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Merit Cum Means Based Scholarship For Students Belonging To The Minority Communities

Merit Cum Means Based Scholarship For Students Belonging To The Minority Communities


A scholarship scheme by the Ministry of Minority Affairs for students from minority communities pursuing technical and professional courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in a listed institute.
The scholarship will be awarded to the students who have secured not less than 50% marks (or equivalent grade) in the previous final examination and the annual income of their parents/guardian from all sources does not exceed Rs. 2.50 lakh.
The scheme aims to encourage parents from minority communities to lighten their financial burden on education and sustain their efforts to support their children to complete their education. The scheme will form the foundation for their educational attainment and provide a level playing field in the competitive employment arena.
A total of 60,000 scholarships are targeted to be distributed as ‘Fresh’ Scholarships, besides, Renewal scholarships.


  1. Course Fee Rs. 20,000/- per annum subject to actuals whichever is less (for both Hosteller & Day Scholar).
  2. Monthly Maintenance Allowance (for 10 months in an academic year) – Rs. 1,000/- for Hosteller; Rs. 500/- for Day Scholar.
  3. Scholarship for listed institutes – Full course fee is reimbursed for the listed Institutes.


  1. The applicant must be a student.
  2. The applicant must be from a Minority Community.
  3. The applicant must be pursuing a technical or professional course at the undergraduate or postgraduate level.
  4. The applicant must have secured not less than 50% marks (or equivalent grade) in the previous final examination.
  5. The annual income of parents/guardians of the applicant (from all sources): Less than or equal to ₹ 2.5 Lakh per Annum.


  1. If a student violates school discipline or any other terms and conditions of the scholarship, the scholarship may be suspended or canceled.
  2. The student availing any other scholarship out of all the available Scholarships of Central Government meant for SC/ST/OBC/minority.
  3. If a student is found to have obtained a scholarship by false statement, his/her scholarship will be canceled forthwith and the amount of the scholarship paid will be recovered by the concerned State/UT Govt.
  4. The student obtaining benefits under this scheme shall not be allowed to avail of benefits under any other scheme for this purpose.
  5. Scholarships will not be given to more than two students from a family.

Application Process

Step 1: Keep ready the soft copies of the required documents.
Go to and click “New Registration”.
Guidelines for Registration will appear. Scroll to the bottom.
Read carefully the undertaking. Accept the Terms. Click “Continue”.
Step 2: A Registration Form will appear. (The fields marked as * are compulsory)
Fill the details and click “Register”.
Your Application ID and password will be displayed.
The same will also be sent as an SMS on your registered mobile number.
Step 3: Go to
Click on “Login to Apply”. Enter your Application ID and password.
Type the Captcha and click “Login”.
On the next screen, provide the OTP received on your registered mobile number. You will be directed to the Password Reset screen.
Create a new password and confirm.
Click “Submit”. You will be directed to the “Applicant’s Dashboard”.
Step 4: On the left pane, click “Application Form”. The fields marked as * are compulsory. Fill the details and upload the documents.
You can either click on “Save as Draft” to complete the application later.
Else, click “Final Submit” to submit the application.

Documents Required

  1. Student’s Photo.
  2. Verification Form by the Institution.
  3. Income Certificate, issued from a Competent Authority in the State/UT Govts is required in respect of parent/guardian of the student.
  4. Self-Certified Community Certificate (if the applicant is greater than or equal to 18 years) or Community Certificate certified by parent/guardian.
  5. Self-attested Mark Sheet of the last qualifying exam.
  6. Fee Receipt of ‘Current Course Year’.
  7. Bank Details (Account No., IFSC Code) of the applicant or Bank Details of the Parent/Guardian. (if the student does not have his/her own bank account).
  8. Residential/Domicile Certificate.
  9. Bonafide Student Certificate” from the institute (if the institute is located in a State/UT different from domicile State/UT)
  10. Aadhaar Number (or alternative identification documents)
Alternative identification documents (in absence of Aadhaar) – The documents as stated in the Gazette Notification- S.O. No. 1284 (E) No. 1137, dated 21.04.2017.
  1. Aadhaar Enrolment ID slip (if enrolled for Aadhaar)
  2. A copy of her or his request made for Aadhaar enrolment.
and one of the following:
  1. Passport
  2. Ration Card
  3. Bank passbook with photograph
  4. Permanent Account Number (PAN) Card issued by the Income Tax Department
  5. Certificate of identity having photo of such student issued by a Headmaster or Principal of School under official seal of the school
  6. Driving license issued by the Licensing Authority under the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988 (59 of 1988)
  7. Any other documents specified by the State Government or Union territory Administration.

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