Ministry of Minority Affairs

PRE Matric Scholarships

Posted On: 22 JUL 2021 4:38PM by PIB Delhi

The Ministry of Minority Affairs implements Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme, Post Matric Scholarship Scheme and Merit-cum-Mean based Scholarship Scheme for the educational empowerment of students belonging to six notified minority communities i.e. Buddhist, Christian, Jain, Muslim, Parsi and Sikh in all States/UTs across the country.  During the last 7 years, more than 4.52 crore beneficiaries have been provided different scholarships through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP) and Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) out of which more than 53% beneficiaries are female.

The total number of applicants and beneficiaries during the last three years i.e. 2018-19 to 2020-21 under the pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme are 2,87,99,025 and 1,63,06,171 respectively and State-wise details of the same is annexed.

The total number of applicants and beneficiaries during the last three years i.e. 2018-19 to 2020-21 under the Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme are 53,29,846 and 20,75,539 respectively.

The funds allocated and released for Pre-Matric and Post Matric Scholarship Schemes during the last three years i.e. 2018-19 to 2020-21 are Rs. 5441.50 Crore and Rs. 5123.04 respectively.

The Ministry of Minority Affairs implements the following schemes for post-graduation, research and overseas programmes:-

(i) Post Matric Scholarship Scheme- The scholarship is awarded to minority students studying in Class XI and XII, technical and vocational courses of XI and XII level, under graduate, post graduate and M.Phil/Ph.D courses.

(ii) Merit-cum-Mean based Scholarship Scheme – The scholarship is awarded for pursuing professional and technical courses at under-graduate and post-graduate levels.

(iii)  Maulana Azad National Fellowship (MANF) Scheme- The Fellowships are awarded to research students pursuing regular and full time M. Phil and Ph.D courses.  

(iv)  Padho Pardesh – Scheme of Interest Subsidy on educational loans for overseas studies- Under the scheme, the interest subsidy is awarded to students on the interest payable for the period of moratorium for the Education Loans taken for overseas studies to pursue approved courses of studies abroad at Masters, M.Phil or Ph.D levels.

(v) Educational Loan Scheme: National Minorities Development & Finance Corporation (NMDFC) provides Educational Loan for pursuing courses in India & abroad.

The details of the schemes and status of their implementation mentioned at (i) to (iv) and (v) are available on the websites of (www.minorityaffairs.gov.in) and (www.nmdfc.org/) respectively.

Annexure

 

 

The State/UT-wise details of number of applicants and beneficiaries under the Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for minorities during the last three years i.e. 2018-19 to 2020-21

S.No

States/UTs

Number of Application received

Number of beneficiaries

Sanctioned*

1

Andhra Pradesh

803371

436851

2

Telangana

746298

465340

3

Assam

1915021

643703

4

Bihar

1748075

601539

5

Chhattisgarh

2853

14590

6

Goa

43516

1598

7

Gujarat

504162

362708

8

Haryana

49870

24433

9

Himachal Pradesh

8634

5563

10

Jammu & Kashmir

1675284

1128389

11

Jharkhand

548081

148844

12

Karnataka

2949151

1434422

13

Kerala

2656108

1754135

14

Ladakh

28505

14487

15

Madhya Pradesh

520949

355686

16

Maharashtra

3231147

2138896

17

Manipur

187900

106029

18

Meghalaya

43463

29727

19

Mizoram

225765

147941

20

Nagaland

196100

149694

21

Odisha

91656

40942

22

Punjab

1865208

1314603

23

Rajasthan

645310

444494

24

Sikkim

3383

1205

25

Tamil Nadu

1380582

1077910

26

Tripura

21798

12451

27

Uttar Pradesh

3264151

2140260

28

Uttarakhand

121456

69725

29

West Bengal

3244793

1207780

30

Andaman & Nicobar

4697

2931

31

Chandigarh

6195

4488

32

Dadra & Nagar Haveli & Daman & Diu

3007

770

33

Delhi

49701

14567

34

Puducherry

12712

9470

 

Total

28799025

16306171

* Provisional data. Disbursement of scholarships continues in 2021-22.

(Arunachal Pradesh and Lakshadweep do not avail the scholarships under the Scheme)

 This information was given by Union Minister for Minority Affairs Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in the Lok Sabha on July 22, 2021.

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