MahaDBT Scholarship – Eligibility Criteria, Important Details and More

The MahaDBT Scholarship, widely known as the Maharashtra Direct Benefit Transfer Scholarship or the Aaple Sarkar MahaDBT is an umbrella term for various post-matric scholarships offered by the Maharashtra Government. It is open for the students who belong to economically weaker background and are not able to afford their studies. 

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The awards or benefits under the MahaDBT Scholarship range between INR 100 to INR 25,000 depending upon the type of scholarship and the eligibility criteria of the applicant. The mode of application for the scholarship is online and the last date to apply for the same is 31st March 2023.

This article will provide students with detailed information about the scholarship and key things one must consider while applying. It will also give an insight into the scholarship scheme in terms of its eligibility criteria, application procedure, scholarship benefits, important documents and other related information. Read the complete article to get a detailed understanding of the scholarship and related information.

MahaDBT Scholarship – Important Details

Particulars Details
Name MahaDBT
Department Maharashtra Government Departments
Scholarship Given Post-Matric Scholarships
Mode of application Online
Beneficiaries Reserved and General Category Students
Application begins from 21st September 2022
Application ends on 31st March 2023

MahaDBT Scholarship – List of Schemes

MahaDBT Scholarship has been divided into 14 department-wise schemes. The list of these schemes is as follows:

Directorate of Technical Education

  • Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Shikshan Shulkh Shishyavrutti Yojna (EBC)
  • Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Vastigruh Nirvah Bhatta Yojna (DTE)

OBC, SEBC, VJNT & SBC Welfare Department

  • Post Matric Scholarship to VJNT Students
  • Tuition Fees and Examination Fees to VJNT Students
  • Payment of Maintenance Allowance to VJNT and SBC Students studying in Professional Courses and living in the hostel attached to Professional Colleges
  • Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Merit Scholarship for students studying in 11th & 12th standard of VJNT & SBC category
  • Post Matric Scholarship to OBC and SBC Students
  • Tuition Fees and Examination Fees to OBC and SBC Students 

Social Justice and Special Assistance Department

Career Assessment Test

  • Government of India Post-Matric Scholarship
  • Post-Matric Tuition Fee and Examination Fee (Freeship)
  • Maintenance Allowance for student Studying in professional courses
  • Rajarshri Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Merit Scholarship
  • Post-Matric Scholarship for persons with disability

Tribal Development Department

  • Post Matric Scholarship Scheme (Government Of India)
  • Tuition Fee & Exam Fee for Tribal Students (Freeship)
  • Vocational Education Fee Reimbursement
  • Vocational Education Maintenance Allowance

Directorate of Medical Education and Research

  • Rajarshri Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Fee Reimbursement Scheme
  • Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Hostel Maintenance Allowance

Other departments – 

  • Minority Development Department
  • Skill Development, Employment And Entrepreneurship Department
  • Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri
  • Directorate of Art
  • MAFSU Nagpur
  • Department Of Agriculture
  • Department of Disability

MahaDBT Scholarship – Benefits

Government of India Post-Matric Scholarship

Day Scholars- 

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  • Group I INR 550
  • Group II INR 530
  • Group III INR 300
  • Group IV INR 230


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

Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Merit Scholarship

  • INR 300 per month for 10 months for two years INR i.e. in class 11 and 12

Post-Matric Scholarship for persons with disability

Day Scholar-

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


  • Group A INR 1200
  • Group B INR 820
  • Group C INR 820
  • Group D INR 570
  • Group E INR 380

Post Matric Scholarship Scheme


  • Group 1 INR 1200
  • Group 2 INR 820
  • Group 3 INR 570
  • Group 4 INR 380

Day Scholars-

  • Group 1 INR 550
  • Group 2 INR 530
  • Group 3 INR 300
  • Group 4 INR 230

*Entitled for some other allowances too

Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Shikshan Shulkh Shishyavrutti Scheme

  • 50% of Exam Fees waiver for Professional courses
  • 100 % of Exam Fees waiver for non-professional courses

State Government Open Merit Scholarship

  • INR 100 per month

Scholarship to Meritorious students possessing Mathematics /Physics

  • INR 100 per month

Open Merit Scholarships in Junior College

  • INR 50 per month for 10 months

Merit Scholarships for Economically Backward Class Students

Day Scholars-

  • Boys/Girls – INR 80/100 per month for 10 months


  • Boys/Girls – INR 140/160 per month for 10 months

Post Matric Scholarship to VJNT Students


  • Group A INR 425
  • Group B INR 290
  • Group C INR 290
  • Group D INR 230
  • Group E INR 150

Day Scholars-

  • Group A INR 190
  • Group B INR 190
  • Group C INR 190
  • Group D INR 120
  • Group E INR 90

Post Matric Scholarship to OBC Students


  • Group A INR 425
  • Group B INR 290
  • Group C INR 290
  • Group D INR 230
  • Group E INR 150

Day Scholars-

  • Group A INR 190
  • Group B INR 190
  • Group C INR 190
  • Group D INR 120
  • Group E INR 90

Post Matric Scholarship to SBC Students


  • Group A INR 425
  • Group B INR 290
  • Group C INR 290
  • Group D INR 230
  • Group E INR 150

Day Scholars-

  • Group A INR 190
  • Group B INR 190
  • Group C INR 190
  • Group D INR 120
  • Group E INR 90

State Minority Scholarship Part II

  • Total annual course fee or INR 5000 whichever amount is less will be scholarship amount

Scholarship Scheme for State Minority Communities Pursuing Higher Professional Education/All Post-H.S.C Courses

  • For Technical Course – Maximum INR 25,000 per annum or Actual Tuition Fees whichever is less

MahaDBT Scholarship – Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must be a domicile of Maharashtra.
  • They must have scored at least 60% marks in Classes 10 and 12.
  • The annual family income of the applicant must be between INR 2 Lakh to INR 8 Lakh (depending on the scholarship).

MahaDBT Scholarship – Important Documents

The list of important documents required for applying for the MahaDBT Scholarship is given below.

  • Scanned photo and signature
  • Aadhar Card
  • School/college leaving certificate
  • Cap allotment letter
  • College fee receipt
  • Marksheet of Class 10
  • Marksheet of Class 12
  • Previous Year Marksheet
  • All semester marksheets
  • Caste certificate
  • Income certificate of current financial year (from Tehsildar)
  • Bank passbook
  • Self declaration certificate
  • Certificate of domicile
  • Ration card
  • Hostel certificate (if required)
  • Gap certificate (if required)
  • Handicap certificate (if required)

MahaDBT Scholarship – Application Process

The applicants need to make sure that they follow the correct procedure while applying for the scholarship so that they can receive the benefits under the scholarship scheme. Here are the steps to follow while applying for the scholarship:

MahaDBT Scholarship - Application Process

  • Click on the post-matric scholarships tab shown on the right side of the window.
  • Click on the new applicant registration tab and register on the site by filling up the required information.

MahaDBT Scholarship - new applicant registration 

  • Once done, the applicant can go to the login tab and log in to the site and proceed with the application process.

MahaDBT Scholarship - Login

  • Upload all the necessary documents.
  • Submit the form, take a print out and save it for future reference.

MahaDBT Scholarship – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the last date to apply for the scholarship?

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

How many scholarships are available under this scholarship scheme?

A total of 45 scholarships are made available under this scholarship scheme by Maharashtra Government.

Is there any age limit for applying for the MahaDBT Scholarship?

No, there is no age limit laid down for application under this scholarship.

What is the mode of application for the scholarship?

The mode of application for the scholarship is online. The applicants can apply for it by going on the official website.

Can a candidate edit or make changes in his/her application form after submitting the same?

Yes, editing a scholarship application is possible and the candidates can do so by checking the status of their application on their dashboard. In case the status of the application shows that the application has been sent back from the institution, the candidates can go to the edit profile option and make the required rectifications and upload all the necessary documents. Once done, the candidates can re-submit the form.


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