Scholarships & Fellowships
National Overseas Scholarship
Description: The scheme provides financial assistance to finally selected students for pursuing higher studies abroad in specified fields of Master level course, Ph.D. and Post-Doctoral research programmes in the field of Engineering Technology and Science. The awards under the Scheme however, are not available in disciplines of Agriculture, Medical Sciences and subjects relating to Indian Studies. Thirty awards per year are available under the Scheme with following distribution: Scheduled Castes - 17,Scheduled Tribes - 9,Denotified, Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes - 1,Scheduled Caste Converts to other religion - 2 ,Landless Agricultural Labourers and Traditional Artisans - 1 Total 30 .
If for any specific year, successful candidates are not available to the extent prescribed for each of the above listed categories, the awards for that year will become open for candidates belonging to other categories mentioned above as per merit grades attained by such candidates. Bachelor Level Courses in any discipline are not covered under the Scheme. Following courses have been approved for undertaking studies under the Scheme (No award can be granted to any candidate to undertake studies in subjects other than those specified below):
Automation Robotics including Artificial Intelligence, Mechatronics and Manufacturing Technology, Laser Technology ,Paper Technology, Naval Architecture/Offshore structures, Information Technology including Computer Engineering, Software, Software Quality Assurance, Networking/Connectivity Engineering, Communication System under Hazardous or Post-disaster conditions, Multi-media Communication, Low Temperature Thermal dynamics, Optometry, Art Restoration Technology, Ceramic & Glass Technology, Dock and Harbour Engineering, Industrial Safety , Bio-technology/Genetic Engineering, Petroleum Technology, Aircraft/Space Engineering , Imaging System Technology, Graphic Engineering, Composite Materials Engineering including Decentralized Power Distribution (for solar heat system, Energy Storage Engineering, Energy Conservation, Energy Efficient Habitat Engineering, Satellite/ Remote Sensing, Packaging Engg./ Technology and Nuclear Engineering.
Eligibility conditions:
I. Minimum Qualifications
For Post Doctoral:- 1st class or 60% marks or equivalent grade in relevant Masters Degree (2nd class with 50% for STs). PhD and 5 Years? Research/Teaching/Professional experience in the concerned field.
For PhD :- 1st class or 60% marks or equivalent grade in relevant Masters? degree, (2nd class with 50% for STs) and 2 years Teaching/Research/Professional experience/M.Phil degree in the concerned field.
For Masters? degree :- 1st Class or 60% marks or equivalent grade in relevant Bachelors? degree (2nd class with 50% marks for STs) and 2 years work experience in the concerned field. II. Age :Below 35 years, as on First day of the month of the Advertisement of the Scheme. III. Income ceiling
Total income from all sources of the employed candidate or his/her parents/guardians should not exceed Rs.12,000/- per month. (excluding such allowances as are not treated as part of total income for the purpose of income-tax) as certified by the employer. A copy of latest tax-assessment be also enclosed with application. IV. One child in family and one time award
Not more than one child of the same parents/guardians will be eligible and to this effect a self-certification will be required from the candidate. The award can not be considered for the award for second or subsequent times as the individual can be awarded for once.
Contact: Director (IT) Ministry of Tribal Affairs,
Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi-110001,India.
Source: Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India