Financial Assistance Schemes of University:
Other Schemes of Government:
- Central Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students
The National Merit Scholarship Scheme, the objective of which was to provide financial assistance to meritorious students studying from Class XI to Post- Graduation level in Government Schools/Colleges and Universities has been discontinued with effect from 1.4.2007. However, a new Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students has been introduced during XI Five Year Plan. The objective of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to meritorious students from poor families to meet a part of their day-to-day expenses while pursuing higher studies.
The Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students is covered under the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT). Under the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) Programme of the Government of India, scholarships are disbursed directly into the bank accounts of the beneficiaries.
For more information click here: http://mhrd.gov.in/sites/upload_files/mhrd/files/upload_document/Guidelines_CSS_Scholarship.pdf
Scholarships/Free ships are provided to the candidate belonging to SC, OBC, NT, SBC categories as per the rules of Social Welfare Department, Government of Maharashtra. ST category candidates are provided with Scholarships/Free ships as per the rules of Tribal Development Department, Government of Maharashtra.
- Research Fellowship in Sciences for Meritorious Students of UGC, New Delhi
The Research Fellowship in Sciences for meritorious students (RFSMS) scheme of the UGC is open to candidates who have registered for Ph.D. in Science in Universities with Potential for Excellence/Centres with Potential for Excellence/Centres of Advance Studies and Department of Special Assistance identified by UGC.
For more details click here: http://www.ugc.ac.in/financialsupport/guideline_xiplan/rfs_merit_stu.pdf
- INSPIRE Fellowship of DST, New Delhi
Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research (INSPIRE)
Eligibility criteria: 1st Rank Holders at University Level Examination (not at Autonomous College Level examination) of post-graduate programs in science streams and undergraduate / post-graduation programs in engineering / technology / agriculture / pharmacy / other applied science streams at any recognized universities and academic institutions.
For more details click here: http://www.inspire-dst.gov.in/Fellowship_guidelines.pdf
- Maulana Azad National Fellowship For Minority Students, UGC, New Delhi
The objective of the Fellowship is to provide integrated five year fellowships in the form of financial assistance to students from minority communities, as notified by the Central Government to pursue higher studies such as M. Phil and Ph.D. The Fellowship will cover all Universities/Institutions recognized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) under section 2(f) and section 3 of the UGC Act alongwith those which are not under the purview of UGC and will be implemented by the Ministry of Minority Affairs through UGC for students belonging to the minority communities. The fellowship under Maulana Azad National Fellowship for minority students will be on the pattern of UGC Fellowships awarded to research students pursuing regular and full time M. Phil and Ph.D courses. The fellowship holders under this Fellowship will be known as Ministry of Minority Affairs scholars.
For more details click here: http://18.104.22.168/manf/default.aspx
- Dr. D. S. Kothari Postdoctoral Fellowship of UGC, New Delhi
These fellowships are open to candidates who have obtained Ph.D. degree or have submitted their Ph.D. thesis and meant for full-time research work
For more details click here: http://ugcdskpdf.unipune.ac.in/
- Women Scientist-A (WDS-A) of Department of Science and Technology
The "Women Scientists Scheme (WOS)" has been evolved by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) for providing opportunities to women scientists and technologists between the age group of 30-50 years who desire to return to mainstream science and work as bench-level scientists. Through this endeavour of the Department, a concerted effort would be made to give women a strong foothold into the scientific profession, help them re-enter into the mainstream and provide a launch pad for further forays into the field of science and technology, both from the point of view of pure science and its application to societal development.
Under this scheme, women scientists are being encouraged to pursue research in frontier areas of science and engineering, on problems of societal relevance and to take up S&T-based internship followed by self-employment.
For more details click here: http://www.dst.gov.in/scientific-programme/women-scientists.htm
- Post-Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child of UGC, New Delhi
In order to achieve and promote girls education, UGC has introduced a Post Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for single girl child with an aim to compensate direct costs of girl education to all levels specially for such girls who happen to be the only girl child in their families.
For more details click here: http://www.ugc.ac.in/financialsupport/IG_SGC_guideline.pdf
- Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship For Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Candidates of UGC, New Delhi
The Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship (RGNF) Scheme for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes is formulated and funded by Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment and Ministry of Tribal Affairs. The scheme is open to candidates who belong to Scheduled Caste & Scheduled Tribe and wish to pursue higher studies such as regular and full time M.Phil. and Ph.D degrees in Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences and Engineering & Technology.
For more details click here: http://www.ugc.ac.in/financialsupport/rajivgandhi_scst.pdf