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Post-Matric Hindi Scholarships

The main objective of the scheme is to encourage study of Hindi in non-Hindi speaking States and to make available to the Governments of these States, suitable personnel for teaching and other posts where knowledge of Hindi is essential. Number of Scholarships are 2500. The scheme of Scholarship to Students from non-Hindi Speaking States for post matric Studies in Hindi was introduced in 1984-85 on All India basis. The State Governments announce the scheme and invite applications by issuing a press notification. The scholarships under the scheme are awarded for the following recognised full time courses with Hindi as one of the subjects on the basis of results of examination next below conducted by the Board of Education or University or recognised Voluntary Hindi Organisation.(a) Pre-University / Intermediate and equivalent Examinations: On the basis of Matriculation; SSLC or an equivalent Examinations.(b) First Degree (Pass and Honours) Courses: On the basis of PUC Examination, Higher Secondary Examination, Indian School Certificate Examination and Intermediate or an equivalent Examination.(c) MA (Hindi): On the basis of BA, B.Sc. / B.Com. (Pass or Honours) or an equivalent examinations. (d) Pre - PhD / M.Litt. (Hindi): On the basis of MA (Hindi) Examination or an equivalent Examination. (e) PhD (Hindi): On the basis of the qualification leading to the admission to the PhD Degree. (f) Full time courses in Hindi for which examinations are conducted by Hindi Voluntary Organisations engaged in the propagation of Hindi or by Universities provided these examinations are recognised as equivalent to Intermediate or above.

The student whose mother tongue is not Hindi and who belong to any of the following States / Union Territories are eligible for scholarship: Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Orissa, Punjab, Sikkim, Tamilnadu, Tripura, West Bengal, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Dadar Nagar Haveli, Goa, Daman & Diu, Lakshadweep, Mizoram and Pondicherry. The award is given on the basis of results of examinations next below conducted by the Board of Education / University / Voluntary Hindi Organisation and passed in the first attempt.

Following categories of student are not eligible for the award
  1. Student who belong to non-Hindi Speaking State but have been residing for any purpose for more than 5 years.
  2. Student in employment (full or part time) unless they are sponsored by the State Government / UT Administration.
  3. Student who wish to continue their studies through correspondence / privately.
  4. Student who are preparing for two courses simultaneously unless Hindi is one of the subjects of study in both these courses. A student in receipt of this scholarship (which is treated as an incentive to learn Hindi) is not barred from receiving any other scholarship. Scholars studying for PhD course can be permitted to accept remuneration for teaching; if it is a part of study / research.
Selection Process
Selection is made by the non-Hindi Speaking State Government / UT Administration on the basis of merit determined by the percentage of aggregate marks obtained in the qualifying examination. Candidates who are in employment and are sponsored by the State Governments are given preference.

Duration and Renewal of Awards
An award once made is tenable for the Course for which it is given subject to good conduct and regularity in attendance. The scholarship is renewed from year to year provided the scholar passes in Hindi, secures promotion to the next higher class and Hindi continues to be part of the course of study in the next higher class. The period of scholarship for Ph.D. is 2/3 years. If a scholar fails to pass the examination or fails in Hindi, the award is cancelled. The award once cancelled will not be restored. The scholarship is renewed on the basis of Annual Progress Report.

Scholarship Amount

Name of the Course

In non-Hindi Speaking States (Rs. Per month)

In Hindi Speaking States (Rs. per month)

Pre-University, Intermediate, First Year of Three-Years Degree Course and equivalent courses



Application Process
Application forms are supplied by non-Hindi Speaking State Governments. Completed applications with attested copies of testimonials, etc should be submitted to the notified authority of non-Hindi speaking state by the prescribed date. Voluntary Hindi Organisations are required to send applications to the State Governments / UT admn. concerned. Institutions conducting courses of Voluntary Hindi Organisation should submit applications through parent body.

For more details, please Contact: District Inspector of School/Director of Education, State/ UT Government

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Published on 4/27/2014 5:12:00 PM

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