Online applications are invited for the Post-Matric Scholarship for the academic year 2013-14 from students belonging to minority communities (Muslim/ Christian/ Buddhists/ Sikh and Parsee) to be awarded by the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India. Applications are to be submitted online in the scholarship website of Department of Collegiate Education, Instructions for filling up the online application can be accessed through the link Post-Matric Scholarship provided in the home page of scholarship website.

Eligibility Conditions:

a. Should be the First Year student of ,
i. Plus Two/ UG/ PG/ Ph.D Course of Higher Secondary School/ College/ Institutes/ University, which is either a Govt/ Aided/Recognised Unaided Institution.
ii. 11th Class/Technical/ Vocational Course of ITI/ITC Centres affiliated to NCVT.
iii. Course, other than those listed under merit-cum-means scholarship scheme. The names of courses listed under Merit-cum-means scholarship are given in Appendix-II.
b. Should belong to Minority Community (Muslim/ Christian/ Buddhists/ Sikh/Zoroastrians or Parsis).
c. Should have secured not less than 50% marks or equivalent grade in the previous Board/ University Examination.
d. The Annual Family Income should not exceed Rs. 2 Lakhs.
e. Should not be availing any other Scholarship or Stipend.

Other Relevant Information:

a. Candidate should have a Saving Bank account in State Bank of Travancore (SBT)/ State Bank of India (SBI) / Federal Bank/ South Indian Bank in her/his name. The candidate should be in possession of the Bank account Number and the Branch Code. Adhaar number is mandatory to all beneficiaries under this scheme and the Adhaar number should be seeded with the Bank Account number.
b. Scholarships will not be given to more than two students in a family.
c. In case of candidates belonging to BPL families, priority will be given to those who possess the least income.
d. 30% of the Scholarships are earmarked for girl students. In case sufficient number of eligible girl students are not available, then the balance earmarked scholarships may be awarded to eligible boy students.
e. Course fee/tuition fee will be credited to the Schoolís/ Collegeís/ institutionís bank account.
f. Maintenance allowance will be credited to the studentís bank account.
g. Scholarship will be provided for the entire course. However, maintenance allowance will be given for a period not exceeding 10 months only in an academic year.
h. The award will be discontinued if a student fails to secure 50% marks or equivalent grade in the previous final examination. Scholarship will not be awarded for more than the normal period of time taken to obtain certificate/degree/M. Phil degree/doctorate degree.
i. The scholarships will be sanctioned in accordance with the criterion laid down by the Central Government.

Procedure for Applying:
a. Application can be submitted only ONLINE .

b. Students are required to register themselves in this site before applying for this scholarship. The instructions for registration are provided in the Website: Home Page> Student Registration.
c. After the completion of registration, students can LOGIN and Apply for the scholarship.
d. Candidates are required to take a Printout of the Registration Form after submitting (after SUBMIT button is clicked) their application online.
e. Candidates are required to submit the Printout along with the supporting documents to the Head of their Institution.
f. An officer designated by the Head of the Institution/ Head of the Institution has to verify ONLINE, the data provided online by the candidate with the Registration printout and the documents submitted by the candidate.
g. The candidate can edit the online data until it is verified by the verifying officer.
h. The verified applications are to be approved by the Head of the Institution.
i. The Registration printouts and supporting documents of the verified and approved applications are:
1. To be kept in the Institution itself in case of Govt./ Aided Institutions.
These documents are liable to be verified by the Inspection team of Scholarship wing, Directorate of Collegiate Education.
2. To be sent to The Special Officer for Scholarships, Directorate of Collegiate Education, Vikas Bhavan, Thiruvananthapuram, 695033,
in case of Recognised Unaided Institutions in Kerala and in respect of students of Recognised Institutions outside Kerala.

Documents to be Enclosed along With the Registration Printout:

a. Self-attested passport size photograph pasted on the Registration printout.
b. Attested copies of Mark lists of all Examinations from Matriculation onwards, passed by the candidate.
c. Income declaration Ė affidavit on non-judicial stamp paper of Rs. 10/- for self-employed parents/guardian or income certificate
from the employer for employed parents.
d. An affidavit in Non-judicial stamp paper of Rs10/-
by the student that he/she belongs to any one of the Minority communities notified by Central Government/Community certificate from the competent authority.
e. An affidavit as shown in appendix V in non judicial stamp paper of Rs.10/-
by the student regarding his/her place of residence/nativity or nativity certificate from the competent authority
f. Nativity certificate from the competent authority.
g. Attested copy of the first page of Bank Passbook in the name of the student, showing the Account Number and Name, Code and Address of the Branch.
h. Accommodation Certificate in case of Hostellers.
i. Copy of Adhaar number/Adhaar enrollment /NPR

Last Dates

a. Online Submission of the Application by students : 24-08-2013
b. Submission of Registration printout and documents to the Institution by candidates : 03-09-2013
c. Completion of Verification and Approval by the Institution : 25-09-2013
d. Registration printouts and supporting documents of approved applications to reach Special officer Scholarship (In case of Recognised Unaided Institutions in Kerala and in respect of students of Recognised Institutions in outside Kerala) : 03-10-2013

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