Minority Community Special Scholarship

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Minority Community Special Scholarship

The Ministry of Minority Affairs, central government, provides Merit-cum-Means Scholarship to students belonging to Minority communities (Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, and Farsi) based on the State wise population of these communities.

Financial assistance is provided to students to pursue degree and/or post graduate level technical and professional courses from a recognized institution.


  • Generally, the scholarships are provided to students on the basis of a competitive examination.
  • Students those haven’t given any competitive examination are still eligible for scholarship only if they have secured 50% in their higher secondary/graduation level. However, selections of these students are purely done on merit basis.
  • A student availing this scholarship is not eligible to get any other scholarship/stipend for pursuing the course.
  • The annual income of the parent or guardian of a candidate beneficiary should not be more than 2.5 lakh from all sources.
  • A studentresiding in a particular State/UT is entitled for scholarship under the quota of that respective State/UT only, irrespective of his place of study. For e.g. if a student is from Bihar is studying in Delhi, he/she is entitled to get scholarship from the state of Bihar only.


Type of Financial Assistance Amount for students staying in hostel Amount for Day Scholar
Maintenance Allowance (For 10 months only) 10,000/-pa
(Means ₹1,000/- monthly)
5,000/- pa.
(500 monthly)
Course Fee 20,000/- per annum or Actual whichever is less ₹0,000/- per annum or Actual whichever is less
30,000/- ₹25,000/-




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