Panaji, July 14, 2014 …. The Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT) New Delhi under the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India is implementing “Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme”. The scheme provide facilities to outstanding young  children artists in the age group of 10- to 14 years for developing their talent in various cultural fields such as music, drama , painting , sculpture, crafts.


The number of scholarships to be awarded for the year 2014-15 is 620, of which 100 are exclusively reserved for ‘Tribal Students’ i.e Scheduled Tribes category, and 125 are reserved for children of families practicing traditional performing arts etc and 20 for specially challenged children. The remaining Scholarships will be treated as general category.


 The value of Scholarship is Rs. 3600/- per year in addition to the actual fee paid for the specialized training to the Guru/ Institution subject to ceiling of Rs 9000/- per year. The Scholarship awarded under the scheme is initially for two years at a time and renewable after every two years till the completion of the first University Degree stage of education or up to the age of 20 years whichever is earlier.


 The applicant’s date of birth should be in between July 01, 2000 and June 30, 2004 (both days inclusive) for the award of the scholarships for the year exceptional cases the lower age limit will be relaxed upto 2 years.


The application forms and details of the scheme may be obtained from the Directorate of Art and Culture Sanskruti Bhavan, Patto, Panaji  till July 25, 2014 and duly filled forms are to be submitted to the Directorate of Art and  Culture, latest by August 12, 2014 during office hours on working days.