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Scholarships in India – Means-based scholarships

Parul Patel

Parul Patel

Teaching is my passion, I believe in holding classes in batch so I can give more individual attention to the students. I find both strengths and weaknesses and work on them separately. Working as a Private tutor for students studying a variety of Math and Physics courses


Scholarships in India – Means-based scholarships

Scholarships are also broadly categorized into means-based scholarships which are disbursed to students after considering their financial need. Yes, there are some scholarships in India that are specifically meant for students coming from economically backward classes. The major factor that determines whether a student is eligible for such scholarships is the annual family income of the family.

Explore some of the most popular means-based scholarships in the list provided below through the link :

This list can give you an awareness of what are the scholarships that fulfil your financial need in pursuit of education.

List of means-based scholarships in India

S.No. Scholarship Name Applicable For Application Period*
1. Pre-Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities Students of class 1st to 10th August to September
2. Post Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities Students of Class 11th to PhD August to September
3. HDFC Educational Crisis Scholarship Students of class 6 to 12 / undergraduates/ postgraduates June to August
4. Financial Assistance for Education of the Wards of Beedi/Cine/IOMC/LSDM Workers – Pre-Matric Students of class 1st to 10th August to October
5. Financial Assistance for Education of the Wards of Beedi/Cine/IOMC/LSDM Workers – Post-Matric Class 11th to post-graduation November to January
6. Dr. Ambedkar Post Matric Scholarship for Economically Backward Classes (EBC), Tripura SC, Denotified Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes, Landless Agricultural Labourers and Traditional Artisans April to May


National Overseas Scholarship for SC Students Muslim students pursuing graduation May to July


8 AMP Higher Education Scholarship Fund Students pursuing diploma, degree or postgraduate degree June to August
9. SHDF Scholarships MBA applicants June to August
10. INSEAD Deepak & Sunita Gupta Endowed Scholarships 1st year MBA Students (India) July
11. IDFC First MBA Scholarship Students from class 5 to graduate level July to October
12. The G.S.B Scholarship Bachelor’s degree applicants March to April
13. Azim Premji University Undergraduate Scholarship Differently-abled students October to December
14. AICTE-Saksham Scholarship Scheme Class 11th to post-graduation Runs all through the year



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