Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme 2022-23

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EligibilityStudents under age group of 10-14 years
AwardINR 3,600 per annum and reimbursement of INR 9,000

About the Program


Last Updated On : 07-04-2022   Posted By : Salma

Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme 2022-23 is an initiative by the Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT) (an autonomous organisation under the Ministry of Culture of Government of India) for students under the age group of 10 to 14 years. The objective of this scheme is to provide specialised training to talented children in various cultural fields with a special focus on rare art forms which are on the verge of extinction. The selected scholars will receive INR 3,600 per year and a reimbursement of up to INR 9,000 per year towards the actual tuition fee. 

The Centre for Cultural Resources and Training is an autonomous organisation under the Ministry of Culture of the Government of India.

  • Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme 2022-23

    To be eligible, an applicant must - 

    • Be a young student under the age group of 10 to 14 years 
    • Be studying in a recognised school or belong to those families who practice traditional performing arts
    • Have a total monthly income of less than INR 8,000

    The selected students will receive INR 3,600 per year and a reimbursement of up to INR 9,000 per year for the fee paid to the institution/Guru/teacher to receive specialised training.

    • Recommendations from the school/institution and guru/teacher where the applicant is studying and receiving training respectively
    How can you apply?

    The application can be submitted by post only with the following steps:

    Step 1:
    Click on the 'Apply Now' button.
    Step 2: Download the application form.
    Step 3: Fill in the required details and submit it in one art form only, with relevant documents to the below-mentioned address -

    Centre For Cultural Resources And Training (CCRT)
    15-A, Block D, Sector 7 Dwarka, 
    Dwarka, New Delhi, Delhi 110075

Important Dates

Application Deadline - 30th April 2022

Selection Criteria

The candidates will be based on an interview/test. The candidates appearing for the interview/test will be evaluated on a scale of 1 to 10 marks by each expert committee member. The decision made by the Central Selection Committee will be final.

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Terms and Conditions
  • The CCRT can take the help of the Central Board of Secondary Education, Education Boards of State Government and other Non-Governmental Voluntary Organizations in identifying talented students in various fields(s).
  • There is no State/UT wise quota for grant of scholarships under the Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme.
  • A scholarship holder shall not receive any other scholarship/ stipend in the concerned art form without the prior approval of the CCRT, during the tenure of the CTSS Scheme.
  • Only the shortlisted candidates will be informed by post about the dates, timings and venue of the Interviews/Tests which may be conducted at the Regional level during the months of May-August of every year.


Note - For detailed information, kindly go through 'Scheme Details'.

This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by March, 2023. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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