Scholarships

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Scholarships are available from various sources. Students can also avail of national scholarships. Scholarships can be in different levels of education and can be given by government or non government sources.

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Terminologies

It is important at this point to understand the meanings of relevant terminologies.

  • Assistantship: a paid academic appointment made to a graduate student that involves part-time teaching or research.
  • Scholarship: a grant or payment made to support a student's education, awarded on the basis of academic or other achievement.
  • Fellowship: an endowment established or a sum of money awarded to support a scholar or student engaged in advanced research in a particular field.

School Education (till class XII)

Scholarship name Funding Level Guidelines
Chief Minister of West Bengal Educational assistance fund Government of West Bengal Class XII Details
National Merit-cum-Means Scholarship MHRD, Government of India Class IX-XII Details
Mathematics Olympiad prizes National Board for Higher Mathematics, DAE, Government of India upto class XII Details
Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE-SEATS) Department of Science and Technology, Government of India Class VI-X, students of 10-15 years Details
Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) Department of Science and Technology, Government of India Class XI-XII Details
National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) NCERT, Govt. of India Class X Details
CSIR Programme on Youth for Leadership in Science (CPYLS) CSIR Class XI-XII Details
Anant Education Scholarship Anant Education Trust (Infinity Group) Class X, XII Details
Maulana Azad National Scholarship for Girls Maulana Azad Education Foundation (Government of India) Class XI Details, Form
Sitaram Jindal Foundation scholarship Sitaram Jindal Foundation Class XI, XII Details
West Bengal Labour Welfare Board scholarship West Bengal Labour Welfare Board Class XII Details
Sanskrit scholarships Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan Class IX, X, XI, XII Details
Amul Vidya award Amul Class X-XII Details

For SC, ST, OBC students and children of those in "unclean" occupation

Scholarship name Funding Level Guidelines
Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC students Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India Class IX, X Details
Pre-Matric Scholarship for children of those in "unclean" occupation Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India Class I-X Details
Pre-Matric Scholarship for OBC students Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India Class I-X Details

For minorities

Scholarship name Funding Level Guidelines
Pre-Matric Scholarship WBMDFC (Government) Class I to X ranging fron Rs. 1000 to 10,700 per year, Application time July/ August every year at BDO/ Municipality office. Family Income upto Rs.1 Lakh Information and Further details
Post-Matric Scholarship WBMDFC (Government) Class XI, XII Tuition fees plus Rs. 1400, Rs. 2350, Details and Information
State Govt. stipend for meritorious students WBMDFC (Government) Class XII Rs. 6000, Details
Haji Md. Mohsin Endowment Scholarship WBMDFC (Government) Class XI, XII Rs. 20,000, Details
Wakf Board Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Wakf Board (Government) Class XI, XII Details
Preparatory Course Scholarship Muslim Education Trust (Non-Government Organization) After Class X, JEE, NEET or other entrance level exams for state level professional courses Proof of income required, Details, Form

Higher Education

  • UG = Undergraduate
  • PG = Postgraduate
  • PhD = Doctorate studies


Scholarship name Funding Level Guidelines
Chief Minister of WB Educational Assistance Funds WB Government UG, PG Details
Swami Vivekananda Merit-cum-Means Scholarship WB Government UG, PG, Diploma Details
Jagadis Bose National Science Talent Search Autonomous/Govt. sponsored UG Details
Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) Department of Science and Technology, Government of India UG, PG, Details Details
Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE) Department of Science and Technology, Government of India UG, PG, Details Details
CSIR Programme on Youth for Leadership in Science (CPYLS) CSIR UG Details
Sahu Jain Trust Scholarships Private UG, PG (all subjects) Details
The K.C. Mahindra UWC Scholarship Private UG, PG (all subjects) Details
Anant Education Scholarship Private UG Details
The Mahindra All India Talent Scholarship Private UG (Polytechnic) Details
Foundation of Academic Excellence and Access (FAEA) Private UG Details
Priyamvada Birla Scholarship Private UG, PG Details
Foundation for Excellence (FFE) Private UG (engineering, medical) Academic eligibility, Income criteria
Udayer Pathe scholarships Private (Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences) UG (MBBS) Details
Coal India Limited Scholarships Autonomous/Govt. undertaking UG (Engineering, MBBS in IITs/NITs/state govt. colleges) Details
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation scholarships Autonomous/Govt. undertaking UG (Engineering, Geo-sciences, MBA) Details
Bharti Foundation Scholarship Bharti Foundation UG, PG Details
Life Insurance Corporation scholarships Autonomous/Govt. undertaking UG (Vocational/Diploma courses in Medicine/ITIs/ITCs) Details
SD Ahuja Foundation Art Scholarship Private UG (for degree in Painting) Details
Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Foundation for Social Care (Non-Government) UG, PG, PhD Details
FAL Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Fair & Lovely Foundation (Private) UG, PG, PhD Details
UGC Scholarships University Grants Commission (Govt. of India) UG, PG, PhD Details
Central Scheme of Scholarship of College and University Students MHRD, Govt. of India UG, PG Details, Further details
1000 scholarships for differently abled persons National Handicapped Finance and Development Corporation, Govt. of India UG, PG Online application, Details
Scholarship Institute of Objective Studies (Private) UG, PG, PhD in social sciences and humanities Details
West Bengal Labour Welfare Board scholarship West Bengal Labour Welfare Board UG, PG in Medical, Engineering, Diploma Details
NBHM Scholarship (for studying mathematics) National Board for Higher Mathematics, DAE (Govt. of India) UG, PG, PhD Scholarship UG, PG, PhD scholarships
Sitaram Jindal Foundation Scholarship Jindal trust UG, PG, ITI Details
Indian Oil Academic Scholarship Indian Oil Corporation UG, PG, 10+ ITI Details
J. N. Tata Endowment (for higher studies) Dorabji Tata trust UG, PG Scholarship Details
The Young India Fellowship (miscellaneous) The International Foundation for Research & Education Fellowship for one year Details
Indian Council of Agricultural Research National Talent Search The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) For graduate studies in Agriculture, Horticulture, Fisheries Science, Forestry, Dairy Tech. Sericulture, Agriculture Engg. Details
Science Academies' summer research fellowships The National Academy of Sciences, Indian Academy of Sciences, Indian National Science Academy UG, PG or teachers Details


For SC, ST students

Scholarship name Funding Level Guidelines
Post-Matric Scholarship for SC, ST students Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India UG, PG, Details Details
Central sector scheme for top class education for SC students Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India UG Details
Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India MPhil, PhD Details
Post-Matric Scholarship for OBC students Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India UG, PG Details
ICAR scholarships Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Dept. of Agricultural Research (DARE), Govt. of India UG, PG, PhD Details
NTPC SC/ST/PH scholarship NTPC, Govt. of India Details

For minorities

Scholarship name Funding Level Guidelines
Merit-cum-Means Scholarship West Bengal Minorities Development and Finance Corporation (Government) Scholarship upto Rs. 30,000 per year per student is given for pursuing professional/ technical courses at graduate and post graduate level. Online application in July/ August every year, Family income upto Rs. 2.5 Lakh for Minorities (Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsees), Details and Information
Post-Matric Scholarship WBMDFC (Government) Graduation, Masters to PhD, yearly maintenance to students Rs. 1850, 3350 & 5100 plus actual tuition fees. Application time July/ August every year. Family income upto Rs. 2 Lakh for Minorities (Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsees), Details
State Government Stipend for Meritorious Students WBMDFC (Government) Graduation & Post Graduation at Rs.9000/- & Rs.14400/- respectively. Selection on the basis of merit. Application time July/ August every year at DM office (Minority Cell). Family Income upto Rs. 80 thousand. for Minorities (Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsees), Details
IDB Scholarship for Professional Courses Muslim Education Trust (Non-government) UG (Medicine, Engineering, BBA, Law) for Muslims, Details, Form
IDB Scholarship for PhD Studies Muslim Education Trust (Non-government) PhD (Science and Technology) for Muslims, Details
MET Scholarship for UPSC and State Public Service Commissions Muslim Education Trust (Non-government) Preparatory course for public service commission for Muslims, Details
Maulana Azad National Fellowship for Minority Students UGC, Ministry of Minority Affairs (Government of India) MPhil (2 years), PhD (5 years) for Muslims, Details and Further details
Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship UGC, Ministry of Minority Affairs (Government of India) MPhil (2 years), PhD (5 years) Details

Scholarships for studying abroad

Scholarship name Funding Level Guidelines
Foreign Country Scholarship Governments of Foreign Countries UG, PG, PhD Details
Satish Dhawan Endowed Fellowship ISRO/Department of Space PG (MS in Aerospace Engineering at Caltech for 1 student of IIST) Details and Know more
Khorana Program, USA Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) and Department of Biotechnology, India (DBT), Partner Institutions UG, PG, Details Details
Ramanujan Research Studentship at Trinity College Trinity College, Cambridge University PG, PhD Details
Fulbright-Nehru Master's Fellowships for Leadership Development USA PG Details
Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral and Professional Research Fellowships USA PhD Details
Rhodes Scholarship Oxford University PG, PhD Details
Felix Scholarship Oxford University PG, PhD Details
BIF scholarship Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds MD in Germany, PhD in Europe Details
German scholarships/fellowships Various institutions Research (PhD) in Germany Details
Inlaks scholarships Inlaks Foundation 2 years University courses in UK, European countries and USA and research in Imperial College, London Details
MEXT Scholarship Japan Govt. Research (PhD) in Japan Details
Erasmus Mundus European Commission Master and PhD in entire Europe Details
British Council scholarship British Council, India PG studies in IELTS accepting universities outside India Details
S N Bose Scholars Program DST of India, Indo-US Science and Technology Forum and University of Wisconsin-Madison 3 months research experience for students pursuing Bachelors or Masters degree in reputed Indian institutions. Details
Scholarships for students from India The University of Sheffield UG, PG, PhD, MPhil Details


For SC students

Scholarship name Funding Level Guidelines
National Overseas Scholarship Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India PG, PhD in Engineering, Management, Pure Sciences, Agricultural Science, Medicine Details

Post Doctoral Fellowships

Scholarship name Funding Level Guidelines
Humboldt Research Fellowship Alexander von Humboldt Foundation After PhD Details
Marie Curie Fellowship The European commission After PhD Details
Sitaram Jindal Research Fellowship scheme Sitaram JIndal Foundation After PhD, MD/MS or MTech in Sciences, Engineering, Medicine, Agriculture Details
NBHM fellowship NBHM, DAE, Govt. of India After PhD Details

Sports related scholarships

Scholarship name Funding Level Guidelines
SAI funding Government of India Details
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