Ministry of Minority Affairs
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Scholarships for Minority Students

Posted On: 08 DEC 2022 5:43PM by PIB Delhi

The Government provides fellowship for higher education through various Schemes, including the Maulana Azad National Fellowship (MANF) Scheme, which are implemented by different Ministries/Departments. All these Schemes, except MANF, are open for candidates of all communities including minorities but the data of fellowship distributed among minority students is captured only under the MANF Scheme.

The number of beneficiaries covered under the 3 Scholarship Schemes of Ministry of Minority Affairs namely Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme, Post Matric Scholarship Scheme and Merit-cum-Means based Scholarship Scheme since 2012-13 is given at Annexure. The MANF Scheme was implemented by the University Grants Commission (UGC) and as per the data provided by UGC 6722 candidates were selected under the Scheme between 2014-15 and 2021-22 and fellowships to the tune of ₹ 738.85 crore were distributed during the same period.

Since the MANF Scheme overlaps with various other fellowship Schemes for higher education being implemented by the Government and minority students are already covered under such Schemes, hence the Government has decided to discontinue the MANF Scheme from 2022-23.

This Information was given by the Minister of Minority Affairs, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

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SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MINORITY STUDENTS

 

Year

SCHOLARSHIPS  AWARDED

Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme

Post Matric Scholarship Scheme

Merit-cum-Means based Scholarship Scheme

2012-13

6436984

755643

68096

2013-14

7794190

890467

100428

2014-15

7496593

905620

138770

2015-16

5178779

666840

133582

2016-17

4153524

624990

121937

2017-18

5311257

698069

119472

2018-19

5691854

684265

117771

2019-20

5568025

743141

118359

2020-21

5239964

663316

120371

2021-22*

5710789

720093

131810

Total

58581959

7352444

1170596

 



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