Rajarshi Shahu Maharaj Scholarship

Key Information

Conducted By Department of Higher Education, Government of Maharashtra
Eligibility Class 12 pass-outs
Region Maharashtra
Rewards Up to 100% tuition fees and exam fees coverage
Last Date of Application January 31, 2021

What is the Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Scholarship?

The Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Scholarship is an initiative of the Department of Higher Education, Government of Maharashtra for the students belonging to economically weaker backgrounds to pursue their higher education. Under this scheme, up to 100% of the tuition fees and exam fees are covered for the professional course pursued by the candidate. 

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Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

The Rajarshi Shahu Maharaj Scholarship is provided to the students who are domicile of Maharashtra state. The other eligibility criteria to be fulfilled to apply for the scholarship are given below:

  1. The applicant should be a domicile of Maharashtra state or should belong to the border of Maharashtra and Karnataka.
  2. The candidate should be currently in Class 12 or passed the board exams to be eligible for this scholarship.
  3. The applicant should belong to the Maratha community.
  4. He/ she should be pursuing any professional/ non-professional course approved by the DHE at a Government-aided/ Non-government aided/ Partially aided/ Unaided/ Permanent Unaided college/ institution.
  5. The annual family income of the applicant should not exceed INR 8,00,000 from all sources.
  6. The candidate should have taken admission for the course through the general quota.
  7. Students pursuing part-time/ distance learning/ correspondence courses are not eligible to apply.
  8. Only the first 2 children of a family are eligible to apply for the scholarship.

Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Scholarship Rewards and Benefits:

Students pursuing education from different recognized institutions receive different benefits of tuition and exam fees coverage. The benefits offered by the Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Scholarship scheme are listed below: 

  1. Up to 100% tuition fees and exam fees.
  2. Over 605 courses such as Medical, Engineering, and other professional courses are covered under this scholarship scheme.
  3. More than 5 lakh students benefit from the scholarship every year.
  4. Students pursuing Professional courses in Government-aided/ Non-government aided with an annual income limit under INR 2,50,000 get 100% tuition fee coverage.
  5. Candidates pursuing Professional courses in Partially aided/ Unaided/ Permanent Unaided college/ institution with an annual income limit under INR 2,50,000 get 50% tuition fee coverage.
  6. Students pursuing Professional courses in Government-aided/ Non-government aided with an annual income limit of INR 2,50,000- INR 8,00,000 get 50% tuition fee coverage.
  7. Candidates pursuing Professional courses in Partially aided/ Unaided/ Permanent Unaided college/ institution with an annual income limit of INR 2,50,000- INR 8,00,000 get 50% tuition fee coverage.
  8. Students pursuing Non-Professional courses in Government-aided/ Non-government aided/Partially aided/ Unaided/ Permanent Unaided college/ institution with an annual income limit under INR 8,00,000 get 100% tuition fee coverage.
  9. Students pursuing Professional courses get 50% of the exam fees.
  10. Students pursuing Non-Professional courses get 100% of the exam fees.
  11. Books and stationary allowance of INR 5000.
  12. Education expense of INR 5000.

Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Scholarship Application Process:

The Rajarshi Shahu Maharaj Scholarship application form is accessed and submitted online. The step-wise application process is given below:

  1. Interested applicants should visit the MahaDBT official portal for scholarship login.
  2. He/ she should click on the ‘New Applicant Registration’ to initiate the registration process. 
  3. The applicant should fill in all the required details and verify the email ID and mobile phone number to register.
  4. The candidate should then complete the Aadhar authentication process either through OTP or biometric.
  5. The applicants who opt for OTP authentication receive an OTP to their registered mobile number.
  6. The candidate should then fill all the details and complete the registration process.
  7. After successful registration, the applicant should log in to the MahaDBT portal using the newly created Username and password.
  8. The scholarship application is accessed and the candidate should fill in all the details such as personal details, communication details, academic details, etc in the application form.
  9. Finally, the applicant should upload all the necessary documents along with the application and click on ‘Submit’ to complete the application process.
  10. The candidate should take a printout of the submitted application form for future reference.

Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Scholarship Documents Required:

The necessary documents to be uploaded along with the Rajarshi Shahu Maharaj Scholarship application form are listed below:

  • Domicile certificate 
  • Annual Income certificate of the previous year authorized by the tehsildar
  • CAP related document (for B.Ed, Law, MPed, BPed students)
  • Gap related document (applicable in case of Gap)
  • Family declaration certificate regarding the 2 children
  • Attendance certificate
  • Previous year mark sheet

Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Scholarship Terms and Conditions:

  1. The candidates who have received the scholarship last year should apply for the renewal.
  2. The student should not have a gap of 2 years during the course.
  3. The candidate should attend every annual/ semester exam to be able to receive the scholarship benefits.
  4. The applicant should not be getting any scholarship/ stipend from any other sources during the course.

Contact Details:

  • Helpline Number: 022-49150800

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