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Merit Scholarships – All You Need to Know

Merit scholarships reward meritorious students with financial assistance, which helps them realize their educational dreams of achieving a fulfilling career. The merit-based scholarships evaluate a student’s merit on the basis of their academic records or their performance in scholarship tests. A number of organisations, be it government ones or private, offer merit scholarships for students towards encouraging them to pursue next level of education or professional courses.

Given below is the compilation of top merit scholarships, funded by both government and private organisations, with key details.

Merit Scholarships – Government-funded Scholarships

Under government-funded scholarships come those scholarships which are either implemented by the State government or Central government. While State scholarships cater to the needs of the students of a particular state, Central government scholarships can be availed by students across the country.

Find below the list of some top merit scholarships funded by either State government or Central government.

S.No. Scholarship Tentative date Provider’s name
1. INSPIRE Scholarship October-December Ministry of Science and Technology, GOI
2. KVPY – Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana July/August Department of Science and Technology, GOI
3. NTSE Scholarship September NCERT
4. NEC Scholarship – Merit Scholarship, Tripura April Directorate of Higher Education, Government of Tripura
5. Medhabruti Scholarship January Government of Orissa
6. Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship September Government of West Bengal
7. UGC Merit Scholarship – Post Graduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holders PG Scholarships for Professional Courses March University Grants Commission

Now, find below the key details of the above-mentioned merit scholarships.

INSPIRE Scholarship: Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research Scholarship for Higher Education (SHE)

INSPIRE Scholarship for Higher Education is a government scholarship which offers an amount of INR 80,000 per annum to the meritorious students who undertake Bachelor and Masters level studies in Natural & Basic Sciences. Under this scholarship scheme, 10000 merit scholarships are disbursed every year for a maximum duration of 5 years on the condition that the selected scholar demonstrates good academic performance every year. The application for INSPIRE Scholarship can be submitted online.

Eligibility: Applicants must be among top 1% in terms of aggregate marks in class 12 board exam, must be pursuing B.Sc. or Integrated M.Sc. in Natural and Basic Sciences, must be among top 10000 rankers of JEE-Advance, JEE-Mains or NEET and would opt for Natural & Basic Sciences, those candidates admitted in IISER, NISER, DAE-CBS, KVPY, NTSE, JBNSTS & Science Olympiad medallists opting for Natural & Basic Sciences are also eligible, must be in the age group 17 to 22 years.

Award: INR 80,000 per annum per scholar

Application deadline: October-December

The INSPIRE Scholarship 2018 is yet to be announced.

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KVPY – Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana

KVPY (Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana is a government scholarship which offers a monthly amount of up to INR 7000 along with a contingency grant to meritorious students who are studying in class 11 & 12 (PCM/B), 1st year of B.Sc/BS/BStat/BMath) or Integrated M.Sc course in Basic Sciences. Under this merit-based scholarship scheme, applicants go through aptitude test and interview round before the final selection for the KVPY scholarship.

Eligibility: Class 11 & 12 students or 2nd-year students studying in Cambridge International Exam Board with at least 75% marks in Maths & Science subjects in class 10th board exam; students studying in 1st year of B.Sc/BS/B.Stat/B.Math or Integrated M.Sc, MS of Basic Science related subjects with a score of at least 60% marks in Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology in class 12 board exam; SC/ST/PWD candidates are given a relaxation of 10% in marks

Award: INR 5000 per month during 1st to 3rd year of B.Sc/BS/B.Stat/B.Math/Integrated M.Sc/MS along with the contingency grant of INR 20,000 per annum; INR 7000 during the 4th & 5th years of Integrated M.Sc/MS/M.Math/M.Stat with a contingency grant of INR 28,000 per annum

Application deadline: July/August

In 2018, the deadline to submit the scholarship application was 30 August 2018.

Click on KVPY- Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana to get detailed information about the fellowship.

NTSE Scholarship

This is a talent search exam conducted by NCERT for the students of class 10. The selected candidates receive a scholarship amount of up to INR 2000 per month. Conducted at two levels, i.e., state and national, NTSE gives out around 1000 scholarships every year to talented students who qualify NTSE. Under this merit scholarship, students receive the scholarship benefit up to doctoral level, provided students fulfill the conditions laid by NCERT at every level of study.

Eligibility: Students studying in class 10 in a recognised school, students of Open and Distance Learning (ODL) can also apply

Award: Students selected for NTSE scholarship get INR 1250 per month at class 11 & 12 level, INR 2000 per month at UG & PG level and at Ph.D. level, scholarship amount is as per UGC norms

Application deadline: September

The application for NTSE Scholarship 2018 can be submitted by 28 September 2018.

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NEC Scholarship – Merit Scholarship, Tripura

This government scholarship is one of the top merit scholarships which offers a stipend of up to INR 30,000 per annum to the meritorious students of Tripura who are pursuing professional/technical/management/M.Phil/Ph.D. programmes within or outside North-East. Applicants can avail this scholarship by applying online through National Scholarship Portal.

Eligibility:  Applicant must be a permanent resident of Tripura, must have scored a minimum 70% marks (60% in case of SC/ST candidates) in the last qualifying exam for diploma/degree/PG/M.Phil and Ph.D. courses, annual family income must not exceed INR 4.5 Lakh, must not be in receipt of any other scholarship

Award: INR 20,000 per annum for diploma level course, INR 22,000 per annum for degree level programmes, INR 25,000 annually for PG course, INR 30,000 annually for M.Phil/Ph.D.

Application deadline: April

In 2018, the deadline to submit the scholarship application was 10 April 2018.

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Medhabruti Scholarship

This scholarship is a merit scholarship which offers a scholarship amount of up to INR 10,000 to meritorious students of Odisha who wish to pursue higher education in the field of general, technical and professional courses. Candidates can only apply for this scholarship in the year of passing out.

Eligibility: Applicants must be the residents of Odisha, must have scored at least 60% marks in the last exam appeared, annual family income must not be more than INR 6 Lakh

Award: INR 10,000 at Junior level, INR 3000 at Senior level, INR 1500 at PG level, INR 10,000 for technical/professional courses

Application deadline: January

In 2018, the deadline to submit the scholarship application was 15 January 2018.

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Swami Vivekananda Merit cum Means Scholarship

This scholarship is a merit cum means scholarship which offers a monthly amount of up to INR 8000 to meritorious and needy students of minority communities. This scholarship is meant for students of West Bengal studying in class 11 to doctoral level.

Eligibility: Applicant must be a domicile of West Bengal and studying in West Bengal, candidate at higher secondary/diploma/UG level must have scored at least 75% marks in class 10 & 12 respectively, applicant at PG level must have scored at least 53% marks in graduation in case of general education or 55% marks in case of engineering, annual family income must not exceed INR 2.5 Lakh

Award: Up to INR 8000 per month

Application deadline: September

In 2018, the deadline to submit the scholarship application is 30 September 2018.

Click on Swami Vivekananda Scholarship – A Merit-cum-means based scheme to get detailed information about this scholarship.

UGC Merit Scholarship – Post Graduate Merit Scholarship for University Rank Holders PG Scholarships for Professional Courses

This UGC merit scholarship offers a monthly amount of INR 3100 for two years to rank holders of undergraduate courses who are enrolled in master’s programme at a recognised college/university. An MHRD scheme, this scholarship is meant for applicants who are not more than 30 years of age and are pursuing their first postgraduate degree. Candidates studying a PG course through distance mode cannot apply for this scholarship.

Eligibility: 1st or 2nd rank holders at UG level, must be enrolled in a full-time PG programme, must have done graduation in Life Sciences/Physical Sciences/Chemical Sciences/Earth Sciences/Mathematical Sciences/Social Sciences/Commerce/Languages, must not be above 30 years in age

Award: INR 3100 per month for two years

Application deadline: March

In 2018, the deadline to submit the scholarship application was 10 March 2018.

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Merit Scholarships – Private-funded Scholarships

Scholarships funded by corporates, NGOs, Trusts and other organisations come under private-funded scholarships. Some of these scholarships are availed by the students of a particular area, while some by students from all over India.

Given below is the list of some top merit scholarships funded by private organisations.

S.No. Scholarship Tentative date Provider’s name
1. Aditya Birla World Academy Scholarship July/August Aditya Birla World Academy
2. Merck Scholarship August/September Merck
3. Dhirubhai Ambani Scholarship August Reliance Foundation
4. Atul Maheshwari Scholarship August Amar Ujala Foundation
5. Abhilasha Scholarship August EROS Group
6. UGAM Legrand Scholarship Program July Legrand India
7. North South Foundation (NSF) Scholarship September North South Foundation
8. Sumedha Scholarship – Yashad-Sumedha Scholarship August/September Sumedha in partnership with Hindustan Zinc Limited
9. IndusInd Foundation Merit-cum-Means Scholarship September IndusInd Foundation
10. Baba Gurbachan Singh Scholarship September Sant Nirankari Mandal
11. National Scholarship Exam September National Institute of Career Education Foundation
12. SOF Girl Child Scholarship Scheme (GCSS) October Science Olympiad Foundation and the British Council
13. Fair and Lovely Scholarship October Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL)
14. WISDOM Scholarship November WISDOM Educational Foundation (WEF)
15. Dr. Reddy’s Foundation Sashakt Scholarship August Dr Reddy’s Foundation
16. L’Oréal India Scholarship July L’Oréal India
17. GP Birla Scholarship July G.P. Birla Educational Foundation
18. Bighelp Merit Scholarship June Bighelp for Education
19. SRM Scholarship June SRM University
20. RGIPT M.Tech Fellowship June Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology
21. Debesh-Kamal Scholarships May Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Kolkata
23. Saryu Doshi Post Graduate Fellowship May Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Kolkata
24. DLF Foundation Scholarship – Nurturing Talent Programme April DLF Foundation
25. DLF Foundation Scholarship – AKANKSHA Scholarship December/January DLF Foundation
26. Schindler Igniting Minds Scholarship March Schindler India
27. Tata Housing Scholarship March Tata Housing
28. Hindustan Times Scholarship January Hindustan Times
29. Marubeni Scholarship December/January Marubeni India Private Limited

Now, find below the key details of the above-mentioned merit scholarships.

Aditya Birla World Academy Scholarship

Aditya Birla World Academy Scholarship is a corporate scholarship which offers full tuition fee as scholarship benefit to those students of Aditya Birla World Academy who are studying in class 11 (IB DP and/or A-Level). Outside students can also apply for this merit-based scholarship if they are seeking admission into class 11 (IB DP and/or A-Level). To apply for this scholarship, outside students need to fill ‘Application for admission’ and ‘Aditya Birla World Academy Scholarship Programme Merit Scholarship Application Form’.

Eligibility: Class 11 (IB DP and/or A-Level) of Aditya Birla World Academy, those students seeking admission into Class 11 (IB DP and/or A-Level) of Aditya Birla World Academy

Award: Full tuition fee

Application deadline: July/August

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Merck Scholarship – Merck India Charitable Trust (MICT) Scholarship Program

Merck Scholarship is a corporate scholarship which offers an amount of INR 35,000 annually to class 10 passed meritorious students. This merit-based scholarship is meant for the students of Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane and Bengaluru. Under this scholarship scheme, 150 students are selected for the disbursal of scholarship.

Eligibility: Class 10 (SSC) passed students with at least 80% marks in the current year, the family income must not exceed INR 20,000 per month

Award: INR 35,000 per annum till the time of graduation

Application deadline: August/September

In 2018, the deadline to submit the scholarship application was 1st September 2018.

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Dhirubhai Ambani Scholarship

Dhirubhai Ambani Scholarship is one of the top merit scholarships started by the Reliance Foundation. This merit-based scholarship offers an amount of up to INR 40,000 annually to class 12 passed meritorious students. This scholarship is meant for those students who want to pursue a graduate degree in engineering, medical, science, law, pharmacy, business management and other social sciences.

Eligibility: Class 12 passed students who are in the merit list of their respective state board or CBSE board

Award: INR 36,000 per annum to Engineering students throughout their course, INR 40,000 per annum to Medical students throughout their course

Application deadline: August

In 2018, the deadline to submit the scholarship application was 31 August 2018.

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Atul Maheshwari Scholarship

Atul Maheshwari Scholarship is a means as well as merit-based scholarship which offers an amount of up to INR 50,000. This scholarship is meant for students of class 9 to 12.

Eligibility: class 9 to 12 students with a minimum score of 60% in the previous exam, the annual family income must not be more than INR 1 Lakh

Award: INR 30,000 to 18 students of class 9 to 10, INR 50,000 to 18 students of class 11 to 12

Application deadline: August

In 2018, the deadline to submit the scholarship application was 31 August 2018.

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Abhilasha Scholarship

Abhilasha Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship which offers an amount of INR 5000 to meritorious girl students of class 9 to 12. Under this scholarship scheme, applicants are vetted according to their fulfillment of eligibility criteria and telephonic interview afterward. 100 students are selected for the disbursal of this scholarship.

Eligibility: Girl students of class 9 to 12 with a minimum 75% marks in previous exam, the annual family income must not be more than INR 3 Lakh

Award: A one-time cash award of INR 5000

Application deadline: August

In 2018, the deadline to submit the scholarship application was 31 August 2018.

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UGAM Legrand Scholarship Program

UGAM Legrand Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship which offers an amount of INR 60,000 per annum or tuition fee waiver. This scholarship is meant for class 12 passed girl students to pursue a career in Engineering and Architecture. Under this scholarship scheme, 50 meritorious girl students receive this scholarship.

Eligibility: Girl students who have passed class 12, must have scored minimum 75% marks in class 10 &12, seeking admission or have secured admission in B.Tech./BE (preferably in Electrical or Electronic stream) or B.Arch. from India in the current academic year

Award: INR 60,000 per annum or 60% of tuition fee, whichever is less

Application deadline: July

In 2018, the deadline to submit the scholarship application was 17 July 2018.

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North South Foundation (NSF) Scholarship

North South Foundation (NSF) Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship which offers a scholarship amount of up to INR 25,000 to meritorious students who have passed class 12. Under this scholarship scheme, those students who want to pursue a career in engineering, medicine or 3-year polytechnic diploma in engineering can avail the benefits of this scholarship.

Eligibility: Students among top 100% in class 10 & 12 & CET/JET ranking in their respective states, must have taken admission into a professional course like Engineering, Medical, Dental, Polytechnic, B.Sc (Agriculture), B.V.Sc, etc., of a government or government-aided college, the annual family income must not exceed INR 90,000

Award: An annual scholarship of up to INR 25,000

Application deadline: September

The application for North South Foundation (NSF) Scholarship 2018 can be submitted by 15 September 2018.

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Sumedha Scholarship – Yashad-Sumedha Scholarship

This scholarship is a means as well as merit-based scholarship which offers an amount of INR 20,000 annually to students who are studying in the 1st semester of B.Tech. Under this scholarship scheme, selected students receive the benefits till they graduate, provided they maintain first division marks.

Eligibility: Students must be studying in 1st semester of B.Tech. degree of a government college, must be the permanent residents of Udaipur, Rajsamand, Chittorgarh, Bhilwara and Ajmer districts of Rajasthan, must have secured at least 75% marks in senior secondary exam, annual family income must not exceed INR 2.5 Lakh

Award: INR 20,000 per annum till four years of B.Tech. programme

Application deadline: August/September

In 2018, the deadline to submit the scholarship application was 1 September 2018.

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IndusInd Foundation Merit-cum-Means Scholarship

This scholarship is a means as well as merit-based scholarship which offers an amount of up to INR 1500 per month to needy meritorious students who have passed class 12 and have secured admission in a regular degree programme.

Eligibility: Students who have passed class 12 in the current academic year with a minimum 85% marks (aggregate), must have taken admission in a regular degree course of a recognised university in India

Award: Up to INR 1500 per month

Application deadline: September

The application for IndusInd Foundation Merit-cum-Means Scholarship 2018 can be submitted by 30 September 2018.

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Baba Gurbachan Singh Scholarship

This scholarship is a merit-cum-means scholarship which offers up to 100% tuition fee assistance to students who are studying in 1st year of a degree/diploma course. Under this scholarship scheme, 1st-year students of B.A., BSc, B.Com, Engineering (Diploma), Hotel Management, BBA, BCA, M.Com, M.A., MCA, Diploma/Degree or Training in any Sport, Instrumental Music/Vocal Music courses can avail the scholarship benefits.

Eligibility: Applicants with 60% or above marks in class 10 or 12, must be studying in 1st year of diploma/degree course, annual family income must not exceed INR 3.5 Lakh, applicants can be regular or correspondent students

Note: Needy students with less than 60% marks can be considered for the scholarship in case of special circumstances.

Award: 100% tuition fee assistance for students with 60% or above marks, 50% tuition fee assistance for students who have secured 50% to 59% marks

Application deadline: September

The application for Baba Gurbachan Singh Scholarship 2018 can be submitted by 30 September.

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National Scholarship Exam

National Scholarship Exam is a talent search scholarship exam which offers a scholarship of up to INR 35,000 to qualified students of class 5 to 12, diploma and degree courses. Under this programme, national level exam is conducted to select talented young students.

Eligibility: Students studying in class 5 to 12 or holding a diploma/graduate degree

Award: Up to INR 35,000

Application deadline: September

The application for this merit-based scholarship exam can be submitted by 30 September 2018.

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SOF Girl Child Scholarship Scheme (GCSS)

SOF Girl Child Scholarship Scheme is a merit-based scholarship which offers a scholarship amount of INR 5000 per annum to meritorious and needy girl students who are studying in class 1 to 10. Under this scholarship scheme, a total of 300 girl students receive this scholarship benefit every year.

Eligibility: Girl students studying in class 1 to 10 with a score of 60% or equivalent in previous class, must have a family income INR 15,000 per month

Award: INR 5000

Application deadline: October

The application for SOF Girl Child Scholarship Scheme 2018 can be submitted by 31 October 2018.

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Fair and Lovely Scholarship

Fair and Lovely is a merit-based scholarship which offers a scholarship amount of INR 25,000 to INR 50,000 to college-going girl students who are within the age group of 15 to 30 years. Under this scholarship scheme, at least 55 girl students are selected for the disbursal of Fair and Lovely scholarship.

Eligibility: Applicants must be girls, within the age group of 15 to 30 years, passed class 12, secured at least 60% marks in class 10 and 12 board exam, annual family income must not be more than INR 6 Lakh

Award: One-time scholarship of INR 25,000 to INR 50,000 per student

Application deadline: October

The application for Fair and Lovely Scholarship 2018 can be submitted by 30 October 2018.

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WISDOM Scholarship

WISDOM Scholarship started by WISDOM Education Foundation is a merit-based scholarship. It selects 100 students on the basis of their performance in the WISDOM Scholarship exam which tests their aptitude in the subjects of Science and Mathematics. Up to INR 2000 is offered to rank holders studying in class 3 to 8.

Eligibility: Students of class 3 to 8

Award: Up to INR 2000 and merit certificates, Gold, Silver & Bronze for first three rank holders

Application deadline: November

The application for WISDOM Scholarship 2018 can be submitted by 15 November 2018.

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Dr. Reddy’s Foundation Sashakt Scholarship

This scholarship is for those meritorious girl students who are confident of getting into India’s best Science colleges after passing class 12. Under this scholarship scheme, students receive INR 2.4 Lakh for three years to pursue higher studies. Institutions like Hindu College, Miranda College and Hansraj College of Delhi, Vivekananda College of Kolkata, Loyola and Madras Christian College of Chennai and several others come under this merit-based scholarship scheme.

Eligibility: Girl students who have passed class 12 and are confident of getting admitted into the best Science colleges of India, applicants with rural background, financially weak background and interest in scientific research can apply

Award: INR 2.4 Lakh for three years (INR 80,000 per year)

Application deadline: August

In 2018, the deadline to submit the scholarship application was 15 August 2018.

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L’Oréal India Scholarship

This scholarship is a merit-based scholarship which offers an amount of up to INR 2.5 Lakh to class 12 passed meritorious girls who wish to pursue education in any scientific field. Under this scholarship scheme, shortlisted candidates go through a round of interview before final selection for the scholarship.

Eligibility: Girl applicants who have passed class 12 from Science stream with at least 85% marks in PCB/PCM, have taken admission in a graduate programme in the current academic year, are not more than 19 years of age, have not more than INR 4 Lakh as annual family income

Award: INR 2.5 Lakh in equal installments over the period of the degree of study, provided the candidate passes each year of study

Application deadline: July

In 2018, the deadline to submit the scholarship application was 18 July 2018.

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GP Birla Scholarship

This scholarship is a merit-based scholarship which offers an annual scholarship amount of INR 50,000 to class 12 passed students of West Bengal. Under this scholarship scheme, 100 scholarships are disbursed amongst the selected candidates after qualifying a round of interview.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a domicile of West Bengal, must have passed class 12 with at least 80% marks from state board or 85% from CBSE, must be continuing studies in any of the streams like humanities, science, medicine and several others from a recognised college/university

Award: INR 50,000 per annum along with a one-time payment of INR 7000 towards the purchase of books in the 1st year of the course

Application deadline: July

In 2018, the deadline to submit the scholarship application was 15 July 2018.

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Bighelp Merit Scholarship

This scholarship is a merit-based scholarship which offers an amount of INR 5000 per annum till graduation to class 10 passed students. Under this scholarship scheme, applicants are selected through a telephonic interview and are awarded the scholarship amount every year until the completion of their graduation.

Eligibility: Class 10 passed applicants with at least 98% marks or 9.8 GPA, must have studied at a government/municipal/Zilla Parishad school, annual family income must not be more than INR 1 Lakh, must not hold agricultural land more than 1 Acre

Award: INR 5000 per annum for up to 6 years (up to INR 30,000) or until the completion of graduation/technical degree, whichever is earlier

Application deadline: June

In 2018, the deadline to submit the scholarship application was 30 June 2018.

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SRM Scholarship

SRM Scholarship is a merit scholarship which offers up to 100% tuition fee waiver and other benefits to class 12 passed students who are applying for undergraduate courses in SRM University. Under this scholarship, applicants are judged on the basis of their academic performance. Applicants with academic gap cannot apply for this scholarship. Also, SRM scholarship is only renewed if the scholar maintains a score of 8.0 CGPA.

Eligibility: Students must have passed class 12 in the current academic year, be applying for UG courses in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the School of Liberal Arts and Basic Sciences (SLABS) of SRM University, have scored 60% marks in PCM (if applying for SEAS) or 60% average (if applying for SLABS), annual family income must not exceed INR 4 Lakh

Award: 100% scholarship to 20 candidates, 75% scholarship to 40 candidates, 50% scholarship to 60 candidates & 25% scholarship to 80 candidates, the scholarship includes tuition fee, mess charges and hostel fee

Application deadline: June

In 2018, the deadline to submit the scholarship application was 15 June 2018.

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RGIPT M.Tech Fellowship

This fellowship offered by Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology is meant for engineering graduates who have qualified GATE exam and wish to study M.Tech. degree in Petroleum and Chemical engineering. Under this scheme, meritorious students are selected who receive a monthly amount of INR 12,400.

Eligibility: Applicants with 4-year B.Tech or B.E degree in Petroleum Engineering with at least 60% marks or 6.0 CPI (55% or 5.5 CPI in case of SC/ST), must have qualified GATE exam

Award: INR 12,400 per month for four semesters only

Application deadline: June

In 2018, the deadline to submit the scholarship application was 12 June 2018.

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Debesh-Kamal Scholarships

This scholarship is a merit scholarship which offers an amount of INR 1 Lakh to meritorious postgraduate degree holders who want to pursue higher education or research work from abroad. Under this scholarship, applicants are required to produce adequate proof that they have other financial resources as well to fund their education abroad since the amount of Debesh-Kamal Scholarship is not enough to complete the course.

Eligibility: Applicant must have first class marks at postgraduate level, must not be more than 30 years of age at the time of applying for the scholarship, area of study could be Humanities and Basic Sciences or other disciplines such as social sciences and applied science and technology

Award: INR 1,00,000

Application deadline: May

In 2018, the deadline to submit the scholarship application was 12 May 2018.

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Saryu Doshi Post Graduate Fellowship

Saryu Doshi Post Graduate Fellowship is a merit-based fellowship which offers an amount of up to INR 3 Lakh to graduates who wish to pursue education from abroad. Under this merit scheme, applicants are shortlisted for the receipt of the scholarship after a round of interview.

Eligibility: Applicants with 1st class degree from a recognised university, must have secured admission in a foreign university on the basis of their merit, final year students can also apply

Award: Up to INR 3 Lakh

Application deadline: May

In 2018, the deadline to submit the scholarship application was 02 May 2018.

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DLF Foundation Scholarship – Nurturing Talent Programme

This DLF Foundation scholarship named as Nurturing Talent Programme is a merit scholarship which offers an amount of INR 40,000 per annum to class 5 passed students who are going to be enrolled in class 6. Under this scholarship scheme, 100 students are selected every year who avail the scholarship benefits till they pass class 12.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a domicile of Gurugram, have scored at least 80% marks in class 5 exam, belong to an underprivileged family, 1 child per family can avail this scholarship

Award: INR 40,000 per annum till class 12, counseling, remedial classes based on academic performance, personal grooming/career coaching through summer & winter camps, life skill training, thematic workshops and other benefits

Application deadline: April

In 2018, the deadline to submit the scholarship application was 28 April 2018.

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DLF Foundation Scholarship – AKANKSHA Scholarship

This DLF Foundation scholarship named as AKANKSHA Scholarship is one of the merit scholarships which offers INR 50,000 per annum to meritorious students who are in the 1st year of an undergraduate or a postgraduate programme. Under this DLF Foundation Scholarship scheme, 1st-year students of B.Tech, MBBS, Paramedics, CS/CA/ICWA, LLB, BBA, Mass Communication, Hotel Management, MBA and M.Tech can avail this scholarship. Applicants securing admission in Ivy League colleges are also considered for this scholarship.

Eligibility: Meritorious students who have taken admission in a UGC/NAAC approved college, have annual family income not more than INR 5 Lakh, exceptions are made in case of exemplary academic performance by applicants if their annual family income falls within INR 5-8 Lakh

Award: INR 50,000 per annum till the completion of the study, provided the candidate fulfills all the academic criteria every year of the course

Application deadline: December/January

In 2018, the deadline to submit the scholarship application was 24 January 2018.

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Schindler Igniting Minds Scholarship

Schindler Igniting Minds Scholarship is a merit scholarship which offers a one-time scholarship amount of INR 20,000 to meritorious students of class 10 and 12 who are pursuing a diploma course from a Polytechnic/ITI college. Under this scholarship scheme, 75 merit scholarships are distributed among selected candidates out of which 50% are for girl candidates.

Eligibility: Applicants must be studying ITI diploma/polytechnic diploma in Electrical/Mechanical/Civil/Electronics & Telecommunication, must have scored at least 65% aggregate in class 10 & 12, must have scored at least 75% marks in previous exam in case the applicant is in 2nd or 3rd year of diploma course, annual family income should not exceed INR 2 Lakh, must not be more than 20 years in age

Award: INR 20,000 per scholar

Application deadline: March

In 2018, the deadline to submit the scholarship application was 18 March 2018.

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Tata Housing Scholarship

Tata Housing Scholarship is one of the top merit scholarships which offers an amount of up to INR 60,000 to girl students who are in the 2nd year of B.Tech/BE/B.Arch programme. Under this scholarship, girl candidates belonging to economically weaker sections of the society can avail the scholarship benefits.

Eligibility: Girl students with 50% marks in the all qualifying exam, must be studying in 2nd year of B.Tech/BE/B.Arch. degree, annual family income must not exceed INR 3 Lakh

Award: Up to INR 60,000

Application deadline: March

In 2018, the deadline to submit the scholarship application was 06 March 2018.

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Hindustan Times Scholarship

This scholarship is a merit scholarship which offers a scholarship of up to INR 50,000 to meritorious school students who are studying in class 5 to 9. Under this scholarship scheme, 100 merit scholarships are distributed among selected school students.

Eligibility: Applicants must be studying in class 5 to 9, must belong to Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane regions of Maharashtra, Pune, Chandigarh, Panchkula, and Mohali, must have scored a minimum 60% marks in the final exam

Award: INR 50,000 is given to each selected candidate from Mumbai region, INR 25,000 is given to candidates from Chandigarh, Panchkula, and Mohali

Application deadline: January

In 2018, the deadline to submit the scholarship application was 19 January 2018.

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Marubeni Scholarship

Marubeni Scholarship is one of the merit scholarships which offers a minimum amount of INR 40,000 to meritorious and needy students who have passed class 12 and are studying in the 1st year of graduation. This scholarship is meant for students of Punjab and Chandigarh only. To avail this scholarship, applicants undergo two rounds of interviews – one a telephonic interview and the other, a personal interview.

Eligibility: Applicants with more than 75% marks in class 12 board exam, must be studying in the 1st year of a full-time undergraduate/professional/technical course, must belong to Punjab or Chandigarh, must not be getting any other scholarship whose amount is more than INR 6000 per annum, annual family income must not be more than INR 2 Lakh

Award: INR 40,000 (minimum) per scholar

Application deadline: December/January

In 2018, the deadline to submit the scholarship application was 13 January 2018.

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