Indian Oil has announced 2600 Scholarships to students pursuing 10+2 , ITI, Engineering, MBBS & MBA streams on merit-cum-means basis for 2014-15. A total of 2000 scholarships are offered for 10+/ITI students. The proportionate distribution of scholarships will be state-wise, based on the number of students who appeared for 10th Standard examination during 2013-14.
For Graduate and Post-Graduate studies, 600 scholarships are offered to students pursuing professional courses (Engineering-300 Nos., MBBS-200 Nos. & MBA-100 Nos). The scholarships will be proportionately distributed Zone-wise (North, South, East & West), based on the number of students who appeared for 12th Standard examination during 2013-14.
The Stream, duration for which scholarship will be awarded, minimum duration of course, No. of Scholarships, Qualifying Examination, minimum eligibility marks in qualifying examination for (i) General (ii) SC/ST/OBC/Girls and (iii) PwDs and the Scholarship amount per month are as follows.
(i) 10+/ITI: for 2 years- 2000 scholarships; Qualifying examination: 10th with 65% (General), 60% (SC/ST/OBC/Girls), 50% (PwD); Scholarship amount Rs.1000/- per month.
(ii) Engineering: For 4 years- 300 nos- 12th -65% -60%- 50%; Rs. 3000/- pm
(iii) MBBS: 4 years; 200 nos; 12th; 65%, 60%, 50%; Rs. 3000/- pm
(iv) MBA: 2 years; 100 nos; Graduation; 65%, 60%, 50%; Rs.3000/-p m
Students pursuing full time/regular courses (not correspondence/ distance/ online mode) in these streams & studying in Schools / Colleges / Institutions recognized by MCI / AICTE / State Education Boards/State Technical Education Boards / ICSE / ISC / CBSE only are eligible to apply for the different streams.
10+/ITI : For 10+, applicants should be bonafide students (full time / regular) in 11th standard / 1st Year of Intermediate course or equivalent course in 2014-15 to be eligible to apply. For ITI, bonafide students (full time / regular) in 1st year of 2 years ITI course in 2014-15 are eligible to apply.
Engineering & MBBS: Bonafide students (full time/regular) in the first year of Engineering/MBBS degree courses in 2014-15 (minimum 4 years’ duration course) are eligible to apply.
MBA: Bonafide students (full time/regular) in the first year Post graduate course of minimum 2 years, in Business Administration/Management in 2014-15 are eligible to apply.
Gross Joint annual income of the family of the student from all sources during financial year 2013-14 should not exceed Rs. 1,00,000/-. However, in case of tie, preference will be given to the students whose family income (gross joint income from all sources in 2013-14) is upto Rs. 60,000/-. Any Affidavit submitted as Income Proof shall not be accepted. Income certificate should be ones issued by appropriate civil authorities of the State/UTs/Central Governments whose details have been specified under the head ‘Submission of Documents by Applicants’.
Applicant should not be below 15 years of age and should not above 30 years as on 01.07.2014. Persons born between 01.07.1984 and 01.07.1999 (both days inclusive) are eligible to apply. However, there would be a relaxation in the upper age limit by 3 years for OBC candidates, 5 years for SC/ST candidates and 10 years for Persons with Disabilities (PwDs).
The marks obtained in the qualifying examination making the students eligible to seek admission in the respective first year of these courses will be considered for selection. Percentage of marks obtained in qualifying examination shall be calculated on total aggregate marks of all subjects. In case of Graduates, percentage of marks obtained shall be calculated on total aggregate of marks of all subjects for all the academic years of graduation.
Normalization of marks for all streams shall be done by using percentile method so as to rationalize the variation of marks provided by different Education Boards and Universities/Institutions. 49.5% scholarships are reserved for various categories- SC(15%), ST(7.5%) & OBC (27%). Only those listed in the Central Govt’s OBC list will be considered against OBC quota. OBC candidates of State list but not covered by Central Govt’s OBC list may apply against General Category. 25% of scholarships are reserved for girl students and 10% of scholarships are reserved for persons with Disabilities (PwDs) (minimum 40% disability as per definition under Disabilities Act 1952) in each category/sub-category and the reservations shall be maintained on overall All India Basis.
Applications can be submitted online by logging on to or, latest by 30.09.2014.
Applicants will have to provide valid & active e-mail address & mobile number in their online application form. They should keep on checking their personal e-Mail / Mobile SMS, Portal of Administrator of the Scheme at as well as on the website of IOCL regularly for instructions specific for them from Administrator of the Scheme/IOCL.
Once the online application is submitted by an applicant, the system will generate a unique Registration Number. The applicants should note down this number and also take a print out of this Online Registered Application Form for future reference/correspondence. A message through SMS on the mobile number given in the online application and an e-Mail message on the e-mail address given in the online application will be generated automatically as a token of confirmation of submission of Online Application Form by an applicant.
All applicants should submit printout of the online application duly signed, along with the documents specified to IOC. The details of the documents/forms etc. to be submitted by the applicants is given in the website under Head ‘Submission of Documents by Applicants’. The detail of documents to be submitted can be seen by individual applicant at the bottom of the print out of their Registered Online Application Form.
The printout along with the documents  specified should be sent by Speed Post or Registered Post only in a sealed cover, to reach ‘Sify Technologies Limited (IOCL ESS I-Test Division), Plot No B 7, Sector-132, Noida, Uttar Pradesh-201301, on or before 15.10.2014.
All the documents to be submitted by applicants should be got attested from Principal/Head of the institution where the student is studying or from a Gazatted Officer or from a First Class Judicial Magistrate. Applicants should get the grade (CGPA/GPA/SGPA/OGPA/CPI etc.) obtained converted into percentage of marks as per approved formula of Academic Board/Institution and should mention the formula used for conversion of grade into percentage of marks. Applications with any invalid Caste Certificate shall be considered against General Category. All applicants are advised to have the savings bank account in their names (joint bank account with parents/guardians in case applicant is minor) in any branch of State Bank of India having Core Banking Facility and send attested copies of bank documents as mentioned in ‘Submission of Documents by Applicants’.
Wards of the IOCL employees, its Joint Venture and Subsidiary companies and Consultant managing the Scheme are not eligible to apply. Selection will be based on merit and family’s income. The first instalment of the scholarship for the selected students, shall be released for 12 months by demand draft and subsequent Scholarship instalments shall be released on six monthly basis through NEFT/Bank Transfer based on satisfactory performance and other details provided by the Principal/Head of the academic institution in the Feedback Form.
A scholarship holder under this scheme will not hold any other scholarship / stipend / financial aid from any other source. There will be no obligation on part of IOCL to provide employment to any Scholar at any point of time. Those qualifying in the merit list of the particular course (Top 10 in 10+ or Top 3 in graduate/post-graduate) will get a lump sum Bonus Prize of Rs. 10,000/-. Toppers will be invited at IOCL’s cost for receiving the amount.
A Help Desk will be operating 6 days a week (Monday to Saturday) from 10 am to  pm, except Gazetted & National Holidays, for any information/queries/clarifications from applicants. Help Desk can be contacted only over phone no. 9810421827 / 9810422305. Any query/information or correspondence be made with the Administrator of the Scheme at the following address: Sify Technologies Limited, (IOCL ESS I-Test Division), Plot No B 7, Sector-132, Noida-201301 (Uttar Pradesh).
SCERT, Kerala, has invited applications for the Centrally Sponsored National Means-Cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme for students of Kerala. Under this scheme, MHRD, Government of India, proposes to award 100,000 scholarships to the gifted or meritorious students whose parental income is not more than Rs 1,50,000/- per annum from all sources. Each State /UT shall have fixed quota of scholarship which will be decided on the basis of defined criteria. The States/UTs will be conducting the test for selection of candidates for the award of Means-cum-Merit Scholarships in the State/UT.
In Kerala, the test for selection of students for the award of the Means-cum-Merit Scholarship, is being conducted by the State Council for Educational Research and Training, The test to be conducted on 2nd November, 2014 will have two parts. Part I will be the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and Part II will be the Mental Ability Test (MAT). Each test will be of 90 minutes duration and carrying 90 objective type questions, each carrying one mark. Children with disability will be given 30 minutes extra time for each part. The Scholastic Aptitude Test will have questions from Science, Social studies and Mathematics of the standard of 8th Class or of lower classes.

The Mental Ability Test will have 90 multiple-choice questions, testing verbal and non-verbal meta-cognitive abilities like reasoning and critical thinking. The questions in the test may be on analogy, classification, numerical series, pattern perception, hidden figures etc.

Applicant should be studying in Class 8 during 2014-15 in a Government/Aided School in Kerala State Syllabus. Applicant should have scored a minimum of 55% marks in the annual examination of 2013-14 in Class 7. Parental income should be less than Rs 1,50,000/- per annum from all sources. Applicants in Kerala have to apply for the scholarship, online, latest by 5 pm on 25th September, 2014, at the appropriate link at

There is no fee for applying for the NMSCE. After submitting the application and ensuring that the information is correct, applicant should take a printout of the online application and get it attested by the Head of the Institution where the student is pursuing the course. 

Applicant should obtain and attach the original Income Certificate issued by the Village Officer. A copy of Community Certificate in case of SC/ST applicants and PH Certificate in cased of PH applicants (as applicable) should also be attached to the completed printout. The application and documents should reach ‘The Liaison Officer, NMMS Examination, SCERT, Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram-695012’ by 5 pm on 30th September, 2014.

A student can avail only one Scholarship under any scheme. The awardees will be asked to open Joint account with parents in State Bank of India, which has core banking facility; SBI will ensure that their branches and its associates SBI Indore, Patiala, Mysore, Hyderabad, Travancore, Saurashtra, Bikaner and Jaipur will open account of such awardees without any initial deposit/minimum deposit charges and will issue ATM-cum- Debit Cards. The state will identify the awardees and hand over the list of beneficiaries to SBI for payment of scholarship;

The scholarship at the Secondary and higher Secondary stage or equivalent Classes IX to XII is payable for a maximum period of four years for studies in India only. No scholarship at this stage is payable for studying diploma/certificate level courses.

For continuing the scholarship in class X and XII the awardees should get clear promotion from class IX to class X and from class XI to class XII in the first attempt with 55% marks (relaxable by 5% for SC/ST). The awardees must obtain a minimum of 60 per cent marks in Class X (relaxable by 5% for SC/ST) exam or equivalent examination for continuation of the scholarship at higher secondary stage.

Applicants will get the facility to download their Hall ticket from the website from 16th October 2014 onwards. At the time of selection for the award of scholarship the candidate must have scored at least 55% marks or equivalent grade in Class VIII examination. There will be 5 % relaxation for SC/ST. 
For details, visit   MHRD Guidelines related to the NMMS scheme is available at  
The Provisional Rank list of General candidates and the results of service candidates who have appeared for the Entrance Examination for admission to M.Sc.Nursing 2014 conducted on 17.08.2014 at Thiruvananthapuram has been published by the Commissioner for Entrance Examinations.Reshmi R Nair from Kozhikkode secured the first rank in this Entrance Examination. 
The Provisional Rank list of General Quota candidates and the results of Service Quota candidates will be available for reference in this office and on the website The Director of Medical Education will make allotment and admissions as per the conditions laid down in the Prospectus.
Dr Babu Sebastian has been appointed as the new Vice-Chancellor of MG University. The Governor has signed the order regarding the appointment.Presently, Dr Babu is the director of the State Institute of Education Technology. He was a faculty member (Malayalam) of Saint Thomas College, Pala.Dr P. Prasanna Kumar from Kerala University and Nanotechnology expert Dr. Sabu Thomas were among the people considered for the post.Previous VC of MG University, Dr. A.V. George, was removed by former Governor Sheila Dikshit in May on the grounds that he was not eligible to hold the post.

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