Scholarships for Engineering Students In India - Check Out List for ST, SC, OBC, General

Published: | October 11, 2018
Scholarships for Engineering Students In India - Check Out List for ST, SC, OBC, General

A variety of scholarships are available for aspiring engineers, especially those belonging to financially weaker sections. Check the list of the scholarships for engineering students in India along with its eligibility criteria, application process and dates.

Engineering as a career in India attracts plenty of students every year in a big way. A large number of students appear for some of the major engineering exams such as JEE Main, BITSAT, SRMJEEE, JEE Advanced, VITEEE with an aim to grab admissions in the best engineering courses at the top engineering colleges in the country. While doing that, scholarships for engineering students in India are explored by a large chunk of candidates. In this article, we have tried to describe the different engineering scholarships in India for different category of students along with the dates of applications and other eligibility and application process details.

The field of engineering studies is considered to be a very diverse one as it opens up numerous job opportunities and career growth avenues for technologically driven enthusiasts in the country. Pursuing courses such as B.Tech and B.E., M.Tech and M.S. and Ph.D. in engineering disciplines is extremely rewarding and allows scope for creativity and thinking where one gets to work as a part of a team and make a real impact on the world around. However, at the same time, pursuing engineering can prove to be a costly affair and a lot of students may not be able to pursue it due to the financial constraints. There are some government funded institutes where the fee structure may not be very high (such as IIT B.Tech fee structure) and then there are other private engineering colleges in India that have a very high fee structure.

To support and encourage meritorious students and help them in fulfilling their dream, several universities and organisations offer various scholarships. The eligibility criteria and how to apply for these scholarships are listed below.

Eligibility Criteria for Engineering Scholarships

There are three main eligibility criteria to avail engineering scholarships in India. These are:

  • Merit of the student matters
  • Community to which the student belongs as special arrangements are made for SC/ ST/ OBC and minority classes
  • Overall income of the student’s family during a financial year

Most of the fellowships and scholarships are based on the student’s merit. Also, the JEE rank and JEE score and family income play an important role in determining the award of engineering scholarships.

How to Apply for Engineering Scholarships

  • To apply for the engineering scholarships in India, interested and eligible candidates must visit the official website of the body that offers the scholarship or the exclusive scholarship website that may have been developed.
  • After logging on to the official website, interested applicants must register themselves there and fill out the engineering scholarship application form.
  • After filling in the form, candidates must attach relevant educational/academic and proofs of financial status such as aadhar card, bank passbook etc. and submit the scholarship application online or offline (as directed).

Scholarships Funded by Central Government

Listed below are the scholarships available for the engineering students which are funded by the Central government of India:

Scholarship Name

Offered by

Guidelines

Application Period

Post Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities

GOI's Ministry of Minority Affairs

Download scholarship guidelines here

July-September

Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Professional & Technical Courses CS (Minorities)

GOI's Ministry of Minority Affairs

Download scholarship guidelines here

July-September

Post Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

GOI's Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities which comes under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

Download scholarship guidelines here

July- October

Scholarships for Top Class Education for Students with Disabilities

GOI's Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

Download scholarship guidelines here

July-October

Prime Minister Scholarship Scheme for Central Armed Police Forces, Assam Rifles

GOI's Welfare and Rehabilitation Board which is a part of the Ministry of Home Affairs

Download scholarship guidelines here

July-October

Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College & University Students Central Sector Scheme

Department of Higher Education of the Ministry of HRD, GOI

Download scholarship guidelines here

July-October

S.N Bose Scholar’s Program

SERB which is a part of DST (Govt of India), IUSSTF & WINStep Forward

Download scholarship guidelines here

Sept-October

Financial Assistance for Education of the Wards of Beedi/ Cine/ IOMC/ LSDM Workers – Post-Matric

GOI's Ministry of Labour and Employment

Download scholarship guidelines here

July-October

AICTE PG (GATE or GPAT) Scholarship

All India Council for Technical Education or AICTE

Download scholarship guidelines here

June -August

Digital India Internship Scheme

GOI's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

Download scholarship guidelines here

April-May

AICTE's National Doctoral Fellowship Scheme

Higher Education Body - All India Council for Technical Education or AICTE

Download scholarship guidelines here

April-June

Khorana Program for Scholars

Indo-US Science + Technology Forum, also known as IUSSTF

Download scholarship guidelines here

December-January

Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship (PMRF)

GOI's Ministry of HRD

Download scholarship guidelines here

February-April

Ramanujan Fellowship

Science & Engineering Research Board

Download scholarship guidelines here

Throughout the year

Scholarships Funded by the State Government

Listed below are the scholarships for engineering students funded by the different state governments:

Scholarship

Offered by

Guidelines

Application Period

Suvarna Jubilee Merit Scholarship, Kerala

State Government of Kerala

Download scholarship guidelines here

June-August

PRERANA Post Matric Scholarship for SC/ ST/ SEBC/ OBC/ EBC Communities

State Government of Odisha

Download scholarship guidelines here

July-October

Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship for the Minorities in West Bengal

State Government of West Bengal

Download scholarship guidelines here

July-September

Post-matric (Other Than Intermediate) Scholarship for OBC, Uttar Pradesh

Backward Class Welfare Department, State Government of Uttar Pradesh

To be updated soon

July-August

State Merit Scholarship, Kerala

State Government of Kerala

Download scholarship guidelines here

June-August

Post-matric Scholarship for Disabled, Maharashtra

Social Justice & Special Assistance Department, State Government of Maharashtra

To be updated soon

June-December

Post-matric (Other than Intermediate Scholarship for Minorities, Uttar Pradesh)

Social Welfare Department, State Government of Uttar Pradesh

To be updated soon

July-August

Book Bank for SC Students

Social Justice and Special Assistance Department, State Government of Maharashtra

To be updated soon

June-December

Rajarshi Shahu Maharaj Scholarship

Social Welfare Commissionerate Office, State Government of Maharashtra

Download scholarship guidelines here

June-December

Professional Training Allowance and Subsistence Stipend Attached to the Hostel Students

Social Justice and Special Assistance Department, State Government of Maharashtra

To be updated soon

June-December

Technical Education Scholarships for PG or Degree or Engineering Courses

Directorate of Technical Education, Vocational and Industrial Training, State Government of Himachal Pradesh

To be updated soon

June-December

Post-Matric Scholarship for Schedule Tribe Students

Department of Higher and Technical Education, State Government of Nagaland

To be updated soon

June-July

Nagaland State Merit Scholarship

Department of Higher Education, State Government of Nagaland

Download scholarship guidelines here

June-July

NEC Merit Scholarship

Directorate of Higher Education, State Government of Tripura

Download scholarship guidelines here

March-April

Rajasthan Yuva Vikas Prerak (RYVP) Internship Programme

State Government of Rajasthan

Download scholarship guidelines here

April-June

Merit Scholarship for ST/SC/OBC/Minority Students

Department for the Welfare of SC/ST/OBC, State Government of NCT of Delhi

To be updated soon

March-April

Private Funded Scholarships

There are many privately funded scholarships available for meritorious engineering aspirants. These privately funded scholarships can be offered by the government/private colleges, institutions, foundations, NGOs or private organisations. The table below has a list of all the private-funded scholarships for engineering students in India:

Scholarships

Offered by

Guidelines

Application Period

Gaurav Foundation Scholarship

Gaurav Foundation

To be updated soon

July-October

Nirankari Rajmata Scholarship Scheme

Sant Nirankari Charitable Foundation

Download scholarship guidelines here

July-September

Energy & Mobility for the Future Scholarship

KPIT

To be updated soon

July-September

Harish Chandra Research Institute Visiting Students Program in Physics

Harish Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad

To be updated soon

July-October

Siemens Scholarship Program

Siemens India

Download scholarship guidelines here

July- August

Baba Gurbachan Singh Scholarship Scheme

Sant Nirankari Mandal

Download scholarship guidelines here

July-September

Sitaram Jindal Foundation Scholarship

Sitaram Jindal Foundation

Download scholarship guidelines here

Throughout the year

Swami Dayanand Education Foundation Merit-cum-Means Scholarships

Swami Dayanand Education Foundation

Download scholarship guidelines here

June-August

HDFC Educational Crisis Scholarship

HDFC Bank

To be updated soon

June -August

Nurturing Brilliance Cummins Scholarship Program

Cummins India Foundation

Download scholarship guidelines here

June- August

DST and Texas Instruments India Innovation Challenge Design Contest

Texas Instruments in collaboration with Department of Science and Technology (DST)

To be updated soon

June-August

Sahu Jain Trust Loan Scholarship

Sahu Jain Trust

Download scholarship guidelines here

June-August

Yashad-Sumedha Scholarship Programme

Sumedha in partnership with Hindustan Zinc Limited, Udaipur

Download scholarship guidelines here

July to September

North South Foundation (NSF) Scholarship

North South Foundation

Download scholarship guidelines here

June- September

Foundation for Excellence Scholarship

Foundation for Excellence

To be updated soon

September-December

National Scholarship Exam

National Institute of Career Education Foundation

To be updated soon

June-September

Nationwide Education and Scholarship Test (NEST-Senior)

S. U. Foundation of India

To be updated soon

June to September

OP Jindal Engineer & Management Scholarship

O.P Jindal Group

Download scholarship guidelines here

June-August

IndusInd Foundation Merit-Cum-Means Scholarship

IndusInd Foundation

Download scholarship guidelines here

June-September

R D Sethna Loan Scholarship

R. D. Sethna Scholarship Fund

To be updated soon

June-August

Harish Chandra Research Institute Visiting Students Program in Physics

Harish-Chandra Research Institute

To be updated soon

June-October

SEST Shoolini Engineering Scholarship Test

Shoolini University

To be updated soon

February-April

GV School Development Programme (GVSDP), VIT Scholarships

Vellore Institute of Technology

To be updated soon

January- March

Amrita Entrance Examination-Engineering (AEEE)

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham

To be updated soon

January-March

All India Engineering Entrance Scholarship Examination (Primary)

Brainzstorm Technical Excellence Pvt. Ltd

To be updated soon

January-March

Marubeni India Meritorious Scholarship

Marubeni India Private Limited

To be updated soon

November-January

LPU National Entrance and Scholarship Test (LPUNEST)

Lovely Professional University

Download scholarship guidelines here

January-March

M-Scholarship

Magma Fincorp

To be updated soon

June-August

Shubh Aarambh Scholarship

Mondelez International

To be updated soon

June-August

Vidyasaarathi-SNL Bearings Scholarship (B.E/B. Tech)

Vidyasaarathi in association with the SNL Bearings Ltd

Download scholarship guidelines here

May-July

JSPN Scholarship

Jaya Satya Pramoda Nidhi

Download scholarship guidelines here

June-July

G.P. Birla Education Foundation Scholarship

G.P. Birla Educational Foundation

Download scholarship guidelines here

June-July

KIET Group of Institutions Merit Scholarship

KIET Group of Institutions, Uttar Pradesh

To be updated soon

June-July

RGIPT M.Tech Fellowship

Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology

To be updated soon

April-June

DAIICT Admission Cum Scholarship

Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology

Download scholarship guidelines here

May-July

NIU Scholarship cum Admission Test

Noida International University

To be updated soon

April-May

Padala Charitable Trust Scholarship

Padala Charitable Trust

Download scholarship guidelines here

April-May

IISc Summer Fellowship in Science and Engineering

Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

Download scholarship guidelines here

March-April

Shiv Nadar University Scholarship

Shiv Nadar University

Download scholarship guidelines here

April-May

Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Admission Test (SAAT)

Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University

To be updated soon

March-April

Chandigarh University Scholarship and Admission Test (CU-SAT)

Chandigarh University

To be updated soon

March- April

SRM University Scholarships

SRM University

To be updated soon

February-March

Ajmal National Talent Search (ANTS) Examination

Ajmal Foundation

To be updated soon

February-March

IITB-Monash Research Academy Ph.D. Scholarships

IIT Bombay - Monash Research Academy

To be updated soon

February- March

All India Youth Scholarship Entrance Examination

All India Youth Scholarship Entrance Examination

To be updated soon

December-February

AOEC Talent Test

Academy of Engineering Competence

To be updated soon

December-January

Indian Engineering Olympiad

GATEFORUM Engineering Success

To be updated soon

December-January

Karunya Varsham Scholarship

Lourdes Matha College of Science and Technology

To be updated soon

December-January

Vel Tech Mahatma Gandhi National Merit Scholarship

Dr. RR & Dr. SR University

To be updated soon

December-January

Scholarships for Engineering Students Especially for Girls

There are a few scholarships available exclusively for girls who are aiming for a career in engineering. The table below compiles a list of engineering scholarships for girls which are offered by the private as well as government organisations:

Scholarship

Offered by

Guidelines

Application Period

Fair and Lovely Foundation Scholarship

Fair and Lovely Foundation

To be updated soon

August-October

Dr. Reddy’s Foundation Sashakt Scholarship

Dr. Reddy’s Foundation

To be updated soon

June-August

Adobe India Women-in-Technology Scholarship

Adobe-India

To be updated soon

July-October

Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti Scholarship (JBNSTS), West Bengal

Jagadis Bose National Science Talent Search (JBNSTS), Kolkata

Download scholarship guidelines here

May-July

Tata Housing Scholarships for Meritorious Girl Students

Tata Housing

To be updated soon

February-March

L’Oréal India For Young Women in Science Scholarship

L’Oréal India

To be updated soon

May-July

UGAM-Legrand Scholarship Program

Legrand India

To be updated soon

June-July

Indo-U.S. Fellowship for Women in STEMM

Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India and Indo-U.S. Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF)

Download scholarship guidelines here

January-February

RWTH International Academy-Women in Engineering Scholarship

RWTH Aachen University, Denmark

Download scholarship guidelines here

January-March

Note: The application period and dates given above are on the basis of usual trends. Interested applicants are advised to check the official websites before proceeding.

Also Read: Top 20 Private Engineering Colleges in India: Entrance Exam and Fees

We hope that the above lists of scholarships for engineering students in India are helpful for you and can assist you in making a successful career in the field without any financial constraints. Good luck!

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