The Prime Minister’s New 15 Point Program for the Welfare of Minorities was announced in June, 2006. It provides that a post-matric scholarship scheme for meritorious students from minority communities would be implemented.
The objective of the scheme is to award scholarships to meritorious students belonging
to economically weaker sections of minority community so as to provide them better
opportunities for higher education, increase their rate of attainment in higher education
and enhance their employability.
Scope of Scholarship
The scholarship is to be awarded for studies in India in a government or private higher
secondary school/college/university, including such residential institutes of the Government and eligible private institutes selected and notified in a transparent manner by the State Government/Union Territory Administration concerned.
It will also cover technical and vocational courses in Industrial Training Institutes/ Industrial Training Centres affiliated with the National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) of classes XI and XII level including Polytechnics and other courses (any course of less than one year duration is not covered under this scheme; Certificate courses are also not covered).
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 lakhs.
The scheme is implemented through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP). It is
mandatory for all students to apply online on the website.
The last date for students to apply in Post-Matric Schemes is 31st October, 2019.
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