Centrally sponsored schemes for Minorities Welfare

National Scholarships Portal

This initiative aims at providing a Simplified, Mission-oriented, Accountable, Responsive & Transparent ‘SMART’ System for faster & effective disposal of Scholarships applications and delivery of funds directly into beneficiaries account without any leakages.(GOI- Prematric, Post matric & Merit-cum-Means based Scholarships).

Nai Roshini (Women Empowerment Scheme)

  • The objective of the scheme is to empower and instill confidence among minority women, including their neighbours from other communities living in the same village/locality, by providing knowledge, tools and techniques for interacting with Government systems, banks and other institutions at all levels.
  • Empowerment of women per se is not only essential for equity, but also constitutes a critical element in our fight for poverty reduction, economic growth and strengthening of civil society.
  • Women and children are always the worst sufferers in a poverty stricken family and need support.
  • Empowering women, especially mothers, is even more important as it is in homes that she nourishes, nurture and moulds the character of her offspring.

Naya Savera

The scheme aims to empower the students belonging to minority communities and prepare them for competitive examinations, so that their participation in government and private jobs improves.

The scheme provides financial support for free coaching to notified minority students in selected coaching institutions.

‘Nai Manzil’

  1. About the Scheme
  2. Courses
  3. Targeted groups

About Nai Manzil Scheme

  • The Nai Manzil Scheme is designed as an integrated education and training programme that provides youth from minority communities skills needed for different tasks in a rapidly changing world.
  • This scheme will also provide avenues for continuing higher education and also open up employment opportunities in the organised sector.
  • The scheme aims at providing educational intervention by giving the bridge courses to the trainees and getting them Certificates for Class XII and X from distance medium educational system and at the same time also provide them trade basis

 Skill training in 4 courses

  1. Manufacturing
  2. Engineering
  3. Services
  4. Soft skills

Targeted groups

The scheme is intended to cover people in between 17 to 35 age group from all minority communities as well as Madrasa students.

Nayi Udaan scheme

The objective of the Nai Udaan Scheme is to provide financial support to the minority candidates who clear the preliminary examinations conducted by the Union Public Service Commission, Staff Selection Commission and State Public Service Commission.

To adequately equip them to compete for appointment to Civil Services in the Union and the State Governments and to increase the representation of the minority in the Civil Services

Hunar Haat

  • Organised by ministry of minority affairs under “USTTAD” scheme at different parts of the country.
  • It is an exhibition of handicrafts and traditional products made by artisans from the minority communities.
  • These Haat aim to provide market exposure and employment opportunities to artisans, craftsmen and traditional culinary experts.


“Hunar Haat” have become a successful mission to provide employment and employment opportunities and national as well international markets for thousands of master artisans, craftsmen and culinary experts.


USTTAD (Upgrading the Skills and Training in Traditional Arts/Crafts for Development) scheme aims to preserve heritage of traditional arts and crafts of minority communities and build capacity of traditional craftspersons and artisans and establish linkages of traditional skills with the global market.

Padho Pardesh (for overseas studies at Masters, M.Phil. and Ph.D. Level)

  • Government of India, Ministry of Minority Affairs has now introduced a new scheme for providing ‘interest subsidy’ for minority students for overseas studies.
  • This scheme came into force from 2013-14.
  • The loan for overseas studies for specific courses should have been sanctioned by the bank under IBA model scheme.
  • The annual income of the parents should be less than 6 lakhs.
  • If the student is eligible, the Government of India provides full interest subsidy during the moratorium period. (course period plus one year or six months after getting employment, whichever is earlier).

Seekho Aur Kamao


  • Skill development scheme for youth of 14 – 35 years age group and aiming at improving the employability of existing workers, school dropouts etc.
  • Union Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India on 23 September 2013 launched a central sector scheme for Skill Development of Minorities

Main Objectives

  • To bring down unemployment rate of minorities during 12th Plan period (2012-17).
  • To conserve and update traditional skills of minorities and establish their linkages with the market.
  • To improve employability of existing workers, school dropouts etc and ensure their placement.
  • To generate means of better livelihood for marginalised minorities and bring them in the mainstream.
  • To enable minorities to avail opportunities in the growing market.
  • To develop potential human resource for the country.

Jiyo Parsi

  1. Introduction
  2. Objectives
  3. Main features
  4. Target group


Jiyo Parsi, the Central Sector Scheme for containing population decline of Parsis in India was launched on 23 September 2013 by the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India.


The main objective of the Jiyo parsi scheme is to reverse the declining trend of Parsi population by adopting scientific protocol and structured interventions, stabilize the Parsi population and increase the population of Parsis in India.

Main features

  • 100 percent funded by Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India.
  • Medical interventions under Standard Medical protocols in empanelled hospitals/clinics.
  • Confidentiality of the patients to be given utmost importance.

Target groups

  • The scheme is meant for only Parsis community.
  • Parsi married couples of child bearing age who seek assistance.
  • Adults/young men/women/adolescent boys/girls for detection of diseases resulting with consent of parents/legal guardians.

Hamari Dharohar

A scheme to preserve rich heritage of minority communities of India under the overall concept of Indian culture implemented since 2014-15.

Nalanda Scheme

  • Union Ministry of Minority Affairs has launched the Nalanda Project for Minorities Higher Educational Institutions on 4 March 2014.
  • Nalanda Project is an innovative Faculty Development Program of Union Ministry of Minority Affairs.
  • The Nalanda Project is being taken up at Aligarh Muslim University, a premier Minority University of world fame.
  • The Aligarh Muslim University is also a Nodal Staff College of University Grant Commission.

About Faculty development program

  • The primary goal of faculty development is to help faculty learn new ways to achieve excellence and to grow as faculty members.
  • It is an ongoing process of understanding, learning, and growth. Faculty development includes education, collaboration, resources and support.
  • Faculty development is an essential element of institutional effectiveness in higher education.
  • It has become a priority at many academic institutions as a way to improve the quality of academic programs and to respond to emerging faculty, student, program and industry needs.
  • The extent to which the University or College supports faculty development will be strongly reflected in levels of student engagement and motivation, and thus ultimately, student learning.
  • Through educational programs and workshops faculty can learn the skills necessary to reach excellence in a changing academic environment.
  • Faculty who engage in professional development experiences benefit also in terms of increased vitality, informed pedagogy, teaching innovations and scholarly teaching.

Minority Cyber Gram


The MCG programme seeks to introduce digital literacy skills in identified minority clusters in India through designated Digital Fellows towards knowledge empowerment and entitlement gains of minority focused groups and beneficiaries.


  • With basic literacy level low among the backward sections of the minorities, the social and economic profile is further aggravated due to lack of basic digital skills and knowledge to derive advantages from digital tools, devices, platforms and knowledge networks.
  • In order to mainstream minority groups and communities with national development goals and objectives, it is extremely important and relevant to deploy and introduce digital literacy skills to get benefits in knowledge based networks and in public schemes and other services through information empowerment.


  • To impart digital literacy and skills among identified minority groups and beneficiaries through designated Digital Fellows (DFs) in identified minority clusters for information and knowledge empowerment and entitlement gains.
  • To provide opportunities in information and knowledge networks for local communities.