Scholarships for Engineering Students in India – Top 23 Engineering Scholarships

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Scholarships for Engineering Students in India: Students who are entering into the Engineering/Graduate Degree phase of education and seeking the financial assistant to continue their studies can get help from various sources. Students can avail scholarships to continue their education uninterruptedly. Various scholarship authorities provide financial assistance to students to pursue their education in private/government colleges across India. As per the reports, nearly 13 lakh engineering students are getting the scholarship from various organizations. Students can get the scholarship benefits based on their education, organization, financial status, and various other aspects. Students who are stepping into the Engineering course and wish to learn more about various scholarship schemes can go through this article.

Scholarships for Engineering Students in India – Top 23 Engineering Scholarships

Students pursuing Engineering degree can obtain a scholarship from a large number of state government and central government departments. Based on the merit of the students, the scholarships will be allotted for students. Students obtaining various professional courses such as engineering, medicine, law, and various courses can get financial help from the state and central government scholarship departments.

Scholarships for Engineering Students

The various state government and central government organizations offer scholarships for students who are pursuing engineering and having good knowledge of the studies. So, students pursuing the education from various state/central government educational boards can check the scholarship benefits, application dates, the amount they are going to get, eligibility criteria, the application process, and various other details from this article.

Scholarships for engineering students – Funded by Central Government

The Government of India offers various scholarships for Engineering Graduates to promote technical and professional education. Students pursuing Graduate and Postgraduate Engineering courses can obtain scholarships from various central government organizations to continue their education. Students can check the details of various central government organizations providing the engineering scholarships nationwide.

List Central Government Scholarships for Engineering Students

S.No. Scholarship Name Provider Application Period*
1. Post Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India July to September
2. Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses CS (Minorities) Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India July to September
3. Scholarships for Top Class Education for Students with Disabilities Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India July to October
4. Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme for Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles Welfare and Rehabilitation Board, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. July to October
5. Post Matric Scholarship for Students with Disabilities Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India July to October
6. Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India July to October
7. Financial Assistance for Education of the Wards of Beedi/Cine/IOMC/LSDM Workers – Post-Matric Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India July to October
8. S.N. Bose Scholars Program SERB, DST (Govt. of India), IUSSTF & WINStep Forward September to October
9. AICTE PG (GATE/GPAT) Scholarship All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) June to August
10. AICTE-National Doctoral Fellowship Scheme All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) April to June
11. Digital India Internship Scheme Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India April to May
12. Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship (PMRF) Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India February to April
13. Khorana Program for Scholars Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) December to January
14. Ramanujan Fellowship (Science and Engineering Research Board) Science & Engineering Research Board Runs throughout the year

List of State Government Scholarships Allotted for Engineering Graduates

Engineering Graduates can get financial assistance to continue their students from various state government organizations. In the following list, we are specifying the Engineering State Government scholarship organizations list of various states such as Kerala, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, and various other states. Also, mentioned the Scholarship application dates. Students can apply for the scholarships by visiting the respective organization’s portals along with the required documents.

S.No. Scholarship Name Provider Application Period*
1. PRERANA Post Matric Scholarship for ST/SC/OBC/SEBC/EBC Communities Government of Odisha July to October
2. Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Minorities, West Bengal Government of West Bengal July to September
3. Suvarna Jubilee Merit Scholarship, Kerala Government of Kerala. June to August
4. State Merit Scholarship, Kerala Government of Kerala. June to August
5. Post-matric (Other Than Intermediate) Scholarship for OBC, Uttar Pradesh Backward Class Welfare Department, Government of Uttar Pradesh. July to August
6. Post-matric (Other Than Intermediate) Scholarship for Minorities, Uttar Pradesh Social Welfare Department, Government of Uttar Pradesh. July to August
7. Post-matric Scholarship for Disabled, Maharashtra Social Justice & Special Assistance Department, Government of Maharashtra June to December
8. Rajarshi Shahu Maharaj Scholarship, Maharashtra Social Welfare Commissionerate Office, Government of Maharashtra June to December
9. Book Bank for SC Students, Maharashtra Social Justice and Special Assistance Department, Government of Maharashtra June to December
10. Technical Education Scholarships for PG/Degree/Engineering Courses, Himachal Pradesh Directorate of Technical Education, Vocational & Industrial Training, Government of Himachal Pradesh June to December
11. Professional Training Allowance and Subsistence Stipend Attached to the Hostel Students Social Justice and Special Assistance Department, Government of Maharashtra June to December
12. Nagaland State Merit Scholarship Department of Higher Education, Government of Nagaland June to July
13. Post-Matric Scholarship for Schedule Tribe Students, Nagaland Department of Higher and Technical Education, Government of Nagaland June to July
14. Rajasthan Yuva Vikas Prerak Internship Program (RYVP) Government of Rajasthan April to June
15. NEC Merit Scholarship, Tripura Directorate of Higher Education, Government of Tripura March to April
16. Merit Scholarship for SC/ST/OBC/Minority Students, Delhi Department for the Welfare of SC/ST/OBC, Government of NCT of Delhi March to April

List of Scholarships for Engineering Students – Private Funded

Engineering Graduates who wish to get the financial assistance from various private funded organizations can check the list of organizations from the following table. Check the scholarship name, provider, and application dates. Students can proceed to visit the portals and apply for the scholarships during the application dates.

S.No. Scholarship Name Provider Application Period*
1. Keep India Smiling Foundational Scholarship Programme Colgate-Palmolive (India) Ltd. June to January
2. Energy & Mobility for the Future Scholarship KPIT July to September
3. Gaurav Foundation Scholarship Gaurav Foundation July to October
4. Harish-Chandra Research Institute Visiting Students Program in Physics Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad July to October
5. Baba Gurbachan Singh Scholarship Scheme Sant Nirankari Mandal July to September
6. Sitaram Jindal Foundation Scholarship Sitaram Jindal Foundation Runs all through the year
7. Siemens Scholarship Program Siemens India July to August
8. HDFC Educational Crisis Scholarship HDFC Bank June to August
9. Swami Dayanand Education Foundation Merit-cum-Means Scholarships Swami Dayanand Education Foundation June to August
10. DST and Texas Instruments India Innovation Challenge Design Contest Texas Instruments in collaboration with Department of Science and Technology (DST) June to August
11. Nurturing Brilliance Cummins Scholarship Program Cummins India Foundation June to August
12. Sahu Jain Trust Loan Scholarship Sahu Jain Trust June to August
13. Yashad-Sumedha Scholarship Programme Sumedha in partnership with Hindustan Zinc Limited, Udaipur July to September
14. National Scholarship Exam National Institute of Career Education Foundation June to September
15. North South Foundation (NSF) Scholarship North South Foundation June to September
16. Foundation for Excellence Scholarship Foundation for Excellence September to December
17. Nationwide Education and Scholarship Test (NEST-Senior) S. U. Foundation of

 

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June to September
18. IndusInd Foundation Merit-cum-Means Scholarship IndusInd Foundation June to September
19. OP Jindal Engineer & Management Scholarship O.P Jindal Group June to August
20. Harish-Chandra Research Institute Visiting Students Program in Physics Harish-Chandra Research Institute June to October
21. R D Sethna Loan Scholarship R. D. Sethna Scholarship Fund June to August
22. GV School Development Programme (GVSDP), VIT Scholarships Vellore Institute of Technology January to March
23. SEST Shoolini Engineering Scholarship Test Shoolini University February to April
24. All India Engineering Entrance Scholarship Examination (Primary) Brainzstorm Technical Excellence Pvt. Ltd. January to March
25. Amrita Entrance Examination-Engineering (AEEE) Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham January to March
26. LPU National Entrance and Scholarship Test (LPUNEST) Lovely Professional University January to March
27. Marubeni India Meritorious Scholarship Marubeni India Private Limited November to January
28. M-Scholarship Magma Fincorp June to August
29. Vidyasaarathi-SNL Bearings Scholarship (B.E/B. Tech) Vidyasaarathi in association with the SNL Bearings Ltd May to July
30. Shubh Aarambh Scholarship Mondelez International June to August
31. JSPN Scholarship Jaya Satya Pramoda Nidhi June to July
32. KIET Group of Institutions Merit Scholarship KIET Group of Institutions, Uttar Pradesh June to July
33. G.P. Birla Education Foundation Scholarship G.P. Birla Educational Foundation June to July
34. DAIICT Admission Cum Scholarship Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology May to July
35. RGIPT M.Tech Fellowship Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology April to June
36. NIU Scholarship cum Admission Test Noida International University April to May
37. Padala Charitable Trust Scholarship Padala Charitable Trust April to May
38. Shiv Nadar University Scholarship Shiv Nadar University April to May
39. IISc Summer Fellowship in Science and Engineering Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore March to April
40. Chandigarh University Scholarship and Admission Test (CU-SAT) Chandigarh University March to April
41. Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Admission Test (SAAT) Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University March to April
42. Ajmal National Talent Search (ANTS) Examination Ajmal Foundation February to March
43. SRM University Scholarships SRM University February to March
44. GITAM Admission Test (GAT) GITAM University February to March
45. IITB-Monash Research Academy Ph.D. Scholarships IIT Bombay-Monash Research Academy February to March
46. All India Youth Scholarship Entrance Examination (AIYSEE) All India Youth Scholarship Entrance Examination (AIYSEE) December to February
47. Indian Engineering Olympiad GATEFORUM Engineering Success December to January
48. AOEC Talent Test Academy of Engineering Competence December to January
49. Vel Tech Mahatma Gandhi National Merit Scholarship Dr. RR & Dr. SR University December to January
50. Karunya Varsham Scholarship Lourdes Matha College of Science & Technology December to January

List of Scholarships for Engineering Students [for Girls]

Here is the complete information regarding the scholarships offered to the girls for their engineering graduation. To empower the girl’s education, various funding organizations are providing financial assistance for the students. Engineering, and various other degree students can check the details of scholarships [for girls] from the following particulars.

S.No. Scholarship Name Provider Application Period*
1. Adobe India Women-in-Technology Scholarship Adobe-India July to October
2. Fair and Lovely Foundation Scholarship Fair and Lovely Foundation August to October
3. Dr. Reddy’s Foundation Sashakt Scholarship Dr. Reddy’s Foundation June to August
4. Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti Scholarship (JBNSTS), West Bengal Jagadis Bose National Science Talent Search (JBNSTS), Kolkata May to July
5. L’Oréal India For Young Women in Science Scholarship L’Oréal India May to July
6. UGAM – Legrand Scholarship Program Legrand India June to July
7. Tata Housing Scholarships for Meritorious Girl Students Tata Housing February to March
8. RWTH International Academy – Women in Engineering Scholarship RWTH Aachen University, Denmark January to March
9. Indo-U.S. Fellowship for Women in STEMM Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India and Indo-U.S. Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF) January to February

Top 23 Engineering Scholarships 2019 | Eligibility Criteria & Stipend Amount

To help the engineering students to pay the college fee on time, various organizations offer financial help for the understudies. Students wishing to apply for engineering scholarships can check the offering organizations list from the following and can get the help in time.

Ratan Tata Scholarship for Engineering Students

Tata Education and Development Trust is one of the best and well-known organizations of India that offers the Ratan Tata Scholarship for Engineering Students.

Tata group offers the scholarships of $25 million for the engineering graduates every year. Especially, students of Engineering/B.Tech courses can avail the Scholarships from the Tata group. Students can access the Cornell, about their financial state. Students will be provided with the scholarship of their undergraduate studies at Cornell.

Ratan Tata Scholarship – Requirements

  • Applicant must be a citizen of India and have attended secondary school in India
  • Be offered admission to Cornell as an undergraduate student
  • Applicant must be eligible for need-based financial aid.

NEST Scholarship

NEST scholarship is provided by SUFI (NGO) and SEMCI for 3rd year and 4th year engineering candidates. Students have to qualify the written test round to avail the NEST Scholarship.

  • Amount – INR 35,000 will be provided and the fellowship of INR 75,000 will be given to the topper of the first rank holder.

GE Foundation Scholarship

Institute of International Education offers the GE Foundation Fellowship program for the Engineering students. Understudies who are presently pursuing 2nd Year engineering course from MIT Manipal, IIT Gandhinagar, VIT University Vellore, BITS Pilani, and Tezpur University Assam can apply for GE Foundation Scholarship.

  • Amount – Selected candidates will be awarded an engineering scholarship of INR 1,38,000 per year for 3rd year and 4th year of their graduation degrees.

Indian Oil Corporation Scholarships (IOCL) 

Indian Oil Corporation Limited offers the scholarship in India for engineering students across India. Students who got admission to a full-time Engineering course will get the scholarships to support their education. Students obtaining Engineering from UG approved university can get the scholarship from IOCL. To avail, the scholarship, student’s family income must be below INR 1,00,000 per annum.

  • Amount – INR 2000 per month.
  • Total Seat – 100

Merit Cum Means Based Scholarships

Students of Engineering will get benefited from the Ministry of Minority Affairs, which is going to provide financial help in the form of the scholarship. Students belong to the minority communities including Sikhs, Muslims, Christians, Jains, Parsis, etc can avail the scholarships. Applicant’s family income should not exceed INR 2,50,000 per annum.

  • Amount – INR 10,000 per year in addition to the course fee.

 Aditya Birla Scholarship

Students obtaining the Graduate degree from various IITs, IIMs, BITS Pilani and Law colleges of India can get the Aditya Birla Scholarship.

  • Amount – It covers the academic fees as well as hostel fee throughout the complete course duration.

NTPC Scholarship Scheme

NTPC offers financial help for the students of economically backward classes such as ST, SC & PWD Candidates. Students who got admission into full-time Engineering course in any recognized college of India are eligible to get this scholarship.

  • Amount – INR 1500 per month. It is paid from the second year of the degree.

Central Sector Scholarship Scheme for College and University Students

The Central Government & Ministry of Human Resources Development (Department of Higher Education) offers scholarships for students pursuing a graduate degree in the name of ‘Central Sector Scholarship Scheme’. The central government offers the scholarship for merit students under the Central Sector Scholarship Scheme. Students who got 80% above marks in their class 12th/Intermediate/HSC are eligible to avail the scholarship.

  • Amount – INR 1000 is paid to each student per month for 10 months in an academic year.
  • Total Seats – 82000

VIT University Ignite Scholarships

Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) University also offers scholarships for the Engineering students. The Ignite scholarship will be offered for the eligible aspirants by the VIT University. VIT Ignite scholarship covers the entire course fee of 4 years.

  • Amount – It will cover the tuition fee of the entire four years of the engineering course.
  • Total Seats – 200

North South Foundation Scholarships

North South Foundation offers the annual scholarship for the students who’re pursuing professional courses in Engineering & Medical Fields.

  • Candidate’s family income must not exceed INR 65000 per annum.
  • Amount – INR 5000 – 15000 per year during the entire course.

ONGC Scholarship for SC/ST Students

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) offers the scholarship for the students of SC/ST students pursuing professional courses like Engineering and Medical. Applicant’s family’s annual income must be under Rs 4.5 Lacs per year to apply for the scholarship from ONGC.

  • Amount – INR 1500 per month for 4 years.
  • Total Seats – 247 engineering scholarships

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana Fellowship

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana Fellowship is the Government scheme launched to offer the scholarship for Graduate Degree students. Under KVPY, the scholarship will be offered by the Department of Science and Technology & Government of India. Students studying various graduate degree courses such as Science, Medicine, and Engineering will get the scholarship benefits under this scheme.

  • Applicants must have secured minimum 60% (50% for SC/ST) in 10th and 12th Standards may apply for this.
  • Amount – INR 4000 to INR 7000 per month is awarded.

Panasonic Scholarship

Students of IITs who are pursuing the B.Tech course and BPL (Below Poverty Live) Cardholders will get the scholarship benefits from the Panasonic.

  • Amount – INR 42500 per year for 4 consecutive years as a grant to cover students’ tuition fee.

LIC Golden Jubilee Scholarship

LIC Golden Jubilee Fellowship offers the scholarship for the students who belong to the minority category and are pursuing the graduation in any stream by LIC from any government or private colleges. Student’s family income must be less than Rs 1 Lakh per year to avail the LIC scholarship.

  • Amount – INR 10000 per year for 4 years.

Siemens Scholarship

Students of IITs and NITs who are pursuing the B.Tech course are eligible to get the scholarship. Applicant’s family income must be less than Rs 2 Lakh per year.

  • Students are awarded Siemens Scholarship throughout four years of BTech.

Foundation for Excellence Scholarship

Foundation for Excellence, Bangalore offers the scholarship for minority students of various professional courses such as B.E./B.Tech and MBBS. Applicant’s family income must not exceed INR 1,80,000 per annum.

Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship

Government of West Bengal offers Swami Vivekananda Fellowship for the students who got admission into a full-time Engineering course. Student’s family annual income must be less than Rs 2,50,000.

  • Amount – INR 1000 – 5000 per month during the entire course.

FAEA BHEL Scholarship

FAEA BHEL Scholarship is offered by BHEL for the candidates who’re pursuing graduation and are belong to weaker backgrounds in BPL category.

  • Amount – It covers tuition fee, books allowance, maintenance fee, clothing allowance, travel allowance, and miscellaneous allowance.

Cargill Global Scholar Programs

Students pursuing Engineering from IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, DTU, NIT Tiruchirappalli and BIT Mesra colleges can get the scholarship from Cargill Global.

  • Amount – INR 1,38,000 per year for 3rd & 4th year of candidates’ undergraduate course.

IET India Scholarship

IET India Scholarship for 2nd & 3rd year engineering students in India. Students must have to qualify the written test round and other procedures to qualify to avail the scholarship.

  • Amount – Total INR 8 Lacs which will be distributed to the selected candidates.

Samsung Star Scholarship

Samsung Electronics Private Limited offers the scholarship for students of engineering courses. Students who got admission into full-time engineering course are eligible to get the scholarship from Samsung Electronics Private Limited.

  • Amount – It covers tuition fee, hostel fee and mess charges of the selected candidates.

Pragati Scholarship

AICTE scholarship will be issued by the central government for the students who are pursuing the engineering degree courses in AICTE approved colleges.

  • Amount – INR 30000 as tuition fee reimbursement and INR 20000 as incidentals each year.
  • Total Seats – 4000

Saksham Scholarship

Saksham Scholarship will be offered by the central government. Students who have got admission Degree/Diploma courses in AICTE approved colleges in India are eligible to apply for Sansham scholarship.

  • Amount – INR 30000 as tuition fee reimbursement and INR 20000 as incidentals each year.
  • Total Seats – 1000

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