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“BEGUM HAZRAT MAHAL NATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP”

  1. The Scheme of “Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship”
    for Meritorious Girl Students belonging to the Minority
    Communities was earlier known as “Maulana Azad National
    Scholarship for Meritorious Girls belonging Minorities” and
    the same was launched by the then Prime Minister of India
    (late) Atal Bihari Vajpayee at National Conference of
    Educational & Economic Development of Minorities held on
    03.05.2003 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
  2. OBJECTIVE
    To recognize, promote and assist girl students belonging to
    National Minorities who cannot continue their education
    due to lack of financial support.
  3. SCOPE
    Scholarship will be admissible for expenditure on payment
    of School/College fee, purchase of syllabus books, purchase
    of stationery/equipments required for the course and
    payment of Boarding/Lodging charges.
  4. ANNOUNCEMENT OF SCHEME
    The scheme will be announced by the concerned
    State/Union Territory Administration well in time, by giving
    advertisements in the leading language newspapers and
    local dailies/vernacular and by using other suitable
    publicity media.
  5. MODE OF APPLYING
    The scheme is implemented through the National
    Scholarship Portal (NSP). It is mandatory for all students to
    apply online on the website i.e. www.scholarships.gov.in.
  6. AMOUNT OF SCHOLARSHIP
    Amount of scholarship will be provided Rs.5000/each for
    Class IX & X and Rs.6000/-each for Class XI & XII.
  7. DISTRIBUTION
    Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and Parsis
    have been notified as minority communities under Section 2
    (c) of the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992. The
    distribution of scholarship among the States/Union
    Territories will be made on the basis of population of the
    above notified minorities in the States/ Union Territories of
    Census 2011.
  8. SELECTION PROCEDURE
    The selection of eligible students is based on the %age of
    marks obtained by the candidates in qualifying exam and
    parent’s/ guardian’s annual income. Merit lists are
    prepared for selection of students based on the marks
    obtained in qualifying exam. State-wise-community-wise
    quota is fixed on the basis of minority population of the
    state in accordance to 2011 Census.
  9. EARMARKING FOR BALANCE QUOTA
    Out of total scholarships each State/UTs will be allocated a
    fixed number of scholarships quota on the basis of the
    population of the minorities’ in the concentrated area, for
    which population figures as per 2011census may be relied
    upon. In case sufficient number of eligible application are
    not available from any State/ UTs/Community, then its
    balance quota will be allocated to the same community of
    other State/UTs from where eligible applications have been
    received.
  10. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:
    (i) Only girl students belonging to six notified Minority
    Communities i.e. Muslims, Christians, Sikhs,
    Buddhists, Jains and Parsis are eligible.
    (ii) Scholarship will be awarded to minorities’ girl students
    who are studying in Class 9th to 12th, and have secured
    at-least 50% marks or equivalent grade in aggregate in
    previous class/qualifying exam.
    (iii) Annual income of student’s parent/guardian from all
    sources does not exceed Rs.2.00 lakh.
    (iv) An Income certificate, issued from a Competent
    Authority in the State/UTs Governments is required in
    respect of parent/guardian of the student.
    (v) A self-Certified community Certificate is required from
    a student who has attained 18 years of age. For others
    the Community Certificate certified by
    parent/guardian of the student is required.
    (vi) If a student violates school discipline or any other
    terms and conditions of the scholarship, scholarship
    may be suspended or cancelled. The State
    Government/Union Territory Administration can also
    directly cancel the award if duly satisfied of the
    reasons of violation of these regulations governing the
    scheme.
    (vii) If a student is found to have obtained a scholarship by
    false statement, her scholarship will be cancelled
    forthwith and the amount of the scholarship paid will
    be recovered by the concerned State/UT Govt.
    (viii)The student obtaining benefits under this scheme shall
    not be allowed to avail of benefits under any other
    scheme for this purpose.
    (ix) A student shall be eligible for only one scholarship out
    of all the available Scholarships of Central Government
    meant for SC/ST/OBC/minority.
    (x) Scholarship will not be given to more than two
    students from a family of the same class.
    (xi) No scholarship shall be given for studies abroad for
    any course.
    (xii) There are no fees/charges for either online application
    form or for any other service in this regard.
    (xiii)Students who have entered Aadhaar in their online
    application correctly and Aadhaar seeded with any of
    their bank account, in such cases the amount of
    scholarship will be credited to Aadhaar seeded bank
    account only (though student has mentioned any other
    non-seeded bank account in online application).
  11. INSTRUCTIONS RELATED TO BANK ACCOUNT
    DETAILS (to be filled by the students in online
    application form are as under):
    (i) Students must select their bank/branch name
    carefully from the drop down list.
    (ii) Thereafter the complete account no. must be entered
    correctly. Students are suggested to get their account
    number verified by their concerned Bank Branch
    including Bank account number and IFS Code.
    (iii) Disclaimer (*If bank details entered by students are
    found incorrect or not validated by the student’s bank,
    the scholarship will be cancelled/amount will not be
    transferred even though the application is approved for
    scholarship).
    (iv) Bank Account holders must check their ‘Know your
    Customer’ (KYC) status from bank and if required the
    KYC must be done for successful transaction of
    scholarship amount.
    (v) Bank Account must be operational/active till the
    scholarship is disbursed.
    (vi) Bank Account must be preferably in any scheduled
    Bank with core banking facility and proper IFS Code.
    (vii) Bank Account must be in the name of either the
    student or a joint account of student with either
    mother or father or a legal guardian only.
  12. RENEWAL OF SCHOLARSHIP:
    No applications for renewal of scholarships will be
    entertained. Since the applications are open for all
    classes, i.e. from 9th to 12th, the beneficiaries will have
    to apply afresh for each class.
  13. MODE OF TRANSFER OF AMOUNT OF
    SCHOLARSHIP:
    Amount of scholarship will be credited to the
    Beneficiary Bank Account directly under Direct Benefit
    Transfer (DBT) mode.
  14. STUDENTS ALREADY GETTING SCHOLARSHIP:
    Student getting scholarship under any scholarship
    scheme, being implemented by the Central/State
    Government shall not be eligible to get scholarship
    under this scheme.
  15. CANCELATION OF SCHOLARSHIP:
    i. Scholarship shall be deemed discontinued with any
    gap of academic session in studies at any time due to
    any reason; the awarded scholarship may be
    suspended or cancelled.
    ii. No claim for fresh/renewal of scholarship will be
    entertained from those applicants who have failed to
    submit their application in the prescribed time limit.
    iii. If student is found to have obtained scholarship by
    false statement/certificates, scholarship will be
    cancelled and the amount of the scholarship paid shall
    be recovered, at the discretion of the concerned State
    Government/UTs Administration.
  16. CHANGING IN RULES:
    All rules are subject to change from time to time, as
    and when required, which will be binding on all.
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