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Various scholarships in India offer financial assistance to aspiring students who want to pursue higher studies. It also brings an awareness of education amongst the students. The government and various public and private organizations offer various scholarships in India to deserving students. On the contrary, scholarships are available to all students, and it is easy to apply. Listed below are some of the scholarships which are available in India:

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WB Scholarships

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Kerala Scholarships

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Uttarakhand Scholarships

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UCC Ireland Meritorious Scholarship for Indian Students

Conducted By : University College Cork [UCC] and Government of Ireland

Dr. Manmohan Singh Scholarship

Conducted By : University of Cambridge

L&T Build India Scholarship

Conducted By : Larsen & Toubro Limited

Capital First MBA Scholarship

Conducted By : Capital First Bank

Pre-Matric Scholarships

Conducted By : The central and state government of India

Post Matric Scholarship for Minorities of Karnataka 2022

Conducted By : The State Government of Karnataka

Central Sector Scholarship

Conducted By : Department of Higher Education

State Government Open Merit Scholarship, Maharashtra

Conducted By : Directorate of Higher Education (DHE), Government of Maharashtra

National Scholarship Exam

Conducted By : National Institute of Career Education (NICE)

G P Birla Educational Foundation Scholarship

Conducted By : G. P. Birla Educational Foundation

SSE (Stockholm School of Economics) MBA Scholarship

Conducted By : Stockholm School of Economics and the Dagens Industry

National Post Doctoral Fellowship

Conducted By : Science and Engineering Research Board [SERB]

Jawaharlal Nehru Scholarship for Doctoral Studies

Conducted By : Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund (JNMF)

The Oxford and Cambridge Society of India Scholarship

Conducted By : The Oxford and Cambridge Society of India [OCSI]

MOMA Scholarship

Conducted By : Ministry of Minority Affairs [MOMA]

Nationwide Education and Scholarship Test [NEST]

Conducted By : Shrimanji’s Events Management Centre International [SEMCI]

Sir Edmund Hillary Scholarship

Conducted By : The University of Waikato

Nirankari Rajmata Scholarship Scheme

Conducted By : Sant Nirankari Charitable Foundation

INSPIRE Scholarship

Conducted By : Department of Science and Technology [DST], Government of India

AAUW International Fellowship

Conducted By : American Association of University Women [AAUW]

ICANN Fellowship

Conducted By : The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers [ICANN]

Mahatma Gandhi Scholarship

Conducted By : The London Metropolitan University

Aditya Birla Group Scholarship

Conducted By : Aditya Birla Group

Tata Innovation Fellowship

Conducted By : Department of Biotechnology and the Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India

Gaurav Foundation Scholarship

Conducted By : Gaurav Foundation

Max Planck Luxembourg PhD Scholarships

Conducted By : Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law

KSCSTE Pratibha Scholarship

Conducted By : The Kerala State Council for Science, Technology & Environment [KSCSTE]

UNESCO/ Czech Republic Co-Sponsored Fellowship Program

Conducted By : UNESCO and the Government of Czech Republic

MEXT Scholarship

Conducted By : Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and the Embassy of Japan in India

UCL Denys Holland Scholarship

Conducted By : Denys Holland Fund and the University College London [UCL]

The Rhodes Scholarship

Conducted By : Rhodes Trust and Second Century Founder, John McCall MacBain O.C

ECU Petroleum Engineering First Cohort Scholarship

Conducted By : Edith Cowan University

AICTE PG GATE/GPAT Scholarship 2022

Conducted By : All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)

German Chancellor Fellowship

Conducted By : Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Georg Eckert Institute Fellowship Program

Conducted By : Georg Eckert Institute

West Bengal Talent Support Stipend Scholarship

Conducted By : Minority Affairs and Madrasah Education Department, Government of West Bengal

Pragati Scholarship 2022

Conducted By : All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)

Travel Photography Scholarship

Conducted By : World Nomads Private Limited

Kingston University Post Graduate Scholarships

Conducted By : Kingston University, London

Ashok Khurana Scholarship

Conducted By : The University of Adelaide, Australia

Max Weber Fellowship

Conducted By : European University Institute (EUI)

Pre Matric Scholarship for OBC Students

Conducted By : Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India

Adelaide Scholarships International

Conducted By : University of Adelaide

Dr Abdul Kalam International Postgraduate Scholarship

Conducted By : The University of Sydney, Australia

Ishan Uday Scholarship

Conducted By : The MHRD and UGC

Post Matric Scholarship - ST Students

Conducted By : Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India

Schwarzman Scholars Program

Conducted By : Tsinghua University, Beijing

National Overseas Scholarship for Scheduled Tribe Students

Conducted By : Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India

IOCL Scholarship

Conducted By : Indian Oil Corporation Limited [IOCL]

Jean Monnet Fellowship 2022

Conducted By : Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) and European University Institute (EUI)

University of Queensland MBA Scholarship

Conducted By : The University of Queensland

SN Bose Scholarship

Conducted By : SERB, DST, Government of India, the Indo-U.S Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) and WINStep Forward

Harvard Academy Scholars Program

Conducted By : The Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies

CERN Fellowship

Conducted By : CERN Theoretical Physics Department

POSE (Promotion of Science Education) Scholarship

Conducted By : Science and Technology Department, Haryana

Swami Vivekananda Scholarship

Conducted By : Minorities Development and Finance Corporation of West Bengal

Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Scholarship

Conducted By : University Grants Commission [UGC]

College Board India Scholars Program

Conducted By : College Board and Global Alliance

Pearson MePro English Scholar Program

Conducted By : Pearson Academy

Tel Aviv University Undergraduate Program Scholarship

Conducted By : Tata Trusts and Tel Aviv University

Tel Aviv University Masters Program Scholarship

Conducted By : Tata Trusts and Tel Aviv University

Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses

Conducted By : Ministry of Minority Affairs [MOMA], Government of India

Karunya Varsham Scholarship

Conducted By : Lourdes Matha College of Science & Technology

Teach for India Fellowship

Conducted By : Teach for India (TFI)

Nurture Merit cum Means Scholarship

Conducted By : The Vodafone India Foundation

Kalpana Chawla Chatravriti Yojana

Conducted By : Government of Himachal Pradesh

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam IGNITE Awards

Conducted By : National Innovation Foundation (NIF) and the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India

DHSE Merit cum Means Scholarship for BPL Students

Conducted By : Directorate of Higher Secondary Education, Government of Kerala

Kind Scholarship

Conducted By : Public Funding

Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship

Conducted By : Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India

Pre-Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

Conducted By : Government of India (Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities)

Pre Matric Scholarship for Minority Students

Conducted By : Ministry of Minority Affairs [MOMA], Government of India

Scholarships for Top Class Education for Students with Disabilities

Conducted By : Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Government of India

Post-Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

Conducted By : Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Government of India

Top Class Education Scholarship for SC Students

Conducted By : Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India

Central Sector Scholarship Scheme

Conducted By : Department of Higher Education under the MHRD, Government of India

Gates Cambridge Scholarships

Conducted By : Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

TED Fellows Program

Conducted By : TED

IDFC FIRST Bank MBA Scholarship

Conducted By : IDFC First Bank

University of Madras Merit Fellowship

Conducted By : University of Madras

Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for Minorities

Conducted By : Ministry of Minority Affairs [MOMA], Government of India

Internshala Career Scholarship

Conducted By : Internshala

Lal Bahadur Shastri Scholarship

Conducted By : Education Department, Government of India

NTR Vidyonnathi Scheme

Conducted By : Andhra Pradesh Government

Indira Gandhi Single Girl Child Scholarship

Conducted By : University Grants Commission (UGC)

NET JRF (National Eligibility Test for Junior Research Fellowship)

Conducted By : University Grants Commission (UGC)

Azim Premji Fellowship

Conducted By : Azim Premji Foundation

CA/ICWA (CMA)/CS Scholarship (IWCS)

Conducted By : Department of Minority Welfare, Government of Kerala

Sitaram Jindal Foundation Scholarship

Conducted By : Sitaram Jindal Foundation

Pre-Matric Financial Assistance for Education of the Wards of Beedi/Cine/IOMC/LSDM Workers

Conducted By : Ministry of Labour and Employment Department, Government of India

UPESEAT Scholarship for B.Tech Students

Conducted By : University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun

Colgate Scholarship

Conducted By : Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited

Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar

Conducted By : Sahitya Akademi, Government of India

KVPY Scholarship

Conducted By : Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India

Bhajan Lal Scholarship

Conducted By : Bhajan Global Impact Foundation

Dr. BR and CR Shetty Scholarship

Conducted By : Dr. BR and CR Shetty Foundation

DBT JRF Fellowship

Conducted By : Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India

MMIT Engineering Scholarship

Conducted By : Marathwada Mitramandal's Institute of Technology (MMIT)

FundsIndia Scholarships

Conducted By : Wealth India Financial Services Pvt. Ltd

Savitribai Phule Scholarship

Conducted By : Social Justice and Special Assistance Department, Government of Maharashtra

Rani Laxmi Bai Award

Conducted By : Department of Sports and Youth Affairs, Government of Uttar Pradesh

Fair and Lovely Scholarship

Conducted By : Glow and Lovely Foundation

National Scheme of Incentive to Girls of Secondary Education

Conducted By : Department of School Education and Literacy, Government of India

National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship

Conducted By : Department of School Education and Literacy, Government of India

Pre-Metric Scholarship for Disabled, Maharashtra

Conducted By : Department of Social Justice and Special Assistance, Government of Maharashtra

Foreign Education Scholarship for SC Students

Conducted By : Social Justice and Special Assistance Department, Government of Maharashtra

Uttar Pradesh Post-Matric (Other Than Intermediate) Scholarship

Conducted By : Social Welfare Department of the Government of Uttar Pradesh

Resonance STaRT (Student Talent Reward Test)

Conducted By : Resonance Eduventures

IET India Scholarship Awards

Conducted By : Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

US Awasthi Scholarship

Conducted By : Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited [IFFCO]

IFFCO MD Scholarship

Conducted By : Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited [IFFCO]

National Scholarship Test for Youth (NSTY) Scholarship

Conducted By : Flurosis Communication Pvt. Ltd.

Santoor Scholarship

Conducted By : Wipro Consumer Care and Wipro Cares

Vedantu Scholarship

Conducted By : Vedantu Innovations Pvt. Limited

Jio Scholarship

Conducted By : Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited

Canara Bank Scholarship

Conducted By : Canara Bank

LIC Scholarship

Conducted By : Life Insurance Corporation of India

Google Scholarship 2022

Conducted By : Google

UP Scholarship 2022

Conducted By : The State Government of Uttar Pradesh

Prerana Scholarship

Conducted By : Government of Odisha

Oasis Scholarship 2022

Conducted By : Government of West Bengal

ePASS Scholarship

Conducted By : State Government of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Telangana

Aikyashree Scholarship

Conducted By : Government of West Bengal and its subsidiary boards

Maulana Azad Scholarship

Conducted By : Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India

e-grantz Scholarship

Conducted By : State Government of Kerala

Ashirwad Scholarship

Conducted By : Government of Punjab

Inlaks Scholarship 2022

Conducted By : Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation

SJE Rajasthan Scholarship

Conducted By : The state government of Rajasthan

DCE Scholarship

Conducted By : Department of Minority Welfare and Department of Collegiate Education, Kerala

Eklavya Scholarship

Conducted By : Directorate of Higher Education (DHE), Maharashtra

Times Scholarship

Conducted By : The Times of India

SSP Scholarship 2022

Conducted By : State Government of Karnataka

MHRD Scholarship

Conducted By : Ministry of Human Resource Development

UGC Scholarship

Conducted By : University Grants Commission

STS Scholarship

Conducted By : Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

Dr Ambedkar Scholarship

Conducted By : Government of Punjab

PFMS Scholarship 2022

Conducted By : Government of India

Chevening Scholarship

Conducted By : The UK Government

Felix Scholarship

Conducted By : Felix Scholarship Trust

WBMDFC Scholarship

Conducted By : West Bengal Minorities' Development and Finance Corporation

DAAD Scholarship

Conducted By : Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (German Academic Exchange Service)

Fulbright Scholarship India

Conducted By : United States-India Education Foundation (USIEF)

Udacity Scholarship

Conducted By : Udacity and Google

ONGC Scholarship

Conducted By : Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Foundation

NSF (North South Foundation) Scholarship

Conducted By : North-South Foundation

Vidyadhan Scholarship

Conducted By : Sarojini Damodaran Foundation

HP Udaan Scholarship

Conducted By : HP India

MYSY Scholarship

Conducted By : The Education Department under the State Government of Gujarat

DSW Scholarship

Conducted By : Directorate of Student’s Welfare Cell - Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda

Saksham Scholarship

Conducted By : All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)

Rajarshi Shahu Maharaj Scholarship

Conducted By : Department of Higher Education, Government of Maharashtra

Erasmus Mundus Scholarship 2022

Conducted By : European Union (EU)

Jnanabhumi Scholarship

Conducted By : State Government of Andhra Pradesh

SSO Scholarship

Conducted By : Government of Rajasthan

KC Mahindra Scholarship

Conducted By : KC Mahindra Education Trust (KCMET)

National Overseas Scholarship

Conducted By : Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

Samaj Kalyan Vibhag Scholarship

Conducted By : State Government of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand

MAEF Scholarship

Conducted By : Maulana Azad Education Foundation

CCB Scholarship

Conducted By : Combined Counselling Board, India

CCRT Scholarship

Conducted By : Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT)

NEC Scholarship

Conducted By : North Eastern Council (NEC)

Ratan Tata Scholarship for Engineering Students

Conducted By : Tata Education and Development Trust

KARePASS (Karnataka ePASS) Scholarship

Conducted By : Department of Backward Classes Welfare, Government of Karnataka

Samunnathi Scholarship

Conducted By : Kerala State Welfare Corporation for Forward Communities Limited (KSWCFC)

Pratibha Puraskar Scholarship

Conducted By : Government of Karnataka

Medhabruti Scholarship

Conducted By : Higher Education Department, Government of Odisha

Made Easy Scholarship Test

Conducted By : Made Easy Coaching Institute

Narotam Sekhsaria Scholarship

Conducted By : Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation

ISDB Scholarship

Conducted By : Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) in partnership with Cambridge, Oxford and Queen Mary University in London, Copenhagen University in Denmark and McGill University in Canada

ICSSR Scholarship

Conducted By : Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR)

Marubeni Scholarship

Conducted By : Marubeni India Private Limited

Umbrella Scholarship

Conducted By : Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India

Tata Trust Scholarship

Conducted By : Tata Scholarship Trust Fund

NSDL Scholarship

Conducted By : NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Limited (NSDL e-Gov)

Amar Ujala Scholarship

Conducted By : Amar Ujala Foundation

Foundation for Excellence Scholarship

Conducted By : Foundation for Excellence (FFE)

Joseph Mundassery Scholarship

Conducted By : Department of Minority Development, Government of Kerala

Bikash Bhavan Scholarship

Conducted By : The State Government of West Bengal

Reliance Foundation Scholarship

Conducted By : Reliance Foundation

JN Tata Endowment Scholarship

Conducted By : Tata Trusts

Ontario Graduate Scholarship

Conducted By : Province of Ontario and the University of Toronto

SIA Youth Scholarship

Conducted By : Ministry of Education (MoE), Singapore

UPS Scholarship

Conducted By : U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce

Goonj Fellowship

Conducted By : Goonj (a non-profit organisation)

Acumen Fellowship

Conducted By : Acumen

Saltire Scholarship

Conducted By : Scottish Government

Endeavour Scholarship

Conducted By : Department of Education, Skills and Employment, Government of Australia

National Scholarship Exam (NSE)

Conducted By : Eduno Tech Private Limited

ICAI Doctoral Scholarship Scheme 2022

Conducted By : The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI)

Albert Einstein International Scholarship Test

Conducted By : All India Council for Technical Skill Development, Government of India

Mi Scholarship

Conducted By : Xiaomi India

Sardar Patel Scholarship

Conducted By : Buddy4Study India Foundation

Shiksha ki Udaan Scholarship

Conducted By : Samasta Microfinance Limited

IIITDM Jabalpur Department of Electronics and Communication Junior Research Fellowship

Conducted By : Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing (IIITDM), Jabalpur

Piaggio Shiksha Se Samriddhi Scholarship

Conducted By : Piaggio Vehicles Private Limited

IIT Indore Discipline of Civil Engineering Junior Research Fellowship

Conducted By : Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Indore

IIM Ahmedabad Research Assistantship (EPABA)

Conducted By : Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad

SERB Core Research Grant (Individual Centric)

Conducted By : Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB)

IIT Roorkee Department of Chemistry Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Conducted By : Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee

Rolls-Royce Unnati Scholarships for Women Engineering Students

Conducted By : Rolls-Royce India Private Limited

GEV Memorial Merit Scholarship for Law Students

Conducted By : GEV Scholarship Fund Trust

IIM Bangalore Doctoral Research Fellowship

Conducted By : Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIMB)

IIT BHU Varanasi SERB Department of Electronics Engineering Junior Research Fellowship

Conducted By : Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi

IIT Ropar Department of Mechanical Engineering (DME) Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Conducted By : Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Ropar

IIT Ropar DST TIH - AWaDH Post Doctoral Research Associateship

Conducted By : Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Ropar

IIT Ropar DST TIH - AWaDH Junior Research Fellowship

Conducted By : Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Ropar

Department of Chemical Engineering Post-Doctoral Fellowship, IIT Roorkee

Conducted By : Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee

NITK Surathkal Department of Civil Engineering Research Associateship

Conducted By : National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK)

IIT Delhi SIRe Post Doctoral Fellowships

Conducted By : Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi

IIFL Scholarship

Conducted By : IIFL Foundation

IIT Kharagpur Centre of Computer Science and Engineering Junior Research Fellowship

Conducted By : Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur

TS ePASS Scholarship (Telangana ePASS)

Conducted By : State Government of Telangana

Vidyasiri Scholarship

Conducted By : Backward Classes Welfare Department, Karnataka

ADW (Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare) Scholarship

Conducted By : Department of Backward Classes Welfare, Tamil Nadu

CSIR Innovation Award for School Children (CIASC)

Conducted By : Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR)

TN E District Scholarship

Conducted By : The State Government of Tamil Nadu

IIT Patna Vishleshan Chanakya Post Doctoral Fellowship

Conducted By : Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Patna

Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana

Conducted By : Department of Posts, Government of India

IIT Ropar Department of Chemistry Junior Research Fellowship

Conducted By : The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Ropar

National Scholarship Scheme (SAKSHAM) HRDM

Conducted By : Human Resource & Development Mission

Life Time Contribution Award in Engineering

Conducted By : Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE)

INAE Woman Engineer of the Year Award

Conducted By : Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE)

DXC Progressing Minds Scholarship

Conducted By : DXC Technology India

Vodafone Idea Teachers' and Students' Scholarship

Conducted By : Vodafone Idea Limited

INSA Fellowship

Conducted By : The Indian National Science Academy (INSA)

IIM Ahmedabad Centre for Transportation and Logistics Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Conducted By : Centre for Transportation and Logistics (CTL)

COVID Crisis (Jyoti Prakash) Support Scholarship Program

Conducted By : Buddy4study India Foundation

Charpak Scholarship

Conducted By : Embassy of France in India

NIUA New Delhi Intern - Research Assistantship

Conducted By : National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), New Delhi

IIT Gandhinagar Early Career Fellowship

Conducted By : Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Gandhinagar

DARC Fellowship

Conducted By : Delhi Assembly Research Centre (DARC)

CBSE Scholarship

Conducted By : Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

Credit Suisse Scholarship Program

Conducted By : Credit Suisse Investment Banking Company

SERB National Post Doctoral Fellowship (N-PDF)

Conducted By : Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB)

Digital Bharati COVID Scholarship

Conducted By : Parliamentarians with Innovators for India (PI India)

VNIT Nagpur Department of Electrical Engineering Junior Research Fellowship

Conducted By : Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Nagpur and CDAC (T)

MP Scholarships

Conducted By : State Government of Madhya Pradesh

Lamp Fellowship

Conducted By : PRS Legislative Research

Mother Teresa Scholarship

Conducted By : Department of Minority Welfare, Government of Kerala

Orange Tulip Scholarship

Conducted By : Nuffic Neso India

IIM Ahmedabad Research Associateship (SWE)

Conducted By : Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad

CG Scholarships

Conducted By : State Government of Chhattisgarh

Punjab Scholarships

Conducted By : The state government of Punjab

IISER Tirupati DST-SERB Junior Research Fellowship

Conducted By : DST-SERB, Government of India

Devaraj Arasu Scholarship

Conducted By : Backward Classes Welfare Department of Karnataka

Shamanur Shivashankarappa Scholarship

Conducted By : Dr Shamanur Shivashankarappa Janakalyana Trusts

Siemens Scholarship

Conducted By : Siemens India

DRDO Research and Innovation Centre (RIC) Junior Research Fellowship

Conducted By : DRDO Research and Innovation Centre

Abdul Kalam Technology Innovation National Fellowship

Conducted By : Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE)

Samsung Star Scholarship

Conducted By : Samsung India Electronics Pvt. Ltd

Ch Muhammed Koya Scholarship

Conducted By : Directorate of Minority Welfare (DMW), Government of Kerala

Young India Fellowship

Conducted By : Ashoka University

Snehapoorvam Scholarship

Conducted By : Kerala Social Security Mission

IIT Jodhpur Senior Research Fellowship

Conducted By : Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Jodhpur

Prize Money Scholarship

Conducted By : Social Welfare Department under the State Government of Karnataka

Next Genius Scholarship

Conducted By : Next Genius Foundation

Swarnajayanti Fellowship

Conducted By : Department of Science and Technology (DST)

Bihar Scholarships

Conducted By : State government of Bihar

SERB Ramanujan Fellowship

Conducted By : Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB)

Kothari Fellowship

Conducted By : University Grants Commission (UGC)

Ladli Laxmi Yojana

Conducted By : The state government of Madhya Pradesh

HP ePASS Scholarship

Conducted By : Department of Higher Education, Government of Himachal Pradesh

WB Scholarships

Conducted By : The state government of West Bengal

FIHFC Scholarship

Conducted By : Fullerton India Home Finance Company Ltd. (FIHFCL)

DRDO-ITR Chandipur Junior Research Fellowship

Conducted By : The Integrated Test Range (ITR) of DRDO

Mizoram Scholarships

Conducted By : The state government of Mizoram

TN Scholarships

Conducted By : The state government of Tamil Nadu

National Scholarship Scheme (SAMADHAN)- II HRDM

Conducted By : National Scholarship Scheme under Human Resources & Development Mission (HRDM)

TS Scholarships

Conducted By : The state government of Telangana and private organisations

Karnataka Scholarships

Conducted By : The state government of Karnataka

IIT Gandhinagar Department of Humanities and Social Sciences Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Conducted By : The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Gandhinagar

Maharashtra Scholarships

Conducted By : The State Government of Maharashtra

Gujarat Scholarships

Conducted By : The state government of Gujarat

Jharkhand Scholarships

Conducted By : The State Government of Jharkhand

Haryana Scholarships

Conducted By : The State Government of Haryana

Odisha Scholarships

Conducted By : The state government of Odisha and private organisations

Assam Scholarships

Conducted By : The state government of Assam and other organisations

AP Scholarships 

Conducted By : The state government of Andhra Pradesh

Kerala Scholarships

Conducted By : The state government of Kerala

Uttarakhand Scholarships

Conducted By : The State Government of Uttarakhand

Nagaland Scholarships

Conducted By : The state government of Nagaland

ISEC Bangalore Post-Doctoral Research Programme (PDRP)

Conducted By : Institute of Social Economic and Change, Bengaluru

The Bhumi Fellowship

Conducted By : Bhumi (an NGO)

Nikon Scholarship Program

Conducted By : Nikon India Private Limited

IISER Mohali Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Conducted By : Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Mohali

IIT Gandhinagar Department of Mathematics (DM) Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship

Conducted By : Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar

Kotak Kanya Scholarship

Conducted By : Kotak Mahindra Foundation

Kotak Shiksha Nidhi Scholarship

Conducted By : Kotak Education Foundation

Legrand Scholarship Program

Conducted By : Legrand

Zoological Survey of India NRC Junior Research Fellowship

Conducted By : Zoological Survey of India (NRC)

Vivo for Education Scholarship

Conducted By : Vivo India.

ISCA Fellowship

Conducted By : Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA)

Vinati Organics Young Women Merit Scholarship

Conducted By : Vinati Organics Limited

NSP Pre Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities

Conducted By : Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India

DRDO-CAIR Bengaluru Junior Research Fellowship in Mathematics

Conducted By : DRDO-Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

BYPL SASHAKT Scholarship

Conducted By : BSES Yamuna Power Limited

SBI General Suraksha Support Scholarship Program

Conducted By : SBI General Insurance Company Limited

The Tata Capital Pankh Scholarship Programme

Conducted By : Tata Capital Limited

STFC India Meritorious Scholarship Programme

Conducted By : Shriram Transport Finance Company (STFC) Limited

Goa Scholarships

Conducted By : The state government of Goa

Meghalaya Scholarships

Conducted By : The state government of Meghalaya

HP Scholarships

Conducted By : The state government of Himachal Pradesh

Manipur Scholarships

Conducted By : Government of Manipur

Sikkim Scholarships

Conducted By : The state government of Sikkim

Tripura Scholarships

Conducted By : The state government of Tripura

Arunachal Pradesh Scholarships

Conducted By : The state government of Arunachal Pradesh

Auxilo's Edevate Scholarship Program

Conducted By : Auxilo Finserve Pvt. Ltd

IIT Roorkee Chemistry Department Post Doctoral Fellowship (PDF)

Conducted By : Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children (SPDC)

Conducted By : Ministry of External Affairs

IIM Ahmedabad Research Assistantship-Centre for Digital Transformation

Conducted By : Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

HDFC Ltd's Badhte Kadam Scholarship

Conducted By : Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) Limited

Scholarships for Class 1 to 9

Conducted By : The central/state government of India and private organisations

Scholarships for Class 11

Conducted By : The central/state government of India and other private organisations

Scholarships for Class 12

Conducted By : The central/state government of India and other private organizations

Scholarships for Class 10

Conducted By : The central/state government of India and private organisations

Scholarships for Undergraduates

Conducted By : The central/state government of India along with other private companies

Scholarships for Diploma Students

Conducted By : The central/state government and other private organisations

Ph.D. Scholarships

Conducted By : The central/state government of India along with other private companies

B.Sc Scholarships

Conducted By : The central/state government and other private organizations

Scholarships for Postgraduates

Conducted By : The state government and other private organizations

B.Tech Scholarships

Conducted By : The state government and other private organisations

M.Sc Scholarships

Conducted By : The central/state government of India along with private organizations

B.Ed Scholarships

Conducted By : The central/state government of India along with private organizations

BA Scholarships

Conducted By : The central/state government of India along with international universities

MBBS Scholarships

Conducted By : The central/state government and other private organisations

M.Tech Scholarships

Conducted By : The central/state government of India along with private organizations

B.Com Scholarships

Conducted By : Government of India

MS Scholarships

Conducted By : The state government and other private organizations

MBA Scholarships

Conducted By : The central/state government of India along with other private companies

BBA Scholarships

Conducted By : The government of India

MA Scholarships

Conducted By : The state/central government along with other private organisations

LLM Scholarships

Conducted By : The government of India and other private institutions overseas

LLB Scholarships

Conducted By : The state/central government and private organisations

BE Scholarships

Conducted By : The central and state government of India

ME Scholarships

Conducted By : The government and non-government organisations of India

Means Based Scholarships

Conducted By : The state/central government of India along with other private organizations

Merit Based Scholarships

Conducted By : The government of India and other private organisations

M.Ed Scholarships

Conducted By : The state/central government and private organisations

Income Based Scholarships

Conducted By : The government of India and private organisations

Scholarships by State

Conducted By : The state government of India

Merit-cum-Means Based Scholarships

Conducted By : The government of India and other private organisations

Types of Scholarships

Conducted By : The government of India and private organisations

Scholarships Based on Different Levels Of Study

Conducted By : The central/state government of India along with private organizations

Scholarships Based on Course Level

Conducted By : The government of India and private organisations

OBC Scholarships

Conducted By : The central/state government of India and other private organizations

SC Scholarships

Conducted By : The government of India and private organisations

ST Scholarships

Conducted By : The Government of India and Ministry of Tribal Affairs

Minority Scholarships

Conducted By : The Government of India and Ministry of Minority Affairs (MOMA)

Scholarships for Physically Disabled

Conducted By : The government of India and private organisations

Education Scholarships

Conducted By : The government of India and private organisations

Engineering Scholarships

Conducted By : Government of India and private institutions

Medical Scholarships

Conducted By : The government of India and private organisations

Art Scholarships

Conducted By : The government of India and private organisations

Nursing Scholarships

Conducted By : The government of India and private organisations

Lady Meherbai D Tata Education Scholarship

Conducted By : Tata Education Trust

Agriculture Scholarships

Conducted By : The Government of India and private organisations

Computer Science Scholarships

Conducted By : The government of India and private organisations

Architecture Scholarships

Conducted By : The government of India and private organisations

Law Scholarships

Conducted By : The Government of India and private organisations

Visual Arts Scholarships

Conducted By : The Government of India and private organisations

Management Scholarships

Conducted By : The government of India and private organisations

Sports Scholarships

Conducted By : The government of India and private organisations

Science Scholarships

Conducted By : The government of India and private organisations

Pharmacy Scholarships

Conducted By : The government of India and private organisations

Scholarships for Commerce Students

Conducted By : The government of India and private organisations

Discipline Level Scholarships

Conducted By : The government of India and private organisations

Scholarships Based on Category

Conducted By : The government of India and private organisations

MPTAAS Scholarship

Conducted By : Tribal Affairs and Scheduled Castes Welfare Department of the Government

Lenovo SmarterEd Scholarship

Conducted By : Hindustan Times

Kalia Scholarship

Conducted By : Government of Odisha and the Department of Agriculture and Farmers Empowerment

Baba Gurbachan Singh Scholarship Scheme

Conducted By : Sant Nirankari Mandal

Zidni Ilma Charitable Trust Scholarship

Conducted By : Zidni Ilma Charitable Trust

Tata Steel Millennium Scholarship

Conducted By : Tata Steel Limited

R.D. Birla Scholarship

Conducted By : R.D. Birla Foundation

Banishree Scholarship

Conducted By : The state government of Odisha

Vahani Scholarship

Conducted By : The Vahani Group

TSP Scholarship

Conducted By : Government of West Bengal

Amma Vodi Scheme

Conducted By : The government of Andhra Pradesh

Kanyashree Scholarship

Conducted By : Government of West Bengal

Atul Maheshwari Scholarship

Conducted By : Amar Ujala Foundation

Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti Scholarship

Conducted By : Jagadis Bose National Science Talent Search (JBNSTS)

JSPN Educational Scholarship

Conducted By : Vishva Madhwa Maha Parishat (VMMP)

Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarship

Conducted By : Charles Wallace India Trust

CLP India Scholarship Scheme

Conducted By : CLP India

Ramalingaswami Re-Entry Fellowship

Conducted By : Conducted By Department of Biotechnology, Government of India

Fakir Mohan Scholarship

Conducted By : Higher Education Department, Government of Odisha

Sima Khatib Medley Pharma Scholarship

Conducted By : Medley Pharmaceuticals Limited

New India Foundation Fellowship

Conducted By : The New India Foundation

JSW UDAAN Scholarship

Conducted By : JSW Foundation

DTE Maharashtra Scholarship

Conducted By : Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Maharashtra

LIC HFL Vidyadhan Scholarship

Conducted By : LIC Housing Finance Limited

Vidya Poshak Yuva Fellowship

Conducted By : Vidya Poshak

GOKDOM Scholarship

Conducted By : Directorate of Minorities, Government of Karnataka.

Sydney Scholars India Scholarship

Conducted By : University of Sydney

BOC Scholarship

Conducted By : Skill Development & Technical Education Department, Government of Odisha

Thiel Fellowship

Conducted By : Thiel Foundation

JBNSTS Junior Scholarship

Conducted By : Jagadish Chandra Bose National Science Talent Search

Shramik Card Scholarship Rajasthan

Conducted By : Rajasthan Government

District Merit Scholarship DMS Kerala

Conducted By : Kerala Government

LPF Lila Poonawalla Foundation Scholarship

Conducted By : Lila Poonawalla Foundation

Karnataka Farmers Child Scholarship

Conducted By : Karnataka State Government

Har-Chhatravratti Scholarship Portal Haryana

Conducted By : Government of Haryana

Prof. Saroj Sood Scholarship

Conducted By : Sood Charity Foundation

Post SSC Scholarship for Boys

Conducted By : Director Developing Caste Welfare

Scholarships for Poor School Students in India

Conducted By : The central and state government of India

Pratidhwani Scholarship

Conducted By : Pratidhwani Social-Cultural and Welfare Association

Nabanna Scholarship

Conducted By : Government of West Bengal

Suhrid MLA Scholarship

Conducted By : Transformation & Development Department

Sujnana Nidhi Scholarship

Conducted By : Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project (SKDRDP)

Raita Vidya Nidhi Scholarship

Conducted By : Government Of Karnataka

Dr Reddy's Foundation Sashakt Scholarship

Conducted By : Dr. Reddy's Foundation

Panasonic Ratti Chhatr Scholarship

Conducted By : Panasonic India Pvt. Ltd.

GSB Scholarship

Conducted By : Gaud Saraswat Brahman Scholarship League

MEA Scholarship

Conducted By : Malayalee Engineers’ Association (MEA)

Commerce ka Arjun Scholarship

Conducted By : Vidya Sagar Institutions

Gaon Ki Beti Scholarship

Conducted By : Government of Madhya Pradesh

Vidyasaarathi Scholarship

Conducted By : Protean eGov Technologies Limited

Gurukul Anubhav Scholarship

Conducted By : SPIC MACAY Gurukul Anubhav

ICCR Scholarship

Conducted By : Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Government of India

Urdu Scholarship

Conducted By : Minority Welfare Department

Debesh Kamal Scholarship

Conducted By : Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Kolkata

Norka Roots Scholarship

Conducted By : Norka Roots

Schindler Igniting Minds Scholarship

Conducted By : Schindler India Pvt Ltd

Jyoti Kalash Scholarship

Conducted By : Mr. Dinesh Chandra Agarwal, Managing Director of IndiaMART

NIPGR New Delhi Junior Research Fellowship

Conducted By : National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR)

Vidyasaarathi SNL Bearings Scholarship

Conducted By : Vidyasaarathi and the SNL Bearings Ltd

Gandhi Fellowship

Conducted By : Piramal Foundation

UPESMET MBA Scholarship

Conducted By : University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES)

Lok Sabha Research Fellowship

Conducted By : The Parliament of India

JM Sethia Merit Scholarship

Conducted By : JMS Charitable Trust

Magma M Scholarship

Conducted By : Magma Fincorp

Vijayalakshmi RL Jalappa Scholarship

Conducted By : Vijayalakshmi R.L. Jalappa Education Foundation

Nurturing Brilliance Cummins Scholarship Program

Conducted By : Cummins India Foundation

Raman Kant Munjal Scholarship

Conducted By : The Raman Kant Munjal Foundation and the Hero FinCorp Group

Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship

Conducted By : The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment for Scheduled Caste and Ministry of Tribal Affairs for Scheduled Tribe.

FYWIS Scholarship

Conducted By : L’Oréal India

SHDF Scholarship

Conducted By : Nishkam Sikh Welfare Council and Sikh Human Development Foundation

Shriram Automall Education Scholarship

Conducted By : Shriram Automall India Limited (SAMIL)

Yashad Sumedha Scholarship

Conducted By : Yashad Sumedha and Hindustan Zinc Limited

AWOO Scholarship

Conducted By : Awoo Foundation

SJVN Scholarship

Conducted By : SJVN Ltd

GSIF Scholarship

Conducted By : Genpact and Edelgive Foundation

FOSSEE Summer Fellowship

Conducted By : FOSSEE, IIT Bombay

CMSS Scholarship

Conducted By : Education Department, Government of Gujarat

AAI Sports Scholarship

Conducted By : Airports Authority of India (AAI)

Sanchi Honnamma Scholarship

Conducted By : Government Of Karnataka

Shriram Capital Scholarship

Conducted By : Shriram Capital Limited

GyanDhan Scholarship

Conducted By : Gyandhan

EdCIL Scholarships

Conducted By : EdCIL Foundation

Shastri Research Student Fellowship

Conducted By : Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute

Vidyarthi Vigyan Manthan Scholarship

Conducted By : National Council for Educational Research and Training and the Ministry of Science and Technology.

Siksha Abhiyan Scholarship

Conducted By : Modi foundation

Abhilasha Scholarships

Conducted By : EROS Group

Aditya Birla Capital COVID Scholarship

Conducted By : Aditya Birla Capital Foundation

MSCE Pune Scholarship

Conducted By : The MSCE Group

DST Womens Scientist Fellowship

Conducted By : DST India

GIIS Scholarship

Conducted By : Global Indian International School

JNCASR Summer Research Fellowship

Conducted By : Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research

Talentspire Scholarships

Conducted By : Talentspire

Sussex India Scholarship

Conducted By : University of Sussex

Aga Khan International Scholarship

Conducted By : Aga Foundation

NTR Videshi Vidyadharana Overseas Scholarship

Conducted By : Government of Andhra Pradesh State

Sarla Devi Scholarship

Conducted By : Dharampal Satyapal Charitable Trust

Timken Scholarship

Conducted By : Timken India

NGO Scholarships

Conducted By : Non-Government Organisations

Leap Scholarship

Conducted By : Leap Scholar

Clinic Plus Scholarship

Conducted By : Dharampal Satyapal Charitable Trust

GSK Scholars Programme

Conducted By : Glaskosmithkline (GSK) Pharmaceuticals Ltd

TOEFL Scholarship

Conducted By : TOEFL and ETS board

Shodh Medha Scholarship

Conducted By : University of Lucknow

Temenos Adopt-IT Scholarship

Conducted By : Temenos India Pvt Ltd

Pratibha Kiran Scholarship

Conducted By : The state government of Madhya Pradesh

Lalit Kala Akademi Scholarship

Conducted By : Lalit Kala Akademi

Kerala USS Scholarship

Conducted By : The Government of Kerala

AWES Education Scholarship

Conducted By : Army Welfare Education Society

Thaliru Scholarship

Conducted By : Department of Cultural Affairs of Kerala

IndusInd Foundation Scholarship

Conducted By : Induslnd Foundation

Praxis Women in Tech Scholarship

Conducted By : Praxis Business School

Several other essential scholarships available in India based on discipline, level of study, category and course level are tabulated underneath.

Scholarships Based on Level of Discipline:

Discipline Level Scholarships

Education Scholarships

Law Scholarships

Engineering Scholarships

Visual Arts Scholarships

Medical Scholarships

Management Scholarships

Nursing Scholarships

Sports Scholarships

Art Scholarships

Science Scholarships

Computer Science Scholarships

Pharmacy Scholarships

Agriculture Scholarships

Architecture Scholarships

Category Wise Scholarships

Minority Scholarships

OBC Scholarships

SC Scholarships

ST Scholarships

Scholarships for Physically Disabled

Scholarships Based on Level of Study

Scholarships for Classes 1 to 9 

Scholarships for Class 10

Scholarships for Class 11

Scholarships for Diploma Students

Scholarships for Class 12

Scholarships Based on Level of Study

Phd Scholarships

MS Scholarships

MBBS Scholarships

B.Tech Scholarships

MBA Scholarships

M.Tech Scholarships

B.Ed Scholarships

MA Scholarships

BA Scholarships

LLB Scholarships

M.Sc. Scholarships

B.Com Scholarships

LLM Scholarships

 

Are Scholarships Available in India?

The government offers scholarships extensively to Indian and international students. Many private organizations, NGOs, and the Indian government provide financial aid to deserving scholars. The Indian government also offers scholarships for overseas education. The students can visit the official page for more information regarding the scholarships in India. There are different types of scholarships available in India, such as merit-based, sports-based, talent-based, etc., which are explained in detail below:

Merit-Based Scholarships for Indian Students

Merit-based scholarships are given to students who excel in academics and want to further their studies. Students who hold top ranks in their classes can avail this scholarship. The government and private organizations fund it. Some of the merit-based scholarships available in India are given below:

Name of the Scholarship Eligibility Application Period

Swami Dayanand College Scholarship for Delhi/NCR

Must have scored a minimum of 85%in Class XII

November to December

Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme for Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles

Students who want to secure a graduate or a postgraduate degree in a professional program

August to December

L&T Build India Scholarship

Students who are pursuing a final year degree in BE/B.Tech (Civil Engineering/Electrical Engineering)

November to December

Merit-cum-Means Based Scholarships in India

The merit-cum-means based scholarship considers deserving students who require financial assistance. This scholarship will help students realize their dreams by providing them with financial aid. The merit-cum-means based scholarships are offered by the central government, state government, and private organizations. Some of the merit-cum-means based scholarships offered by the state government of India are listed below:

  • Merit-cum-Means Scholarship for Below Poverty Line students, Kerala
  • Meri Scholarship for SC/ST/OBC/ Minority Students, Delhi
  • Open Merit Scholarships for Economically Backward Classes Students, Maharashtra
  • Eklavya Scholarship, Maharashtra
  • Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship for Minorities, West Bengal

Sports-Based Scholarships in India

Prominent sports institutions and private organizations offer scholarships to students who make a significant contribution to the field of sports. Some of the distinguished sports-based scholarships provided in India are mentioned below:

Name of the Scholarship Applicability Application Period

GEMS Genius Scholarship

Students studying in school

July to August

ASA International Scholarship (Australia)

Students seeking to study in Australia

November to December

University of Sussex Sports Scholarships Scheme (UK)

Performing athletes who are applying for a postgraduate degree.

August to October

Scholarships for Girls in India

The government and private organizations empower women by providing scholarships for their higher education. The scholarships for girl students in India are given based on their academic performance or financial situation. Given below is a list of scholarships provided exclusively for women:

Scholarships for Girls in India Scholarship Benefits

Santoor Women’s Scholarship

INR 24,000 PA

Prabha Dutt Fellowship

INR 1,00,000

Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child

INR 3,100 per month for two years

Scholarships for Overseas Studies

Numerous international universities, the Indian government, and the foreign government provide scholarship opportunities to students who desire to study abroad. This scheme will help the students to pursue their dreams of studying overseas without worrying about the lack of funds. Some of the scholarships provided to the Indian students for overseas studies are mentioned below:

Name of the Scholarship Applicable Application Period

Alliance MBS Masters Scholarship (UK)

For postgraduate degree

June to August

Bath Spa University Meritorious Scholarship (UK)

For undergraduate and postgraduate degree

June to August

The University of Bristol Think Big Undergraduate Scholarships (UK)

For undergraduate degree

April to June

Means-Based Scholarships for Indian Students

Young students from the economically weaker sections of society fail to continue their education due to a lack of finances. To overcome this challenge, the Indian government provides means-based scholarships to empower the underprivileged and deserving students to achieve their dreams. Some of the means-based scholarships offered by the Indian government for the underprivileged are:

Name of the Scholarship Eligibility Application Period

Top Class Education Scheme for SC Students

Should have passed Class XII (Scheduled Castes)

August and November

Pre Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities

Should have passed Class X

August and November

Special Scholarship Scheme Ishan Uday for North-Eastern Region

Should have passed Class XII

August and November

Talent-Based Scholarships in India

To nurture young talents in our country, the Indian government offers scholarships based on the students' skills. This scheme will inspire young minds to discover their passion and make a career out of it. Some of the talent-based scholarships offered in India are mentioned below:

Name of the Scholarship Applicablity Scholarship Benefits

Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana (PMAGY) 2019

For Artists

INR 25,000

MoArmouz

For Writing Enthusiasts

INR 1,10,948

Undergraduate Scholarships for College Students in India

Undergraduate scholarships for college students are given to those who have cleared Class XII and want to enrol in an undergraduate program. Numerous private organizations offer undergraduate scholarships for college students who aspire to study in India or abroad. Some of the undergraduate scholarships given to the Indian students are mentioned below:

Name of the Scholarship Application Period

G.P. Birla Scholarship

May and July

CLP India Scholarship Scheme

May and June

Azim Premji University Undergraduate Scholarship

March and April

Postgraduate Scholarships for College Students in India

Postgraduate scholarship for students is offered to graduates who want to pursue higher studies but cannot do so due to financial barriers. The PG scholarship for college students is based on criteria such as results from scholarship tests, previous marks secured by students, caste, etc. Some of the PG scholarships given to the Indian students are mentioned below:

Institutes Offering Scholarships Eligibility Scholarship Benefits

IITM Research Fellowship

  • Postgraduate students with a minimum of 60% marks and must have passed CSIR-UGC NET 

 (OR)

  • M.Tech degree holders with a qualified GATE score

A stipend of INR 31,000 per month with HRA.

Scholarship For Professional And Technical Courses CS (granted by the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Govt of India)

  • The candidate must be pursuing a postgraduate program
  • They should have secured a minimum score of 50% in graduation
  • Family income must not exceed INR 2,50,000 PA.

Course fee up to INR 2,000 PA along with maintenance allowance up to INR 1000 per month

Sterling and Wilson Solar Scholarship

  • Candidates pursuing a full-time postgraduate program

INR 40,000

Minority Scholarships in India

In India, 19.3 percent of the total population consists of minorities. The state and the central government ensures education is made available to the students belonging to these communities. The minority scholarships are merit-based and means-based. Pre Matric and Post Matric scholarships are also provided to minority students. The top three minority scholarships in India are given below:

Name of the  Minority Scholarships in India Eligibility Scholarship Reward

Pre Matric scholarship scheme for minorities

  • Applicable to students from Class I to Class X.
  • They must have secured a minimum score of 50 % in the previous examination
  • The family income should be below INR 1,00,000

The admission fee, tuition fee will be taken care of, and a maintenance allowance will be provided

Post Matric scholarship scheme for minorities

  • Applicable to students studying from Class XI to PhD
  • Must have secured a minimum of 50% score in the previous examination
  • The family income should be below INR 2,00,000

The admission fee, tuition fee will be taken care of, and a maintenance allowance will be provided

Begum Hazrat Mahal national scholarship scheme for minorities girls

  • Applicable to a girl child studying in Class IX to Class XII
  • Must have scored a minimum of 50% in their previous examination
  • The annual income of the family should be below INR 2,00,000

Up to INR 6,000

OBC Scholarships in India

The government offers OBC Scholarships in India to the meritorious students from the OBC category. This scheme ensures that equal educational opportunities are provided to all students regardless of their financial condition. The scholarship for OBC students in India is based on their academic performance and financial situation. Some of the OBC scholarships provided in India are given below:

Name of the Scholarship Provided by Application Period

National fellowship for OBC

Government

July-August

Central Sector Scheme of National Overseas

Government

July-October

Post Matric Scholarship

Government

September-December

SC/ST Scholarships in India

The central and the state government offers the SC/ST scholarships in India. It is a merit-based and means-based scholarship. The government also provides a National Overseas Scholarship for SC/ST students who aspire to study abroad. Some of the SC/ST scholarships in India are given below:

Name of the Scholarship Provided by Application Period

Pre Matric Scholarship

State Government

September-December

Post Matric Scholarship

State Government

September-December

Central Sector Scheme of National Overseas

Central Government

July-October

Disability Scholarships in India

The Government of India has introduced various scholarships and schemes to provide equal opportunities to differently-abled students. Several distinguished universities, NGOs, and corporates also offer disability scholarships in India. Some of the scholarships provided to the differently-abled students in India are given below:

Disability scholarships in India Eligibility Scholarship Awards

Pre Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

  • Applicable to students from Class IX to Class X
  • The family income must be less than INR 2,00,000 PA.

Stipend, books and
additional allowances are provided

Post Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

  • Applicable to students from Class X to Class XII
  • The family income must be less than INR 2,50,000 PA.

Stipend, books and
additional allowances are provided

AICTE-Saksham Scholarship Scheme

  • Disabled or Physically challenged students (disability level should be more than 40 %)
  • The candidate should be pursuing a first-year diploma or degree course from an AICTE recognized institution.
  • The family income should be below INR 8,00,000 PA.

Scholarships are offered at INR 30,000 PA as tuition fee and INR 20,000 PA as incidentals

Scholarships for General Category Students in India

Besides offering scholarships for SC/ST, OBC, and minority communities, the government also provides scholarships to the general category students. After meeting the eligibility criteria, the students can apply to the following list of scholarships: 

  • Merit-Based Scholarship
  • Merit-cum-Means Based Scholarship
  • Scholarships for a Girl Child
  • Disabled Scholarships in India
  • Scholarships based on Region
  • Scholarships for Families of Defence Personnel

International Scholarships

A large number of Indian students desire to study abroad and gain global exposure. Various governments, organizations, and universities offer scholarship opportunities to these students. Some of the scholarships provided by the Indian government are mentioned below:

Name of the Scholarship Applicablicability

Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation Scholarships

Students seeking to study in North America or Europe

Charles Wallace India Trust Scholarships

Applicable to visiting fellows, Doctoral students, and research students seeking to study in the UK

Saltire Scholarships

Applied to students from India who want to pursue a degree level program in Scotland

 

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