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Bihar Scholarship 2020 – Complete List, Eligibility, Key Dates

Bihar Scholarship opens a vast gamut of educational opportunities for the students who are permanent residents of the state. The Government of Bihar and other private organisations together offer a number of scholarships for meritorious and underprivileged students of the state. The key objective of each Bihar scholarship is to encourage and motivate deserving students to pursue further studies regardless of any financial constraint.

The article provides you with the highlights of all Bihar scholarships offered by the government of Bihar and other organisations. It covers information like the complete Bihar scholarship list, their key eligibility criteria, the detailed application process, tentative application period and award details.

UPDATE – To know more about NSP scholarships, click here.

Bihar Scholarship – The Complete List

How many Bihar scholarships are available for you? When is the right time to apply for a Bihar scholarship? These are some obvious questions that arise in the minds of most of the students. The table given below contains the complete Bihar scholarship list along with their provider information and tentative application period. This will provide you with an insight into scholarships which are available exclusively for the students of Bihar. Lookup for the scholarship that fits your requirements and apply for them as specified.

Detailed Bihar Scholarship List

S.No. Scholarship Name Provider Name Application Period*
1. Post Matric Scholarship for SC Students, Bihar Backward and Extremely Backward Class Welfare Department, Government of Bihar Between January and March
2. BC-EBC Post Matric Scholarship, Bihar Backward and Extremely Backward Class Welfare Department, Government of Bihar Between January and March
3. ST-Post Matric Scholarship, Bihar Backward and Extremely Backward Class Welfare Department, Government of Bihar Between January and March
4. Chief Minister Kanya Utthan Yojana for 10+2, Bihar Government of Bihar Runs throughout the year
5. Chief Minister Kanya Utthan Yojana for Graduation, Bihar Government of Bihar Runs throughout the year
6. Combined Counselling Board (CCB) Scholarship, Bihar Combined Counselling Board Between October and April

*The application period mentioned above is tentative and subject to change on the discretion of the scholarship provider.

Bihar Scholarship – Key Eligibility

Once you are aware of the complete Bihar scholarship list, you must be eager to know about the key eligibility conditions that you need to fulfil to apply for them. Though each Bihar scholarship has its own set of eligibility criteria to be followed, the one common condition that is applicable for all Bihar scholarships is that they are available for students who are domicile of Bihar state only. Get detailed eligibility criteria for each scholarship in the table given below.

Detailed Eligibility Criteria of Bihar Scholarship

S.No. Scholarship Name Category Eligibility Criteria
1. Post Matric Scholarship for SC Students, Bihar For SC The students studying at post-matriculation level (class 11 to postgraduation level) can apply for this scholarship.

They must have passed the last qualifying examination.

The annual income of the family should be less than INR 2.50 Lakh.

They must not be in receipt of any other scholarship.

2. BC-EBC Post Matric Scholarship, Bihar For BC/EBC The students studying at post-matriculation level (class 11 to postgraduation level) can apply for this scholarship.

They must have passed the last qualifying examination

The annual income of the family should be less than INR 1.50 Lakh.

They must not be in receipt of any other scholarship.

3. ST-Post Matric Scholarship, Bihar For ST The students studying at post-matriculation level (class 11 to postgraduation level) can apply for this scholarship.

They must have passed the last qualifying examination.

The annual income of the family should be less than INR 2.50 Lakh.

They must not be in receipt of any other scholarship.

4. Chief Minister Kanya Utthan Yojana for 10+2, Bihar For girls The unmarried girl students of Bihar who have passed their class 12 examination from Bihar School Examination Board can apply.
5. Chief Minister Kanya Utthan Yojana for Graduation, Bihar For girls The girl students who have completed their graduation from a government recognised/deemed to be university can apply.
6. Combined Counselling Board (CCB) Scholarship, Bihar For all The students studying at college/university level (pursuing diploma level, degree level or postgraduate level courses) can apply for this scholarship.

They must have passed the last qualifying examination with at least 40% to 50% marks.

Bihar Scholarship – Application Process

Can you apply for a Bihar scholarship online or offline? Where can you obtain the application form from? What are the steps to be followed to apply for a Bihar scholarship online? Is there any application fee charged by the government for Bihar scholarship? Get all your questions related to Bihar scholarship application process answered here in the table below. While most of the scholarships invite applications online, there are some school-level scholarships that prefer offline applications. Find out detailed application process hereunder.

Detailed Application Process of Bihar Scholarship

S.No. Scholarship Name How to Apply?
1. Post Matric Scholarship for SC Students, Bihar Apply online through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP).
2. BC-EBC Post Matric Scholarship, Bihar Apply online through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP).
3. ST-Post Matric Scholarship, Bihar Apply online through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP).
4. Chief Minister Kanya Utthan Yojana for 10+2, Bihar Apply online through the official website of Bihar Government.
5. Chief Minister Kanya Utthan Yojana for Graduation, Bihar Apply online through the official website of Bihar Government.
6. Combined Counselling Board (CCB) Scholarship, Bihar Apply online through the official website of Combined Counselling Board.

Bihar Scholarship at E-Kalyan Portal

Bihar Scholarship at National Scholarship Portal

Also Read: NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP PORTAL – A HUB FOR GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Bihar Scholarship – Rewards

What is the scholarship amount that each Bihar scholarship promises to offer? How many students will be benefitted through these scholarships? The amount of scholarship and the number of students getting benefitted from them varies from scholarship to scholarship. Furthermore, the government scholarships transfer the scholarship amount directly into the account of the beneficiaries through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT). Know what each Bihar scholarship holds for you in the table given below.

Award Details of Bihar Scholarship

S.No. Scholarship Name Award Details
1. Post Matric Scholarship for SC Students, Bihar Maintenance allowance of up to INR 1200 per month (for hostellers) and INR 550 per month (for day scholars) for 10 months

An additional allowance of up to INR 240 per month for students with disabilities

Reimbursement of compulsory non-refundable fees

Study tour charges of up to INR 1600 per annum

Thesis typing and printing charges of up to INR 1600 for research scholars

2. BC-EBC Post Matric Scholarship, Bihar Variable financial assistance
3. ST-Post Matric Scholarship, Bihar Maintenance allowance of up to INR 1200 per month (for hostellers) and INR 550 per month (for day scholars) for 10 months

An additional allowance of up to INR 240 per month for students with disabilities

Reimbursement of compulsory non-refundable fees

Study tour charges of up to INR 1600 per annum

Thesis typing and printing charges of up to INR 1600 for research scholars

4. Chief Minister Kanya Utthan Yojana for 10+2, Bihar INR 10,000
5. Chief Minister Kanya Utthan Yojana for Graduation, Bihar INR 25,000 (one-time financial assistance)
6. Combined Counselling Board (CCB) Scholarship, Bihar Scholarship from INR 1 Lakh to 3 Lakh

The list of Bihar scholarship is not limited to the above-mentioned names. There are several other scholarships for which the students of Bihar can apply. Get more information about these Bihar scholarships hereunder.

BTSE Bihar Talent Search Examination

Organised jointly by the Lok Kalyan Parishad and Mployd Edutech Pvt. Ltd., this scholarship is available for students who qualify the Bihar Talent Search Examination and are studying in Class VII to X. The selected students get financial assistance of up to INR 20,000 as well as gift items such as laptop, notepad, tab, smartwatch and other gift-hampers as part of the scholarship.

Post Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

This scholarship is for the disabled students who are studying in class 11 to postgraduation. The applicants for this scholarship must have at least 40 percent of disability, certified by the competent medical authority of the state government or UTs and annual family income must be less than INR 2.5 lakh. The amount of scholarship that the students will receive includes maintenance allowance, book allowance, disability allowance, etc.

Ministry of Labour and Employment Pre-Matric Scholarship

This scholarship is run by the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India. This scheme is for the students who are studying in class 1 to 10 and are wards of Beedi/Cine/IOMC/LSDM workers. Selected students will receive a scholarship amount of up to INR 1840 under this scheme.

Ministry of Labour and Employment Post-Matric Scholarship

Just like the pre-matric scholarship, the Ministry of Labour and Employment also offers a post-matric scholarship for students studying in class 11 to postgraduation level (including diploma courses) who are the wards of Beedi/Cine/IOMC/LSDM workers. The scholars selected under this scheme will receive a scholarship up to INR 15,000.

Bihar Scholarship – QnA

Q. Where can a student find relevant details of Bihar scholarships?

The students can refer to the National Scholarship Portal or the official government website of Bihar state to get relevant information about Bihar scholarships.

Q. When is the Bihar scholarship for SC/ST/BC/EBC students announced?

The Government of Bihar offers Post-Matric scholarship SC/ST/BC/EBC students in the month of January and March.

Q. How many Post-Matric scholarships are disbursed to students every year by Bihar state government?

A total of 3 lakh students get benefitted through the post-matric scholarships offered by the Bihar state government.

Q. How can a student apply for Post-Matric Scholarships for SC/ST/BC/EBC candidates?

The applications for Post-Matric Scholarships for SC/ST/BC/EBC candidates are invited through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP) every year. For the academic year 2018-19, the application deadline was in the month of March. To apply for these scholarships, the students have to visit the official website of NSP and register. Once registered, the applicants have to log in to proceed with the application process. Fill in all required details and upload the necessary documents before submitting the scholarship application form.

Q. How can a student apply for the chief minister scholarship scheme?

To apply for the Chief Minister Scholarship Scheme, the students need to visit the Edudbt portal of Bihar Government.

Q. How can a student track the status of his/her scholarship application?

The process to track the scholarship application is simple. For Post-Matric Scholarships, the students need to visit the official website of National Scholarship Portal and log in to their user dashboard to track their application status.

Q. What are the other scholarship opportunities available for students other than Bihar government scholarships?

There are some private organisations as well that offer scholarship for students domiciled in Bihar. Refer to the tables given above to get the information.

List of State Scholarship portal are as follows:

Scholarships for Uttar Pradesh
UP Scholarship
Scholarships for Maharashtra
Mahadbt
Post Matric Scholarships disbursements through ePass
Epass Scholarship
Jnanabhumi online portal of Government of Andhra Pradesh
Jnanabhumi
scholarship portal of Jharkhand
E Kalyan Scholarship
Government of Madhya Pradesh, MP scholarships
MP Scholarship
Karnataka education board, ePASS Karnataka
Epass Karnataka Scholarship
TS epass scholarship is offrering by Telangana Govt
Telangana Epass
Scholarship Portal Government of Punjab
Punjab Scholarship
E-Grantz portal, Government of Kerala
E Grantz
Minorities under Government of Karnataka, GOKDOM
Gokdom
Oasis scholarship portal, West Bengal scholarships
Oasis Scholarship
Chhattisgarh Scholarship Portal
CG Scholarship Portal
SJE Rajasthan Scholarship Portal, Government of Rajasthan
SJE Scholarship
Digital Gujarat scholarship, Government of Gujarat.
Gujarat Scholarship
HP ePass scholarship portal, Himachal Pradesh
HP Epass Scholarship
West Bengal Scholarship Schemes, West Bengal
West Bengal Scholarship
Government of Bihar Post-Matric scholarship SC/ST/BC/EBC
Bihar Scholarship
Scholarship for BC, MBC and Minorities, Govt of TamilNadu
TN Scholarship
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