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For government hostels, please contact to Regional Social Welfare Office (Samaj Kalyan). https://sjsa.maharashtra.gov.in/en/commissioner-social-welfare-pune

Hostel - Admission, Documents, Eligibility, Criteria, Contact

Admission Procedure (होस्टेल प्रवेश प्रक्रिया)

  1. Contact to your nearest Social Welfare Office (Samaj Kalyan)
  2. If registration is online then fill out the hostel registration form on https://mahaeschol.maharashtra.gov.in . If registration is offline then please contact to your district Social Welfare office immediately.
  3. The forms of hostel admission made available during or after the exam (10th, 12th, Graduation etc.).
  4. Collect the form from the office. Make a xerox copy of that form for your reference. Read and understand the form clearly.
  5. If you are unclear at any point, better to fill the form by HB pencil first. Later you can erase it and fill the form by pen.
  6. Keep all the documents ready, as mentioned in the form and as per the sequence.
  7. You have to attach xerox copies only to the form and not the original certificates.
  8. Hostel admission process takes around 15 days to 1 month.
  9. If your application gets short-listed, you will receive a letter (or phone call) from the office and will might have face-to-face interview.
  10. If gets selected, you will receive selection letter (or phone call) from the office.

Hostel admission procedure (for Maharashtra):

  • Go to https://mahaeschol.maharashtra.gov.in/
  • If you are already registered yourself on https://mahaeschol.maharashtra.gov.in/ then LOGIN with your username and password
  • If you didn't registered on https://mahaeschol.maharashtra.gov.in/ before, then click on 'New Student Registration' and REGISTER ONLINE as a student on https://mahaeschol.maharashtra.gov.in/
  • Even though your school/college/university admission is not yet confirmed, still submit hostel admission form online
  • Your hostel admission application will be (online) delivered to hostel rector
  • Rector will finalized the students for hostel admission and will send that list to Assistant Commissioner, Social Welfare
  • Hostel eligible students list will be published at Assistant Commissioner Office, Social Welfare Department, All Districts
  • The list will also be published onto https://mahaeschol.maharashtra.gov.in/
  • Selected students should go to rector (= hostel office) of the hostel with all the documents mentioned below
  • Hostel rector will be responsible for hostel admission. So keep in touch with hostel rector

  • https://mahaeschol.maharashtra.gov.in/ या वेबसाईट वर जा
  • जर तुम्ही यापूर्वी https://mahaeschol.maharashtra.gov.in/ इथं रजिस्ट्रेशन केलं असल्यास तुमचा युजर नेम अन पासवर्ड टाकून लॉगीन करा
  • जर तुम्ही https://mahaeschol.maharashtra.gov.in/ इथं रजिस्ट्रेशन केलं नसल्यास 'नवीन विद्यार्थी नोंदणी' या लिंकवर क्लिक करून रजिस्टर करा 
  • तुमचं शाळा/कॉलेज/युनिव्हर्सिटी अडमिशन झालं नसलं तरी त्या वेबसाईटवर रजिस्टर करा आणि हॉस्टेलचा ऑनलाईन फॉर्म भरा
  • तुमचा अर्ज हॉस्टेल रेक्टरकडं पाठवला जाइल
  • हॉस्टेल रेक्टर विद्यार्थ्यांची यादी तयार करतील
  • यादी प्रत्येक जिल्ह्याच्या सहाय्यक आयुक्त, समाज कल्याण कार्यालय इथं तसंच ऑनलाईन प्रसिद्ध केली जाईल
  • विद्यार्थ्यांनी सर्व कागदपत्र तयार ठेवावी व हॉस्टेल रेक्टरच्या संपर्कात राहावं

Important hostel admission dates (https://sjsa.maharashtra.gov.in/):

Documents (कागदपत्र)

Mandatory documents (महत्वाची आवश्यक कागदपत्र):

  1. Latest mark-sheet (मार्कशिट)
  2. School leaving and/or college/university transfer certificate (शाळा/कॉलेज सोडल्याचा दाखला)
  3. Board certificate (बोर्ड दाखला)
  4. Caste certificate (जातीचा दाखला)
  5. Income certificate (उत्पन्नाचा दाखला)
  6. Three (3) passport size photos. Make sure all these photos are same. (३ पासपोर्ट साईज फोटो)
  7. Caste verification certificate (if asked) (जात पडताळणी दाखला - विचारल्यास)
  8. Domicile certificate (if asked) (रहिवासी दाखला - विचारल्यास)
  9. Nationality certificate (if asked) (राष्ट्रीयत्वाचा दाखला - विचारल्यास)

Optional (good to have) documents (खालील कागदपत्र असल्यास उत्तम):

  1. Identity proof (School / College / University I-Card OR Election Card OR Passport OR Driving Licence OR Aadhaar Card OR PAN Card etc.) (ओळखपत्र)
  2. Address proof (Light-bill, Passport, Aadhaar etc.) (राहत असल्याचा पुरावा)
  3. Age proof (mentioned in your school leaving and/or college/university transfer certificate) (वयाचा पुरावा)
  4. NOC (No Objection Certificate)
  5. Studen's bank account passbook (विद्यार्थ्याचं बँक पासबुक)

Additional (good to have) Things:

  1. Two envelops
  2. Postage stamps
  3. Revenew stamps
  4. Both blue and black ink pens
  5. Pencil and eraser
  6. Additional xerox (at least two copies) of all the documents you have
  7. Stapler with enough staple pins

Eligibility (पात्रता)

  1. 10th (for Junior college education)
  2. 11th (for 12th education)
  3. 12th (for Senior college education)
  4. Graduation (for Post Graduation education)
  5. Post Graduation (for M.Phil, Ph.D etc. education)
  6. Graduation (or last year of graduation) (for competitive - UPSC/MPSC/Bank Probationary Officer/Staff Selection etc. - examination you will have to take admission in college, university)
  7. Distance - from your current location to the expected hostel location. The more the distance, the more chances to get admission in hostel.
    (विद्यार्थ्याचं राहत ठिकाण अन तुमची शाळा/कॉलेज/विद्यापीठ यातील अंतर)
  8. Need - It is important that you 'really' need the hostel. Hostel rector checks your need also.
    (विद्यार्थ्याची हॉस्टेलची निकड/गरज किती आहे)
  9. Income - The income limit mentions in the form.
    (घरातील एकूण उत्पन्न)
  10. Should be able to pay hostel's monthly/yearly fees (not always but if mentioned in the form. Mostly applicable to private hostels only.)

Selection Criteria (निवडीचे निकष)

  1. Selection criteria mostly based on the eligibility points.
  2. You should first get an admission.
  3. Distance matters the most in selection criteria. For example if you are leaving in Nagpur, and got admission in Pune, then you fit in the criteria.
  4. Your hostel need gets checked before and during the process. If at any stage, concern person noticed that you are not in need of hostel, your application will be rejected.
  5. Should be able to pay hostel's monthly/yearly fees (if mentioned in the form)
  6. Quantity - There are always limited seats available in all hostels. That means, the selection happens on first-come first-serve basis. So you have to apply as soon as possible.
  7. Gender - If a hostel is specifically for females, then only female candidates can apply.
    If a hostel is only for males, then only male candidates can apply.
    If a hostel is for both males and females, then both male and female candidates can apply.
  8. Income - Hostels run for needy candidates. The income limit also mentions in the form.

Contact (संपर्क)

If you are applying to government hostel then you need to contact to hostel's nearest Social Welfare Office (Samaj Kalyan). The office mostly located nearby District Collector office.

Maharashtra Social Welfare Department:
(महाराष्ट्र समाज कल्याण विभाग)

Pune Social Welfare Head Quarter: 020 - 26127569, sakalyangovthostel@gmail.com

DistrictPhone NumberEmail
Mumbai City022 - 25275073spldswo_mumsub@yahoo.co.in
Mumbai Suburban022 - 25222023spldswo_mumsub@yahoo.co.in
Thane022 - 25341359spdswot@gmail.com
Raigad02141 - 222288socialwelfareraigads@yahoo.com
Ratnagiri02352 - 230957acsworatnagiri@gmail.com
Sindhudurg02362 - 228882spswo-sindhudurg@mhsj.gov.in
Nashik0253 - 2236059dswonashik@gmail.com
Dhule02562 - 241812s.d.s.w.o.dhule@gmail.com
Nandurbar02564 - 210025sdswo_ndr@yahoo.in
Jalgaon0257 - 2263328dswojalgaon5@gmail.com
Ahmadnagar0241 - 2329378spldswo.nagar@gmail.com
Pune020 - 24456336spldswop@gmail.com
Satara02162 - 234246sdswosatara@gmail.com
Sangli0233 - 2374739sdswosangli@gmail.com
Solapur0217 - 2734950sdswospr@gmail.com
Kolhapur0231 - 2651318sdswoko@gmail.com
Amravati0721 - 2661261speldswo_amt@rediffmail.com
Buldhana07262 - 242245socialwelfare.buldana63@gmail.com
Akola0724 - 2426438sdswo_akl@rediffmail.com
Washik07252 - 235399sdswo_washim@yahoo.in
Yeotmal07232 - 242035spldswo.yml@gmail.com
Nagpur0712 - 2555178sdswo.nagpur@gmail.com
Wardha07152 - 243331sdswo123wrd@gmail.com
Bhandara07184 - 252608swobhv1@gmail.com
Gondiya07182 - 234117sdswo_gondia@hotmail.com
Chandrapur07172 - 253198chasdswo@gmail.com
Gadchiroli07132 - 222192sdswog@gmail.com
Aurangabad0240 - 2402391spldswoaurangabad@yahoo.com
Jalna02482 - 225172spldswo_jalna@yahoo.in
Beed02442 - 222672spldswo_beed@yahoo.in
Parbhani02452 - 220595spldswo_parbhani@yahoo.in
Latur02382 - 258485acswlatur@gmail.com
Nanded02462 - 285477acswnanded@gmail.com
Hingoli02456 - 223702acswhingoli@gmail.com
Osmanabad02472 - 222014dswo2000@yahoo.com

District-wise contact numbers are listed on https://sjsa.maharashtra.gov.in/en/commissioner-social-welfare-pune

Maharashtra Social Welfare website: https://sjsa.maharashtra.gov.in/en/

Online hostel registration: https://mahaeschol.maharashtra.gov.in

Rajasthan Social Justice and Empowerment Department:
(राजस्थान सामाजिक न्याय और उत्थान विभाग)

Citizen Call Center (toll free) - 1800 180 6127
Assistant Director (Hostel) - Jaipur, Phone: 0141-2226611 (http://sje.rajasthan.gov.in/ContactSearch.aspx)
Assistant Director (Education) - Jaipur, Phone: 0141-2226629

Social Justice & Empowerment Department
Address: G-3/1, Ambedkar Bhawan, Rajmahal Residency Area, Jaipur - 302005
Phone: 0141-2226636
E-Mail: raj.sje@rajasthan.gov.in , sjerajasthan@yahoo.co.in
WebSite: http://www.sje.rajasthan.gov.in

Head of Department
Phone: 0141-2220258
E-Mail: comsje@rajasthan.gov.in , sjecommissioner@gmail.com

Nodal Officer
Additional Director (Administration) - M. P. Mina
Phone: 0141-2220194
E-Mail: raj.sje@rajasthan.gov.in

Scholarship Help Desk Phone: 0141-2226636

Gujarat Department of Social Justice and Empowerment:
(गुजरात सामाजिक न्याय और उत्थान विभाग)

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