Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Education
administers only those scholarships/fellowships which are being offered
by the foreign countries under Cultural Exchange Programmes and other
Programmes. The subject fields are generally chosen for those subject
fields, facilities for which are available in the donor country and also
keeping in view the national needs.
On receipt of the offer of scholarships/fellowships from the donor
country, the same is advertised in Employment news/Rozgar Samachar,
other leading newspapers and through circulars to States/UTs,
Universities etc. giving all the details regarding amount of
scholarship, age limit, educational qualification, experience etc.
Application format is also published in the advertisement. No
application form is supplied by the Ministry. The advertisements are
published at different times for different schemes according to the time
notified by the donor countries. However, tentative months, during which
advertisements were published on the basis of offers received form
foreign countries on the previous occasions are indicated for
convenience. Future dates will depend on offers when received. These
advertisements are published by the D.A.V.P. and desiring candidates
should submit their applications by the last date indicated in the
advertisement. No application is considered which is received after the
due date. Offers are open to both employed and unemployed candidates.
Employed candidates are required to submit their applications through
their Employers with 'No Objection Certificate.' However, advance
applications are also considered provided the `NOCs' are submitted to
the Ministry in due course.
The scholarships/fellowships are awarded on merit on all India basis.
The selection is made through a Selection Committee constituted of
subject experts. Most of the scholarships are for doctoral and
post-doctoral studies. Scholarships are also available at post-graduate
level for language study, Fine Arts and some other subjects as being
notified in each advertisement. All the details regarding scholarships
would be available in the advertisement and the advertisement should be
read carefully before submitting the application to this Ministry.
Incomplete applications and applications for subjects other than what
has been notified, are not considered. The decision of the Selection
Committee on selection of candidates, is final. However, decision
regarding award of scholarships rests finally with the donor countries.
No scholarship is available to study at under-graduate level except
Applications of candidates who are residing abroad, are not considered.
Candidates who have been abroad for study/specialisation/training either
on scholarship or on their own for a period exceeding six months are
eligible to apply only if they have been in India for at least two years
after their return from abroad on a specified date.
Candidates should have adequate knowledge about India and the country
for which application for scholarship is being submitted.