Get a Good Score in CAT & Stand a Chance to Avail Scholarships in IIM!

Published: | November 27, 2017
Get a Good Score in CAT & Stand a Chance to Avail Scholarships in IIM!
  • MBA and PGDM are some of the most expensive programmes in India and the tuition fees can go up to Rs. 20 lakh.
  • Getting a scholarship on the basis of CAT 2017 can be very beneficial especially if you seek admission in IIMs.

Almost every B-School aspirant is worried about the fee structure of MBA courses. If you are preparing for management entrance exams, then you should know the scholarships available in different management colleges in India. Most of the top b-schools also offer scholarship on the basis of CAT 2017 exam report.

Now that the CAT 2017 exam has been conducted, it is essential to target potential b-schools on the basis of your estimated score. Check the detailed CAT 2017 analysis in order to evaluate your approximate score. Our CAT 2017 percentile predictor can also help you calculate your percentile.

There are various colleges among the top leagues that offer various scholarships. Some scholarships are provided by the institute itself while some are provided by private organizations and some are funded by the alumni of the institute.

Also Read: Wondering what the CAT Cutoff 2017 will be? Check Estimated CAT Scores of Top B-schools!

Indian Institute of Management – Ahmedabad

S.No. Name of the Scholarship Eligibility Criteria Amount
1. IIMA Special Need Based Scholarships For economically weak students who wish to pursue PGP or PGP-ABM. This is a fee waiver scheme offered on the basis of the family income of the student. Depends on the annual gross family income
2. Family Income Linked Tuition Fee Waiver Scheme Students whose total family income is less than Rs. 6 lakh in the previous financial year. NA
3. IIMA Special Scholarships (need-based) Students who have a total family income of less than Rs. 200,000 as of the last financial year. The salaries of parents/guardians and spouse are considered for this and the income of the student or his siblings are not considered. NA
4. Industry Scholarships (need-based) Students who are not registered for the IIMA special scholarships can apply NA
5. SC/ST Scholarships Only SC/ST category students having valid certificates can apply for this scholarship. Rs.150 per month for 10 months
6. GOI Merit-cum-Means Scholarships At least 25% students belonging to the non-sponsored student body from both first and second year are awarded this scholarship. Rs.2,200 per year
7. Aditya Birla Group Scholarships Candidates are shortlisted by ABG on the basis of merit. Around six students are shortlisted. Rs.1.25 lakh per student per annum
8. OP Jindal Engineering and Management Scholars Two students are shortlisted for this scholarship based on the academic performance of the students and an online test along with a personal interview. NA
9. Dunia Scholarships for scholastic excellence Two students are shortlisted for this scholarship on the basis of merit. Rs.100,000 per student
10. Ocwen Scholarship for Competence in Academics The scholarship is given to a first-year student who is shortlisted through a research paper and PI. NA
11. ONGC SC/ST Merit-cum-Means Scholarships Few of the SC/ST students are shortlisted for this scholarship. NA
12. State Scholarship State Governments sometimes fund the education of some of the best students from those states. NA

NOTE: The need-based scholarships are mostly same in all the IIMs as they are all government funded scholarships.

See other MBA colleges in Ahmedabad.

Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore

S.No. Name of the Scholarship Eligibility Criteria Amount
1. Aditya Birla Scholarship Few students from both first and second year are shortlisted who belong to the top 25% students of their respective batches in terms of performance. Rs.175,000 per student
2. Uday Nayak Scholarship A second-year student is shortlisted for this scholarship. Rs.10,000
3. T Thomas Scholarship A second-year student is shortlisted for this scholarship based on merit. Rs.100,000
4. OPJEMS Scholarship Two students are shortlisted for this scholarship one each from first and second year. Rs.125,000 per student
5. Rajesh Kaushik Memorial Scholarship Selection is strictly merit based. Rs.150,000 per annum
6. Ocwen Financial Solutions Private Limited One of the students is shortlisted on the basis of research paper submitted by the students. Rs.180,000
7. Cognizant Technology Solutions - B’izard Scholar Three students are shortlisted on the basis of academic excellence, leadership qualities and willingness to serve the community and study further in the same field. Winner: Rs.3 lakhs, 1st Runner-up: Rs.2 lakhs and 2nd Runner-up: Rs.3 lakhs
8. Societe Generale Global Solution Centre India Scholarship Students in need are nominated by the institute and are shortlisted on the basis of interviews. Full tuition fee waiver

See other MBA institutes in Bangalore.

Indian Institute of Management Lucknow

S.No. Name of the Scholarship Eligibility Criteria Amount
1. Need-Based IIML Scholarships 15% students from a batch are offered scholarships on the basis of family income and previous academic performance. Students having a family income less than Rs.150,000 can apply. NA
2. Industry Sponsored Scholarships Students are shortlisted from every year based on their academic performance Varies from Rs.6,000 to Rs.100,000 p.a.
3. Merit-cum-Means Scholarships 25% of the students subject to specified norms are shortlisted for this scholarship Rs.2200 per student p.a.
4. Bharti Scholarship Students whose annual income is less than Rs.1.08 lacks from both first and second year are eligible to apply. Rs.50,000 p.a.
5. SC/ST Scholarships All SC/ST students are eligible to apply Rs.1500 p.a.
6. Other Scholarships Students are shortlisted based on family income and their fees and maintenance charges are covered by the government of the state to which the candidate belongs. NA

Also Read: Detailed 2016 CAT Analysis: Difficult Paper, say Aspirants

If you inclined towards doing an MBA and are unsure about the mode of MBA that you should opt for (depending on your availability & resources), then it is about time that you start evaluating your options! Also, if you are sure about studying in good management colleges in India, then you may want to evaluate if you want puruse it with your graduation or after completion of your UG programme.

Although most of the scholarships are merit based, there are some that take a student’s financial conditions into account and offer fee waiver schemes so that such students get a chance to pursue quality education.


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