Government Merit Cum Means Scholarship For Professional and Technical Courses for Minorities: Apply by Nov 15 [Extended]: Expired


The objective of the Scheme is to provide financial assistance to the poor and meritorious students belonging to minority communities to enable them to pursue professional and technical courses.

The scholarship is to be awarded for studies in India in a Government or private institution, selected and notified in a transparent manner by the State Government/Union Territory Administration concerned. It will cover technical and professional courses at undergraduate and post graduate level.

Who can Apply

Students belonging to six notified minority communities viz. Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi (Zoroastrian) studying in India only and fulfilling the Scheme guidelines are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

Scholarship will be awarded to the students who have secured not less than 50% marks or equivalent grade in the previous final examination and the annual income of whose parents/guardians from all sources does not exceed Rs. 2.50 lakh.

How to Apply

To apply online, click here.

Rate of Scholarship

Rate of Scholarship-Course Fee: Rs. 20,000 per annum subject to actuals whichever is less (for both Hosteler & Day Scholar)
Maintenance Allowance: Rs. 1,000 per month for Hosteler and Rs. 500 per month for Day Scholar
Scholarship for listed institutes: Full course fee is reimbursed for 85 listed Institutes.

Number of Scholarships

A total of 60,000 scholarships are targeted to be distributed as ‘Fresh’ Scholarships, besides, Renewal scholarships.

Scholarship Duration

Scholarship will be provided for the entire academic year/course.

Renewal of Scholarship

The scholarship, once awarded, may be renewed during the next academic year of the course on the production of certificate that the student has secured 50% marks in the previous year’s examination (each semester / trimester of previous year provided the students pursues the same course in the same Institute).

Application Deadline

November 15, 2019


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