Pre Matric Scholarship for ST Students (Class 9 & 10) - Puducherry 2023-24

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EligibilityST students studying in Classes 9 and 10
AwardMonthly scholarship and other grants

About the Program


Last Updated On : 25-10-2023   Posted By : Disha Bhatt

Pre Matric Scholarship for ST Students (Class 9 & 10) - Puducherry 2023-24 is an initiative of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India to financially help ST students of Puducherry who are studying in Classes 9 and 10. The objective of this scheme is to minimise the incidence of drop-out, especially in the transition from the elementary to the secondary stage. The selected candidates will receive a scholarship and other grants.

Source: National Scholarship Portal

  • Pre Matric Scholarship for ST Students (Class 9 & 10) - Puducherry 2023-24

    To be eligible for this scholarship, an applicant must:

    • be a domicile of Puducherry
    • belong to the Scheduled Tribes (STs) category
    • be studying in Class 9 and 10 at a recognized school
    • have an annual family income of less than ₹ 2,00,000 

    Note - Applicant should not be receiving any other centrally-funded pre-matric scholarship.


    The eligible students will receive the following awards - 

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

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

    Allowances for disabled students (studying in Private unaided schools) Amount (In ₹)
    Monthly reader allowance for blind students 160
    Monthly transport allowance for students with disabilities, if not residing in the hostel in the premises 160
    Monthly escort allowance for severely disabled (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
    • Passport size photograph
    • Self-attested copies of certificates, diploma, degree, etc.
    • Caste certificate duly signed by an authorised RO (Revenue Officer) not below the rank of Tehsildar
    • Income declaration certificate from the parents/guardians
    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

Scholarship 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.
  • The award once made will continue subject to good conduct and regularity in attendance. It will be renewed for Class 10 after the student passes Class 9.
  • The provisions of this scheme can be changed at any time at the discretion of the Government of India.
  • 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 ST certificate of another State/UT can avail the scholarship in the State/UT from which the ST certificate was issued.

Note - For more details, kindly refer to the '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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