Samaj Kalyan Vibhag Scholarship is aimed at assisting the Scheduled Castes or the lower
income groups of the society and their advancement with the deliverance of finances for the
proper education of the students. Education is the foremost component that can bring a
change in the society and the nation. Thus, it has been the prime concern of the state
government to encourage the overall development of the society through education.
Every year, Government of the state of Maharashtra provides financial aid to the students
who are economically weak, in the form of SAMAJ Kalyan Vibhag Scholarship (by the name
Mahaeschol derived from Maharashtra e-Scholarship). The state provides Maha
e-Scholarship in every academic year.

The scholarship is aimed at providing education opportunities to the students of 9th/10th/11th/12th class and Under Graduate/post Graduate courses of general or SC/ST/OBC category whose parents earn less than 2 lakhs per annum. Students must be born in Maharashtra state and should have a domicile if they were born outside Maharashtra but their parents have been living in the state for the past 20 to 25 years. The students studying under Maharashtra board or various universities can apply for the scholarship. All the students from 9th standard and onwards who fulfil the set criteria can avail this scholarship.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must have a Domicile of Maharashtra.
  • Candidates should belong to SC/ST/OBC Category.
  • Candidates must have achieved 60% aggregate from a state-recognized college/school.
  • Income of Guardians of the candidates should be less than 2 lakhs annually.
  • Candidates should have a good academic record.

Important Document Required:

  • Caste certificate
  • Income Certificate
  • All Passed Exam Mark-sheet
  • Receipt of fees
  • Bank Passbook
  • Residence Certificate

Reward of Scholarship:

Scholarship will be provided to students as fee compensation according to fees of college. To make the application for scholarship easy and convenient for the public, the government has started an online e-scholarship portal wherein applicants can fill their respective forms after registration. Candidates shall register themselves at ; the username and password would be notified via an e-mail or SMS. Candidate after successful login shall fill the online application form provided and submit it. Information like phone number, e-mail ID, bank account number shall be mandatory filled. Candidates must take a printout of the submitted application form for reference.

A user manual is also available for guidance of the candidates for online application submission. All the students of the SC/ST category falling under the various income categories shall be eligible for the scholarship. The concerned authority from Maharashtra state government will verify the application and approve it if the candidate is eligible according to the provided information. Candidates will be informed at every stage of the proceedings of the form via e-mail or SMS. It is compulsory for the education institute to register with the authorities for the first time, after which fee structure mapping can be assured. After the confirmation of scholarship the fee shall be credited into CBS account of the student.

For more information related to the scholarship, candidate may logon to

Scholarships are offered to deserving and needy students to encourage them to take up Higher education. This incentive falls in line with the motto of Higher Education of the State:

Access, Equity and Quality. Generation makes Nation.

Therefore the Government of India and Government of Maharashtra are always putting their efforts to attract the students towards Higher Education.

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