Bihar Scholarships

Key Information

Conducted By State government of Bihar
Eligibility Bihar domiciles studying class I and above
Region Bihar, India
Rewards Up to INR 3,00,000
Last Date of Application December 31, 2021

Bihar scholarships, provided by the state government of Bihar along with other organisations, provides educational opportunities to deserving students residing in Bihar. The key objective of each Bihar scholarship is to encourage and motivate deserving students to pursue further studies regardless of any financial constraints. The Bihar scholarship last date for the post-matric (SC/ST/BC/ EBC) scheme is December 31th, 2021

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List of Bihar Scholarships

The state government of Bihar provides Bihar scholarships to students studying at different class levels. Candidates from class I to postgraduation level can apply to different schemes available under the Bihar scholarships. The list of the best Bihar scholarships are as follows:

  1. Post-Matric Bihar Scholarship for SC Category
  2. Post-Matric Bihar Scholarship for ST Category
  3. Post-Matric Bihar Scholarship for BC/ EBC Category
  4. Post-Matric Bihar Scholarship for Students with Disability
  5. Chief Minister Kanya Utthan Yojana for 10+2 Students
  6. Chief Minister Kanya Utthan Yojana for Graduate Students
  7. Combined Counselling Board/ Bihar Board Scholarship
  8. Ministry of Labour Pre-Matric Bihar Scholarship
  9. Ministry of Labour Post-Matric Bihar SCholarship
  10. Bihar Scholarship - BTSE Talent Search Examination

Post-Matric Bihar Scholarships 

The state government offers financial help to students belonging to the SC, ST and BC/ EBC categories. The students who are between class XI and postgraduation level can apply to the post-matric Bihar scholarships. However, the students should have domiciled in Bihar to obtain the scholarship benefits. Given below are the details of the eligibility criteria, rewards and application process:

Eligibility Criteria for Post-Matric Bihar scholarships:

The post-matric Bihar scholarship eligibility criteria are similar for SC, ST and BC/ EBC students. However, the income limit varies for these categories. The eligibility criteria for post-matric Bihar scholarship are as follows:

Bihar Scholarships Eligibility Criteria
Post-Matric Bihar Scholarships for SC, ST and BC-EBC Categories
  • The candidates should be residents of Bihar.
  • Students from class XI to the postgraduate degree can apply to the post-matric Bihar scholarships.
  • The candidates should be studying in a recognised institution.
  • They should have cleared the previous qualifying exams.
  • The candidates should not be receiving benefits from any other scholarship.
  • The family income of the SC and ST students should not exceed INR 2,50,000 per annum.
  • The students' family income belonging to the BC/ EBC category should not be more than INR 1,50,000 per annum from all the sources.

Benefits of Post-Matric Bihar Scholarships 

The selected candidates from the SC, ST and BC/EBC categories will receive financial assistance under the post-matric Bihar scholarships. Given below are the details of the rewards:

Bihar Scholarships Benefits

Post-Matric Bihar Scholarship for SC and ST Students

  • The selected candidates will receive the following maintenance allowance every month for ten months:
    • Hostellers - INR 1,200
    • Day scholars - INR 550
  • The government will pay an additional allowance of INR 240 per month to students with disabilities.
  • They will also refund the non-refundable fees.
  • The students will receive INR 1,600 per annum as study charges.
  • The research scholars will receive INR 1,600 for printing costs and thesis typing.

Post-Matric Bihar Scholarship for BC/ EBC Students

  • The selected students will receive variable monetary rewards.

The post-matric SC/ST scholars will also receive the following incentives:

Particulars Bihar Scholarship Amount
10+2, ICom, ISC, IA, etc. INR 2,000
ITI INR 5,000
Undergraduate courses INR 5,000
Postgraduate courses INR 5,000
Medicine, engineering, law, technical courses (except agriculture) INR 15,000

Chief Minister Kanya Utthan Yojana

The chief minister Kanya utthan yojana under the Bihar scholarships offers financial assistance to female students who have completed their intermediate and undergraduate levels. There are two types of chief minister Kanya utthan yojana. One scheme is offered to the students who have completed class XII, and the other scheme is offered to the students who have completed their undergraduate degrees. Scroll down to the details of the eligibility criteria and rewards of this Bihar scholarship 2021 scheme.

Eligibility Criteria of Chief Minister Kanya Utthan Yojana

The eligibility criteria of chief minister Kanya utthan yojana are as follows:

Bihar Scholarships Eligibility Criteria
Chief Minister Kanya Utthan Yojana for Class XII
  • Unmarried female students domiciled in Bihar can apply to this Bihar scholarship scheme.
  • They should have cleared the class XII board exam from the Bihar school education board in the previous year.
Chief Minister Kanya Utthan Yojana for Graduates
  • Female students who have completed a bachelor's degree from a recognised institution.
  • They should be residents/ domiciles of Bihar.

Benefits of Chief Minister Kanya Utthan Yojana 

The state government will make a one-time payment of up to INR 25,000. Tabulated below are the details of the chief minister Kanya utthan yojana:

Bihar Scholarships Benefits
Chief Minister Kanya Utthan Yojana for Class XII
  • The selected girl students will receive a Bihar scholarship amount of INR 10,000.
Chief Minister Kanya Utthan Yojana for Graduates
  • The state government will disburse INR 25,000 to the selected candidates.

Bihar Scholarship - Combined Counselling Board (CCB) Scheme

Under the Bihar scholarship, the Combined Counselling Board (CCB) scheme holds 10% to 20% of seats in the best Indian institutions for deserving children with financial challenges. All the students, irrespective of their categories, who pursue a diploma, undergraduate or postgraduate degree in a recognised institution can apply to this Bihar scholarship scheme. The courses covered under the Bihar scholarship's Combined Counselling Board (CCB) are:

  • Polytechnic diploma
  • Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Nursing
  • Paramedical and medical courses
  • Education
  • Management
  • Bachelor's and masters programmes
  • Distance education courses

Eligibility Criteria of Bihar Scholarship - Combined Counselling Board (CCB)

Tabulated below are the eligibility criteria of Bihar scholarship - Combined Counselling Board (CCB) scheme:

Bihar Scholarships Eligibility Criteria
Combined Counselling Board (CCB)
  • The candidates should be permanent residents of Bihar.
  • They should be pursuing a diploma, bachelor's or master's degree from a recognised institution.
  • They must have obtained a minimum of 40% to 50% marks in their previous qualifying exam.

Benefits of Bihar Scholarship - Combined Counselling Board (CCB) 

The benefits of the Combined Counselling Board (CCB) Bihar scholarship 2021 are as follows:

Bihar Scholarships Benefits

Combined Counselling Board (CCB)

  • CCB will reserve 10% to 20% seats in leading Indian institutions.
  • The candidate will receive a scholarship amount ranging between INR 1,00,000 to INR 3,00,000.

Post-Matric Scholarship for Disabled Candidates

The Bihar scholarship provides a post-matric scheme for students with disabilities. Those with at least 40% disability and studying from class XI to postgraduation degree can apply to the post-matric Bihar scholarship. Scroll down to learn more details about the post-matric scholarship for disabled students.

Eligibility Criteria for Post-Matric Bihar Scholarship for Disabled Candidates

The eligibility criteria of post-matric Bihar scholarship for disabled students are as follows:

Bihar Scholarships Eligibility Criteria
Post-Matric Scholarship for Disabled Candidates
  • The students should be residents of Bihar.
  • They should have at least 40% disability and should be certified by a competent medical authority,
  • They should be studying in a recognised institution from class XI and above.
  • The family income should not be more than INR 2,50,000 per annum.

Benefits of Post-Matric Bihar Scholarship for Disabled Candidates

Below are the benefits of post-matric scholarship for students with disabilities:

Bihar Scholarships Benefits
Post-Matric Scholarship for Disabled Candidates
  • The selected candidates will receive with following maintenance allowances every month:
    • Hostellers - up to INR 1,600
    • Day scholars - up to INR 750
  • The government will grant up to INR 4,000 per annum towards disability allowance.
  • They will also reimburse non-refundable fees of up to INR 1,50,000 per annum. However, the non-refundable fee will exclude refundable deposits such as caution money, security deposit, etc.
  • Additionally, the students will receive INR 1,500 per annum.

Ministry of Labour Bihar Scholarships

The Ministry of Labour offers scholarship opportunities to students at the pre-matric and post-matric levels. Therefore, those from class I to postgraduate level can apply to the ministry of labour's pre and post-matric Bihar scholarships. 

Eligibility Criteria for Ministry of Labour Bihar Scholarships

The eligibility criteria for the pre and post-matric scholarships, run by the Ministry of Labour for the Bihar students, are as follows:

Bihar Scholarships Eligibility Criteria
Ministry of Labour Pre-Matric Bihar Scholarship
  • The candidates should be in classes I to X and study under a recognised board.
  • They should be kins of a beedi, cine, IOMC or LSDM worker.
Ministry of Labour Post-Matric Bihar Scholarship
  • Either one or both of the candidate's parents should work as a beedi, cine, Iron Ore Manganese & Chrome Ore Mines (IOMC), or Limestone & Dolomite Mines (LSDM) worker.
  • The family income should not exceed INR 10,000 per month except for cine workers.
  • The family income of the cine workers should not be more than INR 8,000 per month or INR 1,00,000 per annum.
  • The candidates should be in class XI or above.
  • They should have cleared the previous qualifying examination.
  • Students should pursue general, technical or other professional courses like engineering, medical and agricultural studies.
  • Those pursuing an ITI course can also apply to this Bihar scholarship scheme.

Benefits of Ministry of Labour Bihar Scholarship 2021

The selected students will receive up to INR 15,000. The details of the rewards are as follows:

Bihar Scholarships Benefits
Ministry of Labour Pre-Matric Bihar Scholarship
  • The students from classes I to IV will receive INR 250 to purchase books, uniforms, etc.
  • The government will grant the following amount to the male and female students between the classes V and X:
    • Classes V to VIII
      • Male students - INR 500
      • Female students - INR 940
    • Class IX
      • Male students - INR 700
      • Female students - INR 1,140
    • Class X
      • Male students - INR 1,400
      • Female students - INR 1,840
Ministry of Labour Post-Matric Bihar Scholarship
  • Students in classes XI and XII will receive the following amount:
    • Girls - INR 2,400
    • Boys - INR 2,000
    • All the students pursuing ITI courses will receive INR 10,000.
  • Those pursuing a general degree will receive INR 3,000.
  • However, the candidates pursuing professional degrees like BE/ BTech, BSc in Agriculture or MBBS will receive INR 15,000.

Bihar Scholarship - BTSE Talent Search Examination

The Lok Kalyan Parishad and Mployd Edutech Private Limited provide the Bihar Talent Search Examination (BTSE). According to this Bihar scholarship scheme, the students studying between classes X to  XII should appear for the Bihar talent search examination. The qualified students will receive monetary and other benefits. Below are the details of the eligibility criteria and rewards.

Eligibility Criteria for Bihar Scholarship - Bihar Talent Search Examination

Tabulated below are the eligibility criteria of Bihar Scholarship - Bihar Talent Search Examination:

Bihar Scholarships Eligibility Criteria
Bihar Scholarship - BTSE Talent Search Examination
  • The candidates should be permanent residents of Bihar.
  • They should study in classes VII to X.
  • The candidates should have obtained valid marks in the BTSE exam.

Rewards of Bihar Scholarship - Bihar Talent Search Examination

The details of the BTSE Bihar scholarship scheme are as follows:

Bihar Scholarships Benefits
Bihar Scholarship - BTSE Talent Search Examination
  • The selected students will receive INR 20,000.
  • In addition, the students will also receive gifts such as a laptop, tablet, notepad, smart-watch, etc.

Application Process 

The candidates can apply online to the Bihar scholarships through the official websites. Students applying for the post-matric Bihar scholarships can register on the National Scholarship Portal (NSP). Those applying for the other Bihar scholarships should visit the official e-Kalyan portal. Given below are more details regarding the application process and different Bihar scholarship portals.

National Scholarship Portal (NSP)

The candidates can apply for the following Bihar scholarships through the official NSP portal:

  • Post-Matric Bihar Scholarship for SC Category
  • Post-Matric Bihar Scholarship for ST Category
  • Post-Matric Bihar Scholarship for BC/ EBC Category
  • Post-Matric Bihar Scholarship for Students with Disability
  • Ministry of Labour Pre-Matric Bihar Scholarship
  • Ministry of Labour Post-Matric Bihar SCholarship

E-Kalyan Bihar Scholarship Portal

Listed below are the Bihar scholarships available on the e-Kalyan Bihar scholarship portal:

  • Chief Minister Kanya Utthan Yojana for 10+2 Students
  • Chief Minister Kanya Utthan Yojana for Graduate Students

Combined Counselling Board (CCB)

The candidates can apply to the Bihar board scholarship 2021 through the official Combined Counselling Board (CCB), Bihar website.

How to Apply on the E-Kalyan Portal?

The candidates can apply for the chief minister Kanya utthan yojana schemes, under the Bihar scholarships, through the e-Kalyan portal. The students can find a separate Bihar scholarship form 2021 for students in class XII and those pursuing an undergraduate degree. In addition, they can also track the Bihar scholarship status and retrieve the login credentials on the e-Kalyan portal.

Read more E Kalyan Portal.

How to Apply on the National Scholarship Portal?

The candidates can apply for the post-matric Bihar scholarship schemes and the ministry of labour's pre-matric and post-matric scholarship schemes on the NSP portal. The candidates applying for the first time should register on the portal. After completing the Bihar scholarship registration, they will obtain an application ID and password. The applicants can apply on the national scholarship portal with the Bihar scholarship login credentials sent to their registered number.

Read more National Scholarship Portal - NSP.

How to Apply for the Combined Counselling Board (CCB)?

The candidates pursuing diploma, undergraduate, or postgraduate degrees can apply to the combined counselling board. It is also popularly known as the Bihar board scholarship. They can apply for the Bihar scholarship online 2021 by visiting the official Combined Counselling Board (India) website. The applicants should submit the Bihar scholarship online application form after uploading the necessary documents. In addition, the candidates should take a printout of the CCB application receipt and carry it with them while attending the counselling process.

Read more CCB Scholarship.

Essential Documents for Bihar Scholarships

The applicants should prepare the essential documents and keep them ready before applying for the Bihar scholarships. They should scan the documents and convert them into the prescribed format. The students should ensure the documents are authenticated and attested by the authorities. Listed below are the essential documents required for the application of Bihar scholarships:

  • Candidate's passport size photo
  • Domicile certificate
  • Aadhaar card
  • Marksheets
  • Admission letter 
  • Bank details
  • Caste certificate
  • Income certificate

Contact Details of Bihar Scholarships

The candidates applying for schemes on the E-Kalyan, NSP and CCB portal can read the Bihar scholarship contact numbers of different portals below:

E-Kalyan Portal

The candidates applying for Bihar scholarships on the e-Kalyan portal can refer to the below contact details:

Phone Numbers

  • Adarsh Abhishek - +91-8292825106
  • Raj Kumar - +91-7004360147
  • Kumar Indrajeet - +91-8986294256
  • IP Phone (For NIC) - 23323

Email ID: [email protected]

National Scholarship Portal

Candidates applying for the Bihar scholarships on the National Scholarship Portal (NSP) can get the contact details of the district nodal officers for the respective districts. They can contact the officers in case of any queries. The students can click on the link to access the contact details.

Combined Counselling Board 

The Bihar scholarship helpline no., for the combined counselling board scheme is as follows:

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