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Government of India Merit Cum Means Based Scholarship for Minority Communities, India 2012

Published On: 26 Jun 2012 | Last Updated On: 27 Jun 2012

Applications are invited by Government of India for Merit-cum-Means Based Scholarship for Minority Communities for the session 2012. This scheme is provided for the students who pursue Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Technical and Professional courses.

Scholarship Details:

  • Every year 20000 Scholarships will be distributed among the students of minority communities throughout the country.
  • 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. 

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 





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Eligibility Criteria:

  • Students, who have got admission in a recognized college to pursue technical / professional courses, on the basis of a competitive examination.
  • 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.
  • A scholarship holder under this scheme will not avail any other scholarship/stipend for pursuing the course.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Application Procedure:

Applications in the prescribed format may be submitted to the Secretary of the, department 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.

Important Dates:

Last Date for Online Submission of Fresh Applications by Students: 30th September 2012

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