Assam Post-Matric Scholarship for OBC Students 2024 [Updated]

The Post-Matric Scholarship for OBC Students in Assam for the academic year 2023-24 offers crucial financial aid to students in Class 11 and above. Spearheaded by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and implemented by the Directorate of Welfare of Plain Tribes & Backward Classes (DWPTBC), Government of Assam, this scheme aims to uplift students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Financial Assistance Details

  • Selected candidates will receive an annual academic allowance and tuition fees of up to ₹10,000, easing the financial burden of education.

Source: National Scholarship Portal (NSP)

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be Indian nationals domiciled in Assam and belong to the Other Backward Class (OBC) community.
  • Studying post-matriculation or post-secondary courses in recognized institutions.
  • Annual parent(s)/guardian(s) income should not exceed ₹2,50,000 from all sources.

Note: Various academic and income-related eligibility criteria apply; refer to the detailed guidelines for clarity.

Scholarship Benefits

The scheme offers varying benefits based on the category of courses pursued:

  • Degree and Postgraduate level professional courses: ₹20,000 per annum
  • Other professional courses leading to Degree, Diploma, and Certificate: ₹13,000 per annum
  • Graduate and Postgraduate courses not covered in the aforementioned categories: ₹8,000 per annum
  • Post-matriculation non-degree courses: ₹5,000 per annum

Freeship Card

Under the scheme, eligible students receive a freeship card, enabling admission to institutions without upfront payment of tuition and hostel fees. This card ensures immediate access to education, with fees being settled directly through the scholarship funds.

Application Process

  1. Click on the ‘Apply Now’ link.
  2. Register or log in using existing credentials.
  3. Complete the application form with accurate details and upload necessary documents.
  4. Submit the application and await further instructions.

Go to National Scholarship Portal (NSP)

Note: Applicants must carefully review and submit only one application to avoid cancellation.

Assam Scholarship 2024 last date

Application Deadline: 16th March 2024

Renewal Guidelines: Sustaining Educational Support

  • Scholarship renewal is contingent upon satisfactory progress and conduct, with a minimum attendance requirement of 75%.
  • Students failing to appear for annual exams due to illness can still renew their scholarship with a valid medical certificate.
  • Continuation of scholarship is permitted for students repeating a class, subject to certain conditions.

Expert Commentary

“The Assam Post-Matric Scholarship for OBC Students embodies the commitment to inclusive education, providing vital support to deserving students. By addressing financial barriers, this initiative fosters educational equity and empowers individuals to pursue their academic aspirations.”

Assam Scholarship Helpline

For further assistance, reach out to the following authorities:

  • Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India
    • Shri Bharat Lal Meena, Director
    • Room No. 637, A-Wing, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi – 110001
  • Directorate of Welfare of Plain Tribes & Backward Classes (DWPTBC), Government of Assam
    • Address: 4QQV+25H, Rukmininagar, Rukmini Gaon, Guwahati, Assam – 781006

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