SCHEME OF SCHOLARSHIP’S FOR STUDENTS BELONGING TO THE MINORITY COMMUNITIES
The Program for the Welfare of Minorities was announced in June, 2006. It provides that a scholarship scheme for meritorious students from minority communities would be implemented.
The objective of the scheme is to award scholarships to meritorious students belonging to economically weaker sections of minority community so as to provide them better opportunities for education, increase their rate of attainment in education and enhance their employability.
The scholarship is to be awarded for studies in India, including such residential institutes of the Government and eligible private institutes selected and notified in a transparent manner by the Council Administration concerned. It will cover Skill education and vocational courses in Industrial Training Institutes/ Industrial Training Centers affiliated with us
Scholarship will be awarded to the students who have secured not less than 50% marks or equivalent grade in the previous final examination and the annual income of whose parents/guardians from all sources does not exceed Rs.2.00 lakh.
Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Jain and Zoroastrians (Parsi) have been notified as minority communities under Section 2 (c) of the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992. A total of five (05) 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
A) 30% scholarship is earmarked for girls students of each minority community in a State/UT which is transferable to male students of that community in case of non-availability of female students in that community in the concerned State/UT. 30% is the floor and not the ceiling for eligible girl students.
B) If the physical target of scholarship for a particular minority community in a state/UT is not utilized, it will be distributed among the same minority community in other States/UTs strictly in accordance with merit and without disturbing the national ratio. Any unutilized community quota shall be distributed amongst other communities again in accordance with merit and without affecting the overall national quota.
C) A student residing in a particular State/UT will be entitled for scholarship under the quota of that State/UT only irrespective of his/her place of study.
7. 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
The scholarships shall be provided for the Tution fees only of entire course of the academic year.
9. CONDITIONS FOR SCHOLARSHIP
(i) Scholarship will be awarded to the students studying in Classes XI and XII including technical and vocational courses of this level including Polytechnics, ITIs, and other courses.
(ii) An Income Certificate, issued from a Competent Authority in the State/UT Governments is required in respect of parent/guardian of the student.
(iii) A Self-Certified Community Certificate is required from the student who has attained 18 years of age. For others the Community Certificate certified by parent/guardian of the student is required.
(iv) The continuance of award (for Renewal applicants) will be subject to
securing 50% marks in the previous year’s examination (provided the students pursues the same course and same Institute/School).
(v) Scholarship will not be given to more than two students from a same family.
(vi) If a student violates council discipline or any other terms and conditions of the scholarship, scholarship may be suspended or cancelled.
(vii) If a student is found to have obtained a scholarship by false statement, his/her scholarship will be cancelled forthwith and the amount of the scholarship paid will be recovered by the concerned Student.
(viii) A student shall be eligible for only one scholarship out of all the available Scholarships programs
(ix) The regulations can be changed at any time at the discretion of the Council
(x) It will be necessary for the eligible applicants to provide Aadhaar number while applying for the scholarship
10. RENEWAL OF SCHOLARSHIP
The scholarship, once awarded, may be renewed during the next academic year of the course on the production of certificate that the student has secured 50% marks in the previous year’s examination
11. ANNOUNCEMENT OF SCHEME
The scheme will be announced by the Council Administration well in time, through advertisements in the leading language newspapers and local dailies and by using other suitable publicity media.
The monitoring of the financial and physical performance of the scheme will be evaluated by assigning evaluation/impact studies to reputed institutions/agencies by the Council