Minority scholarship schemes: an assessment

By Tarique Anwar, TwoCircles.net,

Patna (Bihar): The Union Ministry of Minority Affairs will grant 5,95,000 scholarships to minority students in the country during the year 2008-2009, but technical complexity in application forms and lack of proper advertisement may keep minorities from full benefit of the scheme.

The ministry has announced three types of scholarships: pre-matric, post-matric and merit-cum-means scholarship for students from the minority communities. The pre-matric scholarship scheme is for students from Std I to X while post-matric scheme is for undergraduates and postgraduates and the merit-cum-means scholarship is for students going for technical, professional and vocational courses.

The authorities have asked candidates who were awarded the same scholarship last year to get their scholarship renewed for the year 2008-2009.

Pre-matric scholarship scheme

Under the pre-matric scholarship scheme a total of 4,00,000 scholarships are to be given to all minority communities across the country. Of them, Muslims will get 2,91,700 scholarships.

state-wise allocation of pre-matric scholarships (2008-09)
States/UTs Total No. of
Allocated for
Andhra Pradesh 17,340 14,740
760 40
Assam 19,620 17,400
Bihar 29,160 28,960
Chattisgarh 1980 860
Goa 980 200
Gujarat 10,460 9,700
Haryana 5,140 2580
600 260
Jammu and
15060 14,340
Jharkhand 10,380 7,880
Karnataka 16,640 13,640
Kerala 29380 16,600
Madhya Pradesh 9,240 8,120
Maharashtra 36,800 21,680
Manipur 1960 400
Meghalaya 3,640 200
Mizoram 1,820 20
Nagaland 3,860 80
Orissa 3,580 1,620
Punjab 32,300 800
Rajasthan 12,020 10,100
Sikkim 420 20
Tamil Nadu 15,340 7,320
Tripura 960 540
Uttar Pradesh 67,420 64,900
Uttrakhand 2,660 2,140
West Bengal 44,460 42,720
Andman &
Nicobar Islands
220 60
Chandigarh 400 80
Dadra &
Nagar Haveli
40 20
Daman &
40 20
Delhi 4,940 3,420
Lakshadweep 120 120
Puducherry 260 120

Under this scheme, the admission fee and tuition fee will be reimbursed for students of Class I to Class X of minority communities. The government will provide reimbursement of admission fee up to Rs.500/- per annum and tuition fee up to Rs.350/- per month. Besides, the students will be given a maintenance allowance at the rate of Rs.600/- per month from class VI to X for hostellers and Rs.100/- per month from class I to X for day-scholars.

Post-matric scholarship scheme

Under the post-matric scholarship scheme a total of 1,75,000 scholarships are to be given to all minority communities across the country, out of which 1,27,619 are for Muslims.

state-wise allocation of post-matric scholarships (2008-09)
States/UTs Total No. of
Allocated for
Andhra Pradesh 7,586 6,449
333 18
Assam 8,584 7,612
Bihar 12,757 12,670
Chattisgarh 866 376
Goa 429 87
Gujarat 4,576 4,244
Haryana 2,249 1,129
263 114
Jammu and
6,589 6,274
Jharkhand 4,541 3,447
Karnataka 7,280 5,967
Kerala 12,854 7,263
Madhya Pradesh 4,042 3,552
Maharashtra 16,100 9,485
Manipur 857 175
Meghalaya 1,592 87
Mizoram 796 9
Nagaland 1,689 35
Orissa 1,566 709
Punjab 14,131 350
Rajasthan 5,259 4,419
Sikkim 184 9
Tamil Nadu 6,711 3,202
Tripura 420 236
Uttar Pradesh 29,496 28,394
Uttrakhand 1,164 936
West Bengal 19,451 18,690
Andman &
Nicobar Islands
96 26
Chandigarh 175 35
Dadra &
Nagar Haveli
18 9
Daman &
18 9
Delhi 2,161 1,496
Lakshadweep 53 53
Puducherry 114 53

Under the scheme of post-matric scholarship for students belonging to minority communities, 15 states/UTs were given grant-in-aid from the Centre for disbursement of scholarships in 2007-08. Haryana got Rs13,52,837, Himachal Pradesh Rs 4,48,435, Karnataka Rs 2,91,46,290, Kerala Rs 83,59,310, Madhya Pradesh Rs 61,56,734, Maharashtra Rs 2,22,51,700, Meghalaya Rs 1,85,783, Mizoram Rs 41,81,200, Orissa Rs 6,30,150, Punjab Rs 56,53,190, Rajasthan Rs 63,76,640, Tamilnadu Rs 96,28,486, Tripura Rs 1,28,882, Delhi Rs 17,40,345, Puducherry Rs 84,573.

The students of Class XI to PhD level will be able to avail the benefits of post-matric scholarships provided by the ministry. It also includes technical and vocational courses of class XI and XII. It has provisions of re-imbursement of admission/tuition fee per annum up to Rs. 7,000 for class XI and XII, up to Rs 10,000 for technical/vocational courses at class XI and XII level, and up to Rs.3,000 for undergraduate and post graduate courses, Maintenance allowance varying from Rs.235 to Rs.550 for hostellers and Rs. 140 to Rs.330 for day-scholar will be given. A total of 5 lakh scholarships under this scheme has been sanctioned in the Eleventh Five Year Plan.

Merit-cum-means scholarship

The merit-cum-means scholarship is for students going for technical and professional courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level. A total of 20,000 new scholarships will be given every year. It will provide full re-imbursement of fees for 70 institutes listed in the scheme. Under this scholarship re-imbursement of course fee up to Rs 20,000 per annum for listed institutes will be made. It also includes maintenance allowance of Rs.1000 for hostellers and Rs,500 for day-scholars for ten months in a year.

Under the merit-cum-means scholarship scheme a total of 20,000 scholarships are to be given to all minority communities during 2008-09. Out of which 14,585 scholarships are for Muslims.

state-wise allocation of merit-cum-means scholarships (2008-09)
States/UTs Total No. of
Allocated for
Andhra Pradesh 867 737
38 2
Assam 981 870
Bihar 1458 1448
Chattisgarh 99 43
Goa 49 10
Gujarat 523 485
Haryana 257 129
30 13
Jammu and
753 717
Jharkhand 519 394
Karnataka 832 682
Kerala 1469 830
Madhya Pradesh 462 406
Maharashtra 1840 1084
Manipur 98 20
Meghalaya 182 10
Mizoram 91 1
Nagaland 193 4
Orissa 179 81
Punjab 1615 40
Rajasthan 601 505
Sikkim 21 1
Tamil Nadu 767 366
Tripura 48 27
Uttar Pradesh 3371 3245
Uttrakhand 133 107
West Bengal 2223 2136
Andman &
Nicobar Islands
11 3
Chandigarh 20 4
Dadra &
Nagar Haveli
2 1
Daman &
2 1
Delhi 247 171
Lakshadweep 6 6
Puducherry 13 6

Muslim organizations

Many Muslim organizations like Imarat Shariah (Bihar, Jharkhand & Orissa), Idara-e-Shariah, and Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO) are making efforts to implement the schemes fully in Bihar. They are providing the form to the deserved in the community. Their activists are also helping in filling up the forms.

Complicated application form

Central government officials concerned with minority affairs have made the application form for pre-matric scholarship very complicated. The form, which is supposed to be filled up by the students of class I to X, is so complicated and technical that it is difficult for candidates to furnish the details correctly, said the organizations.

The application form prepared by the department of minority affairs has 24 columns spread over six pages and is printed only in English. The application form should be duly filled by the students in their own handwriting. It has 90 sub columns and the information demanded to fill in this form from the student of class I is wholly illogical. How can students of that class be expected to fill up such forms? Reality is that help of a learned advocate will be sought to furnish required details.

The form should have been printed in Hindi and Urdu also and it would have been made so simple that anyone can fill up it. It should not be made mandatory that the form should be filled by the candidate only.

Additionally the documents required to be attached with this application form are also giving headache to students as well as their parents. People who passed order to attach income certificate, residential certificate and a declaration of income of the parents or guardian with this application form perhaps ignored the fact procurement of such document will cost parents around Rs 500, at least in a state like Bihar.

Besides, there was no need to have certificates attested by gazette officers, attestation by school principal should be enough.

Moreover, parents or guardians are required to provide affidavit of income and child’s caste declaration. This is also unnecessary. What is the need of affidavit for child’s caste when students have caste declaration on their transfer certificate?

“For all others the amount of scholarship is given through school/college but for the minority community, Maharashtra Bank has been contracted for opening student’s account, that too in CBS branches. The phrase "Preferably the CBS branches" is misused by the bank authority as the entire city does not have this facility,” said Nazim Khan, student of LL.B. and human rights in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra, to TwoCircles.net

Lack of advertisement

In Ballarpur, a small town in Chandrapur district of Maharashtra, the news of scholarship forms spread everywhere but no one was having any knowledge about class or courses. Around 500 students filled in the forms. They get the affidavit made on Rs 100 stamp paper each for parent and student. The affidavit cost 25 rupees that means each student gave Rs 250 to government but only 9 students got the scholarship, said Nazim Khan.

No proper publicity was made by government. The collector sent the letter to education officer to publish circulars for schools regarding minority scholarship. But till date no such circular has been issued, he said.

Talking to TwoCircles.net Ekhlaqur Rahman of SIO in Patna said that the amount of post-matric scholarship for last year has been sent to the state but the government is not distributing it among the selected candidates. He also added that on repeated attempts to know its reason and latest development on this issue they gave an application asking details under Right to Information Act (RTI).

We will submit a memorandum to the Chief Minister and after that we will conduct protests to press the government to release amount to the shortlisted candidates, said Ekhlaqur Rahman.



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Inquiry of Technical course

Sir, if any student take addmission in any short term course as Embedded system, Networking course, whose fee is to large (Rs. 80,000/- and more) after B.Tech. Can he take the scholarship for that short term (6 months) course, If yes, than how much of scholarship if fee is 80,000/- or more.

display the list of selected students for minority scholarship

please display the list of selected students for minority scholarship in bihar 2008-09
i am the student of b.tech.mechanical from lovely professional university,jalandhar,punjab.
i had applied for the scholarship since october 2008.
till now it is not known that i am in the list or not.
so please inform me.for this act i will be ever more grateful to you.

yours sincerely,
fathers name:- MD. IRFAN AHMAD
mob:- 09431883080
email:- [email protected]
mob:- 09316807020

for scholarship

please display the list of selected students for minority scholarship in uttar pradesh 2008-09
i am the student of b.tech.Information techology from lovely professional university,jalandhar,punjab.
i had applied for the scholarship since august 2008.
till now it is not known that i am in the list or not.
so please inform me.for this act i will be ever more grateful to you.

yours sincerely,
fathers name:- MD. Razzaq Babu
mob:- 09936581884
email:- [email protected]
mob:- 09023136571

request for selected students list for post metric scholarship

respected sir
please display the list of selected students for the post metric muslim minority scholarship scheme for maharashtra state.i m the student of BE final yr etrx engg at nagpur university, i have apllied for the scholarship since oct-08.
i will be very thank full to you if u kindly send me the list as requested above
thanking you
yours sincerely

sarfaraz ansari
email id : [email protected]
mob no: 09881840458

Minority scholarship for muslim

I have been persuing M.Sc. Biochemistry from Jamia Hamdard University New Delhi,
I want to know that am I eligible for the same minority scholarship ?

Please reply soon.

Nadeem Ahmad.
M.Sc.(Biochemistry).JHU,New Delhi

Minority scholarship 2008-09

I am persuing M.Sc.(Biochemistry)final from Jamia Hamdard University New Delhi.I Belong to Distt. Muzaffr Nagar U.P. I have applied for minority merit cum means scholarship 2008-09 but i could not find any where that am I selected or not for that scholarship...
Sir please confirm my selection on my e-mail ID....

merit cum means scholarship 2007-08

this scholarship will be maintained in papers or we have goted actually i m selected in this scholarship 2007-08 but i have not goted the scholarship till date. only not my self in our hamdard university at least 160 student not goted that scholarship

Request to provide final list of UP for postmetric scholarship09

Please provide us the list of the awarded students for central minority post matric scholarship scheme 2008-2009 for the students of U.P.
As many of us are very curious about the declared list of scholarship, we are so confused whether the list is list is declared or not. Some our friends from other state informed us that the list of awarded candidates of their state has been displayed. We made our many efforts but do not get the success to find the names of awarded candidates from the U.P. state.
We also requested if there is any appropriate internet link then provide us. We will be always thankful for your anticipation.

Display the awarded list of merit-cum-means scholarship

Sir,please display the awarded list of merit-cum-means scholarship scheme 2008-09. I am the student of asansol engg. College persuing b.tech in electrical engg. I had applied for this scholarship scheme since august'08. Till now,it is not known that i am in the list or not. So,please give me the required information on my email. For this kind of work i will be ever more grateful to you. Yours sincerely, Md Tarique Anwar father's name: Maqsood Ahmad Ansari email id: [email protected] contact no.: 09932700946


sir i applied for merit cum means scholorship in august 2008.i am studying mca first year,matru sri college.i did not got any information about scholorship yet now.please display the sanctioned list as early as possible.thanking you sir.

minority scholarship list in ASSAM

please display the list of selected students for the post metric muslim minority scholarship scheme for ASSAM state.I m the student of BE third yr food technology from hbti, kanpur , i have apllied for the scholarship since oct-08.
i will be very thank full to you if u kindly send me the list as requested above.
thanking you
yours sincerely

regarding the central govt. merit-cum-means scholarship

respected sir,
can u plz. display the list of students of bihar selected for muslim minority scholarship of central govt.
Actually the list of selected students has come out but i am unable to find out whether i have been selected for it or not.
waiting for an earlier respond.


for display of maritcum scholarship list 2008-09

Dear Sir,
I(Samsher Alam) am pursuing B.Tech in ECE department from Durgapur Institute of Advanced Technology & Management(D.I.A.T.M), Durgapur, West Bengal. I had applied for minority merit cum means scholarship scheme in august'08. But, I have yet not known that whether my name is in the list of minority scholarship.
So, please inform me through e-mail that my name is listed in minority merit cum means scholarship.

Samsher Alam (ECE/06/61)
Durgapur Institute Of Advanced Technology & Management
Durgapur, West Bengal

Awarded List of Merit-cum-Mean Scholarships Scheme for 2008/09

I want to see the Awarded List.


sir ,i m an engineering student from nit srinagar doin btech 2nd year i dont know is there any scholarships for sikkim minority ,i m muslim ,is i m eligible for scholarships.

Scholarship fo 2008-2009

Sir, i have already applied for Merit cum means scholarship in may-june 2008, yet we ve not received the same for reasons best known to the deptt. please mention when we will be posted the same.

information regarding scholarship

Respected Sir,

Please do me a favour: I am pursuing B.A.,LL.B.(Hons),5 years law, under the Gauhati University, It would be very kind of you if you please inform me about the time when the scholarship would be given to the students in Assam.

I would be very grateful to you for your kind act.

Thank You.
Your's faithfully.
Samsuj Zaman
S/O Abu Sharif
Sijubari Tiniali,
Guwahati- 781006

9706356323 (M)
9707069028 (M)

list of post matric student

Regarding scholarship

Respected sir,

On be half a poor student whome I know very well I am writing this mail. He is a poor student and just appeared in matriculation exam. I know the students is very good in studing but because of the poverty I am afraid he could continue his study. I came across this site while browsing and found useful. He(student) has to start his post matriculation study and if you have such a scheme of scholarship then please inform me and help him so that he can continue his study further.


regarding the scholarship...

hello sir i m a student of B.tech 3rd tear from UPTU, from BIT and i have applied for the minority scholarship and till now i dont have any information about my application accepted or Not nd what shud i do regarding the matter ...
thanking you..
From Iqbal zafar
PH//// 09756561388

display list of scholarship of orissa 2008/2009

my self saba ata karim(orissa) had applied for scholar ship since aug(2008) for b.tech at present i am in 2nd year mechanical due to crisis of money i am un able to pay the fees i am very eager to know that had i have been granted the sholarship so that i can study further

saba ata karim
father; irshadul haque
mother; ishrat jahan
daily market


respcted sir /madam

please kindly display the results of the minority scholarship in kerala 2008-2009

i'm confused or not aware about the selected members and
i dont know whether i'm in the list or not

if u could help me i'll be greatful to you

yours sincerely
meethu st

fathers name :- T S Sali

Enquiry About my Name in the Allotment list of the Post Matric M

With due regards to you i want to introduce myself as Abdul Hasim Laskar,a student of Bcom (Honours) studying at Tura in Meghalaya.But Actually i am a permanent resident of Assam.

So,itis my heartfelt request to you to kindly let me know that how can i enquire my name in the said scholarships of minorities for2007-08 for which i have already had applied for.

An early reply will be highly appreciable.

Thanking you


Respected sir/madam,
can u please tell me when is the last date for submitting application form for the year 2009-10.im pursuing MCA degree

to enquire about the scholarships.

Sir, I am in 12th. i have not submitted the application form because i didnot know about it. I want to submit that now, can i do that now?


sir,iam a student of mba of jamia hamdard university andi am frm up please listof scholorship display of moinority student

Respected sir, i am a

Respected sir,
i am a student of 3rd year ECE, i got the scholarship for the year 2008-09 just one month ago.now i want to enquire when is the last date for submission of forms for the year 2009-10.do i have to fill a separate form for the renewal of scholarship.can u please tell the same.

For Scholorships in Post Matric for Minority in Bhopal Madhya Pr

Respected sir,
I am the student of 12th class CBSE pattern and passed 10th standard with 88 percent & applied for post metric scholarship in the year 2008-09 to Minority & Tribal Department of Govt of M.P. but they had not select me for the scholarship and the less percent of marks obtained students selected for the scholarship in the same year from Bhopal. Kindly do something sir. I am really needed for the scholarship sir.

mtech scholarships

sir, i am going to join mtech and i have completed btech in ECE stream.i would like to know the details of the muslim minority scholarship awarded to the mtech Post graduate candidates and how to apply for it??????????/please reply me.

sir salam a. my self imran

salam a.
my self imran shaikh i am a diploma holder and i want to pursue part time B tech degree from any govt colledge/university .my fathers annual income is less then 2.5 lack so kindly provide information about scholorship for minorites ,sir if you provide complete information in this regard as early as possible i will be always thank ful to you.
allah hafiz
[email protected]

selected merit list of 08-09 post graduate minority scholarship

Dear sir
i am Mohammed Nasir submitted the post graduate minority scholarship form in august. but i did not get any response in this reference. could you please let me know link where i could get the same.

with regards
Mohammed Nasir

list of selected students in NIT patna

please display the list of selected students for minority scholarships in bihar 2008-09.I amthe student of NIT patna mechanichal Engg. mob.no.-9507203169


I want to know that result of

for knowing 2008 ug scholarship in mp

respected sir,

i want to know about my scholarship. i submitted the form in 2008.

Regarding the scholarship

I'm pursuing Ph.D. from Allahabad Agricultural Institute-Deemed University & also belong to physically handicapped category.
I want to know about the scholarship given to minority students doing Ph.D. in
Uttar Pradesh.

Kindly give me information on this issue.
I shall be grateful to you.

National scholarship applicationform for Phd belong to minority

I need a National scholarship application form to gain UGC scholarship .

display the list of selected students for minority scholarship

respective sir,
I am persuing b.tech from jaipur, Rajasthan. I applied for undergraduate minority scholarship sep-oct 2008 but I have not receive any kind of scholarship.So please display the list of selected students for undergraduate minority scholarship. so please inform me.for this act i will be ever more grateful to you.

yours sincerely,
fathers name:- SHOKAT ALI
mob:- 9680141412
email:- [email protected]




I cannot find the site for merit cum means scholarship of jh

I cannot find the site for merit cum means scholarship awarded (Fresh not renewal) to the students of jharkhand...Can any body help with this?

confusion about scholarship

sir my name is neeraj jain ,i am persuing b.e. from bhopal.i want to know am i eligible to get scholarship in minority sector.
i read that jain are declared in minority.
pls reply soon,otherwise i will miss my scholarship this year again.


sir ,i am btech from lord krishna coll. of engg.
i have applied for scholarship ,please show the list
tauseef ahmed farooqui
s\o rafique ahmed farooqui
ali ausat colony ,sidhari, azamgarh,up


sir ,i am from R.K.H.S sine show the list
tauseef ahmed farooqui
s\o Manzoor hussain

Minority Scholarship

Could anybody enlighten me as to why the major recepients of students/ children receiving Minority Scholarship belong to the Muslim Community and not the other Religious Communities.I wonder on what basis the Recepients are chosen and given the Scholarships?




i am engineering student in first year
i want to gate scholarship
but way

not recieved the scholarship amount

sir,l have not got my scholarship as yet, but iwas in the awared list for central scholarship.sir please see lnto the matter.thank you

To know whether i got the scholarships or not

Assalamu allaikum
Still now i don't know whether i got the scholarships or not ........ Plz check it

regarding uptu minority scolarships

sir this is maria plz display the list of students selected for minority scolarship in uttar pradesh technical university,especially with regard to students of srmswcet bareilly.
i m the student of btech first year in SRMSWCET with comp science trade....
so plz inform me ,ill b very grateful to you
thanking you
yours faithfully
maria nasir
fathers name= M nasir
shri ram murti smarak women colege of eng and tech..


i m ashma khan studying in T.E.(B.E),i have not recieved my scholorship at present,while my name is display in the awarded list of 2008-9.so please check y this happen.pls give me this scholarship i reaally needed it,otherwise i will not continue my study.

Name;ashma khan
fathername:aslam khan
College:Matsyodari shikshan sanstha college of engineering & technology nagewadi jalna-431203 maharahstra