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Financial Assistance in India

In order to make education more accessible in the country, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued some guidelines for providing educational loans to the students opting for higher studies in India or abroad. This scheme not only reduces the extra burden of finance on the students but also makes the educational system more liberal in the country.   

Educational Loans

There are several banks in the country that provide educational loan facility to the students stepping towards higher education in India and abroad. The financial assistance provided by the banks follows the guidelines of the Reserve Bank of India.

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A scholarship is an award which is provided to an individual as a form of financial aid for furthering his/her education. The Indian education system also follows this method by providing scholarships to the students by means of various schemes launched by the government of India. There is special provision of providing scholarships to the backward categories of the nation like SCs and STs. The scholarships provided to general categories are based on merit. The marks scored by a student in a qualifying examination are taken into consideration for the award of a particular scholarship. This is decided by the award offering authority.

Some important scholarship schemes in India

National Talent Search Scholarships (NTSE) – General Scholarship conducted for Xth standard students for higher studies.

Sponsored by: National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT)

National Talent Scholarship –
 Scholarship in Agriculture and allied subjects conducted for 10+2 or equivalent students for Graduate level.

Sponsored by: Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICRA)

Young Science Fellowship Programme – Fellowship in Science and Mathematics subjects conducted for toppers in 10+2 or equivalent for higher studies/research in Science/ Mathematics.

Sponsored by:Indian Institute of Science (IISc)

Young Engineering Fellowship Programme-
 Fellowship in Engineering conducted for toppers in 10+2 or equivalent for higher studies/research in Engineering.

Sponsored by:Indian Institute of Science IISc

The Young Talent IT Scholarship – 
Scholarship in Information Technology conducted for Graduate students for higher studies in IT.

Sponsored by:KGISL – The Dr. GB Scholarships Foundation

Summer Research Fellowships Programme – Scholarship in Scientific Research conducted for students doing B.Sc, M.Sc, B.V.Sc, M.B.B.S, B.Pharma, and Engineering.

Sponsored by:Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research

Post Doctoral Fellowship in Neuroscience – 
Post Doctoral Fellowship is for Ph.D degree holders in any branch of science or any subject related to the general area of Neuroscience including Psychology.

Sponsored by:National Brain Research Centre (NBRC)

Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports (NSNIS) 
conducts State Level Scholarships, National Level scholarships, Scholarships for College /University Students, Scholarships to Women National Champions, Scholarships to Women Doing M.Phil/Ph.D In Physical Education, Scholarships to Women Doing NIS Diploma in Sports Coaching.

Sports Scholarships

Sponsored by: Sports Authority of India (SAI)

Scholarships to SC/ST 
students pursuing Higher Studies in Engineering, Geology, Geophysics & MBA.

Sponsored by: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC)

Scholarships to students belonging to SC/ST/ Physically Challenged categories pursuing full time degree course in Engineering.

Sponsored by: National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd (NTPC)

National Scholarship Scheme – For Post Matric Studies in India for General Subjects. National Scholarships for Talented Children from Rural Areas for Secondary Stage Study.

Scholarships for Post-Matric Students in Hindi to Students from Non-Hindi Speaking

Apart from the above schemes, several other scholarship schemes are also available in India which is provided by private organizations. The details of the scholarships are available with the concerned institution and are notified from time to time.

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