There are a lot of students who belong to backward caste and categories. Due to this reason they are not motivated to study further. Keeping this situation in mind the Government of India implements various kinds of scholarship schemes for students belonging to OBC category. So that they are motivated to continue their education despite any kind of financial or social constraints. The Government of India have launched OBC scholarship scheme. Through this scheme scholarship will be provided to the students belonging to the OBC category. This article will cover complete details regarding OBC scholarship 2023. You will get to know how you will be able to apply under this scheme. Other than that you will also get details regarding its objective, benefits, features, eligibility, required documents, application procedure etc
What Is OBC Scholarship 2023?
The central government have launched OBC scholarship scheme. Through this scheme students belonging to other backward classes will be provided scholarship so that they can continue their education despite any kind of financial hurdles. Under this scheme scholarships at various levels will be provided to the students which will cover their educational fees. The government is going to provide scholarship up to Rs 25000. all those students who are interested to get benefit of this scheme are required to apply online through the official website. Now students are not required to depend on anyone in order to get education as the Government of India is going to finance their education. This scheme will reduce the dropout rate among the other backward class category. Other than that with the implementation of this scheme literacy ratio will also be improved
Details Of OBC Scholarship
|Name||OBC Scholarship 2023|
|Launched by||Various Departments|
|Objective||Providing financial funds|
|Beneficiaries||OBC category students|
Objective of OBC Scholarship 2023
Indian government presents a lot of welfare schemes for the people from the backward caste and categories; sometimes these schemes are provided in a way of a scholarship. People who belong to the OBC categories can apply for the scholarships that are listed on the official website of the national scholarship portal. One of the main objectives of OBC Scholarship is to provide opportunities to people who otherwise are not very lucky in terms of education. One of the main benefits of helping students to continue their education is to provide proper and responsible human resources for the coming generation. Sometimes the students are sent abroad so that they can continue their education in different countries with a lot of other resources available to them in the form of scholarships.
List Of Scholarships
The following scholarships will be provided to the students in this scholarship:-
|Name of the Scholarship||Awarding Authority|
|Central Sector Scheme for National Overseas||Government|
|Merit Scholarship for OBC Students (Delhi)||Delhi Government|
|National fellowship for OBC||Government|
|Post-matric Scholarship||All-State Governments|
|Pre-matric Scholarship||All-State Governments|
|Name of the Scholarship||Scholarship Slots/ Application Period (Tentative)|
|Central Sector Scheme for National Overseas||Updated Soon|
|Merit Scholarship for OBC Students (Delhi)||Updated Soon|
|National fellowship for OBC||Updated Soon|
|ONGC Scholarship||Updated Soon|
|Post-matric Scholarship||Updated Soon|
|Pre-matric Scholarship||Updated Soon|
Details Of The Scholarships
The applicant must go through the following details of the scholarship:-
|Name of the Scholarship||Details|
|Central Sector Scheme for National Overseas||This scheme is for selected OBC students or professionals who wish to pursue a Master’s or Ph.D. in a foreign university. The fields of study eligible under this scheme are Engineering, Management, Agricultural Science, and Medicine. 30% of the scholarships are allotted to female applicants and 25 scholarships are provided per subject per year. The Ph.D. candidates are offered a fellowship for 4 years and the master’s candidates are offered a fellowship for 3 years. The scholars also get other allowance apart from the scholarship prize such as incidence journey allowance, visa fees, poll tax, medical insurance, airfare, local travel allowance, and other benefits.|
|Merit Scholarship for OBC Students (Delhi)||The Department of the welfare of SC/ST/OBC/Minorities, Delhi offers merit-based scholarships for OBC students of class 6th to 12th and professionals in colleges or technical institutes. The maximum allowance for technical students is up to INR 1,620 per month and up to INR 4,500 per annum for other OBC students. The scholarship is divided into 3 categories: pre-matric, post-matric, and merit-cum-means.|
|National fellowship for OBC||This scholarship is an initiative of the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India to financially aid OBC students and enable them to pursue higher education leading to degrees such as M.Phil. and Ph.D. The government provides 300 scholarships for Junior Research Fellow (JRF) and Senior Research Fellow (SRF) and the scheme covers all universities recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC). The JRF students can avail of the fellowship for 2 years and if the research work is progressive then the students can continue as SRF for another 3 years. The scholarship is also applicable to PwD students who belong to the OBC category (they get 3% reservation out of 300 slots). The selected students also receive allowances such as HRA, medical, and leave apart from the scholarship stipend|
|ONGC Scholarship||Oil and Gas Corporate Limited (ONGC) offers 1000 scholarships to OBC and economically backward general students who are in their first year of graduation or post-graduation course. The students are awarded a maintenance allowance of INR 4,000 per month.|
|Post-matric Scholarship||The aim of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students studying in the post-matric or post-secondary stage to enable them to complete their education. This is a 100% centrally sponsored scheme implemented through State governments and Union territories. The scholars are paid non-refundable fees (for tuition, games, union, library, etc), charges for study tours, and thesis typing. The OBC candidates belonging to one state but pursuing the course in another state are awarded a scholarship by competing authorities in that state. The government has spent about INR 720 crores on this scholarship and lakhs of students have been awarded it.|
|Pre-matric Scholarship||The objective of the scheme is to motivate OBC students studying at the pre-matric stage in government schools or private schools recognized by appropriate authorities to pursue a quality education. The students receive a monthly stipend of up to INR 500 per annum. The scholarship is tenable only in institutions that have been recognized by State Governments or Union Territory administration. Also, there is a 50% contribution of the Central Government in this scheme. The governments have spent INR 79 Lacs of rupees through this fellowship.|
The applicant must follow the following scholarship eligibility criteria in order to apply for it:-
|Name of the Scholarship||Eligibility Criteria|
|Central Sector Scheme for National Overseas||Candidates pursuing their Ph.D. or master’s are eligible to apply The candidate must have scored a minimum of 60% marks in their previous course Candidates should not be over 35 years of age The candidate’s annual family income must be less than INR 3 lakh from all sources.|
|Merit Scholarship for OBC Students (Delhi)||Students from class 6th to 12th are eligible Candidates pursuing professional courses should have secured a minimum of 60% marks in their Class 12 or equivalent. The income of the family from all sources should not exceed INR 2,00,000|
|National fellowship for OBC||Candidates must belong to the OBC category with documents to support the same Total family income from all sources should not be over INR 6,00,000 Must have completed post-graduation Transgender candidates are eligible to apply. Reservation shall be provided as per the norms laid out by the Government of India. Candidates who are already registered for Ph.D./ MPhil are eligible for the award of the fellowship. Selection is made based on the merit of the candidate.|
|ONGC Scholarship||Candidates must be pursuing their 1st year in professional courses such as engineering or medicine. Candidates pursuing an MBA are also eligible. Candidates pursuing a master’s in Geophysics or Geology are eligible as well. Candidates must have secured not less than 60% marks in their class 12. The courses the candidates opt for must be recognized by the AICTE The upper age limit should be under 30 years of age.|
|Post-matric Scholarship||Primarily eligibility criteria are that students have to be from the OBC category. Other eligibility criteria vary according to the respective state.|
|Pre-matric Scholarship||The scholarship is sanctioned to students whose family annual income does not exceed INR 2.5 Lakh per annum. For applicants in Delhi, the annual family income limit is INR 44,500 per annum (for even more financially weaker students).|
Rewards Of The Scholarship
The following rewards will be provided to the people in this scholarship:-
Central Sector Scheme for National Overseas
|Value of Fellowship||Faculty||Time Period (yrs.)|
|INR 31,000 per month (JRF) INR 35,000 per month (SRF)||Respective Faculty of Science, Humanities, Social Science, Engineering and Technology||Initial 2 years Rest of the tenure|
|INR 10,000 per annum INR 25,000 per annum||Contingency for Humanities & Social Science||Initial 2 years Rest of the tenure|
|INR 12,000 per annum INR 25,000 per annum||Contingency for Science, Engineering & Technology||Initial 2 years Rest of the tenure|
|INR 3,000 per annum per student to the host institution||Department assistance (all subjects)|
|INR 2,000 per month in case of physically and visually handicapped students||Reader’s assistance (all subjects)|
Merit Scholarship for OBC Students (Delhi)
|Group Name||Day Scholar Allowance (per month) – Hostellers Allowance (per month)|
|Group A – Degree courses – Medical, Engineering, B.Sc. Agri, Forensic science||INR 1620 – INR 900|
|Group B – (I) Postgraduate course in a technical/professional course||INR 1860 – INR 960|
|Group B – (II) Diploma Level courses- Engineering, Architecture, Applied Nutrition, Printing technology||INR 1110 – INR 720|
|Group C – (I) Certificate course – Engineering and architecture||INR 930 – INR 630|
|Group C – (II) Medicine diploma courses – Agriculture/Veterinary Science, Dairy, Fishery, public health||INR 930 – INR 630|
|Group C – (III) Degree or postgraduate diploma or postgraduate courses – Music, Fine Arts, Law||INR 930 – INR 630|
|Group D – (I) General course at Undergraduate level||INR 804 – INR 420|
|GroupD – (II) Postgraduate course in Arts and Commerce||INR 930 – INR 630|
National fellowship for OBC
|Fellowship in Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences||JRF||INR 25,000/-p.m. for the initial two years|
|SRF||INR 28,000/-p.m. for the remaining duration|
|Contingency A||Humanities & Social Sciences||INR 10,000/-p.a. for the initial two years|
|INR .20,500/-p.a. for the remaining duration|
|Contingency B||Sciences, Engineering Technology||INR 12,000/-p.a. for the initial two years|
|INR 25,000/-p.a. for the remaining duration|
|Escorts/Reader assistance||All Subjects||INR 2,000/- p.m. in cases of physically Handicapped and blind candidates|
|HRA||All Subjects||As per the rules of the respective institution|
|Eligible Course List||Tenure||Award (per month)|
|Graduate in Engineering||4||INR 4,000|
|Master in Geology/Geophysics||2||INR 4,000|
|Details||Day Scholars (per month)||Hostellers (per month)|
|Group A Degree & postgraduate course such as Ph.D. (medicine) M.PhilCommercial pilot licensePostgraduate Diploma in Medicine & ManagementICWA/CA/CSPostdoctoral programs, Ph.D., M.PhilLLM||INR 750||INR 350|
|Group B Graduate & postgraduate in Nursing and PharmacyPostgraduate courses in MA, M.Com & M.Sc.)||INR 510||INR 335|
|Group C – All other courses: B.Sc., B.A., B.com||INR 400||INR 210|
|Group D – All post-matriculation level non-degree courses – ITI, Three-year Diploma (Polytechnic)||INR 260||INR 160|
Pre-matric Scholarship Details
|Admission fee: class VI to X||INR 500 per annum||INR 500 per annum|
|Tuition fee: class VI to X||INR 350 per month||INR 350 per month|
|Maintenance allowance is payable for only 10 months in an academic year|
|Class I to V||–||INR 100 per month|
|Class VI to X||INR 600 per month||INR 100 per month|
Application Procedure Under OBC Scholarship
The applicant must follow the following application procedure in this scholarship:-
|Name of the Scholarship||Application Procedure|
|Central Sector Scheme for National Overseas||Candidates are required to obtain an application form from the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India. Fill in the required details and attach relevant documents mentioned in the application. Send it back to the Ministry after completing all required processes. Employed candidates are required to send the application form through their employers. Such candidates are also required to attach their tax assessment details and salary slip.|
|Merit Scholarship for OBC Students (Delhi)||Candidates need to visit e-District Delhi and fill in the required details. The process is done entirely online as no offline application form exists. Relevant documents, such as income certificate, caste certificate, bank passbook (copy), fee receipt, passport size photo, and Aadhar card are to be uploaded.|
|National fellowship for OBC||Candidates are required to visit the official UGC website and check the relevant links to apply for the scholarship The application is presented in two parts are candidates are required to fill both Fill the relevant fields such as contact details and personal information Educational details such as institute details, postgraduate qualifications, research topics are to be filled in|
|ONGC Scholarship||The application process is done entirely online Candidates are required to visit the official website of ONGC at https://www.ongcindia.com/ to access the application form Fill in the required fields and upload documents as mentioned in the guidelines. Other documents such as the ECS are to be duly filled by the respective bank and uploaded to the site to complete the application process.|
|Post-matric Scholarship||Scholarships can be applied in either offline or online mode (in the respective state’s scholarship portal) Relevant documents are to be uploaded, such as caste certificate, income certificate, and marks sheet|
|Pre-matric Scholarship||The application process is to be handled by the respective school authorities on the student’s behalf.|
Check Beneficiary List
- Open the official website of the related scholarship program.
- The homepage of the website will open on the screen.
- Now from the homepage, click on the Beneficiary Details option.
- A new page will open on the screen.
- Enter the details like application number, date of birth, etc.
- Now click on the get details option.
Points To Remember
- This scholarship program is only valid for other backward-class applicants.
- Applications are suggested to check eligibility before applying for this scholarship program.
- He or she must be from the OBC category.
- The applicant must have a valid mobile number and email ID that should remain active in the upcoming days.
- You must keep all the documents ready before applying for the scholarship.
- Prefer using a laptop or a desktop for the online application process for the scholarship.
- Check the application form before finally submitting it.
- Fill out the application form before the last date to avoid the last date, Rush.
OBC Scholarship 2023 FAQs
If you want to apply for the OBC certificate then you will first have to visit the official website of the national scholarship portal and then you have to click on the listed scholarships that are specifically available for the OBC categories.
If you want to apply for the OBC scholarship 2023 then you must be a permanent resident of India and you must also belong to the OBC category. Make sure to submit the application form as soon as possible.
Yes, the students are requested to submit their OBC scholarship certificate to the concerned authority after they have got it delivered from the concerned authorities. Make sure to renew it every year to be eligible.
If you want to get your OBC certificate then you are requested to visit the concerned authorities and then you will have to wait for the confirmation and apply for the certificate as per the affidavits that they have mentioned.