Punjab Scholarship

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Punjab Scholarship

Punjab Scholarship schemes are designed to provide financial support to deserving students studying at the primary school level education to higher studies. The principal aim of these schemes is to achieve increased enrollment and fewer dropout rates. It strives to give monetary support to those with limited means in order to help them build bright and vibrant careers. Through this blog, we will explore all the details about the Punjab Scholarship schemes including its eligibility criteria and the different kinds of grants provided. 

Highlights

Scholarship Name Punjab Scholarship 2022
Sponsor Central and Punjab State Government
Who Can Apply? Class 1 to 12, UG, PG Students
Region Punjab
Website http://www.scholarships.punjab.gov.in/
Rewards Financial Aid based on Education Level and Category
Scholarship Amount Varies as per Scholarship

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What is Punjab Scholarship?

Under the Punjab scholarship, several benefits are offered to students pertaining to different categories. Further, those belonging to scheduled caste/backward classes have been given special preference in availing them of educational opportunities. With wide-ranging scholarships, the scheme understands the importance of education in the life of an individual and that’s why it aims to remove financial hurdles that might obstruct a student from the educational opportunities they want to explore.

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List of Punjab Scholarships 2022

The portal of Punjab Scholarship is now open for students and institutions. Both new and renewal students have to register again. Students from other states can apply manually. Students can choose one that fits their requirements and apply for them accordingly from the following list:

Scholarships Application Period Rewards Amount
Post Matric Scholarship for SC Student October – November INR 6500 – 7500
Pre Matric Scholarship for SC Student August – September INR 2000 – 3000
Post Matric Scholarship for OBC Student October – November INR 2000 – 3000
Pre Matric Scholarship for OBC Students August – September INR 500 – 600
Chief Minister Scholarship Scheme June – July Varies
Pre Matric Scholarship for Minorities August – October INR 300 – 600
Post Matric Scholarship for Minorities August – October INR 11,000 – 12,000
Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Minorities August – October INR 20,000 – 21,000
Attendance Scholarship for the BC EBC and Primary Girl Student in Punjab August – September INR 500

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Important Dates 

The dates are yet to be notified by the official authority. We will update you as soon as the dates are released. Here are all the tentative dates for Punjab Scholarship 2022:

Event Date
Post/Pre Matric scholarship application for releases (SC/OBC) November 2021
Post/Pre Matric scholarship application for releases (Sikh/ Other Minorities) October 2021
Last date of application form submission by students February 2022

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Eligibility Criteria

Specific eligibility criteria must be fulfilled before applicants can apply. Respective eligibility conditions have been discussed below:

Name of 
Scholarship 
Offering Department (State or Central) Eligibility Criteria
Pre-matric
Scholarship for
SC students,
Punjab
SC/BC Welfare
Department,
Govt of Punjab
1. For Students in Class 9th and 10th.

2. Annual Family Income:
Less than INR 2 lakh per annum

3. Recipients of other central
government scholarships are
ineligible to apply.

Post-matric
Scholarship for
SC students,
Punjab
SC/BC Welfare
Department,
Govt of Punjab
1. For Students in Class 11th
to postdoctoral studies.

2. Annual Family Income:
Less than INR 2.5 lakh per annum.

Pre-matric
Scholarship for
OBC students,
Punjab
SC/BC Welfare
Department,
Govt of Punjab
1. For Students in Classes 1st to 10th.

2. Annual Family Income:
Less than INR 44,500 per annum.

Post-matric
Scholarship for
OBC students,
Punjab
SC/BC Welfare
Department,
Govt of Punjab
1. For Students in Class 11th to
postdoctoral studies.

2. Annual Family Income:
Less than INR 1 lakh per annum.

Chief Minister
Scholarship
Scheme
Department of
Technical
Education
and Industrial Training
Govt of Punjab
1. For Class 10th students

2. Enrolled in ITI or
Diploma courses

Pre-Matric
Scholarship for
Minorities, Punjab
Ministry of Minority
Affairs,
Government of India
1. Students belonging to minority
categories
(Sikh, Muslim, Parsi, Christian, Jain,
Buddhist)
-Enrolled in Classes 1st to 10th
at government/ private institution.

2. Minimum secured marks in
the qualifying examination must be
at least 50%.

3. Annual Family Income:
INR 1 lakh per annum

Post-Matric
Scholarship for
Minorities, Punjab
Ministry of Minority
Affairs,
Government of India
1. Students belonging to minority
categories
(Sikh, Muslim, Parsi, Christian, Jain,
Buddhist)

2. Enrolled in Classes 11th to PhD
level from private/government
school/college/university.

3. Annual Family Income:
Less than INR 2 lakh per annum.

Merit-cum-meansScholarship for
Minorities,
Punjab
Ministry of Minority
Affairs,
Government of India
1. Students belonging to minority
categories
(Sikh, Muslim, Parsi, Christian, Jain,
Buddhist)

2. Must be pursuing a higher education
a degree like an undergraduate or
postgraduate program in
Professional, Medical,
Managerial, Technical, Nursing,
Pharmacy, etc.

3. Minimum secured marks
in qualifying examination
must be at least 50%.

4. Annual Family Income:
Less than INR 2.5 lakh per annum.

Attendance
Scholarship
for Primary girl
students of
BC/ EBC
Families,
Punjab
Dept. of Social Justice &
Empowerment &
Minorities,
Govt. of Punjab
1. Only for girl students

2. Minimum attendance in class: 75%

3. Parent/guardian ownership of land
must not be higher than 5 acres.

4. Annual Family Income:
INR 1 lakh per annum

Attendance
Scholarship-SC
Primary girl
students,
Punjab
Dept. of Social
Justice &
Empowerment &
Minorities,
Govt. of Punjab
1. Only for girl students

2. Minimum attendance in class: 75%

3. The applicant’s parents should not be income tax payees nor be
owners of land more than 5 acres.

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Award details

The forms of financial support offered in Punjab Scholarship have been detailed in the following table. Further, the offering institutions can make changes in the award structure and amounts every year. Visit the official Punjab government website for updated information.

Name of  Scholarship  Award Details
Pre-matric Scholarship for
SC students, Punjab
1. Day scholars: INR 150/month;

2. Hostellers: INR 350/month

3. Books & ad hoc grant:
INR 750/annum for day scholars;
INR 1000/annum for hostellers
Additional allowance for PWD.

Post-matric Scholarship for
SC students, Punjab
1. Maintenance allowance:
INR 1200 per month for hostellers;
INR 550/month for day scholars

2. Additional allowance:
INR 240 /month for PWD students
Reimbursement of compulsory
non-refundable fees
Study tour charges:
up to INR 1600 p.m. 
Thesis typing and printing allowance:
INR 1600 for research scholars
Book allowance: INR 1200/annum

Pre-matric Scholarship for
OBC students, Punjab
1. Class 1-5: INR 25/ month

2. Class 6-8: INR 40/ month

3. Class 9-10: INR 50/ month

4. Ad hoc grant: 500/annum

Post-matric Scholarship for
OBC students, Punjab
1. Maintenance allowance:
INR 750 per month for hostellers;
INR 350/month for day scholars
Reimbursement of compulsory
non-refundable fees.

2. Study tour charges:
up to INR 900 p.m.
Thesis typing and printing allowance:
INR 1,000 for research scholars

Chief Minister Scholarship Scheme Fee waiver depending on
the percentage
of marks in Class 10th.
Pre-Matric Scholarship for
Minorities, Punjab
1. Students(day scholars) of
Class 1-10: INR 100/ month

2. Students(hostellers) of Class 6-10:
Maintenance monthly allowance
of INR 600/month 
Admission fee (Class 6-10):
INR 500/annum
Tuition fee (Class 6-10):
INR 350/month

Post-Matric Scholarship for
Minorities, Punjab
1. Admission+tuition fees:
INR 10,000/annum

2. Maintenance allowance:
INR 1200 per month for
hostellers;
INR 550/month for day scholars
for 10 months

Merit-cum-means scholarship
for Minorities, Punjab
1. Maintenance allowance:
INR 1,000 per month for hostellers;
INR 500/month for day scholars for
10 months

2. Course fees: INR 20000/annum or  actual
(least of the two)

Attendance scholarship for
Primary girl students of BC/
EBC Families, Punjab
INR 50/month per student
for 10 months
Attendance scholarship for
SC Primary girl students of
Punjab
INR 50/month per student
for 10 months

Note: Application periods may differ for each scheme and you must check the official website of the offering department/ministry during the year.

How to fill Punjab Scholarship Form?

Punjab scholarships form can be filled both online and offline. Here are the steps to fill the application form online:

  1. Go to the official website (http://www.scholarships.punjab.gov.in/)
  2. Click on the student registration link
  3. Enter your personal details and academic qualifications.
  4. Upload the necessary documents.
  5. For submitting the online Punjab scholarship form, type the captcha code.
  6. Take a printout of the form for future reference.

Click Here for Offline Punjab Scholarship Form

How to retrieve the password of Punjab Scholarship Account?

If you have misplaced or forgotten your password. Here are the steps to retrieve your password.

  1. Visit the official website of Punjab Scholarship
  2. Click on registered user log in and then select recover your password link.
  3. You can either retrieve your password using the application form ID/ Date of birth or with an Aadhar card.
  4. You will receive an SMS on your registered mobile number with new password details/reset link

Click Here to Recover Punjab Scholarship Password  

Punjab Scholarship: Application Process

The application process for Punjab scholarship differs in two ways. Go through the steps given below to know about the application process for each of them:

Under Dr. Ambedkar Scholarship Portal

punjab-scholarships
Credits: Dr. Amberdkar Scholarship Portal

Step 1: Visit the official website: http://www.scholarships.punjab.gov.in/

Step 2: On the home page, click on the link that says “Register as Students” and it will lead to a page where students can create scholarship login.

Step 3: Enter all the basic details and personal information along with education board details to complete your registration.

Step 4: Now, fill in the captcha code and click on the Register button.

Step 5: A new page will open which will have the Punjab scholarships 2022 form for the student.

Step 6: Enter all the required details in the form and upload the required documents

Step 7: Click on “Submit” and you are registered as a candidate.

Under National Scholarship Portal

punjab-scholarships
Credits: National Scholarship Portal

Step 1: Open the official National Scholarship website here: https://scholarships.gov.in/

Step 2: After the hompeage opens, click on New Registration option.

Step 3: A new web page opens, where you have to go through all the terms and conditions carefully.

Step 4: After the choosing Agreed to all the Terms and Condition, click on the Continue button

Step 5: The Registration Form is displayed where you have to insert all the required information.

Step 6: After you provide your contact details, an OTP will be sent to your number.

Step 7: Enter the OTP number and click Register.

Documents Required

Students applying for Punjab Scholarship have to submit documents at the time of application. Here is the list of mandatory documents:

  • Marksheet of academic qualifications (Class 10, 12, and undergraduate)
  • Attested passport size photograph
  • Caste and Income certificate
  • Government-approved Identification card
  • Domicile certificate
  • Scanned photograph and signature
  • Photocopy of bank passbook
  • Undertaking certificate
  • Attendance certificate from school
  • Last year admit card

Contact Details Punjab Scholarship

You can contact the concered authorities regarding any queries about the scholarships through the follwing information.

Phone Numbers Download PDF
EMail ID pms.dsjem.punjab@gmail.com

How to check Aadhar card authentication?

Applicants can check the authentication by visiting the official website. The Aadhar authentication option is available on the corner of the left side. Select “Aadhar Card Authentication”. Enter your Aadhar number, gender, name, and captcha code. Submit to check the authentication.

Click Here to Check Punjab Scholarship Aadhar Card Authentication

Affiliated Institutions & Courses with Punjab Scholarship

You can check the list of institutions and courses that are eligible for the Punjab Scholarship by visiting the official website. Under the authorities link tab, the notification for institutes and courses is present. Click on the notification, you will be redirected to another page enter all the details and you can see the institute and courses list eligible for Punjab Scholarship.

Click Here to Check Institutes List of Punjab Scholarship

Click Here to Check Courses List of Punjab Scholarship

Renewal Process

Candidates should check for notifications about the renewal dates on the official website and apply accordingly. Let’s see the process to renew your scholarship after 1 year.

1st Step: Log in to the official portal with your credentials (User ID and Password).

2nd Step: Check the notification section for updates regarding your scholarship program.

3rd Step: Click on the notification, if available and edit/update the details for the respective scholarship.

4th Step: Upload the scanned mark sheet of the last qualifying examination of the current course and any other document needed.

5th Step: Submit the renewal form and take a printout of the same.

6th Step: Submit the printout along with all supporting documents to the respective educational institution for further processing.

FAQs

What is the last date for submitting applications online?

For such dates please look at the “Announcement” box on the home page. It is important to mention here that after registration the student login id and password will be valid for only fifteen days during which he/she has to apply for the scholarship. After fifteen days if the student has not applied for the scholarship his credentials will become invalid and he /she has to register again.

What documents do I have to submit with the printout/hard copy of the application?

You have to submit the following documents:
– a self-attested photocopy of caste certificate
– an income declaration by the self-employed parents/guardians stating definite income from all sources by way of an affidavit on non-judicial stamp paper
– employed parents/guardians are required to obtain an income certificate from their employer and for any additional income from other sources
– they would furnish declaration by way of an affidavit on non-judicial stamp paper
– copy of high school certificate
– copy of the first page of the passbook (showing IFSC code of the Bank & Bank
Account Number linked with Aadhaar Number)
– Handicap Certificate (if any) along with the printout of the Application
The responsible Institute would verify the original certificates and return back to the students.

Do I have to fill up the online application in one sitting?

No. You can register by entering your basic details. The system would generate an Applicant ID and password for you. Please note down the generated Applicant ID & Password. Later you can fill up the online application in as many sittings as you wish until you are satisfied that you have entered all desirable fields correctly. The software provides the facility to save your application. Once you “Lock” your application, you will not be able to modify it further.

Can I edit the information already saved and up to what time?

You can edit information filled by you, till you “Lock and forward the online application” to the
institute. If the student has entered the following parameters wrongly he/she can register again:
(1) Name of the student
(2) Father Name
(3) Mother Name
(4) Date of Birth
(5) Religion
(6) Category
Rest of the details the student can edit any number of times.
It is worthy to mention here that after the temporary rejection of the application of the student by the institute, the student can edit his/her application details and apply again. The student can change his bank account number and email address any time from the options given in his/her login.

What details do I have to fill up in the Enrollment details of the Application form?

(i) In the Enrollment Number column enter your Roll No. in the Course/Branch you are enrolled to.
(ii) In the Enrollment Date column enter the Date of Admission in the First year of your enrolled Course/Branch.
(iii) In the Admission Date for which year you are applying for the Scholarship column enter the Date of Admission/Re-admission in the Current year of your enrolled Course/Branch. (only in the case of Students of First-year this date will be the same as the Enrollment date)

How can I forward the Application to the Institute?

After completion of entry and final edit(if any), click on the “Edit-Lock-Print” option, then on “Lock” to forward the application to the Institute.

What happens, if I detect mistakes after forwarding the application to the institute?

You should separately inform the mistakes detected by you to the Scholarship Nodal Officer of your Institute. The institute has to temporarily reject the application as an incomplete application, then the application will be available to the student for editing.

How can I edit the entries, which are not editable at the Institute level?

If you have to edit certain entries like Institute Name, Course & Branch, and Annual Income which is not editable at the Institute level, you should request the Scholarship Nodal Officer of your Institute to “temporarily reject” your application, mentioning the mistakes detected by you. The Application will then be made available at the Applicant level, by the software. You can then log in using provided User ID and password and edit the required details. After editing, lock the application again so that it will be forwarded to the Institute.

What if I forget my Applicant ID/ Password?

You can recover your Applicant ID/ Password by clicking on “Registered students: Recover your password” from the Registered Student Log-in box. You have to fill up details like First Name, Date of Birth, Mobile Number and e-mail Id, as you have entered in the application while generating the initial password. The application will
regenerate the Password and SMS would be sent to your contact Mobile Number.

Can I take a print-out of my application at any stage?

Printout of application can be taken with “Barcode”, after locking and forwarding the application which is to be submitted at the Institute.

How to check the status of my application?

You can check the status of your application anytime. After logging in, click on “ Edit-Lock-Print Application”. Then select the “Track Status” option. This will provide you current / latest status of your Scholarship Application.

What should I do, if, by mistake, I select and forward my application to the wrong institute?

You can approach the concerned institute “Temporarily Reject” your application. On Temporary rejection, the application will be made available to you for editing purposes. You can make the correct selection of Institute. Then select the Course and Branch. Lock the application, and forward the application to your Institute.

How can I apply for a scholarship, if I am a student of the Institute, located outside Punjab?

You should send the application form manually to Director, Department of Welfare of SC and OBC, Punjab.

Many students suffer from financial hardships which may impact their educational journeys. Moreover, higher education costs have also increased substantially.  If you are facing any kind of difficulty in choosing the right course or scholarship, book a 30-minute free session with our Leverage Edu counsellors and we’ll guide you in making an informed decision that will help you move further in your career quest.

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