Post Matric Scholarship for Other Backward Classes Students (PMS-OBC)

Ministry : Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment


Aims to provide financial assistance to OBC students studying at post-matriculation or post-secondary stage to enable them to complete their education.



  • It is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme.
  • It is in operation since 1998-99.
  • Some revision has been made in scheme recently.
  • The revision in PMS-OBC scheme aims to ensure effective implementation and better monitoring of the schemes.
  • It will cover larger numbers of eligible and deserving poor OBC students who will be able to pursue higher studies.
  • It will also ensure effective implementation, achieve de-duplication and enhanced monitoring.
  • Under revised PMS-OBC, annual parental income ceiling has been increased from Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 1.5 lakh.
  • Now onwards, 30% of funds will be earmarked for girl students and 5% for students with disabilities.
  • Disbursement of scholarships will be now through Aadhaar seeded bank accounts.

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