Debesh-Kamal Scholarship for Higher Studies Abroad


Apart from the educational assistance to numerous students for their studies, the Institute offers a scholarship named Debesh-Kamal Scholarship every year for higher studies/research abroad.


Students who have obtained 1st class in Honours or Masters degree from an Indian University/College and have obtained a letter confirming admission in a subject into a foreign university are eligible.


1. Debesh-Kamal Scholarships will be awarded by the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Kolkata, to deserving candidates for the purpose of higher education/research abroad. The scholarship will be open to Indian nationals irrespective of caste, creed, or religious faith. 2. Applications i) Applications for the scholarships, as well as any subsequent correspondence, are to be addressed to the Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Gol Park, Kolkata 700 029, and the envelopes should carry the inscription Debesh-Kamal Scholarship. ii) Candidates will have to submit, along with their applications, a Postal Order/ Bank Draft for Rs. 100/- in favour of the Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, as the application fee which is not refundable. 3. Qualification and Age i) The candidates must have a uniformly good academic record with first class marks at the Honours or Post-graduate level, relaxable by the Selection Committee. ii) They should not ordinarily be more than 30 years of age. Exceptions may be made for short-term post-graduate or post-doctoral researchers. 4. Area of Study The preferred subjects of study/research are the humanities and the basic sciences, but candidates in other disciplines, such as social sciences and applied science and technology, will also be considered. i) The candidates will have to submit evidence of their having been admitted to a course of study/research at a major university or comparable academic institution abroad. ii) Research students/scholars will have to submit along with their applications an outline of their research project as may have been approved by the university/institution concerned 6. Mode of Application i) All candidates must submit application in the prescribed form, with a passport size photograph, along with relevant papers as well as attested photocopies of certificates, marksheets, etc. ii) Candidates short-listed from an evaluation of their applications will have to appear before a Selection Committee at the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Kolkata. They will have to bear their own travelling expenses. But the candidates who will appear for the interview from distance beyond 100 km may be paid II Class Railway fare. The decision of the Selection Committee about the eligibility of a candidate and his/her selection shall be final. 7. Value and Tenure of the Scholarship i) The value of a scholarship will be around Rs. 1.00 lakh for one year only. Since this amount will not be adequate for studies abroad, candidates will have to produce acceptable evidence of other resources or committed financial support. ii) Debesh-Kamal Scholarship will be tenable for one year only.


The process of selection for this scholarship starts from the 3rd week of February and completed by June every year. The Application Form and Rules downloaded from the website will be accepted from 3rd week of February till 3rd week of April duly filled up. Any Form submitted beyond the stipulated time mentioned will not accepted. Alternatively, a candidate may directly write to the Institute on or before 3rd week of March for the said Form and Rules by sending a self-addressed envelope of 10x4.5 cm with stamp of Rs 5/-. Selection: A panel of experts interviews the candidates on scheduled dates by middle of June and candidates found eligible are selected for awarding the scholarship. For More Details Log on :
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