Indian Institute of Technology (iit guwahati), Guwahati - Scholarships

Guwahati (Assam)   Estd : 1994 Approved by : AICTE Type : Government

Institute Merit Scholarship (IMS)

IMS is available for B.Tech./B.Des./M.Sc./M.A. students of the institute. The scholarship is meant for the year-wise class toppers of all the streams and is awarded from the second year.

Eligibility Criteria:

  •  The student has to complete without any break: I and II semesters, for the second year scholarship.III-IV semester, for the third year scholarship (for B.Des/B.Tech students only).V-VI semester, for the fourth year scholarship (for B.Des/B.Tech students only). ii. The student should h
  • The student should have cleared all the courses of the concerned semesters in the first available chance.
  • The student should have secured the highest yearly performance index (YPI) in the semesters taken for reckoning.
  • The student should not have been awarded any major disciplinary action imposed by the institute disciplinary committee (IDC).

Period of the Scholarship: 

The scholarship is given for a period of two semesters: August-November and January-April covering 8 (eight) months in total. .

Benefits: 

The scholarship shall have the following benefits:

  • A fixed stipend per month for two semesters (August-November & January-April totaling 8 months) of Rs. 500 per month.
  • Tuition fee waiver for two semesters.

Top up Scholarships:

A student may be allowed to receive institute merit scholarship (IMS) with any other external scholarships (other than those scholarships which do not allow funding from multiple sources) provided that the total amount of scholarship does not exceed 1.5 times of the amount of IMS, subject to the condition below-.

  • If external scholarship amount is greater than or equal to 1.5 times of IMS, the student may avail external scholarships only and no IMS scholarship.
  • If external scholarship amount is less than 1.5 times of IMS, the student may avail the external scholarship plus an additional amount from the IMS scholarship that does not make his total scholarship money more than 1.5 times of IMS.

 

 

 

Institute Scholarships

 Institute Scholarships

  • The Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati awards scholarships to its under–graduate/ post graduate students to promote and recognize academic excellence, and overall growth and development of meritorious students who have passed their respective qualifying examinations.
  • Scholarships shall be awarded to undergraduate/post graduate students based on the recommendations of the scholarship committee of the institute following the norms laid down by the statutes of the institute and as directed by the IIT council from time to time.
  • Rules laid down by the senate will be used in deciding awardees.
  •  Scholarships are liable to be withdrawn, partially or wholly, in case of misconduct, deliberate concealment of material facts and/or supply of false information.
  • Students leaving the Institute on their own accord without completing the programme of study may be required to refund the amount of scholarship received during that year.
  • During the tenure of the scholarship, the scholarship holder shall not ordinarily receive any other scholarship, stipend, financial assistance or remuneration etc., for any work except with the prior permission of the competent authority or as provided in the rules.
  • The students selected for scholarship shall not accept or hold any appointment, paid or otherwise, and will not receive any emoluments, salary, etc. from any other source during the tenure of scholarship.
  •  The scholarship may be suspended or terminated at any time on the grounds of misconduct on the part of the student concerned or on continued absence for more than one month except on medical grounds.
  •  The following Institute scholarships shall operate:
  •  Institute Merit Scholarship (IMS): IMS is available for B.Tech./B.Des./M.Sc./M.A. students of the institute. The scholarship is meant for the year-wise class toppers of all the streams and is awarded from the second year. It includes tuition fee waiver and a fixed monthly stipend for eight months.
  •  Institute Merit-cum-Means (McM) Scholarships: Institute merit-cum-means scholarship is awarded to B.Tech./B.Des/M.Sc/MA students of the institute strictly on merit-cum-means basis to upto 25% of the non SC/ST students. It includes tuition fee waiver and a fixed monthly stipend for eight months.
  • SC-ST Scholarships: Scholarship is awarded to all B.Tech./B.Des/M.Sc/MA students of the SC/ST categories. It includes a fixed monthly stipend for eight months, free messing (only for the basic menu) and hostel seat rent waiver. Tuition fee is waived for all SC/ST students by the statutes.

            
    

Other Scholarships

Other Scholarships

  • The institute allows students to avail scholarships awarded by  external  Govt/non  Govt.organizations (such as central sector scholarship schemes, scholarships form state Govts., scholarships from private trusts etc.), provided they do not come into conflict with any ordinance or rules of the institute.
  •  The institute may accept donations from individuals and organizations to set up scholarships according to prescribed procedures if it is felt that they will promote academic activities in the institute and will lead to general growth of the institute. The norms and conditions for the  institution of such scholarships shall require approval of the Board of Governors.

 Assistantships

  •  Assistantships are given to all regular students (as defined by the ordinances on these programmes) in the M.Tech, M. Des, and PhD programmes as per norms laid down by the IIT council or the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India.

Institute Merit Scholarships

Institute Merit Scholarship (IMS)

  •  IMS is available for B.Tech./B.Des./M.Sc./M.A. students of the institute. The scholarship is meant for the year-wise class toppers of all the streams and is awarded from the second year.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The student has to complete without any break:

       a. I and II semesters, for the second year scholarship.

       b. III-IV semester, for the third year scholarship (for B.Des/B.Tech students only).

       c. V-VI semester, for the fourth year scholarship (for B.Des/B.Tech students only).

  • The student should have cleared all the courses of the concerned semesters in the first available chance.
  • The student should have secured the highest yearly performance index (YPI) in the semesters taken for reckoning.
  • The student should not have been awarded any major disciplinary action imposed by the institute disciplinary committee (IDC).
  •  The period of the scholarship:

The scholarship is given for a period of two semesters: August-November and January-April covering 8 (eight) months in total.

  •  Benefits:  The scholarship shall have the following benefits:

     a. A fixed stipend per month for two semesters (August-November & January-April totaling 8 months) of Rs. 500 per month.

     b. Tuition fee waiver for two semesters.

  • Top up Scholarships: A student may be allowed to receive institute merit scholarship (IMS) with any other external scholarships (other than those scholarships which do not allow funding from multiple sources) provided that the total amount of scholarship does not exceed 1.5 times of the amount of IMS, subject to the condition below-.

      a. If external scholarship amount is greater than or equal to 1.5 times of IMS, the student may avail external scholarships only and no IMS scholarship.

     b. If external scholarship amount is less than 1.5 times of IMS, the student may avail the external    scholarship plus an additional amount from the IMS scholarship that does not make his total scholarship money more than 1.5 times of IMS.

Institute Merit-cum-Means (McM) Scholarship

Institute Merit-cum-Means (McM) Scholarship

  •  Institute merit-cum-means scholarship is awarded to non SC/ST students in B.Tech./B.Des/M.Sc/MA of the institute strictly on merit-cum-means basis and on the recommendations of the scholarship committee.

 Eligibility Criteria:

For General Students -

i. Parents’ income should not exceed the prescribed limit per annum. (prescribed income limit is subject to Govt. notifications and is currently Rs. 4.5 lakhs per annum)

ii. Students are not considered for McM scholarships if they have passed their +2 examination from schools with annual tuition fees of more than Rs. 30,000.00 per annum.

iii. All 1st year B.Tech./B.Des/M.Sc/MA students are eligible to apply. However, a CPI of 6.0 is mandatory for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th year undergraduate and 2nd year M.Sc / MA students.

iv. A maximum of 25% of the non SC/ST students in B.Tech./B.Des and M.Sc. & M.A. programmes are eligible for McM Scholarship as per the Statutes.

  • Calculation of points based on which selection is made: 

A maximum of 100 points may be awarded to the student based on parent’s income and CPI. The break-up is as follows:

• Weightage of parent’s income 60%

• Weightage of merit 40%

  • Parents’ Income weightage:

Annual income below Rs.1,50,000.00 50.0 marks

Rs. 1,50,000.00 - 2,50,000.00 47.5 marks

Rs. 2,50,000.00 - 3,50,000.00 45.0 marks

Rs. 3,50,000.00 - 4,50,000.00 42.5 marks

Merit weightage: CPI multiplied by five for 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students and for 1st year students percentage of marks obtained in the qualifying examination is divided by two.

  •  The period of the scholarship:

Eligible student will receive the scholarship for a period of two semesters:

August-November and January-April covering 8 (eight) months in total.

  •  Benefits:

The scholarship shall have the following benefits for students:

a. A fixed stipend per month for two semesters (Aug-Nov & Jan-Apr totalling 8 months) of Rs. 1000 per month.

b. Tuition fee waiver for two semesters.

  • Top up Scholarship:

A student may be allowed to receive McM scholarship with any other external scholarships (other than those scholarships which do not allow funding from multiple sources) provided that total amount of scholarship does not exceed 1.5 times of the amount of McM, subject to the condition below-

  • If external scholarship amount is greater than or equal to 1.5 times of McM, the student may avail external scholarships only and no McM scholarship.
  •  If external scholarship amount is less than 1.5 times of McM, the student may avail the external scholarship plus an additional amount from the McM scholarship that does not make his total scholarship money more than 1.5 times of McM.

SC-ST Scholarships

SC-ST Scholarships

  •  SC-ST Scholarship is awarded to all B.Tech./B.Des/M.Sc/MA SC-ST students on means basis.

 Eligibility Criteria:

  •  Parents’ income should not exceed the prescribed limit per annum (prescribed income limit is subject to Govt. notifications and is currently Rs.4.5 lakhs per annum).
  • Students are not considered for SC-ST scholarships if they have passed their +2 examination from schools with annual tuition fee of more than Rs.30,000.00 per annum.
  • All B.Tech./B.Des/M.Sc./M.A. students are eligible to apply.

The period of the scholarship:

Eligible students will receive the scholarship for a period of two semesters: August-November and January-April covering 8 (eight) months in total.

Benefits:

  • A fixed stipend per month for two semesters (August-November & January-April totaling 8 months) of Rs. 250 per month.
  • Free messing (only for the basic menu)
  • Exemption from hostel room rent
  • Tuition fees are waived for all SC/ST students by the statues irrespective of availing SC-ST scholarship or not.

 Top up Scholarships:

A student may be allowed to receive SC-ST scholarship with any other external scholarships (other than those scholarships which do not allow funding from multiple sources) provided that the total amount of scholarship does not exceed 1.5 times of the amount of the SC-ST scholarship, subject to the condition below.

  • If external scholarship amount is greater than or equal to 1.5 times of the SCST scholarship, the student may avail external scholarships only and no SC-ST scholarship.
  • If external scholarship amount is less than 1.5 times of SC-ST scholarship, the student may avail the external scholarship plus an additional amount from the SC-ST scholarship that does not make his total scholarship money more than 1.5 times of the SC-ST scholarship
  •  For calculating the scholarship amount, the messing charges of the most recent month will be used.

Indian Women’s Association, Bonn (IWAB) Scholarship

Indian Women’s Association, Bonn (IWAB) Scholarship

  •  This is a scholarship for first year undergraduate girl students based on an endowment from the Indian Women’s Association, Bonn.
  • Eligibility criteria and relevant information:

i. The girl students may apply during the even semester of an academic year.

ii. The minimum SPI of 1st semester be 7.0 for the candidate to be eligible to apply for the scholarship.

iii. The final recommendation made by the scholarship committee is on the consideration of both merit-cum-means of the candidate.

iv. A recipient of McM Scholarship during the same academic period may not be awarded IWAB scholarship.

Calculation of points based on which selection is made:

  •  A maximum of 100 points may be awarded to the student based on parent’s income and SPI. The break-up is as follows:
  •  Weightage of parent’s income 50%
  • Weightage of merit 50%

Parents’ Income weightage:

Annual income below Rs. 1,50,000.00 50.0 marks

Rs. 1,50,000.00-2,50,000.00 47.5 marks

Rs. 2,50,000.00-3,50,000.00 45.0 marks

Rs. 3,50,000.00-4,50,000.00 42.5 marks

Merit weightage: SPI multiplied by 5.

  • The period and component of the scholarship:

A fixed amount of scholarship is awarded for one year only.

Benefits :

The scholarship amount is currently Rs.15,000/- for one time.

Assistantships

Assistantships

  • Assistantships are provided to regular students (Indian nationals) in the PhD programme if they have an M.Tech or M.Des degree. Otherwise, assistantships are provided to regular students (Indian nationals) if they have a qualifying GATE or NET or CEED score and are in the M.Tech or M.Des or PhD programmes. GATE/CEED/NET score requirement for getting assistantships is exempted for students with B.Tech/B.Des/M.Sc/M.A degrees from an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) with minimum CPI of 8.0.
  • Students receiving assistantships from the Institute or from any other Government funding agencies are required to perform academic duties as per prevailing rules.
  • Assistantships for the M.Tech and M.Des programmes are for a maximum period of two years, while for the PhD programmes the maximum period is 4 to 5 years based on joining time qualifications.
  • The amount of assistantship is as per notifications of MHRD, Govt. of India. currently, the assistantships are as follows:
  • M.Tech: Rs. 8000.00 p.m
  • PhD:

Qualifying degree Assistantship rates

BE/BTech/MSc/MA equivalent 1st & 2nd Year : Rs.16,000/- p.m.

Up to 5th Year : Rs.18,000/- p.m.

ME/MTech or equivalent 1st & 2nd Year: Rs.18,000/- p.m.

3rd t & 4th Year : Rs.20,000/- p.m.

  • A student who is a full time self financed student can apply for assistantship after meeting the qualifying requirements as given in clause 3.1 above provided the student’s admission to the programme was given as per merit using the same methods of evaluation as regular students and there were no relaxations in eligibility criteria. The duration of the assistantship, if awarded, will be for the remaining duration of the periods specified in clause 3.3 above.
  • A student who is a project staff or is getting assistantship or fellowship from a project or from other sources (such as CSIR) can apply for assistantship if the current source of funding for the students salary / assistantship / fellowship is no longer available. The student has to meet the qualifying requirements as given in clause 3.1 above and the student’s admission to the programme was given as per merit using the same methods of evaluation as regular students and there were no relaxations in eligibility criteria. The duration of the assistantship, if awarded, will be for the remaining duration of the periods specified in clause.
  • A regular M Tech/ Ph D student is allowed to receive Institute assistantship (other than those scholarships which do not allow funding from multiple sources, such as CSIR and UGC) along with any other external scholarship / assistantship / stipend provided that the total amount received does not exceed 1.5 times of the amount of institute assistantship, subject to the condition below.
  • If external funding amount is greater than or equal to 1.5 times of institute assistantship, the student may avail external funding only and no institute assistantship.
  •  If external funding amount is less than 1.5 times of institute assistantship, the student may avail the external funding plus an additional amount from the institute assistantship that does not make the total money he receives more than 1.5 times of the institute assistantship.

Application, Award, and Disbursement Processes for IMS, McM and IWAB Scholarships

Application, Award, and Disbursement Processes for IMS, McM and IWAB Scholarships

  • For McM notification through e-mail, web site, notice board is given to all the students in the month of April-May every year.
  •  For IWAB notification through e-mail, web site, notice board is given to all the first year students in the month of February-March every year.
  •  Applications for McM and IWAB in the prescribed form (Annexure A and B) duly completed by the candidates along with relevant enclosures should reach the Students’ Affairs Section, within the stipulated time frame.
  • For IMS scholarship there is no need for the students to apply since the lists of year wise toppers are obtained from the Academic Section.
  • The application received for MCM and IWAB scholarships are placed before the scholarship committee after necessary verification and data entry by students affairs section with inputs from the academic section.
  • Information regarding list of branch wise toppers are obtained directly from the academic section and placed before the scholarship committee.
  • Based on the recommendation of the scholarship committee the Director approves the list of students for the award of MCM, IMS and IWAB.
  • The awards are announced in the month of October-November for MCM and IMS and April-May for IWAB every year.
  • Disbursement of the scholarship to the students is made by the Finance and account section after necessary clearance from the Student’s Affairs section.

Contact Details of Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati

  • Contact No:
    +91-361-2690761
  • Email ID:
    pro@iitg.ernet.in
  • Website:
    http://www.iitg.ac.in
  • Address:
    Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati ,781039 Assam, India