Central govt. is inviting online application form for Free Coaching Scheme for SC / OBC Students at coaching.dosje.gov.in. In this scheme, the Indian govt. will provide assistance for entire coaching fee or prescribed coaching fee for a course (whichever is less). Local students will get stipend of Rs. 3000 while outstation students will get stipend of Rs. 6,000 along with special allowance of Rs. 2000 for disabled till the duration of the course. All the interested candidates from scheduled caste (SC) and Other Backward Classes (OBC) category can now apply online at the official website.
The revised scholarship guidelines of “Central Sector Scheme of Free Coaching For SC and OBC Students” have been issued by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. The annual family income of applicant who wants to make Free Coaching Scheme for SC / OBC Students registration must be less than Rs. 8 lakh per annum. The only mode to seek assistance for coaching under this scheme is through online mode and applications must be submitted before last date i.e 18 September 2020.
The total number of seats for which applications are invited under Free Coaching Scheme for SC and OBC students are 2000. In this article, we will tell you about the revised guidelines, courses for which assistance is applicable, list of empanelled coaching institutions / centres, eligibility and complete details.
Free Coaching Scheme for SC / OBC Students – Complete Details
The Free Coaching Scheme of Dept. of Social Justice & Empowerment supports coaching of good quality for economically disadvantaged SCs and OBCs candidates. In this scheme, govt. provides assistance to enable students to appear in competitive examinations and to succeed in obtaining an appropriate job in public / private sector.
How to Apply for Scheme for Free Coaching for SC and OBC Students
The official website to apply online for the Scheme for Free Coaching for SC and OBC Students has been launched which can be accessed using the link – http://coaching.dosje.gov.in/(X(1)S(mlona1dz3skhxnp504hdg12a))/default.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1. This website is now functional and its homepage will appear as shown below:-
The login option is available through which applicants can apply online for Free Coaching Scheme for SC / OBC Students. However, the online application form is not available yet through this link which may be functional soon.
Courses for which Free Coaching will be given to SC / OBC Students
Here is the complete list of courses for which Free Coaching will be given to the SC / OBC students.
- Group A and B examinations conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) and the various Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs),
- Group A and B examinations conducted by the State Public Service Commissions,
- Officers Grade examinations conducted by Banks, Insurance Companies and Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs),
- Premier Entrance Examinations for admission in Engineering such as IIT-JEE & AIEEE, Medical like AIPMT, Professional courses like Management (eg. CAT) and Law (eg. CLAT) and any other such disciplines decided by Ministry.
- Eligibility tests/examinations like SAT, GRE, GMAT and TOEFL.
Stipend / Special Allowance under Free Coaching Scheme for SC / OBC Students
Stipend: Monthly stipend of Rs. 3000/- per student will be paid for local students for attending the coaching class. Similarly, Rs. 6000/- per student will be paid per month for outstation students.
Special Allowance: Students with disabilities (equal to or more than 40% disability) would also be eligible for Special Allowance of Rs.2000/- per student per month towards reader allowance, escort allowance, helper allowance, etc.
Eligibility Criteria and Selection of Beneficiary Students
Only those candidates who fulfills the below mentioned eligibility criteria will be eligible for the Free Coaching Scheme for SC / OBC students:-
- The students should be selected by the coaching institution based on academic criteria prescribed by the institution itself. The institution may relax these criteria for SC/ OBC candidates.
- Only students belonging to SCs and OBCs having total family income from all sources of Rs. 8.00 lakh or less per annum will be eligible for benefits under the Scheme.
- Benefits under the Scheme can be availed by a particular student not more than twice irrespective of the number of chances.
- Where examination is conducted in two stages viz. Preliminary and Main, the candidates will be entitled for free coaching for both the examinations. They will be entitled for free coaching upto two times each for Preliminary and Main examinations as per their convenience. However, there will be no restriction in number of chances for coaching for Interview, if the candidate is selected for interview.
The selected student shall have to attend all classes. In case any student remains absent for 15 days without any valid reason, then benefits of free coaching shall be discontinued.
Implementing Agencies – Free Coaching Scheme for SC / OBC
The Free Coaching Scheme for SC / OBC students will be implemented through reputed coaching institutions/centres run by:-
• Central Government/ State Governments/ UT Administrations/ PSUs/ Autonomous Bodies under Central/ State Governments,
• Universities (both Central and State) including the Deemed Universities and Private Universities recognized by concerned authority; and
• Registered private institutions/NGOs.
Duration of Empanelment: Empanelment for 3 years has been introduced. Proposals are being invited through State Government as Nodal Agencies. For more details, check notification through the link below- http://socialjustice.nic.in/writereaddata/UploadFile/Revised%20Scholarship%20Scheme636051329039782700.pdf
List of Coaching Institutions / Centres Empanelled (State/UT-wise)
Here is the complete list of Coaching Institutions / Centres (State/UT-wise) empanelled under Scheme of Free Coaching for SC and OBC students.
|Sl. No.||State/UT||Name of Institution||Course(s)||Contact Number|
|1||Assam||1. Chitale’s Personalized Learning Pvt. Ltd., 182, Chandas Tower, Hatigaon, Guwahati-781006, Kamrup, Assam.||JEE & MBA Entrance||8828435393|
|2||Bihar||1. The Gurukul Practice Centre, 1stFloor, Near Durga Mandir, Maranpur, Bodhgaya Road, District-Gaya, Bihar- 823001.||NEET & IIT-JEE||9321085949|
|3||Chandigarh||1. Bulls Eye (Mind Tree Eduvation Pvt. Ltd.), , SCO 90-92, 2nd Floor, Sector-8C, Madhya Marg, Chandigarh.||GRE/GMAT & CAT||0172-4611111|
|2. MT Educare Ltd., SCO-350-351-352, Ground Floor, Sector-34 A, Chandigarh- 160022.||NEET & CA-CPT||9888590575|
|4||Delhi||1. Jan Kalyan Shiksha Samittee, Samkalp Bhawan, Plot No. 15, Sector-IV, R.K. Puram, Institutional Area, New Delhi-110022||UPSC (Pre-cum Mains)||011-2619665, 26183070|
|2. Career Power Metis Eduventures Private Limited, 201-204, Second Floor, Pragati Deep, Distt.- Centre, Laxmi Nagar, Delhi-110092.||Banking & SSC||011-43061500|
|3. Sachdeva New P.T. College, New Delhi, 29- South Patel Nagar, New Delhi- 110008.||SSC & Bank PO||011-25848070/8182, 9810008070|
|4. IES Academy Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, 28 B/7, 2nd Floor, Jia Sarai Near IIT, Hauz Khas, New Delhi-110016.||IES & GATE||011-26537570, 09810958290|
|5. Career Plus Educational Society, 301/A-37, 38,39, Ansal Building, Commercial Complex, Dr. Mukherjee Nagar, New Delhi – 110009.||UPSC & SPSC||9811069629|
|6. BSC Academy Pvt. Ltd., C-37, Ganesh Nagar, Pandav Nagar Complex, Delhi- 110092.||Banking Exam (PO, Clerk) & SSC||011-22484910|
|7. Meridian Courses, B- 13, 3rd Floor, Commercial Complex, Dr. Mukherjee Nagar, Delhi.||UPSC & SPSC||011-27652131, 9312577533|
|8. Dikshant Education Centre, 301-303, A- 31-34, Jaina House Extension, Commercial Complex, Dr. Mukherjee Nagar, Delhi-110009.||UPSC & SPSC||011-47082542|
|5||Gujarat||1. MT Educare Ltd., C/16, 17, 3rd Floor, Trident Mall, Near Race Course Circle, Vadodara-390007, Gujarat.||JEE & CA-CPT||9714990100|
|2. Chitale’s Personalized Learning Pvt. Ltd., 501, Manas Complex, Opposite Star Bazar, Near Jodhpur Cross Road, Satellite, Ahmedabad-380015, Gujarat.||UPSC & MBA Entrance||9714789555|
|3. Aryan Foundation, Taksh Complex-1, First Floor-A, Vasna Road, Vadodara, Gujarat.||NEET & CA-CPT||8828435352|
|6||Haryana||1. LILAC Education Pvt. Ltd., M-24, Old DLF Colony, Sector-14, Gurgaon.||UPSC & SPSC||09899483203|
|7||Jammu & Kashmir||1. Bandipora College of Information Technology, Hospital Road, Near Faziam School, Ward No. 5, Bandipora, Jammu & Kashmir- 193502.||KAS (Kashmir Administration Service) & AIEEE||01957-225546|
|8||Karnataka||1. Global Education Trust, 2nd Floor, Sri Nidhi Complex, Nr. Kudroli Temple, Alake, Mangalore-575003.||NEET & JEE||9004608002|
|2. Aryan Foundation, Near Kottara Chowki, Bangra Kulur, Mangalore, Karnataka.||NEET & JEE||7760885338|
|9||Madhya Pradesh||1. Perfect Samajik Evam Shikshan Samiti, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh||Bank PO & RRB||0755-2775533, 9827090217|
|2. Tanishk Shikshan Evam Samaj Kalyan Sanstha Samiti, M.P. Nagar, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh||Bank PO & RRB||0755-2554800, 9827361802|
|3. Comp-Feeders Takiniki Prashikshan Sansthan, Indore, Madhya Pradesh.(Centres: Ujjain & Ratlam)||Banking & RRB||0731-2788978, 9981137184|
|4. Excellent Civil Academy Trust, K.K. Plaza Zone, M.P. Nagar, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh||UPSC (Pre-cum Mains)||9355602224|
|5. Disha Diya Education Trust, J.K. Town, Kolar Road, Bhopal , Madhya Pradesh||IIT-JEE & NEET/AIPMT||0184-2207540, 8901322234|
|10||Maharastra||1. The Gurukul Practice Centre, A-102, Riddhi-Siddhi Apartment, Plot No. B-7, Sector- 20, Nerul West, Above PNB Bank, Navi Mumbai- 400706.||NEET & IIT-JEE||7666584292|
|2. Global Education Trust, Mulund, Mumbai, Maharastra||CA-CPT||9004608002|
|3. Chitale’s Personlised Learning Systems Pvt. Ltd., Mulund, Mumbai, Maharastra||Bank PO||9821301498|
|4. MT Educare Ltd., Mulund, Maharastra||UPSC||022-25937700|
|5. Aryan Foundation, Borivali (W), Mumbai, Maharashtra||NEET||0824-2881000|
|11||Manipur||1. Youth Step Forward Centre, Wangjing Bazar, P.O.-Wangjing Bazar, Manipur-795148.||AIPMT/ NEET & IIT JEE/ AIEEE||9436663161|
|12||Meghalaya||1. Sachdeva New P.T. College, Room No.- 13, 1st Floor, Block-B, Shillong College, Boyce Road, Shillong||SSC & Bank PO||9810008070|
|13||Punjab||1. MT Educare Ltd., SCO-135, Above Coke agency near Nabha Gate, Patiala- 147001, Punjab.||JEE & CA-CPT||9702709888|
|2. Global Education Trust, SFC, 101 Near Indian Overseas Bank, Chotti Baradari, Patiala-147001, Punjab.||NEET & JEE||9004608002|
|3. Chitale’s Personalized Learning Pvt. Ltd., SCO 136-141, Near ICICI Bank, Chotti Baradari, Patiala-147001, Punjab.||UPSC & MBA Entrance||9702702666|
|14||Rajasthan||1. Patanjali IAS Classes Pvt. Ltd., B.O.-31, Patanjali Bhawan, Satya Vihar Lalkothi, Near Jain ENT Hospital, Jaipur-302015.||UPSC & SPSC||0141-2741123|
|2. Mother’s Education Hub, J-7, Near Kanha Sweets, Infront of Big Bazaar, Gopalpura Pulia, Jaipur – 302018, Rajasthan.||Bank PO & SSC||9828622200|
|3. Career Point Limited, B-28, 10-B Schemes, Gopalpura Bypass, Jaipur, Rajasthan-302018.||IIT-JEE & Pre-Medical (PMT)||7443040000, 7443040050|
|15||Tamil Nadu||1. MT Educare Ltd., No. 7, 1st Floor, Rosy Tower, Nungambakkam High Road, Opposite ICAI institute, Nungambakkam, Chennai- 600034.||NEET & CA-CPT||9987567100|
|2. Shankar IAS Academy, Shanti Colony, Annanagar, Chennai – 600040.||UPSC & TNPSC- Pre.||044-45522227, 044-43533445|
|16||Tripura||1. Sachdeva New P.T. College, Office of the OBC Commission, 1st Floor, VIP Road, Gurkhabasti, Agartala .||SSC & Bank PO||9810008070|
|17||UttarPradesh||1. Pioneer Foundation, 250/15 KA, Shyamkunj, Yahiaganj, Lucknow-226001.||Pre- Medical & Pre-Engineering||9918337808|
|2. PMT Physics College, Lucknow, 31/56, M.G. Marg, Above Bata & Kay Sons Showroom, Opposite Hotel Capoor’s, Hazratganj, Lucknow- 226001.||Pre- Medical (NEET) & Pre-Engineering (IIT/UPSEE)||0522-2616637|
|18||Himachal Pradesh||1. Himalayan Institute of Engineering & Technology, Sadhaura Road, Kala Amb, Sirmour, Himachal Pradesh|
(Centre: Sirmour & Solan)
|JEE & CMAT (Common Management Admission Test)||9671300970|
|19||Odisha||1. AAKASH Coaching Institution, Near Salipur Autonomous College, Cuttack, Odisha||AIEEE & Banking||06762-247048, 9438772420|
|2. The Shine Institute, PO: Kunjakanta, Dist: Dhenkanal, Odisha||AIEEE & Banking||06762-228047, 8658566790|
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about the Free Coaching Scheme for SC / OBC Students:-
What is the Scheme for Free Coaching for SC and OBC Students
The scheme is targeted towards providing coaching of quality education for economically disadvantaged Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Other Backward Classes (OBCs) to enable them to appear in competitive examinations and succeed in obtaining an appropriate job in Public/Private sector
I am from ST category, can I Apply Online for Free Coaching Scheme
No, you cannot apply for this scheme as this scheme is only for SC and OBC category students
What is the last date to fill application form for Free Coaching Scheme for SC / OBC
18 September 2020 is the last date to fill application form for Free Coaching Scheme for SC / OBC Students.
What is the family income limit for SC / OBC category students
The annual family income of the SC / OBC category students must not exceed Rs. 8 lakh
What is the official website to make Free Coaching Scheme for SC / OBC Registration
coaching.dosje.gov.in is the official website to make Free Coaching Scheme for SC / OBC registration
What is the Stipend / Special Allowance Amount for SC / OBC Free Coaching Scheme
Rs. 3,000 for local students, Rs. 6000 for outstation students, Rs. 2,000 amount as special allowance for disabled students
For more details about the scheme, visit the link – http://socialjustice.nic.in/SchemeList/Send/96?mid=32549