Half of India’s population, or over 600 million Indians, are under the age of 25. Reliance Foundation is committed to strengthening young people’s access to higher education in India. The Reliance Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships aim to support up to 5,000 meritorious students based on a merit-cum-means criteria for their undergraduate college education, empowering them to continue their studies without financial burden. The Scholarships aim to enable students to become successful professionals and realize their dreams, unlocking their potential to lift themselves and their communities up and contributing towards India’s future socio-economic development.
Students with a household income of under Rs. 15 lakh who are enrolled in first year of their undergraduate studies pursuing any subject stream can apply. The programme will also aim to encourage applications by girls and specially-abled students.
Selected scholars will receive a scholarship of up to 2 lakhs over the duration of their degree programme. In addition to the scholarship grant, the Reliance Foundation Undergraduate Scholarships will provide scholars an opportunity to be part of a vibrant alumni network and an enabling support system that will create long-term impact on their lives and career trajectories.
Applications for the 2022-2023 scholarships are now closed. Stay tuned for updates.
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For any additional questions, please text “hi” on WhatsApp to 7977 100 100 or email us at RF.UGScholarships@reliancefoundation.org, or call our helpline on 011 41171414 (10 am to 6:30 pm)
Students who have passed std. 12 th with minimum 60% marks and enrolled in 1 st year full-time undergraduate degree in any stream
Be a resident Indian citizen
Passed Standard 12th with minimum 60% and is attending a full-time undergraduate degree programme In India
Students having House Hold income < Rs. 15 Lakhs (preference given to < Rs. 2.5 Lakhs)
Prajakta cleared the GATE with 99.19 percentile and pursued her M.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, for which she received a Dhirubhai Ambani Scholarship. She now works as an Associate Professor with Chennai Mathematical Institute, one of the most reputed institutes of its kind in India. Prajakta said, “The scholarship helped me in various ways, and has played a big role in making me ‘what I am today
Undergraduate Scholarship : Students who have passed the JEE (Main) Paper-1 CRL*
Examination and have secured a rank of 1-35,000 (* Common Rank List)
Postgraduate Scholarship : Students who have passed the GATE Examination and have secured a score of 550-1000 OR Score in the Undergraduate CGPA (7.5 or above) or % normalised to CGPA.
Please use the conversion formula CGPA=% of marks/9.5
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Aryan is an undergraduate/postgraduate student who intends to spread awareness about the importance of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Aryan also aims to use the knowledge he will gain through this scholarship to motivate and support his juniors to pursue the field. His dream is to use AI and learn the importance of developing an innovative mindset, which would eventually lead to the growth of progressive India.
Qualifying for the Reliance Foundation Scholarship encouraged me to learn new topics and develop various skills. I am sure it will bring out the best in me. I aspire to work on providing unique solutions towards the development of India and humankind.
The Reliance Foundation Scholarship will enhance my development and prospects within Mathematics & Computing. My dream is to one day make and design a robot. I would strongly motivate and inspire my peers and juniors to work in the field of machine learning and deep learning and apply for the Reliance Foundation Scholarships.
The Reliance Foundation Scholarship has been life-changing for me. I am learning new things every day at my institution and I hope to become the best version of myself in academics and develop strong practical skills. Coming from a small village, it is an honour for my whole community that I am amongst the top 76 students.
I want to make AI usable for lower middle class families who are not yet utilizing the potential of technology. I want to raise awareness about the importance of AI in my hometown as well as among my friends. I wish to motivate my juniors to invest time and intellect into AI and learn the importance of an innovative mindset which can eventually lead to the growth of progressive India.
I wish to graduate as a better leader, better learner and an overall more mature and confident person than I was when I joined college. I want to be proficient in Computer Science and in the field of Artificial Intelligence. I want to have as many varied experiences and lessons as possible. My advice to future applicants is don’t shy from talking about any extracurricular activities or achievements in the past since they are also part of your achievements and experiences.
This Reliance Foundation scholarship is more than a scholarship—it is an investment in you and your future. I am very grateful to the Reliance Foundation for this scholarship. It motivates me to work harder, and inspires me to give back to society. The scholarship will enable me to continue improving my skills to address important challenges in the field of Artificial Intelligence.
I am the only aspirant in my family who qualified for the Computer Science and Engineering branch at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. I aspire to bring technological, innovative and social change to rural areas. My advice to future applicants would be that scholarships like these have many perks to offer. These scholarships provide great opportunities to improve one's learning experience and overall development.
What is the Undergraduate Scholarship academic criteria?
Students who secured a rank of 1-35000 in the JEE (Main) Paper-I CRL* Examination (*Common Rank List)
What is the Postgraduate Scholarship academic criteria? Students who have secured a score of 550-1000 in the GATE Examination or Score in the Undergraduate CGPA (7.5 or above) or % normalised to CGPA.
(Please use the conversion formula: CGPA = % of marks / 9.5)
If UG CGPA is selected, students need to tick a declaration pop-up that confirms they have not taken the GATE: "Only students who have not taken the GATE examination can apply using their UG CGPA. Please tick the box to confirm you have not taken the GATE examination.
Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Master’s) Degree Programmes in the fields of
Artificial Intelligence, Computer Sciences, Mathematics & Computing,
or Electrical and/or Electronics Engineering are eligible.
Please fill out the eligibility questionnaire below to check if your degree type
is eligible and to start your application.