SCHEME OF ‘PRE-MATRIC SCHOLARSHIP’ FOR STUDENTS BELONGING TO THE MINORITY COMMUNITIES. - Competitions and Contests for Indian Students

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

SCHEME OF ‘PRE-MATRIC SCHOLARSHIP’ FOR STUDENTS BELONGING TO THE MINORITY COMMUNITIES.

The Prime Minister’s New 15 Point Programme for the Welfare of Minorities was announced
in June, 2006. It provides that a pre-matric scholarship scheme for meritorious students from
minority communities would be implemented.

ELIGIBILITY 
The scholarship will be awarded for studies in India in a government or private school from class I to class X, including such residential Government institutes and eligible private institutes selected and notified in a transparent manner by the State Government and Union Territory Administration concerned. Scholarship will be awarded to the students who have secured not less than 50% marks in
the previous final examination and annual income of their parents/guardian from all
sources does not exceed Rs. 1 lakh.
DISTRIBUTION 
Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Jain and Zoroastrians (Parsis) have been notified as minority communities under Section 2 (c) of the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992. A total of thirty (30) lakh scholarships are targeted to be distributed as ‘Fresh’ Scholarships, besides, Renewal scholarships. The distribution of scholarship among the States/Union Territories will be made on the basis of population of minorities in the States/Union Territories as per Census 2001 for 2017-18 and as per the population of minorities in the States/Union Territories of Census 2011 for 2018-19 and 2019-20 (as per Appendices- A & B). 6.

EARMARKING
i) 30% scholarship is earmarked for girls students of each minority community in a State/UT which is transferable to male students of that community in case of non-availability of female students in that community in the concerned State/UT. 30% is the floor and not the ceiling for eligible girl students.
ii) If the physical target of scholarship for a particular minority community in a state/UT is not utilized, it will be distributed among the same minority community in other States/UTs strictly in accordance with merit and without disturbing the national ratio for the Community. Any unutilized community quota shall be distributed amongst other communities again in accordance with merit and without affecting overall national quota. Page 2 of 5
 iii) A student residing in a particular State/UT will be entitled for scholarship under the quota of that State/UT only irrespective of his/her place of study.  

SELECTION PROCEDURE
Fresh - As the number of scholarships for minorities available in a year is fixed and limited, it is necessary to lay down preference for selection. Inter-se selection weightage is to be given to poverty rather than marks (the applicant is required to submit an Income Certificate as per para-11(ii)). In case of same income, merit shall be generated from ‘Date of Birth’ criteria of applicant (senior is preferred).
Renewal – There is no merit list generation for renewal cases. Renewal applicant will get the scholarship if one has obtained 50% in his/her previous year’s examinations (at the same Institute and in same course) and his/her application is verified by all authorities (as designated by Ministry of Minority Affairs) and approved by State Governments/UTs. 8.
DURATION
The scholarships shall be provided for the entire course. Maintenance allowance will be given as fixed lump sum amount in an academic year (as per para-9 below) for 2017-18 to 2019-20.

S. No.
Item
Hostellers
* Day Scholars
1.
Admission fee from class VI to X
Rs.500/- per annum subject to actual.
 Rs.500/- per annum subject to actual.
2.
Tuition fee from class VI to X
 Rs.350/- per month subject to actual.
Rs.350/- per month subject to actual.

3. Maintenance allowance is payable for a period not exceeding 10 months in an academic year.



 (i) Class I to V
Nil
Rs. 100/- per month

(ii) Class VI to X
Rs. 600/- per month subject to actual.
 Rs. 100/- per month

Last date: 15-10-2019

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