Following is the list of famous trusts / foundations providing scholarships for study in India and Abroad. Candidates can write directly to these trusts to get more details about the scholarships.
  1. Agatha Harrison Memorial Fellowship

  2. Fulbright Fellowships for Indian Citizens for the academic session 2003-2004

  3. Inlaks Foundation, P.O. Box 2108 Delhi - 110 007
    (Full scholarships for higher studies overseas)

  4. Ramakrishna Mission, Gol Park, Calcutta - 700 029
    (Scholarships for higher studies and research abroad)

  5. K.C Mahindra Scholarship Trust. C/o Resident General Manager, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., Jeevan DeepBuilding, 8, Parliament Street, New Dehi- 110 001.
    (Scholarships for School students as well as higher studies Overseas)

  6. Scholarship Committee, Rotary Foundation, A-1/85, Panchseel Encalve, New Delhi - 110 017
    (Scholarships for studies Overseas and in India)

  7. Ministry of Human Resource Development (Dept. of Education), External Scholarships Division, ES-3 Section A, 1/W3, Curzon Road , Barracks Kasthurbaha Gandhi Marg, New Delhi - 110 001
    ( This department co-ordinates a large number of International scholarships in specialized and in general areas that are offered to Indians by governments of other countries and by the Common Wealth)

  8. Secretary, Sahu Jain Trust, 4th floor, Times House, 7, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi - 110 002
    (Loan Scholarships for higher studies in India and Overseas)

  9. Nehru Trust for Cambridge University, Teen Murti House, New Delhi -110001
    (Scholarships for higher studies at Cambridge University)

  10. NCERT, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi - 110 016
    (NTSE Scholarships for school students after class 10)

  11. Asst. General Manager, Personal Banking Centre, State Bank of India, B Block, Ground Floor, 11, Sansad Marg, New Delhi - 110 001.
    (Loans for school, college and post graduate studies in India and Overseas)

  12. Rhodes Scholarships Selection Committee for India, St. Stephen's College, Delhi - 110 007
    (Higher studies at Oxford)

  13. ITC Scholarships, Public Relations Dept., ITC Ltd., ITC Centre, 37, Chowringhee, Calcutta - 700 071
    (Scholarships for higher studies abroad)

  14. Eveready Welfare Services, 2, Rainey Park, Calcutta - 700 019
    (Scholarships for studies in India)

  15. Director. J.N Tata Endowment, Bombay House, 24, Homi Mody Street, Mumbai- 400 001
    (Loan Scholarships for higher studies abroad)

  16. Mariwala Trust, Kanmoor House, 281/87, Narsi Natha Street, Mumbai - 400 009
    (Loan Scholarships for higher studies overseas)

  17. Chief Executive, RD Sethna Scholarships Fund, 29, H. Somani Marg, Fort, Mumbai - 400 001
    (Loan Scholarships for higher studies)

  18. Sir Muthuradas Visaanji Foundation, Commercial Union House, 9, Wallance Street, Fort, Mumbai - 400 001
    (Scholarship for higher studies)

  19. National Institute of Sports, Moti Bagh, Patiala - 147 001
    (Sports Scholarships for school students)

  20. The Registrar, Nanyang Technological University, Nanyang Avenue, Singapore - 2663
    (Partial Scholarships for higher studies in engineering / computers)

  21. Singapore International Airlines- Youth Scholarships, Robinson Road, P.O. Box 746, Singapore-901446
    (Scholarships for completing Plus 2 education in Singapore)






  • Courses at Oxford, Cambridge, London School of Economics, Imperial College of Science & Technology in any available subject.

  • Graduate courses at American and European Institutions in subjects including Architecture, Business Administration, Communications (Film, Television, Journalism), Special Education and law,

  • Courses in Fine Arts, Applied Arts and Conservation, Design and Fashion Design, Theatre and Dance, Music and Composition.

Candidates should have obtained admission to the University or Institute of their choice prior to submitting the Inlaks application form. The Committee will consider only those candidates for interview, who have obtained admission.


Research, training or professional improvement to be carried out abroad either independently, or at a leading institution. Candidates are expected to provide full details of proposed programmes, costs, evidence of agreement with, and admission to, such institutions. Preference will be given to projects relevant to the Indian situation.


The selection is made by an independent Selection Committee on the basis of written applications followed by personal interviews. The criteria are:

  1. Potential and self motivation.

    The candidates must show enterprise and the capacity to make an impact on one's environment, the drive to transform ideas into reality and the ability to take full advantage of all aspects of their experience abroad.

  2. Achievement and evidence of initiative.

    Candidates must provide evidence of their abilities in addition to Academic achievements. They must show that they have already played a prominent role in some field such as the Arts, Communication, Debating, Journalism, Social Work, Sports, Technology or the Theatre (These fields need not necessarily be related to the proposed course). Age and opportunities available will be taken into consideration. Scholarships will not be awarded to candidates whose proposed course of study or specific project require field trips to India during their tenure.

  3. Suitability of proposed course.

    The candidates will be assessed on the value of their proposal not only to their own career but on the contribution they will be able to make subsequently to their country and to the environment.

Scholarships are open to all Indian citizens of either sex who hold a good degree from a recognised university and are resident in India at the time of application. They must be below 30 years of age on the first of July in the year of application. Prior admission to an institution is absolutely necessary, the institutions concerned must of top rank only.

Preference will be given to candidates who have not yet studied abroad. Applications for MBA and Engineering should have atleast two years working experience. The award of other grants, teaching assistantships and support from other sources for the proposed programme will be regarded by the foundation as a positive factor. The foundation also encourages applications from young people who are currently employed. Candidates are advised to consult the relevant university prospectus before applying for a particular course. They are also advised not to submit their application unless all requirements have been fulfilled.

Application Procedure

Application forms are obtained from January 7 to April 15 2003 from :

Inlaks Foundation,
P O Box 2108,
Delhi 110 007


They must be completed and returned by April 20, 2003 and must include:

  1. Evidence of admission to a university or a course. Candidates in Architecture, Fine arts, Applied Arts and related subjects must submit twelve colour transparencies, of recent creative work, in a plastic folder giving the size of the original, the material used and the date completed. This material will not be returned.

  2. Candidates for Film, Dance and Acting must submit video cassette VHS, which will be returned.

  3. Candidates for music should submit a tape.

  4. Two self - addressed stamped, (Rs. 6.00) envelopes (4" * 9")

The final interviews take place in May/June 2001, for candidates taking up places in 2001. All applicants must be available for interviews in India. Candidates who do not receive any communication by June 1, 2001 must assume that their application has been unsuccessful.


The scholarships cover return travel, tuition fees and adequate living expenses for the period granted. Tenure of other scholarships, teaching assistantships and part time jobs are permitted. The scholarships are not awarded to anyone who has already started a course of study or a project abroad.






Phone: (91-33-)464-1303(3 lines); 466-1235(3 lines) Fax: (91-33-)464-1307



Debesh-Kamal Scholarships for Higher Education/Research Abroad

Rules for the Award of Debesh-Kamal Scholarships for Higher Education/Research Abroad

  1. Debesh-Kamal Scholarships will be awarded by the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Calcutta, to deserving candidates for the purpose of higher education/research abroad. The scholarships will be open to Indian nationals irrespective of caste, creed, or religious faith.

  2. Applications

    • Applications  for the  scholarships,  as  well as any  subsequent correspondence, are to be addressed to the Secretary, Ramamkrishna Mission Institute of Culture,  Gol Park, Calcutta  700 029, and  the envelopes should carry the inscription 'Debesh-Kamal Scholarship"

    • Candidates will have to submit, along with their completed application form, a Postal Order/Bank Draft for Rs.50/- in favour of the Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, as the application fee which is not refundable.

    • Last date for receiving the Application form, complete in sll respect, at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Gol Park, Calcutta 700 029, is 21 April 2003.

  3. Qualification and Age

    • The candidates must have a uniformly good academic record with first class marks at the Honours or Post graduate level, relaxable by the selection committee.

    • They should not ordinarily be more than 30 years of age. Expections may be made for short-term post graduate or post doctoral researchers.

  4. Area of Study
    The preferred subjects of study/research are the humanities and the basic sciences, but candidates in other disciplines, such as social sciences and applied science and technology, will be considered.

  5. Other Conditions

    • The candidates will have to submit evidence of their having been admitted to a course of study/research at a major university or comparable academic instituion abroad.

    • Research students/scholars will have to submit along with their applications an outline of their project as may have been approved by the university/institution concerned.

  6. Mode of Application

    • Application form can be obtained by applying with a self-addressed stamped envelope to The Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Gol Park , Calcutt-700 029.

    • All candidates must submit application in the prescribed form , with a passport size photograph, along with relevant papers as well as attested photocopies of certificates, marksheets etc.

    • Candidates short-listed from an evaluation of their applications will have to appear before a Selection Committee at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of culture, Calcutta. They will have to bear their own travelling expenses. But the candidates who will appear for interview from distance beyond 100 km may be paid II Class Railway fare. The decision of the Selection Committee about the eligibility of a candidate and his/her selection shall be final.

  7. Value and Tenure of the Scholarship

    • The value of a scholarship will be around Rs. 1.00 lakh for one year only. Since this amount will not be adequate for studies abroad, candidates will have to produce acceptable evidence of other resources or committed financial support.

    • Debesh-Kamal Scholarship will be tenable for one year only.





Level of Study

Advanced Research




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Subject Fields

Modern Indian Studies in History, Economics, Political Science.


Indian national. Age 30-40 yrs as on October of the in-take year. Qualifications- uniformly brilliant academic record (with 60% marks at Master's degree level) with Ph D degree in the subject field or published works of equivalent merit. Minimum three years teaching experience at Graduate/Post-Graduate level.

Value /Passage Cost

Stipend of Pounds 18,580 and economy class air passage (both ways) borne by the Government of India.

Application Procedure

Typed application with attested copies of testimonials, programme of study, photograph and other documents should be submitted on plain paper. Employed persons should send their applications duly sponsored by their employer.

Contact Address

Section Officer, Es.4 Section (Scholarships), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Education, (ES 4) External Scholarships Division, A1/w3 Curzon Road Barracks, K G Marg, New Delhi 110001.                                                                                 BACK  




The United States Educational Foundation in India have announced Fulbright Fellowships for Indian citizens for the academic year 2003-4 and have invited applications for the same. The application material/ forms etc. can be obtained from the following address. The last date for obtaining application material from the designated offices and other deatils of the fellowships in different categories are available at the website of Fulbight India. Please click here for the specific announcement page . Applicants can also contact at Fulbright House, 12 Hailey Road, New Delhi-110001,