EBC Scholarship 2023 – Eligibility, Application Process and More

The EBC Scholarship 2023 widely known as the Economically Backward Class Scholarship Scheme 2023 is an initiative by the Maharashtra Government to help students belonging to the EBC category in completing their education. This scheme involves giving fee concessions up to 100% for the UG, PG, and diploma courses in engineering, medical, agriculture, and courses. Only students who are from economically backward societies are eligible to apply for this scholarship.  

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There are various Economically Backward Class Scholarships given by different departments of Maharashtra government depending upon the eligibility and courses. The mode of application for the scholarship is online. Maharashtra government offers EBC certificate i.e. the Economically Backward Class certificate to those underprivileged students who can’t afford their education on their own. Infact, the term ‘EBC’ does not only include those families that are below the poverty line but also includes those families whose annual income is less than double the poverty line. 

This article will provide students with a brief about the key things that they must consider while applying for this scholarship. It will also provide you with an insight about the scholarship scheme in terms of its eligibility criteria, application procedure, scholarship amount, important documents and other important information. Read ahead to get a detailed understanding of the scholarship and related details.

EBC Scholarship 2023 – Important Details

Some important details related to the Economically Backward Class Scholarship are tabulated below. 

Particulars Details
Name of the Scholarship Open Merit Scholarships for Economically Backward Students
Provider of the Scholarship Maharashtra Government
Application Process Online
Objective To provide financial support to students
  • INR 160 to all hostel girls every month for 10 months
  • INR 100 to all female day scholars for 10 months
  • INR 140 to all hostel boys every month for 10 months
  • INR 80 to all male day scholars for 10 months
Beneficiaries Economically backward students
Last Date of Application 31 May 2023

EBC Scholarship 2023 – List of Top Scholarships

The list of top Economically Backward Class Scholarships are as follows:

  • Scholarship and Technical Education To Handicapped Students, Maharashtra
  • Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Shikshan Shulk Shishyavrutti Yojna
  • Rajshri Sahu Maharaj Merit Scholarship, Maharashtra
  • Rajshri Sahu Maharaj Merit Scholarship To SC Student, Maharashtra
  • Professional Training Allowance And Subsistence To Hostel Students
  • Tuition Fees and Examination Fees to VJNT(Vimukta Jati, Nomadic Tribes) SBC Students.

EBC Scholarship 2023 – Benefits

The benefits provided by the Maharashtra Government under the Open Merit Scholarships for Economically Backward Students are as follows.

  • INR 160 to all hostel girls every month for 10 months. Thus, the total amount given will be INR 1,600.
  • INR 100 to all female day scholars for 10 months. Thus, the total amount given will be INR 1,000.
  • INR 140 to all hostel boys every month for 10 months. Thus, the total amount given will be INR 1,400.
  • INR 80 to all male day scholars for 10 months. Thus, the total amount given will be INR 800.

Note: The benefits of the scholarship vary from one scholarship to another. Since there are multiple Economically Backward Class Scholarships given by Maharashtra government, the benefits under those schemes are different from each other. 

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EBC Scholarship 2023 – Eligibility Criteria

Maharashtra government has laid down an eligibility criteria for all the candidates who wish to apply for the scholarship. The eligibility criteria as released by Maharashtra Government is as follows.

  • Applicants must be from the Economically Backward Class (EBC).
  • Applicants must have a domicile of Maharashtra.
  • Applicants belonging to Karnataka Border can also apply.
  • Bank account of the applicant must be linked to his/her AADHAAR card.
  • Applicants must not have applied for any other scholarship for the current year.
  • Applicants must have enrolled in the Common Admission Process (CAP).
  • For applicants coming from a family with an annual income less than 2.5 lakhs, no minimum percentage criteria in the previous class is required to be fulfilled.
  • For applicants coming from a family with an annual income more than INR 2.5 lakhs and less than INR 8 lakhs, a minimum percentage of 50% is required in the previous class.

EBC Scholarship 2023 – Documents

An applicant must have all the mandatory documents required for the application of scholarship. The list of documents required for the Economically Backward Class Scholarship application are as follows.

  • Domicile certificate
  • Declaration certificate (Undertaking of Parents/Guardian about the number of children/beneficiaries)
  • Copy of Fee certificate
  • Copy of Leaving certificate
  • Death certificate of Father/Mother if not alive (If applicable)
  • Common Admission Process (CAP) allotment letter
  • Copy of bank passbook or cancelled cheque
  • All previous marksheets (From class 10th to last exam appeared for)
  • Gap affidavit on stamp paper (In case of Gap in previous year)
  • Certified Income Certificate attested by Tahsildar
  • AADHAAR card copy
  • Attendance certificate

EBC Scholarship 2023 – Selection Criteria

Applicants are selected for the Economically Backward Class Scholarship based on the fulfilment of the eligibility criteria laid down by the respective department of the Maharashtra government giving the scholarship.

How to apply for EBC Scholarship Scholarship 2023?

  • Visit the official site- mahadbtmahait.gov.in
  • Register yourself by going on the registration page.
  • Complete the AADHAAR authentication by entering the OTP received on your mobile number.
  • Use the login details obtained on your email id or mobile number after the registration on the page.
  • Fill the application form after logging in.
  • Upload all the necessary documents.
  • Submit the form and save it for future reference.

EBC Scholarship 2023 – Contact Details 

Official Email ID mahadbt.helpdesk@maharashtra.gov.in
Contact Number 18001025311

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who gives the Economically Backward Class Scholarship?

The Economically Backward Class Scholarship scheme is an initiative of the Maharashtra government.

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What is the mode of application for the Economically Backward Class Scholarship?

The mode of Economically Backward Class scholarship is online.

When is the last date to apply for the Economically Backward Class Scholarship?

The last date to apply for the scholarship is 31st May 2023.

Who is eligible for the Economically Backward Class Scholarship?

Students from economically backward classes are eligible for the Economically Backward Class Scholarship.

Who is eligible for the EBC certificate?

Applicants coming from the family having an annual income below INR 8,00,000 are eligible for the EBC Certificate.

Is AADHAAR card required for the application of Economically Backward Class Scholarship?

Yes, the applicant must have his/her AADHAAR card at the time of application for the scholarship as the application process involves an AADHAAR authentication process.


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