Post-Matric Scholarship for ST Students, Assam 2023-24

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EligibilityST students of Class 11 and above
AwardA monthly maintenance allowance up to ₹1,200 and other benefits

About the Program


Last Updated On : 05-01-2024   Posted By : Disha Bhatt

Post-Matric Scholarship for ST Students, Assam 2023-24 is an initiative of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India for the ST students studying at Class 11 and above level. Under this scheme, ST students will receive financial support to complete their higher education. The selected candidates will receive a monthly maintenance allowance up to ₹1,200 and other benefits.

  • Post-Matric Scholarship for ST Students, Assam 2023-24

    To be eligible for this scholarship, an applicant must -

    • be a citizen of India
    • be a domicile in Assam
    • belong to the Scheduled Tribe (ST) category
    • be studying in Class 11 or above from a recognized institution
    • have passed matriculation or higher secondary examination from a recognized university or board
    • have an annual family income of less than ₹2,00,000


    • The scholarships will be given for the study of post-matriculation/post-secondary courses, recognised by the concerned approving authority, pursued in the following category of institutions/universities/colleges:
      • All government institutes/colleges/universities
      • Institutions of National Importance
      • Central university/state university/autonomous colleges recognised by the UGC and universities/colleges recognised under section 2(f) and/or 12(b) of the UGC Act
      • Deemed universities
      • Private universities recognised by state/centre with ‘A’ level or equivalent accreditation by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) or National Board of Accreditation (NBA)
      • Private professional institutions affiliated with a recognised central/state university
      • Schools/colleges recognised by government/government-aided for Classes 11 and 12
      • Diploma-granting institutions as recognised by state/UT governments
      • Vocational training institute affiliated to the National Council of Vocational Training (NCVT)
      • Institutions affiliated/approved by the appropriate bodies like MCI/AICTE or any regulatory body established by the state/centre as approving authority for a particular course

    The selected students will receive the following awards - 

    Group Courses Hostellers (In ₹ for 10 months) Day Scholars (In ₹ for 10 months)
    Group 1

    1) Degree and Postgraduate level courses in Medicine, Engineering, Technology, Planning, Architecture, Design, Fashion, Technology, Agriculture, Veterinary and Allied Sciences, Management, Business Finance/Administration, Computer Sciences and Applications.

    2) Postgraduation Diploma courses in various branches of Management and Medicine

    3)C.A/I.C.W.A./C.S./I.C.F.A. etc.(Applicable at Day Scholar rate only INR 550 per month)

    4)M.Phil., Ph.D. and Post-doctoral Programmes (D.Lit., D.Sc. etc.), Group 1, Group 2, Group 3 courses

    5) Commercial Pilot License (including helicopter pilot and multiengine rating) course.

    6) L.L.M.

    1,200 550
    Group 2 Professional courses leading to degree, diploma, and certificate in Pharmacy (B. Pharma), Nursing (B.Nursing), BFS, and other para-medical branches like rehabilitation, diagnostics etc, Mass Communication, Hotel Management and Catering, Travel/Tourism/Hospitality Management, Interior Decoration, Commerical Arts, Finance for which entrance qualification is minimum senior secondary and vocational stream, ITI courses, and polytechnic where entrance qualification is Class 12 or above. 820 530
    Group 3 Graduate and Postgraduate courses that are not covered under Group 1 and 2 [e.g. B.A./B.Sc./B.Com. etc, M.A./M.Sc./M.Ed./M.Pharma etc.] 570 300
    Group 4 All Post-matriculation level non-degree courses for which entrance qualification is High School (Class 10) 380 230

    Additional Allowances for SC students with disabilities:

    a) Reader Allowance 

    Level of Courses Reader Allowance (₹ per month)
    Group 1 and 2 240
    Group 3 200
    Group 4 160

    b) Transport allowance of ₹160 per month for disabled students, if such students don't;t reside in the hostel

    c) Escort allowance of ₹160 per month for severely handicapped day scholar students with low extremity disability

    d) Special Pay of ₹160 per month

    e) ₹240 per month towards extra coaching to mentally retarded and mentally ill students

    Study Tour: The study tour charges up to a maximum of INR 16,000, limited to the actual expenditure incurred will be paid to the student studying professional and technical courses.

    Thesis typing/Printing charges: Thesis typing/Printing charges up to a maximum of INR 1,600 will be paid to research scholars on the recommendation of the Head of the Institution.

    Book Allowance for Students Pursuing Correspondence/Distance Education Courses: The students pursuing such courses are eligible for an annual allowance of INR 1,200 for essential/prescribed books besides reimbursement of course fees.


    • The students belonging to Scheduled Tribe (ST) covered under the scheme can also get such additional benefits from other schemes which are not covered under the scheme.
    • The disability as defined under the said Act has to be certified by a competent medical authority of the state government/UT administration.
    • 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: 10th February 2024

Selection Criteria

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

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Terms and Conditions
  • The candidates after passing one stage of education are studying in the same stage of education in the different subjects are not eligible to apply.
  • The students who wish to shift their professional line are not eligible to apply for the scholarship.
  • The students pursuing a postgraduate course in medicine are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
  • The students who take leave without pay and study as full-time students will be eligible;e for the programme.
  • The scholarship will not be offered to students who have already enrolled in other scholarship programmes.
  • The scholarship award will be renewed every year.
  • The scholarship amount will not be to the students for internship and housemanship in MBBS courses or practical training. 
  • Irregular attendance and misbehaviour will lead to the cancellation of the scholarship.

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 for the duration of the repeated class, whichever is less.

Note - For more information, kindly go through 'Scholarship Guidelines.'

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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