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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 NameApplicable ForApplication Period*
1.Pre-Matric Scholarships Scheme for MinoritiesStudents of class 1st to 10thAugust to September
2.Post Matric Scholarships Scheme for MinoritiesStudents of Class 11th to PhDAugust to September
3.HDFC Educational Crisis ScholarshipStudents of class 6 to 12 / undergraduates/ postgraduatesJune to August
4.Financial Assistance for Education of the Wards of Beedi/Cine/IOMC/LSDM Workers – Pre-MatricStudents of class 1st to 10thAugust to October
5.Financial Assistance for Education of the Wards of Beedi/Cine/IOMC/LSDM Workers – Post-MatricClass 11th to post-graduationNovember to January
6.Dr. Ambedkar Post Matric Scholarship for Economically Backward Classes (EBC), TripuraSC, Denotified Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes, Landless Agricultural Labourers and Traditional ArtisansApril to May


National Overseas Scholarship for SC StudentsMuslim students pursuing graduationMay to July


8AMP Higher Education Scholarship FundStudents pursuing diploma, degree or postgraduate degreeJune to August
9.SHDF ScholarshipsMBA applicantsJune to August
10.INSEAD Deepak & Sunita Gupta Endowed Scholarships1st year MBA Students (India)July
11.IDFC First MBA ScholarshipStudents from class 5 to graduate levelJuly to October
12.The G.S.B ScholarshipBachelor’s degree applicantsMarch to April
13.Azim Premji University Undergraduate ScholarshipDifferently-abled studentsOctober to December
14.AICTE-Saksham Scholarship SchemeClass 11th to post-graduationRuns all through the year



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