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Government Scholarships - List of Central Scholarships in India

Government Scholarships - List of Central Scholarships in India

Edited By Shamshad Ali | Updated on Aug 24, 2023 12:00 PM IST
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Government Scholarships 2023: The central government scholarship schemes play an important role in the education sector. These schemes aim to provide financial support to students who belong to low-income families. Under the central schemes, students can pursue their education without any hassle. Every year, central ministries such as the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Ministry of Tribal Affairs and more provide a lot of scholarships to students.

Government Scholarships - List of Central Scholarships in India
Government Scholarships - List of Central Scholarships in India

Eligible students can apply for centeral government scholarships 2023 as per their qualifications. The procedure for applying a scholarship is available on National Scholarship Portal at scholarships.gov.in. Students need to read thoroughly the terms and conditions mentioned for each scholarship. Students who are selected are provided the government scholarships in India 2023 amount directly through direct benefits transfer (DBT) mode.

List of Central Scheme Scholarships in India


Students should check the following table to know the list of scholarships offered to students. Check the department wise government scholarships 2023 below.

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Ministry of Minority Affairs

Scholarship Name

Eligibility Criteria

Scholarship Amount

Mode

Pre Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities

Students with at least 50% in the last exam, family income not more than Rs. 1 lakh.

  • Admission fee- Rs. 500/- per year ( both Hosteller & Day Scholar)

  • Tuition fee- Rs. 350/- per month

  • Maintenance allowance - Rs 100 /- per month (Classes 1 to 5)

  • Rs. 600/- per month for Hosteller, Rs. 100/-per month for Day Scholar (Classes 6 to 10)




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Post Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities

Students having at least 50% marks in the previous exam, family Income should be less than 2 lakh.


  • Admission & Tuition fee- Rs. 7,000/- per annum

  • For Technical, vocational courses- 10,000/- per annum

  • Admission and tuition fee for UG & PG level: Rs. 3,000/- per annum

  • Maintenance fee Rs. 380/- per month for Hosteller & Rs. 230/- per month for Day Scholar

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Merit Cum Means Scholarship For Professional and Technical Courses CS

Students having at least 50% marks in the previous exam, family Income should be more than 2.50 lakh.

  • Course fee - Rs 20,000/- per annum subject to actuals whichever is less.

  • Maintenance allowance - Rs. 1,000/- per month* for Hosteller Rs. 500/- per month* for Day Scholar.

  • Full course fee is reimbursed for 85 listed Institutes.

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Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship

Girl students with at least 50% marks in the previous exam, family Income should be more than 2 lakh.

  • Rs.5000/each for Class 9 & 10

  • Rs.6000/-each for Class 11 & 12.

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Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities

Scholarship Name

Eligibility Criteria

Scholarship Amount

Mode

Pre-matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

Students of Class 9th & 10 with 40% disability & above,

Family Income does not exceed Rs. 2.50 lakh


  • Maintenance allowance - Rs. 500 for Day Scholars & Rs. 800/- for Hostellers.

  • Book grant - Rs 1000

  • Disbality allowance - Rs. 2000 - 4000

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Post-matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

10th passed students with more than 40% disability, family income should be less than Rs. 2.50 lakh


  • Maintenance allowance -

  • Hostellers - Rs. 900 & Day Scholars - Rs 550 (9th & 10th)

  • Hostellers - Rs. 1600 & Day Scholars - Rs 750 (All bachelor’s/ post-graduates).

  • Hostellers - Rs. 1100 & Day Scholars - Rs 700 (Professional courses)

  • Hostellers - Rs. 950 & Day Scholars - Rs 650 ( all other courses)

  • Disability allowance - Rs. 2000 - 4000

  • Reimbursement of compulsory non-refundable fees

  • Book allowance - Rs 1500


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Scholarships for Top Class Education for students with disabilities.

For graduate & post-graduate students with more than 40% disability, Family Income does not exceed Rs. 2.50 lakh


  • Maintencae allowance - Rs 3000 for Hostellers & Rs 1500 Day Scholars.

  • Special allowance - Rs 2000.

  • Reimbursement of tuition fee up to Rs 2 lakh.

  • Book & stationery - Rs 5000.

  • Reimbursement of expenses for purchasing of computer with accessories - Rs 30,000.

  • Reimbursement of expenses for diable students- Rs 30,000.

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Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

Scholarship Name

Eligibility Criteria

Scholarship Amount

Mode

Top Class Education Scheme for SC Students

Students belonging to SC category, family income should be up to Rs. 8 lakh


Reimbursement of full tuition fee and non-refundable charges, academic allowance, living expenses

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Post Matric Scholarship for SC students (All States)

Students belonging to SC category, family income does not exceed Rs. 2.50 lakh

  • Degree/ Post- graduate- Hostellers Rs.13, 500 & Day Scholars Rs.7000.

  • Other professional courses - Rs. Hostellers Rs.9500 & Day Scholars Rs.6500.

  • Graduate & post-graduate - Hostellers Rs.600 & Day Scholars Rs.3000.

  • Post Class 10 - Hostellers Rs.400 & Day Scholars Rs.2500.


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Pre Matric Scholarship for SC students for Class 9th and 10th(All States)

Students belonging to SC category, family income does not exceed Rs. 2.50 lakh

  • Scholarship grant- Day Scholars - Rs 225 & Hostellers - Rs 525/ per month

  • Books grant - Day Scholars - Rs 750 & Hostellers - Rs 1000/ per year


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Punjab Scholarships

Jharkhand Scholarship

Ministry of Labour & Employment

Scholarship Name

Eligibility Criteria

Scholarship Amount

Mode

Financial Assistance for Education of the Wards of Beedi/Cine/IOMC/LSDM Workers - Pre-Matric

Students of Class 1 to 10th belonging to Beedi/Cine/IOMC/LS, family income should not exceed Rs.10, 000/- month, except Cine workers whose family income should not be more than Rs. 8,000/- per month.

Rs 1000 - Rs 2000/- year.

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Financial Assistance for Education of the Wards of Beedi/Cine/IOMC/LSDM Workers - Post-Matric

Students belonging to Beedi/Cine/IOMC/LS, family income should not exceed Rs.10, 000/- month, except Cine workers whose family income should not be more than Rs. 8,000/- per month.

Rs 3000 - Rs 25,000/- year.

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Ministry of Tribal Affairs

Scholarship Name

Eligibility Criteria

Scholarship Amount

Mode

National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students - Scholarship (Formally Top Class Education for Schedule Tribe Students) - only for scholarships

Students belonging to SC category should get admission and registration for regular and full time M.Phil/Ph.D courses, family income should not exceed Rs.6 lakh.

  • Financial Assistance for Scholarship:

Reimbursement of tuition fees
Books & Stationery - Rs 3000.

Living expenses - Rs. 2200/-per month

Computer & Accessories - Rs.45000

  • Financial Assistance for Fellowship:

M.Phil - Rs 25,000/-per month

Ph.D - Rs. 28000/-per month

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Department of School Education & Literacy

Scholarship Name

Eligibility Criteria

Scholarship Amount

Mode

National Means Cum Merit Scholarship

Students of Class 7th with a minimum of 55% marks can appear in the NMMS Exam, family income between Rs. 1.50 lakh to Rs. 3.50 lakh


Rs. 12000/- per annum @ Rs. 1000 per month.

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Department of Higher Education

Scholarship Name

Eligibility Criteria

Scholarship Amount

Mode

Central Sector Scheme of Scholarships for College and University Students

Class 12 passed students with above 80th percentile, family income upto Rs. 4.5 lakh

  • Graduation level- Rs.12,000 for first three years of College.

  • Post-graduation level- Rs.20,000.

  • Professional courses- Rs.20,000 in the 4th and 5th year.

  • Technical courses - Rs.12,000. for 1st, 2 nd and 3rd year and Rs. 20,000 in the 4th year

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WARB, Ministry of Home Affairs

Scholarship Name

Eligibility Criteria

Scholarship Amount

Mode

Prime Minister's Scholarship Scheme For Central Armed Police Forces And Assam Rifles

Wards of deceased CAPFs & AR personnel, minimum 60%marks in 10+2/Diploma/Graduation


  • For Male - Rs. 2500/- p.m

  • For Female- Rs. 3000/- p.m


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Prime Minister's Scholarship Scheme for Wards Of States/Uts Police Personnel Martyred during Terror/Naxal Attacks

Wards of deceased CAPFs & AR personnel, minimum 60%marks in 10+2/Diploma/Graduation

  • For Male- Rs. 2,500/- p.m

  • For Female- Rs. 3000/- p.m


RPF/RPSF, Ministry of Railway

Scholarship Name

Eligibility Criteria

Scholarship Amount

Mode

Prime Minister's Scholarship Scheme For RPF/RPSF

Minimum 60%marks in 10+2/Diploma/Graduation

  • For Male- Rs. 2,500/- p.m

  • For Female- Rs. 3000/- p.m

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North Eastern Council (NEC),DoNER

Scholarship Name

Eligibility Criteria

Scholarship Amount

Mode

Financial Support to The Students of Ner for Higher Professional Courses(Nec Merit Scholarship)

Permanent students of North Eastern States who get admission in Diploma, Degree, Post-graduate or registration in M.Phil. / Ph.D courses

  • Diploma - Rs. 20,000/-p.a

  • Degree - 22,000/- p.a.

  • Post graduate - Rs. 25,000/- p.a.

  • M. Phil./Ph D - Rs. 30,000/- p.a.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. How can I get a central scheme scholarship?

Students need to fill the government scholarships 2023 application form online on scholarships.gov.in.

2. Who is eligible for National Scholarship Schemes?

Students who fulfil the eligibility criteria of government scholarships in India 2023 offered by the central ministries are eligible to apply for National Scholarship Schemes.

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