Post – Matric Scholarships

Post – Matric Scholarships

The objective of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to the Scheduled Tribe students studying at post matriculation or post-secondary stage to enable them to complete their education.

These scholarships are available for studies in India only and are awarded by the Government of the State / Union Territory Administration to which the applicant actually belongs i.e. where permanently settled. The award of Scholarships is applicable from 01st July, 2010

Conditions of Eligibility

(i) The scholarships are open to nationals of India.

(ii) These scholarships will be given for the study of all recognised postmatriculation for post-secondary courses pursued in recognised institutions with the following exceptions : “Scholarships are not awarded for training courses like Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s Courses and Private Pilot Licence courses, courses at Training – Ship Dufferin ( Now Rajendra ), courses of training at the Military College, Dehradun and courses at pre-examination training centres of all India and State levels.”

(iii) Only those candidates who belong to Scheduled Tribes so specified in relation to the State / Union Territory to which the applicant actually belongs ( i.e. permanently settled ) and who have passed the Matriculation or Higher Secondary or any higher examination of a recognized University or Board of Secondary Education, will be eligible.

(iv) Candidates who after passing one stage of education are studying in the same stage of education in a different subject e.g. I.Sc after I.A. or B.Com after B.A. or M.A. in other subject will not be eligible.

(v) Students who, after having completed their educational career in one professional line, wish to study for another profession e.g. LLB after B.T. / B.Ed. will not be eligible. From the academic year 1980-81, however, studies in two professional courses are allowed.

(vi) Students studying in Class XI of Higher Secondary Schools which have a continues school course of 12th class will not be eligible. However, in cases where the X class examination of such courses is treated as equivalent to Matriculation and students after passing tenth class can join other courses, such students will be treated as post-matric students and will be eligible for the award of scholarships.

(vii) Students pursuing post-graduate courses in medicine will be eligible if they are not allowed to practice during the period of their course.

(viii) Students who after failing or passing the under graduate / post-graduate examinations in Arts / Science / Commerce join any recognised professional or technical certificate / diploma / degree courses will be awarded scholarships if otherwise eligible. No subsequent failure will be condoned except courses in Group ‘I’, and no further change in the course will be allowed.

(ix) Students who pursue their studies through correspondence courses are also eligible. The term correspondence includes distant and continuing education.

(x) Employed students who take leave without pay for the entire duration of the course and study as full time students will be eligible for scholarships. From the academic year 1980 – 81, employed students whose income combined with the income of their parents / guardians does not exceed the maximum prescribed income ceiling are made eligible to post-matric scholarships to the extent of reimbursement of all compulsorily payable non-refundable fees.

(xi) All children of the same parents / guardians will be entitled to receive benefits of the scheme.

(xii) A scholarship holder under this scheme will not hold any other scholarship / stipend. If awarded any other scholarship / stipend, the student can exercise his / her option for either of the two scholarships / stipends, whichever is more beneficial to him / her and should inform the awarding authority through the Head of the Institution about the option made. No scholarship will be paid to the students under this scheme from the date he / she accepts another scholarship / stipend. The student can however, accept free lodging or a grant or adhoc monetary help from the State Government or any other source for the purchase of books, equipment or for meeting the expenses on board and lodging in addition to the scholarship amount paid under this scheme.

(xiii) Students who have already received coaching in any of the pre-examination training centres with financial assistance from the Government will not be eligible.

Means Test

Scholarships will be paid to the students whose parents / guardians’ income from all sources does not exceed [rupee] 2,00,000/- ( [rupee] two lakh only ) per annum.

Value of Scholarship

The value of scholarship includes maintenance allowance, provision for students with disabilities, reimbursement of compulsory non-refundable fees, Study Tour Charges, thesis typing / printing charges and book allowance for students pursuing correspondence courses, for complete duration of the course.

The details are given below :

(i) Maintenance Allowance :

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(ii) Additional Provision for ST students with disabilities

(A) Reader Allowance for blind Scholars

Level of Course Reader Allowance ( Rs. Per month )

  • Group I, II – 240
  • Group III – 200
  • Group IV – 160

(B) Provision of transport allowance upto [rupee] 160/- per month for disabled students, if such student does not reside in the hostel, which is within the premises of educational institution. The disability as per the Persons with Disabilities ( Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation ) Act,1995 is defined as blindness, low-vision, leprosy-cured, hearing impairment, locomotor disability, mental retardation and mental illness.

(C) Escort Allowance of [rupee] 160/- per month for severally handicapped day
scholar students with low extremity disability.

(D) Special Pay of [rupee] 160/- per month is admissible to any employee of the hostel willing to extend help to a severely orthopaedically handicapped student residing in hostel of an educational institution, who may need the assistance of a helper.

(E) Allowance of [rupee] 240/- per month towards extra coaching to mentally retarded and mentally ill students. The provisions in (B) to (D) will also apply to leprosy-cured students.

(iii) Fees

Scholars will be paid enrolment / registration, tuition, games, Union, Library, Magazine, Medical Examination and such other fees compulsorily payable by the scholar to the institution or University / Board. Refundable deposit like caution money, security deposit will, however, be excluded.

(iv) Study Tours

Study tour charges upto a maximum of [rupee] 1600/- per annum, limited to the actual expenditure incurred by the student on transportation charges etc. will be paid to the scholars studying professional and technical courses, provided that the head of the institution certifies that the study tour is essential for the scholar for completion of his / her course of study.

(v) Thesis Typing / Printing Charges

Thesis typing / printing charges upto a maximum of [rupee] 1600/- will be paid to research scholars on the recommendation of the Head of the Institution.

(vi) Correspondence courses including distance and continuing education. The students pursuing such courses are also eligible for an annual allowance of [rupee] 1200/- for essential / prescribed books, besides reimbursement of course fees.

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