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Scholarships offered by Central Government for Higher Education (Graduation and Post-graduation)

Higher Education scholarships (typically for graduation and post-graduation)

 
Scholarship Name
Scope of Study
Eligibility
Benefits
Outlay
More Info
Income (p.a.)
Social
Academic
Allocation
Uptake
1.
National Means cum Merit Scholarship for Minorities
Undergraduate and Postgraduate
Rs 2.5 Lakh
Minority
50% or exam
Day Scholars (p.a.) Rs. 25,000; Boarders (p.a.) Rs 30,000
20,000
17,535
2.
National Scholarship for Persons with Disabilities
Undergraduate and Postgraduate
Rs 1.8 Lakh
40% disability
-

All scholars are paid course fees up to Rs. 10,000 p.a. & Day Scholars (p.a.) Rs 8,400; Boarders (p.a.) Rs 12,000

500 (total scheme)
371
3.
Post-matric Scholarship for Minorities
Undergraduate and Postgraduate
Rs 2 Lakh
Minority
50%
Day Scholars (p.a.) UG: Rs 4,850; MPhil / PhD: Rs 6,350; Boarders (p.a.) UG: Rs 6,550; MPhil / PhD: Rs 8,100
1,75,000 (total scheme)
1,38,194
4. Post-matric Scholarship for Other Backward Castes Undergraduate and Postgraduate Rs 44,500 OBC - All scholars are paid enrolment, tuition and other compulsory fees & Day Scholars (p.a.): Group A,B and C: Rs 1,900; Boarders (p.a.): Group A: Rs 4,250; Group B and C: Rs 2,900   Rs 17,969 lakhs More info
5. Post-matric Scholarship for Scheduled Tribes Undergraduate and Postgraduate Rs 1 Lakh ST - All scholars are paid enrolment, tuition and other compulsory fees & Day Scholars (p.a.): UG: Rs 1,850; MPhil / PhD / Post Doc: Rs 3,300; Boarders (p.a.): UG: Rs 3,550; MPhil / PhD / Post Doc: Rs 5,100 or Rs 7,400   10,52,078 More info
6. Post-matric Scholarship for Scheduled Castes Undergraduate and Postgraduate Rs 1 Lakh SC - All scholars are paid enrolment, tuition and other compulsory fees & Day Scholars (p.a.): UG: Rs 1,850; MPhil / PhD / Post Doc: Rs 3,300; Boarders (p.a.): UG: Rs 3,550; MPhil / PhD / Post Doc: Rs 5,100 or Rs 7,400   34,57,900 More info
7. Top Class Education Scholarship for Scheduled Castes Undergraduate and Postgraduate Rs 2 Lakh SC - All scholars are paid course fees up to Rs 3.72 lakh p.a. and Rs 75,000 p.a. towards living , book sand computer expenses 1,250 378 More info
8. Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship Postgraduate   SC - MPhil: Rs 96,000 p.a.; PhD: Rs 1.08 lakh 1,333 1,333 More info
9. Top Class Education Scholarship for Scheduled Tribes Undergraduate and Postgraduate Rs 2 Lakh ST - All scholars are paid course fees up to Rs 3.72 lakh p.a. and Rs 75,000 p.a. towards living, books and computer expenses     More info
10. Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship Postgraduate   ST - MPhil: Rs 96,000 p.a.; PhD: Rs 1.08 lakh   667 More info

 

National Means cum Merit Scholarship Scheme for Minority Students

This scholarship is awarded to students who have gained admission to technical and professional courses, by way of competitive examination or have secured more than 50% marks at higher secondary/ graduation level, and whose annual income of their parents/guardian from all sources does not exceed Rs. 2.5 lakhs. 30% of the total allocation of scholarships is reserved for girls. Course fees for eligible institutions (as notified by the Ministry of Minority Affairs) are paid in full. For other institutions, course fees up to Rs 20,000 per annum are paid along with a maintenance allowance. For more information on scholarship details and application, visit the Ministry of Minority Affairs:
http://minorityaffairs.gov.in/newsite/schemes/scholarships/scheme_details.htm

National Scholarships for People with Disabilities

This scholarship is awarded to students with at least 40% disabilities (as per definition under Persons with Disabilities Act 1995) and whose annual income of their parents/guardian from all sources does not exceed Rs 1.8 lakhs. The scholarship covers maintenance allowance and provides reimbursement up to Rs 10,000 per year towards the course fee. Scholarship is tenable for study in any recognized institution from Std XI to PhD (including technical/ vocational training courses). For more information on scholarship details and application, visit the Ministry of Social Justice website: http://socialjustice.nic.in/scholarships.html

Post-matric Scholarships for Minorities

This scholarship is awarded to students who have secured not less than 50% marks in the previous final examination and annual income of their parents/guardian from all sources does not exceed Rs. 2 lakhs. The minority communities eligible for this scholarship are Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists and Zoroastrians (Parsis). 30% of the total allocation is reserved for girls and continuance of the scholarship is contingent on students gaining more than 50% marks in the previous year’s examination. The scholarship is provided from Std XI through to PhD (including technical/ vocational training courses) in any government or recognized private school. The tuition fees will be credited to the student’s institution and the maintenance fee to the student’s bank account. For more information on scholarship details and application, visit the Ministry of Minority Affairs website: http://minorityaffairs.gov.in/newsite/schemes/postmatric/postmatric.htm

Post-matric Scholarships for Other Backward Castes

This scholarship is awarded to students whose annual income of their parents/guardian from all sources does not exceed Rs. 44,500. The scholarship covers all non-refundable tuition and compulsory fees payable to the institution as well as a maintenance allowance. Scholarship is tenable only for studies from Std XI through to Postgraduate courses in institutions recognized by the State or Union Territory Government. For more information on scholarship details and application, visit the Ministry of Social Justice website: http://socialjustice.nic.in/scholarships.html

Post-matric Scholarships for Scheduled Tribes

This scholarship is awarded to students whose annual income of their parents/guardian from all sources does not exceed Rs 1 lakh. The scholarship covers all non-refundable tuition and compulsory fees payable to the institution as well as a maintenance allowance. Scholarship is tenable for study of any government recognized course from Std XI to PhD (including technical/ vocational training courses). For more information on scholarship details and application, visit the Ministry of Tribal Affairs website: http://tribal.nic.in/schemes/pdf/1a.pdf

Post-matric Scholarships for Scheduled Castes

This scholarship is awarded to students whose annual income of their parents/guardian from all sources does not exceed Rs 1 lakh. The scholarship covers all non-refundable tuition and compulsory fees payable to the institution as well as a maintenance allowance. Scholarship is tenable for study of any government recognized course from Std XI to PhD (including technical/ vocational training courses). For more information on scholarship details and application, visit the Ministry of Social Justice website: http://socialjustice.nic.in/pmsscd.htm

Top Class Education Scholarship for Scheduled Castes

This scholarship is awarded to students hailing from Scheduled Castes and whose annual income of their parents/guardian from all sources does not exceed Rs 2 lakhs. The scholarship is for undergraduate studies in one hundred and twenty five institutions of excellence (as notified by the Ministry of Social Justice), including all IIMs, IITs, NITs as well as reputed medicine, law and pilot training institutes. The scholarship tuition fees (up to Rs 2 lakhs per annum for private colleges) and includes a maintenance allowance of nearly Rs 75,000 per annum (including expenses for computer, books,e tc). For more information on scholarship details and application, visit the Ministry of Social Justice website: http://socialjustice.nic.in/scholarships.html

Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for Scheduled Castes

This scholarship is awarded to students hailing from Scheduled Castes who have been admitted to an M Phil or Ph D degree at any university or academic institution. The fellowship includes a maintenance allowance and a house rent allowance. The fellowship is time-bound to 2 years for M Phil and 5 years for a Ph D course. After satisfactory progress in the first two years of a Ph D course, the candidate will be eligible for an increased allowance. For more information on scholarship details and application, visit the Ministry of Social Justice website: http://socialjustice.nic.in/scholarships.html

Top Class Education Scholarship for Scheduled Tribes

This scholarship is awarded to students hailing from Scheduled Tribes and whose annual income of their parents/guardian from all sources does not exceed Rs 2 lakhs. The scholarship is for undergraduate studies in one hundred and twenty five institutions of excellence (as notified by the Ministry of Social Justice), including all IIMs, IITs, NITs as well as reputed medicine, law and pilot training institutes. The scholarship tuition fees (up to Rs 2 lakhs per annum for private colleges) and includes a maintenance allowance of nearly Rs 75,000 per annum (including expenses for computer, books, etc). For more information on scholarship details and application, visit the Ministry of Tribal Affairs website: http://tribal.nic.in/schemes/pdf/topclass.pdf

Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for Scheduled Tribes

This scholarship is awarded to students hailing from Scheduled Tribes who have been admitted to an M Phil or Ph D degree at any university or academic institution. The fellowship includes a maintenance allowance and a house rent allowance. The fellowship is time-bound to 2 years for M Phil and 5 years for a Ph D course. After satisfactory progress in the first two years of a Ph D course, the candidate will be eligible for an increased allowance. For more information on scholarship details and application, visit the Ministry of Tribal Affairs website: http://tribal.nic.in/schemes/pdf/RGNF_edu.html

 

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