Dr BR Ambedkar Post Matric SC Scholarship Scheme


Chief Minister of Punjab state has come up with a new opportunity that has been launched for the benefit of the students. This scheme is called Punjab Dr. BR Ambedkar Post Matric SC Scholarship Scheme. It was launched on the day of Valmiki Jayanti and with some good incentives and scope for the student to grow in education irrespective of their family income. It is one of the best platforms for those scheduled caste students who cannot afford to have their education. However, there are stringent guidelines that are already set. Let us understand more of it.

What is BR Ambedkar SC Scholarship Scheme?

Launched by the Chief Minister of Punjab, Dr. BR Ambedkar Post Matric SC Scholarship is where the SC scholarship certificate is given to the beneficiaries. It is also a good platform to bring the Dalit student ahead in the career for which there has been a skill development center that is launched already. According to the chief minister of the state, the scheduled caste student will get a free high education. The scheme is launched without any kind of financial contribution from the central government. Thus, it would give a complete fee waiver for the scheduled caste students. The institution will also offer free education to the student from scheduled caste under the scheme with a subsidy from the state government.

Objective Of BR Ambedkar Post Matric Scholarship

The primary aim to launch such a scheme is to offer better education facilities to the students who are below the normal students. The students of the scheduled caste are getting quite ample advantages using the scheme since they are not usually getting such education facilities easily due to their weak economic background in the society. The government of Punjab shall encourage such students to get not just better but also higher education so that they will do something for the betterment of their future. This way they will have better living just like any other normal student of a different category type. The student will be able to even earn a monthly stipend to purchase the uniform and books.

Benefits of Dr. BR Ambedkar Post Matric SC Scholarship Scheme

Those who are not aware of the benefits associated with the BR Ambedkar SC Scholarship Scheme, listed are some to not miss out: -

  • The launching of the scheme was done without any kind of financial contribution from the Centre

  • The schema shall offer the advantage of more than 3 lakh poor SC student each year

  • It would involve no upfront payment by such students to government/private educational institutions

  • The student will earn a monthly stipend to buy books, uniforms

  • The institute shall offer free education to SC students against direct subsidy from the state government

  • The scheme would also include a budget for Parikrama Construction of Rs. 1.3 crores, Maharishi Valmiki Panorama of Rs. 25-30 crore, Sarovar Filtration Plant of Rs. 4.75 crores and Sarai Furniture of Rs. 2 crores

  • There will be more than 90 trainees who will be part of this institute

  • The strength of the student would be increased to 240 by the coming year once the renovation is done. Besides the budget renovation itself will even increase for Rs. 1.82 crores and machinery by a price of Rs. 3.5 crore

  • Many courses will get increased every year as compared to the current one.

  • Students will have a better state-of-the-art facility in the institute.

How to Apply for an online application form

The Department of Backward Classes and Welfare of Scheduled Castes of Government of Punjab shall offer the Dr. BR Ambedkar Post Matric SC Scholarship Scheme Online Registration to OBC and SC students who are residing in Punjab state. The primary motive of such a scheme is to offer financial help to the scheduled caste students who shall be studying at the post matriculation or post-secondary stage and thus allow them to finish their education.

It is possible to do the registration using the basic information. The system will create the ID of an applicant along with the password. Simply take a note of tense credentials. Once you fill-up the online application in different settings as you want and submit only when you think all the details are rightly filled up. The software will give you the better facility to give your application. But once you submit the lock to your application then it would be difficult for you to make any further changes.

The eligible applicant who wishes to be part of this scheme must understand the instruction and then only should go ahead with the Punjab Post Matric SC Scholarship Scheme Form steps given below:

  • Visit the Official Website of Dr. BR Ambedkar Post Matric SC Scholarship Scheme which is www.scholarships.punjab.gov.in.

  • Once the homepage appears, click on the ‘Student Registration’ to register on the portal as a new user. 

  • Once you will have the username and password, save them for later purpose

  • You will also have an application form opened on another page. Enter all information asked such as name, father/ mother name, date of birth, Aadhaar, gender, caste, and other information 

  • Upload all the important documents asked and then click on the submit button. 

  • You can even press the Registered Student’s Login’ where you can log on to the website with credentials that were given to you earlier. 

  • Press Apply for the scholarship tab 

  • Fill up all the information in the form and then Press-Register Scholarship Application Form’ to submit.

  • Now select the tab on the application from the left side and upload all the documents that are asked for.

  • Once you click finish, your form will be submitted

How to renew the Dr. Ambedkar Scholarship

  • Visit the Official Website of Dr. BR Ambedkar Post Matric SC Scholarship Scheme i.e., www.scholarships.punjab.gov.in. and click on ‘New Registration. 

  • Enter your credentials that must have been shared with you 

  • You can then see the section of Renewal Application’ tab for the current year on which you need to click  

  • Enter all the personal details and use a new User ID and password that were generated 

  • You will then be able to use the credentials to access the portal and fill up the application form

  • You can even see the application form that is displayed where the applicant can enter information such as last years’ merit score, attendance details, etc.

  • Update the details if required and upload all the required documents

  • Click ‘Submit’ the renewal application form.

Important Dates

The key dates are as follows:

  • Last date to submit the application form: February 15th, 2021

  • Last date for institutes to forward the applications to the concerned authorities: February 18th, 2021

  • Last date for the concerned authorities to forward the online proposals to the line department: February 20th, 2021

  • Last date for line departments to send online proposals to the welfare department: February 22nd, 2021

Important Document to Apply Online

  • Domicile certificate

  • Handicap certificate (if applicable)

  • Copy of high school certificate

  • Self-attested photocopy of the Caste certificate

  • Parents’ income certificate

  • Copy of the first page of the bank passbook

Dr. BR Ambedkar Post Matric SC Scholarship Scheme Eligibility Criteria

  • The annual family income of OBC students should not exceed INR 1,00,000

  • Applicants should belong to SC, OBC, and should be an Indian National.

  • Applicants should be enrolled in a post-matric course from a recognized institution.

  • Candidates pursuing distance learning can apply.

  • The annual family income of SC students should not exceed INR 2,50,000.

  • The candidates should have passed Class10

  • Applicants pursuing postgraduate Medical courses should not be practicing during the period of the course.

  • The student applying for this scheme should not be getting a scholarship/ stipend from any other sources.


On the auspicious occasion of the Maharishi Valmiki anniversary, Captain Amarinder Singh had announced the launching of Dr. BR Ambedkar Post Matric SC Scholarship scheme. Even the Ministry of Social Justice has approved this scheme. The primary focus of this scheme is to give financial support to students who are quite weak at the economical level and suppressed too. This scheme is meant for all the applicants who have been staying in the country. The scholarship scheme is categorized into pre and post-matric. under the pre-matric group Students from class 1st to 10th come while students from UG and PG come under the post-matric group.

Q and A

How to check the status of my application?

  • You need to visit the official website which is www.scholarships.punjab.gov.in. where you need to login by entering credentials 

  • Then you will have to click on “Edit-Lock-Print Application” 

  • Further, Select the “Track Status” option. You will then get the current status of the scholarship

What are the benefits of the scholarship scheme?

  • Class 11th & 12th – Rs 1200/month.

  • Class 9th & 10th- Rs 1500/month.

  • Class 1st to 8th – Rs 1000/month.

  • For UG/PG completion the fee that would be non-refundable will be offered.

What if I forget my Applicant ID/ Password?

  • You can recover your Applicant ID/ Password from http://www.scholarships.punjab.gov.in/Public/ResetApplicantPassword.aspx

  • Click on Registered students: Recover your password section 

  • You will then be able to fill up details like First Name, Date of Birth, Mobile Number, and e-mail Id 

  • Your application will then again regenerate the Password

  • SMS stating the same shall be sent to your contact Mobile Number.