Organisation : Department of Posts, Karnataka Circle
Scholarship Name : Philately Scholarship Scheme ‘Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana’ 2018-19
Applicable For : Students of class VI to IX
Applicable State : Karnataka
Application Deadline : 20th July 2018
Website : http://www.karnatakapost.gov.in/
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Karnataka Post Philately Scholarship
Department of Posts has launched a philately scholarship scheme Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana (Scholarship for Promotion of Aptitude & Research in Stamps as a Hobby) on 03.11.2017 for generating interest regarding Philately amongst students.
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Students of class VI to IX having good academic record and pursuing philately as a hobby will be awarded scholarship on the basis of Philately Quiz & Philately Project to be conducted by Divisional/Regional/Circle offices. The amount of Scholarship per awardee is to be Rs. 6000/- per annum @ Rs. 500/- per month.
a) A Candidate must be a student (class VI to IX) of a recognized School within India.
b) Concerned School should have a Philately Club and the candidate should be a member of the Club.
c) In case the School Philately Club hasn’t been established a student having his own Philately Deposit Account may also be considered.
d) A candidate must have good academic record. At the time of selection for award of scholarship the candidate must have scored at least 60% marks or equivalent grade/ grade point in the recent final examination in 2018 (i,e V, VI, VII & VIII final exams for students studying in VI, VII, VIII & IX respectively), copies of progress report/marks card/certificate from the school authorities should be enclosed along with the application. There will be 5% relaxation for SC/ST.
e) Requirement of having a Philately Account/Membership of the School Philately Club would be with respect to the Date of Application and the student applying would have to mention the same in his/her application form. This is mandatory.
Interested candidates may submit the application to the concerned Divisional Head through Speed Post/Regd Post or by hand in prescribed form by 20th July 2018 addressed to the concerned Divisional Head (see the list below as Annexure).
The applications of all the interested candidates of a school can be sent in one envelope by the school incharge/head by Post or by Hand.
Before sending the applications the candidates should ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility criteria prescribed. Applications received through courier will not be entertained.
The Selection Process will be consisting of two levels (Level 1- Philately Written Quiz & Level- 2- Philately Project).
Level-1 Philately Written Quiz
A Philately Written Quiz at regional level will be conducted on 10th August 2018 by postal authorities in their respective regions which would act as a Screening Test for the second level.
The last date for submission of the application is 20th July 2018. Time duration for the written quiz test will be One Hour. Department of posts reserves the right to change the dates at a later stage.
The exact date of written quiz etc will be uploaded on www.karnatakapost.gov.in website. Participants are requested to regularly visit the website and keep themselves updated about the scheme from time to time.
Level-2 Philately Project
Students selected at the Regional Level Written Quiz will have to submit a Philately Project for final selection within Fifteen days after their selection is announced.
There will be no weightage of the marks secured in Philately Quiz in the final evaluation and the final selection would be decided solely on the basis of the marks secured in Philately Project.
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The results of the selected candidates of the quiz will be uploaded on Karnataka Postal Circle website www.karnatakapost.gov.in for detailing them on the list of Philately Project Topics & broad guidelines to be followed for writing their project.
The candidates selected in Philately Written Quiz can submit their project on any one of the topic from the list provided within 15 days to the concerned Divisional Office. Participants are requested to regularly visit the website and keep themselves updated about the scheme from time to time.
Philately Written Quiz will be a Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) quiz consisting of 50 (Fifty) questions from following subject: Current Affairs, History, Science, Sports, Culture, Geography and Philately (local & national).
Philately Project should not be of more than 4 to 5 pages. In the project, student may use not more than 16 stamps and not more than 500 words.
Detailed guidelines regarding the Project & sample project template will be uploaded on Karnataka Postal Circle website www.karnatakapost.gov.in after announcement of Philately written quiz to the selected candidates.
Amount of Scholarship
The amount of Scholarship is to be Rs. 6000/- per annum @ Rs.500/- per month for a selected candidate. Top 40 students from Level 2 (10 students maximum from each of the VI, VII, VIII & IX Class) will be awarded scholarships.
Disbursement of Scholarship
The scholarship will be transferred in the joint account (with parents) of awardees in India Post Payment Bank or Post Office Savings Bank in a branch, which has core banking facility.
** An awardee is eligible for the scholarship provided he/she maintains good conduct and continues his/her studies as a regular student.
** Scholarship may be revoked at any point of time by the competent authority on finding any irregularities in the eligibility criteria.
** A student must continue to have a Philately Deposit Account during the scholarship period.
** Student selected last year has to apply afresh.
** The Philately Deposit Account opened by them earlier should be live without a break.