Scheme of National Overseas Scholarship 2012 – 13

National Overseas Scholarship applications in the prescribed format are invited for 15 National Overseas Scholarships and 4 passage Grant from suitable candidates belonging to the following categories.

  1. Schedule Tribes
  2. Primitive Tribal Groups

The National Overseas Scholarship is awarded for higher studies abroad in specified field of Engineering, Technology and Science and covers cost of tuition fee and other educational expenses including maintenance, other grants and travel expenses for various courses at Masters’ level, Ph. D. and Post Doctor al level.

Passage Grant is awarded to only those ST candidates who are in receipt of merit scholarship for Post Graduate Studies, Research or Training abroad ( excluding attending seminars, workshops, conferences ) from a foreign government / organization or under any other scheme, where the cost of passage is not provided, can apply for Passage Grant.

The candidates should possess a Master’s or an equivalent degree in Technical, Engineering and Science disciplines from recognized Universities / Institutions . The eligibility conditions will be the same as contained in the scheme of National Overseas Scholarship for ST candidates.

National Overseas Scholarship Details

Category Scheme of National Overseas Scholarship No. of Passage Grant
Scheduled Tribes
13
04
Primitive Tribal Groups
02
04

National Overseas Scholarship Eligibility

( a ) For Post Doctoral Research

  • 1st class with 60% marks or equivalent grade in relevant Master’s Degree and Ph.D.
  • 5 year’s  – Research / Teaching / Professional experience in the concerned field is desirable. Candidates with experience would be given preference.

( b ) For Ph.D.

  • 1st class with 60% marks or equivalent grade in relevant Master’s Degree.
  • 2 years’ – Teaching / Research / Professional / M. Phil Degree experience in the concerned field is desirable.
  • Candidates with experience would be given preference.

( c ) For Master Degree

  • 1st Class with 60% marks or equivalent grade in relevant Bachelor’s Degree.
  • 2 years’ work experience in the concerned field is desirable.
  • Candidates with experience would be given preference.

Age : Below 35 years, as on 1st February, 2013.

Duration of the  National Overseas Scholarship Course :

1. Post Doctoral Research : 1 & ½ years ( One and a half year ).

2. Ph.D. : 4 Years ( Four years )

3. Master Degree : 3 Years ( Three years )

National Overseas Scholarship Application Details

Employed candidates must send their applications through employer. In case of final selection, the employed awardee himself / herself has to sort out all administrative matters like study leave, salary etc. with his / her employer.

Attested copies of the following documents must accompany with applications

  • Matriculation or other Certificate as proof for date of birth
  • ST Certificate from Competent Authority
  • All Degrees / Diplomas / Certificate with mark sheets
  • Income Certificate in the prescribed format.

General Conditions

1. Only one child of the same parents / guardians will be eligible and to this effect a  Self – certification will be required from the candidate.

2. Selected candidates will be required to execute a bond on a Non – judicial stamp paper before notary – public with two Sure ties who will execute surety bond separately for the actual amount to be spent by Government of India on the candidate or Rupee 50,000/ -whichever is more.

3. The award can be availed only once by the candidate under the scheme. The awardees will be governed by the regulations of the Scheme.


4. The Candidates are required to make their own efforts in seeking admission in accredited University / Institution abroad. Other details may be obtained on request.

Application Deadline

National Overseas Scheme application should reach this Office latest by 20th March, 2013.

National Overseas Scholarship application should be sent to the following address

Deputy Secretary ( Edu ) ,
Ministry of Tribal Affairs,
Government of India, [ Education Section ],
Room No.216 – H ,‘D’- Wing,
Shastri Bhawan,
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road,
New Delhi – 110  001.
Website : www.tribal.nic.in.

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