Scholarships after Class XII for engineering aspirants

Scholarships after Class XII for engineering aspirants

Engineering Scholarships – Engineering is one of the most sought after course options for students as it offers a multitude of lucrative career opportunities. No wonder, more than 15 lakh candidates compete to grab admission opportunities in the best engineering colleges.  This makes engineering entrance exams among the toughest tests to crack. However, that is not the only difficult part of studying engineering. The high fee structure of engineering programmes, which majorly lie in the range of Rs 10 lakh to Rs 20 lakh, makes it difficult for students to arrange funds for their B.Tech/BE courses. In some of the top engineering colleges the 4-year programme costs even more.

While education loans from banks are available with provisions post-study re-payment options, the cost of interest and mortgage cost are a few factors which deter many students from opting for the bank loans.

It, therefore, makes sense that many students seek engineering scholarships to fund their educational expenses. Many government institutions, universities, private organisations as well as corporates offer engineering scholarship to deserving candidates to pursue their engineering programme.

Thus, scholarship opportunities present alternative funding options for engineering courses. The nature of scholarships, however, varies from institutions to institutions. There are different criteria – Means, Merit, Merit-cum-Means – basis which scholarships are offered by different institutions.

We present here details of some of the best scholarships for engineering candidates provided by both central and state governments.

Types of engineering scholarships after class XII for engineering aspirants

  • Central Government Engineering Scholarships
  • State Government Engineering Scholarships
  • Private Engineering Scholarships

Government-Funded Engineering Scholarships

The government provides a number of engineering scholarships to candidates to pursue their education. It enables aspirants to lighten their financial burden. Check below some of the well-known government scholarships for engineering students.

Popular Engineering Scholarships offered by Central Government

Sr.No Engineering Scholarship by Central Government Scholarships Provider
1 Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship (PMRF) Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India
2 Ramanujan Fellowship (Science and Engineering Research Board) Science & Engineering Research Board
3 Post Matric Scholarships Scheme for Minorities Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India
4 Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses CS (Minorities) Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India
5 Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India
6 AICTE PG (GATE/GPAT) Scholarship All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
7 AICTE-National Doctoral Fellowship Scheme All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
8 Khorana Program for Scholars Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF)
9 Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme for Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles Welfare and Rehabilitation Board, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.
10 S.N. Bose Scholars Program SERB, DST (Govt. of India), IUSSTF & WINStep Forward

 Popular Engineering Scholarships offered by State Government

Sr.No. Engineering Scholarship by State Government Scholarships Provider
1 Nagaland State Merit Scholarship Department of Higher Education, Government of Nagaland
2 NEC Merit Scholarship, Tripura Directorate of Higher Education, Government of Tripura
3 PRERANA Post Matric Scholarship for ST/SC/OBC/SEBC/EBC Communities Government of Odisha
4 Rajarshi Shahu Maharaj Scholarship, Maharashtra Social Welfare Commissionerate Office, Government of Maharashtra
5 Rajasthan Yuva Vikas Prerak Internship Program (RYVP) Government of Rajasthan
6 State Merit Scholarship, Kerala Government of Kerala.
7 Suvarna Jubilee Merit Scholarship, Kerala Government of Kerala.
8 Swami Vivekananda Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Minorities, West Bengal Government of West Bengal
9 Technical Education Scholarships for PG/Degree/Engineering Courses, Himachal Pradesh Directorate of Technical Education, Vocational & Industrial Training, Government of Himachal Pradesh


Private Funded Engineering Scholarships

Private organisations like universities, institutions, NGOs or foundations also provides a number of engineering scholarships to deserving candidates who wish to pursue engineering programs.  The Private Funded Engineering Scholarships provided to candidates are generally based on merit. Check below some of the popular private engineering scholarships that aspirants can avail.

Popular Private Engineering Scholarships

S.No. Private Engineering Scholarships Scholarships Provider
1 Ajmal National Talent Search (ANTS) Examination Ajmal Foundation
2 Amrita Entrance Examination-Engineering (AEEE) Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
3 Chandigarh University Scholarship and Admission Test (CU-SAT) Chandigarh University
4 Foundation for Excellence Scholarship Foundation for Excellence
5 G.P. Birla Education Foundation Scholarship G.P. Birla Educational Foundation
6 GITAM Admission Test (GAT) GITAM University
7 GV School Development Programme (GVSDP), VIT Scholarships Vellore Institute of Technology
8 HDFC Educational Crisis Scholarship HDFC Bank
9 IndusInd Foundation Merit-cum-Means Scholarship IndusInd Foundation
10 KIET Group of Institutions Merit Scholarship KIET Group of Institutions, Uttar Pradesh
11 LPU National Entrance and Scholarship Test (LPUNEST) Lovely Professional University
12 NIU Scholarship cum Admission Test Noida International University
13 OP Jindal Engineer & Management Scholarship O.P Jindal Group
14 RGIPT M.Tech Fellowship Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology
15 Sahu Jain Trust Loan Scholarship Sahu Jain Trust
16 SEST Shoolini Engineering Scholarship Test Shoolini University
17 Shiv Nadar University Scholarship Shiv Nadar University
18 Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Admission Test (SAAT) Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan University
19 SRM University Scholarships SRM University
20 Yashad-Sumedha Scholarship Programme Sumedha in partnership with Hindustan Zinc Limited, Udaipur

Engineering Scholarships for Girls

Many engineering scholarships are exclusively available for girl candidates. The engineering scholarships for girls are meant to financially empower them so that they pursue their career without any financial hurdles. Read below some popular engineering scholarships for girl.


Sr. No. Engineering Scholarships for Girls Scholarships Provider
1 Adobe India Women-in-Technology Scholarship Adobe-India
2 Fair and Lovely Foundation Scholarship Fair and Lovely Foundation
3 Dr Reddy’s Foundation Sashakt Scholarship Dr Reddy’s Foundation
4 L’Oréal India For Young Women in Science Scholarship L’Oréal India
5 UGAM – Legrand Scholarship Program Legrand India
6 Tata Housing Scholarships for Meritorious Girl Students Tata Housing
7 Indo-U.S. Fellowship for Women in STEMM Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India and Indo-U.S. Science & Technology Forum (IUSSTF)


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