Panaji: July, 2015 …. The Ministry of social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, will be launching the new scheme of “National Overseas Scholarship for Scheduled Caste candidates and passage grants as a Central Sector Plan Scheme during the XII Five Year Plan (2012-13-2016-17) starting from the year 2014-15”.

Objective of the scheme is t o provide financial assistance to the finally selected candidates for pursuing master level courses and Ph. D aboard in Engineering and Management, pure Science and Applied Sciences, Agricultural Science and Medicine, International Commerce, Accounting Finance and Humanities, Social Science and Fine Arts field of study.

Applications on plain paper in the prescribed format are also invited for the award of five passage grants in a year to Scheduled Castes four grants, and Denotified, Nomadic and Semi Nomadic Tribes one grant, which are open throughout the year.

For further details please contact the Welfare of Scheduled Castes/ Other Backward Class branch of Directorate of Social Welfare, 18th June Road, Panaji on any working day.