Organisation : Department of Social Justice and Empowerment DOSJE
Facility Name : Free Coaching Scheme for SC and OBC Students
Applicable State/UT : All India
Website : https://coaching.dosje.gov.in/(S(udaqgpj3201i4vgormdg34js))/Home.aspx
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What is DOSJE Free Coaching Scheme?
The objective of the Scheme is to provide coaching of good quality for economically disadvantaged Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Other Backward Classes (OBCs) candidates to enable them appear in competitive examinations for obtaining appropriate jobs in Public/Private Sector and/or for securing admission in reputed technical and professional higher education institutions.
Eligibility of DOSJE Free Coaching Scheme
a. Only students belonging to SCs and OBCs, having total family income of Rs. 8.00 lakh or less per annum from all sources will be eligible for benefits under the Scheme.
b. SC/OBC candidates belonging to a Minority community may apply under the similar scheme(s) of Ministry of Minority Affairs, or the State Govts., as the case may be.
c. The student should have a valid Aadhar number and a bank account seeded therewith, allotted to him/her . At the time of application, if the student does not have Aadhar number, he/ she can submit his/her EID number. However, the payment shall be released only after obtaining the Aadhar Number and shall be disbursed to the Aadhar seeded bank account of the student only.
d. Income Certificate:
Income declaration of self-employed parents/guardian should be in the form of a certificate issued by a Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar. Employed parents/guardians are required to obtain income certificate from their employer and submit consolidated certificate from Revenue Officer including any other additional source of income.
e. For the competitive exams for which the qualifying exam is class XII, benefits under the scheme will be available to a candidate only if the candidate has passed class XII or is studying in class XII as on the date of receiving the benefit under the scheme.
Student will be required to declare the marks obtained by him/her in class X in the application form. Students having less than 50% marks in their class X exam, shall not be considered under the scheme.
f. Further, in case of competitive exams for which the qualifying exam is Under Graduate level, only students/candidates having completed the Under Graduate level course or studying in the final year of the Under Graduate course concerned at the time of receiving the benefit under the scheme shall be eligible.
Student will be required to declare the marks obtained by him/her in class XII in the application form. Students having less than 50% marks in their class XII exam, shall not be considered under the scheme.
g. Benefit under the Scheme can be availed by a particular student not more than twice, irrespective of the number of chances he/she may be entitled to take in a particular competitive examination and irrespective of the number of stages in the exam.
The student will be required to provide a declaration that he/she has not taken benefit more than twice under the Scheme or any other similar coaching scheme run by the Central or State Government.
h. The candidate shall be precluded from availing benefit under any other coaching scheme of the Centre or State Government and will be required to provide a declaration to this effect.
A list of beneficiaries availing the scheme will also be uploaded on the website of the Ministry and shall be shared with Central Universities/Central Institutes to avoid possibility of the candidate availing benefits of similar coaching scheme simultaneously or more than twice.
Selection Process of DOSJE Free Coaching Scheme
The Central University shall issue suitable advertisements inviting willing and eligible students to apply for the coaching.
No offline applications will be entertained by the Central University from the students. Only online applications complete in all respects, shall be considered for assistance. All the incomplete applications will be summarily rejected. However, the rejected candidates will have the option to apply in the subsequent years of selection.
Payment Mode of DOSJE Free Coaching Scheme
All the admissible payments shall be released to the students through DBT in their Aadhar enabled bank accounts. The fee and stipend shall be released in two installments of 50% each of the admissible amount.
The first installment shall be released immediately at commencement of course and the second installment will be released after conclusion of more than 75% of the course duration. The students will be required to remit the portion to the institution fee immediately and in any case not exceeding 15 days, to the Central Universities where they are receiving coaching.
FAQ on Free Coaching Scheme
Frequently asked questions under the Free Coaching Scheme for SC and OBC Students
What is the objective of the Scheme?
The objective of the Scheme is to provide coaching of good quality for economically disadvantaged Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Other Backward Classes (OBCs) candidates to enable them to appear in competitive examinations and succeed in obtaining appropriate job in Public/Private Sector.
What are the courses for which coaching is supported under the scheme.
The coaching is supported for following courses under the Scheme:
i) 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);
ii) Group A and B examinations conducted by the State Public Service Commissions;
iii) Officers’ Grade examinations conducted by Banks, Insurance Companies and PublicSector Undertakings (PSUs);
iv) Premier Entrance Examinations for admission in (a) Engineering (eg. IIT-JEE), (b)Medical (eg.NEET), (c) Professional courses like Management (eg. CAT) and Law (eg.CLAT), and (d) Any other such disciplines as Ministry may decide from time to time.
v) Eligibility tests/examinations like SAT, GRE, GMAT, IELTS and TOEFL.
vi) Entrance examination tests for CPL courses/ National Defence Academy and Combined Defence Services.
What are the total Number of students to be supported in the Scheme annually and what is the distribution of slots among various courses?
A total of 3500 students will be assisted annually under the Scheme. 60% of total available slots shall remaining be allotted to the courses for which qualifying exam is graduation (Bachelor’s level). 40% of total slots shall be available for the courses for which qualifying exam is Class 12.
What is the number of students of each category especially the girls to be assisted in the Scheme?
The ratio of SC and OBC students to be coached under the Scheme will be 70:30. 30% seats under each category are reserved for girls candidate in each category. In case of shortfall of eligible applicants in any of the categories, redistribution of slots shall be done by the Ministry, to ensure maximum utilisation of the available slots, while ensuring that at least 70% of the slots are taken up by SC students.
Who is eligible to apply for support under the Scheme?
Only students belonging to SCs and OBCs having total family income from all sources of Rs.8.00 lakh per annum or less will be eligible for benefits under the Scheme. However, SC/OBC candidates belonging to a Minority community shall not be eligible under this scheme as they can apply under similar scheme of Ministry of Minority Affairs.
Can one person simultaneously avail the benefit of similar other Scheme of Central/State Government.
The candidate cannot availing any other scholarship benefits of similar coaching scheme of the Centre or State/ UT Governments.
What is the criteria for selection of students under the Scheme?
The criteria for selection is based on the merit of marks obtained by him/her in class X in respect of the competitive exams for which the qualifying eligibility is class XII.
The criteria for selection are based on the merit of marks obtained by him/her in class XII in respect of the competitive exams for which the qualifying eligibility is graduation.
Additional Simplified Procedure
To apply for the DOSJE Free Coaching Scheme for SC and OBC students, you can follow these steps,
1. Visit the DOSJE website (https://coaching.dosje.gov.in/).
2. Click on the “Register” button.
3. Fill out the registration form and upload the required documents.
4. Submit the application.
The required documents are:
** Passport size photograph
** Proof of identity (Aadhaar card, PAN card, voter ID card, etc.)
** Proof of address (ration card, electricity bill, etc.)
** Caste certificate
** Income certificate
** Mark sheets of the qualifying examination
Once you have submitted the application, DOSJE will verify your eligibility and send you a notification if you are selected for the scheme.
Here are the steps in detail:
1. Visit the DOSJE website (https://coaching.dosje.gov.in/) and click on the “Register” button.
2. Enter your details and create an account.
3. Fill out the registration form and upload the required documents.
4. Click on the “Submit” button to submit your application.
You will receive a confirmation email once your application has been submitted. DOSJE will then verify your eligibility and send you a notification if you are selected for the scheme.
If you are selected for the scheme, you will be given a list of coaching institutes that are participating in the scheme. You can choose a coaching institute from the list and enroll for coaching.
The coaching institutes will provide you with free coaching for the competitive examination that you have chosen. You will also receive a monthly allowance from DOSJE to help you with your expenses.
Note: The DOSJE Free Coaching Scheme is only available to SC and OBC students who are economically disadvantaged.