- 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.
To recognize, promote and assist girl students belonging to
National Minorities who cannot continue their education
due to lack of financial support.
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.
- 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
- 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.
- AMOUNT OF SCHOLARSHIP
Amount of scholarship will be provided Rs.5000/each for
Class IX & X and Rs.6000/-each for Class XI & XII.
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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
(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
(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).
- 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
(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
(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.
- 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.
- MODE OF TRANSFER OF AMOUNT OF
Amount of scholarship will be credited to the
Beneficiary Bank Account directly under Direct Benefit
Transfer (DBT) mode.
- 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.
- 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
- 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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