The KC Mahindra Scholarship and grants are provided every year to Indian nationals who have achieved meritorious academic records but belong to financially weak backgrounds and are unable to support their education. The program offers an opportunity of pursuing Post-Graduate Studies Abroad, to students looking for studies abroad at a recognized university or institute.
The applications for the current session of 2021-22 are open and the last date to apply is March 31, 2021. The courses applied overseas must commence by August 2021 or may stretch till February 2022 but not beyond that.
|Scholarship Type||Merit-Based, Need-Based|
|Organization||K.C. Mahindra Education Trust|
|Application Deadline||Mar 31 ,2021|
|No. of Scholarships||N/A|
|International Students Eligible||Yes|
|Scholarship Website Link||https://www.kcmet.org/what-we-do-Scholarship-Grants.aspx|
To be eligible for the KC Mahindra Scholarships for Post-Graduate Studies Abroad, applicants must make sure to fulfill the scholarship requirements. Applicants must:
Students who wish to take admission in undergraduate courses, short term courses or those who want to attend seminars or conferences abroad are not eligible to apply for these grants/scholarships.
Eligible applicants for the KC Mahindra Scholarship can apply online by completing a scholarship application. Applicants are required to submit all the required documents for the scholarship application. The applications must be submitted as per the specified deadline i.e., March 31, 2021.
The required documents include:
The KC Mahindra Scholarships for Post-Graduate Studies Abroad applications must be completed in all respects which generally requires the personal and educational details of the applicants along with the details where the applicant has taken admission overseas. The course and its duration are also to be filled in the form.
The total number of applications received for the scholarship has increased in number over the years. The selection criteria for KC Mahindra Scholarship is quite competitive. The chart below shows the selection trends over the last four years.
The main criteria for the selection of the scholarship are:
The selection committee considers the courses in which the applicants have taken admission overseas and the future long and short term plans these applicants showcase through their statements written along with the application.
The selection committee finally interviews the applicants and the decision of the committee is final and binding on all. Consisting of a number of eminent personalities, the selection committee interviews the shortlisted candidates over a period of two days.
Named after Mr. Kailash Chandra Mahindra, the co-founder of Mahindra and Mahindra group of industries, the KC Mahindra Education Trust offers scholarships for overseas studies in the form of interest-free loans.
|Basis of granting the award||Merit and Need|
|Number of Scholarships||Varies|
|Separate Application Needed||Yes|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Award Value||4 lakhs- 8 lakhs per annum|
For 2019, the total value of the scholarship awarded was Rs. 2.6 crores awarded to 62 candidates. 28 of the total recipients were graduates from the IITs and the rest were alumni of other premier educational institutes including BITS Pilani, the National Law Schools, Lady Shri Ram College, St. Xavier’s College, St. Stephens and Sir JJ College of Architecture.
The recipients of the 2019 KC Mahindra Scholarships for Post-Graduate Studies Abroad secured admission to the highest-ranking universities overseas including Harvard, Stanford, Columbia, Carnegie Mellon, Michigan, UC Berkeley, Georgia Tech, Pennsylvania, London Business School, LSE, Oxford and Cambridge.
Most sought after programs for the recipients included programs ranging from Computer Science, Engineering, MBA, Law, Public Policy and Economics. KC Mahindra was the very first scholarship program set up at the Trust by Mr. K C Mahindra. The scholarship continues to offer bright Indian students the possibility of pursuing their higher education at reputed universities abroad.