Grant of Additional Scholarship to ST Students for Higher Studies - Andaman and Nicobar 2023-24

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EligibilityST students studying in graduation and above
Award₹1,000 per month

About the Program


Last Updated On : 07-12-2023   Posted By : Smriti Verma

Grant of Additional Scholarship to ST Students for Higher Studies - Andaman and Nicobar 2023-24 is an initiative of the Directorate Tribal Welfare, Andaman and Nicobar Administration, to ST category students of the state. The objective of the scheme is to provide additional financial assistance to the students pursuing higher education after senior secondary i.e. Class 12. The selected candidates will receive ₹1,000 per month.

Source: National Scholarship Portal (NSP)

  • Grant of Additional Scholarship to ST Students for Higher Studies - Andaman and Nicobar 2023-24

    To be eligible for this scholarship, an applicant must:- 

    • belong to the Schedule Tribe (ST) category
    • be a domicile of Andaman and Nicobar Island
    • be full-time students pursuing higher studies in any recognised institution by the government, approved by AICTE/UGC, or equivalent bodies, anywhere in the country, such as
      • All courses leading to a graduate degree, e.g. B.A/B.Sc./B.Com. etc. 
      • All postgraduate courses, e.g. M.A/M.Sc./M.Com/M.Ed/M. Pharma., etc. 
      • C.A/I.C.W.A./C.S./I.C.F.A. etc. 
      • M.Phil, Ph.D., and Postdoctoral progammes (D.Litt., D.Sc. etc.) 
      • Degree and postgraduate level courses including M.Phil, Ph.D, and postdoctoral research in Medicine (Allopathy, Indian and other recognised systems of medicines), Engineering, Technology, Planning, Architecture, Design, Fashion Technology, Agriculture, Veterinary & Allied Sciences, Management, Business Finance/Administration, Computer Science/Applications, etc. 
      • Postgraduate diploma courses in various branches of Management and Medicine, Commercial Pilot License (including helicopter pilot and multiengine rating) course, etc. 
      • Graduate/Postgraduate courses leading to degree, diploma, or certificate in areas like Pharmacy (B. Pharm), Nursing (B. Nursing), LLB, BFS, other paramedical branches like Rehabilitation Diagnostics, etc., Mass Communication, Hotel Management & Catering, Travel/Tourism/Hospitality Management, Interior Decoration, Nutrition & Dietetics, Commercial Art, Financial Services(e.g. Banking, Insurance, Taxation, etc.) for which minimum educational qualification is senior secondary (Class 12) 
      • All post-matriculation level non-degree courses for which educational qualification is a vocational stream, ITI course, 3-year diploma course in polytechnic, etc.  

    Note:-  Students pursuing postgraduate courses in medicine shall be eligible for this scholarship provided they are not allowed to practice during the period of their course. 

    The following applicants are ineligible to apply for the scholarship:-

    • Students who, after completing one stage of education, choose to study at the same stage but in a different subject. For example B.Sc after B.A. or B.Com after B.A. or, M.A. in a subject after pursuing an M.A. or its equivalent in another subject, etc.
    • Students who, after having completed their educational career in one professional course and applying for another professional course, eg. LLB after B.T/B.Ed etc.

    The selected scholars will receive a scholarship of ₹1,000 per month.

    • Domicile certificate
    • Caste certificate
    • Academic marksheet/degree/certificates
    • Front page of savings bank account passbook
    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 the applicants are advised to fill the form correctly, no changes can be made once submitted. The applicants are also advised to fill in only one application as multiple applications will cancel the form.

Important Dates

Scholarship Deadline: 15th February 2023 

Selection Criteria

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

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Terms and Conditions
  • The additional scholarship will be payable for ten months in an academic session.
  • The additional scholarship money will be directly released to the bank account of the beneficiaries by the Directorate of Tribal Welfare.
  • If an ST beneficiary pursuing a course fails in the yearly examination for the first time, the scholarship may be renewed. For second and subsequent failures in any class, the student shall bear their expenses until they secure promotion to the next higher class. 
  • Students who fail to clear Bachelor courses in Arts/Science/Commerce for which they had been awarded this additional scholarship, and join any other recognized Professional or Technical certificate/Diploma/ Degree courses will be awarded an additional scholarship if they are otherwise eligible.
  • Students in Class 11 or 12 of Higher Secondary School courses are not eligible for this scholarship as it does not apply to non-higher/professional courses. However, if the Class 10 examination is treated as equivalent to Matriculation and students pursue recognised professional/technical courses after passing Class 10, they will be considered post-matric students and eligible for the additional scholarship.

Note - For more details, kindly go through the 'Scholarship Details'.

This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by December, 2024. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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