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GOKDOM Scholarship 2020 (Pre-Matric & Post-Matric) – Eligibility, Documents, and Application

GOKDOM is the Directorate of the Minorities under the Government of Karnataka which mainly focuses on the issues of the minority groups such as Christians, Muslims, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists in the state of Karnataka.

This directorate acts as the central agency for all the schemes, scholarships, and programs being run by the central and the state government. The directorate located in Bengaluru works for the welfare of the minority community and provides them with opportunities to flourish among others.


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GOKDOM Scholarship 2020

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GOKDOM has introduced pre-matric and post-matric scholarships for the backward and minority classes. It also offers other schemes such as fellowships, fee reimbursement schemes, food and accommodation, madrasa schemes and more.

GOKDOM Scholarship offers finance and assistance to the minority students of Karnataka wishing to pursue higher studies abroad in various courses. The scholarship scheme ensures that the financial aids and incentives reach the needy and deserving students on time.


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GOKDOM Pre-Matric Scholarship

The GOKDOM Pre-Matric Scholarship provides the minority students with funds as per the class in which they are studying. This scholarship scheme is available for the students below class X (except class I) and aims to provide better opportunities to these students. The Government of Karnataka offers to help the students plan their higher studies with the financial help provided by the state.

The eligibility criteria for GOKDOM Pre-Matric scholarship is:

  1. The student must have scored a minimum of 50% in the last annual examination (except class I)
  2. The annual income of the family must be less than 1 lakh.
  3. Applicants who belong to the Karnataka state are eligible to apply.
  4. Students from another state studying in Karnataka are eligible to apply for this scholarship
  5. Candidates who belong to Karnataka but studying in another state are also eligible for this scholarship

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GOKDOM Post-Matric Scholarship

The GOKDOM Post-Matric Scholarship is offered to the students after passing class X by the Karnataka government. This scholarship scheme provides the eligible candidates with school fees, stationery fees, maintenance charges, and other allowances.

GOKDOM offers several scholarship schemes to the minority students of the state. The registration process for this scholarship is conducted every year from August to September.

Eligibility criteria for GOKDOM Post-Matric scholarship are:

  1. The candidate must have passed class 10th from a recognized state board or central board of education and scored at least 50% in their last qualifying semester or year
  2. The annual income of the family of the applicant must be less than 2 lakhs
  3. The candidate must be pursuing a regular course of education and be a permanent resident of Karnataka state.
  4. Students from another state studying in Karnataka are eligible to apply for this scholarship
  5. Candidates who belong to Karnataka but studying in another state are also eligible for this scholarship

Check Out: Post Matric Scholarship


GOKDOM Scholarship Status

Candidates who have applied for any of the GOKDOM Scholarship schemes offered by the state can check the status of their application from the official website. If you have applied for a pre-matric or a post-matric scholarship, you can check the status of your application as follows-

Pre-Matric ScholarshipPost-Matric Scholarship
Select the search type (School district wise/Student ID/Student name)Enter your registration ID
Select the yearEnter DOB
Enter the student nameEnter the security code
Click search and check the status of your applicationClick search and check the status of your application

GOKDOM Declaration form

The Karnataka government offers the scholarship programs under GOKDOM to the minority communities of the state. As a result of this, the candidates applying for the scholarship are required to submit a declaration form of the minority community.

It is a compulsory document that identifies the candidate as a part of a minority community of the state and thus as eligible for the GOKDOM 

GOKDOM Scholarship – Documents required

Documents required at the time of applying for the scholarship are:

  1. Aadhaar Card
  2. Institute Verification Form
  3. Self-Declaration of Income Certificate
  4. Self-Declaration of Minority or Community Certificate
  5. Proof of bank in the name of the student
  6. Domicile certificate
  7. 2 passport size photograph

Check Out: Pre Matric Scholarship


GOKDOM Scholarship list

The list of the various scholarships schemes offered under GOKDOM is:

  1. Pre-Matric Scholarship for Minorities of Karnataka
  2. Post-Matric Scholarship for Minorities of Karnataka
  3. Merit-Cum-Means Scholarship for Minorities, Karnataka
  4. National Overseas Scholarship for Minority Community Students, Karnataka
  5. The incentive for SSLC & 2nd PUC Students, Karnataka
  6. MPhil and Ph.D. Fellowship for Minority Students, Karnataka

GOKDOM Incentive

The list of the incentive received under various scholarships with their application period is given below-

Scholarship NameApplication PeriodAwards
Pre-Matric Scholarship for Minorities of KarnatakaAugust to SeptemberThis scholarship provides admission fee, tuition fee, and maintenance allowance
Post-Matric Scholarship for Minorities of KarnatakaAugust to SeptemberThis scholarship provides admission fee, tuition fee, and maintenance allowance
Merit-Cum-Means Scholarship for Minorities, KarnatakaAugust to SeptemberThe scholarship amount received is up to Rs. 30,000
National Overseas Scholarship for Minority Community Students, KarnatakaMay to JulyThe scholarship amount is up to 20 lakhs per annum up to 2 years covering the living expenses, cost of course, and one side airfare
The incentive for SSLC & 2nd PUC Students, KarnatakaAugust to SeptemberA one-time incentive of Rs. 10,000 to SSLC students and Rs. 20,000 to 2nd PUC students
MPhil and Ph.D. Fellowship for Minority Students, KarnatakaMay to JulyFellowship amount up to Rs. 25,000 (per month). A contingency grant of Rs. 10,000 per annum

Check Out: Karnataka State Eligibility Test


GOKDOM Scholarship Eligibility

The eligibility criteria laid by the GOKDOM differs according to the various scholarship schemes. However, the basic and most important criteria to apply for any of these schemes is that the student must belong to a minority community and be a permanent resident of the Karnataka state.

The specific eligibility criteria for different scholarships (Except for pre-matric and post-matric scholarship scheme) is given below-

Scholarship NameEligibility Criteria
Merit-Cum-Means Scholarship for Minorities, KarnatakaThe candidate must be pursuing graduation or post-graduation in a professional/technical stream student must have scored more than 50% in the previous examination annual family income should not be more than 2.5 lakhs
National Overseas Scholarship for Minority Community Students, KarnatakaThe age of the applicant should not be more than 38 years from the commencement of the course marks obtained in the previous examination must be 60% or its equivalent grade this scholarship is available only for elective courses
The incentive for SSLC & 2nd PUC Students, KarnatakaThe candidate must have passed class X or XII with 85% marks or above
MPhil and PhD. Fellowship for Minority Students, KarnatakaThe age of the candidate must not be more than 35 years annual income of the family must be less than 6 lakh government Employees or full-time employees are not eligible to apply

GOKDOM Online application

All the scholarships are offered by the directorate of minorities to provide equal opportunities and financial aid to deserving students. The application process for most of these scholarships is conducted online while some can be applied offline too.

The scholarships that are centrally sponsored can be applied through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP).

List of the scholarships and the respective portal to apply:

Scholarship NameApplication Portal
Pre-Matric Scholarship for Minorities of KarnatakaApply online through NSP
Post-Matric Scholarship for Minorities of KarnatakaApply online through NSP
Merit-Cum-Means Scholarship for Minorities, KarnatakaApply online through NSP
National Overseas Scholarship for Minority Community Students, KarnatakaApply offline through GOKDOM
The incentive for SSLC & 2nd PUC Students, KarnatakaApply offline through GOKDOM
MPhil and PhD. Fellowship for Minority Students, KarnatakaApply offline through GOKDOM

How to Apply for GOKDOM Scholarship?

The steps to apply for the GOKDOM scholarships online are given below:

  1. Visit the official website and register through the Student Registration Form.
  2. Fill in the form with correct and full details and submit the form.
  3. After the registration, students will receive an OTP which has to be entered in the form for authentication.
  4. Login to your account with your mobile number and DOB.
  5. Fill in the scholarship application with the correct details and upload the required documents.
  6. Submit the form after verification.

Check Out: SC-ST Scholarships


GOKDOM UPSC

The Directorate of Minorities, Government of Karnataka apart from offering scholarships for higher education, also sponsors students from minority communities for Pre-Coaching to UPSC and KPSC Civil Services Examination.

This scheme is offered to ensure that the students aspiring for UPSC are given the benefits of professional help and guidance to prepare for their examination.

  1. The candidates for this scheme will be selected based on the aggregate percentage of marks obtained in degree and test conducted by the Directorate of Minorities.
  2. Selected candidates will be sponsored to an institution mentioned in the list of pre-coaching centers.
  3. The full Pre-coaching fee will be sponsored by the Minority Department.
  4. A stipend amount of Rs. 13,000 per candidate (per month) who undergo coaching at Delhi/Hyderabad, Rs. 6,000 per month for outside candidates undergoing coaching in Bengaluru and Rs. 3,000 per month for the local candidate will be paid to selected candidates during the coaching period for a maximum of 7 months

Check Out: DCE Scholarship 2020


GOKDOM UPSC Conditions

  1. The details of the scheme and the form is available at the official website
  2. The annual income of the family should be less than 4.5 lakhs for Category-01 and 3.5 lakhs for others
  3. The last date for the submission of an online application is the month of July
  4. The stipend will be paid only if the candidate has at least 80% attendance per month at the coaching institute

GOKDOM National Overseas Scholarship

The GOKDOM National Overseas Scholarship is provided to students who wish to continue after their graduation and go for further studies. The programs/courses that are eligible for this scholarship include a Master’s degree, Ph.D., and Post-Doctoral Courses. Under this scholarship, the eligible candidates are offered up to 20 lakhs per annum up to 2 years covering the living expenses, cost of course, and one side airfare.

  1. GOKDOM National Overseas Scholarship for Post-Doctoral courses- Candidates must have scored 60% or above in their relevant post-graduation degree
  2. This Scholarship is for Ph.D.- Candidates must have scored 60% or above in their relevant post-graduation degree
  3. GOKDOM National Overseas Scholarship for Master’s Degree- Candidates must have scored 60% or above in their relevant bachelor’s degree
  4. The student must be a domicile of Karnataka
  5. The annual family income of the applicant must not exceed Rs. 6 Lakhs

Check Out: Vidyasiri Scholarships for OBC Students


GOKDOM Contact Number

In case of any query or help regarding the scholarships and other schemes listed at GOKDOM, you can contact the Directorate’s office as below-

  1. Address- Directorate of Minorities,
    20th and 21st floor,
    VV towers (main),
    Dr. B R Ambedkar Veedhi,
    Bangalore- 560001
  2. GOKDOM helpline- 080 22535900
  3. Email- [email protected]
  4. Website- gokdom.kar.nic.in

FAQS

Who can apply for GOKDOM scholarship?

Ans. Students belonging to minority communities who belong to Karnataka and have a domicile can apply for GOKDOM Scholarships.

How can the GOKDOM scholarship be tracked?

Ans. GOKDOM scholarships can be tracked online. Most scholarships can be tracked on the National Scholarship Portal.

How will the scholarship amount be disbursed?

Ans. The amount is disbursed via Direct Fund Transfer. Everything can be tracked online.

How can I get a minority scholarship in Karnataka?

Ans. For getting a minority scholarship in Karnataka the candidate needs to apply for Pre Matric Scholarship under State Scholarship Portal. The application must be approved by Heads of the Institute under NSP within 30/11/2019.


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