Scholarships for School Students

The pursuit of education in India, while immensely rewarding, can be hindered by the rising costs. In this post, we address this concern by highlighting various scholarships available for Indian students to study in India. These scholarships aim to empower deserving students to overcome financial limitations and achieve their academic aspirations.

Let’s delve into some of the prominent scholarships:

  • National Talent Search Examination (NTSE): This national-level scholarship exam, conducted by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), identifies and rewards students with exceptional potential from Class XI onwards up to PhD for the courses in social sciences and science. Students in medicine and engineering can receive scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

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  • Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY): Kishore VaigyanikProtsahanYojana (KVPY) is an on-going National Programme to provide Mentorship and Scholarship support to pursue study in Basic Sciences. While KVPY program is initiated and funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, it is administered and implemented by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore to attract exceptionally motivated students to study science and pursue careers in research.

    The objectives of the program are to identify students with talent and aptitude for research, help them realize their potential in their studies, encourage them to take up research careers in science and ensure the growth of the best scientific minds for research and development in the country.

    The KVPY Program enrolls students starting from Class XI standards (science subjects) and operates in 3 streams i.e. stream SA, Stream SX and Stream SB. Initiating with mentorship in initial 1-2 years through exposure in VIJOSHI Science Camp, it provides scholarship to KVPY students who joins in Science Courses (out 18 subjects) at the undergraduate (BSc, BS-MS or Integrated MS) level and continued upto post-graduate level.

    The KVPY Programme announces every year sometime in May/June to conduct its selection process which is carried out in two stages: i) Aptitude Test (in November or so) and ii) Personal Interview. Each year nearly 2000 students are selected in 3 streams and approximately 1000 students received KVPY Scholarship every year.

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  • Science and Innovation Scholarships: Programs like the CSIR Innovation Award for School Children (CIASC) encourage scientific curiosity and innovation by awarding scholarships to students who demonstrate exceptional talent in science projects.

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  • State-Specific Scholarships: Several states in India offer scholarships like the Vidyadhan Scholarship and Siksha Abhiyan Scholarship to support students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds within the state.