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Post-Matric Scholarship for Students from Minority Communities 2020

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Ministry of Minority Affairs announces Scheme of ‘Post-Matric Scholarship’ for Students belonging to the Minority Communities 2020

Post-Matric Scholarship for Minority Students 2020 – Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India has been awarding Post Matric Scholarship for the students belonging to the Minority Communities pursuing higher education from Class IX upto PhD in a Government or Private higher secondary school/college/University Technical and vocational courses (other than those listed under Merit-cum-Means Scholarship scheme) in Industrial Training.

Applications are invited in a prescribed form from the eligible candidates till October 31, 2020. Read further for more details on Post-Matric Scholarship for Minority Students 2020

Post Matric Scholarships for Minority Students 2020 – Details

Name of the Scholarship Name


Post Matric Scholarships for Minority Students 2020

Scholarship issuing Agency

Minority Welfare Department

Scholarship Level

National Level


PMSS for Minority

Name of the Dept.


Scholarship Frequency



●      The scholarship aims to encourage meritorious students of economically weaker sections of the minority community to pursue higher education and enhance their employability by providing financial assistance.


●      Scholarship is to be awarded for studies in India in a Govt. or Private higher Sec. School / College/University, including such residential institutes of the Govt. & eligible private institutes selected and notified in a transparent manner by the State Gov. /Union Territory Administration concerned.


●      Scholarships shall be provided for the entire course of the academic year. Maintenance allowance will be given as fixed lump sum amount for 10 months in an academic year 2020-21

Post Matric Scholarships for Minority Students 2020 Important Dates

Scholarship Announcement Date

16th August 2020

Scholarship Closing Date

31st October 2020

Last Date for Defective Verification

15th November 2020

Last Date for Institute Verification

15th November 2020

Eligibility Criteria for Post-Matric Scholarship for Minority Students 2020

To be eligible, an applicant must:

●      Be studying in Class 11,12, graduate, postgraduate, technical or vocational courses, M.Phil or PhD

●      Have secured at least 50% marks or equivalent grades in the previous final examination

●      Belong to the family whose annual income is not more than INR 2 lakh from all the sources

●      Belong to the minority community (Muslim, Sikh, Christian, Buddhist, Jain and Zoroastrian/Parsi)

Rate of Scholarship (Admission + Tuition Fee)

Admission & Tuition Fee Class XI & XII

Rs. 7000/- per annum subject to actuals (both Hosteller & Day Scholar)

Admission & Course/tuition fee for Technical & Vocational Courses of XI/XII level

Rs. 10000/- per annum subject to actuals (both Hosteller & Day Scholar)

Admission & Tuition Fee for UG & PG level

Rs. 3000/- per annum subject to actuals (both Hosteller & Day Scholar)

Maintenance Allowance

Class XI & XII including Tech. & Voc. Course

Rs.380/- per month for Hosteller & Rs. 230/- per month for Day Scholar

Courses other than Tech. & Prof. Courses at UG & PG level

Rs.570/- per month for Hosteller & Rs. 300/- per month for Day Scholar

MPhil & Ph.D

Rs.1200/- per month for Hosteller & Rs.550/- per month for Day Scholar

Post-Matric Scholarship for Minority Students 2020 Application Process

The scheme is implemented through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP). It is mandatory for all students to apply online on the website i.e. www.scholarships.gov.in

Eligible candidates can apply for the scholarship through following steps

Step 1

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

Step 2

Read the guidelines carefully, select the undertaking and ‘Continue’.

Step 3

Select the state of domicile, scholarship category (Post Matric), scheme type (scholarship scheme), gender, write the applicant’s name, date of birth, mobile number, email ID.

Step 4

Provide the bank details (Bank name, IFSC Code, Account Number)

Step 5

Select Aadhaar or Bank Account Number as identification detail and click on the ‘Register’ button.

Step 6

The mobile number will be verified and an OTP will be generated.

Step 7

Now, login using OTP and fill the form.

Step 8

An application ID and password will be generated. Use that for future references.


All the applicants are advised to fill the form correctly, no changes can be made once submitted. The applicants are also advised to fill only one application as multiple applications will lead to the cancellation of the form.

Selection Criteria


Weightage will be given according to the financial need of the applicant rather than the marks obtained. In case the family income and the marks of the two applicants are the same, the result will be generated according to the ‘Date of Birth’ and preference will be given to the senior applicant.


The scholar will be eligible for the renewal of the scholarship if obtained 50% in the previous year’s examinations in the same course and at the same institute.


For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website


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