Coverage of Additional Fees and Support to Post-Matric ST Scholarship Students by Gujarat Government

New Delhi, August 16, 2023 – ST Scholarship – In a bid to support tribal communities, the Gujarat government has announced to cover additional cost in courses where the tuition fees exceed the scholarship amount provided by the Centre through the Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for Scheduled Tribe (ST) communities.Β 

Gujarat Tribal Development Minister Kuber Dindor announced the move in an official communication released on August 9, 2023.

Under the guidelines set forth by the Central government for the Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Scheduled Tribe Students, scholarships are provided for a range of courses offered by government-approved institutions.

The eligibility criteria for this scholarship mandates that the annual income of the parents of these students should not exceed β‚Ή2.50 lakh.

The scholarship for MBBS/MD/MS courses isΒ  β‚Ή6 lakh, that of engineering courses is β‚Ή2.50 lakh, and β‚Ή1 lakh for other courses.

As per the notification released by the Gujarat government, if the fees for courses falling within these categories surpass the scholarship amount provided by the Centre, the remaining balance will be covered by the state government in the form of a scholarship.

The benefits will be available to students pursuing their education in government-approved institutions.

Readers can check detailed information about the Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Scheduled Tribe Students by clicking here.

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ST Scholarship – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Scheduled Tribe Students?

The scheme provides financial assistance to students from Scheduled Tribe communities pursuing higher education.

Who is eligible for the Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Scheduled Tribe Students?

Students from Scheduled Tribe communities pursuing post-secondary education are eligible for the scholarship. The annual income of the parents of these students should not exceed β‚Ή2.50 lakh.

What is the scholarship amount for MBBS/MD/MS courses under the Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for students from Scheduled Tribe communities?

The scholarship amount for MBBS/MD/MS courses is β‚Ή6 lakh.

How much financial assistance is provided for engineering courses under the Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Scheduled Tribe Students?

The scholarship amount for engineering courses is β‚Ή2.50 lakh.

What is the scholarship grant for other courses under the Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Scheduled Tribe Students?

For other courses not including MBBS, MD, MS, or engineering, the scholarship offered is β‚Ή1 lakh.

How does the Gujarat government contribute to the Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Scheduled Tribe Students?

According to the state government, if the fees in these categories and courses are above the scholarship being offered by the Central government, then the remainder will be paid by the state government as a scholarship.

What is the role of States and UTs in the Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Scheduled Tribe Students?

The Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Scheduled Tribe Students is a centrally sponsored initiative, executed by States and UTs. Their role involves inviting online applications from students through the state portal and the National Scholarship Portal.

Are students studying in government-approved institutes eligible for ST scholarship?

Yes, the benefits of the Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Scheduled Tribe Students apply to those enrolled in government-approved institutes.

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