Govt. of Maharashtra

Sahara India Scholarship Scheme for the Meritorious Student

The Sahara India Scholarship Scheme For The Meritorious Students Of Low Income Group is offered by the Sahara Welfare Foundation, India. The objective of the foundation is to ensure educational development of meritorious students, free from economic of low-income group families. The scholarship is applicable for the Indian students who wish to pursue Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies at any colleges in Pune and Pune District.  Sahara India scholarship scheme is to be provided to 300 students of undergraduate classes and 200 Postgraduate students- A total of 500 students annually be given a scholarship. The scholarship provides Rs.9000/- for Graduation level and Rs.18, 000/- for Post Graduation level students. The scholarship is awarded to the students who wish to pursue Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies at any colleges in Pune and Pune Districts. The aim of the scheme is to ensuring educational development of meritorious students and free from economic restraints of low-income group families. The scheme also ensures that continues development of potential talent.

Benefits of Sahara India Scholarship Scheme for the Meritorious Students:

  • The scheme is to be provided to 300 students of Undergraduate
  • The scheme benefits to 200 Postgraduate students
  • The meritorious students at graduation level will be provided Rs. 750 per month (Rs. 9000/- annually)
  • post-graduation level will be provided Rs. 1500 per month (Rs. 18,000/- annually)
  • The scholarship is given to the total 500 student

Eligibility Criteria of Sahara India Scholarship Scheme for the Meritorious Students:

  1. Student must be citizen of Maharashtra
  2. Student must be permanent resident of Pune or continue living in Pune for the last 5 years
  3. Maximum age for scholarship at graduation level shall be 22 years and for scholarship at post-graduation level shall be 25 years
  4. Families having annual income up to 03.00 lacs (Rupees Three lacs only) are eligible to apply for this scheme

To apply:

  • Under Graduation level
  • 80% entry level percentage
  • Post Graduation level
  • 75% entry level percentage for Non-Professional courses (Science, Commerce, and Arts etc.)
  • 65% entry level percentage for Professional courses (Management, Medical, Engineers) 5% grace in percentage for students reapplying in successive years both professional and non-professional courses will be admissible

Application procedure for Sahara India Scholarship Scheme for the Meritorious Student:

Step 1: screening and sorting

  • Percentage as specified for entry level at under graduation, post graduation and reapplication in successive year respectively without gap in academic sessions
  • Annual family income up to 3 Lacs
  • Must be permanent resident of Pune or continue living in Pune for the last 5 years
  • Maximum age for scholarship at graduation level shall be 22 years and for scholarship at post-graduation level shall be 25 years

Step 2:  For selection of applicants

  • Preparation of a percentile list in descending order (i.e. higher to lower) amongst the total eligible applicant
  • Preparation of a list of annual family income in ascending order (i.e. lower to higher), of all the eligible applicants
  • Merging of the list prepared as point 1 & 2 of selection process to finalize the final list

Reference and details:

  1. http://www.unipune.ac.in/other_academic_and_service_units/board_students_welfare/pdf/sahara-scholarship.pdf
  2. http://www.moderncollegegk.org/images/sahara/Sahara.pdf
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