Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme 2023-24

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EligibilityStudents of 10-14 years of age
AwardINR 3,600 per annum and reimbursement of INR 9,000 (one-time)

About the Program


Last Updated On : 03-07-2023   Posted By : Debadrita Karmakar

Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme 2023-24 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. 

  • Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme 2023-24

    To be eligible, an applicant must - 

    • be a student between the age group of 10 and 14 years 
    • be studying at a recognised school or belong to a family who practices traditional performing arts
    • have a monthly family income of less than INR 8,000

    Selected candidates 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?

    Eligible candidates can apply for the scholarship by following the below-mentioned steps:

    Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' button.
    Step 2: Click the 'Register' button and fill in the required registration details. (Note - If already registered, log in using Gmail/Mobile number/Email ID)
    Step 3: Download the application form.
    Step 4: 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 - 31st July 2023

Selection Criteria

Candidates will be selected based on an interview/test.

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 organisations in identifying talented students in various fields(s).
  • There is no state/UT-wise quota for the 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, 2024. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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