SCHOLARSHIPS ABROAD – 2003
TYPES OF SCHOLARSHIPS
COURSES OF STUDY
1. Courses at Oxford, Cambridge, London School of Economics, Imperial College of Science & Technology in any available subject.
2. Graduate courses at American and European Institutions in subjects including Architecture, Business Administration, Communications (Film, Television, Journalism), Special Education and law,
3. Courses in Fine Arts, Applied Arts and Conservation, Design and Fashion Design, Theatre and Dance, Music and Composition.
Candidates should have obtained admission to the University or Institute of their choice prior to submitting the Inlaks application form. The Committee will consider only those candidates for interview, who have obtained admission.
SPECIFIC PROJECTS PROPOSED BY THE CANDIDATE
Research, training or professional improvement to be carried out abroad either independently, or at a leading institution. Candidates are expected to provide full details of proposed programmes, costs, evidence of agreement with, and admission to, such institutions. Preference will be given to projects relevant to the Indian situation.
The selection is made by an independent Selection Committee on the basis of written applications followed by personal interviews. The criteria are:
1. Potential and self motivation.
The candidates must show enterprise and the capacity to make an impact on one’s environment, the drive to transform ideas into reality and the ability to take full advantage of all aspects of their experience abroad.
2. Achievement and evidence of initiative.
Candidates must provide evidence of their abilities in addition to Academic achievements. They must show that they have already played a prominent role in some field such as the Arts, Communication, Debating, Journalism, Social Work, Sports, Technology or the Theatre (These fields need not necessarily be related to the proposed course). Age and opportunities available will be taken into consideration. Scholarships will not be awarded to candidates whose proposed course of study or specific project require field trips to India during their tenure.
3. Suitability of proposed course.
The candidates will be assessed on the value of their proposal not only to their own career but on the contribution they will be able to make subsequently to their country and to the environment.
Scholarships are open to all Indian citizens of either sex who hold a good degree from a recognised university and are resident in India at the time of application. They must be below 30 years of age on the first of July in the year of application. Prior admission to an institution is absolutely necessary, the institutions concerned must of top rank only.
Preference will be given to candidates who have not yet studied abroad. Applications for MBA and Engineering should have atleast two years working experience. The award of other grants, teaching assistantships and support from other sources for the proposed programme will be regarded by the foundation as a positive factor. The foundation also encourages applications from young people who are currently employed. Candidates are advised to consult the relevant university prospectus before applying for a particular course. They are also advised not to submit their application unless all requirements have been fulfilled.
Application forms are obtained from January 7 to April 15 2003 from :
P O Box 2108,
Delhi 110 007
They must be completed and returned by April 20, 2003 and must include:
1. Evidence of admission to a university or a course. Candidates in Architecture, Fine arts, Applied Arts and related subjects must submit twelve colour transparencies, of recent creative work, in a plastic folder giving the size of the original, the material used and the date completed. This material will not be returned.
2. Candidates for Film, Dance and Acting must submit video cassette VHS, which will be returned.
3. Candidates for music should submit a tape.
4. Two self – addressed stamped, (Rs. 6.00) envelopes (4″ * 9″)
The final interviews take place in May/June 2001, for candidates taking up places in 2001. All applicants must be available for interviews in India. Candidates who do not receive any communication by June 1, 2001 must assume that their application has been unsuccessful.
TENURE OF SCHOLARSHIPS
The scholarships cover return travel, tuition fees and adequate living expenses for the period granted. Tenure of other scholarships, teaching assistantships and part time jobs are permitted. The scholarships are not awarded to anyone who has already started a course of study or a project abroad.