The Tata Capital Pankh Scholarship Programme – Creating Education Opportunities for Deserving Students

The Tata Capital Pankh Scholarship Programme’ is a distinctive scholarship programme of Tata Capital Limited that aims to support the higher education of students belonging to underprivileged sections of the society. The students who are studying in Classes 6 to 12, Diploma, Polytechnic or Undergraduate (general or professional) courses are provided up to 80% of tuition fee to fulfil their academic dreams. 

Tata Capital Limited, a popular financial services company of the Tata Group, has introduced this scholarship as a part of its CSR initiative, to bring about a positive change in the society, by supporting the education of deserving students. Who can avail benefits under this scholarship? When and where can students apply for this scholarship? How much financial assistance is given under this programme? Get answers to all these questions in detail in this article.

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The Tata Capital Pankh Scholarship Programme – An Overview

Tata Capital Limited has announced its scholarship programme with the name of ‘The Tata Capital Pankh Scholarship Programme’ as part of its CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) initiative. The key objective of this scholarship is to support the higher education of students belonging to economically weaker sections of the society. 

Under this programme, five different types of scholarships are being offered to students namely –

  1. The Tata Capital Pankh Scholarship Programme for Class 6 to 10 Students 2021-22
  2. The Tata Capital Pankh Scholarship Programme for Class 11 and 12 Students 2021-22
  3. The Tata Capital Pankh Scholarship Programme for Diploma/Polytechnic Students 2021-22
  4. The Tata Capital Pankh Scholarship Programme for Undergraduate Degree Courses 2021-22
  5. The Tata Capital Pankh Scholarship Programme for Professional Degree Courses 2021-22

Each of these scholarships addresses the requirements of students at different levels of education. The table below highlights a detailed overview of the scholarship programme.

Detailed Overview of ‘The Tata Capital Pankh Scholarship Programme’

ParticularsDetails
Name of the ScholarshipThe Tata Capital Pankh Scholarship Programme
Types of Scholarship
  1. The Tata Capital Pankh Scholarship Programme for Class 6 to 10 Students
  2. The Tata Capital Pankh Scholarship Programme for Class 11 and 12 Students
  3. The Tata Capital Pankh Scholarship Programme for Diploma/Polytechnic Students
  4. The Tata Capital Pankh Scholarship Programme for Undergraduate Degree Courses
  5. The Tata Capital Pankh Scholarship Programme for Professional Degree Courses
Provider DetailTata Capital Limited
Application Timeline*Between September and October
Application ModeOnline
EligibilityStudents studying in Classes 6 to 12, diploma, polytechnic or undergraduate (general and professional) degree programme
Scholarship AwardUp to 80% of tuition fees

*The application timeline mentioned above is tentative and may change on the discretion of the scholarship provider.

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The Tata Capital Pankh Scholarship Programme – Key Dates

What are the important dates related to this scholarship programme? This is a common question that comes in the mind of students who are looking for a scholarship to fund their education. The applications for ‘The Tata Capital Pankh Scholarship Programme’ have been announced in the month of September and will continue till October. To be specific, the last date of application for this scholarship for the academic year 2021-22 is 31st October 2021

The Tata Capital Pankh Scholarship Programme – Eligibility 

To avail benefits under any of the Tata Capital scholarships, the students need to fulfil a specific set of eligibility criteria. While all the scholarships are open for Indian nationals only, the students also need to fulfil conditions related to their academic qualification/achievement and family income. A detailed overview of eligibility criteria for each ‘The Tata Capital Pankh Scholarship Programme’ has been given hereunder. 

The Tata Capital Pankh Scholarship Programme for Class 6 to 10 Students

  • Indian students who have lost their parent(s) or earning family member/s due to COVID-19 can apply.
  • The applicants must be studying in Classes 6 to 10 at a recognized educational institution in India.
  • They must have scored at least 60% marks in the preceding class. 
  • The annual family income must be less than or equal to INR 4 lakh from all sources. 

The Tata Capital Pankh Scholarship Programme for Class 11 and 12 Students

  • Indian nationals who are studying in Class 11 and 12 at a recognized educational institution in India can apply.
  • The applicants must have scored at least 60% marks in the preceding class.
  • The annual family income must be less than or equal to INR 4 lakh from all sources.

The Tata Capital Pankh Scholarship Programme for Diploma/Polytechnic Students

  • Indian nationals who are pursuing diploma/polytechnic courses at recognized educational institutes in India can apply.
  • The applicants must have scored at least 60% marks in the preceding class.
  • The annual family income must be less than or equal to INR 4 lakh from all sources.

The Tata Capital Pankh Scholarship Programme for Undergraduate Degree Courses

  • Indian nationals who enrolled in an undergraduate degree programme like BCom, BSc, BBA, BA, etc. at a recognized institute in India can apply. 
  • The applicants must have scored at least 60% marks in the preceding class
  • The annual family income must be less than or equal to INR 4 lakh from all sources.

The Tata Capital Pankh Scholarship Programme for Professional Degree Courses

  • Indian nationals who enrolled in a professional undergraduate degree programme like Engineering, Medical, Law, etc. at a recognized institute in India can apply.
  • The applicants must have scored at least 60% marks in the preceding class.
  • The annual family income must be less than or equal to INR 4 lakh from all sources.

The Tata Capital Pankh Scholarship Programme – Award Details

What kind of financial assistance is given under ‘The Tata Capital Pankh Scholarship Programme’? Find an answer to this question under this section of the article. Each scholarship under this programme offers a distinctive award to eligible students. The detailed overview of financial assistance rendered under each scholarship is given below –

  • The Tata Capital Pankh Scholarship Programme for Class 6 to 10 Students – Up to 80% of tuition fee or INR 9,000 (whichever is less)
  • The Tata Capital Pankh Scholarship Programme for Class 11 and 12 Students – Up to 80% of tuition fee or INR 12,000 (whichever is less)
  • The Tata Capital Pankh Scholarship Programme for Diploma/Polytechnic Students – Up to 80% of tuition fee or INR 15,000 (whichever is less)
  • The Tata Capital Pankh Scholarship Programme for Undergraduate Degree Courses – Up to 80% of tuition fee or INR 20,000 (whichever is less)
  • The Tata Capital Pankh Scholarship Programme for Professional Degree Courses – Up to 80% of tuition fee or INR 50,000 (whichever is less)

The Tata Capital Pankh Scholarship Programme – Application Process

If a student finds himself/herself eligible for ‘The Tata Capital Pankh Scholarship Programme’, he/she can apply for it online through the Buddy4Study portal. The key steps to follow for a successful application include –

Step 1: Visit the official scholarship page

Step 2: Read all the details carefully and click on the ‘Apply Now’ button of the respective scholarship. 

Step 3: A distinctive application instruction page will open. Click on the ‘Start Application’ button.

Step 4: Fill in every field marked with an ‘*’ in the scholarship application form under sections like personal details, education details, and family members. 

Step 5: Upload all supporting documents along with bank details. 

Step 6: Accept the ‘Terms and Conditions’ and click on ‘Preview’. Check if all the details filled in by the applicant are correctly showing on the preview screen or not.

Step 7: If all the details in preview are correct, click on the ‘Submit’ button to complete the application process.

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The Tata Capital Pankh Scholarship Programme – Key Documents

While making an application for the scholarship programme, the students are required to upload certain documents in support of their application. It is advisable to keep the scanned copies of all the required documents handy to avoid any inconvenience at a later stage. The key documents required for ‘The Tata Capital Pankh Scholarship Programme’ include –

  • Photo identity proof (Aadhaar Card)
  • Passport size photograph
  • Income proof (Form 16A/income certificate from government authority/salary slips, etc.)
  • Proof of admission (school/college/university ID card/bonafide certificate/etc.)
  • Current academic year fee receipt
  • Bank account details of the scholarship applicant (cancelled cheque/passbook copy).
  • Marksheets or grade card of preceding class
  • Disability & Caste certificate (if applicable)

The Tata Capital Pankh Scholarship Programme – Selection Process

The selection process for ‘The Tata Capital Pankh Scholarship Programme’ takes place in multiple stages based on the academic merit and financial need of the students. The different stages of selection include –

  • Initial shortlisting of students based on their academic merit and financial background
  • Telephonic interview of the shortlisted candidates for final selection

The Tata Capital Pankh Scholarship Programme – Contact Details

For any queries related to the scholarship programme, its eligibility, award details, application process and documents, feel free to contact at the below mentioned email address or phone number. 

Email: pankh@buddy4study.com

Phone: 011-430-92248 (Ext- 225)