OBC Scholarship: Check Different Types of Scholarship with its Eligibility

There are numerous scholarships that are introduced every year for all students on the basis of different criteria. In this post we will talk about the OBC Scholarship which is introduced mainly for the students of OBC Category Other Backward Class). Through this OBC Scholarship students will get financial assistance for their education. As there are many students who drop out of school or college due to financial crises. Under this OBC Scholarship government will offer 850 crores for all the OBC Community students.

OBC Scholarship
OBC Scholarship

There are various types of scholarships under the OBC Scholarship section, each has its own eligibility criteria, financial assistance, and a specific official website for registration. Now read this article completely to know every detail. In this article, we cover all the types of scholarships and their specific details.

Importance of the OBC Scholarship

Scholarships play an important role in the lives of students who want external financial support as they belong to unstable financial families. So, to complete education it is very important to avail the benefits of different scholarships. The OBC Scholarship is specially started for the students who belong to the OBC Community. Under OBC Scholarship students will get benefits on the basis of Caste, Financial criteria, State, Cities, Course in which students are involved, or sex. These are some criteria on the basis of which students get financial support.

  • Most of the students who belong to the economically weaker section are very talented but the barrier between their dreams is the high rising amount of school and college fees.
  • But as if now more than 1000s of scholarships are introduced every month for every group of students, whether they are school-going students or enroll in undergraduate or postgraduate courses.

Also Read: EWS Scholarship

Objective of the OBC Scholarship

The main aim of the OBC Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to all the students of the country who belong to the OBC Community irrespective of Financial criteria, State, Cities, Course in which students are involved, or sex. These are some criteria on the basis of which students get financial support. Most of the students who belong to the economically weaker section are very talented but the barrier between their dreams is the high rising amount of school and college fees. The amount of benefits students will get depends on the type of scholarship.

Key Highlights of the OBC Scholarship

Launched ByVarious Department of India
Name of ScholarshipOBC Scholarship
ObjectiveTo financially support OBC Students for education
BenefitsFinancial Assistance
Eligibility CriteriaStudents from OBC Category
Type of Scholarship6
Mode of ApplicationOnline

List of Scholarships

Name of the ScholarshipAwarding Authority
Central Sector Scheme for National OverseasGovernment
Merit Scholarship for OBC Students (Delhi)Delhi Government
National fellowship for OBCGovernment
ONGC ScholarshipGovernment
Post-matric ScholarshipAll-State Governments
Pre-matric ScholarshipAll-State Governments

Central Sector Scheme for National Overseas

Central Sector Scheme for National Overseas scholarship is for the students who belong to OBC Community and are enrolled in Professional courses like Masters and Ph.D. from foreign universities. Under this scholarship, 30% of girls and 25% of boys are eligible for receiving the benefits on the basis of the course they are enrolled in. The students from the following stream are eligible for scholarships: Engineering, Management, Agricultural Science, and Medicine.Ph.D. students get scholarships for 4 years and Master’s students will get benefits for 3 years. Along with this other benefits will also be received by the selected students.

Also Read: National Overseas Scholarship for SC Students

Eligibility Criteria
  • Students must enrol in a PhD or Master’s course.
  • Age of the applicant should not be more than 35 years.
  • The family annual income cannot exceed 3 lakh.
  • Students must score at least 60% marks in their previous class.
Rewards
Value of FellowshipFacultyTime Period (yrs.)
INR 31,000 per month for (JRF) and INR 35,000 per month for (SRF)Faculty of Science, Humanities, Social Science, Engineering and Technologyfirst two years and the remaining tenure
INR 10,000 per annum and INR 25,000 per annumContingency for Humanities & Social Sciencefirst two years and the remaining tenure
INR 12,000 per annum INR 25,000 per annumContingency for Science, Engineering & Technologyfirst two years and the remaining tenure
INR 3,000 per annum per student to the host institutionDepartment assistance (all subjects) 

Merit Scholarship For OBC Students

Under Merit Scholarship For OBC Students, candidates who are in class 6th to 12 and those who are in professional courses are eligible for merit-based scholarships from the Delhi Department of the Welfare of SC/ST/OBC/Minorities. The maximum allowance of INR 1,620 per month will be given to the technical students and INR 4,500 per year for all other OBC students. There are three categories for the scholarship: pre-matric, post-matric, and merit cum means.

Also Read: NSP Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria
  • Students from class 6th to 12th standard are eligible for this scholarship.
  • Students must score at least 60% marks in their previous class.
  • The family annual income cannot exceed 2 lakh.
Rewards
Group NameDay Scholar Allowance (per month) – Hostellers Allowance (per month)
Group A – Degree courses – Medical, Engineering, B.Sc. Agri, Forensic scienceINR 1620 – INR 900
Group B – (I) Postgraduate course in a technical/professional courseINR 1860 – INR 960
Group B – (II) Diploma Level courses- Engineering, Architecture, Applied Nutrition, Printing technologyINR 1110 – INR 720
Group C – (I) Certificate course – Engineering and architectureINR 930 – INR 630
Group C – (II) Medicine diploma courses – Agriculture/Veterinary Science, Dairy, Fishery, public healthINR 930 – INR 630
Group C – (III) Degree or postgraduate diploma or postgraduate courses – Music, Fine Arts, LawINR 930 – INR 630
Group D – (I) General course at Undergraduate levelINR 804 – INR 420
GroupD – (II) Postgraduate course in Arts and CommerceINR 930 – INR 630  
Group NameDay Scholar Allowance (per month) – Hostellers Allowance (per month)

National fellowship for OBC

The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India has started a National fellowship for OBC students so that they will avail the benefit of financial assistance to cover their educational expenses. Students get enrolled in professional courses like:  M.Phil. and Ph.D. The UGC will offer 300 scholarships for JRF and SRF. Students who are physically disabled and belong to OBC Community will get the scholarship along with this they will also get HRA, Medical expenses and other benefits.

Also Read: Central Sector Scholarship

Eligibility Criteria
  • Applicants must belong to the OBC Community.
  • The family annual income cannot exceed 6 lakh.
  • Students must complete their post graduation from a recognised college.
  • Candidates who are already enrolled in a Ph.D. or M.Phil. programmes are eligible to receive the fellowship.
Rewards
DetailsSubjectAward
INR 10,000/-per month for the duration of two years INR .20,500/-per month. for the remaining durationJRFINR 25,000/ per month for the duration of two years
SRF INR 28,000/- per month for the remaining duration
Contingency AHumanities & Social SciencesINR 12,000/-per month for the initial two yearsINR 25,000/-per month. for the remaining duration
Contingency BSciences, Engineering TechnologyINR 12,000/-per month  for the initial two yearsINR 25,000/-per month. for the remaining duration
Escorts/Reader assistanceAll SubjectsINR 2,000/- per month for physically disabled and blind candidates
HRAAll SubjectsAs per the guidance of the concerned authority

ONGC Scholarship

For OBC and economically disadvantaged students who are in their first year of graduation or post-graduate course, will get a monthly maintenance payment of INR 4,000 as financial help. This scholarship has been created by the Oil and Gas Corporate Limited (ONGC). They introduced around 1000 scholarships for OBC students.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Candidates must be enrolled in professional courses like: Engineering, Medical or MBA in their first year.
  • Students must score at least 60% marks in their 12 standards.
  • Students from Geology and Geophysics are also eligible for this scholarship.
  • Age of the applicant should not be more than 30 years.
Rewards
Eligible Course ListTenureAward (per month)
Graduate in Engineering4INR 4,000
Master in Geology/Geophysics2INR 4,000
MBA2INR 4,000
MBBS4INR 4,000

Post-matric Scholarship

Post Matric Scholarship is a scholarship that is introduced by various state governments or central governments for students who passed class 10th standard to 12th and from undergraduate to postgraduate level. Under this scholarship students will get Non-refundable fees for tuition, gaming, union, library, and other fees as well as study tour and thesis type costs are reimbursed to the scholars. This scholarship has cost the government approximately INR 720 crores.

Eligibility Criteria
  • Applicants must belong to the OBC Community.
Rewards
DetailsDay Scholars (per month)Hostellers (per month)
Group A Degree & postgraduate course such as Ph.D. (medicine) M.PhilCommercial Pilot licence Postgraduate Diploma in Medicine & Management CWA/CA/CS Postdoctoral programs, Ph.D., M.PhilLLMINR 750INR 350
Group B Graduate & postgraduate in Nursing and Pharmacy Postgraduate courses in MA, M.Com &  M.Sc.INR 510INR 335
Group C – All other courses: B.Sc.,  B.A., B.comINR 400INR 210
Group D – All post-matriculation level non-degree courses – ITI, Three-year Diploma (Polytechnic)INR 260INR 160

Pre Matric Scholarship

Pre-Matric Scholarship is a broad category of scholarship that is introduced by various state governments or central governments for the students who are enrolled in class 1st to 10th standard. A monthly stipend of up to INR 500 is given to the students each year. Only institutions recognized by State Governments or Union Territory administrations are eligible to receive the scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria
  • The family annual income of the candidate should not exceed 2.5 lakh.
  • For the candidates who are from Delhi, their annual income should not be more than 44,500 per annum.
Rewards
ItemHostellersDay Scholars
Admission fee: class VI to XINR 500 per annumINR 500 per annum
Tuition fee: class VI to XINR 350 per monthINR 350 per month
Maintenance allowance is payable for only 10 months in an academic year  
Class I to VINR 100 per month
Class VI to XINR 600 per monthINR 100 per month

Application Procedure for OBC Scholarship

  • Applicants first need to visit the official website of their particular scholarship from which you want to avail the benefits.
  • After that the homepage will appear on your screen, where you have to click on the Registration button.
  • Now the registration page will appear on your screen, here you have to fill all the required details like:
    • Name
    • Class
    • DOB
    • Address
    • School name
    • Caste
    • Family income, etc.
  • After filling all these details, upload the necessary documents.
  • Now click on the submit button to complete the application process.

FAQs

How many scholarships are covered under OBC Scholarship?

Under OBC Scholarship there are 6 different types of scholarships with different criteria.

Who can apply under OBC Scholarship?

Every scholarship has different eligibility criteria but the criteria which is common for all the scholarships is that applicants must belong to OBC Community.

What is the aim of introducing these OBC Scholarships?

The main aim of OBC Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to all the students of the country who belong to OBC Community.

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