Applications have been invited from Indian nationals either on line through [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] or on plain paper in the prescribed format for nominations from India for the award of Commonwealth Scholarships in United Kingdom tenable from September/ October 2013 for higher studies/ research/ specialized training in the subjects mentioned below in the United Kingdom. Upto Sixty (60) nominations are to be sent to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission for final selection to be made by them. Out of these not more than twenty five (25) are for doctoral studies.
ELIGIBILITY : The candidate should not be more than 40 years of age as on 12.10.2012 and fulfill the minimum qualifications .
(i) ONE YEAR MASTER’S COURSES OR EQUIVALENT DEGREE,
(ii) DOCTORAL DEGREE OF UPTO THREE YEARS DURATION
(A) ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY: 1. Electronics/Electrical 2. Environmental Studies 3. Remote Sensing Technology 4. Communication Engineering 5. Biotechnology or Biochemical Engineering 6. Robotics 7. Computer Applications/ Computer Science 8. Aerospace Engg./Aeronautics 9. Civil Engineering 10. Material Science 11. Mining Engineering and 12. Marine Engg.
(B) SCIENCE (PURE AND APPLIED) : 1. Mathematics 2. Molecular Biology 3. Physics and 4. Chemistry (including Pharmaceutical/Medicinal Chemistry).
(C) AGRICULTURE : 1. Agronomy & Forestry.
(D) HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES : 1. History 2. Sociology 3. Management Studies 4. Economics 5. Philosophy 6.Psychology 7. Law 8. English (Literature/Linguistics) and 9. Political Science with International Relations.
Candidates who have already been registered for Ph.D or completed Ph.D. or are about to complete, will not be considered.
FOR Ph.D. DEGREE: One should hold or able to produce the certificate of Master’s Degree by October 2012 in the concerned subject fields (indicated above) securing 60% or above marks in Humanities and Social Science group and 65% or above marks in the relevant subjects in Medical, Engineering and Technology, Science and Agriculture Group.
LAST DATE OF RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: For those applying by post, applications on plain paper (as per format given below) alongwith the required documents (attested copies of all certificates/ degrees/diplomas have to be attached) should reach Section Officer, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education, External Scholarship Division, ES.4 Section, West Block1, Wing-6, 2nd Floor, R.K. Puram, New Delhi - 110 066 by 12th October 2012.
For those applying online, hard copy of application alongwith supporting documents should be submitted so that it may to reach the above-mentioned address by 12th October 2012. Last Date: 7th October, 2012 for applying online.