Scheme of Merit cum means based scholarship to students belonging to minority communities

Number of scholarship
Every year 20000 scholarships will be distributed among the students of minority communities throughout the country. Based on the state-wise population of these communities, the distribution of scholarship will be as under:
State-wise distribution of scholarship among the students belonging to minority communities.

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Conditions for Scholarship

i)          Financial assistance will be given to pursue degree and/or post graduate level technical and professional courses from a recognized institution.   Maintenance allowance will be credited to the student’s account.  The course fee will be paid by the State Department directly to the institute concerned.  

ii)         Students who get admission to a college to pursue technical/professional courses, on the basis of a competitive examination will be eligible for the scholarship.

iii)        Students who get admission in   technical/professional courses without facing any competitive examination will also be eligible for scholarship.  However, such students should have not less than 50% marks at higher secondary/graduation level. Selection of these students will be done strictly on merit basis.

iv)    Continuation of the scholarship in subsequent years will depend on successful completion of the course during the preceding year. 

v)         A scholarship holder under this scheme will not avail any other scholarship/stipend for pursuing the course.
            
vi)        The annual income of the beneficiary/parent or guardian of beneficiary should not exceed Rs.2.50 lakh from all sources.

vii)       The state department will advertise the scheme every year latest by 31st March and receive the application through the concerned institutions.

viii)      After scrutinizing the applications, the state department will prepare a consolidated budget for all eligible students and send an application in the prescribed pro-forma for release of fund from the Ministry of Minority Affairs for distribution of scholarship giving the details of each students viz. name, permanent address, telephone number, annual course fee, name & address of institute, whether hostler or day-scholar, etc.

ix)        The application for release of fund from the state department must be received in the Ministry by 30th of September every year.

x)         The state department will maintain separate bank account and records relating to the funds received from the Ministry and they will be subjected to inspection by the officers of the Ministry or any other agency designated by the Ministry.

xi)        The fund for distribution of scholarship in subsequent year will be released after receiving the utilization certificate for the previous year.  Annual inspection by the officers of the Ministry or any other agencies designated by the Ministry will also be carried out.

xii)       30% scholarship will be reserved for girls of each minority community in a state which is transferable to male student of that community in case of non-availability of female candidate in that community in the concerned state.

xiii)      If the target for distribution of scholarship to a particular minority community in a state/UT is not fulfilled, it will be distributed among the same minority community of other States/UTs strictly in accordance with the merit.

xiv)     A student residing in a particular State/UT will be entitled for scholarship under    the quota of that State/UT only irrespective of his place of study.

xv)     The number of scholarship has been fixed state-wise on the basis of minority population of the states/UTs.  Within the state-wise allocations, the applications from reputed institutions will be exhausted first.  The list of such institutions will be made available by the Ministry of Minority Affairs.

xvi)      The scheme will be evaluated at regular intervals and the cost of the evaluation will be borne by the Ministry of Minority Affairs under the provision of the scheme. An additional provision of 3% of the total budget will be made to meet the administrative and allied costs viz. expenditure on monitoring of the scheme, impact study, evaluation study, purchase of office equipments, engaging of contract employees, if necessary and other expenditure to run the cell etc. This will be shared between the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India and the State Governments/UT Administration.   

Rate of Scholarship

The rate of scholarship will be as under :


Sl.No.

Type of Financial Assistance

Rate for hostler

Rate for Day Scholar

1.

Maintenance Allowance (For 10 months only)

Rs.10,000/-per annum
( Rs.1000 p.m.)

Rs.5,000/- per annum.
( Rs.500 p.m.)

 

 2.

Course Fee* 

Rs.20,000/- per annum or Actual whichever is less

  Rs.20,000/- per annum or Actual whichever is less 

Total

 

Rs.30,000/-

Rs.25,000/-

* Full course fee will be reimbursed for eligible institutions listed at Annexure-III .

Payment

i)          Maintenance allowance is payable from 1st April or from the month of admission, whichever is later, to the month in which the examinations are completed, (including maintenance allowance during holidays) maximum twice a year, provided that if the scholar secures admission after the 20th day of a month, the amount will be paid from the month following the month of admission.

ii)             In case of renewal of scholarships awarded in the previous years, maintenance allowance will be paid from the month following the month upto which scholarship was paid in the previous year, if the course of study is continuous.

iii)        The Government of the State/Union Territory Administration, to which they belong, in accordance with the procedure laid down by them in this regard, will pay the scholarship money to the selected students.

iv)        Scholarship will not be paid for the period of internship/housemanship in the M.B.B.S. course or for a practical training in other course if the student is in receipt of some remuneration during the internship period or some allowance/stipend during the practical training in other course.

Other Conditions for the Award

i)          The scholarship is dependent on the satisfactory progress and conduct of the scholar.  If it is reported by the Head of the Institution at any time that a scholar has by reasons of his/her own act of default failed to make satisfactory progress or has been guilty of misconduct such as resorting to or participating in strikes, irregularity in attendance without the permission of the authorities concerned etc., the authority sanctioning the scholarship may either cancel the scholarship or stop or withhold further payment for such period as it may think fit.
ii)         If a student is found to have obtained a scholarship by false statement, his/her scholarship will be cancelled forthwith and the amount of the scholarship paid will be recovered, at the discretion of the concerned State Government.  The student concerned will be blacklisted and debarred for scholarship in any scheme forever.
iii)        A scholarship awarded may be cancelled if the scholar changes the subject of the course of study for which the scholarship was originally awarded or changes the Institution of study, without prior approval of the State Government.  The Head of the Institution shall report such cases to them and stop payment of the scholarship money.  The amount already paid may also be recovered at the discretion of the State Government.
iv)        A scholar is liable to refund the scholarship amount at the discretion of the State Government, if during the course of the year, the studies for which the scholarship has been awarded, is discontinued by him/her.
v)         The regulations can be changed at anytime at the discretion of the Government of India.
Procedure for Applying
i)          An application for scholarship should comprise:

(a) One copy of the application for scholarship in the prescribed form (separate application forms  prescribed for ‘fresh’ and renewal of scholarship by the concerned States/UTs).
(b)  One copy of the passport size photograph with signatures of the student thereon (for fresh scholarship).
(c)  One attested copy of certificates, diploma, degree etc. in respect of all examinations passed.
(d) An income declaration by the self-employed parents/guardians, stating definite income from all sources by way of an affidavit on non-judicial stamp paper.  Employed parents/guardians are required to obtain income certificate from their employer and for any additional income from other sources, they would furnish declaration by way of an affidavit on non-judicial stamp paper.
(e)  Proof of permanent residence.

i)A receipt in acknowledgement of the scholarship in the previous year on the form attached to the application duly counter-signed by the Head of the Institution concerned, if the application was in receipt of a scholarship under this scheme in the preceding year. 
ii)  The State department should satisfy itself that the student belongs to a particular minority community.
iii)   Application complete in all respects shall be submitted to the Head of the Institution, being attended or last attended by the candidates and shall be addressed to an officer specified for this purpose by the Government of State/ Union Territory to which the student belongs, in accordance with the instructions issued by them from time to time.

Funding Pattern of the Scheme

The Scheme will be implemented by the State Governments and Union Territory Administrations, which receive 100% central assistance from Government of India for the total expenditure under the scheme.

Eligibility criteria

  1. Students, who have got admission in a recognized college to pursue technical/professional courses, on the basis of a competitive examination.
  2. Students, who have got admission in a recognized college to pursue technical/professional courses, without facing any competitive examination, will also be eligible for scholarship.  However, such students should have not less than 50% marks at higher secondary/graduation level. Selection of these students will be done strictly of merit.
  3. A scholarship holder under this scheme will not avail any other scholarship/stipend for pursuing the course.
  4. The annual family income of the beneficiary/parent or guardian of the beneficiary should not exceed Rs.2.50 lakh per annum from all sources.
  5. A student residing in a particular State/UT will be entitled for scholarship under    the quota of that State/UT only irrespective of his place of study.

How to apply

Applications in the prescribed format may be submitted to the Secretary of the, deptt. of the concerned State Govt/UT administration, dealing with minority welfare, through the institutions where the students are pursuing technical/professional courses.  The student must submit their applications to the state which he/she belongs to and not to the state where the institution where he/she is studying, is located.

Annexure

 DECLARATION OF FAMILY INCOME

 

I……………………………………………………….(Father/Mother/Guardian)
of…………………………………………(Name of Student) who is studying in
……………………………………..hereby declare that my annual income from
all sources is Rs./…………………………………………………………………
in word……………………………………………………………………………
if at any stage, it is found that the information given by me is false/not true, all benefits given to the student under the scheme of” Merit cum means based scholarship to the student belonging to minority communities” could be with drawn and legal action as deemed fit, may be taken against me or my ward.

 

Signature
Date:                                                                           (Father/Mother/Guardian)
Residential Address

 

[This is a draft format which the State government/UT administration may modify/amend to suit legal requirements]

 Under graduate and post graduate levels technical and professional courses under merit cum means based scholarship scheme

Engineering  & TechnologyCourses (B.Tech/B.E./ M.Tech.)

(1) Aeronautical Engineering (AE)
(2) Agricultural Engineering (AG),
(3) Automobile Engineering (AUE),
(4) Applied Electronics & Instrumentation (AEI),
(5) Automation and Robotics (ARE),
(6) Bio-Medical Engineering (BME),
(7) Bio-Technology (BT),
(8) Ceramic Engineering/Technology (CT),
(9) Chemical Engineering (CH),
(10) Civil Engineering (CE),
(11) Computer Science and Engineering (CS),
(12) Electrical Engineering or Electrical & Electronics Engineering (EEE),
(13) Electronics and Communication Engineering (ECE),
(14) Environmental Engineering (ENE),
(15) Food Technology (FT),
(16) Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM),
(17) Information Technology (IT),
(18) Instrumentation and Control Engineering (ICE),
(19) Leather Technology (LT),
(20) Marine Engineering (MRE),
(21) Materials Science & Technology (MST),
(22) Metallurgical Engineering (MT),
(23) Mechanical Engineering (ME),
(24) Mining Engineering (MN),
(25) Oil & Paint Technology (OPT),              
(26) Polymer Science and Rubber Technology (PSR), 
(27) Printing Technology (PT),
(28) Production Engineering (PE),
(29) Pulp & Paper Technology (PPT),
(30) Sugar Technology (ST),
(31) Textile Engineering/Technology (TXT),
(32) Transportation Engineering (TE),
(33) Telecommunication Engineering ,
(34) Polymer Engineering ,
(35) Naval Architecture,
(36) Petroleum Engineering ,
(37) Highway Engineering ,
(38) Power Engineering .

Cement Technology

(1) Post graduate diploma in cement technology

Fashion Technology (Degree from National Institute of Fashion Technology)

1.   B.FTech (Design):  Fashion Design, Leather Dsign, Accessory Design, Textile Design, Knitwear Design, Fashion Communication.

2.  B.FTech (Apparel Production).

3.  Me.FTech: Management, Apparel Production, Design Space.

Management

(1) Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM),
(2) Post Graduate Certificate in Management (PGCM),
(3) Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Exec-PGDM),
(4) Master in Business Administration (MBA),
(5) Apparel Production Management.

Pharmacy

(1) B.Pharma
(2) M.Pharma (PH).

Architecture & Town Planning (Under Graduate and Post Graduate level courses only)

(1) Architecture (AR),
(2) Interior Design (ID),
(3) Building Construction Technology (BCT), 
(4) Planning (PL).

Hotel Management & Catering Technology (Under Graduate and Post Graduate level courses only)

(1) Hotel Management & Catering Technology (HMCT)

Applied Arts & Crafts (Under Graduate and Post Graduate level courses only)

(1) Applied Arts & Product Design (APD),
(2) Fine Arts/Applied Arts/Fine & Applied Arts (FA/AA/FAA),
(3) Fashion & Apparel Design (FAD).

MCA

(1) Master in Computer Application (MCA)

Design (Degree from National Institute of Design, Ahamdabad)

(1) Graduate diploma in design
(2) Post graduate diploma programme in design

Medical & Para Medical courses

(1) MBBS
(2) Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
(3) Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (BUMS)
(4) Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine & Surgery)
(5) Post Graduate courses
(6) Bachelor of Physical Therapy (BPT)
(7) Master of Physical Therapy (MPT)
(8) Bachelor of occupational Therapy (BOT)
(9) Master of occupational Therapy (MOT)
(10) B.Sc. Nursing
(11) M.Sc. Nursing
(12) B.D.S.
(13) M.D.S.

Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry

(1) B.VSc. & A.H.  (Bachelor of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry)
(2) PG courses

Chartered Accountancy/Institute of Cost and Work Accountancy/Company Secretary

  1. CA (Chartered Accountancy)
  2. ICWA (Institute of Cost and Work Accountancy)
  3. CS  (Company Secretary).

Law

(1) L.L.B.
(2) L.L.M.

List of institutions eligible for reimbursement of full course fee under merit cum means based scholarship scheme for the students belonging to minority communities.

Andhra Pradesh

(1)        National Institute of Technology, Warangal – 506004. (AP)
(2)        National Institute of Fashion Technology, Hyderabad.
(3)        Indian Institute of Technology,(IIT), Hyderabad.

Arunachal Pradesh

(4)        North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST), Nirjuli-79110 (Itanagar), Arunachal Pradesh.
Assam

(5)        Indian Institute of Technology, (IIT), North Guwahati, Guwahati – 781039.
(6)        National Institute of Technology, Silichar – 788010. (Assam)
Bihar

(7)        Indian Institute of Technology, Patna, Bihar
(8)        National Institute of Technology, Patna, Bihar
(9)        National Institute of Fashion Technology, Patna

Chhattisgarh

(10)      National Institute of Technology, Raipur, Chhattisgarh.
(11)      Indian Institute of Management, Raipur, Chhattisgarh.
Goa

(12)      Indian Institute of Tourism & Travel Management, Goa

Gujarat

(13)      Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar
(14)      Indian Institute of Management, Vastapur, Ahmedabad-380015.
(15)      National Institute of Fashion Technology, Gandhinagar,
(16)      National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.
(17)      S.V. National Institute of Technology, Surat – 395607 (Gujarat).

           
Haryana

(18)      National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra – 132119. (Haryana).
(19)      National Council for Cement and Building Material, Ballabhgarh, Haryana
(20)      Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak.

Himachal Pradesh

(21)      National Institute of Technology, Hamirpur – 177001. (Himachal Pradesh)
(22)      Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi.

Jammu & Kashmir

(23)      National Institute of Technology, Hazaratbal Srinagar – 190006. J&K.

Jharkhand

(24)      National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur – 831014, (Jharkhand).
(25)      Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad – 826004, Jharkhand.
(26)      National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology (NIFFT), P.O. Hatia,             Ranchi – 834003, Jharkhand
(27)      Indian Institute of Management, Ranchi.

Karnataka

(28)      Indian Institute of Management, Bannerghat Road, Bangalore-560076.
(29)      National Institute of Technology, Srinivasanagar, Surthakal – 574157.
(30)      Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore – 560012.
(31)      National Institute of Fashion Technology, Bangalore.
(32)      National Institute of Mental Health & Neuro Sciences, Bangalore.

 

Kerala

(33)      Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode, Kunnamangalam, P.O., Kozhikode -673571, Kerala.
(34)      National Institute of Technology, Calicut-673601.
(35)      National Institute of Fashion Technology, Kannur (Kerala)

 

Madhya Pradesh

(36)      Indian Institute of Management, Indore, Pigdamber, Rau, Madhya Pradesh-453331.
(37)      Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal-462007.
(38)      ABV- Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management,(ABV-IIITM), MITS Campus, Gwalior – 474075.
(39)      Indian Institute of Tourism & Travel Management, Gwalior.
(40)      National Institute of Fashion Technology, Bhopal
(41)      Pandit Dwarka Prasad Mishra Indian Institute of Information Technology,Design & Manufacturing (IIITDM), IT Bhavan, Jabalpur Engg. Campus,        Ranjhi, Jabalpur – 482011. Madhya Pradesh.
(42)      Indian Institute of Technology, Indore.

Maharashtra

(43)      Indian Institute of Technology,(IIT), Powai, Mumbai – 400076.
(44)      National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Vihar Lake, P.O.-NITIE,Mumbai-400087.
(45)      National Institute of Fashion Technology, Mumbai.
(46)      Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur – 440001.

Meghalaya

(47)      National Institute of Fashion Technology, Shillong (Meghalaya).
(48)      Indian Institute of Management, Shilong.

Orissa

(49)      National Institute of Technology, Rourkela  – 769008, (Orissa).
(50)      Indian Institute of Tourism & Travel Management, Bhubaneshwar.
(51)      Indian Institute of Technology, Bhubneshwar.

Punjab

(52)      Dr. B.R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, G.T. Road, Bye Pass, Jallandhar- 144004. Punjab.
(53)      Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology (SLIET), Village-Longowal, Distt.- Sangrur, Punjab-148106.
(54)      Indian Institute of Technology, Rupnagar, Punjab

Rajasthan

(55)      Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jaipur – 302017. (Rajasthan)
(56)      Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur, Rajasthan
(57)      Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur

Tamil Nadu

(58)      Indian Institute of Technology,(IIT), P.O. IIT, Chennai – 600036.
(59)      National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli-620015(Tamil Nadu).
(60)      Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing (IIITDM), Kancheepuram, Tamilnadu.
(61)      National Institute of Fashion Technology, Chennai,
(62)      Indian Institute of Management, Tiruchirappalli

Tripura

(63)      National Institute of Technology, Agartalla, Tripura.

Uttar Pradesh

(64)      Indian Institute of Technology,(IIT), P.O. IIT, Kanpur – 208076

(65)      Indian Institute of Management, Prabandh Nagar, Off. Sitapur Road,         Lucknow-226013.
(66)      Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad – 211004. (UP).
(67)      Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Nehru Science Centre, Kamla Nehru Road, Allahabad – 211002.
            (68)      National Institute of Fashion Technology, Raibareli.

Uttarakhand

(69)      Indian Institute of Technology,(IIT), Roorkee – 247667 (Uttarakhand).
(70)      Indian Institute of Management, Kashipur, Uttarakhand

West Bengal
           
(71)      Indian Institute of Technology,(IIT), P.O. Kharagpur,.– 721302. (West      Bengal)
(72)      Indian Institute of Management, Joka, Diamond Harbour Road, Kolkata-700104.
(73)      National Institute of Technology, Durgapur-713209.(West Bengal).
(74)      Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Kolkata.
(75)      National Institute of Fashion Technology, Kolkata.

Chandigarh

(76)      Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh.
Delhi

(77)      Indian Institute of Technology,(IIT), Hauz Khas, New Delhi – 110016.
(78)      School of Planning & Architecture, I.P. Estate, New Delhi – 110002
(79)      All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.
(80)      Lady Harding Medical College, New Delhi.
(81)      Vardhman Mahavir Medical College & Safdarjung Hospital New Delhi.
(82)      Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER),       Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi
(83)      Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi
(84)      National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi.

Puducherry

(85)      Jawaharlal Institute of Post-graduate Medical Education & Research, Puducherry