5IIT-Kharagpur Offers First-of-its-Kind Full Ride Scholarship

Information provided by IIT-Kharagpur (September 23, 2021)

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur has instituted India’s first-of-its-kind Full Ride Scholarship entitled “Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar Full Scholarship for Top 100 JEE (Advanced) Rankers”.
The Top 100 (AIR) JEE (Advanced) Rankers who would be taking the admission in IIT-Kharagpur and whose parents’ gross annual income is less than Rupees Twenty lakhs could avail this scholarship. This full ride scholarship would cover the entire expenses of a student till they are completing their undergraduate course at IIT-Kharagpur. IIT-Kharagpur is going to implement this full ride scholarship from the academic session 2021-22. The same had already been announced by the Director on August 18, 2021, which is IIT-Kharagpur’s 71st Foundation Day.

This full ride scholarship would cover the entire cost of education of a student such as institution fees, hall expenses, meals, text books, laptops along with broadband connectivity and other miscellaneous expenses such as relocation expenses, personal expenses, other living costs, and also to provide an out-of-pocket allowance, leaving the students free to focus on their studies and social life without worrying about financial obligations. Such a full ride scholarship would allow the students to follow their dream and help in empowering their academic and career goals by removing all financial barriers.
This kind of scholarship is very unique in the whole IIT system and definitely will transform the educational system towards more knowledge driven approach. IIT-Kharagpur considers its students are the future ambassadors of the new India which is dreaming for an ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ and a vibrant nation which believes in excellence and growth. As the aspiration of the entire nation rest on the broad shoulders of these talents, it is Institute’s prime responsibility to ensure that they should get the education of the highest standard with undivided focus.

Several newspapers have already covered this. The links of the same are given below.