OBC Scholarship

Source: Bhrigu Baruah

OBC Scholarship is provided to the Other Class Students in India and is categorized as economically and educationally unprivileged groups under the OBC group, representing around 41 percent of the Indian population. There are various state and central government OBC scholarship schemes for the OBC category to help inform talented people on their way to education with weaker financial backgrounds, as improving their social and economic status lies in improving their access to education and training.

To support students/professionals in the OBC group pursue higher education, OBC scholarships are awarded financial restrictions. To order to help the economically disadvantaged areas of the country, the government has allocated OBC scholarships worth around INR 850 crores, and the lakhs of students will use this scholarship. The government of India and various States sponsor numbers of scholarships.

The OBC scholarship is a teaching assistantship funded by the Government of India and it is implemented by States and Union Territories.  The government’s objective is to provide financial support to OBC students studying at the post- or post- level. The Government’s objective is to provide financial assistance. The pre-matric scheme has been drafted among OBCs for children of the Weaker Group, and it will help to expand educational activity among these children, particularly between girls of weaker classes.

Also Read: Oasis Scholarship

OBC scholarship 2020

OBC Scholarship 2019-2020 is granted to OBC students (Other Backward Class). This is primarily meant to provide socially disadvantaged, but deserving students with greater educational prospects and financial assistance. Therefore, this scholarship is often referred to as a merit-means bond. Most such bonds are specifically directed at students of the OBC.

The six forms of scholarships are issued by the state or the central government. Within each scholarship, there are a restricted number of spaces. In fact, each of these awards requires other conditions to be considered for the award. However, these terms can be changed in accordance with the convenience of the respective authority without any prior notice.

S. No.Name of the scholarshipAwarding AuthorityNumber of ScholarshipsTentative Application period
1National Fellowship for OBCGovernment300July-August
2Central sector scheme for National overseasGovernment25July-October
3Merit Scholarship for overseas students(Delhi)Delhi GovernmentN/AMarch-April
4Merit Scholarship for OBC students in technical Education(Delhi)Delhi GovernmentN/AMarch-April
5ONGC ScholarshipNon-Government1000September-October
6Pre-Matric ScholarshipAll State GovernmentsN/ASeptember-December
7Post-Matric ScholarshipAll-State GovernmentsN/ASeptember-December

Also Read: ePASS Karnataka

How to apply the OBC scholarship online 2020?

Some basic steps you may take before completing the OBC scholarship form can be like one should learn any bit of details on this before completing some scholarship process. A number of conditions must be met on both online and offline applications. The application process can vary from scholarship to scholarship.

Carefully visit the relevant scholarship website and list the required documentation and details you need. If you follow the instructions closely before applying, this will significantly reduce the risk that there will be errors. Of certain academic and personal details stated in the application and the essential details which are needed for the bursary application, the supporting documentation must be recorded in a prescribed format.

Those may be the following:

  1. Mark sheet and certificates of educational Qualifications
  2. Identity Proof
  3. Family Income Certificate
  4. Caste Certificate
  5. Admission Letter
  6. Essay submission
  7. Letter of recommendation
  8. Applicant’s photograph
  9. Application Signature

One can apply for scholarships through different portals. These portals can be NSP (National Scholarship Portal), UP portal for applicants who are applying for the Uttar Pradesh State, SJE( Social Justice and Empowerment Department), OASIS portal is for the West Bengal applicants, Telangana ePass is a dedicated portal for Telangana, Prerana is the portal for post-matric scholarships, HP ePass scholarship portal for Himachal Pradesh, MP scholarship portal is for Madhya Pradesh students, GOKDOM portal is for Karnataka, E-Kalyan is for Jharkhand applicants, CG scholarship portal is for Chattisgarh students, JNANABHUMI is for the dedicated applicants from Andhra Pradesh, and Dr. Ambedkar Scholarship Portal of Punjab is especially for Punjab’s applicants.

Also Read: GOKDOM

Applying for OBC scholarships through NSP portal

The National Scholarship Portal (NSP) for 2020 is a platform created by the Indian Government’s Ministry of Electronics and IT. This website offers SC / ST / OBC / minority students separate bursaries. For the schemes mentioned below, applicants can apply/register online. For details such as eligibility requirements, enrollment process, the renewal application protocol, necessary documentation, and other related material.

Step 1: National Scholarship Portal Registration

  1. All fresh users need to visit the Home Page of National Scholarship Portal to register.
  2. Click on ‘New Registration’.
  3. A page of ‘Guidelines for Registration on NSP will open.
  4. Go through the guidelines carefully
  5. Click on ‘Continue to proceed.
  6. Fill in all the required details.
  7. Click on ‘Register’.
  8. You will receive a student application ID and password on your registered mobile number.
  9. Click on the login button to start the scholarship application.
  10. Enter the application ID and password received on your registered number.
  11. Upon successful login, you will receive an OTP on your registered mobile number.
  12. Verify the OTP
  13. You will be directed to change the password page, Change the password, and continue.
  14. Click on ‘Application Form’ to start the application.
  15. Fill in all registration details, academic details, and basic details.
  16. Click on ‘Save & Continue’.
  17. Add contact details, scheme details, and upload the necessary documents.
  18. Once confirmed, click on the ‘Final Submit’ button.

Also Read: National Scholarship Portal (NSP)

SC/ST/OBC Scholarship

The aim of the SC, ST, and OBC scholarship is to provide financial assistance for IX and X graduates and rising drop-offs in the higher education sector. Students may register for the postal or pre-matric SC scholarship through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP).

Post-matric Scholarships: The Post Matric Scholarship scheme is a federally funded scheme, which is enforced by the central government and the UT. The System provides financial assistance to students studying at Scheduled Caste post- or sub-secondary level to complete their studies. 

Pre- matric Scholarships: Pre-matric scholarship would facilitate the transition of school children to their education, reduce the burden of schooling, and assist their children in their attempts to complete schooling. The scheme sets the basis for educational success and provides an equitable opportunity in the dynamic area of work. The development of minority group socio-economic status by instruction, which is one of the goals of this program.

WB OBC scholarship

The Government of West Bengal recently declared a huge amount of scholarship to the students of West Bengal for their higher education. Therefore, these scholarships are only meant for students who live in West Bengal and want to pursue their higher education in West Bengal.

The students also obtain the chance to study in some of the well-known West Bengal institutes like IIM Kolkata, IIT Kharagpur, IISER Kolkata, and NIT Durgapur. The scholarships include West Bengal Post Matric Scholarship SC/ST/OBC. For this scholarship, the applicant must hold a domicile of West Bengal and should be in 11th,12th, graduation, or postgraduation level, and the annual family income should be less than 1 Lakh.

Also Read: Dr. Ambedkar Scholarship- Eligibility, Requirements, Application Process

OBC scholarship MP

MP Scholarship Portal is an electronic scholarship portal run by the Madhya Pradesh Government. The MP Scholarship 2.0 one-stop online portal is also popular with students and provides all available SC, ST, OBC, or other scholarship services to students in the MP Scholarship 2.0 group.

This site lists post-matric students’ or permanent residents of Madhya Pradesh in particular. MP Scholarship Database gives students easy access to knowledge about scholarships and submissions online.   


Also Read: MP Scholarship 2020 – Scholarship List, Eligibility, Application Process


OBC scholarship MP criteria

To be eligible for the academic scholarship, the applicant must be a resident of West Bengal, a college student from the graduation/postgraduation class in the SC / ST category. Be from a family whose income not surpass INR 2.50 Lakhs a year. The applicant can apply for the scholarship on the online scholarship portal i.e., State Scholarship Portal 2.0.

Eligible candidates can apply for the scholarship through following steps –

  • Step 1: Go to the official site.
  • Step 2: Click on the ‘student registration tab.’
  • Step 3: Choose the district where the institute is located.
  • Step 4: Fill in all the necessary details.
  • Step 5: Attach all the required documents.
  • Step 6: Finally, submit the form.

Also Read: AP ePASS

OBC scholarship last date

The last date for OBC & SC Scholarship Registration was extended to 24/12/2019. The Assam portal extended the last date of online application form 29th February to 10th March.

OBC scholarship Bihar

The Bihar government offers students currently living in the state of Bihar with a wide array of educational opportunities. The government of Bihar and numerous private organizations, together, are giving many grants to dignified and poor state scholars. Also, given some financial constraints, the key aim of each scholarship is to support and promptly deserve to learn further. 


Also Read: MPTAAS


OBC scholarship Manipur

OBC students in Manipur also can use this scholarship in two groups, i.e., Pre- and post-matric scholarship. Classes I of Class X are classified as pre-Matric for students whose overall annual income of the household is less than or equivalent to 2.5 lakh a year.

The students whose overall annual family income is less than or equal to Rs. 1.5 lakh per year and who have completed their enrolment or pursued higher education fall under the Post matric group. Candidates need to apply online through the official website. The Directorate provides the scholarship for Welfare of Other Backward Classes and SCs, Manipur administration.

Benefits include:

  • Up to INR 750 a month maintenance payment for Hostellers and day scholars up to INR 350 for ten months a month
  • Reader’s compensation for blind students is up to INR 175 a month. 
  • Reimbursement of non-refundable mandatory payments. 
  • Costs up to INR 900 a year for research tours. 
  • Thesis typing and printing charges of up to INR 1,000 (applicable for research scholars).

OBC scholarship Karnataka  

Eligibility Criteria is that the candidate must be a domicile holder of Karnataka State. For SC / ST candidates, income should be up to 2 lakh P/A. Family profits should be up to 1 lakh P/A in the case of OBC and PWD categories. To apply for this scholarship, candidates must commit 75% attendance.

How to apply for OBC scholarship in Karnataka

To apply for the OBC scholarship in the Karnataka state, one needs to fill the online form on the portal i.e., ePASS ( Electronic Payment and Application System of Scholarships); it is the dedicated portal for Karnataka students.

  • Visit karepass.cgg.gov.in ie, the official website. 
  • Click on the “Register Online” button.
  • Click Fresh 2020 now. Click here. 
  • Complete all the details required. 
  • You need to upload the needed information. 
  • On completion, you can print out the application form.

Also Read: Post Matric Scholarship

OBC scholarship UP

Uttar Pradesh Government offers different types of scholarships for the OBC students to help them financially. The applicant must be a UP domicile holder and should be a resident of UP. The scholarships namely, are Pre-matric Scholarships for OBC students, Post-matric scholarships for OBC students, and Post-matric (Other than intermediate) scholarships for OBC students.

  • Visit the UP Government’s Scholarship and Fee Reimbursement Online System.
  • Click on the “Student” section and select “New Registration“.
  • Select the scholarship for which you want to apply.
  • Fill in all mandatory details that are marked with an *
  • Click on “Submit” to register.
  • Take the print out of registration slip for future references.
  • If you are already registered, then you can go forward with logging in and then to the application page.

OBC scholarship Kerala

During the years 2011–2012, during the establishment of that department, the Kerala government’s Backward Classes Development Directorate began a Pre-Matric Scholarship for OBC students. Pre-Matric Scholarship in Kerala will apply to students in governmental or aided institutions who are members of other backward groups (OBC) in Groups 1 through 10.

  • Class I to X students from government / assisted schools are entitled to the scholarship. 
  • The average salary for student’s family from all sources should be no more than Rs. 44,500/- per year
  • To count, in the previous annual test, students must score 50 percent or more marks.

Also Read: Kerala PSC 2020

OBC scholarship for engineering students

National Fellowship for OBC is the scholarship that is given to the OBC students who wish to pursue engineering, humanities, or social science. Ramanujan Fellowship also provides scholarships to engineering students from the OBC category. This fellowship runs throughout the year.

FAQ

How can I get a scholarship for OBC?

Ans. OBC Scholarship is provided to the Other Class Students in India and is categorized as economically and educationally unprivileged groups under the OBC group, representing around 41 percent of the Indian population. There are various state and central government OBC scholarship schemes for the OBC category to help inform talented people on their way to education with weaker financial backgrounds, as improving their social and economic status lies in improving their access to education and training.

How to apply for a post-matric scholarship for OBC?

Ans. The Post Matric Scholarship scheme is a federally funded scheme, which is enforced by the central government and the UT. The System provides financial assistance to students studying at Scheduled Caste post- or sub-secondary level to complete their studies.

How to apply for OBC Scholarship?

Ans. Some basic steps you may take before completing the OBC scholarship form can be like one should learn any bit of details on this before completing some scholarship process. A number of conditions must be met on both online and offline applications. The application process can vary from scholarship to scholarship.

✅ When is the application period for the National fellowship for OBC?

The application window for National fellowship for OBC opens every July to August. Dates are tentative and subject to change.

✅ What is the official site National fellowship for OBC?

The official site and application form can be accessed https://www.ugc.ac.in/nfobc/

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