Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for ST Students, Jammu and Kashmir 2023-24

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EligibilityST students of J&K studying in Class 11 to Postdoctoral level
RegionIndia
AwardA monthly maintenace allowance of up to ₹1,200 and other benefits
DeadlineClosed

About the Program

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Last Updated On : 22-01-2024   Posted By : Rincy Kaur

Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for ST Students, Jammu and Kashmir 2023-24 is an initiative for ST students of the state pursuing higher studies after completing Class 10. Funded by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs (Central Government) and implemented by the Social Welfare Department (Jammu and Kashmir Government), this scholarship offers a monthly allowance of up to ₹1,200 and other benefits.

Source: National Scholarship Portal (NSP)

  • Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for ST Students, Jammu and Kashmir 2023-24
    DeadlineClosed
    Eligibility

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

    • be an Indian national
    • be domiciled in Jammu and Kashmir
    • belong to the Scheduled Tribe (ST) community
    • be pursuing higher studies at the post-matric level from a recognised institution/university
    • have passed Class 10 from a recognised university or board of education
    • have an annual parent(s)/guardian(s) income of not more than ₹2,50,000 from all sources

     

    Note:- 

    • Candidates who, after passing one stage of education are studying in the same stage of education in different subjects i.e. I.Sc. after IA or B.Com. after a B.A. or M.A. degree in one subject after an M.A. degree in other subjects are ineligible.
    • Candidates who, after having completed their educational career in one professional line continue professional studies in a different line e.g. LLB. After B.T./B.Ed. degree will not be eligible.
    • Students pursuing part-time courses are ineligible for the scholarship.
    • Applicants must not be availing any other scholarship/stipend for the same course from any other source.
    • Students pursuing a postgraduate course in medicine are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
    Benefits

    The selected scholars will receive the following benefits:-

    Group Courses Hosteller (In ₹ per month) Day Scholars (In ₹ per month)
    Group 1

    a) Degree and Postgraduate level courses including M. Phil., Ph.D. and Postdoctoral research in Medicine (Allopathic, Indian and other recognized systems of medicines), Engineering, Technology, Planning, Architecture, Design, Fashion Technology, Agriculture, Veterinary & Allied Sciences, Management, Business Finance/Administration, Computer Science/ Applications.

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

    c) Postgraduate Diploma courses in various branches of management & medicine.

    d) C.A./I.C.W.A./C.S./I.C.F.A. etc.e) M. Phil., Ph.D. and Post Doctoral Programmes (D. Litt., D.Sc. etc.) 

    f) L.L.M.

    1,200 550
    Group 2

    a) Graduate/ Postgraduate courses leading to Degree, Diploma, or Certificate in areas like Pharmacy (B Pharma), Nursing (B.Nursing), LLB, BFS, other para-medical 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 entrance qualification is minimum Sr. Secondary (Class 12)

    b) Postgraduate courses that are not covered under Group-I (e.g. M.A./M.Sc./M.Com./ M. Ed./M. Pharma etc.)

    820 530
    Group 3 All other courses leading to a graduate degree that is not covered under Group I & II (e.g. BA/BSc/B Com etc.) 570 300
    Group 4 All post-matriculation level non-degree courses for which entrance qualification is High School (Class 10), e.g. senior secondary certificate (Class 11 and 12); both general and vocational stream, ITI courses, 3-year diploma courses in polytechnics, etc. 380 230

     

    Note:- Commercial Pilot License Course (CPL) - CPL course is covered under Group 'I'. The number of awards for CPL will be 10 per annum. The selection of 10 ST students for CPL course will be made through the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). Application for CPL course will be invited through advertisement. Interested ST students may apply for selection for grant of scholarship for pursuing CPL course.

     

    Additional Allowances for ST 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 ₹INR 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 ₹1,600, 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 ₹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 ₹1,200 for essential/prescribed books besides reimbursement of course fees.

    Note:-

    • 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.
    Documents
    • A copy of passport-size photograph
    • One attested copy of academic transcripts including certificate, diploma, degree, etc. in respect of all examinations passed
    • A valid caste certificate duly signed by an authorised Revenue Officer (RO), not below the rank of Tehsildar
    • An annual income declaration by the self-employed parent(s)/guardian(s)
    • 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 the '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: 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: 15th February 2024

Selection Criteria

The candidates will be selected based on the fulfilment of 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 the course of study will not be permitted.
  • The scholarship award will be renewed every year, subject to the satisfactory performance of the student in the previous qualifying exam.
  • 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 domiciled in one State/UT but holding an ST certificate of another State/UT can avail the scholarship in the State/UT from which the ST certificate was issued.
  • 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.

 

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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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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