The objective of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to the Economically Backward Class (EBC) students studying at post-matriculation or post-secondary stage to enable them to complete their education.
These scholarships shall be available for studies in India only and will be awarded by the Government of State/Union Territory to which the applicant actually belongs, i.e. permanently settled.
The scholarships will be open to Indian nationals belonging to General Category (Other than Schedule Caste, Schedule Tribe and Other Backward Classes) and the total income from all sources of the employed candidate or his/her parents/guardians in case of unemployed candidate shall not exceed Rs.1.00 lakh per annum.
Income certificate should be submitted from the competent authority in the State/Union Territory.
These scholarships will be given for the study of all recognized post- matriculation or post-secondary courses pursued in the Government institutions only with the following exceptions: “Scholarships shall not be awarded for Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) Course and other aviation linked courses.”
Candidates who, after passing one stage of education, are studying in the same stage of education in different subject e.g. I. Sc. after I.A or B.Com. after B.A. or M.A. in a subject after M.A in another subject will not be eligible.
Students who, after having completed their educational career in one professional line, e.g., LLB after B.T/B. Ed will not be eligible.
Students studying in XI Class of the Higher Secondary School courses or the XII class of the Multipurpose High School will not be eligible for it being a continuous school course. However, in cases, where tenth class examination of such courses is treated as equivalent to Matriculation and students who after passing tenth class join other courses, such students will be treated as post-matric students and will be eligible for the award of scholarships.
Students pursuing Post-graduate courses in medicine will be eligible if they are not allowed to practice during the period of their course.
Students who after failing or passing the Under Graduate/Post-Graduate examinations in Arts/science/Commerce join any recognized professional or Technical certificate/diploma/degree courses will be awarded scholarships if
2 otherwise eligible. No subsequent failure will be condoned except courses in Group ‘A’ and no further change in the course will be allowed.
Students who pursue their studies through correspondence courses will be eligible towards reimbursement of the non-refundable fee. The term correspondence includes distant and continuing education. Besides reimbursement of non-refundable fee, such students will also be eligible for an annual allowance of Rs. 900/- for essential/prescribed books, as applicable.
Value of Scholarship
The value of scholarship will include Maintenance Allowance, Reader Charges for blind students, reimbursement of compulsory non-refundable fees, Study Tour Charges/thesis typing/printing charges and book allowance for students pursuing correspondence course, for complete duration of the course as per details given below:-
Group A (Rs 750 for Hostellers & Rs. 350 for Day Scholars)
(i) Degree and Post Graduate level courses including M.Phil., Ph.D. and Post Doctoral research in Medicine (Allopathic, Indian and other recognized systems of medicines), Engineering, Technology, Planning, Architecture, Design, Fashion Technology, Agriculture, Veterinary & Allied Sciences, Management, Business Finance/ Administration, Computer Science/Applications.
(ii) Post Graduate Diploma courses in various branches of management & medicine.
(iii) C.A./ I.C.W.A./ C.S./ I.C.F.A. etc.
(iv) M. Phil., Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral Programmes (D. Litt., D.Sc. etc.).
Group B (Rs 510 for Hostellers & Rs. 335 for Day Scholars)
(i) Graduate/Post/Graduate courses leading to Degree, Diploma, Certificate in areas like Pharmacy (B. Pharma), Nursing (B Nursing), LLB, BFS, other para-medial branches like rehabilitation diagnostics etc., Mass Communication, Hotel Management & Catering, Travel/Tourism/Hospitality Management, Interior Decoration, Nutrition & Dietetics, Commercial Art, Financial Services (e.g. Banking, Insurance, Taxation etc.) for which entrance qualification is
minimum Sr. Secondary (10+2), except aviation related courses.
(ii) Post Graduate courses not covered under Group A e.g. MA/M.Sc./M.Com/ M.Ed./M.Pharma etc.
Group C (Rs 400 for Hostellers & Rs. 210 for Day Scholars)
All other courses leading to a graduate degree not covered under Group A & B e.g. BA/B.Sc./B.Com etc.
Group D (Rs 260 for Hostellers & Rs. 160 for Day Scholars)
All post-matriculation level non-degree courses for which entrance qualification is High School (Class X), e.g. senior secondary certificate (class XI and XII) both general and vocational stream, ITI courses, 3 year diploma courses in Polytechnics, etc.
An application for scholarship to the prescribed authority should comprise:
One copy of the application for scholarship in the prescribed form (separate application form may be prescribed by concerned State Government/UT for ‘fresh’ and ‘renewal’ scholarship).
One copy of the passport size photograph with signatures of the student thereon (for fresh scholarship)
One attested copy each of certificates/diploma/degree etc., in respect of all examination passed
A certificate (in original) of income issued by an authorized Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar.
A receipt in acknowledgement of the scholarship in the previous year on the form attached to the application only duly countersigned by the Head of the Institution concerned, if the applicant was in receipt of a scholarship under this Scheme in the preceding year.
Application complete in all respect shall be submitted to the Head of the Institution being attended or last attended by the candidates and shall be addressed to an officer specified for this purpose by the Government of State/Union Territory to which the student belongs in accordance with the instructions issued by them from time to time.
All the eligible Economically Backward Classes candidates will be given scholarships subject to the condition of eligibility prescribed in para III of this Scheme. Candidates belonging to one State, but studying in another State, will be awarded scholarship by the State to which they belong and will submit their applications to the competent authorities in that State.
In the matter of exemption from fees or other concessions also, they will be treated as if they were studying in their own State. Selection should, however, be done keeping in view the ‘Funds-limited’ nature of the scheme as mentioned at Para XII.