Pre Matric Scholarship for SC Students (Class 9 & 10) - Puducherry 2022-23

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EligibilitySC Students of Puducherry studying in Class 9 and 10
AwardScholarship Grant and Academic Allowances

About the Program


Last Updated On : 13-01-2023   Posted By : Rincy Kaur

Pre Matric Scholarship for SC Students (Class 9 & 10) - Puducherry 2022-23 is an initiative of the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India to financially assist the SC students of Puducherry studying in Class 9 and 10. The scholarship aims to improve the participation of SC children in Class 9 and 10 so that they can perform better and have a chance of progressing to the post-matric stage of education. 

  • Pre Matric Scholarship for SC Students (Class 9 & 10) - Puducherry 2022-23

    To be eligible for this scholarship, an applicant must -

    • belong to Scheduled Caste
    • be a domicile of Puducherry
    • be studying in Class 9 and 10 at a recognized institution
    • have an annual family income of less than INR 2.5 lakh per annum
    • not be getting any other centrally-funded Pre Matric Scholarship

    The eligible students will receive the following awards - 

    Item Day Scholars Hostellers
    Scholarship (In INR per month for 10 months) 225 525
    Books and Ad hoc Grant (In INR per annum) 750 1,000


    The students with disabilities studying in Class 9 and 10 in private un-aided recognized schools will be eligible for allowances under this Scheme, as follows - 

    Allowances for students with disabilities studying in Private unaided Schools Amount (In INR)
    Monthly Reader Allowance for Blind students 160
    Monthly Transport Allowance for students with disabilities (as defined in the Persons with Disabilities Act 1995), if such students do not reside in the hostel which is within the premises of the Educational Institution 160
    Monthly Escort Allowance for Severely Disabled (i.e. with 80% or higher disability) Day Scholars/Students with low extremity disability 160
    Monthly Helper Allowance is admissible to any of the hostels willing to extend help to a severely orthopedically handicapped student residing in the hostel of an Educational Institution who may need the assistance of a helper 160
    Monthly Coaching Allowance to Mentally Retarded and Mentally ill Students 240

    Note - The disability as defined under the Persons with Disabilities (equal opportunities, Protection of rights and full participation Act, 1995) Act has to be certified by competent medical authority of the State Govt./UT Administration.

    • Domicile certificate
    • A passport size photograph
    • Self-attested copies of certificates, diplomas, degree, etc
    • Caste certificate duly signed by an authorised Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar
    • Income declaration certificate from the parents/guardians
    How can you apply?

    Eligible candidates can apply for the scholarship through the following steps -

    Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' link below. 
    Step 2: Navigate to 'Applicant Corner'and click on 'New Registration'.
    Step 3: Now click on 'Click here for other Scholarship Schemes hosted on NSP for AY 2022-23'.
    Step 4: Read the guidelines carefully, select the undertaking, and 'Continue'
    Step 5: Select the state of domicile, scholarship category (Pre Matric), scheme type (scholarship scheme), gender, and write the applicant's name, date of birth, mobile number, and email ID.
    Step 6: Provide the bank details (Bank name, IFSC Code, Account Number)
    Step 7: Select Aadhaar or Bank Account Number as identification detail and click on the 'Register' button.
    Step 8: The mobile number will be verified and an OTP will be generated.
    Step 9: Now, log in using OTP and fill out the application form.
    Step 10: After successful submission of the application form, an application ID and password will be generated which can be used for future references.

    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 Closing Date: 23rd January 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.
  • The award once made will continue subject to good conduct and regularity in attendance. It will be renewed for Class X after the student passes Class IX.
  • A certificate of Caste duly signed by an authorized Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar.
  • The provisions of this scheme can be changed at any time at the discretion of the Government of India.
  • The candidates belonging to one State but studying in another state will be awarded scholarships by the state to which they belong and will submit their applications to the competent authority in that state.

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

This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by July, 2023. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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