The Canara Bank Scholarship are open apply now. Canara Bank scholarship portal, also referred to as Scholar’s Corner, has been designated by UGC as the Nodal agency for disbursing scholarships and fellowships of UGC. A state-of-the-art scholarship disbursal system, the Canara Bank scholarship portal is integrated with Public Financial Management System (PFMS) as per the provisions of UGC to distribute scholarship/fellowship amount through DBT.

Given below is the list of UGC scholarships/fellowships that are disbursed through the Canara Bank scholarship portal.

List of scholarships/fellowships disbursed through Canara Bank Scholarship Portal

S.No.Name of scholarship/fellowshipReward
1.Radhakrishnan FellowshipUp to INR 41, 900 per month for 3 years along with the yearly contingency grant of INR 50,000 and other benefits
2.National Fellowship for OBCFellowship amount of up to INR 28,000 per month along with contingency grant and escorts/reader assistance for differently abled candidates
3.Kothari FellowshipA monthly fellowship amount of up to INR 46,500 along with contingency grant, HRA and other benefits
4.NET JRF FellowshipThe fellows receive a monthly fellowship amount of up to INR 28,000 along with contingency grant, HRA and escort/reader assistance.
5.Indira Gandhi Single Girl Child ScholarshipMonthly scholarship allowance of INR 3100
6.Maulana Azad National FellowshipFellowship amount of up to INR 28,000 per month along with contingency grant and escorts/reader assistance for differently abled candidates
7.Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SCFellowship amount of up to INR 28,000 per month along with contingency grant, HRA and escorts/reader allowance for physically handicapped and blind candidates
8.Ishan-Uday Scholarship
  • INR 5400 per month to candidates pursuing general degree courses
  • INR 7800 per month to candidates pursuing technical/medical/professional/paramedical courses
9.Swami Vivekanand Single Girl Child ScholarshipThe fellows receive a monthly fellowship amount of up to INR 28,000 along with contingency grant and escort/reader assistance for PwD candidates.
10.Emeritus FellowshipAn honorarium of INR 31,000 per month for 2 years along with a contingency grant of INR 50,000 per annum
11.Postdoctoral Fellowship for WomenA fellowship amount of up to INR 46,500 per month along with a contingency grant of INR 50,000 per annum for 5 years
12.PG Scholarship for University Rank HoldersINR 3,100 per month for a period of 2 years
13.Postdoctoral Fellowship for SC/STA fellowship amount of up to INR 46,500 per month along with a contingency grant of INR 50,000 per annum for 5 years and other benefits
14.PG Scholarship for Professional Courses for SC/ST
  • INR 7,800 per month for a period of 2 years for ME/MTech students
  • INR 4,500 per month for a period of 2 years for other professional courses
15.BSR Fellowships in SciencesA fellowship amount of up to INR 27,900 per month along with contingency grant of up to INR 25,000 per annum and other benefits
16.UGC-BSR Faculty Fellowship SchemeA research grant of INR 5 Lakh per annum along with a fellowship amount of INR 50,000 per month for a maximum period of 3 years
17.AICTE GATE ScholarshipINR 12,400 per month

Now that you know about the UGC scholarships/fellowships offered through the Canara Bank scholarship portal, let’s read brief details about these schemes as mentioned below.

Canara Bank Scholarship Portal – Eligibility of Scholarships/Fellowships

The UGC scholarships/fellowships listed on Canara Bank scholarship portal are mostly for postgraduate students who wish to pursue research as their career. Given below is the detailed eligibility criteria that an applicant needs to fulfil before applying for the UGC schemes.

Eligibility of scholarships/fellowships listed on Canara Bank scholarship portal 

S.No.Name of scholarship/fellowshipEligibility
1.       Radhakrishnan Fellowship
  • Candidate must be unemployed
  • Must be below the age of 35 years as on the last date of application submission (relaxation of 5 years for reserved categories)
  • Must have minimum 55% of marks at UG & 60% of marks at PG level (5% relaxation of marks for reserved categories)
2.       National Fellowship for OBC
  • Applicant must be unemployed
  • Must have passed the postgraduate exam
  • Annual family income must not exceed INR 6 Lakh
  • Must have registered for regular, full-time M.Phil./Ph.D. in Science/Humanities/Social Sciences/Engineering & Technology
3.       Kothari Fellowship
  • Applicant must hold a PhD degree in relevant subject under the Science faculty
  • Must be unemployed and below the age of 35 years (relaxation of 3, 5 and 10 years for reserved categories of OBC, SC/ST/Women and PwD, respectively)
4.       NET JRF
  • Applicant must have completed a Master’s degree with at least 55% marks in Humanities, Social Science, Computer Science and Applications, Electronic Science, etc. (5% relaxation of marks for reserved categories)
  • Applicant’s age must not be more than 30 years
5.       Indira Gandhi Single Girl Child Scholarship
  • Applicant must be a girl student admitted into the regular, full-time 1st-year master’s degree course.
  • The candidate must be the only child of her parents.
  • Applicant must not be more than 30 years of age.
6.       Maulana Azad National Fellowship
  • Applicant must have qualified CBSE/NTA-UGC-NET/ CSIR-NET examination.
  • Must be registered as regular & full-time M.Phil./Ph.D. student
  • Must belong to a minority community
  • Annual income must not be more than INR 6 Lakh.
7.       Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SC
  • Applicant must belong to SC and ST category.
  • Must have passed postgraduation
  • Must be registered in full-time M.Phil./Ph.D. courses as a regular student
8.       Ishan-Uday Scholarship
  • Applicant must be the domicile of North-east states
  • Annual family income not more than INR 4.5 Lakh
  • Applicant must have secured admission in the 1st year of any degree course, including integrated course
9.       Swami Vivekanand Single Girl Child Scholarship
  • The scholarship is open for single girl child only.
  • Applicant must be pursuing a regular, full-time PhD programme in Social Sciences at a recognised Indian University/ Institution/ College.
  • The maximum age limit for general category applicants is 40 years and 45 years for SC/ST/OBC and PwD.
  • The scholarship is also open for transgender candidates.
10.  Emeritus Fellowship
  • The fellowship is open to highly qualified, superannuated and experienced teachers of recognised institutions/colleges/ universities.
  • The applicant must have contributed his/her service career with quality research and published work.
  • The fellowship allows the awardee to work with a well-defined time-bound action plan up to an age of 70 years.
11.  Postdoctoral Fellowship for Women
  • Only women candidates who are unemployed and hold a PhD degree can apply.
  • Applicant’s age should not be more than 55 years (relaxation of 5 years in age to SC, ST, OBC, PwD candidates)
  • Minimum percentage of marks obtained by general category applicants at UG level must be 55% and 60% at PG level (relaxation of 5% marks to SC, ST, OBC, PwD candidates)
  • Transgender candidates can also apply.
12.  PG Scholarship for University Rank Holders
  • The students who have completed their graduation in the following streams can apply –

Life Sciences

Chemical Sciences

Physical Sciences

Mathematical Sciences

Earth Sciences

Social Sciences

Languages

Commerce

  • Applicant must be the first or second rank holder at the UG level and enrolled in a full-time, regular master’s degree program at a recognised university/college.
  • Applicant’s age must not be more than 30 years at the time of admission in the PG course.
  • Minimum percentage of marks to be obtained by the student in graduation is 60%.
13.  Postdoctoral Fellowship for SC/ST
  • Unemployed candidates having PhD degree in the relevant subject can apply.
  • Maximum age limit for male applicants is 50 years while for female applicants is 55 years.
  • Applicant must have scored 50% marks at UG level and 55% marks at PG level.
  • Transgender candidates can also apply.
14.  PG Scholarship for Professional Courses for SC/ST
  • Applicant must belong to SC/ST category.
  • Must be pursuing 1st-year of the professional course at the PG level during the current year
  • The courses approved from leading regulatory bodies like MCI, NCTE, Bar Council of India, NCTIS, RCI, DCI, PCI, AICTE, Development Authority of India, Forensic Regulatory, INC and ICAR are considered as professional courses for which the scholarship is applicable.
15.  BSR Fellowships in Sciences
  • Applicant must be meritorious student willing to undertake advanced studies and research leading to a PhD degree in the field of Science.
  • Must belong to Departments of Sciences, Bio-Sciences, Agricultural Sciences, Engineering Sciences of the eligible universities
16.  UGC-BSR Faculty Fellowship Scheme
  • Applicant must have successfully supervised PhD dissertation of 15 (in Basic Sciences) or 10 (in Engineering & Technology) full-time students, 5 of whom have graduated during the last 10 years.
  • Applicant must have handled a minimum of 3 research projects in the last 10 years as Principal Investigator, funded by national/international agencies.
17.  AICTE GATE Scholarship
  • Applicant must have valid GATE/GPAT score.
  • Must have taken admission in a regular, full-time AICTE approved programme in the field of engineering, architecture or pharmacy such as Master of Engineering, Master of Technology, Master of Architecture or Master of Pharmacy
  • Must be admitted into AICTE approved institutions or university departments

 Canara Bank Scholarship Portal – Application Process

The financial support offered under the scholarships/fellowships listed in this article is disbursed through the Canara Bank scholarship portal. However, all these schemes that provide financial assistance to deserving candidates are applied through other channels. Let’s find how and where can you apply for these UGC scholarships/fellowships.

Application process of scholarships/fellowships listed on Canara Bank scholarship portal
S.No.Name of scholarship/fellowshipApplication Period*How to apply?
1.       Radhakrishnan FellowshipNAApply online through the official website of UGC
2.       National Fellowship for OBCNAApply online through the official website of UGC
3.       Kothari FellowshipRuns throughout the yearOnline application submission through the official website of DSKPDF (Dr D. S. Kothari Post-Doctoral Fellowship)
4.       NET JRFApplication announced twice a year, during the month of June and DecemberOnline application through the official website of NTA (National Testing Agency)
5.       Indira Gandhi Single Girl Child ScholarshipOctober-NovemberApply online through the National Scholarship Portal
6.       Maulana Azad National FellowshipDecember-JanuaryApply through the official website of UGC
7.       Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SCNAApply through the official website of UGC
8.       Ishan-Uday ScholarshipOctober-NovemberApply online through the National Scholarship Portal
9.       Swami Vivekanand Single Girl Child ScholarshipNAApply through the official website of UGC
10.  Emeritus FellowshipNAApply through the official website of UGC
11.  Postdoctoral Fellowship for WomenNAApply through the official website of UGC
12.  PG Scholarship for University Rank HoldersOctober-NovemberApply online through the National Scholarship Portal
13.  Postdoctoral Fellowship for SC/STNAApply online through the official website of UGC
14.  PG Scholarship for Professional Courses for SC/STOctober-NovemberApply online through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP)
15.  BSR Fellowships in SciencesDecemberApply online through the official website of UGC
16.  UGC-BSR Faculty Fellowship SchemeRuns throughout the yearApply online through the UGC’s FRPS (Faculty Research Promotion Schemes) portal
17.  AICTE GATE ScholarshipSeptember-OctoberApply online through AICTE portal

* The application period mentioned above is tentative and may change as the discretion of the scholarship/fellowship providers.

Canara Bank Scholarship Portal – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Given below are a few common questions about the Canara Bank scholarship portal that often arise into the minds of students.

Q1. How can a student apply for any of the scholarships listed on Canara Bank scholarship portal?

Refer to the table mentioned above under the ‘Application Process’ section to know the application procedure for each scholarship.

Q2. Are the applicants charged with any application fee for applying for the scholarship?

The applicants are not charged any kind of application fee while applying for the scholarship.

Q3. When can a student apply for the scholarships of Canara Bank scholarship portal?

The application period for each scholarship of Canara Bank scholarship portal varies. Please refer to the ‘Application Process’ section to know their respective application period.

Q4. How is the scholarship amount disbursed to the selected students?

The scholarship/fellowship amount is disbursed to students through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) in the accounts of the beneficiaries.