The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India announces its Central Sector Scholarship Scheme for college & university. The Scholarship scheme is a part of 11th five-year plan and is awarded to meritorious students who passed class 12. The objective of the Scheme is to provide financial support to the students having family income of less than Rs.6 lakh per annum to pursue higher studies.

On total, 82,000 Scholarships are offered annually to students in the age group 18-25 years under the scheme. The scholarship is being disbursed directly into the bank account of the beneficiaries. The class 12 pass out students of academic year 2015 onwards can apply to the scholarship online.


  • The student must have a pass certificate of 12th class.
  • The scholarship is given on the basis of marks scored in class 12 and no separate exam is conducted.
  • Students above 80th percentile of successful candidates in the relevant stream from a particular board in class 12 are eligible.
  • Compulsory possession of Aadhaar card.
  • For renewal of scholarship, students are requested to furnish marksheet with about 60% marks, 75% attendance and a proof of non involvement in any ragging activities.


  • The candidate receives the scholarship at a rate of Rs.10,000 per annum for the first three years and Rs.20,000 per annum for fourth and fifth year.


  • Candidates applying for the first time need to visit the National e-scholarship website.
  • The envelope containing application form and other documents should bear CSSS-2018 online registration number on the top.
  • Documents to be enclosed :

As a proof of joining a undergraduate course, a signed&stamped report issued by the head of the institution.

Original copy of parents income affidavit


Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL) on behalf of Department of Biotechnology is presenting Bioinformatics National Certification (BINC). The program, BINC 2018 aims at certification of bioinformatics professionals. The certification help employers in recruiting the potential candidates with notable skills in Bioinformatics. This also enhances the employment opportunities for the candidates.

The syllabus includes Bioinformatics, Biology, Physical & Chemical Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics and Computer Science & Information Technology.


  • Candidates willing to apply need to be bonafide Indian citizens residing in India.
  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, Agriculture, Veterinary, Medicine, Pharmacy, Engineering and Technology are eligible.
  • Candidates in final year of Bachelor’s/ Master’s degree can also apply.


  • The certification is an add-on to the profile of the candidate.
  • Successful candidates are eligible for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) for pursuing Ph.D. in Indian Institutes/Universities.
  • No formal training, diploma or certificate in bioinformatics is required to apply.
  • Successful candidates will receive Award letter/certificate.
  • A cash prize of ₹ 10,000 each will be awarded to the top ten successful candidates.


  • Candidates need to register online on the Website and fill the application.
  • The detailed syllabus is also mentioned on the website.
  • There will be Part 1 (Paper 1) objective type exam of 2 hours. Candidates scoring a minimum of 40% in Part 1 will appear for Part 2 short answer type questions of 3 hours and Paper 3 practical exam of 2 hours.
  • Pay fees online – ₹ 600 for General candidates, ₹ 400 for Women/OBC candidates, ₹ 200 for SC/ST candidates. Fee exception can be availed by differently abled candidates.
  • A candidate can choose any 3 centers of his/her choice and details of centers are made available on the official website.

The last date for online registration is 31st May 2018, 5 pm.

Display of the list of eligible candidates on the website will be on 8th June 2018.

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is the premier national agency for encouraging and conducting biomedical research in India, aiming to build a pool of efficient biomedical scientist. It also promotes building capacity of institutions involved in both basic and clinical sciences.

ICMR offers fellowship to the Biomedical Scientists. The objective of this fellowship is to build up efficient chains of biomedical researchers in various spheres of biomedical research. Research in the fields of basic, applied, epidemiological and clinical sciences have made an effective scientific atmosphere. It aims to find diagnosis and prevention of prevailing communicable diseases. The duration of the fellowship is 3-6 months for young scientists and 10-15 days for senior scientists. Follow This


  • Young Scientists – 12 fellowships per year.
  • Senior Scientists – 6 fellowships per year.


  • The candidate should be a citizen of India and working in the country.
  • Senior Scientist must be below 57 years and Young Scientist must be below 45 years.
  • Should possess an M.D/Ph.D degree. The fellowship also requires at least 3 years teaching/research experience for Young Scientists and 15 years for Senior Scientists in a recognised Institute.
  • Applicant must have forwarded application by the Employer/Head of the Institution with a statement that the candidate will be considered as a full-time employee of the Institution during the period of his/her fellowship.
  • Should submit a Letter of Acceptance from the host Institute where he/she proposes to work during the fellowship. Read Guidelines Governing the Fellowship
  • The applicant should submit a relevent plan of training accompanying project for the fellowship.
  • Should be a regular employ in a recognized Biomedical/Research/Health Institution.


  • Young Fellow will get US$ 3000 per month which includes accommodation and other expenses.
  • Senior fellow will get US$ 200 per day or maximum of US$ 3000 for the entire duration of stay.
  • Both fellows will get return airfare and contingency charges (includes the cost of visa, taxi charges from place of duty to airport and back, overseas mediclaim insurance expenses) of maximum Rs. 20,000.


  • Download the application form.
  • Fill all the details.
  • Submit 10 copies of application to “InternatIonal Health Division (IHD), Indian Council of Medical Research, V. Ramalingaswami Bhawan, Post Box No.4911, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi – 11002”
  • Screening of application will be held at the International Health Division, ICMR for shortlisting candidates.
  • For more details, go to the Website

The last date of receipt of applications is 28th February 2018.

The Science Research Contest 2017 aims at bringing young researchers from the states of Maharashtra & Goa, Gujarat & Karnataka to exhibit their research projects, ideas and to promote interest among them.

A research project from any subject related to the field of science and technology can be taken up as a group activity with more than 1 participant but not exceeding 3. The same participant can be associated with more than 1 project. See the list of earlier Winning projects. Bear in mind the objective of your project, clarity about the concept, innovative ideas involved, methodology, quality and interpretation of results, applicability or usability of the project, presentation etc.


  • The contestant should be a college student (S.S.C. passed), pursuing an undergraduate degree in any discipline.
  • In case of integrated PG course, students who are studying in first 3 years can only participate in this contest.
  • The contestant must be from any college in Vadodara district (Gujarat), Belagavi/Nippani districts (Karnataka) and in the states of Maharashtra & Goa.
  • A contestant should not hold any degree till 31/12/2017.
  • Age of contestant should not exceed 25 years on 31/12/2017.


  • 3 awards each of Rs. 12,000 are awarded. They are Parashuram Bajee Agashe Vidnyan Sanshodhan Puraskar, Leela Parashuram Agashe Vidnyan Sanshodhan Puraskar and Sharad Naik Vidnyan Sanshodhan Puraskar.
  • If the winning project has been executed under the direction of an expert, the latter will be congratulated with a special honour of Rs. 2000.
  • Marathi Vidnyan Parishad shall bear travel expenses of the outstation students for the final presentation.

Application procedure:

  • No entry fee! Fill the Application form online.
  • Language of your project can be in Marathi/English/Hindi. While filling the application form, upload a PDF copy of research work of your project report. Fulfill the onscreen instructions while filling the online form.
  • The total number of pages in the report must be restricted to 3 with a file size of less than 3 MB. For the format of your project, read More
  • The final presentation is going to held in Mumbai at the end of January 2018. The maximum duration given for each presentation is 15 minutes followed by queries from examiners.
  • Awards will be distributed on annual day festival of Marathi Vidnyan Parishad held in the last week of April 2018.
  • For queries while filling the application form, send an email to [email protected]
  • Visit Marathi Vidnyan Parishad

The last date for submission of projects is 20th December 2017.

The DLF Foundation is inviting applications from undergraduate and postgraduate students to apply for the DLF Foundation Scholarship AKANSHA 2017. This scholarship is given to support those students who are unable to collect funds for their higher education. A total of 80 scholarships will be given, out of which 65 scholarships will be for the undergraduate students and 15 will be for the postgraduation students.


  • The candidate must be a resident of Gurugram.
  • The applicant must be admitted to pursue any of the following courses – B.Tech, MBBS, Paramedics, CS/CA/ICWA, LLB, BBA, Mass Communication, Hotel Management, MBA or M.Tech.
  • The applicant’s family income must not be more than Rs. 5 lakhs per year.
  • The applicant must have been admitted to an “A” grade college or institution.


  • The applicants pursuing their MBBS, if selected will be receiving INR 50,000 per annum.
  • The applicants pursuing other undergraduate courses, if selected will be receiving INR 40,000 per annum.
  • The applicants pursuing their post-graduation, if selected will be receiving INR 50,000 per annum.

Application procedure:

  • Register by clicking on ‘Apply now’ first.
  • Enter all your details.
  • Upload the necessary documents – Employee ID proof (if available), Aadhar card, Income proof & Proof of rank of competitive exam.
  • Click on submit.
  • Visit the Website

The last date to apply is 25th November 2017.

University of Dundee: Overseas RPG Scholarship from the School of Medicine

The University of Dundee, United Kingdom is one of the prestigious institutions in the world since 1967. Their only mission is to make significant changes locally as well as globally. So, the School of Medicine at the University is offering an exciting scholarship offer to all international aspirants. This will be probably one of a kind of opportunity for all those who dream to study abroad. Grab this opportunity and make it count.


The Dundee university’s overseas RPG Scholarship especially requires applicants to check the following criteria before applying for the same.

  • Level of Study: Ph.D only
  • Subject: Medicine
  • Applicants undertaking full-time study program may apply.
  • Applicants may not avail for any other scholarships or funds while applying for Overseas RPG Scholarship.
  • All applicants must have a good academic caliber as well.
  • In addition, every applicant must especially meet the English language requirements.
  • Self-funding evidence is mandatory.
  • Finally, any kind of supporting materials such as CV, project proposal etc are taken into account.

Benefits to the applier:

The Overseas RPG Scholarships from the School of Medicine provides a strong financial support as well as other benefits.

  • Value: Benefits of up to 50% reduction in tuition fees

Application procedure:


North South Foundation (NSF) Scholarships 2017

The North South Foundation is a non-profit organization in action since 1989. NSF is providing a great helping hand for students from weak economical backgrounds. Academically excellent as well as talented students are given complete support financially. NSF supports undergraduate students entering into engineering, medicine or 3-year polytechnic (diploma in engineering) based on merit and financial need.


The following are the entry requirements especially needed while applying for the North South Foundation Scholarship.

  • Open to all Indians.
  • Only students among the top 10% in class 10th or 12th or CET/JET ranks in their states can apply.
  • Students in Professional courses such as engineering, medical, polytechnic, dental etc in a government college may apply.
  • The annual family income should be less than Rs. 90,000.
  • Most importantly, the student should not be availing any other scholarships.
  • Preference is given to fresh students going to college, students from government schools or colleges and top rankers.

Benefits to the applier:

  • The scholarship amount ranges from Rs. 10,000 – Rs. 25,000 per student.
  • Students with high academic standards may receive aides (until graduation).

Application procedure:


ICO Three-Month Fellowship in molecular pathology, clinical ocular oncology, experimental pathology and specialized microbiology

The International Council of Ophthalmology represents and serves professional ophthalmologists throughout the world. This fellowship is served at training centers in Denmark, India, U.K and the U.S. Three-Month Fellowship programs will help promising ophthalmologists from developing countries to enhance their practical skills and broaden their perspectives. Fellows are expected to bring the acquired knowledge and skills back to their home country and take part in programs to preserve and restore vision.


  • Applicants must be less than 40 years old at the time of applying for the fellowship.
  • Applicants have to return to their respective countries and resume their previous positions to apply the knowledge during this fellowship.
  • Applicants must have completed the residency training of ICO before applying for the fellowship.
  • Applicants must have passed the aptitude exams of ICO.
  • Applicants from countries with ICO ophthalmologic societies will be given the first preference for this fellowship.

Awards & Benefits :

  • A maximum of USD 6000 to cover travel and living expenses for three months.

Application Process: 

  • Step 1: Identify your Country for the ICO fellowships to be shown for which you are eligible.
  • Step 2: Complete the eligibility check & if you are eligible then proceed.
  • Step 3: Select your host training center & apply.
  • Step 4: When the host committee approves your application, it will be reviewed by ICO.
  • Candidates who have previously served an ICO Three-Month Fellowship can apply.
  • Applicants cannot reapply if their previous application was rejected.
  • For applications submitted by the 30th September deadline, the fellowship is awarded and notices are sent out in January.  The earliest start date is April 1.
  • Go to How to Apply
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  • Grand Challenges Exploration India: Innovation for global health

Grand Challenges Exploration is a partnership framework as well as community for the Department of Biotechnology in India. It includes India’s Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It aims to launch joint initiatives that helps improving innovative health and development research within India. The partners for the same are India’s Department of Biotechnology, India’s Biotechnology Industry Research assistance council and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Applicants may submit a practical and original project idea. The same should include the working concept, stage of development,IP ownership issues,a short term strategy and long term direction. Further details are as follows. Applicants must clearly go through all terms and conditions before applying for the same.

More about the Programme:

Grand Challenges Exploration is a support as well as chance for all aspirants.

  • The programme is designed to address issues such as infectious diseases, maternal and child health.
  • Also, Family planning, Nutrition and mental health.
  • All details and application is available online.(link below)

Selection of proposals includes the following criteria:

  • Novelty in innovation.
  • Potential Societal Impact.
  • Access and affordability.
  • Sustainability
  • 18 month plan and execution capability.


Grand Challenges Exploration requires following eligibility criteria:

  • Open to all Indians.
  • Indian companies applying should have authorization.
  • Also, They need to submit an illustration of their active programs and accomplishments in the country.

Benefits to the applier:

Grand Challenges Exploration awards cash prize to the winner.

  •  Winners will be given an award of Rs 50,00,000.
  • Also, It is followed by a prize of Rs 10,00,000 for completing schedule on time.


For additional information, details or furthermore queries log on to:


Finally, The last date for submission of proposals is August 31st 2017.





Tata Trust Fellowships and Research Grants

The Tata trust is providing a goldeb chance to all aspirants of research to win exciting prizes.  The research grant is open in different fields. So, all eligible applicants may make a good use of this golden opportunity. This programme seems like one of the best opportunity available in these fields now. All important details are given below.

More about the programme:

The Tata Trust Fellowships and research grants can  be you doorway to success as well as excellence.

  • The Fields of Research are : Autism and Dyslexia, And Public health.
  • Duration: six months to 1-2 year.
  • Application form available online.
  • Finally, all applicants must go through all rules as well as terms and conditions before applying for the same.



The Tata Trust Fellowships and research grants requires the following eligibility criteria:

  • Open to all age groups.
  • Its most noteworthy that applicants who previously received a grant from any other entity are not eligible to apply.

Educational Qualifications :

For Autism and Dyslexia:

  • Master’s degree in psychology. (applicable skills)

For public health:

  • Master’s degree or PhD in public health or community-based medicine — MMBS / MS / MD


  • Junior fellowships are open to applicants with a master’s degree or a PhD and with 4-10 years of  experience.
  • Senior fellowships are for applicants with master’s degree or PhD with 10-15 years of experience. Also in addition they should be able to conduct or lead an independent research.

Benefits for the applier:

The Tata Trust Fellowships and research grants are providing as much services and allowances as possible.

  • Grants are awarded as cash rewards to all those who stand a chance. Also, other funds are also credit based
  • Other allowances such as research database allowance, and a communication and travel (domestic) allowance are also available.
  • In some case, Funds for international travel are also considered.



For Furthermore queries and additional information log on to:


Finally, Last date of application is 24th August 2017.