Digital Gujarat Scholarship Update: Check full scholarship for SC, ST, OBC and Backward Class students

Are you a student from a backward class family facing financial constraints in pursuing your education? The Government of Gujarat has launched the Digital Gujarat Scholarship to provide scholarships to eligible students across various courses and institutions.

Under this initiative, the government offers a total of 34 different scholarships catering to specific eligibility criteria and levels of education. These scholarships are administered by the Department of Social Justice and Empowerment, except for the Mukhyamantri Yuva Swavalamban Yojana, Gujarat, and the Higher Education Scheme, which are managed by the Education Department and the Gujarat Government, respectively.

To make the application process seamless, all scholarships are accessible through the Digital Gujarat Portal, a digital platform catering to the needs of Gujarat’s citizens. Through this portal, students can register and apply for scholarships offered by the state government, becoming beneficiaries of these beneficial schemes.

To guide you through the process, we have provided detailed information about the available scholarships, their eligibility criteria, and the benefits they offer. Aspiring students can explore these specifications and apply accordingly by registering on the Digital Gujarat Portal.

Gujarat Scholarship for SC Students

Scholarship Name Benefits Eligibility
Post-Matric Scholarship for SC students Varying The candidate must be enrolled in a UG or PG program.
The annual income of the family must be lower than 2.5 lakh.
The student should not be a repeater.
Scholarship to SC Students for ITI/ Professional Studies INR 400 every month The candidate must be enrolled on ITI or any other professional course.
The annual income of the family must be lower than INR 68,000 (for urban) and INR 47,000 for rural.
Fellowship Scheme for M.Phil and PhD (SC) students INR 3000 for a PhD
INR 2500 for M.Phil
Enrolled under a PhD or M.Phil program.
The annual income of the family must be lower than 2 lakh.
Food Bill assistance to SC students INR 1,000 every month for 10 months The candidate must be enrolled in an engineering or medical course.
The annual income of the family must be lower than 2.5 lakh.
Instrumental help for Medical/ Engineering/ Diploma courses INR 3000 (one time) The candidate must be enrolled in an engineering, diploma, or medical course.
The annual income of the family must be lower than INR 44,500.

GUJ Scholarship for ST Students

Scholarship Name Benefits Eligibility
Post Matric Scholarship to ST Girls Varying This scholarship is only for girls of Scheduled Tribes.
The girl should be pursuing any degree course (regular).
The annual income of the family must be lower than 2.5 lakh.
Post Matric Scholarship to ST Students Varying The student must be enrolled in any class from class 11th to PG.
The annual income of the family must be lower than 2.5 lakh.
Instrumental assistance for the 1st-year student of Medical/ Engineering/ Diploma courses (ST) The repayment amount for the instrument purchased Should be enrolled in the 1st year of any, Diploma, Medical or Engineering full-time course program under any government college.
Food Bill Assistance in College attached hostels Food Bill amount The student must be enrolled on a regular course program at a legally established university.
The annual income of the family must be lower than 2.5 lakh.

Scholarship Schemes for Backward Class students

Scholarship Name Benefits Eligibility
Post SSC Scholarship for Girls (SEBC) INR 280 every month The student must be enrolled in the 11th or 12th standard.
Post SSC Scholarship for Boys (SEBC) INR 280 every month The student must be enrolled in the 11th or 12th standard.
Higher Secondary Scholarship (SEBC) INR 1140 every month The student must be enrolled in the 11th or 12th standard.
Scholarship for SEBC students studying at Dr Ambedkar or Indira Gandhi Open University Varying The candidate must be studying under IGNOU or Dr Ambedkar University.
Fellowship Scheme for M.Phil and PhD PhD- INR 30,000
M.Phil- INR 25,000
The candidate must be pursuing a PhD or M.Phil.
Instrumental help for Medical/ Engineering/ Diploma courses (SEBC) Diploma- INR 3,000
Engineering- INR 5,000
Medical- INR 10,000
The candidate must be enrolled on any diploma, engineering, or medical course.
The annual income of the family must be lower than 2.5 lakh.
Food Bill Assistance for Medical/ Engineering Students (SEBC) Relief amount for the bill- INR 1200 every month The candidate must be enrolled and residing in any engineering or medical college.
The annual income of the family must be lower than 2.5 lakh.

Scholarship for Backward Class 2023

Scholarship Name Benefits Eligibility
EBC Fees Exemption Scheme Exemption benefits are based on class 12th percentage.
More than 60%-full fee exemption
Less than 60%– half fee exemption
The student must be currently enrolled in any UG-level course.
The annual income of the student’s family must be lower than INR 2.5 lakh.
Swami Vivekananda Stipend Scheme for Technical and Professional Courses INR 125/ month- for one-year professional courses
INR 400/ month- for Government ITI courses.
The candidate must be enrolled in any professional or technical course program.
The annual income of the student’s family must be lower than INR 1.5 lakh (for urban areas) and INR 1.2 lakh (for rural areas)

Scholarship for OBC Students

Scholarship Name Benefits Eligibility
Post-Matric Scholarship to OBC Students Varying The student must be enrolled under any UG to PG level program.
The annual income of the family must be lower than 1 lakh.

Scholarships for Minorities 2023

These scholarships cater specifically to students belonging to minority communities, including Buddhists, Jains, Sikhs, Parsis, Christians, and Muslims.

Scholarship Name Benefits Eligibility
Higher Secondary Scholarship (Minority) INR 1140 every month The student applying must be a student of class 11th or 12th.
The annual income of the student’s family must be lower than INR 1.5 lakh
Swami Vivekananda Stipend Scheme for Technical and Professional Courses (Minority) INR 125/ month- for one-year professional courses
INR 400/ month- for Government ITI courses.
The candidate must be enrolled in any professional or technical course program.
The annual income of the student’s family must be lower than INR 1.5 lakh (for urban areas) and INR 1.2 lakh (for rural areas)

Digital Gujarat Scholarship for NTDNT Students

Scholarship Name Benefits Eligibility
Post SSC Scholarship for Girls (NTDNT) INR 280 every month The student must be studying at any level from 11th to PhD.
Post SSC Scholarship for /boys (NTDNT) INR 280 every month The student must be studying at any level from 11th to PhD.
Swami Vivekananda Stipend Scheme for Technical and Professional Courses (NTDNT) INR 125/ month- for one-year professional courses
INR 400/ month- for Government ITI courses.
The candidate must be enrolled in any professional or technical course program.
The annual income of the student’s family must be lower than INR 1.5 lakh (for urban areas) and INR 1.2 lakh (for rural areas)
Educational Assistance for NTDNT students studying in Self-financed college, Gujarat INR 50,000 (maximum) including the fee for registration and examination. He/ She must be a student of any self-financed college.
The annual income of the family must be lower than INR 2 Lakh.

Scholarship for Disabled Students

Scholarship Name Benefits (per year) Eligibility
Scholarship to the Disabled Students Students of 1st-7th standard- INR 1,000.
Students of 8th-12th standard- INR 1500– INR 5000.
Must be a student of class 1st to 12th.
Have a disability of more than 40%
Should have scored the lowest of 40% marks in the former class and possess a satisfactory attendance in the former class.
The annual income of the family must be lower than 50,000.

Digital Gujarat Scholarship programs

Scholarship Name Benefits (maximum amount) Eligibility
MukhyaMantri Yuva Swavalambhan Yojana (MYSY) Tuition fee- INR 2 lakh
Hostel fee- INR 12,000
Books- INR 10,000
Should be in the 1st/ 2nd year of any degree course.
Secured a minimum of 65% marks in the diploma course.
Secured 80% marks in the 10th and 12th standards.
The annual income of the family must be lower than 6 Lakh.
Higher Education Scheme INR 1,000 to 6,000 every year The student must be studying at any level from 11th to PhD.
The annual income of the family must be lower than INR 2.5 Lakh.
Fellowship Scheme INR 2,000/ month- for Secondary level students
INR 3000/ month- for Graduation level students
The student applying must have scored a minimum of 70% marks in the 10th standard.
Is currently studying at any level from 11th to PhD.
The annual income of the family must be lower than INR 2.5 Lakh
Scheme for Government College Students Based on the position secured
1st- INR 3,000
2nd- INR 2,000
3rd- INR 1,000
He/ She must be a student of any government college.
Swami Vivekananda Stipend Scheme for ITI courses Varying Must be enrolled in any ITI course.
Research Scholarship Varying He/ She must be an aspirant for a PhD.
Must have qualified the UG and PG with 2nd division.
Have an age of not more than 25 years.
Special Scholarship for Boys and Girls INR 650– for class 1st to 8th
INR 1,000– for classes 9th and 10th
He/ She must be a student of class 1st to 10th.
Should be a Regular student with a minimum attendance of 70%.
Should belong to the communities of Thori, Nadiya, Turi, Valmiki, Dalit-Bava, Vankar Sadhu, Matang, Tirbanda/ Tirgar, Garo-Garoda, Hadi and Seva, Turi-Barot.
War Concession Scheme fee concession, free studentship, educational facility He/ She should be a dependent ward of Martyred Jawan.
Must be studying in any grant-aided institution or a government institution.

How to Apply for Digital Gujarat Scholarship

The scholarship application window for the 2023 academic session has closed. However, students can start preparing for the next academic session. Before beginning the application process, ensure you have essential details such as your email ID, mobile number, and Aadhaar number readily available. To apply for any scholarship, follow these steps:

  1. Digital Gujarat Registration:
    • Visit the official DigitalGujarat Portal.
    • Click on the “Login” option at the top of the page.
    • On the subsequent page, click “Click for New Registration (Citizen)” to initiate the registration process.
    • Fill in the required details in the form and save your information.
    • Verify your mobile number using the OTP received.
    • Review and confirm your details to complete the registration process.
  2. Profile Updating:
    • Fill in all the necessary details in the provided form.
    • Upload a photograph and click on the “Update” button.
  3. Application Process:
    • Select the appropriate scholarship number and type.
    • Read and follow the instructions provided and click “Continue to Service.”
    • Upload all the required documents.
    • Review and submit the entered details.
    • Print a copy of the completed application for future reference.
    • Submit a hard copy of the application at your respective institution.

Documents for the Digital Gujarat Scholarship

To be eligible for any of these scholarships, you will need to provide certain documents. Ensure you have these documents ready to benefit from the available schemes. Here are the required documents:

  • Leaving Certificate from School
  • Character Certification
  • Academic Marksheets
  • Fee receipt issued by the Institute
  • Hostel Certification (if applicable)
  • Caste Certification
  • Certificate of Income
  • Particulars of Bank Account
  • Aadhar Card
  • Domicile Certificate

Digital Gujarat scholarship Date

Each of the scholarships mentioned above has a specific application period. While most schemes share the same application period, there are three exceptions with different timelines. The application periods for these three schemes are outlined below:

Schemes Application Period
Post-Metric Scholarship for SC students/ ST/ OBC students August-October
All others June-August

Digital Gujarat scholarship Important Dates

Application Starting TBA
Application Submission Last Date TBA
Last date to submit the hard copy of the application to the institute TBA
Last date to scrutinize and application forwarding by the institute TBA
Last date to submit student list to respective district department officer TBA

Take advantage of the Digital Gujarat Scholarship program and fulfill your educational aspirations. Register on the Digital Gujarat Portal, complete the application process, and pave the way for a brighter future. Good luck with your scholarship application!

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