CCRT notifies Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme 2015


Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme 2015 Centre for Cultural Resources and Training, under the aegis of Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India has invited applications for award of scholarship under Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme 2015 The CCRT is implementing Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme to provide facilities to outstanding young children selected in the age group of 10 to 14 years for developing their talent in various cultural fields such as traditional forms of music, dance, drama, painting, sculpture and crafts laying special emphasis on rare art form so The scholarship awarded under the scheme is for two years at a time which is renewable after every two years till the completion of the first university degree stage of education or up to the age of 20 years


Scholarship Subject to availability of funds, the total number of fresh scholarships to be awarded every year will be 620, of which 100 scholarships are exclusively reserved for Tribal Culture (those who possess a valid ST certificate issued by the Competent Authority) and 125 are reserved for children of families practicing traditional performing & visual arts, etc. and 20 for Differently Abled (Specially Challenged) children The remaining 375 scholarships will be treated as general scholarships Value of Scholarship i) The value of scholarship will be Rs.3600/- (Rupees three thousand six hundred only) per year for those children who undergo their specialized training at the station where they are pursuing their academic studies at the time of the award up to the completion of first university degree stage of education However, where the child is required to shift to a new station permanently for purpose of his/her specialized training and pursue his / her academic studies also at that station, only then the value of scholarship may be increased to Rs.400/- per month ii) The actual fee paid for the specialized training to the Institution or to the guru/teacher shall be reimbursed to the scholarship holder in addition to the value of scholarship indicated under (i) above, subject to a ceiling of Rs.9000/- (Rupees nine thousand only) per year All payments of scholarship shall be made to the parent/guardian of scholarship holders, who shall be responsible to pay the approved tuition fee to the guru/teacher and send the duly stamped payment receipts


Age Children whose date of birth is in between 01st July 2001 and 30th June 2005 (both days inclusive) are eligible to apply for the award of scholarships for the year 2015-16 Minimum three years training in the field of art form in which scholarship is being applied, either with a guru or in an institution is essential Application Form The application and other details may be downloaded from the CCRT website or collected free of cost personally/by post from any one of the following addresses Centre for Cultural Resources and Training, 15 A, Sector-7, Dwarka, New Delhi-110075, Tel-011-25309300, Email:;, Website CCRT Regional Centre, 3-B, Ambavgarh, Near Swarup Sagar, Udaipur-313001, Rajasthan, Tel 0294-2430764, 3291577, Fax 0294-2430771, Email CCRT Regional Centre, Opp C II, New Google Office,


Madhapur to Kondapur Main Road, Madhapur, Hyderabad-500081, Andhra Pradesh, Tel 040-23557050, Fax 040-23541901, Email CCRT Regional Centre, 58, Juri Par, Panjabari Road, Guwahati-781037, Assam, Tel 0361-2130020, Fax 0361-2130021, Email, Incomplete applications and those without relevant information and documents/specimens/photographs regarding training will not be considered Those who are already receiving the scholarship from CCRT or any other Institution should not apply again either for new scholarship or for extension A scholarship holder shall not receive any other cultural scholarship/stipend in case he/ she is selected for CTSS Scheme, without the prior approval of the CCRT Application for the scholarship should be submitted by the parents/guardians in the prescribed form in one field/subject only, after getting necessary recommendations from school/ institution and guru/teacher, where the applicant is studying and receiving training respectively, directly to the CCRT, New Delhi by 31st December 2014 Duly completed applications from children belonging to the families practicing traditional arts will be obtained through renowned Gurus/Institutions by the CCRT directly Last date for submission of complete and duly filled application form in the CCRT, New Delhi is 31st December 2014 The shortlisted candidates will be informed by post only about the dates, timings and venue of the Interview/Test which may be conducted at Regional level during the months of May-July 2015
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