77046 Applied for Merit-cum-Means Scholarship

A total of 77,046 students have applied through the Online Scholarship Management System (OSMS) to institutes spread across the country for fresh scholarships under the Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme of the Ministry of Minority Affairs. As per the time line for the Scheme, the last date for submitting online applications for fresh scholarships for the year 2011-12 was 30th September, 2011.

The Online System for students for Merit-cum-Means based scholarship scheme was launched by Shri Salman Khurshid, Minister of Minority Affairs, on the 15th of April this year. With this facility the students can apply online from anywhere for getting this scholarship.

The site can be accessed through URL www.momascholarship.gov.in. The Ministry had decided to have an Online System for the Merit-cum-Means based scholarship scheme in October last year. A consensus to this effect was arrived at with all States/UTs in a meeting held with them on 9 November, 2010. The project was sanctioned in November, 2010 and work for the development of the software was entrusted to NIC.

Last Date  for Reaching  Hard Copy  of  Fresh Application Forms  to the Institutions   5th October 2011

Source: Press Information Bureau

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