Equal Opportunity Centre and SC/ST & OPEM Cells

Scholarships


APPLYING for GoI-PMS and other Scholarships

  1. The SC, ST, OBC (NC), PWD and Minority candidates intending to apply for admission in any campus of TISS are advised first to check with their respective state government authorities whether or not they are eligible for GoI-PMS, especially if their choice of TISS campus is located outside their state of domicile. In case a student is found ineligible for the scholarship, or his/her government does not give scholarship to those students admitted to university/institution located outside their domicile state, they have to make their own arrangements to meet not only their admission and other mandated fees, but also other fees such as hostel and dining hall charges.
  2. Applying and securing GoI-PMS or any other government scholarship is primarily the responsibility of the concerned SC/ST/OBC/PWD category students.
  3. The Secretariat of the SC/ST Cell and OPEM Cell facilitate all eligible SC/ST and OBC (NC) students in applying for various government scholarships and fellowships, particularly in matters related to verification and validation of the documents that they have to submit for the purpose, and submitting their application to the appropriate authority.
  4. Student eligible for GoI-PMS is required to submit his/her duly filled in application form (either fresh or renewal) and forward it to the Scholarship Department of the concerned State government along with all necessary documents through the Secretariat of the Special Cell of the respective campuses of TISS, including Mumbai campus, on or before the specified date.
  5. The filled in scholarship application along with necessary documents should reach the Secretariat of the Special Cell 15 days before the last date of submission of application.
  6. In cases where a student fails to complete the GoI-PMS application process within the prescribed time limit OR his/her GoI-PMS application is rejected by the Central government or by the concerned state government for any reason, the said student will have to pay all the fees as applicable to any general category student. Under no circumstances will the Institute or any of its offices be responsible for missing deadlines, or not having correct information regarding procedures, etc., related to GoI-PMS. It is entirely the responsibility of the students to keep themselves updated about the information pertaining the PMS given out by the government concerned.
  7. The students are expected to follow up either personally or through their parents/guardians with the concerned scholarship departments at the district/state level for the timely release of the scholarship grants to the Institute. In specific cases, the Cells will assist the follow up as and when required.
  8. The GoI-PMS students are required to submit a copy of their updated bank passbook before the 2nd/4th/6th Semester Examination (in the month of March/April) to confirm whether or not the student has received the scholarship grant due for the year.

Eligibility for Post Matric scholarship:

Although there are specific criteria for each scholarship/fellowship available, there are also common criteria applicable to almost all scholarships. These include the following:

  1. At the time of applying for the scholarship, the applicant must be a bonafied/registered student in any one of the TISS campuses.
  2. The student must be belonging to either SC or ST or OBC (NC) category, with a valid certificate for the same.
  3. At the time of applying for the GoI-PMS, the annual income of the SC/ST student (if employed) and his/her parents for the immediate previous financial year should be within the prescribed income limit (refer Table A).
  4. The scholarship applicant, SC/ST/OBC(NC)/PWD, must submit a valid income certificate issued for the immediate previous Financial Year by the competent authority. 

Components of Post Matric scholarship:

The PMS consists of maintenance allowance to the students, reimbursement of non-refundable compulsory fee charged by educational institutions, Book Bank facility and other allowances as follows: a) Maintenance allowance amounting to Rs. 380/- to 1200/- per month for hostellers and Rs. 230/- to Rs. 550/- per month for day scholar for 10 months in a year (b) Reimbursement of compulsory non-refundable fees (c) Study tour charges up to Rs. 1600 (d) Thesis typing/printing charges for Research Scholars up to Rs. 1600 (e) Book allowance amounting to Rs. 1200 for students pursuing correspondence courses (f) Book bank facility for specified courses ranging from Rs. 2400 to Rs. 7500 (g) Additional allowance for students with disabilities, for the complete duration of the course. (Annual Report, 2018-19, Department of Social Justice & Empowerment, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment Government of India, p. 47).For more details about various government scholarships and fellowships, refer the web links for scholarships/fellowship given in the Web links section below: 

 

WEB LINKS FOR VARIOUS GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS/FELLOWSHIPS:

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India has introduced various post matric scholarships for the benefit of Indian students belonging to various social categories to pursue their education at graduate and post-graduate levels. The government has also introduced fellowships for students belonging to certain communities to pursue their education at the M.Phil. and Ph.D. levels.

Scholarships for SC Students

 

  1. Post-Matric Scholarship for SC students

 

  1. Central Sector Scholarship of Top Class Education for SC Students

 

  1. National Overseas scholarship

 

  1. National Fellowship for Scheduled Caste Students

(for M.Phil/Ph.D in Humanities and Social Science streams.)

 

 

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ST STUDENTS:

 

  1. Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for ST Students:
https://tribal.nic.in/ScholarshiP.aspx

 

  1. National Scholarship Scheme (Top Class) for Higher Education:

https://scholarships.gov.in

 

  1. National Fellowship Scheme for Higher Education of ST Students

https://fellowship.tribal.gov.in/

 

  1. National Overseas Scholarship for ST students:
https://overseas.tribal.gov.in/

 

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR OBC STUDENTS:

 

  1. Post-Matric Scholarship for OBC Students

 

  1. Dr. Ambedkar Pre-Matric and Post-Matric Scholarship for DNTs

 

  1. Dr. Ambedkar Post-Matric Scholarship for EBCs

 

  1. Scholarships for Higher Education for Young Achievers Scheme (SHREYAS) (OBC &Others) - 2021-22 to 2025-26.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR PERSON WITH DISABILITY (PWD):

https://scholarships.gov.in/

  1. Post-matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

  1. Scholarships for Top Class Education for students with disabilities.

 

Scholarships of Ministry of Minority Affairs

Post-Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities

Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority Students

 


Scholarship for Students from North Eastern Region

  1. Financial Support to Students of North Eastern Region for Higher Professional
    Courses (
    North Eastern Council (NEC) Merit Scholarship) Guidelines

  1. Ishan Uday: Special Scholarship Scheme For North Eastern Region Students:

https://www.ugc.ac.in/pdfnews/3558377_final-NER-guidelines-with-annexures.pdf

 

State Sponsored Scholarships and Fellowships:

In addition to the above stated centrally sponsored scholarships and fellowships, there are also state sponsored scholarships and fellowships. Therefore, the SC, ST and OBC category

students eligible for scholarship are advised to check their respective state government scholarship portals. For example, see below the scholarship and fellowships offered by the Government of Maharashtra:

 

Scholarship schemes for Students from Maharashtra

 

For all scholarship schemes of Government of Maharashtra:

https://mahadbtmahait.gov.in/

 

  1. Bharat Ratna Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Swadhar Yojana.

  1. Ambedkar National Research Fellowship (BANRF) offered by Babasaheb Ambedkar Research and Training Institute, Pune. This fellowship is for SC students from Maharashtra who wish to pursue regular and fulltime M. Phil and Ph.D., in any subject, from Indian Universities / Institutions / Colleges approved under UGC and foreign Universities.

https://barti.in/department_desc.php?id=Vkd0U1NsQlJQVDA9

Documents Required for Post Matric and Other Scholarships and Fellowships: 

 

Types of Documents

1

Scheduled Caste Certificate (for SC student only)

(issued by District Magistrate/Deputy Commissioner/ Deputy Collector/ Tehsildar)

2

Scheduled Tribe Certificate (for ST student only)

(issued by District Magistrate/Deputy Commissioner/ Deputy Collector/ Tehsildar)

3

OBC(Non-Creamy Layer) Certificate (for OBC(NC) student only)

(issued by District Magistrate/Deputy Commissioner/ Deputy Collector/ Tehsildar)

4

Income Certificate

(issued by Tehsildar/BDO/ District Magistrate/District Collector)

5

Mark sheets from Std. 10th Onwards*

6

Gap Certificate (through Affidavit, to be issued by the court)#

7

Copy of Ration Card*

8

Photocopy of Aadhaar Card*

9

Photocopy of Saving Bank Account Passbook*

10

Any other document as prescribed by the respective State Government*

11

Internship Certificate, if applicable*

12

Fees paid receipt*

13

Hostel Certificate#

14

If father is deceased, then Death Certificate of Father*

*Attested Documents; # Original Certificate

 

Please note:

All the eligible students from outside Maharashtra State should have a similar Aadhar Enabled Account (AEA) with State Bank of India (any Branch) for availing the scholarship benefits.

After joining the programme, a copy of the AEA Passbook, Mobile No., E-mail ID and self-attested photocopy of the Aadhar Card should be submitted to the concerned Cell.

Modifications/changes made to the GoI-PMS by GoI OR State Governments from time to time will be applicable to the concerned students.

 

 

SAMPLES OF Caste/Tribe/OBC(NC) and Income Certificates

 

Sample Form of

CASTE/TRIBE CERTIFICATE

This is to certify that Shri/Shrimati/Kumari*.................................................. son/daughter* of ..................................................... of village/town* ................................................. in District/Division* ........................................... of the State/Union Territory* ...................... belongs to the.......................... caste/tribe* which is recognised as a Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe* under:-

@ The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950
@ The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950
@ The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Union Territories Order, 1951
@ The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Union Territories Order, 1951

[as amended by the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes List (Modification) Order, 1956; the Bombay Reorganisation Act, 1960, the Punjab Reorganisation Act, 1966, the State of Himachal Pradesh Act, 1970, the North Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) Act, 1971, the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Order (Amendment) Act, 1976., the State of Mizoram Act, 1986, the State of Arunachal Pradesh Act, 1986 and the Goa, Daman and Diu (Reorganisation) Act, 1987.]

@ The Constitution (Jammu and Kashmir) Scheduled Castes Order, 1956
@ The Constitution (Andaman and Nicobar Islands) Scheduled Tribes Order, 1959 as amended by the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Order (Amendment) Act, 1976
@ The Constitution (Dadar and Nagar Haveli) Scheduled Castes Order, 1962
@ The Constitution (Dadar and Nagar Haveli) Scheduled Tribes Order, 1962
@ The Constitution (Pondicherry) Scheduled Castes Order, 1964
@ The Constitution (Uttar Pradesh) Scheduled Tribes Order, 1967
@ The Constitution (Goa, Daman and Diu) Scheduled Castes Order, 1968
@ The Constitution (Goa, Daman and Diu) Scheduled Tribes Order, 1968
@ The Constitution (Nagaland) Scheduled Tribes Order, 1970
@ The Constitution (Sikkim) Scheduled Castes Order, 1978
@ The Constitution (Sikkim) Scheduled Tribes Order, 1978
@ The Constitution (Jammu & Kashmir) Scheduled Tribes Order, 1989
@ The Constitution (SC) Order (Amendment) Act, 1990
@ The Constitution (ST) Order (Amendment) Act, 1991
@ The Constitution (ST) Order (Second Amendment) Act, 1991
@ The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Orders (Amendment) Act 2002
@ The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Act, 2002
@ The Constitution (Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) Orders (Amendment) Act, 2002
@ The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders (Second Amendment) Act, 2002

% 2. Applicable in the case of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes persons who have migrated from one State/Union Territory Administration to another.

This certificate is issued on the basis of the Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes certificate issued to Shri/Shrimati*..................................................... Father/Mother of Shri/Shrimati/Kumari ................................................... of village/town* .......................................... in District/Division*............................ of the State/Union Territory*............................ who belongs to the caste/tribe* which is recognised as a

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe in the State/Union Territory* of ..................................... issued by the ..................................... dated ...................................... % 3. Shri/Shrimati/Kumari*............................................... and/or* his/her* family ordinarily resides in village/town*............................. of.............................. District/Division* of the State/Union Territory* of..............................................

Signature................................................

**Designation.......................................

(With Seal of Office)
State/Union Territory*

Place: .....................................Date: ......................................

*Please delete the words which are not applicable.
@Please quote specific Presidential Order.
% Delete the paragraph which is not applicable.

NOTE: The term “ordinarily reside (s)” used here will have the same meaning as in Section 20 of the Representation of the People Act, 1950.

**List of authorities empowered to issue Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Certificate.

(i) District Magistrate/Additional District Magistrate/Collector/Deputy Commissioner/Additional Deputy Commissioner/Deputy Collector/1st Class Stipendiary Magistrate/t Sub-Divisional Magistrate/Taluka Magistrate/Executive Magistrate/Extra Assistant Commissioner.

t(not below of the rank of 1st Class Stipendiary Magistrate).

(ii) Chief Presidency Magistrate/Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate/Presidency Magistrate.

(iii) Revenue Officers not below the rank of Tehsildar.

(iv) Sub Divisional Officer of the area where the candidate and/or his/her family normally resides.

(v) Administrator/Secretary to Administrator/Development Officer(Lakshadweep)

 

 

 

 

Sample Form of

OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) Certificate

(To be produced by the Other Backward Classes candidates applying for Admission to Central Educational Institutions under the Government of India)

 

FORM OF OBC CERTIFICATE

This is to certify that Shri / Smt. / Kum. _______________________________ Son / Daughter of Shri /Smt. ________________________________________________________ of Village/Town _________________________________________________District/Division ______________________________________ in the _________________________________________ State belongs to the _______________________________________________Community which is recognized as a backward class under:

(i) Resolution No. 12011/68/93-BCC(C) dated 10/09/93 published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary Part I Section I No. 186 dated 13/09/93.

(ii) Resolution No. 12011/9/94-BCC dated 19/10/94 published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary Part I Section I No. 163 dated 20/10/94.

(iii) Resolution No. 12011/7/95-BCC dated 24/05/95 published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary Part I Section I No. 88 dated 25/05/95.

(iv) Resolution No. 12011/96/94-BCC dated 9/03/96.

(v) Resolution No. 12011/44/96-BCC dated 6/12/96 published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary Part I Section I No. 210 dated 11/12/96.

(vi) Resolution No. 12011/13/97-BCC dated 03/12/97.

(vii) Resolution No. 12011/99/94-BCC dated 11/12/97.

(viii) Resolution No. 12011/68/98-BCC dated 27/10/99.

(ix) Resolution No. 12011/88/98-BCC dated 6/12/99 published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary Part I Section I No. 270 dated 06/12/99.

(x) Resolution No. 12011/36/99-BCC dated 04/04/2000 published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary Part I Section I No. 71 dated 04/04/2000.

(xi) Resolution No. 12011/44/99-BCC dated 21/09/2000 published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary Part I Section I No. 210 dated 21/09/2000.

(xii) Resolution No. 12015/9/2000-BCC dated 06/09/2001.

(xiii) Resolution No. 12011/1/2001-BCC dated 19/06/2003.

(xiv) Resolution No. 12011/4/2002-BCC dated 13/01/2004.

(xv) Resolution No. 12011/9/2004-BCC dated 16/01/2006 published in the Gazette of India Extraordinary Part I Section I No. 210 dated 16/01/2006.

Shri / Smt. / Kum. ________________________________________________________ and / or his family ordinarily reside(s) in the __________________________ District / Division of ________________________ State. This is also to certify that he/she does not belong to the persons/sections (Creamy Layer) mentioned in Column 3 of the Schedule to the Government of India, Department of Personnel & Training O.M. No. 36012/22/93-Estt.(SCT) dated 08/09/93 which is modified vide OM No. 36033/3/2004 Estt.(Res.) dated 09/03/2004.

Dated: _________________

District Magistrate / Deputy Commissioner/
Competent Authority

Seal

NOTE:

(a) The term ‘Ordinarily’ used here will have the same meaning as in Section 20 of the Representation of the People Act, 1950.

(b) The authorities competent to issue Caste Certificates are indicated below:

(i) District Magistrate / Additional Magistrate / Collector / Deputy Commissioner / Additional Deputy Commissioner / Deputy Collector / Ist Class Stipendiary Magistrate / Sub-Divisional magistrate / Taluka Magistrate / Executive Magistrate / Extra Assistant Commissioner (not below the rank of Ist Class Stipendiary Magistrate).

(ii) Chief Presidency Magistrate / Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate / Presidency Magistrate.

(iii) Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar’ and

(iv) Sub-Divisional Officer of the area where the candidate and / or his family resides.

 

Sample Format of

INCOME CERTIFICATE

 

Revenue Case No. 028

This is to certify that the annual income from all sources including share of joint family for the financial year of April 1, 2014–March 31, 2015 of Mr./Ms. __________________________________________________ in Rs._________ in words ____________________________________________

Rev Case No. MRC-81/2009-2010

Place:

Date of issue ______________ TAHSILDAR

(SEAL)

(To be produced in duplicate)

Application: _________________________________________

Affidavit

Talathi Report No.

Following facts may please be noted while issuing above stated Income Certificate for E.B.C. concession/GoI Scholarship.

If the applicant is parent, income of both parent, income of all earning sons and daughter and share of joint family, etc., should be taken into account.

If the applicant guardian of the ward his parent, Brother/Sister Income and Share of joint family etc. should also be taken in account.

If the applicant is student himself own Income if any, along with the sources mentioned under 2 above should be taken in account.

This Income Certificate is to produce by the applicant from and appropriate authority from rural or urban areas as the case may be in addition to the Income Declaration.

Notes:

Income Certificate must be issued by the appropriate authority like Tahsildar, Naib Tahsildar, Block Development Officer or the District Magistrate/Collector.

Salary Slip, Pension Slip and the certificate issued by Community, etc., will not be treated as valid income certificate.