The Narotam Sekhsaria Scholarship is administered by The Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation which is a not-for-profit organization. This foundation was set up by an endowment from Mr. Narotam Sekhsaria, a visionary entrepreneur with a strong sense of social commitment. An Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), formerly the University Department of Chemical Technology (UDCT), Mumbai graduate with distinction, he promoted Gujarat Ambuja Cements and led the organisation to become the most efficient cement company in India. In 2002, he established the Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation to undertake activities in the areas of health, education and employment generation by designing its own programs and also by partnering with other organizations to support their projects.
The Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation under its Scholarship Program awards interest-free loan scholarships to Indian students with a consistently good academic record. The scholarship amount (upto a maximum of Rs. 20 lakhs) is decided as per the assessment of the Foundation. These scholarships are awarded to students who wish to pursue their postgraduate studies in the fields of Pure Sciences, Applied Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences and Humanities, Law, Architecture and Management (MBA) at prestigious Indian and international universities.
Who can apply: Narotam Sekhsaria Scholarship Program is open to:
- Indian nationals residing in India.
- Students below 30 years of age.
- Graduates of a recognized university (students in the final year of a degree course and those awaiting their results are also eligible to apply).
- Students having sought admission for a postgraduate degree program at any prestigious university for the fall intake.
- Students awaiting a decision from a university for the fall intake. However, the award of the scholarship is subject to them securing admission.
Scholarship Amount: The Narotam Sekhsaria Scholarship Program awards interest-free loan scholarships for postgraduate studies (Master’s degree) upto a maximum of Rs. 20 lakhs.
Scholarship Repayment: On receiving a copy of the visa, the scholarship for post-graduation amount will be disbursed. Repayments will commence one year after the completion of the course as per the following schedule:
1st year after course completion: Nil, 2nd year after course completion: 30% of the scholarship amount, 3rd year after course completion: 35% of the scholarship amount and 4th year after course completion: 35% of the scholarship amount.
Please note that you will have to pay an application fee for this scholarship program, Rs. 500/- which is non-refundable under any circumstances.
The last date to apply this year is March 28, 2017.
For more details and to apply, visit Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation Scholarships’ Page.
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