Maintenance Allowance for SC Students in Professional Courses, Maharashtra 2023-24

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EligibilitySC students pursuing professional courses
AwardA monthly maintenance allowance up to ₹ 1,000

About the Program


Last Updated On : 03-11-2023   Posted By : Disha Bhatt

Maintenance Allowance for SC Students in Professional Courses, Maharashtra 2023-24 is an initiative of the Department of Social Justice and Special Assistance, Government of Maharashtra to provide financial assistance to SC students of the state who are enrolled in professional courses. The selected candidates will receive a monthly maintenance allowance of up to ₹ 1,000.

Source: Aaple Sarkar DBT Portal

  • Maintenance Allowance for SC Students in Professional Courses, Maharashtra 2023-24

    To be eligible, an applicant must:  

    • be a domicile of Maharashtra
    • belong to the Scheduled Caste (SC) category
    • be enrolled in a professional course in a recognised institution
    • be residing in a hostel (either a government, institute or outside campus)
    • have annual income less than or equal to ₹ 2,50,000 from all sources


    • not be a scholarship holder of the Government of India

    The selected scholars will receive maintenance allowance as specified below:

    Course Duration Scholarship for students residing in Government hostels (in ₹ per month for 10 months) Scholarship for students who are eligible for Government hostels but not admitted (in ₹ per month for 10 months)
    4 to 5 years 700   1,000 
    2 to 3 years 500  700
    Below 2 years 500  500 
    • Caste certificate
    • Parents' income certificate
    • College admission receipt
    • Warden letter (If the student is not getting admission to a hostel)
    • Registration/Application ID with GOI post-matric scholarship scheme


    How can you apply?

    Eligible candidates can apply for the scholarship through the following steps:
    Step 1:
     Click on the 'Apply Now' button 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: Click on the 'New Applicant Registration' button on the right-hand side of the dashboard. 
    Step 4: Fill in all required details, and verify the email and phone number.
    Step 5: Complete the Aadhaar authentication process either through OTP or biometrics. 
    Step 6: After completing the authentication process, fill in all the required details in the 'Register' tab.
    Step 7: Now, click on the 'Applicant login' button on the right-hand side of the dashboard.
    Step 8: Log in using the username and password. 
    Step 9: Fill in the necessary details, upload the specified documents, and submit. 

Important Dates

 Scholarship Deadline: 31st March 2024

Selection Criteria

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

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