Merit cum means scholarship for minority students

September 29th, 2007

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Form for Students
Forms for State/UT Govts
List of Institutions eligible for full reimbursement

Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme for Minority Communities Students


The objective of the Scheme is to provide financial assistance to the poor and meritorious students belonging to minority communities to enable them to pursue professional and technical courses.


These scholarships are available for studies in India only and will be awarded through an Agency designated by the State Government/UT Administration for this purpose.

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 scholarships: See

For Orissa:  81 for Muslims,  95 for Christians,  2 for Sikhs,  and 1 for Buddhists.  (total 179)

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:



Type of Financial Assistance

Rate for hostler

Rate for Day Scholar


Maintenance Allowance (For 10 months only)

Rs.10,000/-per annum

( Rs.1000 p.m.)

Rs.5,000/- per annum.

( Rs.500 p.m.)




Course Fee* 

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

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





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


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.

f) 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.

g) The State department should satisfy itself that the student belongs to a particular minority community.

ii) 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.


Entry Filed under: Fellowships and Scholarships

247 Writeup

  • 1. ghazala naeem  |  September 3rd, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    There are 4 schemes
    1- pre-matric scholarship
    2- post- matric scholarship
    3- free coaching scholarship
    4- merit-cum-maens based scholarship

    what is the last date for submitting application form of these scholarship.?
    what is the address for submitting application form ?

    i will be highly thankful to you for giving information to me.

    Ghazala Naeem

  • 2. Yasmeen Asmat  |  September 4th, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    i m yasmeen.i m doing B.A. programming 2nd year from du.but i m leaving that college and taking addmision in correspondence coz i want to do some professional course besides it.plz tell me if i m eligible to get this scholarship and what is the process for it beacause i realy need it.i have 76.5% marks in 12th class.And also tell me which course i can do and from where?And the last date for apply.As early as possible.

    i will be very thankful to u.

  • 3. kiran eshwar  |  September 4th, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    sir,iam kiran eshwar. iam doing my Ist M.B.B.S in JJM.Medical college davangere dist, of karnataka. iam an SC. i need some finance help through scholarship. i don’t know how to apply. will you help me sir. AND IAM A STATE PLAYER IN LONGJUMP

  • 4. zayaul haque  |  September 5th, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    i am zia from bihar n doing BUMS from jamia hamdard n.delhi.sir,i need somefinance help for our cource.

  • 5. Sk. Abdul Hai  |  September 7th, 2008 at 10:35 am

    I’m doing my “B” level course which is considered as equivalent to BCA by DOEAC. can I have any scholarship?

  • 6. md.akhalakur rahman khan  |  September 8th, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    i am pursuing in diploma engg.(final year) .Am i eligble for this scholarship

  • 7. amir zafar  |  September 8th, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    i want to know the last date of submitting application form

  • 8. S.K.RAFEEQ  |  September 8th, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    sir,iam in pondicherry central university[chemistry] i want ,where application form i got ,where can i applly[address].iam belongs to andhrapradesh. i am thankful to you. give details&sms my email. thanking you sir

  • 9. zaara mustafa  |  September 9th, 2008 at 11:36 am

    can u plz. mail the website from where the form can be downloaded……its urgent. respond earlier.

  • 10. NAVID PATEL  |  September 9th, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    pls inform about scholarship

  • 11. mohd raza  |  September 10th, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    I m mohd raza MBBS student from IMS BHU

    please tel me last date of submissin of form.
    where submit?

  • 12. md.shakir hussain  |  September 13th, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    i am MBA student of NIILM SCHOOL OF BUSINESS,new delhil .i am from bihar .what is the last date of submitting the application form and where i should submit the form,pls give me exact information,i shall highly oibkised you.

  • 13. Sayyed Azim  |  September 15th, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Respected sir,

    I am student of govt. polytechnic,pls give me info. of scholarship schemes of all the field.
    what is the last date for submitting application form of these scholarship.?
    what is the address for submitting application form.?
    How can I know I am selected for scholarship.?
    Please give me Answer to me.
    Thank You.

  • 14. Pankaj Koche  |  September 18th, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    i am physiotherapy student studying in pravara institute of medical sciences loni dist:ahmadnagar.maharashtra.i would like to know the last date for submission of form. i would also know where to submit this form in maharashtra.thanking you.

  • 15. Tasabber Khan, Bareilly  |  September 19th, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    what is the last date to submit the forms for Merit cum Means Scholorship for minority student. I am belonging to Bareilly district of U.P.. However, my son has got admission in MBBS First Year in Goa Medical College, Bambolim, Goa on competition basis.

  • 16. CHANDAN KUMAR  |  September 20th, 2008 at 4:23 am

    sir i m in (bvcoe delhi under ip univ..)after completing my B.Sc.. from bhabua(kaimur)pin n. –821101…

    my father was dead at 20/02/08 … after my father death my economic.. condition is

    very poor.. i m not completing my without your help..

    so please do my help…

    one poor bihari student

    chandan kumar
    c/o vijay kumar
    sudama pco
    vip colony
    ward nu.-1
    near devi mandir

  • 17. MOHAMMAD SADIQ ALI  |  September 20th, 2008 at 10:52 am

    Iam studying B.Tech final year in N.B.K.R.I.S.T,VIDYANAGAR,NELLORE,ANDHRA PRADESH.
    My father is working as Jr.assistant in civil judges court,puttur.
    Now-a-days our family is facing financial crisis so i would like to apply for the scholarship. I have an aggregate of 82.41% in my acadamics.
    so please send me the details about how to apply & the copies i have to submit for scholarship as early as possible.

  • 18. zeeshan  |  September 23rd, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    sir i hv filled the form n submitted in college i want to no dat whter my scholorship is passed or not means i have got scholorship or not

  • 19. shakeel hamed  |  September 24th, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    i m shakeel.doing MBA from UCE,RTU,kota rajasthan in finance.

  • 20. s.venkatesh  |  September 29th, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    i am a student of mca approved by jntu in andhrapradesh,i feel very happy to see this site.
    pls inform me ,how to apply for the scholar.
    i got now 78% of marks in my semister

  • 21. sadiqa kouser S B  |  September 29th, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    I am a merite Student want to go foe B.Ed how much will i get santion for my

  • 22. lalit g. dhabarde  |  October 5th, 2008 at 2:14 am

    I m lalit dhabarde BE student from priyadarshani institute nagpur

    please tel me last date of submissin of form.
    where submit?

  • 23. Md Nishar Alam  |  October 6th, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    sir, i m a mba student of jamia hamdard, new delhi. could u tell me th last date of submission form.

  • 24. srikant mathius bagh  |  October 8th, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    please tell me the last date of submisiion of form and adress
    of the authority where to sbmit form.

  • 25. ABDUL KHALIL  |  October 12th, 2008 at 12:10 am

    sir, i m a 2nd year engg. student under BPUT,orissa.i want to aaply for scholarship, can u say me the last date for apply and the aadress to send the application

  • 26. Shyam Sundar Suman  |  October 13th, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    I, shyam sundar suman ,persuing B.Tech from PTU.Tell me,what is the procesure & last date of submission of the form,please.I belong to obc.Thanks.

  • 27. DEBOTTAM MAJILLA  |  October 16th, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    sir/madam, i am a student of JALPAIGURI GOVT. ENGINEERING COLLEGE, 1st year(B.Tech) .i got 80% marks in west bengal higher secondary exam. please, tell me the source from where i can get the form of this scholership. if possible send the form to my email id Please tell me the address where this form is to be submitted .please tell me the last date of submition of form and adress of the authority where to sbmit form.

  • 28. tarique  |  October 18th, 2008 at 1:56 am

    i have submitted the form in time now i want to know when i will get amount so that i submit fees in time.

  • 29. amin ahsan  |  October 20th, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    dear sir,
    I am a student oe Jamia Senior Secondary School,Jamia Milia Islamia I submit a form in New Delhi minority affair office but
    no responce had come

  • 30. abul mahamid najiullah mohammed  |  October 20th, 2008 at 7:03 pm

    hi, i am abul pursuing my mba i want to know how many rupees will be sanctioned as a scholarship per student?

  • 31. MD.HUSHAMUL HAQUE SABA  |  October 22nd, 2008 at 12:24 am

    i had submitted the scholarship form before 30th of september 2008.
    when the money is to be transferred to me if i will be granted with the scholarship ?

  • 32. imtiyaz  |  October 27th, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    where in jharkhand i submit my schlrshp form

  • 33. gopi chand.v  |  November 14th, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    sir iam studying 2nd year in ongole. i want information forfee reimbersment for oc students
    and aiso about last date for submit the applications.

  • 34. Farhat  |  November 26th, 2008 at 2:04 am

    Sir…. i am a doing my Masters in Nutrition from Hyderabad and i have submitted the scholarship form. So i would like to know when will i get the scholarship. thanking you

  • 35. yunush parvez ahmed  |  November 27th, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    i m the student of M.Tech 1st year in Govt. Engg. College,AJMER(RJ).
    i am from please send me the office address of C.G.
    from where i could concerned for appropriate scholarship given by your

  • 36. Syed Faisal Ali  |  November 29th, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    hi..would like to know more about this scheme and would like to know if i am eligible for this scheme.

  • 37. pranjal jain  |  December 2nd, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    sir i m a jain ,studying in govind ballabh pant engg. clg, m a 2nd year student of Can i fill the scholarship form.

  • 38. Rajendhar Kumar  |  December 5th, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    i am studying in karnataka state but i am residentant of andhra pradesh, so ,please tell me i can apply for ebc scholar ship.
    wheather i sholud have to send through Institution or self.

  • 39. mohammad imran quraishi  |  December 8th, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    I want to do MBA from any recognised university.

  • 40. imran naseem  |  December 24th, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    i am imran naseem from kureshetra univrersity attached college H.C.T.M KAITHAL .B.TECH.STUDENT want to know about last date of submission the form.

  • 41. mohammad raja  |  December 29th, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    respected sir
    i m mohd raja MBBS student from IMS BHU.
    i want to know that my application form is accepted or not.

    please tel me..!

  • 42. sk rashid ali  |  December 31st, 2008 at 11:32 am

    i am a btech ii yr student in al-ameer college visakhapatnam
    though i am eligible 4 the scholarship but due to some personal reason i cant
    avail it can i apply for those scholarship wwhich i have missed
    my 10th % 81
    12th 59
    btech IT ist yr 74%
    plz help me coz i am from poor background n not able to pay the fees

  • 43. md wahed  |  January 8th, 2009 at 12:29 am

    i am student from shadan college hyderabad. please send e the required information about when to apply and how to apply with application please. thank you

  • 44. Azeezur Rahman SM  |  January 11th, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    i am studying mbbs IInd yr
    i applied to the Muslim-Merit-cum-minority scholarship for the year 2007-2008 based on my Ist yr marks
    how can i know whether my application has been accepted or not?
    please tell me how can i find whether my application has been approved and when will i get the scholarship amount..

    i thank u sir.

  • 45. SHAH ALAM  |  January 17th, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    I am pursuing M A in Mass Comm from AMU Aligarh which is professional course. I have applied for Merit cum means scholarship. But I am not aware that my scholarhip has been accepted till now or not. Please inform me by mailing me.

  • 46. s.hameedullah  |  January 20th, 2009 at 2:08 pm


  • 47. Md.Akhlaquor Rahman Khan  |  January 24th, 2009 at 4:20 am

    I am pursuing from Jamia Millia Islamia in Delhi which is a professional course. I have applied for muslim minority scholarship. But I am not aware that my scholarhip has been accepted till now or not. Please inform me by mailing me.


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