GOKDOM – The Directorate of Minorities under Government of Karnataka, popularly known as GOKDOM majorly focuses on the issues relating to the notified Minorities such as Christians, Muslims, Sikhs, Parsis, Jains and Buddhists in the state. Located in Bengaluru, the directorate acts as the nodal agency for all the schemes, including scholarships, being run by the State and the Central Government for the welfare of Minority Community.
GOKDOM – What it is?
GOKDOM was carved out of the Directorate of Backward Classes in 1999-2000 to uplift the socio-economic status of people belonging to minority community. The key functions that the directorate serves for the minority communities in Karnataka include –
- Introduction of schemes to accelerate their socio-economic development.
- Introduction of educational schemes for students.
- Implementation of schemes especially for children and women.
- Providing them with suitable training and employment opportunities to allow them to tackle the problems related to economic backwardness.
The directorate looks after planning, coordination, evaluation as well as the implementation of development schemes for the benefit of minority community students.
GOKDOM – The Comprehensive Scholarship List
GOKDOM hosts all the schemes offered by the Directorate of Minorities, Government of Karnataka including scholarships, fellowships, fee reimbursement schemes, scheme for food and accommodation, madrasa schemes and more. Here is a comprehensive list of all the scholarships that are listed at GOKDOM along with their estimated application period and the rewards that they offer to the prospective students.
|S.No.||Scholarship Name||Application Period*||Awards|
|1.||Pre-Matric Scholarship for Minorities of Karnataka||August to September||The scholarship covers tuition fee, admission fee and maintenance allowance|
|2.||Post-Matric Scholarship for Minorities of Karnataka||August to September||The scholarship covers tuition fee, admission fee and maintenance allowance|
|3.||Merit-Cum-Means Scholarship for Minorities, Karnataka||August to September||Scholarship up to INR 30,000|
|4.||National Overseas Scholarship for Minority Community Students, Karnataka||May to July||Scholarship up to INR 20 Lakh per annum up to 2 years covering the cost of course, living expenses and one side airfare|
|5.||Incentive for SSLC & 2nd PUC Students, Karnataka||August to September||One-time incentive of INR 10,000 to SSLC students and INR 20,000 to 2nd PUC students|
|6.||MPhil and PhD Fellowship for Minority Students, Karnataka||May to June||Fellowship up to INR 25,000 per month
A contingency grant of INR 10,000 per annum
*The above-mentioned application period is tentative which may change on the discretion of the scholarship provider.
GOKDOM Scholarships – Eligibility Criteria
Since the scholarships are being offered by the Directorate of Minorities, Government of Karnataka, the key eligibility that is applicable for all the scholarships is that only students belonging to the minority community and having a domicile of Karnataka state can apply. Furthermore, to get specific eligibility criteria for each scholarship, refer to the table given below that contains detailed eligibility criteria for all the scholarships offered by the Directorate.
Detailed Eligibility Criteria for GOKDOM Scholarships
|S.No.||Scholarship Name||Eligibility Conditions|
|1.||Pre-Matric Scholarship for Minorities of Karnataka||
|2.||Post-Matric Scholarship for Minorities of Karnataka||
|3.||Merit-Cum-Means Scholarship for Minorities, Karnataka||
|4.||National Overseas Scholarship for Minority Community Students, Karnataka||
|5.||Incentive for SSLC & 2nd PUC Students, Karnataka||
|6.||MPhil and PhD Fellowship for Minority Students, Karnataka||
GOKDOM – Application Process to Follow
All the scholarships listed with the Directorate of Minorities have their distinctive application process. While you need to apply for some scholarships offline, there are some scholarships for which you need to apply through GOKDOM. Also, the applications for scholarships which are centrally-sponsored are done online through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP). The table given below carries a detailed description of how and where can you apply for a specific scholarship.
|S.No.||Scholarship Name||How to Apply?|
|1.||Pre-Matric Scholarship for Minorities of Karnataka||Apply online through NSP (National Scholarship Portal)|
|2.||Post-Matric Scholarship for Minorities of Karnataka||Apply online through NSP (National Scholarship Portal)|
|3.||Merit-Cum-Means Scholarship for Minorities, Karnataka||Apply online through NSP (National Scholarship Portal)|
|4.||National Overseas Scholarship for Minority Community Students, Karnataka||Apply offline through GOKDOM|
|5.||Incentive for SSLC & 2nd PUC Students, Karnataka||Apply online through GOKDOM|
|6.||MPhil and PhD Fellowship for Minority Students, Karnataka||Apply online or offline through GOKDOM|
GOKDOM – Contact Details
In case you have any query regarding any information related to scholarships listed at GOKDOM, you can feel free to connect with the directorate’s office either personally, by email or on-call. Please find the contact details hereunder –
Directorate of Minorities,
20th & 21st Floor,
V V Towers (Main),
Dr. B R Ambedkar Veedhi,
Bangalore – 560001
GOKDOM Helpline – 080 22535900
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