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National Overseas Scholarship for Minority Community students 2017-18

Deadline: Deadline: Always Open30-Jun-2017
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AwardScholarship of up to INR 20 lac for entire course
EligibilityGraduates, Post-Graduates and Ph.D. scholars
RegionKarnataka
Scholarship provider contact details

Director, Directorate of Minorities and Member Secretary National Overseas Scholarship Selection Committee, Bangalore. visit the official website of Directorate of Minorities, Bangalore, www.gokdom.kar.nic.in.

What is National Overseas Scholarship for Minority Community students 2017-18?

The Directorate of Minorities, Government of Karnataka has introduced a scheme for providing financial assistance to Minority students of Karnataka State for pursuing higher studies abroad in Master Degree, Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral Courses etc., in prestigious Foreign Universities. The main objective of the Scheme is to arrest the tendency of drop out due to economic incapability and in order to create the possibilities of employment opportunities amongst the Meritorious minorities students to continue the Pre-University, Professional and Technical Courses in Degree at Post-Graduation level, M.Phil. and Ph.D. Candidates will be selected on the basis of interview by the selection committee. 

Who can apply for this scholarship ?

The candidates interested in applying for this scholarship need to fulfill the following eligibility conditions –

  • For Post-Doctoral: - Candidates should have scored 60% and above marks or equivalent grade in relevant Master Degree/Ph.D.
  • For Ph.D.: - Candidates should have scored 60% and above marks or equivalent grade in relevant Master Degree.
  • For Master Degree: - Candidates should have scored 60% and above marks or equivalent grade in relevant Bachelor Degree.
  • The student must be a domicile of Karnataka.
  • Only one candidate is eligible to take benefit of this scheme from one family.
  • The student must be below 38 years from the date of commencement of the opted course or subjects selected for higher Studies.
  • Candidates income/his or her parental income should not exceed INR 6 lakh from all sources.

How can you apply ?

Procedure to apply for application form is:
Step 1: Visit the official website of Directorate of Minorities www.gokdom.kar.nic.in.
Step 2: Download application form by clicking here.
Step 3: Fill in all necessary details 
Step 4: Submit the form along with all mandatory documents to the Directorate of Minorities. 

FAQs

Q. What are the eligibility criteria?
A. The candidates interested in applying for this scholarship need to fulfill the following eligibility conditions –
·    For Post-Doctoral: - Candidates should have scored 60% and above marks or equivalent grade in relevant Master Degree/Ph.D. 
·    For Ph.D.: - Candidates should have scored 60% and above marks or equivalent grade in relevant Master Degree.
·    For Master Degree: - Candidates should have scored 60% and above marks or equivalent grade in relevant Bachelor Degree. 
·    The student must be a domicile of Karnataka.
·    Only one candidate is eligible to take benefit of this scheme from one family.
·    The student must be below 38 years from the date of commencement of the opted course or subjects selected for higher Studies.
·    Candidates income/his or her parental income should not exceed INR 6 lakh from all sources.
Q. What is the application process?
A. Procedure to apply for the scholarship is –
Step 1: Visit the official website of Directorate of Minorities www.gokdom.kar.nic.in.
Step 2: Existing users can login with their credentials; new users need to register themselves.
Step 3: Enter the Registration Details and fill the application form with academic details, personal details and save the form
Step 4: Upload the essential documents and submit the form
Q. How many candidates will get the scholarship? 
A. Candidate whose income or his/her parental income is less than INR 6 lakhs from all sources will get this scholarship.
Q. What is the process of selection?
A. Candidates will be selected on the basis of interview conducted by the selection committee.
Q. What are the important dates?
A. Announcement date or month
Released 
Application starting date
Released 
Application deadline
30 June 2017
Interview date line
Yet to be declared
Q. What is the objective?
A. The main objective of the Scheme is to arrest the tendency of drop out due to economic incapability and in order to create the possibilities of employment opportunities amongst the Meritorious minorities students to continue the Pre-University, Professional and Technical Courses in Degree at Post-Graduation level, M.Phil. and Ph.D.

Terms and Conditions

For those students whose total family income from all sources is between INR 6.00 lacs per annum to INR 15.00 Lacs per annum, they are eligible for 50% of the Scholarship subject to a maximum of INR 5.00 lacs per annum (for 2 years). The amount also covers the cost of one side airfare and simple living expenses as has been prescribed for all levels of courses covered under the scheme.

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