The Indus Towers Scholarship Program represents a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative by Indus Towers Ltd, operating under the “Saksham” Flagship Program.
This initiative is aimed at providing young students with disabilities the means to pursue their career ambitions by offering scholarships for higher education. The primary objective of this program is to offer foundational support to deserving students with disabilities who may lack the necessary resources to follow their aspirations. These scholarships empower them to become successful professionals, unlocking their potential to uplift themselves and their communities while fostering socio-economic development. The implementation of the Scholarship program is entrusted to the Shishu Sarothi Centre for Rehabilitation and Training for Multiple Disabilities.
Indus Towers Scholarship 2023 Last date
Last date : 10.09.2023
Indus Towers Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
• Applicants must be Indian Nationals.
Category I: Applicants must be state subjects/domiciled in the Northeastern states, namely Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura.
Category II: Applicants from the rest of India studying in Indian Institutes of National Importance (INIs).
• Applicants must have benchmark disabilities, i.e., not less than 40% and above.
• Applicants must fall within the age range of 14-30 years.
• Applicants must have completed HSLC/Class 10 or preceding examinations with at least 55% or equivalent CGPA, i.e., 6.25.
• The annual family income of the applicant must fall under the Below Poverty Line (BPL) or Economic Weaker Section.
• Candidates must be willing to pursue or currently pursuing:
- Academic and professional courses from affiliated institutions: Higher secondary, graduate, post-graduate, master’s, and diploma.
- Short-term skill-building and certification courses: Computer, vocational, hospitality, etc.
- Coaching for employment-oriented competitive exams like Bank PO, UPSC, SSC, etc.
• The course duration must not extend beyond March 31, 2025.
Indus Towers Scholarship Prizes & Rewards
The scholarship covers the actual fees paid directly to the educational institution.
Indus Towers Scholarship 2023 Application
Application Mode: Online at www.ssscholarship.org
Application Period: Applications open on June 21, 2023, with the deadline extended until September 10, 2023.
For the guidance and assistance of aspiring students and scholars, we have established partnerships with organizations located across the Northeastern States of India. The contact details for these organizations are provided below:
ASSAM/SIKKIM Shishu Sarothi +91 7086268549 / +91 9706637097 www.shishusarothi.org
ARUNACHAL PRADESH Arunachal Pradesh Parents’ Association for Disabled (APPAD) +91 8131980720
MEGHALAYA Bethany Society +91 9531250846, +91 9856628631 www.bethanysociety.org
MANIPUR Spastic Society Manipur +91 9862138446, +91 9774558077 www.ssmanipur.org
MIZORAM Zoram Entu Pawl +91 9862308435 www.zoramentupawl.ngo Dr. Henry Zodinliana Pachuau Associate Professor, Dept of Social Work, Mizoram University +91 9862558408
NAGALAND Nagaland State Disability Forum +91 8730823535 +91 8787750128
TRIPURA Voluntary Health Association of Tripura +91 9862482353, +91 7005249901 www.vhatripura.org
SIKKIM Education Department, Govt of Sikkim Ms. Chandra Bhandari Coordinator-Inclusive Education +91 7990741922
For more details and online applications, please refer to the Official Website.