Indian Council of Agricultural Research National Talent Scholarships

Introduction

The Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), National Talent Scholarship is a merit scheme under which 230 students are awarded financial help, it will be based on their ranking in an All India Entrance Examination. The entrance examination is conducted in order to fill up 15% of seats in State Agricultural Universities and Central Agricultural University, Imphal. With this entrance examination, seats are also filled up in other institutes offering courses in Agriculture, Horticulture, Fisheries Science, Forestry, Home Science, Sericulture, Agriculture Engineering and Dairy Technology.

Eligibility Criteria for the ICAR National Talent Scholarships

The eligibility criteria for the ICAR National Trust Scholarships are the following:

  • Candidates must be in the age group between 17 and 23 years and there is no relaxation in the upper age limit.

  • Candidates must have Indian nationality.

  • Candidates belonging to the general category should obtained atleast 60% of the total marks in either Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Physics, Chemistry.

  • Mathematics or Physics Chemistry Agriculture in the 10 + 2 examinations.

  • Scheduled Caste as well as Scheduled Tribe candidates should have obtained atleast 50 % of the total marks in either Physics Chemistry Biology or

  • Physics Chemistry Mathematics or Physics Chemistry Agriculture in the 10 + 2 examinations.

Value of Scholarships

The financial help amount under the National Talent Scholarship is a monthly allowance of Rs. 800/-. However the scholarship will be given only if the candidate takes admission in a state other than his home state.

Applications Procedure for ICAR National Talent Search Scholarships

Applications for the ICAR National Talent Search Scholarships should be sent to:

  • The Office of Controller of Examination
  • Education Division, Room 226
  • Indian Council of Agricultural Research
  • Krishi Anusandhan Bhavan-11
  • Pusa, New Delhi 110 012