Tuition Fees and Examination Fees to OBC Students, Maharashtra 2023-24

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EligibilityOBC students studying post-matric level
AwardReimbursement of tuition, exams, and other admissible fee

About the Program


Last Updated On : 17-11-2023   Posted By : Smriti Verma

Tuition Fees and Examination Fees to OBC Students, Maharashtra 2023-24 is an initiative of the VJNT, OBC, and SBC Welfare Department, Government to Maharashtra, to financially help OBC students studying at post-matric level. The selected students will receive tuition, exams, and other admissible fee reimbursement under this scheme. 

Source: Aaple Sarkar DBT Portal

  • Tuition Fees and Examination Fees to OBC Students, Maharashtra 2023-24

    To be eligible, an applicant must:

    • be a domicile of Maharashtra
    • belong to the OBC category
    • be pursuing studies at the post-matric level (Class 11 and above) in a government/government-aided/private institution
    • have taken admission through the Centralised Admission Process (CAP) process (for professional courses)
    • be pursuing a degree course in Health Science (Medical, Dental, Homeopathy, Unani, Ayurveda, Physiotherapy, Business Aid, Nursing) OR
    • hold a diploma in Engineering, Pharmacology, HMCT OR
    • hold a postgraduate degree in MBA/MMS, MCA
    • have an annual family income of less than or equal to ₹8,00,000

    Tuition fees and exam fees are reimbursed to eligible candidates under this scholarship scheme. The reimbursement policy is as follows:

    • Government, government-approved private non-aided, and permanently non-granted colleges: Students admitted through the CAP round in professional courses are eligible for a 50% reimbursement of tuition fees and exam fees approved by the Education Fee Committee.

    • Government and aided institutions: Students pursuing professional courses in these institutions are eligible for a 100% reimbursement of tuition fees and exam fees.

    • Non-government and unaided institutions: Students pursuing professional courses in these institutions are eligible for a 50% reimbursement of tuition fees and exam fees.

    • Deemed Universities: Students admitted to professional courses in deemed universities are not eligible for any scholarship or freeship benefits.

    • OBC applicants in private unaided institutions: For OBC Students pursuing non-professional courses in private unaided institutions, the fee structure of government-aided institutions will be applicable for tuition fees, exam fees, and other fees.

    Note:- If the applicant is admitted through the Association of Managements of Unaided Private Medical and Dental Colleges entrance examination or through the government common entrance examination, they will be eligible for freeship.

    • Caste certificate
    • Leaving certificate
    • Income certificate/Income declaration
    • Marksheet of HSC or SSC or last examination
    • Caste validity certificate (for students pursuing professional courses)
    • CAP allotment letter (for students pursuing professional courses)
    • Declaration certificate of parents/guardians about the number of children beneficiaries
    • Gap certificate (if applicable)
    • Father/Guardian's death certificate (if applicable)
    How can you apply?

    Eligible candidates can apply for the scholarship through the following steps:
    Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' button 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: Click on the 'New Applicant Registration' button at the right-hand side of the dashboard.
    Step 4: Fill in all required details, verify the email and the phone number.
    Step 5: Complete the Aadhaar authentication process either through OTP or biometrics. 
    Step 6: After completing the authentication process, fill in all the required details to 'Register'.
    Step 7: Now, click on the 'Applicant login' button on the right-hand side of the dashboard.
    Step 8: Log in using the username and password. 
    Step 9: Fill in the necessary details, upload the specified documents, and submit. 

Important Dates

Application Deadline: 31st March 2024

Selection Criteria

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

Terms and Conditions
  • A student can apply for the freeship for one educational course at a time. 
  • An applicant cannot avail freeship for more than two professional courses.
  • The applicant must be promoted to the next class for scholarship renewal.
  • In case of failure, the applicant will receive tuition and exam fees for that academic year but will not receive benefits until promoted to the next higher class.
  • Applicants changing their professional/non-professional course mid-academic year will not be eligible for freeship/scholarship for the new course.
  • Applicants admitted to Deemed University for professional courses won't be eligible for this scholarship/freeship.
  • Scholarships/freeship will continue until the applicant completes one course. For instance, if an applicant completes B.A. and B.Ed., they will not be eligible for scholarship/freeship for M.A. But if they pursue an M.B.A. after B.Ed., they can be eligible for scholarship/freeship as it is a professional postgraduate course.
  • Applicants studying in a particular professional/non-professional course, and availing benefits, cannot change their existing professional/non-professional course in between academic years for further eligibility.

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