8 Scholarships for Karnataka Students You Don't Want to Miss


Are you a student in Karnataka? If so, you may want to be aware of these 8 scholarships for students from Karnataka that can help make your time in college more affordable and even free! Read on to learn more about these great opportunities, and keep an eye out during the application period as there may be more scholarships available soon!

8 Scholarships for Karnataka Students You Don't Want to Miss

1) The Deshbandhu Chittaranjan National Scholarship

The scheme is open to students of Karnataka. The scholarship covers all secondary, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes offered by colleges affiliated with JNU. Interested candidates have to apply before May 31 every year and appear for a personal interview conducted by a selection committee at Bangalore on June 2. Only shortlisted candidates will be called for an interview, which will be held in New Delhi on June 7. The scholarship is awarded on a merit basis with the financial assistance of Rs 15,000 per month per student throughout their course.

2) Udyog Ratna Scholarship Scheme

Udyog Ratna Scholarship Scheme was started by the Ministry of MSME, Government of India in 2012-13. It aims at providing opportunity and support to entrepreneurs who have already demonstrated their capabilities by setting up successful ventures in the MSME sector. Under the Udyog Ratna scholarship scheme, two companies per state are selected every year based on a rigorous process conducted by NITI Aayog and National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN). During the last five years, more than 2000 enterprises have been supported through this scheme worth over Rs 1000 crores.

3) The Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) Merit Based Scholarship

The Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) is a scheme which has been launched by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to promote ‘unity in diversity through National Integration and to create an environment conducive to learning. The scheme aims, to bring out the best of rural talent. The scheme includes the development of infrastructure and providing salaries and allowances etc., to teachers, educationists and other co-scholastic activities; provisions of hostels, messes etc. necessary requirements of boarding and lodging, clothing, books and stationery etc.; arrangement/facilitation of medical facilities including referral services; organizing sports meets etc.

4) The All India Council For Technical Education (AICTE) Undergraduate Scholarship

The AICTE Undergraduate Scholarship is awarded every year. The scholarship program provides financial assistance to meritorious students pursuing a full-time undergraduate engineering/ technology degree at an AICTE accredited institution in India. The scholarship program provides financial assistance on a yearly basis and is available for fresh as well as continuing (sophomore, junior, and senior) students. The total amount of scholarships available under the AICTE UG scholarship program is Rs. 2.5 crore, distributed amongst top-ranked candidates from each state in various branches of engineering/technology programs offered by different colleges in India.

5) The AICTE Graduate Scholarship

There are a number of scholarships available for students seeking education in engineering, management and other sectors. The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) administers graduate scholarships as well as postgraduate fellowships. Additionally, there are a number of non-engineering scholarships on offer through various state departments. Some popular awards include Scopus Young Scientist Award (National), Master Ganesha Award, Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil Scholarship and Dr Ambedkar National Scholarship Scheme. A full list can be found here.

6) Central Sector Scheme of Pre-Matric Scholarship

This scholarship is provided by Central Government to students hailing from families with a monthly income of less than Rs. 8000. This is a needs-based scholarship and one can receive up to Rs 12000 as per their educational qualification and financial need. The scholarship amount increases up to 10% each year till the completion of a course in college. Keep in mind that if your family income rises above Rs 8000 then you will no longer be eligible for this scholarship, although you can reapply if your family’s income falls below that threshold level again in future years (Source: Scholarship Web).

7) The Prime Minister's 15 Point Programme - Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship For Girls

The Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship aims to facilitate financial support, in a phased manner, to SC/ST and girl students hailing from deprived families. The fellows will be selected through a nationwide test and interviewed by a team of experts. They are then required to report to the Institute on specified dates. Those who successfully complete their studies at IITs and IIMs will get an annual scholarship of Rs. 90,000 per year for 3 years. The fellow can choose her own field of study but her subject should match one of five areas under PNFP: Engineering, Technology, Rural Development, Agriculture or Management Studies

8) PGCET Undergraduate Entrance Test Fee Waiver Scheme

The Government of Karnataka has announced a PGCET Undergraduate Entrance Test Fee Waiver Scheme for students belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Other Backward Classes (OBC). This scheme is available through colleges, deemed universities and private universities in Karnataka. The fees under this scheme can be waived off if you are selected by a participating college. To avail of these fees, it is necessary that you register yourself with your Certificate issued by the Commissioner of SC/ST/OBC Certificate. It's also important that you fill up an online form within 30 days after receiving your admit card. The fee waiver is given directly by colleges only when a student applies himself or herself.
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