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10 Government Scholarships For Engineering Students 

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Most people pursue engineering in their life as their education. It can be either in their own home country i.e. India or also study abroad. Studying engineering can be very difficult and expensive. A lot of people cannot afford the fees or the living expenses when they are studying abroad. This is where these government scholarships for engineering students can come to help.

There are a lot of scholarships available from the government and private organizations. If you are wondering about the scholarships for engineering students offered by the government. 

Types of Government Scholarships For Engineering Students 

Two types of government offer scholarships to students who are willing to study further but are unable to do so because of their financial constraints. These types of scholarships are offered by the state and central government. The channels and different ways through the scholarship can be different but the purpose of this scholarship is the same i.e. to promote education in students. These are some of the scholarships: 

Scholarships by State Government

Many scholarships provide benefits to different sections of the people. The eligibility of these scholarships and the amount funded may vary from scholarship to scholarship. Different states provide these scholarships to their state-merit students. Read on to learn more about these scholarships provided by the state government. 

Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Minorities, West Bengal

West Bengal as a state provides Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Minorities scholarship for students belonging to minorities class to promote higher education. This scholarship was revamped in 2016 and increased the number of scholarships and their value. Refer to this table for more detailed information:

Details Particulars
NameSwami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Minorities
Provided by Which StateWest Bengal
EligibilityIncome not less than INR 2.5 Lakhs
75% in Class XII, or diploma courses and 53% in graduation for post-graduate 
Belong to minority communities
AmountHigher Secondary- INR 1,000
UG- INR 1,000-5,000
PG- INR 2,000-5,000
Diploma- INR 1,500

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Post-matric (Other Than Intermediate) Scholarship for Minorities, Uttar Pradesh

Social Welfare Department, Government of Uttar Pradesh provides a type of financial aid to students who are aiming to study for graduate, master, or even diploma courses. The applicants should belong to a minority community. Refer to this table for more detailed information:

Details Particulars
NamePost-matric (Other Than Intermediate) Scholarship for Minorities
Provided by Which StateUttar Pradesh
EligibilityPursing UG/PG or PhD
Should be a resident of UP and belong to the OBC category
Income not more than INR 2 lakhs

Post-matric Scholarship for Disabled, Maharashtra

Students who are studying from class XI to post-gradation can apply for a scholarship provided by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Government of India. The applicant should have more than 40% disability. Refer to this table for more detailed information:

Details Particulars
NamePost-matric Scholarship for Disabled
Provided by Which StateMaharastra
EligibilityDisabled
Minimum 40% in the previous examination
AmountINR 17,000 plus renewal

Suvarna Jubilee Merit Scholarship, Kerala

The government of Kerala provides a lot of scholarships for the welfare of students of Kerala who are not able to study further because of financial constraints. Suvarna Jubilee Merit Scholarship is one such scholarship. Refer to this table for more detailed information:

Details Particulars
NameSuvarna Jubilee Merit Scholarship
Provided by Which StateKerala
EligibilityShould be from the BPL family
50% in eligibility criteria
AmountINR 10,000

Technical Education Scholarships for PG/Degree/Engineering Courses, Himachal Pradesh

The government of Himachal Pradesh provides scholarships to students who want to pursue PG/Degree/Engineering Courses in Technical courses. These are for the institutes recognized by AICTE. Refer to this table for more detailed information:

Details Particulars
NameTechnical Education Scholarships for PG/Degree/Engineering Courses
Provided by Which StateHimachal Pradesh
AmountPG and Degree Courses- INR 300 (General Category) and INR 500(SC and ST) Diploma Courses INR 200
Number of ScholarshipsPG and Degree Courses– 175
Diploma Courses-75
Family IncomeNot more than INR 36,000

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Scholarships by the Central Government

Apart from the state government, the central government also provides scholarships to people. The funding amount may come from different sources and channelise in different ways. These are some of the scholarships by the central government which provides grants to people of the whole of India, not any specific country. We will learn the eligibility, amount granted, etc. about these scholarships. 

Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses CS (Minorities)

Ministry of Minority Affairs (MoMA), Government of India is promoting students all over India for technical studies. It provides aid to students pursuing technical and professional courses. Refer to this table for more detailed information:

Details Particulars
NameMerit Cum Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses CS (Minorities)
Eligibility50% in the previous examination
Income less than 2.5 lakhs
Applicants belonging to minorities
AmountINR 20,000
CoursesMinimum 1-year

Post-Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities

The Central Government provides scholarships for SC students who are unable to go for higher studies. The Ministry of Minority Affairs started this scholarship for students belonging to the SC Category. Refer to this table for more detailed information:

Details Particulars
NamePost-Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities
Eligibility50% in the previous examinations  Income not more than INR 8 Lakh
AmountUpto INR 2 Lakh for the private institute or INR 3.42 lakh for the public institute
INR 3,000 for living expenses
INR 5,000 for stationery and books
INR 4,500 for technical help.
CategoryFor minority classes

Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme for Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles

With the aim to provide financial aid to retired CAPF and Assam Rifles personnel for first-degree programs. This scholarship is provided to approximately 2,500 boys and 3,000 girls. Refer to this table for more detailed information:

Details Particulars
NamePrime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme for Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles
Eligibility60% for fresh applicants and 50% for renewal applicants
First-degree courses
AmountINR 24,000 for Girls
INR 27,000 for Boys
Number of Scholarships100

Post Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

Department of Empowerment of Persons With Disabilities provides scholarships for students all over India who have more than 40% disabilities. Refer to this table for more detailed information:

Details Particulars
NamePost-Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
EligibilityCandidates from class XI to postgraduate degree
AmountUpto 4,000

Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students 

The central government is promoting students to study for Undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Recently, the amount was increased and for the renewal, you need to have 75% attendance and 50% marks in annual exams. Refer to this table for more detailed information:

Details Particulars
NameCentral Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students 
CoursesDegree or Diploma Courses
Eligibility80% in class 12
AmountINR 12,000 for 1st three years
INR 20,000 for the remaining two years

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FAQs 

Are there any scholarships provided by the government?

Yes, two types of government i.e state and central government which provides scholarships for engineering students and many other courses. 

What is Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme?

The Prime minister’s scholarship scheme is a scholarship provided by the government for students who are studying technical courses and some post-graduate education. This scholarship is provided to the widows and children of the deceased army or service personnel. 

How to apply for these scholarships provided by the government?

To apply for these scholarships provided by the government, you need to visit the official website of conducting body. You can also apply for renewals in these scholarships from their official website. 

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