Post-Matric Scholarship for ST Students, Meghalaya 2023-24

Pre-Matric Scholarships for ST Students (Class 9 & 10), Meghalaya 2023-24
February 9, 2024
Pre-Matric Scholarships for SC Students, Meghalaya 2023-24
February 9, 2024

Post-Matric Scholarship for ST Students, Meghalaya 2023-24

Brief Description:

Post-Matric Scholarship for ST Students, Meghalaya 2023-24 is an initiative for ST students of the state pursuing higher studies after completing Class 10. Funded by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs (Central Government) and implemented by the Department of Education (Meghalaya State Government), this scholarship offers a monthly allowance of up to ₹1,200 and other benefits.


To be eligible, an applicant must:-

  • be an Indian national
  • be domiciled in Meghalaya
  • belong to the Scheduled Tribe (ST) community of the state
  • be pursuing higher studies at the post-matric level from a recognised institution/university
  • have passed Class 10 from a recognised university or board of education
  • have an annual parent(s)/guardian(s) income of not more than ₹2,50,000 from all sources



  • Candidates who, after passing one stage of education, are studying in the same stage of education in different subjects, i.e., I.Sc. after I.A. or B.Com. after a B.A. or M.A. degree in one subject and an M.A. degree in other subjects, are ineligible.
  • Candidates who, after having completed their educational career in one professional line continue professional studies in a different line e.g. LLB. After B.T./B.Ed. degree will not be eligible.
  • The students pursuing part-time courses are ineligible for the scholarship.
  • Applicants must not be availing any other scholarship/stipend for the same course from any other source.


The selected scholars will receive the following benefits:-
Group Courses Hosteller (In ₹ per month) Day Scholars (In ₹ per month)
Group 1 a) Degree and postgraduate level courses including M. Phil., Ph.D. and Postdoctoral research in Medicine (Allopathic, Indian and other recognised systems of medicines), Engineering, Technology, Planning, Architecture, Design, Fashion Technology, Agriculture, Veterinary & Allied Sciences, Management, Business Finance/Administration, Computer Science/Applications.

b) Commercial Pilot License (including helicopter pilot and multiengine rating) course.

c) Postgraduate Diploma courses in various branches of management & medicine.

d) C.A./I.C.W.A./C.S./I.C.F.A. etc.) M. Phil., Ph.D. and Post Doctoral Programmes (D. Litt., D.Sc., etc.)

f) L.L.M.

1,200 550
Group 2 a) Graduate/ Postgraduate courses leading to Degree, Diploma, or Certificate in areas like Pharmacy (B Pharma), Nursing (B.Nursing), L.L.B., B.F.S., other para-medical branches like rehabilitation, diagnostics, etc., Mass Communication, Hotel Management & Catering, Travel/Tourism/Hospitality Management, Interior Decoration, Nutrition & Dietetics, Commercial Art, Financial Services (e.g. Banking, Insurance, Taxation etc.) for which entrance qualification is minimum Sr. Secondary (Class 12)

b) Postgraduate courses that are not covered under Group-I (e.g. M.A./M.Sc./M.Com./M. Ed./M. Pharma etc.)

820 530
Group 3 All other courses leading to a graduate degree that is not covered under Group I & II (e.g. B.A./B.Sc./B.Com. etc.) 570 300
Group 4 All post-matriculation level non-degree courses for which entrance qualification is High School (Class 10), e.g. senior secondary certificate (Class 11 and 12); both general and vocational stream, ITI courses, 3-year diploma courses in polytechnics, etc. 380 230


Note:- Commercial Pilot License Course (CPL) – CPL course is covered under Group ‘I’. The number of awards for CPL will be 10 per annum. The selection of 10 ST students for CPL course will be made through the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). Application for the CPL course will be invited through advertisement. Interested ST students may apply for selection for a grant or scholarship for pursuing a CPL course.


Additional Allowances for ST students with disabilities:- 

a) Reader Allowance:-

Level of Courses Reader Allowance (₹ per month)
Group 1 and 2 240
Group 3 200
Group 4 160

b) Transport allowance of ₹160 per month for disabled students, if such students don’t reside in the hostel

c) Escort allowance of ₹160 per month for severely handicapped day scholar students with low extremity disability

d) Special Pay of ₹INR 160 per month
e) ₹240 per month towards extra coaching to mentally retarded and mentally ill students

Study Tour:- The study tour charges up to a maximum of ₹1,600, limited to the actual expenditure incurred will be paid to the student studying professional and technical courses.

Thesis Typing/printing charges:- Thesis typing/printing charges up to a maximum of ₹1,600 will be paid to research scholars on the recommendation of the Head of the Institution.

Book Allowance for Students Pursuing Correspondence/Distance Education Courses:- The students pursuing such courses are eligible for an annual allowance of ₹1,200 for essential/prescribed books besides reimbursement of course fees.


  • The students belonging to Scheduled Tribe (ST) covered under the scheme can also get such additional benefits from other schemes which are not covered under the scheme.
  • The disability as defined under the said Act has to be certified by a competent medical authority of the State Government/UT administration.


Central assistance to states/UTs for setting up book banks is limited to the following ceiling or actual cost of a set, whichever is less:

Degree courses Cost of one set (in ₹)
Medical and Engineering 7,500
Veterinary 5,000
Agriculture 4,500
Polytechnic 2,400


Postgraduate courses:-

Courses Amount in ₹ per student
Postgraduate courses in Medical, Engineering, Agriculture, and Veterinary courses such as other technical courses as approved by the universities/institutes of higher learning 5,000
Law courses. LLB (3 years and 5 years) and LLM (2 years)
Chartered Accountancy (intermediate and final)
MBA degree (2 years) and similar courses
Bio-sciences courses
  •  Up to ₹2,000 or the actual cost whichever is less, will be provided for the purchases of a steel almirah which can be used for storing books in each Book Bank. This will include transportation costs.
  • 5% of the total Book Bank grant will be set aside for binding, stitching, and other book maintenance needs.


  • The said set of books will include braille books, talking books, and cassettes for visually handicapped students.
  • To ensure efficient use of the scholarship’s book grant ceiling, essential textbooks will be provided to ST students in installments. The specific timing and number of installments will be designed according to each student’s course duration and semester structure.
  • Books in the Book Bank will be used for 3 years to ensure students have access to the latest editions.
  • After 3 years, these books will be available for loan to other ST students through the institution’s library, as long as they remain in good condition and relevant to the curriculum.
  • When books are no longer serviceable or relevant, the institution may dispose of them following their usual library procedures and any state or UT guidelines on book disposal.
  • Only the textbooks officially required for the entire course can be purchased for the book bank to ensure that all students will have access to the essential learning materials.
  • When implementing the book bank scheme, the state/UT government must ensure that at least 30% of the beneficiaries are female students belonging to Scheduled Tribes, and at least 3% are students with disabilities.


  • A copy of a passport-size photograph
  • One attested copy of academic transcripts including certificate, diploma, degree, etc. in respect of all examinations passed
  • A valid caste certificate duly signed by an authorised Revenue Officer (RO), not below the rank of Tehsildar
  • An annual income declaration by the self-employed parent(s)/guardian(s)
  • A receipt in acknowledgment of the scholarship in the previous year (if applicable)

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