The IDB Scholarship Program is more than just a scholarship program in the traditional sense, i.e. as a straight financial assistance to needy and qualified students. It is also a tool for the improvement of the social and economic conditions of the Muslim community as a whole. It is a scholarship program and a community development program at the same time, since the scholarship is given as an interest-free loan (qardh-e-hasna) to the students but as a grant to the Muslim community to which they belong to in the shape of its refunds.
Selected candidates are encouraged to obtain admission to premier institutes/coaching centers in order to groom them properly to become capable of competing successfully at the Civil Services Examinations conducted by U.P.S.C. or State Public Service Commissions or obtaining higher professional education at the institutes of repute. These candidates are taken under the guidance and care of MET in order to help them to prepare properly for the Preliminary, Mains, and Interview for Personality Test conducted by the U.P.S.C. or State Public Service Commissions. Deserving candidates preparing for or pursuing higher professional courses are also assisted financially. Girls are given preference in order of merit.
The Awardees are expected to take part in the development of the Community through their respective professions. The repaid fund is recycled to provide scholarships to other deserving candidates; complement the MET Scholarship Programme and to ensure continuity of the Programme in the long run. The community development services rendered by the awardees will contribute to the overall development of the Community and the Nation.