Financial assistance under free coaching scheme for SC, OBC students: Apply by Sept 30
Department of Social Justice and Empowerment, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, has invited applications from SC and OBC students for seeking assistance to undertake coaching of their choice under the scheme of Free Coaching for SC and OBC students.
The Free Coaching Scheme of the Department supports coaching of good quality for economically disadvantaged Scheduled Castes and Other Backward Classes candidates to enable them to appear in competitive examinations and/or succeed in obtaining an appropriate job in Public/Private Sector.
The coaching can be taken for following courses under the Scheme (i) Group A and B examinations conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) and the various Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) (ii) Group A and B examinations conducted by the State Public Service Commissions (iii) Officers’ Grade examinations conducted by Banks, Insurance Companies and Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) (iv) Premier Entrance Examinations for admission in (a) Engineering (eg. IIT-JEE), (b) Medical (eg.NEET), (c) Professional courses like Management (eg. CAT) and Law (eg. CLAT), and (d) Any other such disciplines as Ministry may decide from time to time (v) Eligibility tests/examinations like SAT, GRE, GMAT and TOEFL (vi) Entrance examination tests for CPL courses/ National Defence Academy and Combined Defence Services.
Eligibility: Applicants should be students of SC and OBC categories having family income not more than Rs. 8.00 lakh per annum.
A total of 2000 students will get assistance, which is the entire coaching fee or prescribed coaching fee for a course, whichever is less.
The ratio of SC and OBC students to be coached under the Scheme will be 70:30 (1400 and 600 students respectively).
60% of total available slots (1200 students) shall be allotted to the courses for which qualifying exam is graduation (Bachelor’s level). 40% of total slots (800 students) shall be for the courses for which qualifying exam is Class 12.
Stipend of Rs. 6000/- and 3000/- per month will be given to Outstation and Local Students respectively. The stipend will be paid till the duration of the course or for one year, whichever is less. The stipend to each student shall be paid directly by the Ministry through DBT. There will be a Special Allowance- Rs. 2000/- per month for disable students.
Applications can be submitted online at http://coaching.dosje.gov.in/ latest by 30 September 2020.