Educational Empowerment
      Pre-Matric Scholarship
           This is also a centrally sponsored Scheme, which is implemented by the state governments
      and union territory administrations, which receive 100 per cent central assistance for the total
      expenditure under the scheme, over and above their respective committed liability. The level of
      committed liability of respective state governments/union territory administrations for a year is
      equivalent to the level of actual expenditure incurred by them under the Scheme during the
      terminal year of the last Five Year Plan. It was started in 1977-78. Initially, it covered only
      hostellers. Subsequently, in 1991 day scholars were also brought within its purview. Under the
      Scheme financial assistance is provided for pre-matric education to children of the following
      target groups, viz., (i) scavengers of dry latrines, (ii) tanners, (iii) flayers and (iv) waste pickers.
      Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC Students
           The Scheme was introduced in 2012. The Scheme is centrally sponsored and implemented
      by the state governments and union territory administrations, which provides 100 per cent
      assistance from Government of India for expenditure under the Scheme, over and above their
      committed liability. The level of committed liability of a state government/union territory
      administration for a year will be equivalent to the level of actual expenditure incurred by them
      under the Scheme during the terminal year of the previous Five Year Plan Period, and will be
      required to be borne by them by making provision in their own budget.
      National Overseas Scholarship for SCs
           The Scheme provides for fees charged by institutions as per actual, monthly maintenance
      allowance, passage visa fee and insurance premium, annual contingency allowance, incidental
      journey allowance. Only two children of the same parents/ guardians are eligible to get benefit
      under the Scheme. The second child of the same parents/guardian will be considered only if the
      slots are still available for that year. The prospective awardees should not be more than 35 years
      of age. The total number of awards (maximum) to be given each year is 100 and 30 per cent of
      the awards have been earmarked for women candidates. During 2016- 17 the unfilled slots of
      2014-15 and 2015-16 were carried forward to 2016-17. Financial assistance under the Scheme is
      provided for a maximum period of 4 years for Ph.D and 3 years for Masters programme. The
      income ceiling from all sources of the employed candidate or his/her parents/guardians should
      not be more than ₹ 50,000/- per month
      Babu Jagjivan Ram Chhatrawas Yojana
           The objective of the Scheme is to provide hostel facilities to SC boys and girls studying in
      middle schools, higher secondary schools, colleges and universities. The state
      governments/union territory administrations and the central and state universities/institutions are
      eligible for central assistance, both for fresh construction of hostel buildings and for expansion of
      the existing hostel facilities while NGOs and deemed universities in the private sector can avail
      the benefit only for expansion of their existing hostel facilities.
      Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC Students
           The Scheme provides financial assistance to scheduled caste students for pursuing research
      studies leading to M. Phil, Ph.D, and equivalent research degree in universities, research