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    Debesh Kamal Scholarship

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    Indian students planning to pursue higher education in any international university may apply for the Debesh Kamal Scholarship. The scholarship program is applicable for undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate degree programs.

    • Debesh Kamal Scholarship is valid for all universities in the world, including universities in the US, UK, Canada.
    • Recipients are awarded with a scholarship amount of INR 1 Lakh.
    • The scholarship reward amount must be used for tuition fees only.
      • Other expenses (accommodation, travel, insurance) must be borne by the recipient only.
    • Selections are finalized after an interview session of shortlisted candidates.

    Debesh Kamal Scholarship is open for Indian students of all academic fields. However, preference will be given to those belonging to humanities and social science.


    Scholarship TypeMerit-Based, Need-Based
    Offered byTrust
    OrganizationRamakrishna Mission
    Application Deadline Apr 30 ,2020
    No. of ScholarshipsN/A
    RenewabilityOne Time Payment
    International Students EligibleYes
    Scholarship Website Link

    Eligibility Criteria

    Indian Nationals irrespective of their caste, creed, and religion are accepted as the applicants for this scholarship. The applicant’s age should not be more than 30 years and admission at an institution abroad. should have been procured by the applicant to be eligible for this.

    In addition, for Debesh Kamal Scholarship, an applicant has to fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

    • Must possess a good academic record
      • Preferred subjects of study/research: Humanities and the basic sciences
      • Applicants wishing to study in other areas like social sciences and applied science and technology are also considered
    • Must have enough financial resources to cover the other expenses of his/her studies abroad.
    • Must have been accepted by the recognized foreign university or equivalent institution for the desired course/study.
    • Research applicants should have their research project approved the accepting institution.

    Application Process

    Application Form: Debesh Kamal Scholarship PDF file
    Application Fee: 100 INR (non-refundable)
    Required Documents:

    • Bank Draft
    • Attested photocopy of the proof of age
    • Attested photocopies of academic certificates and mark-sheets
    • Proof of acceptance /enrolment to the university abroad
    • Passport size photograph
    • Outline of the Research project approved by the university (applicable for Research scholars)
    • Any other document that can support your application.

    Mailing Address:
    Debesh Kamal Scholarship
    To Secretary
    Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture 
    Gol Park, Kolkata 700 029

    Selection Process

    Evaluation of all the submitted applications will be conducted by a selection committee appointed by the Mission for this purpose.

    Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an individual interview session. The session will be conducted by the selection committee at:

    Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture,
    Gol Park,
    Kolkata 700 029

    The applicants have to bear the expenses of traveling to Kolkata to appear for this interview themselves. However, applicants residing more than 100 km away from the city of Kolkata will be reimbursed second class railway fare for their travel.

    Note:” The Committee may make certain exceptions for short term or highly prestigious courses/projects, which entirely depends on the selection committee members”

    Grant Details

    Debesh Kamal Scholarships are applicable to universities in Canada, Germany, the US, UK, Australia, Singapore, etc. In short, it is valid for all countries where Indian students prefer to go for higher education.

    Award Criteria Merit-based
    Separate Application Required Yes
    Mode of Application Paper Application Required
    Selection Criteria Interview based
    Award Amount 1 Lakh INR
    Minimum Qualification High School Graduate
    Contact Information Email:
    Phone: : (91-33-) 2464-1303

    Terms & Conditions

    • Since the maximum award amount is 1 lakh INR only, students are expected to have sufficient financial resources to cover the expenses which will not get covered by the scholarship.
    • Students pursuing all courses will be considered for the scholarship. But the selection committee will give preference to students pursuing education in humanities and the basic sciences.

    The Debesh Kamal scholarship is meant to waive off a part of the expenses an Indian student, studying abroad might incur. Students who apply for this scholarship are required to declare any additional scholarships/ financial aid they might be receiving. Furthermore, they are required to sign an undertaking stating that they will endeavor to enhance the corpus fund of the Ramakrishna Mission. This will ensure that the Debesh Kamal Scholarship remains available for other deserving students.

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