National Overseas Scholarship for ST candidates: Apply by July 30 2022


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Ministry of Tribal Affairs [Scholarship Section] Government of India has invited applications under the National Overseas Scholarship Scheme (NOS) for ST candidates for the Selection year 2022-23.

The scholarship is awarded to students selected for pursuing higher studies abroad at the Masters level, Ph.D and Post-Doctoral Research programmes.

Number of slots for Scholarship is 20 of which 17 would be to Scheduled Tribes and 3 to Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PTG). Six awards (30%) are earmarked for girls.

Subjects covered: The subjects/disciplines in which courses may be undertaken for grant of award are (i)Engineering, Management, Economics/Finance- total 7 (ii) Pure Science, Applied Science- 3 (ii) Agriculture, Medicine -5 (iv) Humanities, Social Science -5.

The prescribed financial assistance shall be provided till completion of the course/research or the following period, whichever is earlier: (a) Post-Doctoral Research - 1 & 1/2 years (b) Ph. D. 4 years (c)Master's Degree-1/2/3 years depending upon the duration of the Course.

Eligibility: (a) For Post-Doctoral: 55% marks or equivalent grade in relevant Master’s Degree and Ph.D (b) For Ph.D: 55% marks or equivalent grade in relevant Master’s Degree. (c) For Masters’ Degree: 55% marks or equivalent grade in relevant Bachelor's Degree. Experience will be an advantage for all Programs. Details are given in the Guidelines at https://overseas.tribalgov.in/

Applicant should be below 35 years, as on 1.7.2022.

Total family income from all sources of the employed candidate or his/her parents/guardians or spouse should not exceed Rs. 6.00 lakh per annum. Only one child in a family will be eligible for the award which is a one-time award.

The scholarship includes (i) Annual Maintenance Allowance of US Dollars 15,400/-/Pound sterling 9,900/- (ii) Annual Contingency and Equipment Allowance of US Dollars 1532 or Pound sterling 1116. There are other benefits also.

Applications can be submitted online at https://overseas.tribal.gov.in/ by 30.07.2022.

More details are available at https://overseas.tribal.gov.in/

Scheme guidelines are under revision and changes will be notified soon. Applicants are required to keep watch on the above mentioned portal.

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