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PM-YASASVI: Top Class School Education for OBC, EBC and DNT Students

Top Class School
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Frequently Asked Questions
The “PM-YASASVI: Top Class School Education for OBC, EBC and DNT Students” is a sub-scheme under the umbrella scheme namely “PM Young Achievers Scholarship Award Scheme for Vibrant India for OBCs and Others (PM-YASASVI)”. The scheme was launched by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India to provide educational assistance to the students belonging to Other Backward Classes (OBCs), Economically Backward Classes (EBCs), and Denotified, Nomadic Tribes (DNT). The Scheme will be funded by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment on a 100% basis.
The objective of the scheme is to provide premium education to the meritorious students belonging to OBC, EBC, and DNT categories by funding their education from Class 9 onwards till they complete Class 12.
Scope and Coverage:
All the OBC, EBC, and DNT students studying in the Top Class Schools identified as per the modalities of the scheme with a household annual income of less than ₹2.5 lakhs would be eligible for the scheme. The number of slots for each State would be allocated based on the OBC population data available. The sanction of scholarship would be based on merit and is done using the online portal.
Implementing Agency:
This is a central sector component under the Centrally Sponsored scheme and would be implemented by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment with the assistance of the State Governments and the National Scholarship Portal.
The scheme would be implemented in the following manner:
  • The top performing schools which consistently secure 100% passes in the Classes 10th & 12th would be selected by a selection committee constituted under the Chairmanship of Joint Secretary (BC) and with representation from the Department of School Education and the NITI Aayog. These schools will be termed as ‘Top Class Schools (TCSs)’ for the purpose of this scheme.
  • The TCSs can be public (Central/State/Local Body) or aided schools or private schools.
  • The number of slots available under the scheme for each State and each class would be announced in the month of April each year.
  • At least 30% of these scholarships are reserved for girls.
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