Centrally Sponsored Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for SC Students, Jammu and Kashmir 2023

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EligibilitySC students studying in Class 11 and above
AwardAn annual academic allowance up to ₹13,500 and other benefits

About the Program


Last Updated On : 23-01-2024   Posted By : Smriti Verma

Centrally Sponsored Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for SC Students, Jammu and Kashmir (2023-2024), is an opportunity offered by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, for SC students pursuing studies at the post-matric level (Class 11 to postgraduate). The scholarship aims to increase higher education participation and facilitate the educational success of disadvantaged SC students by providing financial assistance for post-matric studies. Selected candidates will receive an annual academic allowance of up to ₹13,500, along with other benefits

Source: National Scholarship Portal (NSP)

  • Centrally Sponsored Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for SC Students, Jammu and Kashmir 2023

    To be eligible for this scholarship, an applicant must:

    • be domiciled in Jammu and Kashmir
    • belong to the Scheduled Caste (SC) category of the state
    • be studying a post-matriculation or post-secondary course in a recognised institution/college/university (as specified in the terms & conditions section below)
    • have passed matriculation or higher secondary or any higher level examination from a recognised University or Board of Secondary Education.
    • have an annual parent(s)/guardian(s) income of less than or equal to ₹2,50,000 from all sources
    • not hold any other scholarship/stipend

    The scholarship includes the following components for the complete duration of the course:-

    • Compulsory non-refundable fees including tuition fees as fixed by the fee/fixation rationalisation committee of the state government 
    • Academic allowance:
    Courses category Hostellers (annually in ₹) Day Scholars (annually in ₹)
    Group 1- Degree and postgraduate level professional courses 13,500 7,000

    Group 2 - Other professional courses leading to degree/diploma/certificate

    9,500 6,500
    Group 3 - Graduate and postgraduate courses that are not covered under Groups 1 and 2 6,000 3,000
    Group 4 - All post-matriculation (post Class 10) non-degree courses  4,000 2,500



    • 10% additional allowances will be provided to disabled students.
    • Students pursuing CA/ICWA/CS/ICFA will be considered day scholars for academic allowance purposes.
    • Students enrolled in correspondence/online courses are not eligible for academic allowances.
    • Scholarship benefits will not be provided to students who have received benefits under another scholarship program. However, under this scheme, students may utilise free housing, grants, or other forms of financial assistance to offset expenses such as books, equipment, and living costs.


    Freeship Card:-

    According to the scheme guidelines, all eligible students can be admitted to institutions without requiring upfront payment of tuition or hostel fees. The state government will issue a freeship card to students who qualify for this benefit.

    • A passport-size photograph of the student
    • attested copies of academic transcripts and certificates, including diplomas, degrees, etc.
    • An attested income certificate of the parent(s)/guardian(s) issued by the authority designated by the state government
    • A valid caste certificate duly signed by an authorised Revenue Officer (RO), not below the rank of Tehsildar
    • A receipt acknowledging the scholarship awarded in the previous year (if applicable)
    How can you apply?

    Eligible students can apply for the scholarship through the following steps:-

    Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' link below. 
    Step 2: Click on the 'Register' button and fill in the required registration details. (Note: If already registered, log in using Gmail/Mobile number/Email ID).
    Step 3: Navigate to 'Applicant Corner' and click on the 'New Registration' tab.
    Step 4: Read the details carefully, tick the checkbox and click on the 'Continue' button. 
    Step 5: Select the respective Aadhaar option, enter mobile number, captcha code, and OTP, and then submit.  
    Step 6: Fill in the required details and click on 'Save & Register' to complete the registration process. 
    Step 7: Now click on the 'Fresh Application' tab and log in using the application ID and password.
    Step 8: Fill in the required details, upload the necessary documents, and submit the application.

    Note: All applicants are advised to fill out the form correctly; no changes can be made once submitted. Applicants are also advised to fill in only one application, as multiple applications will cancel the form.

Important Dates

Application Deadline: 29th February 2024

Selection Criteria

The candidates will be selected based on the fulfilment of the eligibility criteria.

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Terms and Conditions
  • The scholarship will be given to study all post-secondary courses including intermediate, senior-secondary, diploma, long-term vocational training certificate, graduate, postgraduate degree, etc. from a recognised institution falling in one of the below nine categories:-
    • Institution of National Importance
    • Central or State University/Autonomous colleges recognised by the University Grant Commission (UGC) and universities/colleges recognised under section 2(f) of the UGC act
    • Deemed universities
    • All private universities recognised by state/centre
    • Private professional institutions affiliated with a recognised Central/State University and covered by a fee fixation committee as mandated by the Supreme Court
    • Recognised schools/colleges for Class 11 and 12 
    • Diploma granting institution as recognised by the State/UT Government
    • Vocational Training Institutes affiliated with the National Council of Vocational Training (NCVT)
    • Institutions affiliated/approved by the appropriate bodies like the National Medical Commission (NMC)/All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), etc. or any other regulatory body established by the State/Central Government
  • Any children of the parent/guardian will be entitled to receive the benefits of the scheme.
  • The scholarship will be payable for 10 months per academic year.
  • No scholarship will be awarded to students who do not progress to the next level/class.
  • Change in the course of study during the scholarship period will not be permitted.
  • The tenure of the award is for two/three years depending upon the period of the postgraduate course and not for an extended period of study.
  • Students living in one state/UT but holding an SC certificate from another can avail of the scholarship in the State/UT from which the SC certificate was issued.
  • The scholarship of a student will be cancelled in case of discontinuation of studies for reasons other than those approved by the scheme.


For Renewal of the Scholarship:-

  • The scholarship will be renewed during the first year of postgraduate studies, provided the student maintains good conduct and at least 75% attendance. Attendance will be verified through an Aadhaar-based system.
  • If a student fails and repeats a class, their scholarship will continue for the additional year, up to the maximum duration of the repeated class.
  • Students promoted but with outstanding exams from the previous year may still receive the scholarship for their new class, subject to meeting other scholarship requirements and their institution's approval.
  • Students who miss the annual exam due to illness can still secure renewal by providing a medical certificate from an approved authority, subject to institutional acceptance.

Note:- For more information, kindly refer to the 'Scholarship Guidelines'.


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