Post-Matric Scholarship to VJNT Students by Government of Maharashtra

The Government of Maharashtra social welfare department is providing fresh and renewal scholarships for post Matric Students of Vimukta Jati and Nomadic Tribes (VJNT) category. The social welfare department is providing scholarship to students who belong to V.J.N.T. and also pursuing 11th and 12th classes in any district of Maharashtra state. In order to encourage the VJNT students to undergo Post-Matric Courses, the Government of Maharashtra has introduced a scheme known as the Government of Maharashtra Post-Matric Scholarship to V.J.N.T. students. This Scheme is to encourage students to continue education by providing financial assistance. This scheme will provide better opportunities for increase their rate of attainment in higher education and enhance their employability and empowerment through education.

Benefits of Post-Matric Scholarship to VJNT Students:

  1. Post Matric Scholarship for OBC provides benefits in the form of financial assistance for pursing higher education and cover daily expenses
  2. V.J.N.T. Students are paid maintenance allowance from Rs. 90 to Rs. 190 per month for hostellers and Rs. 150 to Rs. 425 per month for day scholar students
  3. In addition to maintenance allowance all fees which are compulsorily payable by the students to the institutions are also being paid under the scheme

Required Eligibility and Conditions for applying Post-Matric Scholarship to VJNT Students:

  1. Student should belong to VJNT category
  2. The parents/Guardians whose annual income up to Rs. 1.00 lakh
  3. Students engaged in full time employment are not eligible
  4. Repeaters are not eligible for that standard. After passing they are eligible for higher standard
  5. All children of the same parents are eligible for the scholarship
  6. No scholarship will be paid to the students under this scheme from the date he /she accepts another scholarship / stipend

Document Required for Post-Matric Scholarship to VJNT Students:

  1. Caste certificate
  2. Caste validity (If Available)
  3. Income certificate not exceeding more than Rs. 1,00,000/- (1 lakh)
  4. Domicile certificate
  5. Residence proof e.g. certificate from residence authority
  6. Aadhar card
  7. Bank Details e.g. IFSC code, MICR code, Account number, Account holder name, Branch name
  8. School Mark sheets and certificates
  9. Bonafide certificate
  10. Passport size photograph

Application Procedure for Post-Matric Scholarship to VJNT Students: 

  1. Student should go to and fill the Scholarship application form, upload documents
  2. The candidates after filling up the application on-line shall submit a print out of the application to the School/Institute in which he/she is studying
  3. Online application is to be filled for the first year of that course only

Contact Details:

  1. Candidate can contact to the institute where he/she pursuing education
  2. The office of Assistant Commissioner of Social Welfare concerned District

References & Details:

  1. For more details regarding documents and other help please visit official website:


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