Sikkim Post-Matric Scholarship for OBC, EBC, and DNT Students 2024

The Post-Matric Scholarship for OBC, EBC, and DNT Students in Sikkim for the academic year 2023-24, facilitated by the Department of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India, is a pioneering initiative aimed at extending financial assistance to students hailing from Backward Classes (BC), Economically Weaker Sections (EWS), and Denotified and Nomadic Tribes (DNT) communities. It specifically caters to individuals pursuing post-matriculation or post-secondary courses.

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Sikkim Post-Matric Scholarship for OBC, EBC, and DNT Students Last date

15th March 2024

Sikkim Post-Matric Scholarship for OBC, EBC, and DNT Students Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Indian nationality
  • Domicile of Sikkim
  • Belong to the BC, EWS, or DNT communities of the state
  • Pursuing post-matriculation or post-secondary education in a recognized institution
  • Passed matriculation, higher secondary, or any equivalent examination from a recognized University or Board of Secondary Education
  • Annual parent(s)/guardian(s) income not exceeding ₹2,50,000 from all sources

Ineligibility

Certain scenarios render candidates ineligible for this scholarship:

  • Continuing studies at the same level but in a different subject.
  • Transitioning from one professional line to another.
  • Pursuing postgraduate medical courses with practice allowances.
  • Availing benefits from other scholarship schemes simultaneously.

Benefits Breakdown

Selected candidates will enjoy the following benefits based on their course category:

  • Group 1: Degree and postgraduate level professional courses – Academic allowance: ₹10,000 per annum; Tuition fees: ₹10,000 per annum; Total: ₹20,000
  • Group 2: Other professional courses leading to Degree, Diploma, and Certificate – Academic allowance: ₹8,000 per annum; Tuition fees: ₹5,000 per annum; Total: ₹13,000
  • Group 3: Graduate and Postgraduate courses not covered in Groups 1 and 2 – Academic allowance: ₹6,000 per annum; Tuition fees: ₹2,000 per annum; Total: ₹8,000
  • Group 4: All post-matriculation non-degree courses – Academic allowance: ₹5,000 per annum

Sikkim Freeship Card

Under this scheme, students are eligible for admission to institutions without upfront tuition and hostel fees. A freeship card will be issued by the state government to facilitate this benefit. Students can attend school without immediate fees, and the institution will receive payment directly from the scholarship funds.

Sikkim Post-Matric Scholarship for OBC, EBC, and DNT Students 2024 Application Process

To apply for the scholarship, eligible students must follow these steps:

  1. Click on the ‘Apply Now’ link and register with necessary details.
  2. Complete the application form accurately and upload required documents.
  3. Submit the completed application.

Expert Editorial Comment

“This scholarship scheme in Sikkim underscores the government’s commitment to inclusive education. By providing financial aid to marginalized communities, it not only promotes access to education but also fosters socio-economic empowerment.”

Deadline Reminder

15th March 2024

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For detailed information, refer to the official ‘Scholarship Guidelines’.

Disclaimer: The information provided is sourced from the National Scholarship Portal (NSP) and is subject to change. Applicants are advised to verify details from official sources before applying.

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