DR. AMBEDKAR NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME FOR MERITORIOUS STUDENTS OF SCHEDULED CASTS / SCHEDULED TRIBES

 Background

 

1.         Bharat Ratna Baba Saheb Dr.B.R.Ambedkar is represented is respected all over the country for fighting for the   welfare of poor and, downtrodden and weaker sections.  He made significant contribution in Nation building. Scholarship provided by the Maharaja of Baroda was of considerable significance in the life and achievements of Baba Saheb.  With a view to recognise merit and encourage and motivate students, it is proposed to provide a one-time cash award to the meritorious students of Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) for pursuing higher studies.

 

2.         The scheme would be known as “Dr. Ambedkar National Merit Scholarship Scheme”.

 

3.         This scheme would be implemented by Dr. Ambedkar Foundation, set up under the aegis of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in 1992.

 

 

 NO.OF SCHOLARSHIP

 

      1.                The Ambedkar National Merit Scholarship will be given to three students scoring highest marks in the regular Class X level examination   conducted by the Education Board/Council.  This will be separate for Scheduled casts and Scheduled Tribes.  In case none of the first three eligible students are girls, the girl student scoring the highest marks will get a special award.

 

                       2.                Thus for each of 29 Boards, there shall be four award for SC i.e. 116 awards and likewise another 116 awards for STs. In case more than one student scoring the same marks, the number of awards would be accordingly increased for covering all such eligible students.

 

                       3.                As per 1991 census, 250 no. of special merit scholarship @ Rs.10,000/- each will be awarded to the next highest scoring student after first, second and third position attained by SC/ST students. This will be in addition to the awards indicated at para 2 above.

 

 AMOUNT OF SCHOLARSHIP

 

The scholarship will be given as one-time grant as per the following norms: -

 

I.   

Student securing highest marks

 

Rs.60, 000/-

II.  

Student securing 2nd highest marks

Rs.50, 000/-

III. 

Student securing 3rd highest marks           

Rs.40, 000/-

IV. 

Girl student securing highest marks

(In case she is not in the above three categories)

Rs.40, 000/-

                                                   Total

Rs.1,90,000/-(Per Board/Council)

 

This award amount will be payable over and above any other scholarship/award.

 

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