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Top Class Education Scheme for SC Students Offered by Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

Top Class Education Scheme for SC Students Offered by Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

About Top Class Education Scheme for SC Students Offered by Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment invites applications for Top Class Education Scheme for SC Students

 

Objectives and Coverage

 

a. The Scheme aims at recognizing and promoting quality education amongst students belonging to SCs, by providing full financial support. The Scheme will cover SC students for pursuing studies beyond 12th class.

 

b. The Scheme will operate in all the institutions notified by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment for FY 2021-22 to 2025-26.

 

c. The scholarship, once awarded, will continue till the completion of the course, subject to satisfactory performance of the student.

 

Eligibility

 

a. Those SC students having total annual family income from all sources up to Rs. 8.00 lakh and having secured admission in a full-time prescribed course in any of the notified institutions according to the general selection criteria prescribed by the concerned institution, will be eligible for scholarship under the Scheme to the extent of the number of scholarships (slots) allocated to the institution for the course.

 

Income declaration of self-employed parents/guardian should be in the form of a certificate issued by revenue officer not below the rank of Tehsildar. Employed parents/guardians are required to obtain income certificate from their employer. Employed parents/guardians should obtain consolidated certificate from revenue officer for any other additional source of income.

 

However, the students who have studied class X from any of the Central/State/Municipal Govt. or Govt. aided schools (except KVS schools), shall be automatically qualified under the scheme. For this purpose, student may upload certificate in this regard.

 

b. In case the number of eligible students admitted exceeds the number of slots allotted to the institution, the scholarship will be restricted to the top students in the inter-se merit list based on the admission criteria for the course as mentioned in Annexure-II. However, if there is more than one student with equal marks for the last available slot in an institution, preference should be given to the student with the lower family income. The remaining students from SC category admitted in the institution shall be eligible for the Post-Matric Scholarship (PMS) administered by this Ministry through State Governments/UT Administrations, provided such students are otherwise eligible under the said scheme.

 

c. In case the institution finds that the number of eligible candidates in the 1styear are less than the number of slots allotted to it, the balance slots may be offered to eligible students studying in 2nd, 3rd and 4th year, etc. on the basis of inter-se merit of previous year’s result giving priority to those with higher number of years left to complete their respective course i.e. nd year students are to get priority overthe3rd year students and so on.

 

d. Thirty percent (30%) of slots allotted to the Institution shall be reserved for eligible SC girl students as per their inter-se merit. In the absence of sufficient number of girl students, the slots may be transferred to eligible boy students as per their inter-se merit. e. However, the 30% slots as mentioned above will not include those girl students who are selected on the basis of their performance in the overall merit list of SC students of the Institution.

 

f. The benefit of the Scheme will not be provided to more than 2 siblings in a family. The students will submit an affidavit in the Institution to certify that he/she is not the third sibling of the family who is availing benefit under the Scheme.

 

g. The scholarship will be terminated if the student fails to get promoted to the next semester/class. However, once such student get promoted to the next class, the scholarship shall be released suo moto.

 

Scheme Closing Date : Open till 31.12.2023

 

Guidelines

 

For more details please refer the Official Publihser

 

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