MahaDBT Scholarship 2021-22 Online Applications, Eligibility

MahaDBT Scholarship 2021-22 Online Applications, Eligibility
MahaDBT Scholarship 2021-22 Online Applications, Eligibility

Mahadbt 2022 – Aaple Sarkar DBT (Direct Benefit Transfer) or MahaDBT is a renowned online scholarship portal of the Government of Maharashtra. It hosts around 38 post-matric scholarships offered by different departments under the state government. The students who are domiciled in Maharashtra can apply for these scholarships through the MahaDBT portal.

The key objective of the portal is to ensure the effective implementation and disbursement of scholarships within the state. It also promotes transparency in the applications submitted and documents uploaded by students apart from the smooth disbursement of scholarships directly into the account of the beneficiaries. Students need to search for “mahadbtmahait” which will direct them to MahaDBT portal.

Here are a few important points related to the current MahaDBT scholarship status:

  • The window for mahaDBT Scholarship Renewal for the academic year 2021-22 is open till 31st May 2022.
  • The re-application for the mahaDBT scholarship for the academic year 2020-21 has been extended till 31st May 2022. 
  • The MahaDBT scholarship application process for the academic year 2021-22 started on 31st December 2021
  • Application acceptance date for the Government of India Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for Scheduled Caste for the academic year 20221-22 has started. The last date for renewal application acceptance is 31st May 2022.
  • For fresh registration (new application acceptance), the last date to apply for the online scholarship will also be 31st May 2022.

So, students interested to apply for this scholarship scheme must apply on or before the last date. In this article, students will get an insight into the MahaDBT portal, the scholarships available on it and the process to follow to apply for them. Added to this, aspirants will also get to know important details related to the scholarships such as their eligibility, application process, benefits, documents required and more.

MahaDBT Scholarship: Maharashtra Direct Benefit Transfer (MahaDBT) is a government-run web portal where students who have passed the class 10 board exam (Post Matric students) can apply for scholarships. It is a project funded by the government of India’s Direct Benefit Transfer scheme. The MahaDBT portal’s primary goal is to enable the efficient implementation and disbursement of scholarships to students in Maharashtra. It also intends to increase openness in student applications and papers and the easy transfer of scholarships directly into the accounts of the recipients.

Through the MahaDBT portal, students can apply for numerous scholarship schemes sponsored by various Maharashtra government departments and organisations. A direct link to the MahaDBT portal to apply online is also provided here. Read the entire article to find out about The MahaDBT login, MahaDBT portal, MahaDBT scholarship form and if you qualify for the MahaDBT scholarship and how to apply.

Deadline: May 31, 2022

Brief Description:

  • Course Level: Post-matric scholarships
  • Study Subject: All
  • Number: 48
  • Award: Fully-Funded
  • The program can be taken in Maharashtra

MahaDBT 2021-22: An Overview

Before getting into details of how to apply for Maharashtra Scholarship 2021-22, let’s have an overview of the list of Government departments and the list of scholarships that are offered under each department:

S.NoDepartment NameNumber of Scholarships Offered
1.Department of Tribal Development5
2.Directorate of Higher Education13
3.Directorate of Technical Education2
4.VJNT, OBC & SBC Welfare Department9
5.Directorate of Medical Education and Research3
6.Minority Development Department3
7.Maharashtra Council of Agriculture Education and Research2
8.Directorate of Art2
9.Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University2
10.Skill Development, Employment and Entrepreneurship Development1
11.Social Justice and Special Assistance Department6
 Total48
Mahadbt 2022

MahaDBT Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of Maharashtra DBT for various departments are given below:

MahaDBT Social Justice And Special Assistance Department Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

As presented above, 5 different Maharashtra Scholarships are offered under the Maha DBT SJSA Scholarship. SJSA Scholarship Eligibility Criteria for all the schemes are given below:

1. Maha DBT Government of India Post-Matric Scholarship Eligibility:
a. Annual Income of Parents/Guardians should be less than or equal to 2,50,000
b. Category: SC or Navbouddha category
c. A resident of Maharashtra
d. Students can choose only 2 professional courses
e. A resident of Maharashtra but studying out of Maharashtra is also applicable

2. MahaDBT Post Matric Tuition Fee and Examination Fee Scholarship Eligibility:
a. Parents/Guardian Annual Income should be less or equal to 2,50,000
b. Category: SC or Neo Buddhist
c. A resident of Maharashtra
d. Qualification: SSC/Equivalent
e. Institute should be located in Maharashtra
f. Should have been enrolled only for the Professional course

3. MahaDBT Maintenance Allowance for Students Studying in Professional Courses Scholarship Eligibility
a. Student must have enrolled for Professional Course
b. Family income should be less than 2,50,000
c. Student must reside in Hostel
d. The student must be a scholarship holder of Govt of India

4. MahaDBT Rajarshri Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Merit Scholarship Eligibility
a. The student must be studying Class 11 or Class 12
b. Category: SC
c. No Income Limit
d. A student must be a resident of Maharashtra
e. Students must have secured 75% or above in the SSC exam.

5. MahaDBT Post-Matric Scholarship for Persons with Disability Eligibility
a. Students must be physically disabled
b. Must be a resident of Maharashtra and should have enrolled in a recognized university

MahaDBT Department Of Tribal Development Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

There are namely 4 different schemes under the Maharashtra Department of Tribal Development. The common eligibility criteria for these four different schemes are given below:

Common MahaDBT ST Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

  1. The students’ category must be only ST
  2. The family income should be less than or equal to 2,50,000

Now let’s look into scheme-wise eligibility criteria:

1. MahaDBT ST Scholarship Eligibility Criteria For Post Matric Scholarship Scheme
a. Common eligibility criteria as listed above
b. The student must have cleared the Class 10 board exams

2. MahaDBT ST Scholarship Eligibility Criteria – Tuition Fee and Exam Fee for Tribal Students
a. Common eligibility criteria as listed above

3. MahaDBT ST Scholarship Eligibility Criteria For Vocational Education Fee Reimbursement
a. Common eligibility criteria as listed above
b. Students enrolled on vocational education courses like, Engineering, Pharmacy, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development, Vaastu Shastra, MBA, and MCA

4. MahaDBT ST Scholarship Eligibility Criteria For Vocational Education Maintenance Allowance
a. Common eligibility criteria as listed above

MahaDBT Directorate Of Higher Education Scholarship Eligibility

13 different types of scholarships are given to students under the MahaDBT Directorate of Higher Education Department. The DBT Scholarship eligibility criteria for all the 13 schemes are given below:

1. Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Shikshan Shulkh Shishyavrutti Scheme Eligibility Criteria
a. Student’s Domicile: Maharashtra
b. Students who reside in Maharashtra State border or Karnataka State border
c. Family Income shouldn’t exceed more than 8 Lakhs
d. The student should have enrolled for a course which is approved by AICTE
e. Students shouldn’t have enrolled for any other scholarship
f. Students must have a two-year gap in any enrolled course
g. General Candidate student who has enrolled for admission can apply

2. Assistance to Meritorious Students Scholarship – Junior Level Eligibility Criteria
a. Qualification: Class 11 & Class 12 students
b. Students must contain DHE sanctioned letter
c. Maharashtra students studying out of Maharashtra are not eligible

3. Education Concession to the Children of Ex-Servicemen Eligibility Criteria
a. Ex-servicemen’s Son, Daughter, Wife, or Widow are eligible to apply
b. Students must have enrolled in government-aided colleges only
c. Maharashtra students studying out of Maharashtra are not eligible

4. Eklavya Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
a. Student must have enrolled in Law degree courses
b. Candidate should have 60% marks in Arts/Commerce and 70% in Science subjects
c. Family annual income shouldn’t exceed Rs 75,000
d. The scholar should not do a part-time or full-time job
e. Maharashtra students studying out of Maharashtra are not eligible

5. State Government Open Merit Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
a. Students should have enrolled in Science, Arts, Commerce or Law Courses
b. Maharashtra students studying out of Maharashtra are not eligible

6. Scholarship to Meritorious Students Possessing Mathematics/Physics Eligibility Criteria
a. Qualification: 60% in Science exam and 60% in Physics & Maths subjects in Class 12 exam
b. Maharashtra students studying out of Maharashtra are not eligible
c. Should be a resident of Maharashtra

7. MahaDBT Government Vidyaniketan Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
a. Qualification: 60% in Class 10 board exams
b. Candidates should have enrolled and qualified under State Government Vidyanikethan only
c. The student should be a resident of Maharashtra
d. Maharashtra students studying out of Maharashtra are not eligible

8. MahaDBT State Government Daxshina Adhichatra Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
a. The student should be a graduate student from a non-agriculture college
b. The student should be residents of Maharashtra
c. Maharashtra students studying out of Maharashtra are not eligible

9. MahaDBT Government Research Adichatra Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
a. Qualification: PG Degree holder with at least 60% of marks
b. Students should be a resident of Maharashtra
c. Maharashtra students studying out of Maharashtra are not eligible

10. MahaDBT Education Concession to the Children Freedom Fighter Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
a. Freedom Fighters Son/Daughter/Wife or Widow are eligible to apply for the scholarship
b. Student should be a resident of Maharashtra
c. Maharashtra students studying out of Maharashtra are not eligible

11. MahaDBT Jawaharlal Nehru University Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
a. Maharashtra students who have studied at JNU
b. Student should be a resident of Maharashtra

12. MahaDBT Assistance to Meritorious Students Scholarship – Senior Level Eligibility Criteria
a. Qualification: Class 11 and Class 12 Students
b. Maharashtra students studying out of Maharashtra are not eligible

13. MahaDBT Dr Punjabrao Deshmukh Vasatigruh Nirvah Bhatta Yojna (DHE) Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
a. Annual income should not exceed more than 8 Lakhs
b. Students should attempt all the Annual or Semester exams
c. Student should not avail of any other Nirvah Bhatta benefits

MahaDBT Directorate Of Technical Education (DTE) Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

There are 2 different schemes under the MahaDBT Directorate of Technical Education department viz., – Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Shikshan Shulkh Shishyavrutti Yojna and Dr Panjabrao Deshmukh Vastigruh Nirvah Bhatta Yojna (DTE). The eligibility criteria for both the schemes are common as listed below:

  1. Nationality: Indian
  2. Domicile: Maharashtra State
  3. Annual Income: Shouldn’t exceed more than 8 Lakhs
  4. Course Attendance: More than or equal to 50%
  5. The student should not have more than 2 years gap in the course
  6. Deemed university students are not eligible
  7. The applicants should have enrolled for college admission through the Centralized Admission Process (CAP)
  8. The student should have enrolled for a Technical or Professional course and must possess a “Bonafide Student of Institute” certificate

MahaDBT VJNT, OBC & SBC Welfare Department Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

There are 8 different schemes of scholarships that are awarded to students under the VJNT, OBC, and SBC Welfare Department. The main aim of this department is to provide Post matric scholarships to VJNT, OBC, and SBC category students. The eligibility criteria for each scholarship vary from one to another.

1. MahaDBT Post Matric Scholarship for VJNT Students Eligibility Criteria:
a. Category: VJNT, OBC, and SBC Category students only
b. Students must have enrolled in a course that is approved by Maharashtra state.
c. Family annual income should not exceed more than 1 Lakh
d. The student should be admitted through the Centralized Admission Process (CAP)
e. The student should maintain at least 75% attendance in the current academic year

2. Tuition Fees and Examination Fees to VJNT Students Eligibility Criteria:
a. Category: VJNT Category students only
b. Student must be a resident of Maharashtra
c. Family annual income should not exceed more than 8 Lakh
d. Students must have enrolled on Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development, and Fisheries or Health Science related courses.
e. Students must have enrolled in aided or unaided government colleges in technical education.

3. Maintenance Allowance to VJNT and SBC Students Studying in Professional Courses and Living in Hostel Attached to Professional Colleges Eligibility Criteria:
a. Category: VJNT and SBC Category students only
b. Student must have enrolled in professional courses such as Engineering, Medical, Veterinary, Architecture, etc
c. Family annual income should not exceed more than 1 Lakh
d. The student should get admission to a professional college only. Students who have been admitted to government colleges are not eligible for this scholarship.

4. Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Merit Scholarship for Students Studying in 11th & 12th Standard of VJNT & SBC Category Eligibility Criteria:
a. Category: Vimukta Jatis, Nomadic Tribes, and Special Backward Classes
b. Student must be studying in Class 11 or Class 12 Junior College
c. Students shouldn’t have any educational gap

5. MahaDBT Post Matric Scholarship to OBC Students Eligibility Criteria:
a. Category: OBC category students only
b. Students must have enrolled in a course that is approved by the Maharashtra state government.
c. The student should be admitted through the Centralized Admission Process (CAP)
d. The student should maintain at least 75% attendance in the current academic year

6. MahaDBT Post Matric Scholarship to SBC Students Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:
a. Category: SBC Category students only
b. Students must have enrolled in a course that is approved by the government.
c. Family annual income should not exceed more than 1 Lakh

7. MahaDBT Tuition Fees and Examination Fees to OBC Students Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:
a. Category: OBC Category students only
b. Student must be a resident of Maharashtra
c. Students must have enrolled on Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development, and Fisheries or Health Science-related courses
d. Students must have enrolled in aided or unaided government colleges in technical education

8. MahaDBT Tuition Fees and Examination Fees to SBC Students Eligibility Criteria:
a. Category: SBC Category students only
b. Student must be a resident of Maharashtra
c. Family annual income should not exceed more than 8 Lakh
d. Students must have enrolled in a course that is approved by the government

MahaDBT School Education And Sports Department Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

The School Education and Sports Department, also known as SESD, has two different schemes that offer scholarships for Junior College students. The Maharashtra Scholarship eligibility criteria for each scheme vary and candidates will have to fulfil the following eligibility criteria to avail of the MahaDBT SESD Scholarship.

1. MahaDBT Open Merit Scholarships in Junior College Eligibility Criteria
a. Student must have enrolled for Class 11 or Class 12
b. Student must have obtained at least 60% in SSC exams

2. MahaDBT Merit Scholarship for Economically Backward Class Students Eligibility Criteria
a. Student must have obtained at least 50% in SSC exams
b. Students must have cleared the board exam in one attempt

MahaDBT Directorate Of Medical Education and Research (DMER) Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

DMER or Directorate of Medical Education and Research Department has two different schemes through which students can avail of the scholarship. DMER Department is specially designed for the students who wish to avail the Maharashtra Scholarship for medical courses. The DMER Scholarship Eligibility Criteria is given below:

1. MahaDBT Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Fee Reimbursement Scheme Eligibility Criteria
a. Student should have enrolled for Medical Course
b. Family annual income should not exceed more than 8 Lakhs

2. MahaDBT Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Hostel Maintenance Allowance Eligibility Criteria
a. Family annual income should not exceed more than 8 Lakhs
b. Applicant’s parents or guardians should be registered labours
c. Students should have enrolled for Medical Course
d. Students who took hostel admission in Mumbai, Pune, Aurangabad, and Nagpur are also eligible for this scholarship

MahaDBT Minority Development Department Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Minority Development Department Scholarship is specially designed for the Minority students who have enrolled on Arts, Commerce, Science, Law, Medical, and other courses in Maharashtra state. The Minority Development Department Scholarship eligibility criteria for different schemes are given below:

1. MahaDBT State Minority Scholarship Part II (DHE) Eligibility Criteria
a. Qualification: UG or PG Graduate from Arts/Commerce/Science/Law/Education courses
b. Domicile: Maharashtra
c. Annual Income: Should not exceed 8 Lakhs
d. Maharashtra students studying out of Maharashtra are not eligible

2. MahaDBT Scholarship for Students of Minority Communities Pursuing Higher and Professional Courses (DTE) Eligibility Criteria
a. Nationality: Indian
b. Domicile: Maharashtra State
c. Annual Income: Shouldn’t exceed more than 8 Lakhs
d. Course Attendance: More than or equal to 50%
e. The applicants should have enrolled for college admission through the Centralized Admission Process (CAP)
f. The student should have enrolled for a Technical or Professional course and must possess a “Bonafide Student of Institute” certificate
g. Student should not have availed any other scholarship

3. MahaDBT Scholarship for Students of Minority Communities Pursuing Higher and Professional Courses (DMER) Eligibility Criteria
a. Student should have enrolled for any Medical Course in the college which is affiliated to Maharashtra University of Health Science, Nashik
b. Annual Income: Shouldn’t exceed more than 8 Lakhs

MahaDBT Scholarship Amount

The Maharashtra Scholarship amount or benefit that is rewarded to students for various scholarships is given below:

Department NameMahaDBT Scholarship NameMahaDBT Scholarship Amount/Benefits
Social Justice and Special Assistance ScholarshipsGovernment of India Post-Matric ScholarshipMaintenance allowance is disbursed into the following 4 groups:Day scholarsGroup I- Rs. 550Group II- Rs. 530Group III- Rs. 300Group IV- Rs. 380HostellersGroup I- Rs. 1200Group II- Rs. 820Group III- Rs. 570Group IV- Rs. 380Additional allowance for SC students:Disability allowanceBlindness/low vision Group I & II- Rs. 150Group III- Rs. 125Group IV- Rs. 100Leprosy cured groups:Transportation allowance up to Rs. 100Escort allowance – Rs. 100Special pay allowance- Rs. 100Extra coaching allowance- Rs. 150Orthopaedic disability group:Transportation allowance- Rs. 100Escort allowance- Rs. 100Special pay allowance- Rs. 100
Post Matric Tuition Fee and Examination Fee (Freeship)Tuition Fees, Exam Fees & other fees will be given to students
Maintenance Allowance for Students Studying in Professional CoursesThe students reside in government hostels.Course duration between 4 to 5 years: Rs. 7,000 per annumCourse duration between 2 to 3 years: Rs. 5,000Course duration below 2 years: Rs. 500The students who are not admitted to government hostels :Course duration between 4 to 5 years: Rs. 10,000 per annumCourse duration between 2 to 3 years: Rs. 7,000 per annumCourse duration below 2 years: Rs. 5,000 per annum
Rajarshri Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Merit ScholarshipRs. 300 per month for 10 months for two years period.
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MahaDBT Contact Details

Students having any queries related to MahaDBT Scholarship can contact the officials through the following contact details:

MahaDBT Helpline Number: 022-49150800
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List of Some Other State Scholarships

Students can check out the other scholarship programmes offered by the Indian states in the table below. 

Scholarship ProgrammeLinks
Uttar Pradesh State ScholarshipUP Scholarship
Maharashtra Students ScholarshipMahaDBT
Karnataka Scholarship- Post-Matric Programme through ePassEpass Scholarship
JnanaBhumi Online Scholarship, Andhra PradeshJnanaBhumi
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FAQs On MahaDBT Scholarship 2021-22

Here, we have enlisted some of the most important frequently asked questions related to the MahaDBT Scholarship 2021-22. Candidates must go through these questions and answers to clear out their doubts regarding the same subject.

Q.1: What is MahaDBTsScholarship?
Ans:
 MahaDBT is otherwise known as Maharashtra Direct Benefit Transfer Scholarship which provides 48 types of Post Matric Scholarships. The main aim of the Maharashtra Scholarship is to financially support students’ education.

Q.2: How to renew MahaDBT scholarship form?
Ans:
 Candidates who wish to renew the MahaDBT Scholarship 2021-22 must log in through the MahaDBT applicant login link. The scheme which you have opted for will be displayed. Now click on the “Renew MahaDBT Scholarship” button to renew your application.

Q.3: How can I edit my MahaDBT scholarship form?
Ans:
 Candidates can edit the MahaDBT Application form only if their application is sent back for modification from the institute.

Q.4: What is the last date to apply for MahaDBT?
Ans:
 The last date to fill the MahaDBT Online form 2021-22 is now extended up to May 31, 2022.

Q.5: How to check the Maharashtra Scholarship Status?
Ans: 
In order to check the MahaDBT Status, candidates must log in to the Maharashtra Scholarship Portal. Once logged in, click on Application Tracking and enter your MahaDBT Application ID.

Q.6: How to redeem MahaDBT Scholarship on Mobile or Desktop?
Ans: 
For MahaDBT Scholarship Redeem, candidates will have to log in to the portal and click on the “My Applied Schemes” and below that you will find the Redeem button. Click on the Voucher Redeem button for MahaDBT Redeem.

Q.7: How can I check my MahaDBT redeem status?
Ans:
 Applicant must log in to the MahaDBT portal and click on “My Applied Scheme”. Click on the “Redeem” button to check your MahaDBT Redeem Status.

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