Commonwealth Scholarship: Apply by Sept 16
Kochi: Online application is invited from Indian national to apply for ‘2017 Commonwealth Scholarship Tenable in the United Kingdom’ for Master’s & Doctoral degree programme. The study will commence in September/October 2017.
Number of nomination and award:
Nomination: In total maximum 65 candidates would be nominated for this scholarship, which includes 26 nomination for PhD.
Award: The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC) would make the final selection from the nominated candidates. About 25 to 30 candidates would be finally awarded the scholarship.
(i) Taught Master’s Course (one year)
(ii) Doctoral degree (up to three/four years’ duration)
It must be noted that Master Degree programmes which are less than 2 years in duration, are not equivalent to Master Degree in India.
(a) Age: The age of the candidate must not exceed 40 years (as on 16.09.2016).
(b) Minimum qualifications:
For Master’s course:
One should have completed or is expected to complete the Bachelor Degree by October, 2017 in the subject field concerned (indicated above). Minimum eligibility is 60% or above marks for Humanities and Social Science group and 65% or above marks for
Engineering and Technology, Science and Agriculture groups.
For Ph.D. degree:
One should have completed or is expect to complete the certificate of Master Degree by October 2017 in the concerned subject field
(indicated above). Minimum eligibility is 60% or above marks for Humanities and Social Science group and 65% or above marks for the relevant subjects in Engineering and Technology, Science and Agriculture groups.
i) Candidates who have already been abroad for studies/training/ specialization either on scholarships or on their own, for a period exceeding six months are eligible to apply if they have been in India for at least two consecutive years as on 16.09.2016 after returning from abroad.
ii) Applications of candidates who are staying abroad will not be considered.
Candidates are required to apply online at Ministry of Human Resource Development portal by 16.09.2016 (till 3:00 PM) and as well as at Commonwealth Scholarship Commission’s Electronic Application System (EAS) by 15th November 2016. For applying online to Ministry of Human Resource Development: http://proposal.sakshat.ac.in/scholarship/
For applying to CSC trough EAS : http://bit.ly/cscuk-scholarshipsdeveloping-cw or https://csc.do-itonline.org.uk/csc/ElectronicApplicationSystem.htm
It is mandatory for the applicant to apply on both the portals by the due date. The applicants who do not apply on both the portals would not be called for the interview.
Closing date of online application in Ministry of Human Resource Development: 16.09.2016 (till 3 PM)
Closing date of online application through CSC’s Electronic Application System (EAS): 15.11.2016
Announcement of the name of the candidates (subject wise) shortlisted for the interview: Around 20th October 2016
Tentative dates for the Interview: Between 16.11.2016 and 08.12.2016
For more information, visit http://mhrd.gov.in/sites/upload_files/mhrd/files/CW--2017.pdf