DCE Scholarship 2021

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DCE Scholarship

Education is deemed a fundamental right of every individual. But financial restraints can obstruct your academic journey and that’s why Government of India avails plentiful scholarship schemes for students belonging to unprivileged sections of the society. The Department of Collegiate Education (DCE), Government of Kerala offers several scholarships under DCE scholarship scheme with an aim to provide educational opportunities to different sections of the society. The DCE scholarship assemblage also provides financial assistance to a number of meritorious students in need. Here is a blog elaborating the key details of DCE Scholarship as well as the eligibility criteria and important dates you need to keep in mind before applying for this scheme.

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List of DCE Scholarships 

Here are all the DCE Scholarships offered to students in 2021:

List of DCE Scholarships & Application Deadlines 2020-21

Offered for the students for Kerala, here is a complete list of DCE Scholarships and their tentative application deadlines:

Sanskrit Scholarship (SSE)Between October and December
Music Fine Arts Scholarship (MFAS)Between October and December
Muslim Nadar Girls ScholarshipBetween October and December
Blind/PH ScholarshipBetween October and December
District Merit Scholarship 2021 (DMS)Between October and December
State Merit ScholarshipBetween October and December
Hindi Scholarship (HS)Between October and December
Post-Matric Scholarship (PMS) for MinoritiesBetween July and October
Suvarna Jubilee Merit Scholarship (SJMS)Between October and December
ITC Fee Reimbursement ScholarshipBetween November and December
Central Sector Scholarship (CSS)Between August and October
APJ Abdul Kalam Scholarship (APJAK)Between August and November
C H Muhammedkoya ScholarshipBetween September and November
Mother Teresa Scholarship (MTS)Between January and February
Prof. Joseph Mundassery Scholarship Award (PJMS)Between September and November
CA/ICWA/CS Scholarship (IWCS)Between August and October

Eligibility

There are multiple scholarship sub-schemes that constitute the DCE scholarship, all of which have been designed with the consideration of the needs of different sections of the society. These sub-schemes carry varied eligibility criteria. You can visit the official DCE scholarship website to get a detailed version.

Here is a comprehensive summary of the relevant eligibility conditions for each scholarship scheme.

Sanskrit Scholarship (SSE)Must be studying Sanskrit as one of the subjects in a UG or PG course.
Music Fine Arts Scholarship (MFAS)Must be a student of a Govt. Music/Fine Arts College.
Muslim Nadar Girls Scholarship1. Open only for girl students belonging to a BPL family and backward community.
2. Must be enrolled in HSC/VHSC or UG course in a Govt or Aided Arts and Science college.
Blind/PH Scholarship1. Only blind/physically handicapped/deaf students are eligible.
2. Must be enrolled in a Govt/Aided Arts and Science College or Music College or Govt/Aided Higher Secondary/VocationalHigher Secondary School.
District Merit Scholarship 2021 (DMS)1. Must be a student of Higher Secondary/VHSC/ ITI/ Polytechnic course.
2. Must have secured an ‘A+’ grade in all subjects in the SSLC Examination conducted by the Board of Public Examination, Kerala.
State Merit Scholarship1. Must be a first-year student of UG or PG course from a govt/ aided institution.
2. Must have secured at least 50% in the qualifying examination.
3. Annual Family Income: Less than INR 1 lakhs
Hindi Scholarship (HS). Must be studying Hindi as one of the subjects ina UG or PG course.
Post-Matric Scholarship (PMS) for Minorities1. Must be a first-year student of 11th/12th/UG/PG/PhD from a govt/ aided/recognised unaided institution.
2. First-year students of Technical/Professional course of NCVT affiliated ITI/ITC centres are also eligible.
3. Annual Family Income: Less than INR 2 lakhs
4. Must belong to Muslim, Christianity, Sikh, Parsi, Jain or Buddhist community
5. Must have secured at least 50% marks in the qualifying examination.
Suvarna Jubilee Merit Scholarship (SJMS)1. Open only to those belonging to the BPL family
2. Must be a first-year student of a UG/PG course in either Govt/Aided institution
3. Must have secured at least 50% in the qualifying examination
ITC Fee Reimbursement Scholarship1. The scholarship is open to students from minority community including Muslim, Sikh, Christian, Parsi, Sikh, Buddhist and Jain
2. Must be pursuing an ITI Course3. Family annual income should be less than 8LPA
Central Sector Scholarship (CSS)1. For those students who have secured more than80 percentile in standard 12th.
2. Must be a student of a regular UG or PG course fromAICTE/UGC/MCI/DCI/other affiliated institutions/colleges.
3. Annual Family Income: Less than INR 8 lakhs
APJ Abdul Kalam Scholarship (APJAK)1. The scholarship is open to students from minority community including Muslim, Sikh, Christian, Parsi, Sikh, Buddhist and Jain.
2. Must be a polytechnic course in a merit seat in a government/aided college
3. Family annual income should be less than 8LPA
C H Muhammedkoya Scholarship1. Open to girl students who belong to Muslim, Latin or Christian communities
2. Must be pursuing graduation or above
3. percentage of marks in the last qualifying exam should be 50%
4. Annual family income less than INR 8 LPA
Mother Teresa Scholarship (MTS)1. The scholarship is open to students from minority community including Muslim, Sikh, Christian, Parsi, Sikh, Buddhist and Jain.
2. Must be pursuing a diploma/ paramedical courses3. Family annual income should be less than 8LPA
Prof. Joseph Mundassery Scholarship Award (PJMS)1. The scholarship is open to students from minority community including Muslim, Sikh, Christian, Parsi, Sikh, Buddhist and Jain.
2. Must be pursuing 10th/ 12th/ VHSE3. Family annual income should be less than 8LPA
CA/ICWA/CS Scholarship (IWCS)1. The scholarship is open to students from minority community including Muslim, Sikh, Christian, Parsi, Sikh, Buddhist and Jain.
2. percentage of marks in the last qualifying exam should be 60%3. Family annual income should be less than 8LPA

DCE Scholarship: Rewards

The benefits provided to students under the sub-schemes of the DCE Scholarship have been summarised below.

Name of Scholarship 
under DCE Scholarship Scheme
Scholarship Benefits
Post-Matric Scholarship for
Minorities (PMS)
1. Admission and tuition/course fee of
a maximum of INR 10,000 p.a.

2. Maintenance Allowance: INR 1,200/month
(for 10 months)
Central Sector Scholarship
(CSS)
1. At UG level: INR 10,000 p.a. for starting
three years and INR 20,000/annum for
4th and 5th year in case of
a 5-year integrated course.

2. At PG level: INR 20,000 p.a.
State Merit Scholarship (SMS)At UG level: INR 1,250 p.a.
At PG level: INR 1,500 p.a.
District Merit Scholarship
(DMS)
INR 1,250 p.a.
Merit Scholarship to
the Children of School Teachers
(MSCT)
At 11th level: INR 50 p.a.
Hindi Scholarship(HS)At UG level: INR 550 p.a.
At PG level: INR 1,000 p.a.
Muslim Nadar Scholarship (MNS)INR 125 p.a.
Sanskrit Scholarship (SS)At UG level: INR 200 p.a.
At PG level: INR 200 p.a.
Suvarna Jubilee Merit Scholarship
(SJMS)
INR 10,000 p.a. 
Blind/PH Scholarship (BPHFC)For Blind students: Fee support
if annual family income is less than
INR 2.5 lakhs p.a.

For PH hostellers: Hostel charge support
if their annual family income is less than
INR 4.5 lakhs p.a.

For PH day-scholars: Boarding fee support
if their annual family income is less than
INR 4.5 lakhs p.a.
Music Fine Arts Scholarship (MFAS)INR 1,500 p.a.
ASPIRE Scholarship (ASPR)INR 8,000/month*
MGS Renewal
(MGS)
UG course: INR 5,000 p.a.
PG course: INR 6,000 p.a.
Professional course: INR 7,000 p.a.
Hostel stipend: INR 13,000 p.a.

*latest information is unavailable on the official website.

How to Apply for DCE Scholarship?

There are two main portals by the Kerala government, i.e. the department of collegiate education and minority welfare scholarship portal where you can apply for DCE Scholarships or you can just head to the official website of the scholarship and choose from the list to apply for a scholarship there.

ScholarshipApplication Link
Sanskrit Scholarship (SSE)Apply through Department of Collegiate Education’s Scholarships Portal.
Music Fine Arts Scholarship (MFAS)Apply through Department of Collegiate Education’s Scholarships Portal.
Muslim Nadar Girls ScholarshipApply through Department of Collegiate Education’s Scholarships Portal.
Blind/PH ScholarshipApply through Department of Collegiate Education’s Scholarships Portal.
District Merit Scholarship 2021 (DMS)Apply through Department of Collegiate Education’s Scholarships Portal.
State Merit ScholarshipApply through Department of Collegiate Education’s Scholarships Portal.
Hindi Scholarship (HS)Apply through Department of Collegiate Education’s Scholarships Portal.
Post-Matric Scholarship (PMS) for MinoritiesApply through Department of Collegiate Education’s Scholarships Portal.
Suvarna Jubilee Merit Scholarship (SJMS)Apply through Department of Collegiate Education’s Scholarships Portal.
ITC Fee Reimbursement ScholarshipApply through Minority Welfare Scholarships Portal.
Central Sector Scholarship (CSS)Apply through Department of Collegiate Education’s Scholarships Portal.
APJ Abdul Kalam Scholarship (APJAK)Apply through Minority Welfare Scholarships Portal.
C H Muhammedkoya ScholarshipApply through Minority Welfare Scholarships Portal.
Mother Teresa Scholarship (MTS)Apply through Minority Welfare Scholarships Portal.
Prof. Joseph Mundassery Scholarship Award (PJMS)Apply through Minority Welfare Scholarships Portal.
CA/ICWA/CS Scholarship (IWCS)Apply through Minority Welfare Scholarships Portal.

Documents Required

Here are the important documents that you must have before applying for the scholarship or the renewal of your scholarship:

  • Birth certificate
  • Copy of the first page of your bank passbook
  • Caste certificate
  • ID proof 
  • Electronic clearing service(ECS) form from the bank where the applicant has an account
  • Mark sheet of last qualifying exam
  • Domicile certificate
  • Course certificate of current educational course
  • Parents’ income certificate
  • Proof of admission in the educational institution

DCE Scholarship Candidate Login

Logging into DCE Scholarship is very smooth. However, you do need to register for the scholarship beforehand. Here is how you can login to DCE Scholarship:

  • Open the official website of DCE Scholarship
  • On the left corner, there is a tab of ‘Candidate Login’
  • Click on that and fill in the login details
  • Enter your password
  • Share if you are applying for Fresh/ Renewal
  • Click Login and you will be taken to your portal

Renewal Process

Once you have been selected for the DCE scholarship, you need to renew your scholarship every year by following this process:

  • Login to the DCE portal.
  • Check the notification section for any update on the scholarship renewal process.
  • Click on the notification and update the details for the scholarship
  • Enter your latest qualifying examination mark sheet and other documents required
  • Submit the renewal application
  • Print the application for further reference

DCE Scholarship Contact Number

Contact Adress
The Special Officer Scholarships,
Directorate of Collegiate Education,
6th Floor,
Vikas Bhavan,Thiruvananthapuram, 695033

Contact Number
Scholarship Office,
Department of Collegiate Education: 0471-2306580

Help Desk
0471-2306580
9446096580

FAQs

What is DCE scholarship?

The Department of Collegiate Education (DCE), Government of Kerala offers several scholarships under DCE scholarship scheme with an aim to provide educational opportunities to different sections of the society.

How many scholarship can I apply?

You can apply for as many scholarships as you want. But you can only avail one.

What does Scholarship mean?

A scholarship is an amount of money that is given to your institute on your behalf for your education by the government/ other organizations. In order to take a Scholarship, you need to be eligible for the scholarship and passed your exam

Thus, the DCE Scholarship has the central objective of offering financial aid to students belonging to the weaker sections in the state of Kerala. The importance of financial backing can’t be emphasized more in today’s day and age. Whether you are planning to study abroad or in India, it holds tremendous value in the career of an individual. If you are in need of support, financial or otherwise, you can always count on the counsellors at Leverage Edu that can guide you throughout the application process, along with getting an ideal scholarship and bringing you closer to your dream career.

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