Scholarship for Engineering students in India opens up a gateway to an excellent career with immense growth opportunities. All the financial hurdles which may come in an engineering aspirant's path can easily be put off through Scholarship for Students of Engineering in India. Therefore, if their financial constraints are taken care of; then, the sky is the only limit for hard-working engineering students. This article focuses on such Scholarship for Engineering Students in India which comprises merit cum means based, merit-based scholarships, internships and competitions for the students who are pursuing various engineering courses such as BE, B.Tech, and other higher studies programmes. There are many Scholarships for Engineering Students offered by Government, private bodies and NGOs to Engineering students of the Country. Amongst them, IOCL has not come up with any scholarship since 2016. Most of these Scholarships for Engineering students in India are available for the students pursuing first-year engineering course which can be renewed from the second year until the completion of the course.
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Scholarship For Engineering Students in India
A list of all the scholarship for engineering students in India has been given below including both Merit cum Means as well as Merit-based Scholarships
|Merit Cum Means Scholarship||Merit Scholarships|
|IOCL Scholarship||UGC Scholarship for Rank Holders|
|MOMA Scholarship||OPJEMS Scholarship|
|Central Sector Scholarship||IET Scholarship|
|North South Foundation Scholarship||Google Anita Borg Scholarship|
|ONGC Scholarship||NTPC Scholarship|
|LIC Golden Jubilee Scholarship||TOEFL Scholarship|
|Siemens Scholarship||Aditya Birla Scholarship|
|Panasonic Scholarship||GE Foundation Scholarship|
|Foundation for Excellence Scholarship||Cargill Global Scholars Program|
|FAEA BHEL Scholarship||Samsung Star Scholarship|
Scholarships for Engineering Students in India: Merit Cum Means Scholarship
Some of the companies in India offer Merit cum Means scholarship in India. Given below is a descriptive list of Merit cum Means scholarships for engineering students in India
1. IOCL Scholarship (Discontinued)
IOCL Scholarship is offered by Indian Oil to the first engineering students who have taken admission in the college in the first year. Indian oil Scholarship is a merit cum means scholarship for engineering students whose annual family income is less than Rs. 1 lac. Preference will be given to the students whose family income is less than Rs. 60,000.
300 scholarships would be given to the engineering students. The selected students will be given Rs. 3000 per month for 4 years. IOCL also offers scholarships to Class 10/ ITI, MBBS & MBA students under this IOCL Scholarship scheme.
2. MOMA Scholarship- Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Engineering Students
MOMA Scholarship for engineering students is offered by the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Govt. of India. Scholarships are given to the students belonging to national Minority Community that is Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Zoroastrians, Parsis & Jains. This scholarship is also a merit cum means scholarship and more than 20,000 scholarships are given every year.
MOMA Scholarship is offered to the students who are enrolled in engineering colleges in India and whose annual family income does not exceed Rs. 2.5 Lacs. Students would be paid Rs.10,000 per year (Rs. 5000 for day scholars) + Course Fee. Full course fees would be compensated for the students studying in selected Engineering colleges like IITs & NITs.
CBSE Scholarship is a scholarship offered by CBSE which is given to 82000 students (41,000 each for boys and girls). The students who have taken admission in UG courses in Indian universities are eligible for CBSE scholarship.
The selected engineering students will be paid Rs. 1000 per month for 3 years and Rs. 2,000 per month in the 4th year provided that the annual income of the family does not exceed Rs. 6 Lacs.
The scholarship for engineering students is given by North South Foundation. North South Foundation Scholarship is given to students pursuing professional courses like Engineering, Medical etc. The scholarship would be given for the entire course subject to the performance of the students.
The selected engineering students would be given a scholarship in the range of Rs. 5,000-15,000 per year given that the annual income of the family does not exceed Rs. 65,000
ONGC Scholarship is provided by ONGC for SC/ST students who are pursuing professional courses like Engineering. Out of 500 scholarships, 247 will be provided to the students pursuing Engineering. The selected students will be given Rs. 4,000 per month for 4 years and the scholarship is subject to renewal every year.
To avail ONGC scholarship, the annual family income of the students should not exceed Rs. 4.5 Lacs per annum.
The scholarship is provided by LIC and is applicable for students who are pursuing graduation in any stream from a Govt./ Private college. The selected students are provided Rs. 10,000 annually to pursue higher education provided the family income does not exceed Rs. 1 Lac.
The scholarship is provided for the entire duration of the course.
Siemens scholarship is for 1st year engineering students in IITs and NITs and whose annual family income is less than Rs. 2 Lacs. This scholarship is offered across four years to meritorious engineering students from economically-disadvantaged families.
Panasonic Scholarship is a scholarship by Panasonic India is for the 1st year engineering students who either hold a BPL card or are not able to fund their studies at IIT. An assistance of INR 42,500 per year per student for four years to cover their tuition fees is provided through Panasonic Scholarship.
It is a scholarship for B.Tech and MBBS students and is given to those students whose annual family income is less than Rs. 1,80,000. This is a scholarship given on merit cum means basis.
10. FAEA BHEL Scholarship
It is a scholarship provided by BHEL and is given to students of Socially & Economically Weaker Backgrounds in the Below Poverty Line - BPL Category. It is given to engineering students as well as to the students in other streams like science, arts, and commerce. It covers the tuition fee, maintenance fee, books allowance etc.
11. Swami Vivekanand Merit Cum Means Scholarship (For West Bengal Students)
This is the Scholarship by Govt. of West Bengal for the students of the state who have taken admission in the first year program of the Engineering. The scholarship is applicable only to students whose annual parental income is less than Rs. 2,50,000.
Scholarships for Engineering Students in India: Merit Based
Many organizations in India provide merit-based scholarships to students who are bright but couldn't afford the high cost of higher studies. A list of all Merit-based scholarship for engineering students in India has been given below
UGC Scholarship is offered to meritorious students to help them in higher education. Every year, close to 20,000 students are benefited from this scholarship. The students who have secured 1st and 2nd rank in university get the scholarship from UGC to carry on their post-graduation studies.
2. Central Sector Scholarship (By MHRD)
Central Sector Scholarship is given by MHRD to the meritorious students who have secured good marks in Class 12 board exams and have taken admission in 1st year of an undergraduate course in a recognized university in India. Central Sector Scholarship is given to students on the basis of marks scored in class 12 and no separated exam s conducted for it.
3. OP Jindal Engineering & Management Scholarship (OPJEMS)
OPJEMS is a scholarship for Engineering students. This scholarship is offered by O.P. Jindal Group companies and was started in 2007. Every year 100 scholarships are given to students from 40 engineering & management institution. The shortlisted students will take an online test to qualify for the scholarship.
Selected engineering students will receive Rs. 80,000 as scholarship.
4. IET India Scholarship (Discontinued)
This scholarship is offered by IET for 2nd & 3rd year Engineering students in India. The scholarships worth Rs. 8 lacs will be given to the selected students. The students have to go through multiple rounds of selection including an online test to get this prestigious scholarship. This scholarship was not available for the year 2017.
NEST scholarship exam is conducted by SUFI (NGO) and SEMCI and is open to 3rd & 4th year Engineering Students. NEST Scholarship is given on the basis of merit to the students in science, medical and engineering course. 10 or more scholarships of Rs. 35,000 will be given and the topper of the NEST exam will get Rs. 75,000
6. Google Anita Borg Scholarship (Only for women)
Google Anita Borg scholarship is given to female undergraduate/postgraduate students who are pursuing studies in the field of science or closely related field based on their academic performance and leadership qualities. Many Indian women have won this scholarship from Indian engineering colleges and science institutes.
7. NTPC Scholarship (Only for SC/ST & PH Candidates)
Students pursuing full-time Diploma Course in Engineering in the discipline of Electrical, Mechanical, Instrumentation, Electronics, Civil and Telecommunications in any of the institute recognised by the Government are eligible for NTPC Scholarship. The scholarship amount is Rs. 4000 per month.
TOEFL Scholarship is for pursuing undergraduate/ graduate degree program in institutes which accept TOEFL score in India, Australia, Mainland China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. This scholarship is provided by ETS i.e. Education Testing Service. Candidates aspiring for studying abroad can avail TOEFL scholarship.
Aditya Birla Scholarship is given by Aditya Birla Group for pursuing studies in IITs, IIMs, BITS Pilani and Law Colleges in India. Aditya Birla Scholarships cover a large part of academic fees as well as the hostel fees for the above-mentioned colleges.
This scholarship is given to 2nd-year students of the selected engineering colleges viz. MIT Manipal, VIT Univerity Vellore, IIT Gandhinagar, BITS Pilani and Tezpur University Assam.
The scholarship is given to students of selected engineering colleges in India which are IIT Delhi, DTU, IIT Bombay, BIT Mesra and NIT Tiruchirapalli. The students will receive a scholarship of $2,000 (USD) per year for the 3rd and 4th year of their undergraduate studies.
12. Samsung Star Scholarship (For JNV Students)
Samsung Star Scholarship is given to undergraduate students of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya pursuing B.Tech & M.Tech. This scholarship is given to the students on the basis of their merit at the Joint Entrance Examination Main (Advanced).
This is an opportunity to pursue an Internship with Adobe India and also get a scholarship for the B.Tech Tuition Fee.
Other Opportunities for the Engineering Students
Foreign exchange programs give students an opportunity to study in a different country and environment. Given below are some of the exchange programs that are available for Engineering students.
- SN Bose Scholars Program-A 3 months student exchange program to leading institutions in the USA.
- Charpak Exchange Program- An Exchange Program of 1-4 months (basically for one semester in leading to a leading institution in France.
- Global Undergraduate Exchange Program- Spend one semester of your undergraduate studies in the USA. All expenses paid
Internships for Engineering Students in India
Given below are the various internship for Engineering Students in India. Students can take part in any of the below-mentioned internships and gain an invaluable experience that will help in career growth in the future.
- MITACS Global Internship- 12 weeks Internship in Canada. (Open to 5th, 6th & 7th Sem Students)
- Internship with Microsoft Research- Only Final Year students can apply for this.
- DAAD wise Internship- Internship for around 3 months in top institutions in Germany. Students of 5th & 6th Sem can apply for this internship.
- Viterbi-India Program- 8 weeks Research In USA supported by Viterbi School of Engineering and the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF)
- University of Queensland Summer Research Program - It is a 10 weeks research program in Australia for 1st-year students of UG Studies.
- Charpak Internship - It is offered by French Embassy in India to students pursuing graduate or postgraduate studies in science, economics or engineering fields and wish to attend training courses at a French laboratory during the academic break, i.e. between May and July.
- LAMP Fellowship- An opportunity to work with a Member of Parliament in India after completing graduation for 11 months + a stipend of Rs. 20,000 p.m.
- Lok Sabha Fellowship
Competitions for Engineering Students in India
Many international companies conduct regular competitions where engineering students can easily participate and win a large amount of money or a prize. A list of all the competitions for Engineering Students in India has been given below
- Google Student Ambassador Program
- Google Code Jam
- Honda Young Engineers and Scientist Awards
- All India Contest on Nuclear Science & Technology- Conducted by Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India.
- Mahindra Driverless Car Challenge
- Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge
- Dr Ambedkar National Essay Writing Competition- First Prize Rs. 1 Lac
- All India Essay Competition on Nuclear Science & Technology - Conducted by Department of Atomic Energy, GOI
- Innovation Jockey by Accenture and Powered by Yahoo
Opening in Indian Armed Forces for Engineering Students
For engineering students, there are various opportunities in the Indian Defence Services. All the students who want to directly contribute to safeguarding the country, these are the golden opportunities. Mentioned below are the various opening in Indian Defence Services for Engineering Students.
Scholarship for Engineering Students for Master's outside India
For engineering student wanting to pursue their Master's outside India, a list of all the scholarships for engineering students for Master's outside India has been given below
- Charpak Scholarship for Master's in France
- Commonwealth Shared Scholarship
- Study in Germany Scholarships
- Study in Singapore Scholarships
- Study in Australia Scholarships
Admission in MBA and M.Tech after Engineering
Many engineering students, after completing their engineering, go for MBA. MBA, which stands for Master of Business Administration, is a post-graduate degree that transforms an individual into an expert in managing businesses. Given below are some of the major entrance exams for MBA in India.
- CAT Exam
- MBA Entrance Exam - Complete List + Updates
- XAT Exam
- MAT Exam
- GATE Exam - For admission in M.Tech
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