Educational Schemes

Title of the Scheme



This scheme was introduced during 1997-98 to encourage and help SC students who are doing research in different Universities for their M.Phil and Ph.D courses.


The students doing their M.Phil courses are entitled to get a financial assistance of Rs. 8,000.00 towards the end of their course at the time of submitting their thesis, as this is a one-year course.

Ph.D students are sanctioned, Rs. 10,000.00 towards the end of their research work. Those students who continue Ph.D directly after M.Phil are eligible for financial assistance in third year itself.


1. Financial assistance will be sanctioned in two installments for Ph.D students. Rs. 5000/- will be paid after registration and again Rs. 5000/- is paid after the completion of the course. For M.Phil students after the completion of the course Rs. 8000/- is sanctioned.

2. The Head of institution / Guide of the research work has to state that the work of the concerned student is satisfactory.

3. Those students who join Ph.D directly become eligible for the sanction of money only after they pass the Pre-Ph.D examination and those who come after completing M.Phil become eligible in the third year.

4. The students who want to obtain financial assistance through the Dept. of Social Welfare should not be the recipient of either UGC / CSIR/ ICMR or any other Research scholarship.

Documents Required

1. Caste Certificate.

2. Application forms in the required format.

3. Marks card and degree certificates.

4. Certificate from guide/ Professor stating that the research work is satisfactory along with a brief note of the research work undertaken.

Whom to Approach

Application forms in prescribed format has to be sent along with required enclosures to the office of Director of Social Welfare, Bangalore-1. from where the money is sanctioned and Cheques are sent to the universities for disbursement.

Time Schedule

1. M.Phil course:- At the end of one year's course applications can be submitted.

2. Ph.D Course:- Application has to be submitted once after registration and again at the end of the course during the submission of the thesis.

Authorities to be approached in case of delay

Director of Social Welfare, Bangalore.