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Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan Scholarship 2017-18

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About Rashtriya Sanskrit Scholarship

Applications are invited for Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan Scholarship 2017-18 from students pursuing higher studies in Sanskrit from a recognised educational institution, at the levels of Shastri, Graduation, Acharya, Post Graduation, Vidyavaridhi, PhD. The Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan Scholarship 2017-18 up to Post-Graduate and equivalent courses will be tenable for one Academic year and for PhD it will be for two years.

Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan is a deemed university set up by the Government of India propagates and promotes Sanskrit language. Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan (Deemed University), New Delhi was set-up in 1970 by the Government of India for propagation, promotion and learning & research in Sanskrit languages in India.

Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan Scholarship 2017 Dates


Steps   Online Application Starts Online Application Ends
Step-1 Online Registration/Profile updation for Institutes  27 July 2017 30 August  11 October 2017
Step-2 Student application for scholarship after activation of relevant institute 30 July 2017 10 September 20 October 2017


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Rashtriya Sanskrit Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Gender Both
Region India
Class/ Age Sanskrit including Pali/Prakrit Students (Class 9-12), Graduation & Post Graduation

The applicants will be considered for a scholarship if they have undergone a course of not less than one year or two semesters in Sanskrit.

The students of faculties of Arts or Humanities having Sanskrit as Major/ Minor subjects will be eligible for the scholarship in case of Graduation and Post Graduation only.

  • Students of Class 9 & 10 or equivalent studying  Sanskrit/Pali/Prakrit as a paper of at least 100 marks.
    • To be eligible, the student should have secured minimum 60% marks in the previous class examination and must have secured 60% in the concerned subject.
  • Students of Class 11 & 12 or equivalent studying  Sanskrit/Pali/Prakrit as a paper of at least 100 marks.
    • To be eligible, the student should have secured minimum 60% marks in the previous class examination and must have secured 60% in the concerned subject.
  • Shastri/Graduation/B.A./B.A.(Hons.) course of 3 years with Sanskrit/Pali/Prakrit as a subject of at least 100 marks.
    • To be eligible, the students should have secured minimum 
      60% marks or equivalent in the aggregate and also in 
      Sanskrit/Pali/Prakrit in Class 12
  • Acharya/M.A. Degree-Pursuing post graduation degree in Sanskrit/Pali/Prakrit.
    • To be eligible, the students should have secured minimum 60% in aggregate in graduation in Sanskrit/Pali/Prakrit.
  • Vidyavaridhi/Ph.D - Pursuing PhD in Sanskrit/Pali/Prakrit.
    • To be eligible, the students should have secured minimum 60% in aggregate in M.A./ Acharya in Sanskrit/Pali/Prakrit.
  • Minimum Percentage of marks for the following category:
    1. General - 60%
    2. SC / ST - 50%
    3. OBC - 55%
    4. Physically Handicapped - 50%

The students who have joined MA after B.Ed / M.Ed / M.Phil for them the last qualifying exam will be BA provided there is no gap in the study.

Not eligible for the scholarship

  • The student availing scholarship from some other source will not be eligible for Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan Scholarship.
  • The person applying for the scholarship should not be employed anywhere else.

Rashtriya Sanskrit Scholarship Reward

Scholarship Amount

  • Class 9 & 10 - Rs. 2,500 (Rs. 250 p.m.)
  • Class 11&12-  Rs.3,000 (Rs. 300 p.m.)
  • B.A./Shastri:  Rs. 4,000 (Rs. 400 p.m.)
  • M.A./Acharya: Rs.5,000 (Rs. 500 p.m.)
  • Ph.D./Vidyavaridhi: Rs. 15,000 (Rs. 1500 p.m.) + Rs. 2,000 as contingency for 2 years 

Scholarship Period

  • The scholarship will be applicable for 1 year (10 months) starting from July 1 and will end on April 30.
  • Scholarship for Ph. D will be applicable for 2 years ( 24 months) 

Payment of Scholarship

The scholarship amount will be transferred directly into the accounts of students through e- transfer and an intimation letter will be issued to the institution.

Rashtriya Sanskrit Scholarship Application form and Process

To apply for Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan Scholarship 2017-18, the student has to fill the application form online.

Download Application Form to apply online

Documents to be Submitted with the application form

  • Attested Marks sheet of the latest qualifying examination.
  • Caste certificate in case of SC/ST/OBC/Physically Handicapped issued by the competent authority. - It should be in the name of student and certificate in the name of parents will not be accepted.
  • For Class 9-10 students, they must submit the scholarship application form duly countersigned by concerned District Education Officer.
  • Photocopy of the Passbook
  • Attested Photocopy of Aadhar Card / Voter Card / School Id/ College ID Card
  • Photocopy of Joining Letter - Attested by Principal / HOD
  • Photocopy of Sanctioned Letter - Attested by Principal / HOD

Signing the Application Form

Application form along with all the supporting documents should be attested by signed by the Headmaster / Principal/ Vice Principal/ Registrar /Head of Concerned Department with seal/ rubber stamp failing which the application form would be rejected.

Counter Signing of the Application

For affiliated schools Director of Education State / District Education Officer / Block Education Officer
For Govt. schools Prinicipal of concerned schools
For Kendriya Vidyalaya  Prinicipal of concerned schools
For Govt Colleges Prinicipal of concerned colleges
For affiliated colleges Registrar of the affiliating university
For Affiliated to Sansthan Principal of Adarsh Sanskrit Mahavidyala / Affiliated Mahavidyalaya / Vidyapeetha


The applicants are required to mention their account number along with the IFSC Code in the online application form. The photocopy of the passbook of bank account should also be attached with the application form.

Rashtriya Sanskrit Scholarship Selection Process

  • Incomplete applications and applications received after the due date will not be considered.
  • The Scholarship will be granted based on the percentage of marks obtained in Sanskrit / Pali / Prakrit and also on the aggregate marks secured in the previous class.
  • The merit would be prepared by taking into account the overall grade/ percentage plus grade/percentage obtained in Sanskrit. However, for Sanskrit (Hons) Students the grade percentage obtained in Sanskrit only will be taken.
  • The applicant must have secured the said marks and rounding off marks will not be allowed.

Rashtriya Sanskrit Scholarship Contact Details

Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan
Under Ministry of Human Resource Development
56-57, Institutional Area, Janak Puri, New Delhi-110058

Phone: 91-11-28521994, 28524993,28524995 
Fax : 91-11-28520976(Registrar) Gram: 'SAMSTHAN'
Email: rsks@nda.vsnl.net.in

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