Scholarship for the Students of Minority Community

April 3rd, 2013 in Career Guidance by 0 Comments

Scheme of POST – MATRIC SCHOLARSHIP for students belonging to the minority community

Scope –         
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.

Eligibility –   
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/guardian from all sources does not exceed Rs.2 lakh.

Distribution –           
Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists and Zoroastrians (Parsis) have been notified as minority communities under Section 2 (c) of the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992. The distribution of scholarship among the States/Union Territories will be made on the basis of population of the above notified minorities in the States/ Union Territories of Census 2001.

Earmarking for GIRL Students    – 
30% of scholarship will be earmarked for girl students. In case sufficient numbers of eligible girl students are not available, then the balance earmarked scholarships may be awarded to eligible boy students.

Selection Procedur-  
Unlike scholarship for SC and ST, there are a fixed number of scholarships for minorities is small and limited. Students from BPL families, having the lowest income shall be given preference in the ascending order. The renewal applications would be fully exhausted before the new applications are considered.

Duration –    
Scholarship will be provided for the entire course. However, maintenance allowance will be given for a period not exceeding 10 months only in an academic year. For more details visit http://164.100.167.13/postmatric/internalIndex.jsp

 Scheme of Merit cum means based Scholarship to students belonging to minority communities

Objective:
To help the economically week children who study professional and technical courses

Conditions for Scholarship

i) Financial assistance will be given to pursue degree and/or post graduate level technical and professional courses from a recognized institution.   Maintenance allowance will be credited to the student’s account.  The course fee will be paid by the State Department directly to the institute concerned.

ii) Students who get admission to a college to pursue technical/professional courses, on the basis of a competitive examination will be eligible for the scholarship.

iii) Students who get admission in   technical/professional courses without facing any competitive examination will also be eligible for scholarship.  However, such students should have not less than 50% marks at higher secondary/graduation level. Selection of these students will be done strictly on merit basis.

iv) Continuation of the scholarship in subsequent years will depend on successful completion of the course during the preceding year.

v) A scholarship holder under this scheme will not avail any other scholarship/stipend for pursuing the course.

vi) The annual income of the beneficiary/parent or guardian of beneficiary should not exceed Rs.2.50 lakh from all sources.

vii) The state department will advertise the scheme every year latest by 31st March and receive the application through the concerned institutions.

viii) After scrutinizing the applications, the state department will prepare a consolidated budget for all eligible students and send an application in the prescribed pro-forma for release of fund from the Ministry of Minority Affairs for distribution of scholarship giving the details of each students viz. name, permanent address, telephone number, annual course fee, name & address of institute, whether hostler or day-scholar, etc.

ix) The application for release of fund from the state department must be received in the Ministry by 30th of September every year.

x) The state department will maintain separate bank account and records relating to the funds received from the Ministry and they will be subjected to inspection by the officers of the Ministry or any other agency designated by the Ministry.

xi) The fund for distribution of scholarship in subsequent year will be released after receiving the utilization certificate for the previous year.  Annual inspection by the officers of the Ministry or any other agencies designated by the Ministry will also be carried out.

xii) 30% scholarship will be reserved for girls of each minority community in a state which is transferable to male student of that community in case of non-availability of female candidate in that community in the concerned state.

xiii) If the target for distribution of scholarship to a particular minority community in a state/UT is not fulfilled, it will be distributed among the same minority community of other States/UTs strictly in accordance with the merit.

xiv) A student residing in a particular State/UT will be entitled for scholarship under    the quota of that State/UT only irrespective of his place of study.

xv) The number of scholarship has been fixed state-wise on the basis of minority population of the states/UTs.  Within the state-wise allocations, the applications from reputed institutions will be exhausted first.  The list of such institutions will be made available by the Ministry of Minority Affairs.

xvi) The scheme will be evaluated at regular intervals and the cost of the evaluation will be borne by the Ministry of Minority Affairs under the provision of the scheme. An additional provision of 3% of the total budget will be made to meet the administrative and allied costs viz. expenditure on monitoring of the scheme, impact study, evaluation study, purchase of office equipments, engaging of contract employees, if necessary and other expenditure to run the cell etc. This will be shared between the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India and the State Governments/UT Administration

For more details visit http://momascholarship.gov.in/minority_scholarship/internalIndex.jsp

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Author: Secretary