Sunday, April 10, 2011

Canara Bank Loans for Students

Payment of course fees.Purchase of books, equipments, instruments, uniform, payment of hostel fees, examination fees, study tours, passage expenses (for studies abroad)

Eligible Courses :
Studies in India: Graduation, Post-graduation including technical / professional courses with employment potential conducted by colleges / Universities approved by UGC / Govt./AICTE/Department of Electronics / IMC, autonomous institutions like IIT,IIM etc.
Studies abroad: Job oriented, technical / professional courses- (graduation / post graduation

Quantum of Finance: Need based finance
For studies in India : Max. Rs.10.00 lacs
For studies abroad : Max. Rs.20.00 lacs

Upto to Rs.4.00 lacs – Nil
Above Rs.4.00 lacs – for studies in India – 5%
studies abroad : 15%

Loan is given jointly to the student and parent /guardian
Assignment of future income of the student
Upto Rs.4.00 lacs- No security
Above Rs.4.00 lacs upto Rs. 7.50 lacs –Satisfactory third party guarantee
(Note: If the proposed borrower prefers to offer collateral security of tangible assets (moveable or immoveable) instead of bringing collateral securities in the form of third party guarantee, the same may be accepted, at his request, provided the securities with stipulated margin covers 100% of the loan amount).
Above Rs. 7.50 lakhs: Collateral security equal to 100% of the loan amount.

Commences two years after completion of the course or six months after getting employment, whichever is earlier.
Loan with interest is repayable in equated monthly instalments within 5 to 7 years.
Credit Delivery
Loan can be availed from the branch nearest to the place of permanent residence of the parent / guardian.

For online application form, please visit:

RBI Young Scholars Award Scheme

To encourage learning about the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) among the youth of the country, the RBI conducts a major awareness and sensitization exercise on the role of the Reserve Bank and the banking system across the country. This exercise, ‘RBI Young Scholars Award Scheme’ exposes youngsters to an actual banking and financial environment and inculcates a sense of pride in the selected ones of having had the opportunity to associate themselves with a prestigious organisation, the central bank of the country.

1. Eligibility

(A) Educational Qualification: All students across India who have completed 10 + 2 years of formal education or its equivalent from recognized institutions/boards in 2010 or before and are currently pursuing their undergraduate studies. However, those having enrolled for or having acquired degree(s) higher than graduation will not be eligible. Candidates who have qualified and worked at RBI as a Young Scholar in any of the previous years are not eligible to apply again.

(B) Age: Candidates should be of age 18 years or more but less than 23 years as on September 1, 2010.

2. Number of Seats

A maximum of 150 young scholars would be awarded scholarship by the RBI every year under the scheme. Out of these, a maximum of 50 candidates may be selected through a test conducted in English medium. The rest, up to a maximum number of 100, shall be selected on regional basis through a test conducted in vernacular medium.

3. Entrance Examination

The entrance exam will be conducted in English, Hindi and 11 other regional languages. The regional languages will be Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. The exam will be held at around 100 different locations spread all across the country. The indicative List of Centres is given in this notification.

4. Examination Pattern

The examination will be of objective type with multiple choices for answers. The paper will be of approximately 90 minutes duration and will have questions related to role and functioning of the RBI, the trend of banking industry in India and general economic and financial environment of the country.

5. How to prepare for the Exam

All related information including the syllabus for the examination is available on the RBI Website link

6. Placements and Project Assignment

The selected All India candidates and the Regional Candidates will be placed at the nearest Regional Office designated for the purpose, depending on the size of the office. The selected candidates will be required to work within the RBI on projects/assignments allocated to them by the respective Regional Director of RBI. They will be expected to complete the same in a reasonable time, subject to a maximum of 3 calendar months.

7. Stipend

During their stint with the RBI, they will be paid a consolidated monthly stipend of Rs.7500/- per head. For broken periods, the amount will be calculated on a pro rata basis.

8. Accommodation

During their stay with the RBI, the selected scholars who do not have a place to reside at the centre of placement will be assisted with accommodation for the duration of their project.

9. How to Apply

Candidates willing to apply for the scholarship may apply in the prescribed application form available on either on line or offline. There is no fee for application or examination.

(A) Guidelines for Online Application

Candidates should have a valid email ID.
Go to the website and follow the instructions.
After applying online, the registered candidates should obtain a system generated printout of the registered information and sign at the appropriate place. A recent photograph should be pasted on the print-out and sent along with attested copies of the certificate on the address given below :
Project Co-ordinator
RBI Young Scholars Award Scheme
Project No.9277,
Post Box No:7639
Malad (W),
Mumbai- 400 064.

More details at:

Scholarships for minority students to go online

Government to launch a new system to ensure better transparency in the implementation of plans to uplift students from minority communities

The government has decided to launch an 'Online Scholarship Management System' next week to ensure greater transparency in the implementation of its plans for upliftment of students from minority communities.

The Minority Affairs Ministry headed by Salman Khurshid will also start video conferencing with the states for better implementation of the Multi-sectoral Development Plans (MsDP) in the 90 minority concentrated districts of the country, which lag behind in the national parameters of development. The Online Scholarship Management System (OSMS) will deal with scholarship schemes for pre-matric and post-matric students from minority communities aspiring for technical and professional education.

An official launch is expected on April 14-15, ministry sources said.

The ministry has exceeded its targets in both pre-matric and post-matric schemes, they said. In the pre-matric scholarship scheme, more than 37 lakh scholarships were provided against the target of 20 lakh scholarships last year.

The financial target for the scheme, which was pegged at Rs 450 crore, was increased to Rs 600 crore this year. In the post-matric scholarship scheme, the ministry had a target of providing 4 lakh scholarships, but distributed scholarships to over 5 lakh students.

The allocation was also increased to Rs 450 crore from last year's Rs 250 crore. The sources said the plan for video conferencing aims to ensure effective monitoring of the implementation of MsDP in districts with concentration of people from minorities as a number of states have been eager to inform the Centre of the actual position of the schemes in such areas.

Video-conferencing will ensure that the Central government can more frequently and directly interact with state authorities and achieve better results, they added. Ministry officials had held a detailed meeting with minority secretaries of various states and union territories here a few days back, informing them about the need for better implementation of MsDP.

The meeting had taken an overview of financial performance of MsDP with a focus on financial year 2011-12, which is the last year for implementation of MsDP in the Twelfth Plan. In the meeting the ministry had also asked the states to pay special attention to the implementation of the OSMS, also asking them to send their district plans by April end so that all plans could be approved by mid May.

HDFC Bank Meritus Scholasrship

The HDFC Bank Meritus Scholarships is an initiative by which we intend to bring more opportunities to talented and deserving students.

We plan to give out over 5000 Scholarships ranging from Rs.2,500 to Rs.10 Lakh amounting to Rs.1.5 crore, to students from the 4th to the 9th standard.

A special panel of judges will evaluate the final shortlisted participants and decide the winners.

Evaluation will be based on the following parameters:
a. Academics: Last 2 years performance in school
b. Extracurricular activities and Sports: Competitions won in intra-school, inter-school, state level and national level
c. Final written tests

Who can participate?
Any child studying from Standard 4 to Standard 9

How does the student participate?
To participate, the child's parents need to fill up the Registration form for the HDFC Bank Meritus Scholarship. Registration is free of cost. The participant can register online.

What is the documentation required?
No documentation required in order to register for the HDFC Bank Meritus Scholarship.

The participant needs to produce below mentioned documents while collecting the Certificates and Scholarships.
1. Details of the registered telephone number
2. Original photo ID card of the participant
3. Copy of the school ID card / diary

More details at:

BPCL Scholarship

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. takes pleasure in announcing Bharat Petroleum Scholarship for Higher Studies and invites applications from students who have demonstrated all around brilliance and have a passion to achieve excellence in their chosen field.

Welcome to the BPCL Scholarships for Higher Studies.

BPCL is passionate about the 'Generation Next', and thus also supports the various education initiatives at all levels. BPCL scholars are a group of India students who yearly, seek assistance from BPCL in doing their post graduation.

BPCL supports the students, the future of tomorrow, the fuel of tomorrow's growth with all humility and passion. Visit: for more details

IndianOil Academic Scholarships

Indian Oil Corporation Limited - India's largest commercial enterprise and the No.1 Indian Company in Fortune 'Global 500' listing under its Corporate Social Responsibility Programme had been awarding scholarships to meritorious students across the country under the "IndianOil Educational Scholarships Scheme". From the year 2010-11 IndianOil has increased the number of scholarships from 450 to 2600 scholarship scheme covers the students pursuing first year of 10+ / ITI, Engineering, MBBS and MBA. The scheme provides special encouragement to girls, physically challenged and students from Jammu & Kashmir as well as the Northeast States.

Based on number of applications received against advertisement published on 1st September 2010, number of seats allocated to specified streams and number found meeting the eligibility criteria, Indian Oil Corporation Limited is pleased to announce that a total of 1898 students in different streams and categories have been selected for award of Scholarship for the academic year 2010-11

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Rhodes Scholarships India

The Rhodes Scholarships owe their origin to the remarkable vision expressed in the Will of Cecil J. Rhodes, British colonial pioneer and statesman who died on March 26, 1902. He dreamed of bettering the lot of humankind through the diffusion of leaders motivated to serve their contemporaries, trained in the contemplative life of the mind, and broadened by their acquaintance with one another and by their exposure to cultures different from their own. Rhodes hoped that his plan of bringing able students from throughout the English-speaking world to study at the University where he took his degree in 1881 would aid in the promotion of international understanding and peace. Dedicated alumnus though he was, he was not moved merely by sentimental loyalty to establish the Scholarships at Oxford. Rhodes believed that, in addition to its eminence in the world of learning, Oxford University--with its emphasis on individualized instruction and on the community life provided by residential colleges--offered an environment highly congenial to personal and intellectual development.

Cecil Rhodes named nine beneficiary countries in his Will, and since 1904 other countries have been added to the list. In 1976, the scope of the Rhodes Scholarships was further extended when legal changes in the United Kingdom permitted the Rhodes Trustees to open the competition to women.

Rhodes described the qualities he sought in his scholars in the following terms:

My desire being that the students who shall be elected to the scholarships shall not merely bookworms I direct that in the election of a student to a Scholarship regard shall be had to

His literary and scholastic attainments His fondness of and success in manly outdoor sports such as cricket football and the like His qualities of manhood truth courage devotion to duty sympathy for the protection of the weak kindliness unselfishness and fellowship and His exhibition during school days of moral force of character and of instincts to lead and to take an interest in his schoolmates for those latter attributes will be likely in afterlife to guide him to esteem the performance of public duties as his highest aim.

The scheme was unprecedented in scale as well as vision. Rhodes' original will provided for 52 scholarships each year. 20 scholarships were for countries then forming part of the British Empire: two for Canada (one each for Ontario and Quebec), six for Australia (one for each colony or state), five for South Africa (one each for Natal and for four named schools in the Cape), three for Rhodesia, and one each for New Zealand, Newfoundland, Bermuda and Jamaica. 32 scholarships were for the United States: two every three years for each of the then States of the Union.

The administration of the scholarships was vested in a board of Trustees nominated in the Will.

Conditions of Eligibility

1. The Scholarships are open to citizens of India.
2. Candidates must be of such an age that they will have passed their 19th and not have passed their 25th birthday on the 1st October 2011.
3. Candidates must have at least a first class degree in Humanities, Sciences, Law, Engineering, Agriculture or Medicine from an Indian University. Candidates who are in the Final year of a degree course and have exceptionally bright academic record may also apply.
4. Candidates for medical studies should consult the Secretary, as well as the Medical School Offices at Oxford, before submitting an application. Particular difficulties may arise for those wishing to do research in clinical departments.
5. Marriage is not a bar to applying for, or holding, a Rhodes scholarship. However, married candidates should bear in mind that the scholarship stipend is sufficient only for one person, and that the Trust takes no financial responsibility for the support of a scholar's spouse. Moreover, spouses who are not British citizens will find it very difficult to obtain permission to undertake paid work in England.
6. Subject to ratification by the Rhodes Trustees, the Committee of Selection for India is responsible for deciding whether candidates comply with forgoing conditions, and for making the nominations.

For more details, visit:

Jawaharlal Nehru Scholarships For Doctoral Studies

Information about JNMF Scholarships


The scholarships are available to the following categories of persons:
A) Indian Nationals for Ph.D. study in India; and
B) Nationals of other Asian countries for Ph.D. study in India.


A candidate may apply for scholarship in any one of the following areas of specialization:
1. Science and Technology as an integral component of economic and social activity, including the Philosophy of Science
2. Comparative Studies in Religion and Culture
3. International Relations and Constitutional Studies
4. Indian History, Civilization and Culture
5. Interface of Social Change and Economic Development
6. Environmental Ecology and Sustainable Development
7. Studies in the life and works of Jawaharlal Nehru


At the time of making the application for scholarship, a candidate should
1. Hold a FIRST Class Postgraduate degree
2. Already be registered/admitted for Ph.D. degree with a University/Institution in India approved by the Government in a subject in one of the areas of specialization listed above. Those who have applied for registration and have not yet been registered, are not eligible to apply.
3. Not be above 35 years of age at the time of applying.
4. Be a full-time Ph.D. Scholar.


Ordinarily upto 2 years.


a) Maintenance allowance including Tuition fee - Rs.9,000 per month
b) Annual contingent expenses for study tours within India, books, stationery, thesis costs, etc. - Rs. 12,000 per annum
c) Sleeper Class Train fare from the place of residence or study in India for interview with the Selection Board.

What you need to apply for a JNMF scholarship


The selected candidate will be required to give an Undertaking (available in application form) to observe the terms and conditions "of the scholarship.


Completed application form together with all the necessary enclosures should reach
Administrative Secretary,
Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund,
Teen Murti House,
New Delhi-110 011
on or before 31 May.

The candidates are advised to send their applications as soon as possible. The Fund will not be responsible for any postal delays in reaching the application by the due date.

The Selection Committee's decision to call a candidate for interview or select a candidate for scholarship will be final and no representation in this regard will be entertained.


The candidates should ensure that the following documents are securely attached seriatim to the Application Form before dispatch :
1) A passport size photograph to be pasted on the form.
2) An attested copy of Ph.D. registration/admission letter from the College/University.
3) A synopsis of not more than 1500 words or about 3 pages of 1.5 spaced text.
4) University Doctoral Monitoring Committee's report or Ph.D. Supervisor's report as per details required in C-8 of the Application Form.
5) Attested copies of Postgraduate degree, marksheet and all other educational certificates/ degrees showing marks obtained and the date of birth.

Incomplete, unsigned or application forms from ineligible candidates or without the necessary enclosures are liable to be rejected. Please read the eligibility conditions carefully and apply only if you fulfil all the conditions.

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2011 TOEFL® Scholarship Program in India

2011 TOEFL® Scholarship Program in India

An Increase of US$10,000 over 2010 Scholarship Program

Nine TOEFL® scholarships will be awarded to Indian students for undergraduate or graduate study in 2011.

Three US$10,000 scholarships available for study at a college/university in the U.K., a college/university in the U.S. and a college/university in Canada.
Six US$5,000 scholarships available for study at a college/university in the U.K., a college/university in the U.S., a college/university in Canada and three colleges/universities in any other location.

When: Completed applications must be postmarked by April 15, 2011

More information: Detailed information regarding the TOEFL Scholarship Program, including application materials and scholarship requirements are available on the TOEFL Scholarship Program in India webpage at

Students who have additional questions can contact the TOEFL Scholarship Program by email at or by phone at +93 11-55-96-97

Monday—Friday, 9 a.m.—5:30 p.m. (India time).

Microchip Technology announces Scholarship Program in India!!!

Mumbai, 29 March, 2011: Education has always been one of the key focus areas for Microchip Technology Inc., one of the leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions. It announced its first scholarship awards programme in India to recognize budding talent in embedded systems design and electronic engineering and provide upcoming talent the opportunity to work on the latest technology in embedded architecture and awarded 22 students from various colleges. In the first year, students from IIT Chennai, IIT Delhi, NIT Kurukshetra, PES College (Bangalore), Manipal Institute of Technology (Karnataka), SDM Institute of Technology (Ujire), Nam Chand College of Engineering, Panipat, Haryana and K. J. Somaiya College of Engineering (Mumbai) have been chosen for scholarships.

The students have worked on innovative projects using the Microchip PIC® MCUs such as microcontroller controlled wheelchair for physically impaired, RFID card reader for multiple end applications, GPS System for student ‘Formula 1’ car race, etc. Ramesh Babu, Microchip’s sales manager in India, awarded the certificates and the scholarship prizes to the students at an award ceremony held recently.

Ramesh Babu, Microchip’s sales manager in India, said, “Am delighted at the opportunity to interact with bright talent from across India. Microchip is deeply concerned about taking the latest technology to the benefit of the society at large and student community in particular as most universities teach outdated and age-old embedded architectures. Microchip is also committed in promoting entrepreneurship among student community. The Scholarship program has been conceived as a means to encourage India’s large and bright engineering talent to learn and undertake work in the latest semiconductor technology. This will equip them better in responding to current market requirements and excel in product innovation which in turn will lead to India cementing its potential as a R&D/innovation hub of choice in this space globally.”

Education has always been one of the key focus areas for Microchip and the scholarship program adds to the growing list of it’s initiatives in the talent development and training arena in India. The others being the annual MASTERS conference for engineering students, hardware and software professionals held for the seventh year in a row in 2010 and the second Annual Embedded Designers’ Forum Technical Training Series running currently across 9 cities in India. Microchip remains committed to investing in talented, young electronic engineers.

For further Information, Contact:

Moushmi Kishore, PR HUB@ 9323403707 and email

Pavitra Shetty, PR HUB@ 9967577206 and email