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Department of Minorities Welfare and Tamil Nadu Minorities Economic Development Scholarship 2008

Department of Minorities Welfare and Tamil Nadu Minorities Economic Development Scholarship 2008

(Government of Tamil Nadu Undertaking) ,
Chennai 600 002.

Post Matric Scholarship to Minority Students Pursuing XI std. to Ph.D. Level

The Government of Tamil Nadu and Government of India have been implementing various Welfare Schemes for the upliftment of Minorities. The Government of India, Ministry of Minority Affairs have announced a Scheme of Post Matric Scholarship to Students belonging to notified Minority Community pursuing higher education, from class XI to Ph.D and Technical and Vocational Courses of I.T.I / I.T.C. (affiliated with NCVT) in Government School / College / Institute or School/ College / Institute recognized by appropriate authority. Under this scheme, the scholarship allotted to Tamil Nadu for the year 2007- 08 is as follows:
No. of ScholarshipTotal Number of Scholarship allotted to Tamil Nadu
For MuslimsFor ChristiansFor SikhsFor Buddhists
13721496141412876

Eligibility

  • The Student should have obtained not less than 50% marks in the previous final exam.
  • The scholarship holder under this scheme will not avail any other scholarship / stipend from the Backward Classes Department.
  • 30% reserved for Women Candidates. If, sufficient Women Candidates are not available, Male candidates can be selected.
  • Scholarship will not be given to more than 2 students in a family.
  • Students from B.P.L. families, having the lowest income shall be given preference in the ascending order.
  • The students should be regular in attendance for which the yardstick will be decided by the competent authority of the School / College / University.
  • Annual Income Ceiling Rs.2 Lakhs, (from all sources)
  • Income Certificate (i) Self Certification by way of an affidavit on non-judicial stamp paper of Rs.20/- for Self employed parents, (ii) For employed parents, they should submit Income Certificate from the employer and in addition should furnish Self Certification by way of Non-Judicial stamp paper, Income Means : Income of the family from all sources. If Income certificate is found to be false, it will attract penal action before the law.

  • The amount of scholarship:
    Actual financial assistance will be provided for course fee / tuition fee and maintenance allowance as given below subject to a maximum ceiling indicated against item concerned.
SI. NoItem Hosteller*Day scholar
1.Admission and tuition fee for classes XI and XIIActual subject to a maximum ceiling of Rs.7000 p.aActual subject to a maximum ceiling of Rs.7,000 p.a
2.Admission and course / tuition fee for technical and vocational courses of XI and XII level. (Includes fees/ charges for raw materials, etc).Actual subject to a maximum ceiling of Rs.10,000 p.aActual subject to a maximum ceiling of Rs.10,000p-a
3Admission and tuition fee for Under-graduate, PostgraduateActual subject to a maximum ceiling of Rs.3,000 p.aActual subject to a maximum ceiling of Rs.3,000 p.a
4.Maintenance allowance for 10 months only in an academic year (Includes expenses for study material, etc)Rs.235 p.mRs.140 p.m
(i)' Classes XI and XII including technical and vocational courses of this level.
(ii) Courses other than technical and professional courses at Under graduate and Post graduate level.Rs.355 p.mRs.185 p.m
(iii). M.Phil and Ph.D. (For those researchers who are not awarded any fellowship by University or any other authority Rs.510 p.mRs.330 p.m

Hostellers include students who are not staying in hostel of the school / institute concerned but are staying as paying guest or in rented accommodation in towns / cities which are not the places where their parents reside.

The details of the scheme and application form are available in the following web-site: www.minorityaffairs.gov.in/newsite

The eligible Minority Students may submit the application in the prescribed format with the enclosures to the Headmaster/ Principal of the respective Institution on or before 31.01.2008.

The Headmaster / Principal of the respective Institution may process the applications and forward the consolidated list only in the prescribed format in the Website to the respective District Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare Officer on or before 10.02.2008.

Commissioner of Minorities Welfare and Managing Director,
Tamil Nadu Minorities Economic
Development Corporation Ltd.,
Chennai - 600 002

Department of Minorities Welfare and Tamil Nadu Minorities Economic Development Scholarship 2008

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