Post-Matric to SC/ST
POST MATRIC SCHOLARSHIP SCHEMES UNDER CENTRAL ASSISTANCE
Post-matric scholarship to SC/ST students
The objective of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to the
Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribe students studying at post matriculation or
post-secondary stages to enable them to complete their education. The Income
the ceiling of parents/guardian has recently been enhanced from Rs. 2, 00,000/- p.a. to
Rs. 2, 50,000/- p.a.
The Government of India bears the entire expenditure beyond the committed
liability which is to be borne by the State Government. The committed liability of the
The state government is equal to the sum total of expenditure incurred during the closing
year of the last plan period. Thus the committed liability of the State Government for
the year 2012-13 shall be equal to the total expenditure incurred under each of the
schemes (Post-Matric Scholarship for SC and Post-Matric Scholarship for ST) during
2011-12, the last year of the 11th Five-Year Plan period. The rates of Post-Matric
Scholarship has been r e v I s e d with effect from 01-07-2010. However, the Govt. of
India has decided that such committed liability shall be decided by calculating the
expenditure in the pre-revised rates.
The State Government follows the rates fixed by the Government of India.
However, in cases of Post-Matric Scholarship for hostellers in Group III & IV are less
(Rs. 570/- & Rs.380/- per month respectively) then the rates fixed by the State
government, the State Govt. pay at higher rates fixed by the State Govt. (Rs.750/- per
month) and the additional burden is borne by the State Government.
The scholarship is given for the study of various recognized post secondary
courses pursued in recognized educational institutions. Since the maintenance
allowance for different course vary widely, the same have been grouped into 4
categories and shown below as I, II, III, and IV. The amount of scholarship admissible for
each group has also been indicated below. Tuition fees and compulsory non-
refundable fees are also paid as per approved rate of the Govt. institution.
Group Course of Study
Rate of maintenance
Hostellers(Rs. perDay Scholars
I Medical / Engineering /B.Sc(Agri) / M.Phil / P.hd /
II B. Pharm / B. Nursing / L.L.B / Hotel
Management / Post Graduate Courses etc.
III General courses up to graduate Level. 750 300
IV Classes XI and XII in 10+2 system
Intermediate courses /