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Office of the Directorate of Welfare of Plain Tribes and Backward Classes Assam Invites Applications for Pre-Matric and Post-Matric Scholarships for Students of ST and OBC for the Year 2018-19

It is for information to all concerned that applications for Pre-Matric and Post-Matric scholarships for students belonging to Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Other Backward Classes (OBC) are invited for the year 2018-19 through National Scholarship Portal (NSP) http://www.scholarships.gov.in as per decision taken by the Government of Assam. Proposal will be entertained through on line portal only for students studying in Govt./ Govt aided/ Govt.recognized/Madhyamik/Middle/PrimarySchool/University/Higher Secondary/Colleges including Medical/Technical Institutions etc.

All eligible students belonging to ST and OBC communities studying in various educational institutions in the State of Assam and outside the State of Assam are to submit applications for Scholarship for the year 2018-19 through the aforesaid website. The applications will have to be submitted within 20.01.2019 positively. There shall be no extension of time under any circumstances.


Verification of online applications will be conducted at two levels: (1) Institution (schools / colleges / etc.) and (2) State (Directorate). The last date for completion of verification of online applications at the Institution level is 10.02.2019 and for State level is 28.02.2019.


Institutions which are yet to register themselves in the NSP are requested to do so /immediately. 

Guidelines and FAQs are uploaded on the NSP which may be consulted by applicants and institutions.


The scholars have to first register on NSP. During registration they are required to upload bank passbook and after successful registration they are given application id and password on their registered mobile number.


At the time of online application, the students will be required to upload two mandatory documents, namely,

(1) Income Certificate and

(2) Caste Certificate.


All scholars (both fresh and renewal applicants) applying on NSP will use the NEW USER tab (and not RENEWAL TAB) as Assam is using the portal for the first time. The “Renewal” tab will be functional only from the next financial year.


All the Heads of Educational Institutions are requested to follow the guidelines issued by Govt. of India for selection of students of their respective institutions which is available in the website http://www.scholarships.gov.in.


Institutions are hereby informed that verification of applications that include checking of documents viz., Caste Certificate, Income Certificate, etc. is the responsibility of the Head of the Institution and he or she will be responsible/liable for any false or incorrect information. It is also the responsibility of the Head of the Institutions to mobilize online applications of students and after verification of applications within the dateline, submit the hard copy of the approved verified list to the office of the undersigned as early as possible, and not later than 15.02.2019.

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Sd/- Dy. Director,

Office of the Directorate of Welfare of Plain Tribes and Backward Classes Assam
WPT & BC, Assam
Rukmini Nagar, Guwahati-6

Janasanyog/D/7120/18

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