Merit Cum Means Scholarship
Scholarships will be awarded to students of minority communities throughout the country to pursue degree and/or post graduate level technical and professional courses from a recognized institution. Financial assistance will be given to pursue degree and/or post graduate level technical and professional courses from a recognized institution. Maintenance allowance will be credited to the student’s account.
The course fee will be paid by the State Department directly to the institute concerned. Rate of Scholarship is available at the link,
Students who get admission to a college to pursue technical/professional courses, on the basis of a competitive examination will be eligible for the scholarship. Students who get admission in technical/professional courses without facing any competitive examination will also be eligible for scholarship.
However, such students should have not less than 50% marks at higher secondary/graduation level. Selection of these students will be done strictly on merit basis. A scholarship holder under this scheme will not avail any other scholarship/stipend for pursuing the course. The annual income of the beneficiary/parent or guardian of beneficiary should not exceed Rs.2.50 lakh from all sources. The state department will advertise the scheme every year latest by 31st March and receive the application through the concerned institutions. 30% scholarship will be reserved for girls of each minority community in a state which is transferable to male student of that community in case of non-availability of female candidate in that community in the concerned state. A student residing in a particular State/UT will be entitled for scholarship under the quota of that State/UT only irrespective of his place of study. Details of MMS in Kerala can be had at