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MahaDBT – Schemes, Scholarship Details Aaple Sarkar DBT Portal

Mahadbt – Aaple Sarkar DBT (Direct Benefit Transfer) or MahaDBT is a renowned online scholarship portal of Government of Maharashtra. It hosts around 38 post-matric scholarships offered by different departments under the state government. The students who are domiciled in Maharashtra can apply for these scholarships through MahaDBT portal. The key objective of the portal is to ensure effective implementation and disbursement of scholarships within the state. It also promotes transparency in the applications submitted and documents uploaded by students apart from the smooth disbursement of scholarships directly into the account of the beneficiaries. Students need to search for “mahadbtmahait” which will direct you to MahaDBT portal.

This article gives you an insight into Mahadbt portal, the scholarships available on it and the process to follow to apply for them. Also, you will get to know some important details related to the scholarships such as their eligibility, application process, benefits, documents required and more.

MahaDBT – Maharashtra Scholarship Schemes Details

What are the departments that are disbursing various scholarships on MahaDBT? How many scholarships does each department offer? Find an answer to these questions in the table below. In all, there are 8 departments of Government of Maharashtra that offer scholarships for students coming from different sections of the society. Some of the renowned departments include Social Justice and Special Assistance Department, Directorate of Technical Education, Tribal Development Department, Directorate of Higher Education and more. The last date to apply for these scholarships at Mahadbt for the academic year 2019-20 has been updated to 29th February 2020. The students are advised to keep checking the portal timely so that they don’t miss any update.

MahaDBT Scholarship Portal Details

S.No Particulars Details
1. Number of scholarships offered by Social Justice and Special Assistance Department 5
2. Number of scholarships offered by the Department of Tribal Development 4
3. Number of scholarships offered by the Directorate of Higher Education 13
4. Number of scholarships offered by the Directorate of Technical Education 2
5. Number of scholarships offered by VJNT, OBC & SBC Welfare Department 8
6. Number of scholarships offered by the School Education and Sports Department 2
7. Number of scholarships offered by the Directorate of Medical Education and Research 2
8 Number of scholarships offered by the Minority Development Department 2

A detailed description of each scholarship offered by the departments under the Mahadbt portal is given below.

MahaDBT – Social Justice and Special Assistance Scholarships

The Department of Social Justice and Special Assistance (SJSA) grants five scholarship schemes through Mahadbt portal to provide financial help to the students of Maharashtra. These scholarships are applicable for carrying out studies at the post-matriculation level. The comprehensive detail on each of the scholarships is listed in the table given below. You can find the eligibility and benefits of these scholarships hereunder.

Detailed List of MahaDBT Scholarship – SJSA

Scholarship Name Eligibility Benefits (for 10 months)
Government of India Post-Matric Scholarship

The parents/guardian annual income should be less than or equal to INR 2.5 Lakh.

The student should belong to Scheduled Caste (SC) or Navbouddha category.

The student must be a resident of Maharashtra.

The student should have passed SSC/equivalent matric.

In the case of the student studying out of Maharashtra, the same rules are applicable.

Only two professional courses are allowed.

Maintenance allowance is disbursed into the following 4 groups:

Day scholars

  • Group I- INR 550
  • Group II- INR 530
  • Group III- INR 300
  • Group IV-  INR 380

Hostellers

  • Group I- INR 1200
  • Group II- INR 820
  • Group III- INR 570
  • Group IV- INR 380

Additional allowance for SC students:

Disability allowance

  • Blindness/low vision Group I & II- INR 150
  • Group III- INR 125
  • Group IV- INR 100

Leprosy cured groups:

  • Transportation allowance up to INR 100
    Escort allowance – INR 100
  • Special pay allowance- INR 100
  • Extra coaching allowance- INR 150

Orthopaedic disability group:

  • Transportation allowance- INR 100
  • Escort allowance- INR 100
  • Special pay allowance- INR 100
Post Matric Tuition Fee and Examination Fee (Freeship) The parents/guardian annual income should not exceed above INR 2.5 Lakh.

The student’s category should be Scheduled Caste (SC) or Neo Buddhist.

The student should be a resident of Maharashtra.

The student should have passed SSC/equivalent matric.

The student’s institute should be located in Maharashtra recognised by the Government.

The students should admit through CAP round only for Professional Courses.

Tuition Fees, Exam Fees & other fees which are mandatory or compulsorily payable by the student to the institution are covered under the scheme.
Maintenance Allowance for Students Studying in Professional Courses The students should be admitted in professional courses.

The students should be the scholarship holder of Government of India.

The family annual income should less than or equal to INR 2.5 Lakh.

The students who are studying in the professional curriculum and residing in Hostel (Government or Institutes Hostel or outside).

The students residing in government hostels.
  • Course duration between 4 to 5 years: INR 7,000 per annum
  • Course duration between 2 to 3 years: INR 5,000
  • Course duration below 2 years: INR 500

The students who are not admitted to government hostels should adhere to:

  • Course duration between 4 to 5 years: INR 10,000 per annum
  • Course duration between 2 to 3 years: INR 7,000 per annum
  • Course duration below 2 years: INR 5,000 per annum
Rajarshri Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Merit Scholarship

The student should belong to SC category.

There is no income limit for the scholarship.

Students must be studying in class 11th or 12th.

Students should secure 75% and above in class 10th.

The student should be a resident of Maharashtra.

Under this scheme, the SC students who secured 75% in the SSC examination and takes admission in Class XI will get scholarship INR 300 per month for 10 months for two years.

This Scholarship will be given in addition to the Government of India (GOI) scholarship and freeship.

Post-Matric Scholarship for Persons with Disability

The students who are disabled are eligible to apply. (40% or above)

The students should be residents of Maharashtra.

The students should be studying in recognised university or institute.

The scholarship will not be applicable if the candidate fails or quits the same course.

The student studying in recognised institute or college out of Maharashtra and belong to the Maharashtra state are also eligible.

The students pursuing post-graduation from the medical field but not allowed to practice out of institute are also eligible.

The candidates who are taking distance education from a recognised institution where non-refundable fees have to be paid by the student are eligible to apply.

The candidate residing in college/institute or any other recognized hostel & if he/she pays hostel fees then the candidate’s maintenance allowance will be given at hosteller rates.

The maintenance allowance is provided as per Group A, Group B, Group C, Group D, Group E per month

Day Scholar

  • Group A- INR 550
  • Group B- INR 530
  • Group C- INR 530
  • Group D- INR 300
  • Group E- INR 230

Hosteller

  • Group A 1,200
  • Group B 820
  • Group C 820
  • Group D 570
  • Group E 380

Blind: Vachak Bhatta Additional:

  • Group A, B, C- INR 100
  • Group D- INR 75
  • Group E- INR 50

The professional and technical education candidates who must go for practice tour will get INR 500 at maximum.

If the project is a mandatory part of course then for printing and typing, an additional of INR 600 will be provided.

MahaDBT – Tribal Development Department Scholarships

The Tribal Development Department, Government of Maharashtra offers a variety of post-matric scholarships for the students domiciled in Maharashtra belonging to ST category. There are in total of 4 scholarships under this department. Find below the table carrying detailed information on eligibility criteria and benefits of these scholarships that the students can avail.

Detailed List of MahaDBT Scholarship – TDD

Scholarship name Eligibility Benefits
Post Matric Scholarship Scheme Only ST students are applicable to apply.

The annual family income should not exceed INR 2.5 Lakh.

The students should at least have passed the class 10th examination.

The maintenance allowance (hostellers/day scholars) per month-
  • Group 1: INR 1,200/ INR 550
  • Group 2: INR 820/ INR 530
  • Group 3: INR 570/ INR 300
  • Group 4: INR 380/ INR 230

Reader allowance

  • Group1-2: INR 240
  • Group 3: INR 200
  • Group 4: INR 160

The students will receive an escort allowance of INR 160 per month and a special Pay of INR 160 per month.

The mentally retired will receive extra coaching and be paid INR 240 per month along with the following:

  • Study tours: INR 1,600 per annum
  • Thesis typing/printing: INR 1,600 per annum
  • Book grant: INR 1,200 per annum

Tuition Fee and Exam Fee for Tribal Students The student’s annual family income should not exceed INR 2.5 Lakh.

The students should belong to ST category only.

Tuition fees and exam fees as per approved college fee structure will be waived under this scheme.
Vocational Education Fee Reimbursement The student’s annual family income should not exceed INR 2.5 Lakh.

The students should belong to ST category only.

The students who are enrolled for vocational education courses like, Engineering, Pharmacy, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development, Vaastu Shastra, MBA, and MCA will be eligible.

Tuition fees and exam fees as per approved college fee structure will be waived under this scheme.

Vocational Education Maintenance Allowance The student’s annual family income should not exceed INR 2.5 Lakh.

The students should belong to ST category only.

The maintenance allowance is categorized by course duration (Hostellers/Day Scholars/) per annum.
  • Course duration of 4-5 years INR 7,000 and INR 10,000 respectively·
  • Course duration of 2-3 years INR 5,000 and INR 7,000 respectively.
  • Course duration of 2 years or less- INR 5,000

MahaDBT – Directorate of Higher Education (DHE) Scholarships

The Directorate of Higher Education (DHE) under Government of Maharashtra offers 13 scholarships for students domiciled in Maharashtra. It covers merit and means based scholarships for students to fund their education at the post-matriculation level. Here you can find detailed information on eligibility and the multiple benefits the students can avail from DHE scholarships.

Detailed List of MahaDBT Scholarship – DHE

Scholarship name Eligibility Benefits
Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Shikshan Shulkh Shishyavrutti Scheme

The applicant should be a domicile of Maharashtra

They should belong to Maharashtra State Border or Karnataka State Border to apply for the scholarship.

The family annual income should not exceed INR 8 Lakh.

The candidates belonging to general category and have taken admission are eligible to apply.

The applicant should not avail any other scholarship or stipend.

The courses which students have enrolled in should be approved by the government or AICTE.

The students should not have had 2-year of the gap during their course.

The students must have given all semester examinations.

The students shall get the following benefits:

100% tuition fee waived for Government & Non-government aided courses for students up to INR 2.5 Lakh family annual income.

For students with family annual income up to 8 Lakh will receive 50% Government and Non-government aided tuition fees.

50% and 100% of the examination fee will be paid for professional and non-professional courses.

Assistance to Meritorious Students Scholarship – Junior Level The students from Class 11 & 12 are eligible to apply.

The students should have a DHE sanctioned letter.

The Maharashtrian students studying out of Maharashtra can apply for this scheme.

The AMS junior-level scholarship amount is up to INR 3,000.

The AMS senior-level scholarship amount is up to INR 7,000.

Education Concession to the Children of Ex-Servicemen The applicant’s son/daughter/wife/widow of ex-servicemen are eligible.

The students should be enrolled in government-aided colleges only.

The Maharashtrian Students studying out of Maharashtra cannot apply for this scheme.

The college dress allowance and books allowance is paid up to INR 445.
Eklavya Scholarship The students must have graduated in degree courses of Law, Commerce & Arts with at least 60% marks and in Science with at least 70% marks.

The annual income of the applicant’s parents should not exceed INR 75,000.

The applicant must be a resident of Maharashtra state.

The beneficiary should not do a part-time or full-time job.

The Maharashtrian students studying out of Maharashtra cannot apply for this scheme.

The scholarship worth INR 5,000 is for all the sanctioned students.
State Government Open Merit Scholarship The applicant must be a resident of the Maharashtra state.

The applicant should have secured at least 60% marks in Class 12.

This scholarship is for students who have enrolled for Arts, Commerce, Science and Law courses.

The Maharashtrian students studying out of Maharashtra cannot apply for this scheme.

INR 100 per month will be paid directly to the student’s bank account.
Scholarship to Meritorious Students Possessing Mathematics/Physics The students should secure at least 60% in Science exam and more than 60% in Maths & Physics in Class 12.

The Maharashtrian students studying out of Maharashtra cannot apply for this scheme.

The applicant must be a resident of the Maharashtra State.

INR 100 per month will be paid directly to the student’s bank account.
Government Vidyaniketan Scholarship The student should secure 60% marks in the Class 10 examination.

The student should have passed the Class 10 exam from the State Government Vidyanikethan only.

The Maharashtrian students studying out of Maharashtra cannot apply for this scheme.

The applicant must be a resident of the Maharashtra State.

INR 100 per month will be paid.
State Government Daxshina Adhichatra Scholarship The applicant must be a graduate student from non-agriculture University only.

The Maharashtrian students studying out of Maharashtra cannot apply for this scheme.

The applicant must be a resident of the Maharashtra State.

INR 250 per month scholarship amount will get disbursed by the department.
Government Research Adichatra The applicant must be a post-graduate degree holder.

The applicant must be a resident of the Maharashtra State.

The applicant should have secured 60% marks in post-graduation.

The Maharashtrian students studying out of Maharashtra cannot apply for this scheme.

Scholarship amount INR 750 per month and INR 1,000 per year for other expenses.
Education Concession to the Children Freedom Fighter The applicants who are son/daughter/wife/widow of freedom fighters are eligible.

The Maharashtrian students studying out of Maharashtra cannot apply for this scheme

The students should be domicile of Maharashtra.

The scholarship of INR 50 per month for PG courses and INR 60 per month for Engineering courses.

Books allowance: INR 200 per annum for PG courses and INR 400 per annum for Engineering courses.

Jawaharlal Nehru University Scholarship The Maharashtrian students who have studied in JNU.

The UG and PG JNU students are applicable to the scheme.

They should be domicile of Maharashtra.

Scholarship amount INR 8,000 per month plus INR 10,000 extra annually.

Assistance to Meritorious Students Scholarship – Senior Level The students from Class 11 & 12 are eligible to apply.

The Maharashtrian students studying out of Maharashtra can apply for this scheme.

The AMS junior-level scholarship amount is up to INR 2,300.

The AMS senior-level scholarship is up to INR 72,000.

Dr. Punjabrao Deshmukh Vasatigruh Nirvah Bhatta Yojna (DHE) The applicant should be domicile of Maharashtra.

For professional courses, the applicants who are children of registered labour or Alpabhudarak or both are eligible.

The annual income of the family/ guardian should not exceed INR 8 Lakh.

The applicants should not avail any other Nirvah Bhatta benefits.

The applicant should attempt every semester or annual exam.

Professional courses:

INR 30,000 for 10 months will be paid to students studying in MMRDA/PMRDA/Aurangabad/Nagpur city belong to marginal landholder family with annual income up to 8 Lakh.

Students whose family annual income is up to INR 1 Lakh will be paid INR 10,000 for 10 months.

Non-professional course

Scholarship worth INR 2,000 for 10 months for students whose family annual income is up to 1 Lakh.

MahaDBT – Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) Scholarships

Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Maharashtra State is a world-class, globally competitive and flexible higher education institution responsive to the individual, institutional and socio-developmental needs of the people of Maharashtra. DTE Scholarship is a broader term that mainly comprises two scholarships namely, Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Shikshan Shulkh Shishyavrutti Yojna and Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Vasatigruh Nirvah Bhatta Yojna.

Detailed List of MahaDBT Scholarship – DTE

Scholarship name Eligibility Benefits
Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Shikshan Shulkh Shishyavrutti Yojna

The applicant should be an Indian national.

They should be domicile of Maharashtra state.

The applicant should be “Bonafide Student of Institute” and admitted for Professional and Technical courses.

The applicants from the deemed university are not eligible.

The candidates should be admitted through Centralized Admission Process (CAP).

The applicants cannot avail any other scholarship while applying for this.

For the current academic year, only 2 children from a family are allowed to avail benefits of the scheme.

The total annual income of the family should not exceed INR 8 Lakh.

The minimum 50 % attendance in the previous semester is required.

During the course duration, the candidate should not have had a gap of two or more years.

50 % of Tuition Fees and 50 % of Exam Fees.
Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Vastigruh Nirvah Bhatta Yojna (DTE) The applicant should be an Indian national.

They should be domicile of Maharashtra state.

The applicant should be “Bonafide Student of Institute” and admitted for Professional and Technical courses.

The applicants from the deemed university are not eligible.

The candidates should be admitted through Centralized Admission Process (CAP).

The applicants cannot avail any other scholarship while applying for this.

For the current academic year, only 2 children from a family are allowed for benefit of the scheme.

The total annual income of the family should not exceed INR 8 Lakh.

The minimum 50 % attendance in the previous semester is required.

During the course duration, the candidate should not have had a gap of two or more years.

The award is for the child of Registered Labor/Alpabhudharak (Marginal Land Holder) is as follows:

Scholarship worth INR 30,000 is awarded to students in the institutes in MMRDA / PMRDA / Aurangabad City / Nagpur City for the period of 10 months.

Scholarship worth INR 20,000 for 10 months for students in other areas.

Students whose annual family income is up to 8 Lakhs will be given the following awards:

Applicants who belong to the institutes in MMRDA / PMRDA/ Aurangabad City / Nagpur City will be awarded INR 10,000 for 10 months.

Scholarship worth INR 8,000 for students in other areas for the period of 10 months.

MahaDBT – VJNT, OBC & SBC Welfare Department Scholarships

The department aims to provide students belonging to VJNT, OBC and SBC category with the opportunity to go to the mainstream of education by availing the scholarships listed below. Here you can find detailed information on scholarships available for VJNT/OBC/SBC students along with their eligibility and benefits.

Detailed List of MahaDBT Scholarship – VJNT/SBC/OBC

Scholarship name Eligibility Benefits
Post-Matric Scholarship for VJNT Students The applicant should belong to VJNT, OBC and SBC category.

The applicants must be pursuing the education course approved by the government.

The annual family income should not exceed INR 1 Lakh.

The applicant should apply for the scholarship via the CAP system.

The applicant should achieve 75% attendance for the current year.

The scholarship eligibility is divided into Group A- E:

Group A- scholarship worth INR 425 per month for hostellers and INR 190 per month for day scholars.

Group B- scholarship worth INR 290 per month for hostellers and INR 190 per month for day scholars.

Group C- The same scholarship amount as Group B.

Group D- scholarship worth INR 320 per month for hostellers and INR 120 per month for day scholars.

Group E- scholarship worth INR 150 per month and for hostellers and INR 90 per month for non-hostellers

Tuition fee, exam, maintenance allowance are paid 100% to students studying in govt/non-aided institution in professional and non-professional courses.

Tuition Fees and Examination Fees to VJNT Students The applicant should belong to VJNT category.

The applicant must be resident of Maharashtra state.

The annual family income should not exceed INR 8 Lakh.

The students enrolled in degree courses in Health Science etc. are eligible to apply.

The freeship will be applicable to students enrolled in unaided or aided government colleges in technical education.

The students who are enrolled in courses such as Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fisheries are also eligible to apply.

100% tuition fees and exam fees are reimbursed to applicants via CAP system.
Maintenance Allowance to VJNT and SBC Students Studying in Professional Courses and Living in Hostel Attached to Professional Colleges The applicant should belong to VJNT and SBC category.

The applicant’s annual family income should not exceed INR 1 Lakh.

The applicant should be admitted to the hostels in professional colleges.

The applicant is not eligible if he or she takes admission in government hostel.

The students who are enrolled in professional courses such as Engineering, Medical, Veterinary, Architecture etc.

Maintenance allowance will be paid to students admitted in college hostel up to INR 700 per month for 4-5 years course.
Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Merit Scholarship for Students Studying in 11th & 12th Standard of VJNT & SBC Category The applicants should belong to Vimukta Jatis, Nomadic Tribes, and Special Backward Classes.

The applicant must be studying in class 11th and 12th in junior colleges.

There is no family annual income limit.

The students should not have a study gap to avail this scholarship.

The applicants must be residents of Maharashtra.

The applicants will receive a scholarship up to INR 300 per month for 10 months period.
Post Matric Scholarship to OBC Students The applicant should belong to OBC category.

The applicants must be pursuing education courses approved by the government.

The application should come via CAP round for professional courses.

The applicants need 75% attendance for the current year.

The benefits are disbursed into following Group A-E categories  for maintenance allowance:

Group A- INR 425 per month for hosteller and INR 190 per month for day scholars.

Group B and Group C- INR 290 per month for day scholars and INR 190 per month for hostellers.

Group D- INR 230 per month for hostellers and INR 120 per month for day scholars.

Group E- INR 150 per month for hostellers and INR 90 per month for day scholars.

Post Matric Scholarship to SBC Students The parent’s annual income should not exceed INR 1 Lakh.

The applicants must belong to the SBC category.

The applicants should be residents of Maharashtra.

The applicants must be pursuing the education courses approved by the government.

The benefits are disbursed into following Group A-E categories  for maintenance allowance:

Group A- INR 425 per month for hosteller and INR 190 per month for day scholars.

Group B and Group C- INR 290 per month for day scholars and INR 190 per month for hostellers.

Group D- INR 230 per month for hostellers and INR 120 per month for day scholars.

Group E- INR 150 per month for hostellers and INR 90 per month for day scholars.

Tuition Fees and Examination Fees to OBC Students The applicant must be pursuing post-matric education from government-approved colleges.

They must belong to the OBC category.

The applicants must be residents of Maharashtra.

The students pursuing degree courses in Health Science related course are eligible to apply.

The students pursuing higher and technical education from aided or unaided government colleges are also eligible.

The applicants who are pursuing courses in Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Fishery etc. are also eligible to apply.

Tuition fees and exam fees are paid 100% to applicants who are studying in government-aided institution in professional courses.

Tuition Fees and Examination Fees to SBC Students The applicants must belong to the SBC category.

The annual family income should not exceed INR 8 Lakh.

The applicants must be pursuing education courses approved by the government.

The applicant must be domicile of Maharashtra State.

100% tuition and exam fees for students.

MahaDBT – School Education and Sports Department Scholarships

The School Education and Sports Department (SESD), Government of Maharashtra invites applications for the Open Merit Scholarships in junior colleges from the students who have secured 60 percent marks in their SSC examination. The objective of this scholarship is to motivate those students for further higher education. The department also offers other merit scholarships for students who are domiciled in the state.

Detailed List of MahaDBT Scholarship – SESD

Scholarship name Eligibility Benefits
Open Merit Scholarships in Junior College The applicants should be of class 11th or 12th.

The applicants must have secured a minimum of 60% marks in SSC examination.

For students in class 11th and 12th: INR 50 per month for ten months.
Merit Scholarship for Economically Backward Class Students The applicants must have secured 50% marks in SSC examination.

The students should have cleared their exam in one attempt.

The male applicants will receive a scholarship up to INR 140 per month for 10 months.

The non-hosteller male applicants will receive INR 80 per month.

The hosteller and day scholar female applicants will receive INR 160 per month and INR 100 per month respectively.

MahaDBT – Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) Scholarships

This department offers scholarships for students of Maharashtra who wish to pursue medical or related courses. There are 2 scholarship schemes that offer course fee reimbursement for students applying for MBBS, BDS, Nursing, etc courses in government-aided/corporation/private un-aided colleges. The table below highlights every significant detail of DMER scholarship.

Detailed List of MahaDBT Scholarship – DMER

Scholarship name Eligibility Benefits
Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Fee Reimbursement Scheme For MBBS/BDS and other courses, candidates whose family annual income does not exceed INR 8 Lakh. 50% fee reimbursement (tuition fee + development fee) will be provided.
Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Hostel Maintenance Allowance The student’s family annual income should not exceed INR 8 Lakh.

The student’s parents should be registered labours.

The students who have taken admission in hostels in Mumbai, Pune, Aurangabad and Nagpur are eligible.

The students should have taken admission to degrees such as MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BHMS, etc in government-aided colleges.

Hostel maintenance allowance up to INR 3000 per year for students pursuing courses in Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur and Aurangabad and INR 2000 for students in other locations.

Students whose parents are registered labour shall receive INR 30000 per year for regions such as Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur and Aurangabad.

MahaDBT – Minority Development Department Scholarships

The minority department offers multiple post-matric scholarships for minority students studying Arts, Commerce, Science, Law, Medical, and other courses in Maharashtra. These scholarships are offered by the minority department in association with DTE and DMER. You can find detailed information on eligibility conditions and the benefits of the scholarships in the table below.

Detailed List of MahaDBT Scholarship – Minority

Scholarship name Eligibility Benefits
State Minority Scholarship Part II (DHE) Graduates and post-graduates from Arts/Commerce/Science/Law/Education courses are eligible to apply.

They should be domicile of Maharashtra.

The family annual income should be up to INR 8 Lakh.

2000 applicants will be provided quota (fresher’s) under this scheme.

The Maharashtrian students studying out of Maharashtra cannot apply for this scheme.

The scholarship worth INR 5000 will be provided.
Scholarship for Students of Minority Communities Pursuing Higher and Professional Courses (DTE) The applicant should be an Indian national.

The candidate should be a domicile of Maharashtra state.

The candidates should have passed SSC from Maharashtra state.

The applicant should be “Bonafide Student of Institute” and admitted to Professional and Technical courses (diploma/graduation/ post-graduation degree).

The candidate should be admitted through Centralized Admission Process (CAP) / Institute Level.

The applicant should not avail any other scholarship/stipend.

The total annual income of the family should not be more than INR 8 Lakh.

The scholarship amount up to INR 25,000 per annum is given.
Scholarship for Students of Minority Communities Pursuing Higher and Professional Courses (DMER) Students enrolled in medical courses such as MBBS, BDS, BAMS, etc and courses should be affiliated to Maharashtra University of Health Science, Nashik.

The students family annual income should not exceed INR 8 Lakh.

30% scholarship is reserved for female applicants and 70% for the male applicants.

The applicant should be a domicile of Maharashtra.

A total annual course fee of INR 25,000 is waived off for the student.

MahaDBT – Application Process

The applicants can apply for DTE scholarship through Aaple Sarkar DBT (Direct Benefit Transfer) portal. It is a unique platform run by the Government of Maharashtra for its citizens to help them avail benefits of different schemes available on it. From the academic session 2018-19 onwards, having an Aadhaar number is a mandatory requirement to apply for any scholarship scheme through the portal. The applicants are advised to go through the instructions carefully and get acquainted with all the requirements prior to filling up the scholarship form. Follow the steps below to apply for the scholarships on Aaple Sarkar DBT portal:

Step 1: The applicant first needs to visit the home page of the Aaple Sarkar DBT Portal.

MahaDBT Portal Homepage

Step 2: Click on the scholarship you want to apply for – “Post Matric Scholarship” and then click on “New Applicant Registration” to register yourself.

MahaDBT Scholarship Portal – New Applicant Registration

Step 3: Provide the required information and register.

MahaDBT  – New Registration Page

Step 4: The applicants are required to verify their email id and mobile number to complete the registration. Click on ‘Get OTP for Email ID Verification’ for email verification and ‘Get OTP for Mobile Number Verification’ for mobile number verification.

Note: Both email id and mobile number verification is mandatory.

MahaDBT Portal – Email and Mobile Number Verification

Step 5: Once registered successfully, log in using the registered email id and password.

MahaDBT Scholarship Portal – User Login

Step 6: After successful login, provide the information of Aadhaar number and proceed.

MahaDBT Portal – Aadhaar Details

Step 7: The applicants are required to authenticate their Aadhaar number. There are two types of authentication available.

  • OTP – If the applicant’s mobile number is registered with Aadhaar, then they can choose authentication type- OTP
  • Biometric – If the mobile number is not registered with Aadhaar, then they can choose the authentication type as Biometric.

Note: Here we have proceeded with the OTP authentication process.

MahaDBT Portal – Aadhaar Authentication

Step 8: Enter the Aadhaar number and click on “Send OTP” button. The system validates the aadhaar number and sends the system generated “OTP” to the registered mobile number. Enter the OTP and click on the “OK” button. After the successful OTP verification, the applicant details fetched from UIDAI will be auto-populated in the personal details, address details, bank details etc.

MahaDBT Portal – Aadhaar Authentication through OTP

Step 9: Now, the applicants can see the dashboard with available scholarships listed on it.

MahaDBT scholarship schemes

Step 10: Select the scholarship you want to apply for and click on the “Apply” button to start a new application.

Step 11: Complete the profile by providing all necessary information.

Step 12: Once the profile is updated, the applicants can go to the “All Schemes” section and search for the scholarship you would like to apply under the departments in the mahaDBT portal.

Step 13:  A list of suggested scholarship schemes will appear. Select the scholarship to apply for.

MahaDBT Scholarship dropdown menu

Step 14: An application form will appear. Fill in all necessary details and upload all supporting documents (if not already uploaded).

Step 15: Finally, submit the application.

MahaDBT – Documents Required

The students are advised to check out the portal for specific documents that are required for the scholarships available under different departments in the MahaDBT portal. The common documents that are essential for the application are listed below:

  • Domicile certificate
  • Income certificate (Provided by Tehsildar)
  • HSC and SSC certificates
  • Aadhar Card or Aadhaar Enrollment Slip
  • Fee receipt
  • College bonafide certificate (showcasing that the candidate belongs to a particular educational institution)
  • Caste validity certificate
  • CAP allotment letter (Applicable for scholarships offered by the Department of Higher Education and Department of Technical Education)
  • Hostel certificate (if applicable)
Also, read – TOP SCHOLARSHIPS for Students of Uttar Pradesh

MahaDBT – FAQ

Q. What is AapleSarkar DBT?

AapleSarkar DBT (Direct Benefit Transfer) is a portal launched by Government of Maharashtra to transfer the benefits and subsidies of various social welfare schemes like E-Scholarships, Pension, Disaster, etc., directly into the bank account of the beneficiary.

Q. How does the Aadhar based DBT help the beneficiary?

Aadhaar seeding your scheme ensures that nobody else can claim a share of the benefits by impersonating the candidate.

Q. What is mahaDBT scholarship?

MahaDBT scholarships are the scholarships offered by different departments of the Government of Maharashtra through MahaDBT portal. Refer to the complete list of scholarships in the article above.

Q. How to check the eligibility of the scheme?

The basic objective of the “Check Eligibility” feature on the MahaDBT portal is to fetch relevant schemes that are applicable to the applicant on the basis of the input provided by the applicant for eligibility check. Refer to the detailed eligibility conditions for the various scholarships as mentioned above.

Q. Can the application form be edited after submission?

Yes, if the institute sends back the application to the student for modification, the applicant can modify some specific fields.

Q. How to edit mahaDBT scholarship form?

The applicants can modify some specific details of the mahaDBT scholarship form if the institution sends back the application for modification.

Q. How long is the OTP valid?

The OTP required for mobile, email id and aadhaar verification remains valid for 30 minutes.

Q. How to check the status of scholarship application after submission?

To check the status of scholarship application after submission, the students need to login to the MahaDBT portal using their registered email id and password. Thereafter, they can check the status under the 'Application Tracking Menu' by providing their valid application ID.

Q. When is the last date to apply for a MahaDBT scholarship?

For the academic year 2019-20, the last date to apply for MahaDBT scholarship (post-matric) was extended till 29th February 2020. Usually, the scholarships are announced in the month of September and their application deadline stretches till the month of December. However, it is the sole decision of the provider.

Q. What is DBT fund transfer?

The term DBT stands for Direct Benefit Transfer. It is an advanced approach towards transferring subsidies offered by the government. Under DBT fund transfer, the beneficiaries (students) will receive the scholarship amount directly into their bank accounts.

Q. How does a candidate check his/her DBT account?

The candidates are recommended to get their mobile number updated in their respective banks. Once the scholarship amount is transferred through DBT to their account, the bank will send out an SMS alert for the same. Furthermore, the candidates can check their DBT account balance using ATM, internet banking or calling the bank for transaction details.

Q. How can a candidate apply MahaDBT form?

The candidates, who find themselves eligible for a scholarship scheme under MahaDBT portal can apply through MahaDBT form in simple steps. They are required to register on the MahaDBT portal and then log in to the dashboard to access respective scholarship form.

Q. How can the applicants upload documents to MahaDBT?

The process to upload documents on MahaDBT portal is very simple. Once the students have registered themselves on the portal, they need to log in to the dashboard and complete their profile. Thereafter, the students are required to upload their relevant documents. The maximum file size that a user can upload is 256 KB. Also, the file format should be either JPG, JPEG or PDF format.

Q. How can I update my profile on MahaDBT?

The students can update their profile on MahaDBT after logging into their account. They have to click on the ‘Profile’ button and fill in all required details to update their profile.

Q. How can a candidate log in to mahaDBT portal?

To log in to MahaDBT portal, follow the steps below –

  • Visit the official website of MahaDBT portal.
  • Click on the scheme you want to apply for.
  • Click on ‘Applicant Login’ button and log in using the registered email id and password.

Anup Chowdhury

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