Merit Cum Means Scholarship Scheme

Location : All India

Category : Minority Scholarships, Post Graduation, Graduation

Important Dates

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The objective of the Scheme is to provide financial assistance to the poor and meritorious students belonging to minority communities to enable them to pursue professional and technical courses.

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During 12th Five Year Plan, 60000 fresh Scholarships will be awarded each financial year, besides renewals among the students of minority communities in States/UTs throughout the country based on the State/UT-wise population of these communities.

Scholarship Amount : Full Finacial weaver in the following instituions:

Scholarship Duration : Graduation and Post Graduation


Reservation :

This is reserved for Minority Communities

Selection Criteria :

These scholarships are available for studies in India only and will be awarded through State Government/UT Administration or an Agency designated by the State Government/UT Administration for this purpose.

Eligibility :

  • 1.
  • Students who get admission to a college to pursue technical/professional courses, on the basis of a competitive examination will be eligible for the scholarship.
  • 2.
  • Students who get admission in technical/professional courses without taking any competitive examination will also be eligible for scholarship.
  • However, such students should have not less than 50% marks at higher secondary/graduation level.
  • Selection of these students will be done strictly on merit basis.
  • 3.
  • Continuation of the scholarship in subsequent years will depend on successful completion of the course during the preceding year.
  • 4.
  • A scholarship holder under this scheme will not avail any other scholarship/stipend for pursuing the course.
  • 5.
  • The annual income of the beneficiary/parent or guardian of beneficiary should not exceed Rs.
  • 2.
  • 50 lakh from all sources.
  • 6.
  • The Income Certificate would remain valid for One Year.
  • 7.
  • Aadhaar Number is also required for payment of scholarship.

Marks needed to qualify :


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