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Maharashtra's State Minority Scholarship for Higher Professional Education (Part-I) 2023-24

The State Minority Scholarship for Pursuing Higher Professional Education (Part I) 2023-24, an initiative by the Minority Development Department, Government of Maharashtra, aims to support students from minority communities in their pursuit of professional or technical degree/diploma courses. The scholarship offers financial assistance, providing selected students with ₹50,000 annually or coverage of tuition and exam fees, whichever is less. This initiative reflects the government's commitment to fostering educational inclusivity and empowering minority students to excel in higher professional education, thereby contributing to a more diverse and skilled workforce for the benefit of the state.

Deadline: 31-Mar-2024


To be eligible, an applicant must: 

  • be a domicile of Maharashtra
  • belong to minority communities including Muslim, Buddhist, Christian, Sikh, Parsi, Jain, and Jews
  • have passed SSC from Maharashtra 
  • have taken admission in professional or technical diploma/degree courses
  • hold a bonafide certificate of the respective institution 
  • have got admission through the Centralized Admission Process (CAP)/Institute Level
  • have an annual family income of up to ₹8,00,000

***Note:- The candidates selected for this scholarship cannot avail of any other scholarship/stipend.


The selected students will receive ₹50,000 per annum or tuition and exam fees (whichever is less).


  • Domicile certificate
  • Income certificate
  • Marksheet of the previous examination
  • Educational certificate - SSC (Class 10) and onwards
  • Minority declaration - Affidavit on non-judicial stamp paper
  • Income certificate from the employer, if any (school leaving certificate can also be considered as proof of minority)

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