The Scheme of "Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship" for Girl Students belonging to the Minority Communities was earlier known as "Maulana Azad National Scholarship" and the same was launched by the then Prime Minister of India Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee at National Conference of Educational & Economic Development of Minorities held on 03.05.2003 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
To recognize, promote and assist girl students belonging to National Minorities who cannot continue their education due to lack of financial support.
Scholarship will be admissible for expenditure on payment of School/College fee, purchase of syllabus books, purchase of stationery/equipments required for the course and payment of Boarding/Lodging charges.
The scheme will be announced by the Maulana Azad Education Foundation (MAEF) well in time on its website i.e. www.maef.nic.in as well as through advertisements in the leading language newspapers and local dailies and by using other suitable publicity media.
Actual amount of scholarship will be provided for admission & course /tuition fee and maintenance allowance as given below subject to a maximum ceiling indicated against item concerned:
|Sr. No||Item||Amount in Rs.|
|1||Admission & tuition fee for classes IX and X||Actual subject to a maximum ceiling of Rs.10000/- (Rupees ten thousand only) which will be released in two installments of Rs. 5000/- each|
|2||Admission & tuition fee for class XI and XII||Actual subject to a maximum ceiling of Rs.12000/- (Rupees twelve thousand only) which will be released in two installments of Rs. 6000/- each|
The scheme is implemented through Scholarship Portal of Maulana Azad Education Foundation (MAEF). It is mandatory for all students to apply online on the Portal i.e. www.maef.nic.in, fill the form and take print out of the same and send to MAEF office, with all the essential documents within stipulated time period.
Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain and Zoroastrians (Parsis) have been notified as minority communities under Section 2 (c) of the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992. The distribution of scholarship among the States/Union Territories will be made on the basis of population of the above notified minorities in the States/ Union Territories of Census 2011.
The selection procedure will be based on the criteria of parent's/guardian's annual income. The selection of the eligible students will be primarily done on the basis of the lower income criteria among the students who have secured at least 50% marks in the previous exam, however there is fixed no. of scholarship quota for each State/UTs based upon the population of the minorities in the concentrated area.
Out of total scholarships each State/UTs will be allocated a fixed number of scholarships quota on the basis of the population of the minorities' in the concentrated area, for which population figures as per 2011census may be relied upon. In case sufficient no. of eligible applications is not available from any State/UTs then its balance quota will be allocated to the same community of other State/UTs from where eligible applications have been received
There are fixed number of scholarships, hence preference for selection has been laid down. Students from BPL families, having the lowest income shall be given preference in the ascending order.
Migration of students during the course of the academic year from one Institution to another would not normally be allowed except under exceptional circumstances and in the interest of the student’s academic career.
Student getting scholarship under any scholarship scheme, being implemented by the Central/State Government shall not be eligible to get scholarship under this scheme.
Scholarship once discontinued on the basis of the rules of disbursement of scholarship cannot be revived under any circumstances.
All rules are subject to change from time to time, as and when required, which will be binding on all.