Post Matric Scholarship for ST students

Post Matric Scholarship for ST students

Last date to apply

September 30, 2015

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About Post Matric Scholarship for ST students

  • Post Matric Scholarship for ST candidates is an attempt from Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government to provide equal growth and development opportunities to candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribe.
  • Post Matric Scholarship for ST students is a scholarship funded by Central Government and administered with the help State & Union Territory Governments.
  • The Scholarship provides financial assistance to students who are enrolled in studies after class 10 in India only.
    • Students enrolled in correspondence courses are also eligible for the scholarship.
  • The amount of scholarship offered to the candidate depends upon the course which the applicant is undertaking and the status of the student in the institution i.e. Day Scholar or Hostler.
  • The Online applications for the scholarship are to be made by the means of National Scholarship Portal.

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Post Matric Scholarship for ST students Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region All India
Class/ Age Students of Class 10 and above
  • Nationality: The Scholarship is only for Indian Students only.
  • Category: The student should belong to Scheduled Tribe category.
  • Academic Qualification: to be eligible for the scholarship, the candidate should have cleared class 10 examination and get admission in any institution for further studies.
  • Annual Family Income: Applicant’s annual family income from all sources should be less than Rs. 2.5 lakh.
  • Number of Beneficiaries from a family: All children of the same parents are eligible for the benefit from the scholarship.

Post Matric Scholarship for ST students Reward

Post Matric Scholarship for ST students Rewards

The students selected for the scholarship will be entitled to the following benefits:

  • Maintenance Allowance: The selected candidate will receive the monthly maintenance allowance as per the class in which they are studying and as per their status in the institution (Day Scholars or Hostler). The details are as given in the table:


Rate of Monthly Maintenance Allowance


Day Scholars

Group 1

 Rs. 1200 Rs. 550 

Group 2

 Rs. 820 Rs. 530 

Group 3

 Rs. 570  Rs. 300

Group 4

 Rs. 380  Rs. 230
  • Fee: Thescholarship will cover the expenses of Tuition fee and other compulsory fees which are to be paid by the student to the institution.
  • Annual Allowance: A sum of Rs. 1600 will be given to the candidate to cover up the expenses of essentials, books etc.
  • Study Tour Allowance:  A maximum of Rs. 1600 will be paid to the candidate as Study Tour Charges.
  • For Research Students: The Research students will get Rs. 1600 to get their thesis typed & printed.  

Post Matric Scholarship for ST students Application form and Process

Post Matric Scholarship for ST students Application Process

  • The Applications for the Scholarship are to be made through National Scholarship Portal.

Post Matric Scholarship for ST students Selection Process

Post Matric Scholarship for ST students Selection Process

  • On the basis of the course being undertaken by the candidate, it can be defined that from which group he/she belongs to:



Group 1

(i)Degree and Post Graduate level courses including M.Phil., Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral research in Medicine (Allopathic, Indian and other recognized systems of medicines), Engineering, Technology, Planning, Architecture, Design, Fashion Technology, Agriculture, Veterinary & Allied Sciences, Management, Business Finance /Administration, Computer Science/ Applications.

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

(iii) Post Graduate Diploma courses in various branches of management & medicine.

(iv) C.A. /I.C.W.A./C.S./I.C.F.A. etc.

(v) M.Phil., Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral Programmes (D. Litt., D.Sc. etc.)

a) In existing Group II courses

b) In existing Group III courses

(vi) L.L.M.

Group 2

(i) Graduate/ Post Graduate courses leading to Degree, Diploma, Certificate in areas like Pharmacy (B Pharma), Nursing (B Nursing), LLB, BFS, 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 (10+2).

(ii) Post Graduate courses not covered under Group-I e.g. M.A./M.Sc./M.Com./M.Ed./M.Pharma etc.

Group 3

All other courses leading to a graduate degree not covered under Group I & II eg. BA/B. Sc./B Com etc.

Group 4

All post-matriculation level non-degree courses for which entrance qualification is High School (Class X), e.g. senior secondary certificate (class XI and XII); both general and vocational stream, ITI courses, 3 year diploma courses in Polytechnics, etc.

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Conducted by

Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India

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