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Scholarships for Minorities: Way to Encourage the Students

Scholarships for Minorities

Scholarships for Minorities in India were started to be provided in India from the year 2006. This was the time when the new 15-point programme of the Prime Minister of the Country for the Welfare of Minorities was announced by the then government of the country.

Purpose of the Scheme:

  • The main purpose of minority scholarship in India is to encourage the parents from the minority community to send their children to schools and colleges. This is why scholarships are offered right from pre-matric to doctoral level education.
  • Another purpose is to reduce the financial burden of parents and also the institutions providing education to children from the minority community and to sustain the efforts to provide education to children up to the level they wish to study.
  • In the competitive employment arena, the scholarships these students receive will provide an excellent foundation for their educational attainment

Who comes under Minority Community?

In India, scholarships for minorities will be provided to a student, only when he/she actually belongs to such a community. As far as India is concerned, the communities that come under minority group are Muslims, Parsis, Jains, Buddhists, Christians, and Sikhs. As per the National Commission for Minorities Act 1992, these communities are classified as minority communities in India. According to the central government scheme, the distribution of scholarships among the different states in the country will be made on the basis of the minority population in the state or Union Territory.

List of Minority Scholarships:

When it comes to scholarships for minority students, the Ministry of Minority Affairs of Government of India offers scholarships under the following categories:

  • Pre-matric Scholarship Scheme
  • Post-matric Scholarship Scheme
  • Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme

Let us gather some details about these schemes available for students from minority community:

Pre-matric Scholarship Scheme:

This scholarship as the name implies is offered for pre-matric students among the many scholarships for minorities. It is for minority children studying in government and private schools from Class I to X.

Eligibility:

Students, who have secured not less than 50% of marks in the previous final examination, are alone eligible for this scholarship. Also, it is important that the annual income of the parents of these children from minority community from different sources should not be more than Rs.1 lakh.

How to apply?

The concerned Union Territory/State administration will supply the application form for students until the computerized system is made operational.

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Under this scheme, scholarships are available only for studies within the country and the same will be awarded to the administration of the appropriate state government/union territory. Even, it can be awarded through the designated agency by the state/union territory government.  

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Eligibility:

Under this scheme, students will get financial assistance to continue their graduation/post-graduation in technical and professional courses through a recognised institution. Those, who get admission to professional courses through competitive examination, will be given preference. But, those who have not taken up any competitive examination can also apply if they have secured not less than 50% of marks at higher secondary or graduation level. The annual income from all source of the applicant, his/her parent/guardian should not exceed Rs.2.5 lakh. Applicants should have a valid Aadhaar number to get the scholarship.

How to apply?

The application process is similar to that of Post-matric Scholarship Scheme through NSP with appropriate document proofs.

Maulana Azad Scholarship For Girls:

This is yet another scholarship for minorities for girls. This is for those girls, who have completed their secondary education and has applied for Class XI. Selected students under this scheme will get Rs.6000 each for Class XI and Class XII. Every year, this scholarship is given to 35000 girls. This is a merit-based single-time scholarship as girls once selected for this scholarship, cannot get it again. Girls must have completed their class X with at least 55% of marks to become eligible to apply for this scholarship. Family income should also be less than Rs. 1 lakh per annum. Interested students will have to apply through the website of Maulana Azad Foundation, who provides this scholarship for meritorious minority girls.

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0 # Priyansh 2017-09-26
Hii, I am from Bijnor, I would like to do B.Ed from distance, Is there any university that offers B. Ed through distance mode
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0 # Shruti 2017-09-27
Yes, many universities from across the country including Bijnor offer this course through distance mode and the prestigious of them is IGNOU, Annamalai University to name a few.
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0 # Lakshay 2017-09-19
Hii, plz suggest me What higher studies options are available after completion of MBBS in Mehsana?
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0 # Shruti 2017-09-20
On completion of MBBS, for being specialised in a specific field, candidate will have to take up MD or MS course in Mehsana with appropriate specialization.
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0 # Vivaan 2017-08-22
Hii, I am from Bellary let me know, What is the need of NEET Phase II?
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0 # Jagan 2017-08-23
If a phase I test taker of Bellary oe other places is not satisfied his/her performance in the test or if a candidate has missed out to apply for NEET, he/she can apply for phase 2 exam, It is a second chance provided to aspiring candidates.
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0 # Nishith 2017-08-15
Hii, I am from Nayagarh, please tell me the duration of B.Ed course
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0 # Shruti 2017-08-16
Hello, Good to see that you are from Nayagarh, the duration of B.Ed course is 2 years
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0 # Harikiran 2017-08-08
Hii, I am from , please tell me the duration of B.Ed course
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0 # Jagan 2017-08-09
Hello, Good to see that you are from , the duration of B.Ed course is 2 years
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0 # Vaibhav 2017-08-01
Hello, I am from Davanagere, plz tell me Is there an any degree equivalent to MBA and of same weightage in terms of placement
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0 # Mukesh 2017-08-02
Hii, PGDM is equivalent to MBA, you can do PGDM from any good college of Davanagere, so you can get placement easily
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0 # Jayesh 2017-08-01
Hii, I am from Kurnool, plz tell me Do all the IIMs provide a degree or Diploma?
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0 # Pallavi 2017-08-02
Hello, good to see that you are from Kurnool, The IIMs provide a diploma certificate at the completion of the course.
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0 # Himmat 2017-07-11
Hello. I am from Bhor, plz tell me What are the points to consider for selecting a B. Ed college?
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0 # Shruti 2017-07-12
You should consider the fee structure and if you consider doing this course from other place except Bhor, you should consider hostel facilities, you shouldalso consider whether the subject in which you wish to continue this course is available in the college.
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0 # Nishith Older than three months
Hii, What are the career opportunities of Bachelor of Education course after my degree, also suggest some b.ed colleges in Aurangabad-Maharashtra?
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0 # Pallavi Older than three months
The B. Ed course is an excellent choice for making career in teaching profession, it is very respective profession for candidates, find some good colleges for it-Maulana Azad Education Society's Marathwada College of Education ; Ajintha Education Society's Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Mahavidyalaya ; Marathwada Sanskritik Mandal's College of Physical Education ; Government College of Arts and Science
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0 # DEEPESH JAIN Older than three months
Any loan from mp govt for study llb
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0 # DEEPESH JAIN Older than three months
Any education loan from mp govt for llb
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