Scholarships in Maharashtra - 2023


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Scholarship Name The Chief Minister (Maharashtra) Fellowship Program
Nature of Scholarship The Chief Minister Fellowship Program offers the youth an opportunity to be a part of the government. The innovative ideas of the fellows has helped the administration. The enthusiasm and tech savviness of fellows gives momentum to the administrative processes. The program has helped the young fellows in broadening their vision through the knowledge and experiences.


  • The term of the Fellowship will be of 12 months from the day of joining as a Fellow. All the Fellows will join on the same day. It will be mandatory for all the fellows to be present at the time and place, as directed
  • The selected Fellow will be appointed (placed) at the office of a specific authority. These authorities include offices of District Collectors, Chief Executive Officers of districts, Commissioners, Secretaries in the government, Managing Directors of the corporations or other senior government officers.
  • The decision about appointment at a specific authority will be taken by the Directorate of Economics and Statistics. The Fellows will not have any right or choice in the selection of authority.
  • The Fellows will work under the guidance of the chief officer of the concerned authority. They will work for the effective functioning of the authority. This will be called Field Work.
  • Along with the field work, the Fellows will be bound to complete the special course designed by IIT, Mumbai or IIM, Nagpur. The Directorate of Economics and Statistics will have the rights to select one of these institutions for each fellow. The fellows will not have any right to select the academic institution.
  • Only those fellows who successfully complete the field work and academic course will be eligible to get the Fellowship completion certificate.
Entitlements / Benefits
  • The position of fellows will be equivalent to that of Grade - A officer in the government service.
  • Fellows will be provided a temporary ID-Card and Email ID for official purpose during the period of fellowship.
  • Fellows will be paid a stipend of Rs. 70,000/- and Rs. 5,000/- for travel and related expenses i.e. in all Rs. 75,000/- per month
  • Fellows are entitled for 8 days of leave during the period of fellowship.
  • Fellows will be provided with accidental insurance cover during the period of fellowship.
  • Fellows completing the special academic course implemented by IIT, Mumbai or IIM, Nagpur will be awarded a separate certificate by the concerned institution.
  • Fellows successfully completing the fieldwork of 12 months and special academic course implemented by IIT, Mumbai or IIM, Nagpur will be awarded a certificate by the Government for completion of the fellowship

To apply for Chief Minister Fellowship, 2023 the eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • The age of the candidate has to be between 21 years to 26 years as on the last date of submission of the application.
  • The candidate should be a graduate from any discipline with minimum 60% marks. However, preference will be given to higher educational qualification.
  • The candidate should possess at least 1 year of full time work experience. Full time internship / apprenticeship / articleship as part of a professional course will be considered as experience. Full time self-employment or entrepreneurship will also be considered as experience.
  • Candidate should be able to write, read and speak Marathi. Sufficient knowledge of Hindi and English is required. Applicants should have knowledge of internet and computer handling.
Selection Process

Selection process will be implemented in two stages. Details of the selection process are as follows:

Stage 1

Part 1 : Online Test
Part 2 : On the basis of highest marks shortlisting of 210 candidates for Stage 2

Stage 2

Part 1 : The shortlisted candidates will upload the essays
Part 2 : Interview (applicable to shortlisted candidates who upload essays)
Part 3 : List of selected candidates is published
Nature of online Test : Multiple choice objective questions
Medium : Medium of the test will be English. Wherever feasible Marathi translation of the questions and optional answers will be provided
Duration : 60 minutes

Composition of online test :

  • General Knowledge - 50
  • Questions on current affairs, general knowledge, social issues, and economics with regards to India and Maharashtra
  • Reasoning - 10 Marks- Reasoning ability
  • English Language - 10 Marks - Sentence formation and grammar
  • Marathi Language - 5 Marks - Grammar and Composition
  • Information Technology - 10 Marks - Windows 7, MS Office 2010, Internet
  • Quantitative Aptitude - 15 Marks - Data interpretation, arithmetic, algebra, basic geometry

Shortlisting candidates for Stage 2

  • Total marks shall be out of 100
  • 210 candidates having highest marks will be called for interview
  • Shortlisted candidates shall submit 3 written essays. The essays can be in Marathi, Hindi or English
  • Topics of essays will be conveyed to candidates through email and website
  • Only those shortlisted candidates who have submitted all 3 essays will be called for the interview.
  • Shortlisted candidates not having submitting all 3 essays will not be eligible for the interview

Final Selection

Following marking system will be used for the final selection of candidates
  • Marks of online test, out of 100 will be converted into out of 15 marks + essays 30 marks + interview 50 marks + post graduation or professional degree 5 marks
  • List of selected 60 candidates and a waiting list of 15 candidates will be published
  • Vacancies created as a result of selected candidates not accepting the offer letter within stipulated time period will be filled from the waiting list

Please note

The selected candidates need to carry the original copy and photocopies of all the marksheets, experience letters, proof of identity and other relevant documents at the time of interview Candidates eligible for interview will be conveyed the date and time of interview by email Travel or any other expense made towards appearing for the interview shall not be reimbursed

Website for Application
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Scholarship Name Dr. Punjabrao Deshmukh Nirvah Bhatta or Hostel Fee Assistance
Nature of Scholarship
Short Name Scheme Names Department names
DTE Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Vasatigruh Nirvah Bhatta Yojna DTE Scholarships Director Of Technical Education
DMER Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Hostel Maintenance Allowance Directorate of Medical Education and Research
AGR (AGR) Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Vasatigruh Nirvah Bhatta Yojna. Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri
DOA Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Vasatigruh Nirvah Bhatta Yojna Director Of Art
MAFSU Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Vasatigruh Nirvah Bhatta Yojna Director Of Art Maharashtra Animal and Fishery
Entitlements / Benefits

For Professional Courses.

  • Up to 1 Lakh Income For Register Labor Child - Rupees - 20,000 To 30,000.
  • For Above 1 Lakh to 8 Lakh Applicants Rupees - 8,000.

Non-Professional Courses.

  • Up to 1 Lakh Income - Rupess 20,000
  • Applicant should be from Maharashtra state only.
  • Candidate should have taken admission through Merit or CAP process only. Private or Management Quota students are not allowed.
  • Only Maximum 2 children are allowed from any family.
  • If Candidate fails 2 times or takes gap for 2 years then benefits will be reversed.
  • Candidates cannot take benefit of any other scheme.
Selection Process / Documents required
  • Domicile Certificate of Maharashtra State.
  • Register Labor Certificate / Alpabhudharak (Marginal Land Holder) Certificate.
  • Attendance Certificates.
  • Undertaking certificate "current A.Y., not more than 2 beneficiary applied scheme from family".
  • CAP Related document.
  • Previous Year mark statements.
  • Gap Documents if applicable.
  • Income certificate (In case of not a child of Alpabudharak or Registered Labour then family Annual Income Certificate).
  • Aadhar Card.
  • Father Pan card (For DMER scheme)
  • Hosteler documents If applicable
Website for Application
Latest Update Application Last Date - 30 April 2023

Scholarship Name Post Matric Scholarship for OBC / SBC / VJNT Students
Nature of Scholarship Tuition Fee Refund for any Post Matric Course recognized by Government of Maharashtra.
Entitlements / Benefits

Tuition Fee Refund -

  • OBC - 50% FEE will be refunded
  • SBC / VJNT - 100% FEE will be refunded
Eligibility Candidate should belong to OBC / SBC / VJNT
Selection Process / Documents required
  • Maharashtra domicile certificate is Mandatory,
  • College leaving certificate/TC,
  • Bachho ke beneficiary ki sankhya ke baare mein maata-pita / parents ke declaration format,
  • Jati pramanaptra (cast certificate),
  • Income certificate provided by authority,
  • Educational documents and Previous marksheet.
  • Gap certificate (Yadi jaruri hai),
  • Caste validity certificate mandatory hai.
  • Centralized admission allotment letter Cap.
  • Other required documents jo institution Mang kare.
Website for Application
Latest Update Application Last Date - 30 April 2023

Scholarship Name Bharat Ratna Dr.Babasaheb Ambedkar Swadhar Yojana
Nature of Scholarship
Sr. No. Head Particular
1 Scheme Name Bharat Ratna Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Swadhar Yojana 2022-2023
2 Operated By Maharashtra Social Welfare Department
3 Eligible Courses Class 10th,12th, And Degree, Diploma, Professional Courses.
4 Benefits up to 51,000 Rupees Per year Maximum
5 Who is eligible Schedule caste, Nav-baudhh students eligible
Entitlements / Benefits
Particular Mumbai City, Thane, Pune, Pipari Chinchavad etc Cities Students Amount Other revenues are in the divisional city and the rest of the C class is considered for high school students in the area. Gain amount for students seeking higher education in remaining areas
Food allowance 32000 INR 18000 INR 25000 INR
Maintenance Allowance 8000 INR 8000 INR 6000 INR
Residential Allowance 20000 INR 15000 INR 12000 INR
Total 60000 INR 51000 INR 43000 INR
Eligibility Candidate Should belong to SC / Nav-Baudh Category
Selection Process / Documents required
  • Swadhar yojana application form 2022-23.
  • Previous year mark sheets,
  • mandatory mark sheet.
  • Bonafide or college permission letter.
  • Affidavit kee kisi bhi kisi bhi government hostel me admission nahin liya hai.
  • Certificate about jis institute me admission liya hai Vaha ke Sthaniy nivasi nahi hai.
  • Attendance Certificate 2022-23.
  • Handicapped certificate if Applicants Disable ho.
  • Income certificate jo 2.50 lakh ke Under ho.
  • Aadhar card copy.
  • aavaaseey saboot ke lie domisail jaruree hai.
  • 1 passport-size photograph.
  • Caste certificate.
  • Bank passbook copy.
Website for Application
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Scholarship Name Rajashri Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj EBC Scholarship
Nature of Scholarship
Sr. No. Departments Names Short Dpt EBC Scheme Names
1 Directorate of Higher Education DHE Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Shikshan Shulkh Shishyavrutti Scheme
2 Director Of Technical Education DTE Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Shikshan Shulkh Shishyavrutti Yojna.
3 Directorate of Medical Education Research DMER EBC Rajarshri Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Fee Reimbursement Scheme.
4 Maharashtra Council Of Agriculture Education And Research MCAER Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Shikshan shulkh Shishyavrutti Yojna
5 Director Of Art DOA Rajarshi Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Shikshan Shulkh Shishyavrutti Scheme
6 Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University MAFSU Same As Per Number 2.
Sr. No. Course Level Course Name
1 Graduation courses Architecture
2 Diploma Engineering, Pharmacy, Hotel Management & Catering Technology
3 Post Graduation couses MBA, MCA And MMS
4 Agriculture Diploma in Agriculture, A degree Courses in agriculture & related subjects, fruit cultivation, Food Technology, Bio-Tech, Agriculture Management & Post-graduation in Agriculture & related subjects.
5 Animal, Fish & Milk Department Diploma in Animal & Milk Department, Fish Science, Degree in Animal, Milk, Post-graduation in the animal.
Entitlements / Benefits Tuition Fee Refund - 50%
  • Applicants Apne Aadhar Card Ko Bank Account Ke Sath Link Kar Lena Hoga.
  • Maharashtra Government Resolution Ke Anusar Keval First two beneficiary (children's) is yojana ka Labh Le Sakate Hai.
  • Only General Category Application Is Allowed Also SEBC Cateogory Eligible In this scheme Jinhone General Category ke Under Admission Liya Hoga.
  • Sirf DTE/DHE/DMER Courses Ke Liye Admitted Students Ke Liye hai.
  • Isse Pahale Current year ke liye Any other scholarship ke apply nahi kiya hona Chahiye.
  • Applicants eligible whose admitted in Centralized admission process (online cap rounds).
  • For Eligible Applicants Minimum 50% marks required in 12th Class,
  • Applicants Jinaki Family Income Annual 2,50,000 Se Rupees 8,00,000 Per year Hai Unke Liye hai.
  • Agar Aapki Family Income Rupees 2,50,000 Se Kam Hai To Minimum percentage criteria Ki Shart Nahi Hai.
  • Agar Applicant Diploma Courses Ke Liye Apply Karate Hai To 10th Class Me Minimum 50% Or Above Marks Hona Jaruri Hai.
Selection Process / Documents required
  • Domicile certificate Of Maharashtra
  • Declaration certificate (Under taking of parents/guardians about number of children beneficiaries)
  • Copy of Fees Receipt
  • Copy of Leaving Certificate,
  • Death Certificate of Father/Mother, If Their not alive (if Applicable).
  • CAP admission Allotment Letter
  • Bank Passbook Copy or cancelled Cheque,
  • Annual Family Income Certificate of Previous Financial Year issued by Tahsildar / Sub. Divisional Officer or Deputy Collector
  • All Previous Year Mark Statements (From 10th To Last Year)
  • GAP Affidavit on Stamp paper (if Gap In Previous Year),
  • Aadhaar Card Copy
  • Attendance Certificate
Website for Application
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Scholarship Name Tribal Development ST Scholarships
Nature of Scholarship
Sr. No. Scheme names
1 Post Matric Scholarship Scheme (Government Of India)
2 Tuition Fee & Exam Fee for Tribal Students (Freeship)
3 Vocational Education Maintenance Allowance
4 Vocational Education Fee Reimbursement
Entitlements / Benefits

1. Post Matric Scholarship

[Hosteler/Day Scholer Ke Liye Prati Mahina labh ]-

  • Group 1, 200/550rs,
  • 2nd group 820 / 530rs,
  • Group 3: 570/300 Rupaye,
  • Samooh 4: 380/230 Rupaye Per month.
  • Reader Allowance Ke Alava Additional allowance:
  • Groupl-2: 240 Rupaye,
  • 3rd Group: 200 rupaye,
  • Group 4 Ke Liye 160rs Per Month

Other Allowances

  • Escort Allowance : 160 Rs/month
  • Thesis Typing/Printing :1600/Anum
  • Study Tours 1600 Rs/Anum
  • Special Pay:160 Rs/Month. For Mentally retired, extra coaching: 240 Rs/Month
  • Book Grant 1200 Rs/Annum.

2. Tuition FEE / Exam FEE Scholarship - 100% FEE refund

3 & 4. Vocational Course FEE Reimbursement

Selection Process / Documents required
Sr. No. Document list for Tribal Scholarship ST
1 Cast Validity Certificate Professional Courses Ke Liye Maindatory
2 Previous year's mark sheet
3 Income Certificate
4 Caste Certificate
Website for Application
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Scholarship Name Maharashtra State Minority Scholarship
Nature of Scholarship
Sr.No. scholarships for minority students Departments
1 State Minority Scholarship Part II (DHE) Directorate Of Higher Education
2 Scholarship for students of minority communities pursuing Higher and Professional courses(DTE) Directorate Of Technical Education
3 Scholarship for students of minority communities pursuing Higher and Professional courses(DMER) DMER
Entitlements / Benefits
1 Rupees 5,000/- Or Course Annual Tution Fees jo Dono me se Kam hogi. Rupees 25,000/- Or Course Annual Tution Fees jo Kam hogi Dono me se. Total Annual course fees Or Rs.25,000/- In dono me se jo Kam hogi Vah eligible.

State Minority Scholarship Part II (DHE).

  • Graduation and post-graduation karane vale students jaise (arts/commerce/science/Law/Education etc) candidates is yojna ke liye apply kar sakte hai.
  • Applicant Domicile of Maharashtra yane ki State ka nivasi hona Chahiye.
  • Income annual Rs.8 lakhs se kam hona chahiye.
    First 2000 applicants jo freshers honge is quota ka benefits le sakenge. If Applicant Out of maharashtra me study karata hoga bhalehi vah Maharashtra state ka kyo na ho eligible nahi hoga

Scholarship for students of minority communities pursuing Higher and Professional courses (DTE).

  • Candidates SSC Pass hona chahiye sirf Maharashtra State board/univercities se.
  • Applicant sirf Professional and Technical courses me Admitted hona chahiye (Diploma/ Graduation/Post Graduation Degree) etc.
  • Candidate Centralized Admission Process (CAP) Ya phir Institute Level se admitted hona chahiye.
  • Income criteria and state of Maharashtra eligibility same rahegi jo upar di gayee hai.

Scholarship for students of minority communities pursuing Higher and Professional courses (DMER).

  • Applicant higher education admitted hona chahiye jaise ki MBBS, PB BSc Nursing. OPTOMETRY, OPTHALMIC ASST., MSc Nursing, BUMS, BSc Nursing, BPTH, BPMT, BP&O, BOTH, BHMS, BDS, BASLP, BAMS etc medical courses.
  • Admission competitive exam CET/ HSC marks etc ke thru hone chahiye.
  • Courses affiliated hone chahiye Maharashtra university of health science, Nashik se.
  • Income criteria or indian citizen yah eligibility compulsory hai. outside maharashtra student eligible nahi hoga yadi vah 15 years se kam Maharashtra ka nivasi hoga.
Selection Process / Documents required
1 12 th year Marksheet Income and Minority declaration — Affidavit on Non-Judicial Stamp Paper or 12th year Income certificate from the employer, if 1 Aadhar card marksheet. any. School leaving certificate can also be considered as Proof of Minority ) or self Declaration. Aadhar Card
2 colllege Bonafide certificate Copy of Domicile Certificate /Election Card etc. Bonafide certificate
3 current year fee receipt. For Renewal of Scholarship: — Income declaration and marksheet of previous examination. Cpoy of FRA
4 Domicile Certificate Educational Certificate — SSC (class 10th) & onwards. Domicile Certificate
5 Income Certificate - Father's PAN card
6 minority certificate self declared. - Income certificate of self- Parents/Form no 16.
7 previous year Marksheet. - Letter from concerned council/Authority stating the institute is recognized.
8 - - Mother's Pan Card (Optional)
9 - - New applicant needs to submit HSC and SSC marksheet(Not applicable for renewal).
10 - - Previous year's marksheet
11 - - School Leaving Certificate
12 - - Student's pan card(optional)
Website for Application
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Scholarship Name Leela Poonawalla Foundation Scholarships for Girls
Nature of Scholarship The meritorious but economically challenged girls pursuing their Bachelor of Engineering – 4 years, Bachelor of Engineering after Diploma, Bachelor of Pharmacy, Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Bachelor of Science are awarded the scholarship.
Locations - Pune, Wardha, Amaravati, Nagpur, Hyderabad
Entitlements / Benefits Complete Support for Education
Eligibility The target group is girls of age 17 to 25 years, who belong to poor households (annual family income less than Rs. 3,50,000/-) or lower-middle class homes. Their families are with average size of the family 7 members, have limited availability of finances. The earning members of the family are typically working as farmers, fruit seller, labourers, drivers, tailor, domestic helper/ maids, doing some odd jobs, etc., single parent/ no parents (orphans).
Selection Process / Documents required Eligible girls go through rigorous application process and personal interview with selection committee. Post selection, they are awarded scholarship in a award function, witnessed by one of their parent. Followed to this they are oriented through an orientation program.
Website for Application

Headquarters - Pune
Lila Poonawalla Foundation,
‘Fili Villa’ 101, 102, Survey No. 23,
Balewadi, Baner, Pune - 411045

Wardha | Amravati | Hyderabad | Bengaluru
+91 020-27224265 / +91 8669998981
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Scholarship Name Keep India Smiling Foundational Scholarship & Mentorship Programme for Sportsperson by Coalgate
Nature of Scholarship Financial Aid & Mentorship Support
Entitlements / Benefits Financial support of Rs.75,000 per year for 3 years
Mentorship support from the Colgate KIS Program
  • Must have represented at state/national level in the last 3 years
  • Must be ranked within the top 500 in the national ranking/ within the top 100 in the state ranking
  • Must be aged between 9 and 20 years as on 31st August 2022
  • Annual family income should be less than INR 5 Lakhs
  • Must be affiliated with a Sports Coach or a recognized Sports Body/Federation/Academy
  • Playing individual sports such as chess, boxing, athletics, swimming, badminton, cycling, gymnastics, martial arts, powerlifting, running, etc.
Selection Process / Documents required
  • Passport-size photograph
  • Valid ID proof – Any one of Aadhaar Card/Driving License/Voter Id Card
  • Income Proof – Income certificate/BPL certificate/Food security certificate/Any other certificate of income issued by competent government authority.
  • Age proof or Class 10 marksheet
  • Scanned copy of highest and most recent performance -- Certificate of the achievement
  • Proof of association with sports coach or affiliation to recognized Sports Body/Federation/Academy
Website for Application
Latest Update Last Date for Application - 30 April 2023

Scholarship Name Rolls-Royce Unnati STEM Scholarship Program 2023-24
Nature of Scholarship Financial Aid
Entitlements / Benefits Each selected scholar will receive a one-time fixed scholarship of INR 25,000
  • Girl students studying in any year of graduation (general & professional) courses in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects are eligible.
  • Students must have secured minimum 55% marks in previous year/semester.
  • Annual family income of the applicant should be less than INR 4,00,000 from all sources.
  • Students from PAN India can apply.
Selection Process / Documents required
Website for Application
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Nature of Scholarship Pragati is a MHRD Scheme being implemented by of AICTE aimed at providing assistance for Advancement of Girls pursuing Technical Education. Education is one of the most important means of empowering women with the knowledge, skill and selfconfidence necessary to participate fully in the development process. This is an attempt to give young Women the opportunity to further her education and prepare for a successful future by “Empowering Women through Technical Education”
Entitlements / Benefits
  • Total Number of Scholarship-4000 per Annum ( 2000 for Degree and 2000 for Diploma)
  • Amount of scholarship: Tuition Fee of Rs. 30,000/- or at actual, whichever is less and Rs.2000/- per month for 10 months as incidentals charges each year. In case of Tuition fee waiver/reimbursement, Students are eligible to get an amount of Rs. 30,000/- for the purchase of Books/Equipment/Softwares/ Laptop/Desktop/Vehicle/Fee paid towards competitive examination applications forms/exam.
  • Reservation-15% for SC, 7.5% for ST and 27% for OBC candidate/applicant.
  • The candidate should be admitted to 1st year of Degree/Diploma course in any of the AICTE approved Institution of respective year through Centralized Admission process of the State/Central Government.
  • The Scholarships for Degree and Diploma are transferable in event of nonavailability of eligible applicant in any of the Degree/Diploma level Programme.
  • Two Girls Child per family are eligible, who’s family income is not more than 8 lakh per annum during the preceding financial year (in case of married girl, the income of parents/in-laws, whichever is higher will be considered).
  • The selection of candidate will be made on merit on the basis of qualifying examination to peruse the respective Technical Degree/Diploma course from any of the AICTE approved institution.
Selection Process / Documents required
  • Mark Sheet of standard Xth /XIIth / others as applicable.
  • Annual family Income Certificate for the preceding financial year in the prescribed format issued by not below the rank of Tahsildar.
  • Admission letter issued by Directorate of Technical Education for the admission in Diploma/Degree course.
  • Certificate issued by the Director/Principal/ Head of the Institute.
  • Tuition fee receipt.
  • AADHAR seeded Bank Pass Book in the name of the student indicating Account number, IFSC code and Photograph
  • Caste Certificate for SC/ST/OBC category.
  • AADHAR Card
  • Declaration by parents duly signed stating that the information provided by their child is correct and will refund Scholarship amount, if found false at any stage.
Website for Application
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Scholarship Name The J.N.Tata Endowment Scholarship
Nature of Scholarship Loan Scholarship
Entitlements / Benefits
  • The loan scholarship amount ranges between Rs.1,00,000/- and Rs.10,00,000/-. All applicants do not necessarily qualify for the maximum amount.
  • The scholarship is offered at a simple interest of 2% per annum. However, Trustees may waive the interest if candidates repaid the loan by the end of seventh year. The repayment schedule is in five equal installments of 20% between the 3rd and 7th year.
  • There is also travel grant and a Gift award. The selected scholars may also be recommended for a partial travel assistance – a maximum of Rs.50,000/- and gift award from our allied Trusts as may be decided at the sole discretion of the Trustees of the concerned Trusts. The gift award ranges between Rs.2,00,000/- and Rs.7,50,000/- and depends on the academic performance of the candidates in the course for which they are awarded the JN Tata loan scholarship.
  • Candidates should be Indians, not older than 45 years as on June 30, 2023, and graduates of a recognised Indian University with at least 60% marks on average in their undergraduate or post-graduate studies. If the undergraduate degree is not from a recognised University in India, candidates are not eligible to apply.
  • Candidates who did not get selected in the previous year/earlier for the loan scholarship. Candidates who were awarded but could not avail of the loan scholarship are also eligible to apply. Such candidates are required to follow the entire selection process.
  • Candidates who missed applying to the J N Tata Endowment at the beginning of their overseas studies may apply at the end of 1st year or the beginning of 2nd year provided there is a minimum of 12 months remaining in their studies, at the time of award of the loan scholarship, which is usually July of any calendar year.
  • Candidates in the final year of their degree courses and awaiting results are eligible to apply. Candidates may apply even if they do not have the admission/offer letters at the time of making the application, from the Universities to which they have applied for the academic year 2023-2024. However, they must update their application status with the Endowment once they secured admission by sending an appropriate email to by quoting the reference number which appears on the top left side of the form.
  • Candidates who are planning to study for diplomas of at least 1 year duration whose entry-level requirement is higher secondary level are not eligible to apply.
  • Candidates going overseas for seminars, conferences, training, workshops, paper presentation, undergraduate studies, and any post-graduate degree/diploma/certificates through Distance learning or online medium are not eligible to apply.
  • Candidates planning to pursue postgraduate and undergraduate studies in India are not eligible to apply.
  • The course to which candidates are admitted must be recognized as a Graduate Program (post-graduate in Indian terminology).
  • J N Tata scholars who have fully repaid their existing loan scholarship amount are eligible to apply.
Selection Process / Documents required

Phase 1

  • Candidates will be required to submit preliminary details such as personal and academic information, work experience, and statement of purpose. Scanned copies of the following documents should be uploaded:-
    • Candidate’s photo (500 * 500 pixels in jpeg format)
    • Aadhar card
    • Pan card
    • Passport (first & last page)
    • Transcript/s for each qualification
    • Scorecards (GRE/GMAT/TOEFL/IELTS/PTE)
  • Important points for consideration:-
    • Apart from consistent academic performance, importance is given to participation in both co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.
    • A good GRE/GMAT/TOEFL/IELTS/PTE score is extremely important. If you have received low scores in any, it may be advisable to improve upon it, to increase your chances of receiving the loan scholarship.
    • The Statement of Purpose (SoP), which is assigned a score, carries considerable weight in the selection process. Hence it is important that you take care while drafting it and ensure that your SoP is written by you and free from plagiarism. Since you will be questioned during the interview on what you claim you have done, do not write about anything you have done but forgotten. Biographical details serve no purpose but despite our specific cautioning, many students fill the SoP with too many biographical details. Instead, focus on your academic trajectory – current and projected. The JN Tata Endowment Loan Scholarship is a highly competitive and coveted scholarship and a good SoP will strengthen your case.
  • Working professionals need to upload 3 additional documents (if any):-
    • Work Experience certificate from the previous employer
    • Appointment letter from the existing employer and
    • Latest One-year ITR/3 months’ pay slips.

Phase 2 – Shortlisting for online test – The test has been rescheduled to Sunday, 16th April 2023. The result of phase I will be declared in due course through email.

  • After the initial screening of applications, some candidates will be informed that their applications will not be considered any further. The remaining candidates will be informed a week in advance that they are shortlisted to undergo the online test.
  • Online Test
    • This test is based on the lines of Thinking Skills Assessment (TSA) and is scheduled to be held on Sunday, 16th April 2023. This test will be conducted only once and those who fail to attend will be considered to have withdrawn
    • This is not a subject-specific test and contains some numerical questions but does not presume anything more than knowledge of arithmetic and does not involve difficult calculations.
    • The timing and instructions will be communicated later. Since this is an online test, uninterrupted internet connectivity is a mandatory requirement. Candidates must also ensure that the device on which they take the test has a provision for video capturing (web camera).
  • The results of the test will be announced within a week from the date of the test by email. Correspondence in this regard will not be entertained.

Phase 3 – Shortlisting for technical interview

  • Of those who undertake the online test, some will be shortlisted for the technical interview and the remaining will be informed that their applications will not be considered any further.
  • Candidates who are shortlisted for the interview will be required to complete the application form by supplying information on applied university/universities, proposed plans, source of funds, parents’ details, and guarantor’s details.
  • Scanned copies of the following documents should be uploaded :-
    • Letter of admission
    • Guarantor’s photo (500*500 pixels in jpeg format)
    • Guarantor’s Aadhar card, Pan card, one-year ITR/pay slip last 3 months
    • A Letter of Recommendation (LOR) is required (only one), specifically addressed to “The Trustees of the J N Tata Endowment” either from a Professor of the college or University or the employer, in case the applicant is/was working.
  • Candidates should only furnish the details of the recommender such as name, designation, department, name of the college/university/organization, city, contact number, and their official email ID. The Endowment will directly communicate with the recommender for the purpose of the LoR.
  • The above information along with the required documents is to be completed before Sunday, 23rd April 2023.

Phase 4 – Interview

  • The interview is the final leg of the selection process. Candidates will be required to update and confirm all information related to their studies. Scanned copies of the following documents should be uploaded before the interview:-
    • Final year mark sheets and degree certificate
    • Certificate of scholarships/ranks/prizes (if any)
    • Co-curricular and extra-curricular activities
    • Research work/Project work (only One)
    • GRE/GMAT/TOEFL/IELTS/ PTE scorecard
    • The rigorous technical interview is conducted from late April onwards, in person in Mumbai or through video conference via Skype/Microsoft Teams/Zoom by the Director of the Endowment and a subject expert. Performance at the interview carries the highest weightage in the selection process.
    • ‘Technical’ refers to the evaluation of candidates’ understanding of their subjects – current and future. As they will be examined in depth and detail, candidates should come prepared with knowledge of their subjects and chosen areas of interest with any specialisation, as shown in their application form.
  • Candidates at the beginning of the 2nd year would be assessed also on their first year/semester transcripts.

Final selection

The final selection of scholars for the award of the loan scholarship is based on the following criteria:

  • Performance at the interview
  • Score at the online test
  • Score based on academic results, GRE/GMAT/IELTS/TOEFL/PTE scores, statement of purpose, and work experience. All the Awards will be announced together latest by the first week of July by mail. The Trustees’ decision on the award of scholarships is final. Correspondence in this regard will not be entertained.
Website for Application

022- 6665 7774 /7198 /7681
Mulla House, Fort, Mumbai-400001
Latest Update Registrations for 2023 are closed.
Online Test on 16 / 04 / 2023

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