Introduction: Department for the welfare of minorities (SC/ST/OBC) offers Post Matric scholarships to the students belonging to schedule caste for pursuing further studies at post matriculation/post secondary college/university) levels within India.
Eligibility: SC students whose parents/guardians incomes from all sources does not exceed Rs. 1 lakh per annum, who are pursuing post matriculation/post-secondary (college/university) level studies in Government recognized Institutions during the current academic year (ii) Students pursuing studies through correspondence courses are also eligible, (hi) All the children of the same family/parents are also eligible subject to the Income limit of the parents. Students availing any other scholarship stipend such as merit scholarships are not eligible for this scholarship.
Benefit of the Scholarship: Value of scholarship includes maintenance allowance, additional allowance for students with disabilities, reimbursement of compulsory non-refundable fees, study tour charges, thesis typing/printing charges, book allowance for students pursuing correspondence course for complete duration of the course. The details are as follows:
For Group I: Degree and Postgraduate level courses (including M.Phil, PhD and Post Doctoral research) in Medicines (Allopathic, Indian and other recognized systems of medicines), Engineering, Technology, Agriculture, Veterinary and Allied Sciences, Management, Business Finance, Business Administration and Computer Applications/Science. Commercial Pilot License (including helicopter pilot and Multi Engine rating) Course. Rs. 1350 for hostelers and Rs. 750 for Day Scholars.
For Group II: Other professional and technical graduate and post graduate (including M.Phil PhD and Post Doctoral research) level courses in Group I. C.A./ICWA/CS/ etc. courses. All post graduate, graduates level diploma courses, all certificate level courses : Rs. 1550 for hostelers and Rs.800 for day Scholars.
For Group III: All other courses leading to graduate or above degree (not covered in Group I & II.) : Rs. 925 for hostelers and Rs. 600 for day scholars.
For Group IV: All post matriculation level courses before taking up graduation like classes XI and XII in 10+2 system and intermediate examination etc. not covered in Group II or III. ITI courses, other vocational courses (if minimum required qualification to pursue the course is at least matriculation: Rs. 725 for hostelers and Rs.525 for day scholars.
Additional Allowances for SC students with disabilities, transport allowance for disabled students, Escort Allowance, Special pay and other allowances are admissible as per rules in force.
Fees: Scholars are paid enrolment/registration, tuition, games, Union, Library, Magazine, Medical Examination and such other fees compulsorily payable by the scholar to the Institution/University/ Board. Refundable deposit like caution money, security, deposit would however be excluded.
Study Tours: Study Tour charges up to a maximum of Rs.1000/- per annum, limited to the actual expenditure incurred by the student on transportation charges etc is 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 to his/her course of study.
Thesis Typing/printing charges: Up to a maximum or Rs. 1000/- is paid to research scholarship on the recommendation of the Head of the Institution.
Correspondence courses including distance and continuing education: Students pursuing such courses are also eligible for an annual allowance or Rs. 750/- for essential/prescribed books, besides remorselessness of course fees.
Contact details: Department for the Welfare of SC/ ST/OBC/Minorities, Government of NCT of Delhi, B-Block, Vikas Bhawan, Ilnd Floor, LP. Estate, New Delhi: 110002
Phone: 23378278, 23379513
Website: www. delhi.gov.in