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Every year Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation identify exceptionally talented young Indian students and support them financially to sharpen their skill and broaden their vision in their chosen field so that they could become an instrument of change in the society where they operate. The foundation does this by awarding scholarships to outstanding students so that they could continue their post-graduate study, research in foreign institution. Inlaks scholarships are of two types and are jointly managed by the Inlaks Shivdasani foundation and Colloborating foreign Universities.
University courses: Scholarships are granted at top American, European and UK institutions, for funding requirements including tuition fees.
Specific Programmes Proposed by the Candidate: These scholarships are granted for research, training or professional improvement to be carried out at leading foreign institution, and not leading to a degree.
The Foundation does not offer scholarship in following streams: Engineering, Computer Science, Business Studies, Medicine, Public Health, Fashion Design, Music and Film Animation. However in the case of Imperial College, London, scholarships will be given for Engineering and Computer Science. Further the foundation will consider Indian Studies, only if they have contemporary relevance. In the field of Music, only applications for Western Classical singing degrees will be considered.
1.Inlaks scholarships are open to all Indian citizens who are resident of India at the time of application.
2.Candidates are normally expected to hold a good first degree from a recognized university in India. Indian citizens who hold a good undergraduate degree from a recognized university outside India, must have resided continuously and been employed or been studying in India, for at least two years, after their under-graduation.
3.People having a postgraduate degree (e.g. Master’s or PhD) from a university outside India are not eligible; those who have started but not completed a postgraduate degree outside India are also ineligible.
4.It is essential to have prior admission to the institution and course chosen. The Foundation will not consider candidates without admission or pending admission. The institutions concerned must only be top rank.
5.Candidates must be below 30 years of age on the first of July in the year of application. Candidates who are already studying or have started their program abroad are not eligible.
6.The award of other grants, teaching assistantships and support from other sources for the proposed program will be regarded by the Foundation as a positive factor. The Foundation also encourages applications from young people currently employed.
Inlaks scholarship covers following benefits and entitlements:
Note: In case of scholarship requirement exceeding $100,000 (or equivalent), (tuition +living cost), candidates shall have furnish testimony for funding the balance cost at the time of interview.
Application forms are available online. They are also available from the 10th of January to the 15th of April from the Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation, C/o Inlaks India Foundation, 86/87 Atlanta, Nariman Point Mumbai 400021. They must be completed by the Candidate and submitted at the same address by 15th of April. They must include :
1.Evidence of admission to a university or a course, and a full detail of the institute’s financial requirements.
2.Candidates in architecture, fine and applied arts, and related subjects must submit a maximum of 10 samples of their work on a CD / DVD only, giving the size of the original, the material used and the date of completion.This material will not be returned. The images must only be in jpeg format, not tiff format.
3.Evidence of any outstanding achievements in extra-curricular activities in any field.
4.Photocopy of the first and last pages of your passport.
5.It is not compulsory to submit recommendation letters. However, in the event that you wish to do so, these letters (maximum 3 references) must be submitted together with the application, in sealed envelopes.
6.Do not send copies of academic certificates with the completed form. These will be needed only at the time of the final interviews.
7.An independent Inlaks Selection Committee carries out the selection.
The form can also be downloaded, filled in and sent to following address:
Inlaks Shivdasani Foundation,
C/o Inlaks India Foundation
86/87 Atlanta, Nariman Point,
Inlaks India Foundation
(International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology)
Aruna Asaf Ali Marg
New Delhi 110067
Tel : 91-11-26741260
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