan ₹25,000 (Male students)
₹40,000 (Female students)
Terms and conditions:

  • The fee waivers above are in addition to any Merit Scholarship and/or CoX Scholarship as applicable. The fee waiver is applicable for only one of the categories mentioned above.
  • To avail of the Special Fee waiver, the applicants must submit a written application at the time of registration at the campus with proof for the category applied for.