Maulana Azad Scholarship, founded under the name of one of the most prominent freedom fighter and first education minister of free India, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad in the year 1989. This foundation is a celebration of the efforts of this great leader whose life was full of amazing achievements in various fields.
Maulana Azad Scholarship foundation is a non-political, non-profit and voluntary organisation whose establishment has sole aim of promoting education among minorities who are backward but good in academics. It is fully funded by the Govt. of India’s ministry, Ministry of Minority Affairs . The general body of foundation consists of 15 members only. The website can be accessed at http://www.maef.nic.in/
Given below are the pre-requisites of Maulana Azad Scholarship, the following students can apply only
(i) Students belonging to SC/ST/OBC/Girls or students from minority communities – Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, Parsi & Jain notified under Section 2 (c) of the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992.
(ii) Candidate has to submit duly attested and signed by proper authority, minority community certificate on an actionable and legally valid affidavit, until the State Government/Union Territory administration starts to issue the minority community certificate.
(iii) Candidate must be pursuing a regular/full time M.Phil/Ph.D courses in University/Academic Institution by fulfilling conditions of admission of that University/Institution.
(iv) The annual income of the beneficiary/parents or guardian of the beneficiary must not exceed Rs. 2.5 lakh from all sources. Candidate should submit his/her income or his/her parent’s/guardian’s income certificate dully signed and issued by the appropriate Authority.
(v) The candidate should have secured a minimum score of 50% at Post Graduate level.
(vi) Scholarship form should be duly attested and signed by concerned School/College.
(vii) Candidate should produce his/her income certificate issued by Tehsildar, Block officer or Notary Public of the concerned area/Block/Dist.
(vi) Transgender candidates are eligible to apply under the scheme. The reservation followed is as per Government of India norms.
Duration of Fellowship:
|Name of the Course||Max. duration||Admissibility of JRF and SRF|
|M.Phil||2 years or submission of dissertation whichever is earlier||2 years||Nil|
|M.Phil+Ph.D||5 years or submission of Ph.D. thesis whichever is earlier||2 years||Remaining 3 Years|
|Ph.D||5 years or submission of Ph.D. thesis whichever is earlier||2 years||Remaining 3 Years|
Amount Granted under Maulana Azad Scholarship:
|Fellowship Amount||@ Rs.25,000/- p.m. for initial 2 years (JRF)
@ Rs.28,000/- p.m. for remaining time (SRF)
|Contingency for Humanities
Contingency for Social Sciences
Contingency for Commerce
|@ Rs.10, 000/- p.a. for initial 2 years.
@ Rs.20, 500/- p.a. for remaining time
|Contingency for Science||@ Rs.12, 000/- p.a. for initial 2 years
@ Rs.25, 000/- p.a. for remaining time
|Escorts/Reader Assistance||@ Rs.2,000/- p.m. in cases of physically and visually challenged candidates|
How to Apply:
- Open browser and go to the website of Maulana Azad Scholarship http://www.maef.nic.in/
- Choose the link which says Apply Online or use this link to apply http://www.maef.nic.in/REGDemo.aspx
- A webpage opens where you have to fill all the necessary details and information regarding yourself.
- The next requires you to upload the supporting documents for the categories that you have filled in the above step.
- Click on the Submit button to submit the application form.
- A registration number is generated which must be noted down for future reference.
- Take a printout of your scholarship form just for your record in support of submission of the form.
NOTE: The Last date for receipt of Application Form is 30 September 2017.