Scholarships For B.Tech StudentsScholarships For B.Tech Students

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Willing to pursue an engineering degree program? One must be conscious that the cost of a recognised college/university engineering course typically varies from INR 8 Lakh to INR 20 Lakh. A majority of students find it impossible to meet the course’s expensive costs, whether one goes for a government college or a private college. It provides a need for financial resources for students in which scholarships for BTech students play a vital role in supporting their total college expenses. About 13 engineering aspirants from Lakh turn up every year to fulfil their dreams. Several universities, private organisations, and companies provide a plethora of grants and fellowships to help these young engineers achieve their dream education.

Scholarships for engineering students – Government-funded

For students to undertake school and college-level education, a big chunk of scholarships is given by various government departments at the central and state level. Also, it provides scholarships for engineering students, medical students, research students, legal aspirants, and more to ensure that the next generation is well-versed in both technological and vocational skills. The financial aid it offers by scholarships to students allows them to acquire their dream career without any financial restrictions.

Scholarships for BTech students – Funded by Central Government

A variety of scholarship schemes are hosted by India’s government to encourage technical and vocational education among students. At each step, the government has something interesting to be given, whether one wants to obtain an undergraduate degree or a postgraduate degree in engineering. For the sake of education, the government allocates thousands of crores per year, out of which hundreds of crores deserving of scholarships are earmarked for meritorious and needy students.

The list below shows that the scholarships are offered by the central government or its associated organizations for engineering students.

List of Central Government-funded scholarships for BTech students

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

*The period of application mentioned above is tentative which may change at the discretion of the scholarship providing authorities.

Scholarships for BTech students – Funded by State Government

In addition to the central government’s contribution, the state governments are now providing scholarships to provide financial support to students who wish to pursue an engineering career. Disbursed based on the ability or means of a recipient or both merit and means, these scholarships bear the expense of completing a degree program in engineering. Information on scholarships for engineering students, declared separately by the state governments, can be found either on the National Scholarship Platform or the appropriate state portal.

When is it likely to qualify for these scholarships? In the list below, find information about the state government-sponsored scholarships for engineering students.

List of scholarships funded by State Government

S.No.Scholarship NameProviderApplication Period*
1.PRERANA Post Matric Scholarship for ST/SC/OBC/SEBC/EBC CommunitiesGovernment of OdishaJuly to October
2.      Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Minorities, West BengalGovernment of West BengalJuly to September
3.Suvarna Jubilee Merit Scholarship, KeralaGovernment of Kerala.June to August
4.State Merit Scholarship, KeralaGovernment of Kerala.June to August
5.Post-matric (Other Than Intermediate) Scholarship for OBC, Uttar PradeshBackward Class Welfare Department, Government of Uttar Pradesh.July to August
6.Post-matric (Other Than Intermediate) Scholarship for Minorities, Uttar PradeshSocial Welfare Department, Government of Uttar Pradesh.July to August
7.Post-matric Scholarship for Disabled, MaharashtraSocial Justice & Special Assistance Department, Government of MaharashtraJune to December
8.Rajarshi Shahu Maharaj Scholarship, MaharashtraSocial Welfare Commissionerate Office, Government of MaharashtraJune to December
9.Book Bank for SC Students, MaharashtraSocial Justice and Special Assistance Department, Government of MaharashtraJune to December
10.Technical Education Scholarships for PG/Degree/Engineering Courses, Himachal PradeshDirectorate of Technical Education, Vocational & Industrial Training, Government of Himachal PradeshJune to December
11.Professional Training Allowance and Subsistence Stipend Attached to the Hostel StudentsSocial Justice and Special Assistance Department, Government of MaharashtraJune to December
12.Nagaland State Merit ScholarshipDepartment of Higher Education, Government of NagalandJune to July
13.Post-Matric Scholarship for Schedule Tribe Students, NagalandDepartment of Higher and Technical Education, Government of NagalandJune to July
14.Rajasthan Yuva Vikas Prerak Internship Program (RYVP)Government of RajasthanApril to June
15.NEC Merit Scholarship, TripuraDirectorate of Higher Education, Government of TripuraMarch to April
16.Merit Scholarship for SC/ST/OBC/Minority Students, DelhiDepartment for the Welfare of SC/ST/OBC, Government of NCT of DelhiMarch to April

*The period of application mentioned above is tentative which may change at the discretion of the scholarship providing authorities.

Scholarships for BTech students – girls

If one knows that there are about 9 to 10 scholarships solely open to girls eager to pursue an engineering career? If not, this section compiles the scholarship list, specifically for girls who aim to emerge shortly as good engineers. To ensure that funds do not pose a barrier in their road to success, both government and private institutions provide scholarships for girls.

List of scholarships for girls

S.No.Scholarship NameProviderApplication Period*
1.Adobe India Women-in-Technology ScholarshipAdobe-IndiaJuly to October
2.Glow and Lovely Foundation ScholarshipGlow and Lovely FoundationAugust to October
3.Dr. Reddy’s Foundation Sashakt ScholarshipDr. Reddy’s FoundationJune to August
4.Bigyani Kanya Medha Britti Scholarship (JBNSTS), West BengalJagadis Bose National Science Talent Search (JBNSTS), KolkataMay to July
5.L’Oréal India For Young Women in Science ScholarshipL’Oréal IndiaMay to July
6.UGAM – Legrand Scholarship ProgramLegrand IndiaJune to July
7.Tata Housing Scholarships for Meritorious Girl StudentsTata HousingFebruary to March
8.RWTH International Academy – Women in Engineering ScholarshipRWTH Aachen University, DenmarkJanuary to March
9.Indo-U.S. Fellowship for Women in STEMMDepartment of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India and Indo-U.S. Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF)January to February

*The period of application mentioned above is tentative which may change at the discretion of the scholarship providing authorities.

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