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Scheme: Government offers National Fellowship and Scholarship to promote higher education among ST students

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Scheme: In order to promote higher education among the students of Schedule Tribe (ST), the government offers National Fellowship and Scholarship 2021-22. 

About the scheme:

Under the scheme, Fellowships are provided to ST students to take up higher studies after completing Post Graduation, such as M.Phil and Ph.D courses. There are 750 fellowship seats in total. Interested people can apply at fellowship.tribal.gov.in order or before December 31, 2021.

Objectives:

Fellowship: The objective of the scheme is to encourage the ST students, a section of society with the lowest literacy rate in the country and help them to acquire higher education in the form of fellowships to pursue M. Phil and Ph. D. Courses. The agenda of this scheme is to create qualified professionals to hold posts of teachers /professionals and other higher stages of employment.

Scholarship: The scheme is intended to encourage meritorious ST students so that they can pursue courses at Graduate/Post Graduate level in identified Institutions of excellence, Government and Private, in professional fields such as Management, Medicine, Engineering, Information Technology, Law etc

Eligibility criteria:

  • Fellowship: The applicant should belong to the ST community and should be a postgraduate. The ST students once considered eligible for the Fellowship shall not be entitled for any other scholarship of the Centre or State Government for the same study. To qualify for Senior Research Fellowship a candidate will have to fulfil the UGC/ICAR norms prescribed in this regard.
  • Scholarship: Those students who have secured admission in the notified Institutions according to the norms prescribed by the respective Institutions will be eligible for the scholarship under the scheme. The total family income of the candidate to be eligible for this scholarship from all sources should not exceed Rs.6.0 lakh per annum.

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