Minorities Scholarship Assam 2020: Assam Minorities (Jain, Buddhist, Sikh, Zoroastrian (Parsis), Muslim and Christian) Development Board invites online applications for below-mentioned scholarship, given by the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India for the scheme
Rate of Scholarship :
The applicant should be the student of the notified minority communities (Jain, Buddhist, Sikh, Zoroastrian (Parsis), Muslim and Christian). The applicant should be pursuing studies in India in Government or recognized Private Institute/ School. The course being pursued should be of Minimum one year duration. Pre-Matric Scholarship will be awarded to the students of Class I to X who have secured not less than 50% marks in the previous final examination and annual income of their parents/guardian from all sources does not exceed Rs. 1.00 lakh. Scholarship will not be given to more than two students from a family.
Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Jain and Zoroastrians (Parsis) have been notified as minority communities under Section 2 (c) of the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992. A total of thirty (30) lakh scholarships are targeted to be distributed as ‘Fresh’ Scholarships, besides, Renewal scholarships. The distribution of scholarship among the States/Union Territories will be made on the basis of population of minorities in the States/Union Territories as per Census 2001 for 2017-18 and as per the population of minorities in the States/Union Territories of Census 2011 for 2018-19 and 2019-20 (as per Appendices- A & B)
Instruction for Minorities Scholarship Assam 2020 :
For Applicants :
Applicants are advised to apply online against the scholarship scheme on the website of National Scholarship Portal at https://scholarships.gov.in (a link to the site is also available at www.minorityaffairs.gov.in) or MobileApp- National Scholarships (NSP). Detailed ‘Instructions’ for filling online application and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) are available on the National Scholarship Portal homepage. Applicant is advised to give only that bank account details which remains in active mode or compliant as per bank’s instructions so that payment of Scholarship does not fail.
For Institutes/Schools :
Institutes/Schools where minority student is studying, should get themselves registered (if not done earlier) on National Scholarship Portal by 31st August, 2020. It is mentioned here that the institutional Head will keep the Online application (Hard copy) along with supporting documents from the students. After receiving Online applications from the students they will login to the Institute and thoroughly verify/approve the Online applications and submit the verified list with seal and Signature to the concerned District Nodal Officer on or before 15th November, 2020.
Selection Procedure :
Fresh– As the number of scholarships for minorities available in a year is fixed and limited, it is necessary to lay down preference for selection. Inter-se selection weightage is to be given to poverty rather than marks (the applicant is required to submit an Income Certificate as per para-11(ii)). In case of same income, merit shall be generated from ‘Date of Birth’ criteria of applicant (senior is preferred).
Renewal – There is no merit list generation for renewal cases. Renewal applicant will get the scholarship if one has obtained 50% in his/her previous year’s examinations (at the same Institute and in same course) and his/her application is verified by all authorities (as designated by Ministry of Minority Affairs) and approved by State Governments/UTs
The scholarships shall be provided for the entire course. Maintenance allowance will be given as fixed lump sum amount in an academic year (as per para-9 below) for 2017-18 to 2019-20.
How to Apply for Minorities Scholarship Assam 2020: