Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Minority Students (2023-24)

The Post-Matric Scholarship for Minority Students is a scholarship scheme aimed at providing financial assistance to minority students who have completed their matriculation (class 10) and are pursuing higher education.

The objective of the Post Matric Scholarship for Minorities Schemes is to support students who demonstrate outstanding academic performance but may face financial constraints in pursuing their education. The scheme is part of the Indian government’s efforts to promote education among minority communities, including Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Parsis, and Jains.

All the eligible students can study in a Govt or private schools, colleges, institutions, and universities. It also covers the technical and vocational courses in Industrial Training Institutes or Centers affiliated with the NCVT of classes XI and XII standards. 30th November 2023 is the last date to apply for fresh and renewal applications online or offline.

PMS for Minority Scheme Details:

Department Name: Welfare Department of Minorities

Scholarship  Name: Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Minority Students

Academic Year: 2023-24

Last Date: 30th November 2023

Official Website:

E-mail ID:

Post Matric Scholarship for Minorities

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The PMS will be awarded to those students who have secured a minimum of 50% marks in the previous exam.
  • The annual income of their parents or guardians shall not exceed Rs.2 lakh per year.
  • Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Parsis, and Zoroastrians have come under minority communities.
  • A student under this scheme will not avail of another scholarship.
  • 30% (Thirty Percent) of scholarships will be reserved for girls in case of the non-availability of girls candidates in that community the scholarship is transferable to the boy students in the same community.
  • Not more than 2 (Two) students from the family.
  • The students must be regular in attendance.

Selection Process:

There are a fixed number of scholarships for minority students. Students from BPL (Below Poverty Line) families, having the lowest income shall be given preference in ascending order.

PMS Duration:

The PMS scholarship scheme for minority students will be provided for the entire course but the maintenance allowance will be given for 10 months only.

PMS Amount:

Financial Assistance:Rate for Hostler:The Rate for Day Scholar:
Admission and tuition fees for classes XI and XII StandardActual subject to a maximum ceiling of Rs.7,000 Per AnnumActual subject to a maximum ceiling of Rs.7,000 Per Annum
Admission and course or tuition fees for technical and vocational courses of XI and XII standard (Including fees/charges for raw materials, etc.)Actual subject to the maximum ceiling of Rs.10,000 Per AnnumActual subject to the maximum ceiling of Rs.10,000 Per Annum
Admission and tuition fees for undergraduate and postgraduate studentsActual subject to a maximum ceiling of Rs.3,000/- Per AnnumActual subject to a maximum ceiling of Rs.3,000/- Per Annum
Maintenance allowance for Ten months only in an academic year (Including expenses for study material, etc.) Classes XI and XII including technical and vocational courses of this levelRs.380/- Per MonthRs.230/- Per Month
Courses other than technical or professional courses at the undergraduate and postgraduate levelRs.570/- Per MonthRs.300/- Per Month
M. Phil and Ph.D. (For those researchers who are not awarded any fellowship by the university or any other authority)Rs.1200/- Per MonthRs.550/- Per Month

How to Apply for a PMS Scholarship for Minorities Online?

Students can apply and submit PMS scholarship applications online at NSP’s official website i.e.

Scholarship Renewal 2023-24:

The scheme once awarded can be renewed during the next year of the course on the basis of a certificate but the student must secure not less than 50% marks in the final examination.

Also Apply: Merit-cum-Means (MCM) Scholarship for Minority Students

Documents Needed:

  • Copy of application in the prescribed form separate for ‘fresh’ and for “renewal”.
  • Passport-size photograph with signatures.
  • Attested copies of documents such as diplomas, degrees, or any other.
  • Income certificate by the self-employed parents or guardians.
  • Residence proof certificate.

Last Date:

30th November 2023 is the last date to apply for the post-matric scholarship for minority students Online.

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