Post-Matric Scholarship for OBC Students, Andaman, and Nicobar 2023-24

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EligibilityClass 10 passed students pursuing post-matric education
AwardAn annual academic allowance and tuition fees of up to ₹10,000

About the Program


Last Updated On : 21-03-2024   Posted By : Rincy Kaur

Post-Matric Scholarship for OBC Students, Andaman, and Nicobar 2023-24 is an opportunity offered by the Department of Social Welfare, Andaman and Nicobar Administration to provide financial assistance to students belonging to the Other Backward Classes (OBC) category who are pursuing higher education after Class 10. The selected candidates will receive an annual academic allowance and tuition fees of up to ₹10,000.

Source: National Scholarship Portal (NSP)

  • Post-Matric Scholarship for OBC Students, Andaman, and Nicobar 2023-24

    To be eligible, an applicant must:-

    • be an Indian national
    • be domiciled in Andaman and Nicobar
    • belong to the Other Backward Classes (OBC)
    • be studying 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 not more than ₹2,50,000 from all sources



    • Candidates who, after passing one stage of education, are studying in the same stage of education in a different subject e.g. B.Sc. after B. A or B.Com.after B.A. or M.A. in a subject after M.A. in another subject will not be eligible. 
    • Students who, after having completed their educational career in one professional line, e.g., LLB after B.T/B. Ed will not be eligible. 
    • Students pursuing postgraduate courses in medicine will be eligible, only if they are not allowed to practice during the period of their course. 
    • Candidates, who are pursuing their studies through correspondence are eligible to apply. The term correspondence includes distant and continuous education for courses in Central/State universities only.
    • No scholarship will be paid to the students who have accepted benefits under some other scholarship. However, students may avail free housing, grants, or other financial aid to help cover costs like books, equipment, and living expenses, under this scheme.

    The selected candidates will receive the following benefits:- 

    Category of Courses Academic allowance ( per annum) Tuition Fees (in ₹ per annum)  Total
    Group 1: Degree and Postgraduate level professional courses 10,000 10,000 20,000
    Group 2: Other professional courses leading to Degree, Diploma, and Certificate 8,000 5,000 13,000
    Group 3: Graduate and Postgraduate courses that aren't covered in Groups 1 and 2  6,000 2,000 8,000
    Group 4: All post-matriculation (Post Class 10 level) non-degree courses 5,000 - 5,000



    • Students pursuing CA/ICWA/CS/ICFA shall be treated as day scholars for academic allowance.
    • Students studying through correspondence /online courses shall not be eligible for academic allowance. 
    • Tuition fees shall be paid to online/correspondence students. 


    Freeship Card:-

    As per the scheme guidelines, all the students are eligible for admission to the institutions without pre-payment of tuition fees and hostel fees. To avail this benefit, a freeship card will be issued to the eligible students by the state government. 

    Students with freeship cards can attend school without immediate fees. The institution will later receive the fees directly from the scholarship funds.

    • A passport-size photograph of the student
    • One attested copy of the academic transcripts including certificates, diploma, degree, etc.
    • A valid caste certificate duly signed by an authorised Revenue Officer (RO), not below the rank of Tehsildar
    • An income certificate parent(s)/guardian(s) issued by the authority as decided by the state government
    • A receipt in acknowledgment of the scholarship 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, 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: 31st January 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 provided for studies in India only.
  • The income certificate will be taken only once which will be at the time of admission to the course.
  • The scholarship is provided on the basis of satisfactory progress and conduct of the scholars.
  • The applicants are requested to fill the application form online, with the correct and verifiable details only.
  • Students who pursue recognised professional or technical certificates, diplomas, or degree programs after completing their undergraduate or postgraduate studies in Arts, Science, or Commerce, regardless of their exam results, will be eligible for scholarships. However, subsequent failures are not tolerated, except in specific Group "1" courses, and switching to a different program is not permitted once enrolled.
  • Scholarships are available to a maximum of two males from the same family. This limit does not apply to females, i.e. the females receiving scholarships will not affect the eligibility of their brothers to receive scholarships within the family limit of two.
  • 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 recognsied institution falling in one of the below 9 categories:-
    • Institution of National Importance
    • Central or State University/Autonomous colleges recognised by the University Grant Commission (UGC) and universities/colleges recognsied under section 2(f) of 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


For Renewal of the Scholarship:-

  • The scholarship granted under the scheme will be renewed during the period of the first-year postgraduate course subject to good conduct and maintenance of 75% attendance. The attendance will be verified through an aadhaar-based attendance system.
  • If a student fails to appear for the annual exam due to illness, their scholarship can still be renewed. They are just required to provide a medical certificate from the approved authority, and the institution/awarding body needs to accept it.
  • Even if a student gets promoted but doesn't pass the previous year's exams, they can still receive the scholarship for their new class, as long as they meet the other scholarship requirements and their university/institute allows this exception.
  • If a student fails and repeats a class, their scholarship will continue for one additional year or the duration of the repeated class, whichever is less.

Note:- For detailed information, kindly go through the 'Scholarship Guidelines'.

This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by January, 2025. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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