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Organization : Ministry of Tribal Affairs
Scholarship Name : National Overseas Scholarships For ST Candidates From 2017-18 To 2019-20
Applicable For : ST Students
Applicable States/UTs : All Over India
Last Date For Receiving Application : 11.12.2017
Website : https://tribal.nic.in/
Scholarship Details : https://tribal.nic.in/NOS/
Guidelines : https://www.scholarships.net.in/uploads/19391-Guidelines.pdf

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National Overseas Scholarships For ST Candidates :

I. Objective Of The Scheme :
** The scheme provides financial assistance to students selected for pursuing higher studies abroad in certain subjects at the Masters level, and for Ph. D and Post-Doctoral research programmes. Bachelor level courses in any discipline are not covered under the scheme.

Related : Ministry of Tribal Affairs 2016-17 National Overseas Scholarship/Passage Grant Scheme of ST Candidates : www.scholarships.net.in/9038.html

20 awards per year would be sanctioned to ST students as under :

 Sl. No. Category No. of Award
1 Scheduled Tribes 17
2 Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PTG) 03
Total 20

(ii). If for any specific year, successful candidates are not available to the extent prescribed for either of the above listed categories, the awards for that year would be inter-changeable vice-versa between the above categories.

** Six awards (30%) are earmarked for girls. However, in case the earmarked slots remain un-filled, these slots may be transferred to boys. Priority will be given to candidates who have already secured preliminary letter/offer of admission; second priority will be given to those who cleared GRE/GMAT/TOFEL etc. and have started applying to various universities and thereafter other candidates.

(iii) The jurisdiction of the scheme extends only to providing prescribed financial support to the selected candidates for pursuing higher education in the specified subjects. The scheme does not cover any area related to employment opportunities of the awardee after his/her having availed of the award.

II. Subjects Covers Under The Scheme :
The subjects/disciplines in which courses may be undertaken for grant of award are listed below :

 Field of study Number of slots for the field of study
1.Engineering 07
2. Management
3. Economic/Finance
3. Pure Science 03
4. Applied Science 03
5. Agriculture 05
6 .Medicine 05
7. Humanities 05
8.Social Science 05

An illustrative list indicating the subjects under each field of study mentioned above which will qualify for consideration for award of scholarship is given at Annexure-I.

III. Duration Of Award With Financial Assistance :
The prescribed financial assistance shall be provided till completion of the course/research or the following period, whichever is earlier :
(a) Post-Doctoral Research – 1 & 1/2 years (One and a half year)
(b) Ph. D. – 4 years (four years)
(c) Master’s Degree – 1/2/3 years (One/Two/Three years) depending upon the duration of the Course.

IV. Eligibility Criteria :
(i) Minimum Qualifications :
(a) For Post-Doctoral : 55% marks or equivalent grade in relevant Master’s Degree and Ph.D.
Experience : 5 years – Research/Teaching/ Professional in the concerned field is desirable. Candidates with experience would be given preference.

(b) For Ph.D. : 55% marks or equivalent grade in relevant Master’s Degree.
Experience : 2 years’ – Teaching/ Research/ Professional / M. Phil Degree in the concerned field is desirable. Candidates with experience would be given preference.

(c) For Masters’ Degree : 55% marks or equivalent grade in relevant Bachelor’s Degree.
Experience: 2 years’ work experience in the concerned field is desirable. Candidates with experience would be given preference.

(ii) Age :
** Below 35 years, as on first day of July of the relevant year of the award.

(iii) Income Ceiling :
** Total family income from all sources of the employed candidate or his/her parents/guardians or spouse should not exceed Rs. 6.00 lakh per annum (excluding such allowances as are not treated as part of total income for the purpose of income-tax ) as certified by the employer. A copy of latest tax-assessment, be also enclosed with application.

(iv) One Child In A Family And One Time Award :
** Not more than one child of the same parents/guardians will be eligible and to this effect a self-certification will be required from the candidate. An individual can be given the award only once and cannot be considered for the award for a second or subsequent time.

V. Other Mandatory Condition :
** Other mandatory conditions have been placed at Annexure-II to this document

VI. Value Of The Scholarship :
(i) Annual Maintenance Allowance :
** The Annual maintenance allowance in US will be US Dollars 15,400 ($ Fifteen thousand four hundred only) for all level of courses covered under the Scheme. The annual maintenance allowance for candidates in United Kingdom will be Pound sterling 9,900 (£ Nine thousand nine hundred only) for all levels of courses covered under the scheme. For other countries, US Dollar or equivalent rates would be applicable.

(ii) Annual Contingency and Equipment Allowance :
** The Annual Contingency and Equipment Allowance for books/essential apparatus/study tour/typing and binding of thesis etc. will be $ 1532 (US Dollars One thousand five hundred thirty two only) for the candidates in US and for candidates in United Kingdom, it will be £ 1116 (Pounds sterling One thousand one hundred sixteen only). For other countries, US Dollar or equivalent rates would be applicable.

(iii) Poll Tax :
** Actual shall be paid, wherever applicable.

(iv) Visa Fees :
** Actual visa fees in Indian Rupees will be paid.

(v) Incidental Journey Expenses :
** Incidental journey expenses up to US Dollars 18.70 or its equivalent in Indian Rupees are permissible.

(vi) Fees :
** Tuition fees as per actual will be admissible.

(vii) Medical Insurance Premium :
** Actual as charged will be admissible.

(viii) Cost of Air Passage :
** Air passage grant on actual basis from India to the nearest place to the educational institution and back to India, by economy class and shortest route in arrangements with the national carrier, shall be provided.

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