Puducherry Scholarship 2024: Complete List and Eligibility Criteria

If you are a resident of the Puducherry area then you will highly benefit through the latest scholarship opportunities available by the organization for the residents of this specific area. In this article, we have shared with all of you the eligibility criteria and the step-by-step procedure through which you will be able to apply for the Puducherry scholarship 2024. We will also share with you all the benefits and the application procedure that you must undertake while applying for the scholarship. 

Puducherry Scholarship
Puducherry Scholarship

About Puducherry Scholarship 2024

10 scholarship schemes are available for the residents of Puducherry in the year 2021 and you can apply for the scholarships by going to the official website of the national scholarship portal or the state scholarship portal and filling up the application form. The dates related to the scholarship are different for different scholarships. You have to just fill up the application form with your important documents in order to get the benefit of the scholarship within the time frame allotted by the authorities. A lot of different benefits will be available to the beneficiaries in the various scholarships available by the organizations. 

Puducherry Scholarship Overview 

Name Puducherry Scholarship 2024
Launched byPuducherry Government
Objective Providing scholarship opportunities
Beneficiaries Students of the Pondicherry City
Official site Puducherry

Important Dates 

Name Important Dates 
Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Pre Matric Puducherry Scholarship for SC Students (Class IX & X)Closing Date: 31-12-2023
Defective Verificaion Date: 15-01-2024
Institute Verification Date: 15-01-2024
Post-Matric Centrally Sponsored Puducherry Scheme 2024 for SC Students (Class XI to XII)Closing Date: 31-12-2023
Defective Verificaion Date: 15-01-2024
Institute Verification Date: 15-01-2024
Pre-Matric Scholarship to Other Economically Backward Class Students of VI to X (2020-21)Update Soon
Pre Matric Puducherry Scholarship Centrally Sponsored Scheme For ST Students (Class IX & X)Closing Date: 31-12-2023
Defective Verificaion Date: 15-01-2024
Institute Verification Date: 15-01-2024
Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Post Matric Puducherry Scholarship for ST StudentsClosing Date: 31-12-2023
Defective Verificaion Date: 15-01-2024
Institute Verification Date: 15-01-2024
Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Pre Matric Scholarship to OBC Students (Class I to X)Closing Date: 20-01-2024
Defective Verificaion Date: 15-02-2024
Institute Verification Date: 15-02-2024
Post-Matric Centrally Sponsored Puducherry Scheme to OBC Students 2022Closing Date: 20-01-2024
Defective Verificaion Date: 15-02-2024
Institute Verification Date: 15-02-2024
Pre Matric Scholarship to SC Students Class 6 to Class 10Closing Date: 31-12-2023
Defective Verificaion Date: 15-01-2024
Institute Verification Date: 15-01-2024
Dr Ambedkar Grant of Financial Assistance Puducherry scheme to SC Students studying in Professional CollegesUpdated Soon
Grant of ADHOC  Merit Puducherry Scholarship to SC StudentsClosing Date: 31-12-2023
Defective Verificaion Date: 15-01-2024
Institute Verification Date: 15-01-2024

Details Of Puducherry Scholarship 

The following are the details of the scholarship available by the Pondicherry government:-

Name Details 
Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Pre Matric Puducherry Scholarship for SC Students (Class IX & X)Puducherry Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC Students introduced by The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment. It is launched to support the parents of SC children for the education of their wards those who are studying in classes IX to X. This Scholarship also helps to minimize the drop-out of transition from the elementary to the secondary stage.  By this SC Children can improve their participation in classes IX to X at their pre-matric stage and also they can perform better and get a better opportunity for moving ahead to the post-matric stage of their education.  
Post-Matric Centrally Sponsored Puducherry Scheme 2021 for SC Students (Class XI to XII)Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Post Matric Scholarship for SC Students provides/supplements financial assistance to the Scheduled Caste Students who are studying at post-matriculation or post-secondary stage. This scheme makes sure that these students will complete their education.
Pre-Matric Scholarship to Other Economically Backward Class Students of VI to X (2020-21)The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment introduced a Pre-Matric Scholarship to other economically backward class students who want to support the Parents of EBC children for the education of their wards those who are studying in VI to X so that the incidence of drop-out especially in the transition from the elementary to the secondary stage is minimized. By this EBC children can improve their participation in classes VI to X at their Pre-matric stage and also they can perform better and get a better opportunity for moving ahead to the post-matric stage of their education.
Pre Matric Puducherry Scholarship Centrally Sponsored Scheme For ST Students (Class IX & X)Centrally Sponsored Puducherry Scheme of Pre Matric Scholarship for Needy ST Students support parents of ST children for the schooling of their wards those who are studying in classes IX and X. This Scholarship also helps to minimize the drop-out of transition from the elementary to the secondary stage. By this SC Children can improve their participation in classes IX to X at their pre-matric stage and also they can perform better and get a better opportunity for moving ahead to the post-matric stage of their education.
Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Post Matric Puducherry Scholarship for ST StudentsThe main motto of this Post matric Puducherry scholarship scheme to ST Students is to provide financial help to the scheduled students at their post-matriculation or post-secondary stage. This scholarship also makes sure that these students complete their education without facing any inconvenience.
Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Pre Matric Scholarship to OBC Students (Class I to X)Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Pre Matric Scholarship to OBC Students (Class I to X)  – Puducherry supports parents of OBC children for the education of their wards studying in classes I to X. This Scholarship also helps to minimize the drop-out of transition from elementary to secondary stage. By this OBC Children can improve their class participation I to X at their pre-matric stage and get a better opportunity for moving ahead to the post-matric stage of their education.
Post-Matric Centrally Sponsored Puducherry Scheme to OBC Students 2021Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Post Matric Scholarship to OBC Students supports parents of OBC children for the education of their wards studying in classes XI to XII. This Scholarship also helps to minimize the drop-out of transition from the elementary to the secondary stage. By this OBC Children can improve their class participation XI to XII at their post-matric stage and get a better opportunity for moving ahead to the post-matric stage of their education.
Pre Matric Scholarship to SC Students Class 6 to Class 10Puducherry Pre Matric Scholarship to SC Students Class 6 to Class 10 provides financial assistance to scheduled caste students to complete their education up to the secondary level and to avoid the drop out of Scheduled caste students from their education.
Dr Ambedkar Grant of Financial Assistance Puducherry scheme to SC Students studying in Professional CollegesDr. Ambedkar for the Grant of Financial Assistance to SC Students studying in Professional Colleges (Graduation Level) – Puducherry grants financial assistance to SC students who have been sponsored by the CENTAC for admission and undergoing Professional Courses in government/government-recognized private colleges and also those SC students who have been admitted in the professional course run by institution/colleges of central /state / U.T. Government on their merit to mitigate their financial hardship in pursuing their higher studies.
Grant of ADHOC  Merit Puducherry Scholarship to SC StudentsThe Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment introduced the Grant of ADHOC  Merit Puducherry Scholarship to SC Students every year. 90 fresh Scholarships will be distributed among the various examinations of the School leaving. First, Degree stages are based on the number of candidates who appeared in those examinations in the preceding year, provided that at least one award is made to each such examination even if it is not entitled to the same on the above basis. 

Eligibility Criteria 

The applicant must follow the following eligibility criteria to apply for the scholarship:-

Name Eligibility Criteria 
Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Pre Matric Puducherry Scholarship for SC Students (Class IX & X)The applicant student should belong to the Scheduled Caste. The applicant’s student Parent/Guardian’s income should not exceed Rs.2.50 lakh per annum. The applicant student will not get any other centrally-funded Pre Matric Scholarship.
Post-Matric Centrally Sponsored Puducherry Scheme 2021 for SC Students (Class XI to XII)The scholarship is open to the nation of India, Central University / State University under section 2 (f) and the UGC Act. Deemed University, Private University recognized by State/ Centre with ‘A’ Level or equivalent accreditation by NAAC, NBA
Pre-Matric Scholarship to Other Economically Backward Class Students of VI to X (2020-21)The applicant students must be residents of the Union Territory. The applicant must be a student of VI standard to X standard and studying in recognized institutions situated within the U.T. of Pondicherry. The concessions under the scheme can not be held conjointly with any other scholarships provided partly or wholly at the cost of the state or of the Government of India.
Pre Matric Puducherry Scholarship Centrally Sponsored Scheme For ST Students (Class IX & X)The student should belong to the Scheduled Tribe. The applicant will not get any other Centrally-funded Pre-Matric Scholarship. His / Her Parents’ / Guardian’ income should not exceed Rs.2/- Lakh per annum.
Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Post Matric Puducherry Scholarship for ST StudentsThe student who is studying in class XI of higher secondary schools that have a continuous school course of 12th class will not be eligible. This scholarship will be given for the study of all recognized post-matriculation for post-secondary institutions. The applicant should belong to ST so specified about the state/union.
Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Pre Matric Scholarship to OBC Students (Class I to X)The student who is studying at the post-matriculation level (class 1 to 10) can apply for this scholarship. The student whose family’s Annual Income should not exceed INR 2.5/- Lakh for OBC candidates also can apply for this scholarship.
Post-Matric Centrally Sponsored Puducherry Scheme to OBC Students 2021The student who is studying at the post-matriculation level (class 9 to 10) can apply for this scholarship. The student family’s annual income should not exceed INR 2.5/- Lakh for OBC candidates.
Pre Matric Scholarship to SC Students Class 6 to Class 10The applicant student should belong to the scheduled caste. The applicant student should be a domicile of Puducherry. The applicant student must be studying in classes 6 to 10 at a recognized institution. The applicant students’ family income is less than the limit of income prescribed for BPL category individuals, i.e. INR 24,000/- annually
Dr Ambedkar Grant of Financial Assistance Puducherry scheme to SC Students studying in Professional CollegesThe applicant student should belong to the scheduled caste. The applicant student should be a domicile of Puducherry. The applicant student must have passed the higher secondary examination or equivalent. The applicant student should be studying professional courses in Government / Government recognized private colleges sponsored by CENTAC or got directly admitted in Central / State / UT government-run institutions /colleges on their merit.
Grant of ADHOC  Merit Puducherry Scholarship to SC StudentsA candidate who is in full-time employment will not be eligible for the award of a Scholarship. The candidate who has passed the qualifying examination mentioned in Rule 1 a year before the year of the award of the scholarship will not be eligible for consideration. Those whose family annual income is below Rs.75000/- will be eligible for the scholarship.
Duration Of The Scholarship 

The scholarship scheme will be provided for the following duration:-

Name Duration 
Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Pre Matric Puducherry Scholarship for SC Students (Class IX & X)10 Months
Post-Matric Centrally Sponsored Puducherry Scheme 2021 for SC Students (Class XI to XII)10 months 
Pre-Matric Scholarship to Other Economically Backward Class Students of VI to X (2020-21)10 months 
Pre Matric Puducherry Scholarship Centrally Sponsored Scheme For ST Students (Class IX & X)10 months 
Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Post Matric Puducherry Scholarship for ST Students10 months 
Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Pre Matric Scholarship to OBC Students (Class I to X)10 months 
Post-Matric Centrally Sponsored Puducherry Scheme to OBC Students 2021
Pre Matric Scholarship to SC Students Class 6 to Class 10
Dr. Ambedkar Grant of Financial Assistance Puducherry scheme to SC Students studying in Professional Colleges
Grant of ADHOC  Merit Puducherry Scholarship to SC Students1 year 
Benefits Of The Scholarship

The following benefits will be provided to the candidates in this scholarship:-

Name Benefits 
Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Pre Matric Puducherry Scholarship for SC Students (Class IX & X)The day scholars will get INR 225 per month for the 10 monthsHosteller will get INR 525/-per month for the 10 months books and ad-hoc grant of INR 750 per annum for the day scholarsBooks and ad-hoc grant of INR 1000 per annum for the hostellers.
Post-Matric Centrally Sponsored Puducherry Scheme 2021 for SC Students (Class XI to XII)For Group-I Day Scholarship INR 550 per month and the Hosteler Scholarship INR 1200 per MonthFor Group-II Day Scholarship INR 530 per month and the Hosteler Scholarship INR 820 per MonthFor Group-III Day Scholarship INR 300 per month and the Hosteler Scholarship INR 570 per MonthFor Group-IV Day Scholarship INR 230 per month and the Hosteler Scholarship INR 380 per Month
Pre-Matric Scholarship to Other Economically Backward Class Students of VI to X (2020-21)The students who are studying in class VI standard to VIII standard will get Rs.50/- p.m. for 10 months. The students who are studying in IX standard to X standard will get Rs.75/- p.m. for 10 months.
Pre Matric Puducherry Scholarship Centrally Sponsored Scheme For ST Students (Class IX & X)The Day Scholars will get INR 150/- per month and the hostellers will get INR 350/- per month for the 10 months. Books and ad-hoc grant of INR 750/- per month for the day scholars and INR 1000 per annum for hostellers.
Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Post Matric Puducherry Scholarship for ST StudentsFor Group-I Day Scholarship INR 550 per month and the Hosteler Scholarship INR 1200 per MonthFor Group-II Day Scholarship INR 530 per month and the Hosteler Scholarship INR 820 per MonthFor Group-III Day Scholarship INR 300 per month and the Hosteler Scholarship INR 570 per MonthFor Group-IV Day Scholarship INR 230 per month and the Hosteler Scholarship INR 380 per Month
Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Pre Matric Scholarship to OBC Students (Class I to X)
Post-Matric Centrally Sponsored Puducherry Scheme to OBC Students 2021For the day scholars INR 350/- per month and INR 750/- per month (Subjected to Change)
Pre Matric Scholarship to SC Students Class 6 to Class 10For the day scholars INR 350/- per month and INR 750/- per month (Subjected to Change)
Dr. Ambedkar Grant of Financial Assistance Puducherry scheme to SC Students studying in Professional Colleges
Grant of ADHOC  Merit Puducherry Scholarship to SC StudentsHSC / Pre-degree / Intermediate Day Scholar will get Rs.60/- p.m.Hosteller will get Rs.100/- p.m.

UGC Scholarship

Application Procedure Puducherry Scholarship

To apply for the scholarship will have to follow the simple procedure given below:-

Name Application Procedure 
Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Pre Matric Puducherry Scholarship for SC Students (Class IX & X)Interested students who want to apply can visit NSP Portal to Apply
Post-Matric Centrally Sponsored Puducherry Scheme 2021 for SC Students (Class XI to XII)Interested students who want to apply can visit NSP Portal to Apply
Pre-Matric Scholarship to Other Economically Backward Class Students of VI to X (2020-21)Interested students who want to apply can visit online on their official website scholarships.gov.in
Pre Matric Puducherry Scholarship Centrally Sponsored Scheme For ST Students (Class IX & X)Interested students who want to apply can visit NSP Portal to Apply
Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Post Matric Puducherry Scholarship for ST StudentsInterested students who want to apply can visit NSP Portal to Apply
Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Pre Matric Scholarship to OBC Students (Class I to X)Interested students who want to apply can visit online on their official website scholarships.gov.in
Post-Matric Centrally Sponsored Puducherry Scheme to OBC Students 2021Interested students can visit online on their official website scholarships.gov.in
Pre Matric Scholarship to SC Students Class 6 to Class 10Interested students who want to apply can visit NSP Portal to Apply
Dr Ambedkar Grant of Financial Assistance Puducherry scheme to SC Students studying in Professional CollegesInterested students who want to apply can visit NSP Portal to Apply
Grant of ADHOC  Merit Puducherry Scholarship to SC StudentsInterested students who want to apply can visit NSP Portal to Apply

NSP Registration Process

 National Scholarship Portal
Puducherry Scholarship Official Website
  • Now from the homepage, you have to click on the new registration option.
  • Scholarship guidelines page will open on the screen.
  • Read all the guidelines and information carefully.
  • Tick mark on the declaration and move forward.
NSP Registration
New Registration
  • The registration form will open on the screen.
  • Enter all the details to be filled in the application form.
  • Upload the relevant documents with the application form.
  • Now click on the register option.
  • You will be registered successfully on the national scholarship portal.

Fresh Login

  • To login as fresh applicant on the national scholarship, the applicant has to go to its official website.
  • The homepage of the website will open on the screen.
  • Go to the login option and select fresh login option along with the login year.
  • The new login form will open on the screen.
Fresh Login
Fresh Login
  • Enter the details like application ID and password in the application form.
  • Now click on the login option

Puducherry Scholarship Renewal

  • To renew scholarship, the applicant has to go to its official website.
  • The homepage of the website will open on the screen.
  • Go to the login option and select renewal login option along with the login year.
  • The new login form will open on the screen.
Puducherry Scholarship Renewal
Renewal Login
  • Enter the login details like username and password in the application form.
  • Now click on the login option.
  • After successful login, you have to click on the new application option.
  • A new application form will open on the screen.
  • Enter the details in the application form.
  • Now click on the submit option
Contact Details
  • Helpdesk:  0120 – 6619540
  • Email: helpdesk[at]nsp[dot]gov[dot]in
Puducherry Scholarship 2024 FAQs
What is the Puducherry Scholarship 2024?

The Puducherry Scholarship is the scholarship scheme which provides financial assistance to the students according to the scheme they applied for

What are the benefits of the Puducherry Scholarship 2024?

Applicants will get benefits according to the scheme students applied for.

How to apply under the Puducherry Scholarship 2024?

Applicants can apply under this scheme by visiting https://scholarships.gov.in/

Where to contact if face any issues under Puducherry Scholarship?

Applicants can contact on 0120 – 6619540 and helpdesk[at]nsp[dot]gov[dot]in if face any issues

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