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Sitaram Jindal Scholarship – Application form, Rewards

Sitaram Jindal Scholarship is a merit-cum-means based scholarship scheme. Started by the Sitaram Jindal Foundation, a charitable organisation in Bengaluru, the Jindal scholarship aims to provide financial assistance to deserving meritorious candidates who belong to underprivileged families. The candidates need to be studying in class 11 to post-graduation in order to be eligible for Sitaram Jindal Scholarship. The scholarship covers Polytechnic and Diploma courses in technical education as well. The selected students can avail up to INR 2,500 per month scholarship amount under this scholarship scheme.

This article will provide you with detailed information on the Jindal scholarship such as eligibility, rewards, deadline, application process and various other details. Find below the complete details of the Sitaram Jindal Scholarship.

Sitaram Jindal Scholarship – Rewards

Sitaram Jindal Scholarship is segregated into different categories as per the courses pursued by the students. The value of the scholarship amounts up to INR 2,500 per month which is received by students having different qualifications. Given below is the detailed description of the scholarship amount disbursed among selected students.

Scholarship reward of Jindal Scholarship

S.No. Category Scholarship amount (Per month)
1. Category ‘A’ (Class 11 & 12) INR 500
2. Category ‘B’ ITI students INR 500 (For government ITIs)

INR 700 (For private ITIs)

3. Category ‘C’ (Graduate & postgraduate courses) For graduate courses:

INR 1,000 (Girls of General category)

INR 800 (Boys of General category)

INR 1,000 (Physically challenged students)

INR 1,200 (Widows & unmarried wards of Ex-servicemen)

For postgraduate courses:

INR 1,200 (Girls of General category)

INR 1,000 (Boys of General category)

INR 1,200 (Physically challenged students)

INR 1,500 (Widows & unmarried wards of Ex-servicemen)

4. Category ‘D’ (Diploma courses) INR 1,200 (Girls)

INR 1,000 (Boys)

5. Category ‘E’ (Engineering & Medicine courses) INR 1,700 (For girls pursuing engineering courses)

INR 1,500 (For boys pursuing engineering courses)

INR 2,000 (For girls studying medicine courses)

INR 1,800 (For boys studying medicine courses)

INR 2,500 (For girls pursuing PG courses in engineering & medicine courses)

INR 2,300 (For boys pursuing PG courses in engineering & medicine courses)

6. For students staying in hostel INR 800 (Additional amount for hosteller pursuing ITI/Diploma, Graduate/PG courses)

INR 1,200 (Additional amount for hosteller pursuing Medical, Engineering courses including PG courses)

Sitaram Jindal Scholarship – Key Dates

Jindal scholarship comes under the category of round the year scholarship, which means its application remains open throughout the year.  The eligible candidates can apply for the scholarship as and when required. However, the candidate can apply for the scholarship only once in the duration of their course.

Sitaram Jindal Scholarship – Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for the receipt of Jindal scholarship, the applicants need to fulfil certain eligibility requirements like marks secured in the previous exam, family income and more. Find the details of those eligibility conditions in the table given below.

Eligibility requirements of Jindal scholarship

S.No. Category Eligibility Criteria
1. Category ‘A’
  • The applicants must be studying in class 11 and 12.
  • The male applicants must have scored at least 65% marks in the previous exam and girls must have scored a minimum 60% marks to be eligible. However, students of Karnataka with a score of at least 75% marks in case of boys & 70% marks in case of girls are eligible. West Bengal students with minimum 70% marks (in case of boys) in the last exam and 65% marks (in case of girls) can apply.
  • In case of those in employment, the annual family income must not be more than INR 4 Lakh.
  • For other students, the annual family income must not be more than INR 2.5 Lakh.
  • The applicants must not have crossed the age of 30 years.
2. Category ‘B’
  • The applicants must be ITI courses from any government or private institute.
  • The male candidates applying for the scholarship must have scored at least 50% marks in the last exam and female candidates must have scored a minimum 40% to be eligible.
  • In case of those in employment, the annual family income must not be more than INR 4 Lakh.
  • For other students, the annual family income must not be more than INR 2.5 Lakh.
  • The applicants must not have crossed the age of 30 years.
3. Category ‘C’ For graduate courses:
  • The candidates must be studying graduate courses to be eligible.
  • The applicants must have secured at least 60% marks (in case of boys) and 55% marks (in case of girls) in the previous exam.
  • However, students of Karnataka must have secured a minimum 70% marks (in case of boys) in the last exam and 65% marks (in case of girls) and West Bengal students must have obtained at least 65% in case of boys and 60% marks in case of girls.
  • In case of those in employment, the annual family income must not be more than INR 4 Lakh.
  • For other students, the annual family income must not be more than INR 2.5 Lakh.
  • The applicants must not have crossed the age of 30 years.

For postgraduate courses:

  • The candidates must be studying graduate courses to be eligible.
  • The applicants must have secured at least 65% marks (in case of boys) and 60% marks (in case of girls) in the previous exam.
  • However, students of Karnataka must have secured a minimum 70% marks (in case of boys) in the last exam and 65% marks (in case of girls).
  • In case of those in employment, the annual family income must not be more than INR 4 Lakh.
  • For other students, the annual family income must not be more than INR 2.5 Lakh.
  • The applicants must not have crossed the age of 30 years.
4. Category ‘D’
  • The candidates must be pursuing diploma courses like Civil Engg., Computer Science, Chemical, Automobile Tech., Nursing, Pharmacy & Physiotherapy and environment-related courses.
  • The applicants must have secured at least 60% marks (in case of boys) and 55% marks (in case of girls) in the previous exam.
  • In case of those in employment, the annual family income must not be more than INR 4 Lakh.
  • For other students, the annual family income must not be more than INR 2.5 Lakh.
  • The applicants must not have crossed the age of 30 years.
5. Category ‘E’
  • The candidates must be studying engineering, medicine and architecture courses.
  • MDS students are not eligible to avail the scholarship.
  • The applicants must have secured at least 70% marks (in case of boys) and 65% marks (in case of girls) in the previous exam.
  • However, students of Karnataka and West Bengal must have secured a minimum 75% marks (in case of boys) in the last exam and 70% marks (in case of girls).
  • In case of those in employment, the annual family income must not be more than INR 4 Lakh.
  • For other students, the annual family income must not be more than INR 2.5 Lakh.
  • The applicants must not have crossed the age of 30 years.

There are some other eligibility conditions that applicants should be mindful of. The conditions are as follows:

  • The eligibility percentage marks for differently-abled applicants are pass marks in all the categories.
  • The minimum required percentage marks for the continuation of Jindal scholarship is relaxed by 5%.

Sitaram Jindal Scholarship – Application Process

The scholarship application for the Jindal scholarship is submitted through offline mode as well as online. The applicants need to apply through the official website of the Sitaram Jindal Foundation.

Sitaram Jindal Scholarship – Key Documents

The candidates applying for Sitaram Jindal Scholarship need to attach some important documents with the completed application form to support their academic credentials. Find below the list of important documents to be attached with the scholarship form.

  • Copy of SSLC/HSC scorecard
  • Copy of the last examination
  • Copy of the income certificate
  • Copy of merit certificate (applicable for Medical, Engineering, Diploma and MBA students)
  • Copy of certificates regarding fees paid (applicable for Medical, Engineering, Diploma and MBA students)
  • Certificate from the hostel warden (for hostellers)
  • Certificate of physical disability from the competent authority (if applicable)
  • PPO, Relationship dependency certificate and Ex-servicemen widow I-card (for widows and ex-servicemen)

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