Dr Ambedkar Scholarship

Key Information

Conducted By Department of Welfare of Scheduled Castes (SC) and Backward Classes (BC), Government of Punjab
Eligibility Class 11- Post doctoral level candidates
Region Punjab, India
Rewards Up to INR 1200 per month plus other benefits
Last Date of Application January 4, 2021

What is the Dr. Ambedkar Scholarship?

The Department of Welfare of Scheduled Castes (SC) and Backward Classes (BC), Government of Punjab provides the Dr. Ambedkar scholarship to the SC and OBC students belonging to Punjab. The scholarship aims to provide financial aid in the form of post-matric scholarships to students from economically weaker backgrounds to assist in their higher education. 

Scholarship Quick Links:

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Dr. Ambedkar Scholarship Key Dates:

 The Dr. Ambedkar Scholarship application start and end date are given below:

Particulars Important Dates **

Application Start Date

26th November 2020

Application End Date

4th January 2021

** Dates are tentative and can be changed at the discretion of the provider.

Dr. Ambedkar Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

The Dr. Ambedkar scholarship is provided to economically backward SC/ OBC students belonging to Punjab. The other eligibility criteria for the post-matric schemes for SC and OBC students are given below:

Post-matric scholarship for SC Students:

  1. The annual family income of SC students should not exceed INR 2,50,000.
  2. Applicants should belong to SC and should be an Indian National.
  3. Students who shift their course of study after completion of one or more levels of education are not eligible to apply. The students should be studying the same course until completion to avail of the scholarship.
  4. Applicants pursuing postgraduate Medical courses are eligible to apply provided they do not practice during the period of the course.
  5. Candidates pursuing distance learning/ correspondence are also eligible to apply.
  6. The student should have passed Class10 and should be enrolled in a post-matric course or post-secondary course from a recognized institution
  7. The student applying for this scheme should not be getting a scholarship/ stipend from any other sources.
  8. Applicants receiving pre-examination coaching with financial assistance from the State/ Central Government are not eligible for the stipend during the coaching program.

Post-matric scholarship for OBC Students:

  • Applicants should belong to OBC and should be an Indian National.
  • The annual family income of OBC students should not exceed INR 1,00,000.
  • Only 2 boys of the same set of parents/ guardians are eligible to apply for the scholarship. This rule does not apply to girl candidates.
  • The candidates should have passed Class10 and should be enrolled in a post-matric course or post-secondary course from a recognized institution.
  • Applicants pursuing postgraduate Medical courses are eligible to apply provided they do not practice during the period of the course.
  • Candidates pursuing distance learning/ correspondence are also eligible to apply.
  • Students receiving pre-examination coaching with financial assistance from the State/ Central Government are not eligible for the stipend during the coaching program.
  • The student applying for this scheme should not be getting a scholarship/ stipend from any other sources.

Dr. Ambedkar Scholarship Rewards and Benefits:

The scholarship provides a monetary benefit to the economically weaker students to complete their higher studies. The scholarship amount is transferred via Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) to the applicants’ bank account. The detailed scholarship benefits are explained below:

Scholarship Benefits For SC Students:

  1. Thesis typing/ printing charges of up to INR 1600 to research scholars.
  2. Study tour charges of up to INR 1600 per annum for students studying professional and technical courses.
  3. Persons with disabilities get Transport allowance of INR 160 per month, Escort allowance of INR 160 per month, Special pay of INR 160 per month, and an additional allowance of INR 240 per month.
Scholarship Groups Reward and Benefits

Group 1- UG/ PG level courses like MPhil/Ph.D./ Post-doctoral Medicine research/ Engineering and allied courses/ Veterinary and allies classes/ Fashion technology/ Agriculture/ Management/ Commercial Pilot Licence/ PG diploma courses in leadership/ Pharmacy/ CA/ ICWA/ CS/ CFA/ LLM

  • Book allowance of INR 1200.
  • Reader allowance of INR 240.
  • Hostellers receive an amount of INR 1200 per month for 10 months.
  • Day scholars receive an amount of INR 550 per month for 10 months.

Group 2- UG/ PG courses leading to degree/ diploma/ certificate in Pharmacy/ Nursing/ LLB/ BFS/ Mass Communication/ Hotel Management/ Financial Services for which minimum level of study is Class 12 and other PG courses such as MA/ M.Sc/ M.Com/ M.Ed.

  • Book allowance of INR 1200.
  • Reader allowance of INR 240.
  • Hostellers receive an amount of INR 820 per month for 10 months.
  • Day scholars receive an amount of INR 530 per month for 10 months.

Group 3- All courses not included in Group 1 and 2 leading to BA/ BSc/ BCom degree.

  • Book allowance of INR 1200.
  • Reader allowance of INR 200.
  • Hostellers receive an amount of INR 570 per month for 10 months.
  • Day scholars receive an amount of INR 300 per month for 10 months.

Group 4- All non-degree post-matric classes with the minimum level of study being Class 10 such as Class 11/ 12/ both general and professional/ ITI/ 3-year Diploma/ Polytechnic etc.

  • Book allowance of INR 1200.
  • Reader allowance of INR 160.
  • Hostellers receive an amount of INR 380 per month for 10 months.
  • Day scholars receive an amount of INR 230 per month for 10 months.

Scholarship Benefits for OBC Students:

  • Thesis typing/ printing charges of up to INR 1000 to research scholars.
  • Study tour charges of up to INR 900 per annum for students studying professional and technical courses.
Scholarship Groups Reward and Benefits

Group 1- UG/ PG level courses like MPhil/Ph.D./ Post-doctoral Medicine research/ Engineering and allied courses/ Veterinary and allies classes/ Fashion technology/ Agriculture/ Management/ Commercial Pilot Licence/ PG diploma courses in leadership/ Pharmacy/ CA/ ICWA/ CS/ CFA/ LLM

  • Book allowance of INR 900.
  • Reader allowance of INR 175.
  • Hostellers receive an amount of INR 750 per month for 10 months.
  • Day scholars receive an amount of INR 350 per month for 10 months.

Group 2- UG/ PG courses leading to degree/ diploma/ certificate in Pharmacy/ Nursing/ LLB/ BFS/ Mass Communication/ Hotel Management/ Financial Services for which minimum level of study is Class 12 and other PG courses such as MA/ M.Sc/ M.Com/ M.Ed.

  • Book allowance of INR 900.
  • Reader allowance of INR 175.
  • Hostellers receive an amount of INR 510 per month for 10 months.
  • Day scholars receive an amount of INR 335 per month for 10 months.

Group 3- All courses not included in Group 1 and 2 leading to BA/ BSc/ BCom degree.

  • Book allowance of INR 900.
  • Reader allowance of INR 130.
  • Hostellers receive an amount of INR 400 per month for 10 months.
  • Day scholars receive an amount of INR 210 per month for 10 months.

Group 4- All non-degree post-matric classes with the minimum level of study being Class 10 such as Class 11/ 12/ both general and professional/ ITI/ 3-year Diploma/ Polytechnic etc.

  • Book allowance of INR 900.
  • Reader allowance of INR 90.
  • Hostellers receive an amount of INR 260 per month for 10 months.
  • Day scholars receive an amount of INR 160 per month for 10 months.

Dr. Ambedkar Scholarship Application Process:

The application process of the scholarship is online. The Dr. Ambedkar Scholarship form is available in the scholarship portal and interested applicants should apply within the stipulated time. The detailed application procedure is given below:

  1. Applicants should visit the Dr. Ambedkar Scholarship Portal.
  2. As a new user, the student should click on the ‘Student Registration’ tab to register on the scholarship portal. A User ID and password is generated on successful registration.
  3. The applicant should click on the ‘Registered Students’ Login’ to log in to the portal by using the registered User ID and password.
  4. He/ she should click on the ‘Apply for Scholarship’ to access the application form.
  5. The application form has to be filled in with all the required details.
  6. The applicant should check for correctness of all the details entered and then click on the ‘Register Scholarship Application form’ to submit the Dr. Ambedkar application form.
  7. The candidate has to click on the left side tab of the application form to upload all the documents needed to verify the candidates’ credentials.
  8. Finally, the applicant should take a printout of the submitted application and then submit it to the respective institute along with all the attested supporting documents. 

Dr. Ambedkar Scholarship Renewal Process:

All applicants (both new and renewal applicants) interested in availing the scholarship have to register themselves on the Dr. Ambedkar Scholarship Portal. The detailed renewal process is explained below:

  1. The renewal candidate has to visit the Dr. Ambedkar Scholarship Portal and click on ‘New Registration.
  2. He/ she should enter the user ID and password being used previously.
  3. The applicant should then click on the ‘Renewal Application’ tab for the current year.
  4. All personal details have to be entered and a new User ID and password are generated.
  5. The candidate should log in to the portal using the new credentials obtained.
  6. The application form is displayed where the applicant should enter details like last years’ merit score, attendance details, etc.
  7. He/ she can update any other details if needed.
  8. The final step is to upload all the required documents and ‘Submit’ the renewal application form.

Dr. Ambedkar Scholarship Portal Key Features:

The Dr. Ambedkar Punjab Scholarship Portal is used by the applicants to apply for the scholarship. The renewal of the scholarship also needs to be done through the portal provided the applicant fulfills all the conditions for renewal. The other key features of the scholarship portal are:

  • The applicants can get information about the registered institutes and their profiles on the portal.
  • A list of all courses applicable for the scholarship along with the branch details and fee structure.
  • All details of the post-matric scholarship schemes can be found on the portal.
  • Applicants can also track the status of their application on the scholarship portal.

Dr. Ambedkar Scholarship Documents Required:

The documents to be uploaded along with the Dr. Ambedkar Scholarship Application form are:

  • Self-attested photocopy of the Caste certificate
  • Domicile certificate
  • Parents’ income certificate
  • Copy of high school certificate
  • Copy of first page of bank passbook
  • Handicap certificate (if applicable)

Contact Details:

For any queries or information related to the scholarship scheme or its application procedure, the applicants can contact the respective departments through the helpline/ telephone number. The details are available in the Dr. Ambedkar Scholarship Contact List.

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