Scholarship To Students Belonging To Scheduled Caste For Education In Foreign Countries: Government of Maharashtra, Social Justice and Special Assistance Department, Directorate of Social Welfare Maharashtra State, 3 Church Road, Pune 411001 (Maha.) offers 25 Scholarships to students belonging to Scheduled Castes to undertake studies abroad.
Selection: Admission is made on the basis of All India Entrance Examination at Allahabad, Bhopal, Calicut, Hamidpur, Jaipur, Jallandhar, Kurukshetra , Nagpur, Rourkela, Warangal.
(i) Candidates should belong to Scheduled Caste Community.
(ii) Be the permanent residents of Maharashtra.
(iii) Annual income of the parents of the student should not exceed Rs 2.50 lakhs.
(iv) The scholarship is not applicable for Certificate Courses.
(v) The Scholarship is granted for continuing duration only, and there should be no gap .
(vi) The student should exactly mention the exact period of study course.
(vii) Degree holders of the same subject is granted scholarship for Post Graduate Courses. For equal Degree or Equal Post Graduate Courses scholarship is not granted.
(viii) Minimum 60% marks at 12th standard Exam for Graduation Courses and minimum 55% marks at graduation level for Post Graduation Courses are required in the first attempt.
(ix) The student should have passed Xllth Std. or Degree Examination with in the Scheduled limit (i.e After XII B.Sc. - 3 years, After B.Sc
MSc - 2 years)
(x) The maximum age limit for the student is 35 years as on January
(xi) The student must have obtained an admission for the first year in any recognized University in Foreign country .
(xii) The students who have taken admission for Medical Courses in Foreign Countries should be recognised by Indian Medical council.
The students who have taken Degree / Post Graduate Degree of Medical foreign countries should pass necessary examination. He/
she will pay /return the whole amount of sanctioned scholarship, For which necessary Indemnity Bond is compulsory.
(xiv) For preparations of Merit List the marks of the Diploma Holder is equivalent to Xllth Std.
(xv) 8 Scholarships is granted for Graduation Courses and 17 Scholarships is granted for Post Graduate Courses.
(xvi) After completion of the courses and joining service, the student shall voluntarily refund minimum 10% of the amount in five years
which he has received in the form of scholarship , to the Social Justice Fund, of Government of Maharashtra for which Indemnity Bond should be given of Rs 100/- Stamp Paper .
(xvii) The student should complete Degree/Post Graduate Degree study in the abroad within the stipulated period .
Application form is available in the offices of social welfare at free of cost and also on the website of Govt of Maharashtra: www.maharashtra.govt.in.
For further details, interested students may contact the Special District Social Welfare Officer/Social Welfare Officer, Zilla Parishad of the concerned District, Divisional Social Welfare Officer of the concerned Division, or the Office of the Director of Social Welfare, Maharashtra State, Pune (Education Branch) (Ph: 020-26127569, 26137186).