Post - Matric Scholarship in Hindi for students from non-hindi speaking States

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The main object of the scheme is to encourage the study of Hindi in Non-Hindi speaking states and to make available to the Governments of these States suitable personnel to man teaching and other post where knowledge of Hindi is essential.


The Scholarships under the scheme will be given from the Class XI to Ph.D level for recognized fulltime courses of education for study of Hindi as one of the subjects on the basis of the results of “examinations next below” conducted by a Board of Education or a University or a Voluntary Hindi Organisation.

  1. 10th Class /Matriculation/High School – For award of Scholarship in +2 level / Pre- University Pre-Degree.
  2. 12th Class of 10+2 pattern/Intermediate/Pre University/Pre Degree – For award of scholarship in B.A./B.Sc./B.Com. (Pass or Honors) or an equivalent examination.
  3. B.A./B. Sc./B.Com. (Pass or Honors) or an equivalent examination – For award of Scholarship in M.A, M.Litt. and equivalent courses and Hindi Teacher’s Training Course.
  4. M.A. Hindi/M.Litt. (Hindi)/Pre Ph.D/qualification leading to the admission to Ph.D. (Hindi) Degree – For award of a scholarship in Ph.D. (Hindi)
  5. 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 recognized as equivalent to Intermediate or above. These will be given on the basis of the results of the “Examination next below”. A list of recognized Voluntary Organisations and the examinations conducted by them is given in Appendix “A” along with the “Examination next below”.
  6. Training courses in Hindi Teacher’s Training College run by the Government or Hindi Voluntary Organisation provided these are either recognized by a State Government or are conducted by an Institution declared as an Institution of national importance by an Act of Parliament. Candidates taking up B.Ed./B.T. where both content and method of teaching Hindi are studied will also be eligible. Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the result of the examination which makes the candidate eligible for admission to the course.
  7. Course conducted by Institutions declared as national importance by an Act of Parliament provided these course are equivalent to intermediate or above. These will be awarded on basis of admission qualification for these courses.


2,500 scholarships will be available per year from 2004-2005 onwards on all India basis as per the quota of each Non-Hindi Speaking State/Union Territory given in Appendix – B.


  1. Only those candidates whose mother tongue is not Hindi and who belong to any of the following Non-Hindi Speaking States/Union Territories will be eligible for the scholarship: Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Orissa, Punjab, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, West Bengal, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Goa, Daman & Diu, Lakshadweep, Mizoram and Pondicherry.
  2. Candidates who belong to Non-Hindi Speaking States specified in Rule 4 (i) above but have been residing for any purpose in a Hindi Speaking State will not be eligible for scholarship under this scheme. This condition of residence will not apply to candidates who are already studying in Hindi Speaking States on scholarship awarded under the scheme upto 2003-2004.
  3. Candidates in employment, whether full or part-time or whether in a private organization or a government organization, will not be eligible unless they are sponsored by the State Government/Union Territory Administration if so, required by them. Explanation: The certificate regarding sponsorship is not required to be given to the Government of India. This certificate will be taken into consideration by the State Government/ Union Territory Administration if so required while deciding the eligibility of the candidate.
  4. Candidates studying for a bachelor’s degree will not be eligible for a scholarship unless they have taken Hindi as a subject which will make them eligible for admission to M.A. (Hindi) courses of the same University. This condition will not apply in case of universities which do not conduct M.A. (Hindi) examinations.
  5. Candidates who are studying for M.A. course will not be eligible for a scholarship unless they have taken Hindi as their principal subject. (This applies to cases of Universities, where candidates have to offer two subjects for the M.A. degree).
  6. Candidates who wish to pursue their studies through correspondence course or who are appearing for an examination privately will not be eligible.
  7. Since this scholarship is in the form of an incentive to study Hindi, a candidate in receipt of this scholarship is not debarred from receiving any other scholarships irrespective of terms and conditions of those scholarships. A fee concession, in part or full is not considered as a scholarships or a stipend for this purpose. Scholars studying for Ph.D. course can be permitted to accept remuneration for teaching, provided it is part of study or research.


The scholarships are tenable for study in recognized institutions only. The scholarship will be awarded to those students whose mother tongue is not Hindi and are studying in Non-Hindi Speaking States. The minimum eligibility requirement for award of scholarship under the Hindi Scheme is that the student should secure atleast 60% marks in the qualifying examination.


Rates of Scholarship
Sl. No. Class Rates
(1) (2) (3)
1 XI & XII (i.e. + 2 stage, Intermediate Pre University /pre Degree 300
2 B.A./B.Sc./B.Com (Pass or Honors) or an Equivalent examination 500
3 M.A. M.Litt. and equivalent courses and Hindi Teacher’s Training Courses/Ph.D. 1000


  1. A student will be selected by the Non-Hindi Speaking State to which the student belongs against its quota.
  2. Only those candidates will be illegible who have passed the “next below examination” (the examination which is the minimum qualification for admission to the courses now joined by the students) either in the year of award (the year in which the application for scholarships is made) or in the year immediately preceding the year of award.
  3. Only those candidates will be eligible who have passed the “next examination” with Hindi as one of the subject or have passed another examination in Hindi recognizes by the Government of India as equivalent to the “next below examination”.
  4. Only those candidates will be eligible who have passed the “next below examination” in the first attempt.
  5. If after considering the candidates mentioned in Rule 7 (iv) above, some scholarship out of the quota to particular State remain available. Candidates who passed the examination mentioned in Rule 2 in earlier years may also be considered.


  1. An award once made will be temble only for the stage of course for which it is given, subject to good conduct and regularly in attendance. Within a courses which is continuous for a number of years. The scholarship will be renewed from year to year provided the scholar passes in Hindi, secures promotion to the next higher class, and Hindi continue to be part of the course of study in the next higher class. The period of scholarship for Ph.D. will be 2 years but this may be extended for one more year at the most subject to good progress in research work and the recommendation of the appropriate academic authorities.
  2. Candidates who have been admitted to a three-year degree course will receive the scholarship for one year two years or three years if the Hindi examination is taken at the end of first year second year and third year respectively i.e. the period for which they are required to study Hindi compulsory.
  3. If the scholar is unable to appear for the annual examination within a continuous course showing to illness the scholarship may be suspended till the scholar secures promotion to the next higher class subject to the submission of a medical certificate to the satisfaction of the Head of the Institution and on his certifying that the scholar would have passed had he appeared in the examination.
  4. If a scholar fails to pass the examination or fails in Hindi the award will be cancelled.
  5. The award once cancelled will not be restored.
  6. The scholarship will be renewed on the basis of an Annual Progress Report to be submitted by the Head of the Institution where the scholar is studying.


  1. Although the scholarship will be sanctioned for the academic year the payment to the scholar will be made in regular monthly installations through the Head of the Institution.
  2. The payment of scholarship will start from the month of joining the institution and will end with the months in which the annual examination is complete. In the case of renewal of scholarship for the succeeding year the payment will be made from the month following that for which the scholarship was paid during the previous academic year. Provided the course of studies is continuous.
  3. In case of absence due to illness the scholarship will be admissible provided the period of illness does not exceed three months, a medical certificate is submitted to the satisfactionof the Head of the Institution and his certifying that the scholar is likely to make up deficiency in lectures and during the rest of the period of the course of studies.


  1. The scholar shall devote themselves to their studies to the entire satisfaction of the Head of the Institution and shall not undertake any paid work whether part or full-time or whether under a Government or a Private Organisation except as provided under Rule 4 (vii).
  2. In case, a scholar migrates from one institution to another without changing the course he should inform the concerned authority of the change through the Head of the Institution newly joined by him.
  3. In case a scholar changes over to a course not providing study of Hindi he will have to refund the amount of scholar received by him in the year in which he changes the course.


The State Government Union Territory Administrations concerned will announce the scheme every year after the issuance of administrative approval by the Government of India the continuance of scheme and invite applications by issuing a press advertisement.


  1. The application should comprise: -
    1. One copy of the application for scholarship in the prescribed form for the year.
    2. One copy of a recent passport size photograph with signature (to be pasted on the application form in the space provided for it) and
    3. One attested copy each of the certificates, diplomas, degrees, marksheet, etc. in respect of all examinations passed since Matriculation. Original documents should not be sent unless especially called for. The Government will not be responsible if the original documents sent without being called for are lost.
  2. Candidates must ensure that they apply through the State to which they belongs as defined under Rule 7 (i) of these Rules.
  3. The application forms will be supplied by the Non-Speaking States to whom the applications are to be submitted. APPLICATION FORMS WILL NOT BE SUPPLIED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA.
  4. Each Non-Hindi Speaking State Government will prescribe the authority which will supply the application forms and to whom the completed application forms are to be submitted. Applications sent to any other authority are liable to be rejected.
  5. Completed applications must be submitted by the date prescribed by each Non-Hindi Speaking State in the newspapers. Applications received by the State Government after the last date prescribed are liable to be rejected.
  6. Incomplete application are liable to be rejected.
  7. Incorrect entry in the application form or wrong declaration in any respect would make the scholarship liable to cancellation and /or to penalties to be determined by the Government.

APPENDIX ‘A’ [Referred to in Rule 2(v)]

Sl. No. Organisation Name of the course For which’ scholarship May be awarded Standard of Hindi Prescribed in the Equivalent examination Name of the examination
1.  Hindi Sahitya Sammelan. Allahabad Madhyama (Visharad) Uttam (in Hindi Sahitya) B.A. B.A. (Hons.) Intermediate Intermediate
2. Rashtraphasha Prachar Samti. Wardha. Kovid Ratna Inter B.A. Parichaya Kovid
3. Hindi Prachar Sabha Hyderabad Bhushan Vidwan Inter B.A. Vishard Bhushan
4. Mahahurashtra Rashtrabhasha Prachar Sabha, Pune Praveen Pandit Inter B.A. Prabodh Praveen
5. Gujarat Vidyapeeth Almedabad Vinit Sevak Inter B.A. Tisri Vinit
6. Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha Chennai Visharad Praveen Inter B.A. Pravesika Visharad
7. Assam Rashtrabhasha Prachar Samiti, Guwahati Visharad Inter Prabodh
8. Manipur Hindi Parishad, Imphal Visharad Inter Prabodh
9. Kerela Hindi Prachar Sabha, Trivendrum Bhushan Inter Praveen
10. Hindi Vidyapceth, Deoghar Sahitya Bhushan Sahitytanka Inter B.A. Praveshika Sahitya Bhushan
11. Bombay Hindi Vidyapeeth Bombay Bhahsha Ratna Inter Uttam Bhasha
12. Hindustani Prachar Sabha Bombay Kahil Inter Uttam Bhasha
13. Mysore, Hindi Prachar Parishad Parishad, Bangalore Uttam Inter Tisri
14. Karnataka Mahila Hindi Sewa Samity Bangalore Hindi Bhasha Bhushan Bhasha Praveen Inter B.A. Hindi Uttama Hindi Bhasha Bhushan
15. Mysore-Riyasat Hindi Prachar Samiti, Bangalore Raj Bhasha Prakash Raj Bhasha Vidwan Inter B.A. Raj Bhasha Prakesh Raj Bhasa Prakash
16. Orissa Rastra Bhasha Parishad Jagannathdham Puri Pracheecn Shastri Inter B.A. Vinod Praveen

Appendix - ‘B’ Scheme of Scholarship to students from Non-Hindi Speaking States for Post-Matric Studies in Hindi

Scheme of Scholarship to students from Non-Hindi Speaking States for Post-Matric Studies in Hindi
Sl. No. State/ Union Territory Number of Scholarships
2. ASSAM 89
3. GUJARAT 135
6. KERALA 239
11. ORISSA 110
12. PUNJAB 68
13.  SIKKIM 5
14. TAMIL NADU 455
15. TRIPURA 15
21. GOA 3
22. DAMAN & DIU 3
24.  MIZORAM 5
  TOTAL  2,500