The objective of the scheme is to award scholarships to
meritorious students belonging to economically weaker sections of minority
community so as to provide them better opportunities for higher education,
increase their rate of attainment in higher education and enhance their
employability. 3. SCOPE The scholarship is to be awarded for studies in India
in a government or private higher secondary school/college/university,
including such residential institutes of the Government and eligible private institutes
selected and notified in a transparent manner by the State Government/Union
Territory Administration concerned. It will also cover technical and vocational
courses in Industrial Training Institutes/ Industrial Training Centres
affiliated with the National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) of classes
XI and XII level including Polytechnics and other courses (any course of less
than one year duration is not covered under this scheme; Certificate courses
are also not covered). 4. ELIGIBILITY 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 whose parents/guardians
from all sources does not exceed Rs.2.00 lakh. 11.

 DISTRIBUTION  Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Jain
and Zoroastrians (Parsis) have been notified as minority communities under
Section 2 (c) of the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992. A total of
five (05) lakh scholarships are targeted to be distributed as ‘Fresh’
Scholarships, besides, Renewal scholarships. The distribution of scholarship
among the States/Union Territories will be made on the basis of population of
minorities in the States/Union Territories as per Census 2001 for 2017-18 and
as per the population of minorities in the States/Union Territories of Census
2011 for 2018-19 and 2019-20 (as per Appendices- A & B). 6.   i) ii) EARMARKING 30% scholarship is
earmarked for girls students of each minority community in a State/UT which is
transferable to male students of that community in case of non-availability of
female students in that community in the concerned State/UT.  30% is the floor and not the ceiling for
eligible girl students.  If the physical
target of scholarship for a particular minority community in a state/UT is not
utilized, it will be distributed among the same minori

community in other States/UTs strictly in accordance with
merit and without disturbing the national ratio. Any unutilized community quota
shall be distributed amongst other communities again in accordance with merit
and without affecting the overall national quota. iii)  7. A student residing in a particular
State/UT will be entitled for scholarship under the quota of that State/UT only
irrespective of his/her place of study.  SELECTION
 Fresh – As the number of
scholarships for minorities available in a year is fixed and limited, it is
necessary to lay down preference for selection. Inter-se selection weightage is
to be given to poverty rather than marks (the applicant is required to submit
an income certificate as per para-11(ii)). 
In case of same income, merit shall be generated from ‘Date of Birth’
criteria of applicant (senior is preferred). Renewal – There is no merit list
generation for renewal cases. Renewal applicant will get the scholarship if one
has obtained 50% in his/her previous year’s examinations (at the same institute
and in same course) and his/her application is verified by all authorities (as
designated by Ministry of Minority Affairs) and approved by State

8. DURATION The scholarships shall be provided for
the entire course of the academic year. Maintenance allowance will be given as
fixed lump sum amount in an academic year

Note All The candidates are advised to read detailed notification
check  Conditions,  Renewal announcement of scholarship etc


MODE OF APPLYING The scheme is implemented through the
National Scholarship Portal (NSP). It is mandatory for all students to apply
online on the website i.e.  

The scheme is Central Sector Scheme and 100% funding is provided by the
Ministry of Minority Affairs.  17.    

The State/Union Territory shall maintain year-wise details of
the students receiving scholarship, indicating school/institute, location of
school/institute, government or private, class, gender, new or renewal,
permanent address and parents’ address. The States/ Union Territories shall
place relevant physical and financial details in their official website
18.      EVALUATION The monitoring of the
financial and physical performance of the scheme will be evaluated by assigning
evaluation/impact studies to reputed institutions/agencies by the Ministry of
Minority Affairs, Government of India. 19. INSTRUCTIONS RELATED TO BANK
(to be filled by the students in online application form
are as under): (i) Students must select their bank/branch name carefully from
the drop down list. (ii) Thereafter the complete account no. must be entered
correctly. Students are suggested to get their account number verified by their
concerned Bank Branch including Bank account number and IFS Code. (iii)
Disclaimer (*If bank details entered by students are found incorrect or not
validated by the student’s bank, the scholarship will be canceled/amount will
not be transferred even though the application is approved for
scholarship).  (iv) Bank Account holders
must check their ‘Know your Customer’ (KYC) status from bank and if required
the KYC must be done for successful transaction of scholarship amount. (v) Bank
Account must be operational/active till the scholarship is disbursed. (vi) Bank
Account must be preferably in any scheduled Bank with core banking facility and
proper IFS Code. (vii) Bank Account must be in the name of the
student/applicant only. 20.  

MODIFICATION (if any, during 2017-18 to 2019-20)  Minor modifications, if any, in the scheme
having no financial implications may be made by the Competent Authority in the
Ministry of Minority Affairs without seeking recourse to SFC/EFC/Cabinet.
However, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure would be consulted. *




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