List of government scholarships Indian college students and how to avail them

Scholarships help meritorious students to study in their desired university without worrying about tuition fee and here are some provided by Indian government.

List of government scholarships Indian college students
List of government scholarships Indian college students

Scholarships are an important part of any education system, especially the one in India where half of the country's population is under 25 years of age. With those statistics, it becomes government's responsibility to do everything in its capacity to promote education so that they become a responsible citizen of India in the future. This is a brilliant opportunity for students who have the required knowledge and skill set but are struggling with financial problems and can't afford to pursue their desired course. The scholarships provided by the government  are  boon for students belonging to the weaker sections of the society, who are unable to pursue their education for some reason or the other. Scholarship is an incentive as well as encouragement for students who do not have enough resources to study further. There are a variety of scholarships – merit-based, need-based, student-specific, career-specific and college-specific. The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education offers National Scholarship and also facilitates in the nomination process for the External Scholarships offered by various countries, to the meritorious and eligible students.  Other than that, there are organisations like ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited), University Grants Commission of India (UGC India), Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) which also give scholarships in various fields.


Offered by

Subjects for which the scholarship is offered

Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan Scholarship

Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan

For those pursuing course of 3 years with Sanskrit /Pali/Prakrit as a subject

Central Sector Scholarship Scheme for college & university students


For all streams

IOCL Scholarship


For ITI, MBBS, Engineering & MBA Courses

Saksham Scholarship


For Disabled students pursuing undergraduate professional / diploma courses

Pragati Scholarship


For Girls pursuing undergraduate professional / diploma courses

JBNSTS Junior Talent Search Test


For students currently studying in the First-year Basic Sciences (Hons) / Medicine / Engineering in registered colleges / Institutes/ Universities registered in West Bengal

Swami Dayanand Merit cum Means Scholarship for IIT/NIT Students

Swami Dayanand Charitable Educational Foundation

For students studying in any semester of the undergraduate course at any IIT or NIT in the country

Inspire Scholarship

Dept. of Science & Technology

Basic & Natural Science


Dept. of Science & Technology

For undergraduate Program in Basic Sciences

PM scholarship scheme

Department of Ex- Servicemen Government of India

For the wards of widows and Ex-servicemen of Armed Forces enrolled in a degree programme such as BE, B.Tech, BDS, MBBS, B Ed, BBA, BCA,
B Pharma

ONGC Scholarship for SC/ST Students


For professional courses in Engineering & Medical stream &
Master Degree Courses in Business Administration, Geology, and Geophysics

Ishan Uday Scholarship for North East Students


For North East Students pursuing Graduation in any stream

PM’s Special Scholarship Scheme for J&K students 


For the students enrolled in Undergraduate courses in Medical, Engineering, and General Degree

MOMA Scholarship-Merit cum means scholarship
(Applicable to the students who belong to Minority Group)

Ministry of Minority Affairs

Engineering & Technology Courses
Cement Technology
Fashion Technology
Management Pharmacy
Architecture & Town Planning
Hotel Management & Catering Technology
Applied Arts & Crafts
Design (Degree from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad)
Medical & Para Medical courses
Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry
Chartered Accountancy/Institute of Cost and Work Accountancy/Company Secretary

FAEA BHEL Scholarship

Foundation for Academic Excellence & Access

For students in the first year pursuing studies in the field of Arts, commerce, science, medical, engineering and other technical and professional


You can go to the websites of these organizations and check if you fulfill the requirements needed to avail these scholarships. Even if you can afford the education you want, saving money for future does not hurt, so these scholarships are advantageous not only for students from weaker sections of the society but anyone in general. Winning a scholarship will be a great boost for self confidence because of the insane competition for every seat. It will also be a valuable addition to your resume so you should not let go of the chance like this if you get it.

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