Four scholarship schemes are being implemented by the Ministry of Minority Affairs for students belonging to Minority Communities as notified under Section 2(c) of National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992 viz. Pre-matric, Post-matric, Merit-cum-Means based scholarships and Maulana Azad National Fellowship.
Giving this information in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Shri Vincent H. Pala, Minister of State for Minority Affairs, said that the Ministry has implemented Online Scholarship Management System (OSMS) for Merit-cum-Means based scholarship scheme from 2011-12.
The same is being extended to Post-matric scholarship scheme from this year i.e. 2012-13. This has simplified the entire procedure of granting scholarships from application stage to the final processing stage. Further details of the schemes may be seen at www.minorityaffairs.gov.in.