Port Blair, Sept. 9:  The Ministry of Minority Affairs implements three Scholarships Schemes viz, Pre-Matric, Post-Matric and Merit-cum-Means based Scholarship schemes for the Minority as Central Sector Schemes through National Scholarship Portal (NSP) of the Government of India. The scholarships awarded under these schemes to the economically weaker and meritorious students from the six centrally notified minority communities vis. Buddhist, Christian, Jain, Muslim, Sikh and Zoroastrain (Parsi) pursuing students in Indian in a Government or recognized private university/Institute/College/School.

The economically weaker and meritorious learners of the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), belonging to these categories can avail the benefit of these schemes. The learners can apply under these schemes through the website www.scholarships.gov.in or through the link available on www.minorityaffairs.gov.in. The last date for submission of online application form for Pre- Matric Scholarship schemes is 30th September, 2022 and for Post- Matric /Top-class/MCM scholarship scheme is 31st October, 2022. For further details learners may contact the IGNOU Regional Centre, Port Blair over Phone: 03192-242888, 03192-230111 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..