Post Matric Scholarship for SC Students - Puducherry 2023-24

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EligibilitySC students studying in Class 11 and above
AwardAcademic allowances and other benefits

About the Program


Last Updated On : 20-10-2023   Posted By : Disha Bhatt

Post Matric Scholarship for SC Students - Puducherry 2023-24 is an initiative of the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India to support the education of SC students studying in Class 11 and above. The key objective of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to students of Puducherry for completing their education. The selected candidates will receive academic allowances and other benefits.

Source: National Scholarship Portal

  • Post Matric Scholarship for SC Students - Puducherry 2023-24

    To be eligible for this scholarship, an applicant must -

    • be a domicile of Puducherry
    • belong to Scheduled Caste (SC) category
    • be studying at post-matriculation or post-secondary level i.e. Class 11 to Ph.D. level
    • have passed matriculation, higher secondary or any higher examination from a recognised University or Board of Secondary Education 
    • have an annual family income of less than ₹ 2,50,000 per annum

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

    • Compulsory non-refundable fees including tuition fee as fixed by the fee/fixation rationalization committee of the State Government 
    • Academic Allowance - 
    Category courses  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 not covered under groups 1 and 2 6,000 3,000
    Group 4 - All post-matriculation (Post lass 10 level) non-degree courses  4,000 2,500


    Note - 

    • 10% extra allowances will be provided for disabled students.
    • Students pursuing CA/ICWA/CS/ICFA will be treated as day scholars for the purpose of academic allowance.
    • Students studying through correspondence/online courses shall not be eligible for academic allowances.
    • Domicile certificate
    • Marksheet/certificates
    • Passport size photograph
    • Caste certificate duly signed by an authorised (RO) Revenue Officer
    • Income certificate from the parent/guardian
    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 '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

Application Deadline: 30th November 2023

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 payable for 10 months in an academic year.
  • No scholarship will be awarded to the students who didn't get promoted to the next class/level.
  • Change in course of study 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.
  • 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 prescribed attendance.
  • The scholarship will be renewed for the next year of study on receipt of an annual progress report to be granted by the administrative head of the University/Institution/College.
  • The scholarship of a student will be cancelled in case of discontinuation of studies due to personal reasons or in case of false information provided in the online application.
  • The students domiciled in one State/UT but holding an SC certificate of another State/UT can avail the scholarship in the State/UT from which the SC certificate was issued.

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

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

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