Scholarships are an inherent part of all levels of a student’s life. While most of them ease the financial burden off our shoulders, many of them give our dreams wings and encourage us to fly above and beyond. There are many scholarships in India, for all kinds of disciplines, offered by different agencies and institutions periodically. But the scholarships offered by the Government of India do stand out as they are vast in number spanning over all kinds of fields, for all levels of education, even abroad and they also follow a clear cut process and are notified and advertised at the right time. Here is a list of the top 37 scholarship opportunities offered by the Government of India.

These scholarships can be broadly classified based on their disciplines and whether they are offered to study abroad as:

  1. Engineering, Science, and Technology
  2. Arts, Culture, and Humanities
  3. General scholarships
  4. Study abroad scholarships

Engineering, Science, and Technology

The following programs are covered in this section:

  1. Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE)
  2. KVPY
  3. DBT – JRF Fellowship
  4. Swarnajayanti Fellowships
  5. Ramanujan Fellowship
  6. JC Bose National Fellowship
  7. National Post Doctoral Fellowship

1. Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE)

There is no competitive exam specifically for this program. This program has three components:

  1. Scheme for Early Attraction of Talent  (SEATS)
  2. Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE)
  3. Assured Opportunity for Research Careers (AORC).

Deadline: Around December

Requirements

  • Candidates in the age group of 10-15 years or grades 6 to 10 may apply for SEATS. Students of grade 11 are eligible for a summer camp under this scheme.
  • SHE aims at the age group of 17-22 years or students who have enrolled for Bachelor’s or Master’s courses in natural sciences after grade 12. This includes meritorious students within the top 1% of their grade 12 examinations, top 10000 rank holders of JEE and AIPMT, students pursuing integrated MS at premier Indian institutes, KVPY, NTSE, JBNSTS scholars, and international olympiad medalists.
  • Doctoral and post-doctoral candidates in the age group of 22-32 years may apply for AORC which is intended to help them pursue research in basic and applied sciences including engineering, medicine, veterinary, pharmacy, agriculture, etc.

What it covers

  • INSPIRE Award of INR 5000 for selected SEATS candidates. Grade 11 students may be selected for INSPIRE Internship which also includes a summer camp with global leaders in science.
  • INR 80,000 per year plus an annual scholarship of INR 5000 per month for SHE candidates. They may also receive INR 20,000 as a summertime attachment fee for summer research projects.
  • INSPIRE fellowships which vary as per Government orders and INSPIRE faculty scheme under which eligible candidates will be awarded INR 80,000 per month with an annual 3.3% increment along with a research grant of INR 7 Lakhs per year for five years under AORC.

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2. KVPY

This program is conducted in three streams:

  1. SA: Students enrolled in grade 11 (Science Stream) 
  2. SB: Students enrolled in grade 12 (Science Stream) 
  3. SX: Students enrolled in 1st year of any undergraduate program in basic sciences.

Deadline: Around October

Requirements

  • For the SA stream, the students must be enrolled in grade 11 (Science Stream) and scored a minimum of 75% marks aggregate in Math and Science in the grade 10 board examination.
  • For the SB stream, the students must be enrolled in grade 12 (Science Stream) and scored a minimum of  75% marks aggregate in Math and Science in the grade 10 board examination.
  • The fellowship for the students selected under the streams SA and SB will be started after grade 12 only if they pursue an undergraduate course in Basic Sciences.

What it covers

  • In the period of 1st to 3rd year of their undergraduate studies, the students are provided with a monthly fellowship of INR 5000 (sums up to INR 60,000 per year) along with an annual contingency grant of INR 20,000.

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3. DBT – JRF Fellowship

This program offers fellowships for biotech students pursuing research in universities or institutions in the country.

Offered by: Department of Biotechnology

Deadline: January every year

Requirements

  • Bonafide Indian citizens, residing in India
  • Must have MSc or MTech or MVSc or equivalent degree or Integrated BS-MS or BTech or BE in any discipline of Biotechnology
  • Candidates with MSc or MTech in Bioinformatics or Computational Biology may also apply.
  • Students admitted under DBT supported postgraduate teaching programs or with MSc in Science/Bioscience/Zoology/Botany/Microbiology/Biochemistry or Biophysics are also eligible for this program.
  • Students in the final year of college may also apply.
  • 60% marks for General, EWS, and OBC category and 55% for SC/ST/Differently-abled students
  • Must not be more than 28 years for General, EWS, and OBC category students. Relaxation of up to 5 years for SC/ST/Differently-abled/women candidates is present. OBC(Non-creamy layer) candidates are also eligible for age relaxation for up to 3 years.
  • Must appear for Biotechnology Eligibility Test (BET) and qualify for the same

What it covers

  • Based on the performance in BET, two categories of merit list are prepared (Category 1 and Category 2)
  • Candidates under category 1 are eligible for fellowship at any University/Institute in India where the candidates register for the Ph.D. program.
  • Under category 2, candidates are appointed in any DBT sponsored project and may avail the fellowship from the project equivalent to NET/GATE
  • The fellowship amount varies in both categories.

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4. Swarnajayanti Fellowships

This scheme supports selected young scientists to support basic research in frontier areas of science and technology.

Offered by: Department of Science and Technology

Deadline: The applications are called every year. Deadlines might vary.

Requirements

  • Indian nationals residing in India or abroad
  • Must have Ph.D. in Science/Engineering, Masters in Engineering or Technology/MD in Medicine or equivalent qualification
  • The candidates must be between 30 to 40 years of age and must have outstanding contributions in his/her area of research

What it covers

  • Fellowship of INR 25,000 per month for 5 years for those who do not draw a salary and INR 10,000 per month for  5 years for those who do. 
  • In addition to these, grants for equipment, computational and communication facilities, consumables, contingencies, administrative support, national and international travel, and other special requirements will be covered.

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5. Ramanujan Fellowship

This program is to invite outstanding Indian scientists and engineers from outside India to take up scientific positions in India

Offered by: Department of Science and Technology

Deadline: Round the year

Requirements

  • Indian scientists and engineers under 40 years of age working outside India 
  • Must have Ph.D. in Science/ Engineering or Masters in Engineering/Technology or MD in Medicine with adequate professional experience
  •  Must have outstanding track-record demonstrated by research publications and recognitions
  • Must be working abroad at the time of application

What it covers

  • Fellowship amount of  INR 135,000 per month for 5 years
  •  In addition to this, a research grant of INR 7 Lakh per annum and INR 60,000 per annum as overhead charges are also provided.

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6. JC Bose National Fellowship

This fellowship is awarded to active scientists in recognition of their outstanding performance.

Offered by: Department of Science and Technology

Deadline: Round the year

Requirements

  • Indian national working in institutions in India
  • Must be an active scientist with a record of outstanding performance
  • Must be in service at the time of this nomination

What it covers

  • INR 25,000 per month for 5 years with a research grant of INR 15 Lakh per annum and INR 1 Lakh to the host institute as overhead charges

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7. National Post Doctoral Fellowship

This aims at motivated young researchers to help them pursue research in science and engineering

Offered by: Department of Science and Technology

Deadline: Round the year

Requirements

  • Indian citizens under 35 years of age. Age relaxation of 5 years is available for SC/ST/OBC/physically challenged and women candidates.
  • Must have obtained Ph.D./M.D./M.S. degrees from a recognized University
  • Can be availed only once in the entire career

What it covers

  • INR 55,000 per month for 2 years with INR 2 Lakh per annum and overhead charges of INR 1 Lakh

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Arts, Culture and Humanities

The following programs are covered here:

  1. Scholarships to Young Artistes in Different Cultural Fields
  2. Senior/Junior Fellowships to Outstanding Persons in the Fields of Culture
  3. Tagore National Fellowship for Cultural Research Components
  4. Gandhi Darshan and Action Fellowship Program 

1. Scholarships to Young Artists in Different Cultural Fields

This scheme focuses on assisting young artists of outstanding promise for advanced training within India.

Offered by: Ministry of Culture

Deadline: Varies

Requirements

  •  Indian nationals in the age group of 18 – 25 who have already acquired a degree of proficiency in the chosen field.
  • The fields of Indian Classical Music, Indian Classical Dance, Theatre, Mime, Visual art, Folk, Traditional and Indigenous Arts, and Light Classical Music are covered here.
  • Must have undergone a minimum of 5 years training with their Guru/Institutes.
  • Candidates should have adequate knowledge in the connected arts/ disciplines.

What it covers

  • INR 5000 per month for two years

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2. Senior/Junior Fellowships to Outstanding Persons in the Fields of Culture

These fellowships are awarded for undertaking research-oriented projects in contemporary issues in areas related to art and culture. There are two schemes covered under this:

  1. Senior/Junior Fellowships in the Field of Performing, Literary, and Plastic Arts.
  2. Senior/Junior Fellowships in the New Areas related to Culture.

Offered by: Ministry of Culture

Deadline: Varies

Requirements

  • Indian artistes in the age group of 25-40 years may apply for the Junior Fellowship scheme and those above 40 may apply for Senior Fellowships.
  • Senior fellowship applicants must not be receiving a pension from the Ministry of Culture under the scheme for grant of financial assistance to artists in indigent circumstances.
  • An applicant should not have availed of the same fellowship earlier.
  • Graduation is the basic educational qualification for some of the listed art forms.

What it covers

  • INR 10,000 per month for junior fellows and INR 20,000 per month for senior fellows.
  •  A grant up to INR 20,000 or half of publication costs, whichever is less, for publication of selected projects.

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3. Tagore National Fellowship for Cultural Research Components

This program was introduced to identify cultural institutions and engage scholars of outstanding merit, to work on research projects of mutual interest by associating them with the nodal institutions. This program covers a fellowship and scholarship of the same name.

Offered by: Ministry of Culture

Deadline: Varies 

Requirements

  • For the fellowship, the applicants must have sound academic or professional credentials with publications, and candidates who have 5 or more years of conducting or guiding research or the same experience in performing or any other arts will be given preference
  • They must have a strong reputation in the field covered by the Nodal Institution.  
  • Scholarships are for candidates with good academic credentials as explained by at least one publication, either a book or a research paper in reputed journals, and 2 years of research/teaching experience.
  • Young artists and performers may also apply for the scholarship. 
  • They must also identify a nodal institution and perform research as part of this scholarship program.

What it covers

  • For fellowships, an honorarium of INR 80,000 per month and a contingency grant of INR 2.5 Lakh per annum for two years
  • For scholarships, an honorarium of INR 50,000 per month and a contingency grant of INR 10,000 per month for two years

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4. Gandhi Darshan and Action Fellowship Program 

 The program is for people who are interested in Gandhian ideology and want to collaborate with individuals and institutions under the concept of community participation.

Deadline: August

Requirements

  • Must be Indian nationals in the age group of 25-40 years
  • Candidates who have undergraduate degrees and are passionate about self-development among communities with appropriate experience in the field may be considered.
  • Postgraduates or Doctorates, with a deep interest in the Gandhian concepts of constructive work through community participation, will be given preference.
  •  All candidates should be willing to visit various places of action to have intensive interactions with individuals or institutions.

What it covers

  • INR 20,000 per month with travel costs for 3 years

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General Scholarships

The following general programs covering a wide range of disciplines and levels of education are covered here:

  1. Pre-Matric Scholarships for Students with Disabilities
  2. Post-Matric Scholarships
  3. Merit Cum Means Scholarship For Professional and Technical Courses CS
  4. Scholarships for Top Class Education
  5. National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students
  6. Central Sector Scheme of Scholarships for College and University Students
  7. Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme
  8. NEC Merit Scholarship
  9. Ishan Udhay Special Scholarship Scheme for North Eastern Region
  10. NTSE
  11. PG Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child
  12. PG Scholarship for University Rank Holders(Ist and IInd rank holders)
  13. PG Scholarship Scheme for SC ST Students for pursuing professional courses 
  14. Pragati Scholarship Scheme
  15. Saksham Scholarship Scheme for Specially – Abled Students
  16. Dr. Ambedkar Grant for Financial Assistance to SC Students Studying in Professional Colleges – Puducherry 
  17. Stipend to SC Trainers in Government ITI – Puducherry
  18. Adhoc Merit Grant for SC Students – Puducherry
  19. Lakshadweep Scholarship Scheme
  20. Mukyamantri Yuva Yogayog Yojana – Tripura
  21. Scheme for Award of Stipend to ST Students of Arunachal Pradesh

1. Pre-Matric Scholarships for Students with Disabilities

Deadline: November

Requirements

  • Indian nationals of grades 9 and 10
  • The students must have disabilities 40% and above and must have a valid certificate to prove this
  • Annual income must not exceed INR 2.5 Lakh

What it covers

  • Scholarship amount varies with the intensity and nature of the disability

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2.   Post-Matric Scholarships

These are offered for two categories :

  1. Students belonging to minority communities
  2. Students with disabilities
1. Students belonging to minority communities

Deadline: November

Requirements

  • Must be Indian nationals studying in grades 11 and 12 including technical and vocational courses of this level including Polytechnics, ITIs, and other courses.
  • Must belong to the minority communities of Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Jain or Zoroastrians (Parsis).
  • Must have secured not less than 50% marks in the previous final examination.
  • Annual income must not be more than INR 2 Lakh.

What it covers

  • Scholarship amount varies with the level of education

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2. Students with disabilities

Deadline: November

Requirements

  • Indian nationals studying in grades 11 and 12, post matriculation diploma/certificate, Bachelor’s degree or diploma or Master’s degree or diploma in India are eligible.
  • The students must have disabilities 40% and above and must have a valid certificate to prove this
  • Annual income must not exceed INR 2.5 Lakh

What it covers

  • Scholarship amount varies with the level of education and intensity and nature of the disability.

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3. Merit Cum Means Scholarship For Professional and Technical Courses CS

Deadline: November

Requirements

  • Must belong to the minority communities of Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Jain or Zoroastrians (Parsis)
  • Must be students who get admission to a college to pursue technical/professional courses at the graduate or postgraduate level, based on a competitive examination.
  • Must have secured not less than 50% marks in the previous final examination.
  • Students who get admission without taking any competitive examination will also be eligible for this scholarship. They must have secured not less than 50% marks in the last qualifying exam at higher secondary/graduation level.
  • Annual income must not exceed INR 2.5 Lakh

What it covers

  • INR 20,000 per annum with INR 1000 per month for hostellers and INR 500 per month for day scholars as maintenance allowance
  • Full tuition fee is reimbursed for selected institutes

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4.  Scholarships for Top Class Education

This is covered in two categories:

  1.  Students with disabilities
  2. Students belonging to the SC category
1. Students with disabilities

Deadline: November

Requirements

  • Indian nationals studying at the level of graduate or postgraduate degree or diploma in notified institutes of excellence.
  • The students must have disabilities 40% and above and must have a valid certificate to prove this.
  • Annual income must not exceed INR 6 Lakh.

What it covers

  • Reimbursement of tuition fee, maintenance allowance, special allowances, and other expenses are covered.

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2. Students belonging to the SC category

Deadline: November

Requirements

  • Indian students belonging to SC communities and have acquired admission for graduate and postgraduate degrees in ‘Top Class institutions’ specified may apply
  • Annual income must not exceed INR 8 Lakh

What it covers

  • Full tuition fee, living expenses, and other allowances are covered 

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5. National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education of ST Students

Deadline: November

Requirements

  • Scholarships are provided  to encourage meritorious ST students to pursue courses at the graduate/post-graduate level in identified institutions of excellence in professional courses
  • Candidates must belong to communities in the ST category
  • Annual income must not exceed INR 6 Lakh
  • Fellowships are provided to encourage ST students to acquire higher education in the levels of M. Phil and Ph. D.
  • Must have passed the post-graduation examination for being eligible for the Fellowship.
  • Must get admission for regular and full-time M.Phil/Ph.D. courses in specified institutions

What it covers

  • Scholarship and fellowship amount varies with the level of education and the courses being pursued

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6. Central Sector Scheme of Scholarships for College and University Students

Deadline: November

Requirements

  • Students who have scored more than 80th percentile in grade 12 examinations and are pursuing regular courses in recognized colleges/institutions at graduate and postgraduate levels are eligible
  • Annual income must not exceed INR 8 Lakh

What it covers

  • INR 10,000 per annum for undergraduate courses and INR 20,000 per annum for postgraduate courses

Read more about this program here!

7. Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme

Deadline: November

Requirements

  • Candidates must be widows or wards of the deceased/ex-service personnel of Armed Forces, Para Military Forces, and Railway Protection Force
  • Must be pursuing courses at technical institutions like medical, dental, veterinary, engineering, MBA, MCA, and other equivalent technical institutions having AICTE/UGC approval
  • Applications must be made in the first year of the courses

What does it cover

  • INR 2500 per month for boys and INR 3000 per month for girls

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8. NEC Merit Scholarship

Deadline: November

Requirements

  • Must be a permanent resident of any of the North Eastern States. 
  • Students who get admission in Diploma, Degree, Post-graduate, or a registration in M.Phil. /Ph.D. courses of any institute recognized by the Government may apply
  • Must be in the year of commencement of his/her course
  • Annual income must not exceed INR 8 Lakhs
  • Must fulfill the eligibility criteria of the last qualifying examination

What it covers

  • Scholarship amount varies with the level of education

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9.  Ishan Uday Special  Scholarship Scheme for North Eastern Region

Deadline: November

Requirements

  • Must be students  with the domicile of NER  whose parental annual income does not exceed Rs.4.5 lakh
  • Must have completed grade 12 and secured admission in the first year of any degree course, either a general degree or technical/professional/ medical/ paramedical courses in the specified institutions
  • Must not have gained admission through management quota

What it covers

  • INR 5400 per month for general degree courses and INR 7800 per month for technical/medical/professional/paramedical courses

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10. NTSE

The exam conducted by NCERT for students of grade 10 consists of two phases:

  1. Level 1: State level conducted by states and UTs.
  2. Level 2: National level conducted by NCERT (for those qualifying Level 1)

Deadline: The deadline for Level 1 depends on the states and UTs

Requirements

  • Grade 10 students of any recognized Private schools/Government schools/NIOS/State Open Boards are eligible to apply for Level 1
  • Indian national candidates studying abroad are eligible for direct entry to Level 2 if they score at least 60 percent marks in grade 9 and are willing to pursue higher education in India after obtaining the NTSE scholarship.

What it covers

  • INR 1250 per month for grades 11-12, INR 2000 per month for UG and PG level, and as per UGC norms for higher education and research

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11. PG Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child

Deadline: November

Requirements

  • Girl students who are the only child in the family and are admitted in the first year of PG courses in the specified universities or colleges may apply for this program
  • Girl candidates who do not have a brother or girl students who are twin daughters/ fraternal daughter may also apply for scholarship under this scheme
  • Must not be more than 30 years of age

What it covers

  • INR 36,200 per annum for 2 years

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12. PG Scholarship for University Rank Holders (Ist and IInd rank holders)

Deadline: November

Requirements

  • The first and second rank holders at the undergraduate level and admitted in any postgraduate course would be awarded the scholarship. 
  • Must have scored at least 60% marks in undergraduate courses
  • Must not be more than 30 years of age

What it covers

  • INR 3100 per month for 2 years

13. PG Scholarship Scheme for SC ST Students for pursuing professional courses 

Deadline: November

Requirements

  • SC/ST students pursuing postgraduate courses in professional disciplines in the notified institutions are eligible

What it covers

  • Scholarship amount varies for different courses

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14. Pragati Scholarship Scheme

These scholarships are awarded for two disciplines 

  1. Technical degree 
  2. Technical diploma

Deadline: November

1. Technical degree

Requirements

  • Girl candidates admitted to the first year of degree level course or second year of degree level course through lateral entry in any of the AICTE approved institution 
  • A maximum of two girl children per family is eligible.
  • Family income must not exceed INR 8 lakh per annum 

What it covers

  • INR 50,000 per annum

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2. Technical diploma

Deadline: November

Requirements

  • Girl candidates admitted to the first year of diploma level course or second year of diploma level course through lateral entry in any of the AICTE approved institution 
  • A maximum of two girl children per family is eligible.
  • Family income must not exceed INR 8 lakh per annum 

What it covers

  • INR 50,000 per annum

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15. Saksham Scholarship Scheme for Specially – Abled Student

This scholarship is also awarded at two levels: 

  1. Technical degree 
  2. Technical diploma

Deadline: November

1. Technical degree

Requirements

  • Specially-abled candidates admitted to the first year of degree level course or second year of degree level course through lateral entry in any of the AICTE approved institution 
  • Must have disability levels of not less than 40%. 
  • Family income must not exceed INR 8 lakh per annum 

What it covers

  • INR 50,000 per annum

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2. Technical diploma

Deadline: November

Requirements

  • Specially-abled candidates admitted to the first year of diploma level course or second year of diploma level course through lateral entry in any of the AICTE approved institution 
  • Must have disability levels of not less than 40%. 
  • Family income must not exceed INR 8 lakh per annum 

What it covers

  • INR 50,000 per annum

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16. Dr. Ambedkar Grant for Financial Assistance to SC Students Studying in Professional Colleges – Puducherry 

Deadline: December 

Requirements

  • This scheme is applicable for students belonging to SC communities and domicile of Puducherry.
  • Must have passed their higher secondary examination or equivalent evaluation
  • Must be pursuing professional courses in Government or Government recognized private institutes sponsored by CENTAC or must have been directly admitted to central or state or UT government-run institutions or colleges on their merit.

What it covers

  • Tuition fee, mess fee, rent, and maintenance allowances are covered

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17. Stipend to SC Trainers in Government ITI – Puducherry

Deadline: December 

Requirements

  • The candidates must be students belonging to SC communities and domicile of Puducherry.
  • Must be a trainee at a Government ITI

What it covers

  • INR 300 per month

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18. Adhoc Merit Grant for SC Students – Puducherry

Deadline: December 

Requirements

  • Applicants must belong to SC communities and domicile of Puducherry
  • The candidates must have scored 65% or above marks in grade 10 examinations to be eligible for this program.
  • The candidates must pursue higher studies in recognized institutions.

What it covers

  • INR 300 as a lump-sum amount

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19. Lakshadweep Scholarship Scheme

Deadline: March 

Requirements

  • Students who and whose parents both were born in the UT of Lakshadweep islands or whose mother or father was born in the UT and the student and the mainlander parent have their residence in the islands
  • Must be pursuing studies up to the postgraduate level to be eligible for this scholarship
  • Must satisfy the eligibility criteria for different levels of education 

What it covers

  • Amount varies depending on the levels of education and the courses

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20. Mukyamantri Yuva Yogayog Yojana – Tripura

Deadline: June

Requirements

  • This scheme is to help final year undergraduate students in any Government college or institute or university in Tripura to purchase smartphones

What it covers

  • A grant of a maximum of INR 5000 for the purchase of a smartphone

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21. Scheme for Award of Stipend to ST Students of Arunachal Pradesh

Deadline: November

Requirements

  • Permanent resident of Arunachal Pradesh belonging to ST category
  • Must be pursuing higher technical or professional courses from recognized institutions
  • Must have 75% or above attendance in the academic year

What it covers

  • Monthly stipend and book grant

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Study Abroad Scholarships

The Government of India also provides and manages several scholarships to help Indian students pursue studies and research abroad. They are:

  1. Commonwealth scholarships and other external scholarships
  2. National Overseas Scholarship Scheme
  3. Ms. Agatha Harrison Memorial Fellowship
  4. Raman Charpak Fellowship
  5. Overseas Doctoral Fellowship program

1. Commonwealth scholarships and other external scholarships

These include:

  1. Commonwealth scholarships of the UK and New Zealand
  2. Scholarships offered by China, South Korea, Israel, Japan, Italy, Mexico, and Sri Lanka.

Deadline: Varies with program

Requirements

  • A wide range of disciplines including engineering, technology, science, arts, and commerce, at all levels of education are covered under this scheme. However, the programs may differ from country to country.

What it covers

  • The scholarship amount also varies with programs and countries

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2. National Overseas Scholarship Scheme

This is offered in three categories:

  1. NOS for SC students
  2. NOS for ST students
  3. NOS for students with disabilities 
1. NOS for SC students

Deadline: Many cycles throughout the year

Requirements

  • Must belong to the Scheduled Castes, Denotified Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes, Landless Agricultural Labourers, and Traditional Artisans categories
  •  Must have at least 60% of marks or equivalent grade in the qualifying examination
  • Must be intending to pursue Master’s or Ph.D. courses from recognized institutions abroad
  • Must be under 35 years of age with an annual family income less than 8 Lakh

What it covers

  • Annual maintenance allowance, contingency allowance, tuition fee, visa fee, airfare, and other expenses

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2. NOS for ST students

Deadline: Varies

Requirements

  • Must belong to the communities of Scheduled Tribes or Particularly Vulnerable Tribal groups.
  • Must be intending to pursue Master’s or Ph.D. or Post-doctoral courses from recognized institutions abroad in notified disciplines.
  • Must satisfy the eligibility criteria for different courses.
  • Candidates must be under 35 years of age and annual family income must not exceed INR 6 Lakh per annum.

What it covers

  • Annual maintenance allowance, contingency allowance, tuition fee, visa fee, airfare, and other expenses

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3. NOS for students with disabilities 

Deadline: Varies

Requirements

  • The students must have  disabilities  40% and above and must have a valid certificate to prove this
  • Must be intending to pursue Master’s or Ph.D. courses from recognized institutions abroad
  • Must satisfy a minimum of 55% marks in qualifying examinations
  • Candidates must be under 35 years of age and annual family income must not exceed INR 6 Lakh per annum.

What it covers

  • Annual maintenance allowance, contingency allowance, tuition fee, visa fee, airfare, and other expenses.

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3. Ms. Agatha Harrison Memorial Fellowship

 The selected fellow under this program is placed at St. Antony College, University of Oxford, London. The status of the candidate would be equivalent to that of a Junior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford.

Deadline: January

Requirements

  • Must have a uniform academic record with at least 60% in post-graduation and with a Ph.D. degree in the subject field chosen or published works of equivalent merit, which have received outstanding recognition. 
  • Must be a young scholar between 30 to 40 years who has been pursuing an academic career and has specialized in History, Economics or Political Science
  • A minimum of three years of teaching experience at the graduate or postgraduate level after completing a Ph.D. is required. 

What it covers

  • An amount of around GBP 30,000 per annum

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4. Raman Charpak Fellowship

This scheme allows Indian and French research scholars to pursue research in India and France in various science disciplines.

Deadline: June – July

Requirements

  • Indian students residing in India
  • Must have registered for a Ph.D. in a recognized Indian university or institution
  • Must be under 30 years of age
  • Must have prior consent from the home university to apply for a foreign fellowship program

What it covers

  • EUR 1500 per month for daily expenses, local travel, accommodation charges, and social security charges with airfare, insurance coverage, and support for attending international conferences.

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5. Overseas Doctoral Fellowship program

Deadline: Varies

Requirements

  • The candidates must be Indian students who wish to do doctoral programs abroad at selected universities
  • Must apply directly to the concerned universities following their admission schedule

What it covers

  • USD 2000 per month, to and fro airfare and preparatory allowance for 4 years

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There are many scholarships offered by the Government of India to help students pursue education from high school to postgraduate level and even abroad. Most of these scholarships are advertised annually and are notified regularly on different platforms. The discipline-specific scholarships are mainly intended to promote research and studies while general scholarships are supposed to provide financial support for students. Hence it is important to find the right program and start applying before it’s too late. Scholarship Track India wishes you all the best to find the best programs offered by the government of India and crack the seamless opportunities that come along. 

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