Narotam Sekhsaria Scholarship Programme
Purpose: Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation offers interest-free loan scholarships to students who want to pursue PG courses in fields like Applied Sciences, Pure Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities, Architecture Law, and Management at good Indian as well as international universities.
Scholarship Amount: Maximum Rs 20 lakhs
Eligibility: Aspirants meet eligibility criteria for this scholarship if they are-
Indian nationals residing in the country
Below 30 years of age
Final year graduation student or have completed graduation from a recognised university
When to Apply: Between January to March
Application Mode: Online on the official website of Narotam Sekhsaria Scholarship Programme.
HDFC Educational Crisis Scholarship Support (ECSS)
Purpose: To provide support to students whose families are facing personal/economic crisis such that they can pursue their education without any hurdles.
Scholarship Amount: Rs 10,000 to Rs 25,000 per annum
Eligibility: Aspirants who are pursuing a Diploma, Graduation Degree or Post graduation degree and whose annual family income is equal to or less that Rs 3,00,000 are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
When to apply: April to July
Application Mode: By Post/Online on the official website of HDFC Educational Crisis Scholarship Support ECSS
Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)
Purpose: Government of India’s Department of Science and Technology offers this scholarship to encourage students to pursue a career in Science research.
Scholarship Amount: Rs 5000 per month or Rs 20,000 annual contingency grant for 3 to 5 years to UG level candidates. Postgraduate aspirants are offered scholarship worth Rs 7000 per month or Rs 28,000 annual contingency grant.
Eligibility: Candidates meet the eligibility criteria if they have pursued Science in class 12 or are first year students in courses such as BSc/BS/BMath/BStat/Int. MSc/MS.
When to Apply: July, August
Application Mode: Online on the official website of Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana.
Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child
Purpose: This scholarship is offered by UGC in order to help families to pay for post-graduation level education of girl child.
Scholarship Amount: Rs 2000 per month for maximum two years
Eligibility: Any girl who is the only girl/twin daughter/fraternal daughter of a family and has secured admission in full-time (regular) Master’s degree programme from a recognised university/college is eligible to apply for this scholarship. Age limit for this scholarship is 30 years.
When to Apply: Around August
Application Mode: Online on the official website of UGC’s Post-Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child for PG Programme.
Post-Graduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holders
Purpose: Aspirants are offered this scholarship to promote higher education in India. Candidates who secure this scholarship can pursue their post-graduation studies in any specialisation from any higher education institute in India.
Scholarship Amount: Rs 3,100 per month
Eligibility: Rank holders of each university at UG level are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
When to Apply: May to August
Application Mode: Online on the official website of UGC’s Post-Graduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holders for PG Programmes.
Women Scientist Scheme (WOS-A)
Purpose: Department of Science and Technology offers this scholarship to encourage women scientists as well as technologists to pursue research in basic/applied sciences.
Scholarship Amount: As part of this scheme, aspirants are awarded a research grant such that for PhD holders or equivalent candidates the maximum amount granted is Rs 30 lakh and for MSc or equivalent the maximum grant amount is Rs 20 lakh. The amount is awarded for a maximum duration of three years.
Eligibility: Women candidates who are pursuing MSc or PhD are eligible to apply for this scheme. The official website informs that “the minimum age limit under WOS-A is 27 years and maximum age for MSc or equivalent category is 35 years and for PhD and equivalent category is 57 years”.
When to Apply: All through the year
Application Mode: By post and Online on the online on the official website of Women Scientists Scheme.
Dr K S Krishnan Research Associateship (KSKRA)
Purpose: Aspirants who are selected for this programme are provided with an opportunity to work on R&D programmes at the below mentioned institutes:
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai.
Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam.
Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (RRCAT), Indore.
Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre (VECC), Kolkata.
Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB), Mumbai
Scholarship Amount: Rs 26,000 per month as stipend. Duration of this scholarship is two years.
Eligibility: Candidates who possess a Master’s or PhD degree in Science or Engineering meet the eligibility criteria. Upper age limit to apply for this scholarship is 32 years.
When to Apply: November to February
Application Mode: By email
SIR Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Summer Training Programme
Purpose: As part of this programme, aspirants are provided with an opportunity to work at premier research Laboratories of CSIR during the summer months (May to August).
Scholarship Amount: Candidates are awarded Rs 25,000 for the programme duration. Selected students are also given travel allowance such that it does not exceed Rs 5,000. The amount is paid to aspirants after they complete their training programme and submit their project report to Lab Coordinator.
Eligibility: Candidates are eligible to apply for this summer training programme if they are in their:
First year of MSc programme or equivalent wherein in they have secure minimum first-class at pre-MSc degree level.
Third to pre-final year of Integrated MSc programme or equivalent in which they have a GPA score of 6.0 on a scale of 10 (upto IV Semester).
First year of ME/MTech programme or equivalent in which they have a GPA score of 8.0 on a scale of 10 OR GPA 7.0 on a scale of 10 for CFTIs at BE/BTech level or GATE Score ≥600 or NET (Engineering) Rank from 1 to 100.
Third year of BE/BTech programme or equivalent in which they have a GPA score of 8.0 on a scale of 10 OR GPA 7.0 on a scale of 10 for CFTIs (upto IV Sem)
Third to pre-final year of Integrated ME/MTech programme or equivalent in which they have a GPA score of 8.0 on a scale of 10 OR GPA 7.0 on a scale of 10 for CFTIs (upto IV Sem) or GATE Score ≥600 or NET (Engineering) Rank from 1 to 100.
When to Apply: December to January
Application Mode: Online on the official website of AcSIR.