Several students from the science stream dream to pursue engineering after passing high school. It is one of the most preferred and sought-after degree courses for students especially with MPC subjects while pursuing high school. However, the ever-increasing tuition fees, college fees, cost of books, etc. Puts a financial burden on them and lead them to drop their dream of pursuing B.E or B. Tech for higher studies. The good news is that such students have more options available at their end to realize their dream of becoming an engineer rather than looking for alternate career options. These students can always win a scholarship to pursue engineering. The scholarship is the door of opportunity for such students battling higher costs of engineering degree courses that will lead them straight to success.   

So, here are a few opportunities to explore for the Karnataka students instead of letting go of their dreams of becoming an engineer. Moreover, not only the government but private institutions offer these scholarships enabling more and more students to get into their dream college.  

Engineering Students Scholarships in Karnataka Offered by the Central and State Governments  

Karnataka being the educational hub of India, houses a huge student base, millions of teachers and several institutions.   

Merit Cum Means Scholarship for Professional and Technical Courses CS (Minorities), Offered by Government of India  

Run by the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India, this scholarship is for students from minority communities. Students can apply for this scholarship from July to September (exact dates are announced by the authorities beforehand). The educational aide under this scheme allows the selected students to pursue professional and technical courses for a graduate degree.   

Incentive for SSLC & 2nd PUC Students, Karnataka  

This scholarship program is aimed at helping the minority community students who have passed 10th and 12th with 85% marks or above in the board exams conducted by the Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board or Department of Pre-University Education receive scholarship benefits for higher education. This scholarship is offered by the Minority Welfare Department, Directorate of Minorities, Government of Karnataka.   

Merit-Cum-Means Scholarship for Minorities, Karnataka  

Minority community students who want to pursue a professional or technical course find huge help with this scholarship scheme. It is also offered by the Directorate of Minorities, Government of Karnataka. The scheme offers a reward of up to Rs. 30,000 to students who have passed with 50% or above in the previous board exams and have an annual family income below 2.5 lakhs.  

Samagra Shikshana Karnataka Fellowship  

The Department of Education, Government of India runs this fellowship program for post-graduate students or professionals who have work experience of about 3 to 10 years. The program offers the selected fellows a stipend of Rs. 70,000 for the duration of their fellowship.  

AICTE-National Doctoral Fellowship Scheme  

Run by the All-India Council for Technical Education, students can apply for the scholarship between April to June. Aimed at higher education and research from AICTE approved institutions, this scheme is offered to graduate or post-graduate degree holders with 75% and above GATE scores in 5 years. A total of 300 candidates per year are given this scholarship based on the eligibility criteria. Fellow candidates receive a sum of Rs. 31,000/- month for the first two years followed by Rs. 35,000/- month for the third year.  

AICTE PG (GATE/GPAT) Scholarship  

The All-India Council for Technical Education offers this scholarship program who have valid GATE or GPAT scores. It awards a post-graduate scholarship of Rs. 12,400 per month full-time GATE/GPAT qualified students admitted to AICTE approved postgraduate programs in AICTE approved Institutions/ University Departments.  

Private Funded Scholarships  

Keep India Smiling Foundation Scholarship Program  

Colgate – Palmolive (India) Pvt. Ltd runs this private scholarship program that is aimed at offering foundational support to meritorious students from all over the country. This program also focuses on mentorship and career guidance to the selected beneficiaries as and when required. This program is offered the candidates who could be in either of the groups-  

  • Individuals help others with educational support by teaching  
  • Sportspersons who have represented the state or country at the national or international level.  
  • Secured good scores in the 12th board.  

Siemens Scholarship Program  

Siemens Scholarship Program is designed to help you give the support to achieve both your personal and professional goals. It is for the individuals who are passionate and resolved to succeed through hard work, determination, devotion and perseverance and students who are in the first year of engineering at a Government College.  

Ratan Tata Scholarship for Engineering Students  

The Ratan Tata Scholarship for Engineering students offered by Tata Education and Development Trust is also for the meritorious students from all over the country who wish to pursue an engineering degree. 20 students are selected each year through this program who have qualified senior secondary level exams with higher marks and are covered with tuition fees throughout their scholarship program.   

Sitaram Jindal Foundation Scholarship   

Funded by a charitable organization based in Bangalore, SJF Scholarship is aimed at helping students pursue their dream careers. It is a merit-cum-means based scholarship for BTech students across the country. The students falling in the bracket of class 11th to postgraduate courses can apply for this scholarship for pursuing a BTech or any other technical/ non-technical course.    

Scholarship for Girls  

Adobe India Women-in Technology Scholarship    

Through the Adobe India Women-in-Technology Scholarship, women are encouraged to showcase their excellence in computing and technology and become future leaders and role models in the field. This program covers the fund toward tuition fees for the remainder of the award recipient’s university education. It also provides an opportunity for Summer Internship at Adobe India. A Selection Panel of Adobe Technical Specialists review all applicants and choose the winners at their discretion. An Indian female citizen student enrolled as a full-time student in a formal technology 4-year BE / B.Tech education program or an Integrated ME/MS/MTech program at an Indian University or Institute are eligible to apply.  

Loreal India For Young Women in Science Scholarship  

Young women who have passed Class 12 and wish to pursue higher education in science have an opportunity to fulfil their dreams with the help of this program. The scholarship is offered to promising young women who are economically disadvantaged. Selected women scholars receive financial aid to cover college fees for graduate studies in any scientific field (Pure Sciences/Applied Sciences/Engineering/Medical, etc.) at a recognized college or university in India.  

UGAM – Legrand Scholarship Program  

Female Students from all over the country who aspire to pursue a Master’s Program at one of the French Higher Education Programs can enjoy the benefits of this program to fulfil their dreams. Students with an annual family income below 10 lakhs, children of martyred armed forces personnel are eligible to apply for this scholarship program.   

TATA Realty Scholarship for Girls Pursuing First Year B.E/ B.Tech.  

This program is for the first-year B.Tech. or BE students and thrives to boost equal higher education opportunities for girls in the country. the girl students must have successfully secured admission into the B.Tech. or B.E Courses to be eligible to apply for the scholarship. Furthermore, the applicant must have scored at least 60% in class 12th along with an annual family income of less than 5 Lakh INR. The amount of Rs. 1 Lakh is given to the selected students. 

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