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Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme for Minority Students 2015

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open31-Oct-2015
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What is Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme for Minority Students 2015?

The objective of the Scheme is to provide financial assistance to the poor and meritorious students belonging to minority communities to enable them to pursue professional and technical courses.

These scholarships are available for studies in India only and will be awarded through State Government/UT Administration or an Agency designated by the State Government/UT Administration for this purpose.

Number of scholarship

Every year 20000 scholarships will be distributed among the students of minority communities throughout the country.


Who can apply for this scholarship ?

  1. Students, who have got admission in a recognized college to pursue technical/professional courses, on the basis of a competitive examination.
  2. Students, who have got admission in a recognized college to pursue 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 of merit.
  3. A scholarship holder under this scheme will not avail any other scholarship/stipend for pursuing the course.
  4. The annual family income of the beneficiary/parent or guardian of the beneficiary should not exceed Rs.2.50 lakh per annum from all sources.

How can you apply ?

i) The scheme is implemented through Online Scholarship Management System (OSMS). It is mandatory for all students to apply online. The students shall apply on the scholarship website of this Ministry i.e. After submitting applications online, the student will take print out of the application and submit the same to the
Institutions/College or State Governments/UT Administrations together:
a) One copy of the passport size photograph with signature of the student thereon (for fresh scholarship).
b) One self attested copy of certificates, diploma, degree etc. in respect of all examinations passed.
c) An Income Certificate issued by an authorized Officer in the State/UT be submitted.
d) Self declaration of community by the student.
ii) Complete application in all respects 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.


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Terms and Conditions

Rate of Scholarship


Type of Financial Assistance

Rate for hostler

Rate for Day Scholar


Maintenance Allowance (For 10 months only)

Rs.10,000/-per annum( Rs.1000 p.m.)

Rs.5,000/- per annum. ( Rs.500 p.m.)


Course Fee*

Rs.20,000/- per annum or Actual whichever is less

Rs.20,000/- per annum or Actual whichever is less





* Full course fee will be reimbursed for eligible institutions listed in the scheme. The detailed list of 85 such institutions is given below.


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