December 10, 2002

J N Tata scholarships

Applications are invited from Indian nationals for the J N Tata Endowment Loan Scholarships for the academic year 2003-2004 for higher studies abroad in all disciplines.

Eligibility: Applicants should be graduates of a recognised Indian university, with a consistently good academic record. Students in the final year of the degree course and those awaiting results are eligible to apply. Academics and other mid-career professionals with a good academic background and experience in their field who wish to go abroad for further specialisation are also eligible.

Candidates applying for the scholarship should have applied for admission to universities abroad for the Fall 2003/Spring 2004 semesters. Applications for scholarship from students awaiting admissions abroad will also be considered. However, the final award is subject to their securing admission.

Selection: After the initial screening, candidates will be short-listed for an interview in person by subject experts. The interview will be held at Mumbai between March and June 2003, and the final selection for the award will be announced by end of July 2003.

Procedure for applying: Application forms will be issued from the administrative office of the Endowment at Mulla House, 51 M. G. Road, Mumbai 400 001, on payment of Rs 100 by cash or by money order. The applicants should give their full name and address in the "Space for communication" provided on both sides of the money order form. The last date for the issue of application forms is January 31, 2003.

Completed applications should reach the Chief Executive Officer, J N Tata Endowment, Bombay House, 24 Homi Mody Street, Mumbai 400 001, not later than Friday, February 14, 2003.