Financial Assistance to Tribal Students

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Ministry of Tribal Affairs provides financial assistance to the Tribal students to get higher education inter-alia in engineering, technology, and science under the following schemes:

  1. Post Matric Scholarships to ST Students.
  2. National Overseas Scholarships for ST candidates.
  3. National Fellowship & Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students.

Under the scheme of National Overseas Scholarships for ST candidates and National Fellowship & Scholarship for Higher Education, there is no state-wise release of funds.  Hence, year-wise number of beneficiaries covered and fund released under the two schemes along with State-wise release of funds and beneficiaries covered including the State of Madhya Pradesh during the last three years and a current year under Post Matric Scholarship Scheme is furnished below.

Under the scheme of National Overseas Scholarships for ST candidates, this Ministry provides financial assistance to students for pursuing higher studies abroad.  The students are required to pursue their respective studies in a country of choice and are required to make their own efforts in seeking admission in accredited Universities/ institutions in programmes/fields specified in the scheme. This Ministry strives to provide clarifications and guidance to prospective candidates wherever it is sought to ensure a smooth process.

Fund Released and Beneficiaries covered under the Scheme of Post Matric Scholarship for ST students

Sl.No. Name of the State/UT 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
Beneficiaries Beneficiaries Beneficiaries
(provisional)
1 Andhra Pradesh 49239 65173 71687
2 Arunachal Pradesh 0 22564 18863
3 Assam 116693 29423 26867
4 Bihar 0 0 9950
5 Chhattisgarh 148660 135586 143320
6 Daman & Diu 0 328 196
7 Goa 4270 1924 4442
8 Gujarat 163989 192322 179818
9 Himachal Pradesh 8079 3739 10747
10 Jammu & Kashmir 21000 13854 16905
11 Jharkhand 0 63029 73385
12 Karnataka 140891 109943 101061
13 Kerala 0 15834 16111
14 Madhya Pradesh 197176 263176 272714
15 Maharashtra 175000 163321 147262
16 Manipur 66928 59995 10846
17 Meghalaya 74608 54900 54898
18 Mizoram 57330 42072 51983
19 Nagaland 45140 44404 28949
20 Odisha 165100 176579 185888
21 Rajasthan 275669 126965 211001
22 Sikkim 3053 2605 2962
23 Tamil Nadu 20060 23574 23815
24 Telangana 171329 112236 65532
25 Tripura 28374 21001 23020
26 Uttar Pradesh 0 5322 15150
27 Uttrakhand 27796 15401 8335
28 West Bengal 73357 85901 90395
Total 2033741 1851171 1866102
Note: Beneficiary details for 2018-19 not available as the current year is still under progress.

Details of beneficiaries under the scheme of National Overseas scholarship (NOS) during 2015-16 to 2018-19

2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
(As on 30.01.2019)
Beneficiaries Beneficiaries Beneficiaries Beneficiaries
15 16 20 Selection under process

Details of year-wise beneficiaries under National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education for ST students during 2015-16 to 2018-19

          2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
(As on 07.02.2019)
Beneficiaries Beneficiaries Beneficiaries Beneficiaries
1408 2197 2078 2371

Beneficiaries under the scheme of scholarship (Top Class Edu) during 2015-16 to 2018-19

 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
(as on 07-02-2019)
Beneficiaries Beneficiaries Beneficiaries Beneficiaries
1017 492 2395 1360

This information was given by Shri Jaswantsinh Bhabhor, Minister of State for Tribal Affairs in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

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