The J. N. Tata Endowment Scholarships (JNTE) 2011–2012.
The Scholarship Program:
Inherent flexibility and transparency in the selection process define the
uniqueness of the J.N.Tata Endowment Scholarship Program.
The scholarships are open to:
» All Indian nationals irrespective of caste, creed, community,
socio-economic background, gender and geographical location.
» All age groups, upto the age of 45 years, covering the entire spectrum of
scholars from fresh graduates to mid-career professionals and academics with
several years of work experience.
» Scholars pursuing higher education in all areas and fields of study, with
newly emerging fields of relevance to the country.
» Scholars pursuing higher studies irrespective of the course duration and the
selected course being either a short term training program, or a full-fledged
Masters or Doctoral program.
Who is Eligible?
» Only Indian nationals are eligible for the scholarship.
» Graduates of a recognised Indian University, with a consistently good academic
» Students in the final year of the degree course and those awaiting final year
» Academicians and other mid-career professionals, upto the age of 45 years,
with experience in their fields, who wish to go abroad for further
How to Apply?
» Applications for the loan scholarships are invited by the Endowment once a
year, through advertisements in leading Indian newspapers on the first Saturday
of December, for the following academic year.
» The application is to be made on a prescribed form available in the
Endowment’s Administrative Office from the first week of December till the dates
» The prescribed application form can be obtained either personally, from the
Endowment's Administrative Office on payment of an application fee of Rs. 100 by
cash, or by sending a request by a 'money order' or ‘demand draft’ for the
amount, giving the applicant's full name and address in the "Space for
» Completed application forms along with all the enclosures duly certified,
should reach the Endowment's office on or before the dates specified for the
year for which the scholarship is sought.
» Short listed candidates are required to come for a personal interview
conducted by relevant subject experts in Mumbai during March – June. The
personal interview is mandatory.
When to Apply?
» The Endowment awards a one-time loan scholarship; applications for which
are to be made only at the beginning of the course.
» Candidates applying for the scholarship should have applied for admission to
the university they plan to join.
» Students awaiting admission can also apply for the scholarship, the final
award of which is subject to their securing admission and obtaining the relevant
» If a separate selection round is held for the spring semester, applications
for the same are received in the month of October of the previous year.
J.N. Tata Endowment,
Mulla House, 4th Floor,
51, M.G. Road, Fort,
Mumbai 400 001.
» Telephone: (022) 6665 8282, 6665 7681, 6665 7198, 6665 7774