Level of Study: PUC/Intermediate /Undergraduate, MA, Pre-PhD/M.Litt./Ph.D.(with Hindi)
The main object of the scheme is to encourage study of Hindi in non-Hindi speaking States and to make available to the Governments of these States, suitable personnel for teaching and other posts where knowledge of Hindi is essential.
The candidates whose mother tongue is not Hindi and who belong to any of the following States/Union Territories are eligible for scholarship: Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Orissa, Punjab, Sikkim, Tamilnadu, Tripura, West Bengal, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Dadar Nagar Haveli, Goa, Daman & Diu, Lakshdweep, Mizoram and Pondicherry.
The award is given on the basis of results of examinations next below conducted by the Board of Education/University/Voluntary Hindi Organisation and passed in the first attempt.
Following categories of candidates are not eligible for the award:
- Candidates who belong to non-Hindi Speaking State but have been residing for any purpose for more than 5 years.
- Candidates in employment (full or part time) unless they are sponsored by the State Government/UT Administration;
- Candidates who wish to pursue their studies through correspondence/privately;
- Candidates who are preparing for two courses simultaneously unless Hindi is one of the subjects of study in both these courses. A candidate in receipt of this scholarship (which is treated as an incentive to learn Hindi) is not barred from receiving any other scholarship. Scholars studying for Ph.D. course can be permitted to accept remuneration for teaching; if it is a part of study/research.
Duration and Renewal of Awards:
An award once made is tenable for the Course for which it is given subject to good conduct and regularity in attendance. The scholarship is renewed from year to year provided the scholar passes in Hindi, secures promotion to the next higher class and Hindi continues to be part of the course of study in the next higher class. The period of scholarship for Ph.D. is 2/3 years. If a scholar fails to pass the examination or fails in Hindi, the award is cancelled. The award once cancelled will not be restored. The scholarship is renewed on the basis of Annual Progress Report.
Application forms are supplied by non-Hindi Speaking State Governments. Completed applications with attested copies of testimonials, etc should be submitted to the notified authority of non-Hindi speaking state by the prescribed date. Voluntary Hindi Organisations are required to send applications to the State Govts/UT admn concerned. Institutions conducting courses of Voluntary Hindi Organisation should submit applications through parent body.
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