Canara Bank Scholarship

Key Information

Conducted By Canara Bank
Eligibility Candidates aspiring to pursue postgraduate and research degrees
Region India
Rewards Up to INR 5,00,000
Last Date of Application December 31, 2021

In association with Canara Bank, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has launched the Canara Bank scholarship. They've additionally created the Canara Bank scholarship portal students corner for postgraduates students to track the disbursement of scholarships and grants. The Canara Bank scholarship student portal is integrated with the Public Financial Management System (PFMS). The providers disburse the scholarship amount through the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) system. The Canara scholarship amount is disbursed as per the UGC's regulations. 

There are various schemes provided under the Canara Bank scholarship for students. All the important details are tabulated below as per the schemes. The candidates are advised to go through every Canara Bank scholarship scheme properly before applying. The last date to apply for the Indira Gandhi single girl scheme under the Canara scholarship is December 31st, 2021.

The candidates can apply for their desired schemes on the Canara Bank UGC scholarship portal. Those applying for the first time should complete the registration process. Upon successful registration, they will receive the Canara Bank scholarship login credentials. The candidates are advised to keep the login details for future reference safely. Additionally, they can also track the Canara Bank scholarship status in real-time on the official website.

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Canara Bank Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

There are several schemes available under the UGC Canara Bank scholarship 2021, which are available to the citizens of India. Additionally, there are Canara scholarship schemes, particularly for the postgraduate degree holders who want to pursue research as a career. Tabulated below are the Canara scholarship eligibility criteria:

Canara Bank Scholarship Scheme Eligibility Criteria

Dr S Radhakrishnan Postdoctoral Fellowship in Humanities & Social Science

  • The candidate should be into full-time research and unemployed.
  • They should be less than 35 years of age with a relaxation of 5 years for Reserved category such as SC/ ST/ OBC/ Women/ PWD (Persons with Disabilities).
  • The applicant should have scored a minimum of 55% marks for UG level and 60% for PG level, with the relaxation of 5% marks for the reserved category.

National Fellowship for students of Other Backward Classes (OBC)

  • The candidate should be a postgraduate belonging to the OBC and unemployed.
  • The annual family income of the applicant should not exceed INR 6 lakhs per annum.
  • The candidate should be registered for M.Phil and PhD degrees (full-time) in Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences and Engineering & Technology.

Kothari Fellowship

  • Candidate should be unemployed and must be less than 35 years of age (up to 3, 5 and 10 years relaxation given to OBC, SC/ ST/ Women and physically handicapped respectively).
  • Applicant should be a PhD degree holder under the science faculty, preferably with published research work to their credit.

NET-JRF Fellowship

  • Candidate should be 30 years or younger (relaxation of and 5 years given to OBC and SC/ ST/ PWD/ Female candidates, respectively.
  • Applicant must hold a master's degree or equivalent with at least 55% marks (5% marks relaxation given to reserved candidates) to apply for this Canara Bank JRF scholarship.

Indira Gandhi Scholarship Scheme for Single Girl Child

  • The applicant must be a single girl child with no siblings.
  • She should not be more than 30 years of age.
  • The candidate should be enrolled in the 1st year of a master's course from any recognized university or postgraduate college.

Maulana Azad National Fellowship-Minority

  • Candidate should belong to a minority community such as Muslim, Parsi, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, and Christian.
  • They should be registered for a full-time PhD/ MPhil with a minimum score of 55% in the postgraduation level.
  • The candidate should have cleared the CBSE/ NTA-UGC-NET/ CSIR-NET examination.

Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC

  • The applicant should be a postgraduate belonging to the SC/ ST.
  • They should get registered for MPhil/Ph.D. in less than two years from the date of receipt of the award letter.

Ishan Uday Scholarship Canara Bank-for North Eastern Region

  • The candidate should belong to the North East Region(NER).
  • They should have passed the Class 12 or equivalent exam from a recognized board within the NER.
  • The applicant should be a 1st-year student in any UG course from any recognized College/ University.
  • The family income of the candidate should not exceed INR 4.5 lakh per annum.

Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Scholarship for Research in Social Sciences

  • The applicant must be a single girl child with no siblings.
  • Should be registered for a full-time PhD in social sciences from any recognized University/ College.
  • The candidate should be 40 years old or younger with a relaxation of 5 years given to candidates of reserved categories such as SC/ ST/ OBC and PWD.

Emeritus Fellowship

  • Applicant should be an experienced and highly qualified superannuated teacher in a recognized university/ institution.
  • They should have published high-quality research work in their service career.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship to Women Candidates

  • Women candidates who hold a PhD degree and are unemployed can apply.
  • She should be not more than 55 years of age (relaxation of 5 years is given to reserved categories such as SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD)
  • Candidates under the General category should have scored a minimum of 55% marks at UG level and 60% at PG level.
  • Candidates under the reserved category such as SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD should have scored a minimum of 50% marks at UG level and 55% at PG level.

PG Scholarship for University Rank holders

  • Candidate should be 1st/ 2nd rank holder at UG level with a minimum 60% score.
  • They should be enrolled in a full-time master's degree from a recognized university/ institution.
  • The applicant should be less than 30 years old.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship for SC & ST

  • Unemployed PhD candidates with published research work.
  • The age limit for male candidates is 50 years, and for female candidates, it is 55 years.
  • SC/ ST candidates with a 50% score at the UG level and a 55% score at the PG level can apply.

PG Scholarship for Professional courses for SC/ ST

  • Applicants who are pursuing 1st year of PG course from any recognized College/ University.
  • They should belong to SC/ ST.

BSR Fellowships in Sciences

  • Applicant must belong to Departments of Sciences, Bio-Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Engineering Sciences of eligible universities.
  • Meritorious students interested in advanced studies and research leading to a PhD degree in the field of Science can apply for the scholarship.

UGC-BSR Faculty Fellowship Scheme

  • Applicants should have at least 15 research articles published in reputed journals.
  • Applicant should have successfully supervised the PhD dissertation of 15 (in Basic Sciences) and 10 (in Engineering and Technology) full-time candidates, 5 of who received their degree in the past ten years.
  • Candidates should have handled at least three types of research projects in the last ten years

PG Scholarship for M.E./ M.Tech./ M.Pharma to GATE/ GPAT qualified candidates

  • The candidate should have a valid GATE/ GPAT score.
  • Applicants should be admitted to AICTE approved courses like ME/ M.Pharm/ M.Tech in any AICTE approved institution. 

Canara Bank Scholarship Rewards and Benefits:

The main benefit of the Canara Bank scholarship student corner is that it includes schemes even for economically weak students such as SC/ ST/ OBC etc. In addition, there are special benefits for students with disabilities under certain schemes. All the schemes with their respective benefits have been listed below:

Canara Bank Scholarship Scheme Canara Bank Scholarship Amount

Dr S Radhakrishnan Postdoctoral Fellowship in Humanities & Social Science

Up to INR 41,900 per month + a contingency of INR 50,000 per annum for three years and other benefits.

National Fellowship for students of Other Backward Classes (OBC)

Up to INR 28,000 per month along with contingency benefits and escorts/ reader assistance for differently-abled candidates.

Kothari Fellowship

Up to INR 46,500 per month + contingency grant of INR 1,00,000 p.a. 

NET-JRF Fellowship

Up to INR 28,000 per month + contingency benefits.

Indira Gandhi Scholarship Scheme for Single Girl Child

INR 36,200 per annum for 2 years.

Maulana Azad National Fellowship-Minority

Up to INR 28,000 per month + contingency benefits and escorts/ reader assistance for differently-abled candidates.

Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC

Up to INR 28,000 per month + contingency benefits and escorts/ reader assistance for differently-abled candidates.

Ishan Uday-Special Scholarship Scheme for North Eastern Region

INR 5,400 per month for general degree candidates.

INR 7,800 per month for Technical and Professional course candidates.

Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Scholarship for Research in Social Sciences

Up to INR 28,000 per month + contingency benefits and escorts/ reader assistance for differently-abled candidates.

Emeritus Fellowship

INR 31,000 per month for two years + contingency benefits of INR 50,000 per annum.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship to Women Candidates

Up to INR 46,500 per month + contingency grant of INR 50,000 per annum for five years.

PG Scholarship for University Rank holders

INR 3,100 per month for two years.

Post-Doctoral Fellowship for SC & ST

Up to INR 46,500 per month + contingency of INR 50,000 for 5 years + other benefits.

PG Scholarship for Professional courses for SC/ ST

INR 7,800 per month for two years for ME/ MTech students.

INR 4,500 per month for two years for other professional courses.

BSR Fellowships in Sciences

Up to INR 27,900 per month, contingency grant of up to INR 25,000 per annum and other benefits.

UGC-BSR Faculty Fellowship Scheme

INR 50,000 per month + research grant of INR 5,00,000 per annum.

PG Scholarship for M.E./ M.Tech./ M.Pharma to GATE/ GPAT qualified candidates

INR 24,000 per month + contingency of INR 5,000 per annum.

Application Process for the Canara Bank Scholarship:

The mode of applying for the Canara Bank scholarship UGC schemes are online. Candidates should click on the respective links to submit their applications. In addition, they should complete the Canara Bank scholarship verification procedure. The details of the application links for different Canara Bank scholarship schemes are as follows:

Canara Bank Scholarship Scheme Application Link

Dr S Radhakrishnan Postdoctoral Fellowship in Humanities & Social Science

https://www.ugc.ac.in/

National Fellowship for students of Other Backward Classes (OBC)

https://www.ugc.ac.in/

Kothari Fellowship

http://ugcdskpdf.unipune.ac.in/

NET-JRF Fellowship

 https://www.nta.ac.in/

Indira Gandhi Scholarship Scheme for Single Girl Child

https://scholarships.gov.in/

Maulana Azad National Fellowship-Minority

https://www.ugc.ac.in/

Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC

https://www.ugc.ac.in/

Ishan Uday-Special Scholarship Scheme for North Eastern Region

https://scholarships.gov.in/

Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Scholarship for Research in Social Sciences

https://www.ugc.ac.in/

Emeritus Fellowship

https://www.ugc.ac.in/

Post-Doctoral Fellowship to Women Candidates

https://www.ugc.ac.in/

PG Scholarship for University Rank holders

https://scholarships.gov.in/

Post-Doctoral Fellowship for SC & ST

https://www.ugc.ac.in/

PG Scholarship for Professional courses for SC/ ST

https://scholarships.gov.in/

BSR Fellowships in Sciences

https://www.ugc.ac.in/

UGC-BSR Faculty Fellowship Scheme

http://ugcfrps.ac.in/

PG Scholarship for M.E./ M.Tech./ M.Pharma to GATE/ GPAT qualified candidates

https://www.aicte-india.org/

Canara Bank Scholarship Availability:

Different schemes under the Canara Bank e scholarship provide several scholarships to the selected candidates. The details of the same are listed below:

Canara Bank Scholarship Scheme No. of Canara Bank Scholarship

Dr S Radhakrishnan Postdoctoral Fellowship in Humanities & Social Science

200 

National Fellowship for students of Other Backward Classes (OBC)

300

Kothari Fellowship

500

NET-JRF Fellowship

3200

Indira Gandhi Scholarship Scheme for Single Girl Child

1200

Maulana Azad National Fellowship-Minority

1000

Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC

2700 

Ishan Uday-Special Scholarship Scheme for North Eastern Region

10000

Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Scholarship for Research in Social Sciences

300

Emeritus Fellowship

200

Post-Doctoral Fellowship to Women Candidates

100

PG Scholarship for University Rank holders

3000

Post-Doctoral Fellowship for SC & ST

100

PG Scholarship for Professional courses for SC/ ST

1000

BSR Fellowships in Sciences

NA

UGC-BSR Faculty Fellowship Scheme

NA

PG Scholarship for M.E./ M.Tech./ M.Pharma to GATE/ GPAT qualified candidates

NA

Canara Bank Scholarship Application Deadline:

Certain schemes under the Canara Bank Scholarship are open throughout the year for the candidates to apply. Some other schemes have an application period after which the candidate cannot apply for the scholarship. All the scheme deadlines are listed below:

Canara Bank Scholarship Scheme Application Timeline **

Dr S Radhakrishnan Postdoctoral Fellowship in Humanities & Social Science

NA

National Fellowship for students of Other Backward Classes (OBC)

NA

Kothari Fellowship

Available all year

NET-JRF Fellowship

October 

Indira Gandhi Scholarship Scheme for Single Girl Child

July- October

Maulana Azad National Fellowship-Minority

December- January

Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC

NA

Ishan Uday-Special Scholarship Scheme for North Eastern Region

October- November

Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Scholarship for Research in Social Sciences

NA

Emeritus Fellowship

NA

Post-Doctoral Fellowship to Women Candidates

NA

PG Scholarship for University Rank holders

October- November

Post-Doctoral Fellowship for SC & ST

NA

PG Scholarship for Professional courses for SC/ ST

October- November

BSR Fellowships in Sciences

December

UGC-BSR Faculty Fellowship Scheme

Available all year

PG Scholarship for M.E./ M.Tech./ M.Pharma to GATE/ GPAT qualified candidates

September- October

Note: **Please note that all the dates mentioned are tentative and can be changed by the scholarship providers. The candidates can contact the Canara Bank scholarship helpline number in case of any queries.

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