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Engineering Colleges offering Scholarships – Engineering is considered to be a sought-after and one of the most costly educational fields to pursue for students in India. Despite the fact that it opens a wide gamut of opportunities for students, it can also be financially draining. Thus, to support meritorious but underprivileged students to pursue Engineering courses with ease, various engineering colleges and institutions offer scholarships and financial aid. 

Which are the top engineering colleges offering scholarships in India? How can students avail these scholarships? What conditions must be fulfilled to avail these scholarships? The answers to all these questions are covered in this article. 

Given below is the list of top engineering colleges in India which offer scholarships to students getting admission in one of their Engineering courses. 

  1. Indian Institute of Technology (IITs)
  2. National Institute of Technology (NITs)
  3. Anna University, Chennai
  4. Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore
  5. Jadavpur University, Kolkata
  6. Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
  7. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore
  8. Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur
  9. Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala
  10. Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani
  11. Amity University, Noida
  12. Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram
  13. Shiksha ‘O’ Anusandhan, Bhubaneswar
  14. Delhi Technological University, Delhi
  15. SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Chennai
  16. Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar
  17. Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering, Kalavakkam
  18. Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal
  19. Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi
  20. Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi

You will find a detailed overview of scholarships offered by some of the renowned engineering colleges in this article further. 

Engineering Scholarships offered by IITs

Counted among the premier autonomous institutions of technical and research education, the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) offer a number of scholarships and fellowship to students for pursuing their higher education. At present, there are 23 IITs out of which 8 are featured in the top 10 of MHRD-NIRF 2020 rankings. Please refer to the tables given below to get a detailed insight about the scholarships offered by top 5 IITs.

List of Engineering Scholarships offered by IIT Madras

Scholarships Name Scholarship Details
Institute Merit-Cum-Means Scholarship Available for 25% of students admitted

Up to 67% tuition fee exemption

Parental income must not exceed INR 4.50 lakh

Institute Free Studentship Available for 25% of students admitted

Up to 67% tuition fee exemption

Parental income must not exceed INR 4.50 lakh

Institute Notional Prize One time grant of INR 1,000 is offered to 7% of students admitted

Given on the basis of JEE rank

Parental income must not exceed INR 4.50 lakh

Institute SC/ST Scholarship Tuition fee exemption, free mess and pocket allowance of INR 250 per month

Parental income must not exceed INR 4.50 lakh

Girish Ready Scholarship INR 25,000 per year

Given on the basis of JEE rank and all-round performance in previous school years

Parental income must not exceed INR 5 lakh

Indian Women’s Association at Bonn Scholarship INR 1,250 per month to one BTech student for 12 months

Given on the basis of JEE rank

Parental income must not exceed INR 5 lakh 

Sri V Ranga Raju Memorial Scholarship INR 500 per month to one BTech student for 4 years

Given on the basis of merit-cum-means

Parental income must not exceed INR 5 lakh 

M Sankaraiah and M Saradha (Mithigiri) Scholarship One-time scholarship of INR 20,000

Given to students of BTech/Dual Degree Electrical Engineering on the basis of CGPA scored at the end of 4th semester

Dr K Vasanth Rau Scholarship INR 25,000 per annum to one student for entire duration of the programme

Given on the basis of JEE rank

Parental income must not exceed INR 5.50 lakh

Click here to know more about IIT Madras Scholarships. 

List of Engineering Scholarships offered by IIT Delhi

Name of the Scholarship Scholarship Details*
Institute Merit-cum-Means (MCM) Scholarships INR 1,000 per month and tuition fee exemption

Open for 25% of students admitted

Parental income must not exceed INR 4.50 lakh

Institute Merit Prizes and Certificates One-time award of INR 2,500

Given to top 7% students of each 4-year BTech and 5-year dual degree

Institute Free Studentship (UG) Open for 10% of students admitted

Given on the basis of income alone

Scholarship for SC/ST/PD Students Tuition fee exemption and other benefits

Given to SC/ST/PD students irrespective of their parents’/ guardians’ income

Donor Scholarship Offered through grants received from different individuals, trusts and organizations.

*Check out the official prospectus of IIT Delhi to know more. 

List of Engineering Scholarships offered by IIT Bombay

Scholarship Name Scholarship Details*
Institute Merit-cum-Means (MCM) Scholarships Scholarship up to INR 40,000 per year and exemption from tuition fee

Applicable for 25% of students admitted in UG/PG courses

Parental income must not exceed INR 5 lakh per annum

Remission of Fees for Undergraduate Students Open for BTech, BS, BDes and dual degree students

Full remission of tuition fees to students with parental income less than INR 1 lakh per annum

Remission of 2/3rd of tuition fees to students with parental income between INR 1 lakh and INR 5 lakh per annum

*Visit the official website of IIT Bombay to know more. 

List of Engineering Scholarships offered by IIT Kanpur

Name of the Scholarship Scholarship Details*
Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Full tuition waiver and pocket allowance of INR 1,000 per month

Not applicable for SC/ST category students

Parental income must not exceed INR 4.5 lakh per annum

INSPIRE Scholarship INR 30,000 per semester (INR 60,000 annually) and research grant of INR 20,000

Given to top ranked students of BS programme

Free Basic Mess Scholarship Free basic mess bill and pocket allowance

Given to SC/ST students

Parental income must not exceed INR 4.5 lakh

Sports Scholarship INR 1,000 per month for 9 months

Given to students who show leadership in sports related activities

A total of 20 scholarships are given every year

*Check out the official website of IIT Kanpur to know more. 

List of Engineering Scholarships offered by IIT Kharagpur

Scholarship Name Scholarship Details*
Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Up to full tuition fee waiver and pocket allowance

Applicable for 25% of students admitted in UG/PG courses

Parental income must not exceed INR 6 lakh per annum

Free Studentship Exemption from payment of tuition fees

Applicable for 10% of the students admitted

Given on the basis of means criteria only

*Check out the official website of IIT Kharagpur to know more.

Engineering Scholarships offered by NITs

Just like IITs, National Institutes of Technologies (NITs) are also regarded as premier institutions for engineering and technology-based courses. Currently, there are 31 NITs situated in different corners of the country that offer a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses related to engineering and technology. They also offer scholarships and financial assistance to meritorious and needy students. The tables given below highlight the scholarships offered by different NITs. 

List of Scholarships offered by NIT Tiruchirappalli

Name of the Scholarship Scholarship Details*
Engineers India Limited Scholarship For SC/ST Students pursuing undergraduate engineering courses

INR 3,000 per month

Parental income must not exceed INR 3 lakh per annum

Fee Remission for General/OBC/EWS Category Students Open for General/OBC/EWS students

They must be pursuing BTech/BArch courses

Annual parental income must not exceed INR 5 lakh

*Visit the official website of NIT Trichy to know more. 

List of Engineering Scholarships offered by NIT Rourkela

Academic Programme Scholarship Detail*
For Post-Doctoral programme Fellowship of INR 31,000 per month to any PhD degree holder
For PhD programme Fellowship of INR 31,000 per month to MTech/MPharm/BTech/BPharm/MSc/MA/MCom/MBA MCA/MBBS students
For MTech (Res) programme INR 12,400 to BTech/BPharm/MBA/MSc/MCA/MBBS/MCom/MA students

Valid GATE/NET score is required

For Undergraduate programme Post-Matric Scholarships for SC/ST Students (by Orissa Government)

Top Class Scholarships (by Tata Consultancy Services)

Merit Scholarships (by Government of Odisha)

National Talent Scholarship (by Government of India)

Indian Oil Scholarship

ONGC Scholarship

*Check out the official website of NIT Rourkela for more updates.

List of Engineering Scholarships offered by NIT Surathkal

Scholarship Name Scholarship Details*
B R Samaga Trust Scholarship Open for 2nd year BTech students who stay in NITK Hostels

For economically backward students only

One-time scholarship towards mess bill

Pradeep Gundappa Memorial Scholarship Open for 1st year BTech (Mechanical Engineering) students

Given on the basis of JEE (Main) rank

Parental income must not exceed INR 3 lakh per annum

INR 2,000 per month for 8 months

Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Open for 1st year BTech (Mechanical Engineering) students

Given on the basis of JEE (Main) rank

Parental income must not exceed INR 4.5 lakh per annum

*Check out the official website of NIT Surathkal to know more. 

Engineering Scholarships offered by Anna University Chennai

Ranked 14th in the MHRD-NIRF (National Institutional Ranking Framework) ranking, Anna University is a reputed public state university in Chennai that offers higher education in the fields of Engineering, Technology, Architecture and Applied Sciences. It has been formed by combining four renowned technical institutions in Chennai namely College of Engineering (CEG), Alagappa College of Technology (ACT), Madras Institute of Technology (MIT) and School of Architecture & Planning (SAP)

The students willing to pursue an undergraduate or postgraduate degree programme at Anna University are open to a number of scholarship opportunities. Given below is the list of key scholarships available at Anna University –

List of Engineering Scholarships offered at Anna University, Chennai

Name of Scholarship Scholarship Details*
Tamil Nadu e-District Community Scholarship Open for both UG and PG courses

Parental income must not exceed INR 2 lakh per annum (for regular courses) and INR 2.5 lakh per annum (for regular and self-supporting courses)

Hostel Loan Scholarship Open for UG/PG students in ACTECH hostel

Annual parental income must not exceed INR 2 lakh

Anna Award For students selected through Backward & Minorities Welfare Office

On the basis of Class 12 marks

C.M Award For students selected through Backward & Minorities Welfare Office

On the basis of Class 12 marks

*Refer to the official website of Anna University, Chennai for more details

Engineering Scholarships offered by VIT, Vellore

Vellore Institute of Technology, popularly known as VIT, is a one of the most prominent private institutions for engineering and management related courses. Recognized as the ‘Institution of Eminence (IoE)’ by the Government of India, the institution conducts its distinctive entrance examination for admission to BTech programme with the name of VITEEE. It also offers STARS (Support the Advancement of Rural Students) scheme for financially disadvantaged students. Under this scheme, the deserving students are provided a 100% fee waiver for their academic and hostel facilities. This also includes basic medical expenses. 

Engineering Scholarships offered at Amity University

Amity University is also one of India’s leading private universities driven by research and innovation. Having its campuses across 10+ locations within the country, this university offers world class infrastructure, reputed faculty and placement opportunities to students. It also offers a number of scholarships to students for pursuing their higher education. The table given below highlights the scholarships available at Amity University. 

List of Engineering Scholarships offered at Amity University

Name of the Scholarship Scholarship Details*
On-Admission Merit Scholarship Up to 100% tuition fee scholarship to UG/PG students

Given strictly on the basis of merit

Merit Scholarship (During a Programme) 30% of the tuition fee

Given to top 10% of the students at the end of first year 

Merit-cum-Means Scholarship 50% of the tuition fee (to be granted on completion of 1st year)

Applicable for top 10% of the students admitted

Annual parental income must not exceed INR 3 lakh

*Visit the official website of Amity University to know more.

Engineering Scholarships offered by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

Regarded as the 4th best university in India (as per MHRD-NIRF 2020), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is a renowned research-driven institution within the country. Having campuses in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, the university offers a number of scholarships to support the higher education of meritorious and underprivileged students. The details of these scholarships are given hereunder –

  • Merit Scholarship – Given to top performing students studying in any of the schools.
  • Scholarship for Socially Backward Communities – Applicable for OBC/SC/ST category students.
  • Scholarship for Special Disadvantaged Groups – Applicable for female candidates and students with disabilities.

Please note that the amount of scholarship may vary from partial fee waiver to full fee waiver. It may also include stipends to cover the living expenses and health benefits. The actual amount of the scholarships may vary based on the programme in which the students are enrolled. 

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