of Human Resource Development, Department of Education administers only
those scholarships/fellowships which are being offered by the foreign
countries under Cultural Exchange Programmes and other Programmes. The
subject fields are generally chosen for those subject fields, facilities
for which are available in the donor country and also keeping in view the
On receipt of the offer of scholarships/fellowships from the donor
country, the same is advertised in Employment news/Rozgar Samachar, other
leading newspapers and through circulars to States/UTs, Universities etc.
giving all the details regarding amount of scholarship, age limit,
educational qualification, experience etc. Application format is also
published in the advertisement. No application form is supplied by the
Ministry. The advertisements are published at different times for
different schemes according to the time notified by the donor countries.
However, tentative months, during which advertisements were published on
the basis of offers received form foreign countries on the previous
occasions are indicated for convenience. Future dates will depend on
offers when received. These advertisements are published by the D.A.V.P.
and desiring candidates should submit their applications by the last date
indicated in the advertisement. No application is considered which is
received after the due date. Offers are open to both employed and
unemployed candidates. Employed candidates are required to submit their
applications through their Employers with 'No Objection Certificate.'
However, advance applications are also considered provided the `NOCs' are
submitted to the Ministry in due course.
The scholarships/fellowships are awarded on merit on all India basis. The
selection is made through a Selection Committee constituted of subject
experts. Most of the scholarships are for doctoral and post-doctoral
studies. Scholarships are also available at post-graduate level for
language study, Fine Arts and some other subjects as being notified in
each advertisement. All the details regarding scholarships would be
available in the advertisement and the advertisement should be read
carefully before submitting the application to this Ministry. Incomplete
applications and applications for subjects other than what has been
notified, are not considered. The decision of the Selection Committee on
selection of candidates, is final. However, decision regarding award of
scholarships rests finally with the donor countries. No scholarship is
available to study at under-graduate level except language study.
Applications of candidates who are residing abroad, are not considered.
Candidates who have been abroad for study/specialization/training either
on scholarship or on their own for a period exceeding six months are
eligible to apply only if they have been in India for at least two years
after their return from abroad on a specified date.
Candidates should have adequate knowledge about India and the country for
which application for scholarship is being submitted.