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Post-Matric Scholarship for SC/ST/OBC Students


The Scheme of Post-Matric Scholarships for the Students belonging to SC/ST/OBC category

1. Scope

These scholarships are available for studies in India only and are awarded by the government of the State/Union Territory to which the applicant actually belongs i.e. permanently settled.

2. Conditions of Eligibility

(i) Scholarships will be paid to the SC/ST students whose parents/guardians’ income from all sources does not exceed Rs. 1,00,000/- per annum and for OBC students whose parents/guardians’ income from all sources does not exceed Rs. 44,500/- per annum

NOTE 1: So long as either of the parents (or husband in the case of married unemployed girl student) is alive, only income of the parents/husband, as the case may be, from all sources has to be taken into account and of no other member even though they may be earning. In the form of income declaration, income is to be declared on this basis.

Only in the case where both the parents (or husband in the case of married but unemployed girl student) have died, the income of the guardian who is supporting the student in his/her studies has to be taken.

Such students whose parent’s income is affected due to unfortunate death of one of earning parents and resultantly comes within the income ceiling prescribed under the scheme, shall become eligible for scholarship, subject to their fulfilling other conditions of ligibility, from the month in which such sad incidence takes place.

Applications for scholarships from such students can be considered even after lapse of last date of receipt of applications, on compassionate grounds.

(ii) The scholarships are open to nationals of India.

(iii) Only those candidates who belong to SC/ST/Other Backward classes so specified in relation to the State/Union Territory to which the applicant actually belongs i.e. permanently settled and who have passed the Matriculation or Higher Secondary or any higher examination of a recognised University or Board of Secondary Education, will be elilgible.

(iv) Candidates who after passing one stage of education are studying in the same stage of education in different subject eg. B.Com after B.A. or M.A. in other subject will not be eligible.

(v) Students who, after having completed their educational career in one professional line, e.g. LLB after B.T./B.Ed. will not be eligible. From the academic year 1980-81, studies in two professional courses are allowed.

(vi) Students pursuing Post-graduate courses in medicine will be eligible if they are not allowed to practice during the period of their course.

(vii) Students who after failing or passing the under graduate/post-graduate examinations in Arts/Science/Commerce join any recognised professional or Technical certificate/diploma/degree courses will be awarded scholarships if otherwise eligible. No subsequent failure will be condoned except courses in Group ‘I’.

(viii) Students who pursue their studies through correspondence courses are also eligible. The term correspondence includes distant and continuing education.

(ix) Employed students whose income combined with the income of their parents/guardians does not exceed the maximum prescribed income ceiling are made eligible to post-matric scholarships to the extent of reimbursement of all compulsorily payable non-refundable fees.

(x) All children of the same parents/guardians will be entitled to receive benefits of the scheme.

(xi) A scholarship holder under this scheme will not hold any other scholarship/stipend. If awarded any other scholarship/stipend, the student can exercise his/her option for either of the two scholarships/stipends, whichever is more beneficial to him/her and should inform the awarding authority through the Head of the Institution about the option made.

No scholarship will be paid to the students under this scheme from the dates he/she accepts another scholarship/stipend.

The student can however, accept free lodging or a grant or adhoc monetary help from the State Government or any other source for the purchase of books, equipment or for meeting the expenses on board and lodging in addition to the scholarship amount paid under this scheme.

(xii) Scholarship holders who are receiving coaching in any of the pre-examination training centres with financial assistance from the Central Government/ State Government will not be eligible for stipend under the coaching schemes for the duration of the coaching programme.

3. Procedure for Applying

i. An application for scholarship should comprise:

a. One copy of the application for scholarship in the prescribed form (separate application forms as have been prescribed for ‘fresh’ and renewal scholarship by concerned States/UTs).

b. One copy of the passport size photograph with signatures of the student thereon (for fresh scholarship).

c. One attested copy of certificates, diploma, degree etc. in respect of all examinations passed.
d. A certificate of Caste/Tribe duly signed by an authorised Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar.

e. A Certificate of income issued by a competent authority not below the rank of Tehsildar for selfemployed parents/guardians. Employed parents/guardians are required to obtain income certificate from their employer and for any additional income from other sources, they would furnish declaration by way of an affidavit on non-judicial stamp paper.

f. A receipt in acknowledgement of the scholarship in the previous year on the form attached to the application only duly counter-signed by the Head of the Institution concerned, if the applicant was in receipt of a scholarship under this scheme in the preceding year.

g. Gap Certificate in the form of an affidavit on non-judicial stamp paper showing break in education.

h. Death Certificate of father, if passed away.

i. Hostel Certificate, if student is residing in the private/institution hostel.

j. Ration Card indicating the name of the student.

k. District Change Certificate (for students of State of Maharashtra) who have pursued their immediate previous education out of Mumbai.

Eligible SC/ST/OBC students’ should apply to their respective State Government for the Scholarship through the Institute.

Last Date - 31 July 2010


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