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GOI Announces Candidates for Commonwealth Master’s Scholarship

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The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, UK has made the final selection for the ‘2020 Commonwealth Master’s Scholarship in the United Kingdom.’ The selected candidates will have to inform the Ministry of Education on the receipt of ‘Confirmation of Award.’ They can either send the confirmation on the MoE’s address or mail it at

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Commonwealth Scholarship Commission has made the final selection for the 2020 Commonwealth Master’s Scholarship

Selected and confirmed candidates under Commonwealth Master’s Scholarship list:

Umar Farooq Dar – urban design and city planning

Muhammad Shabin N – global prosperity

Niharika Wadhwa – Human Resources and Organization

Shivam Shekhawat – History of International Relations

Banashree Thapa – Biodiversity, Conservation and Management

Syed Rahat Hussain – Earthquake Engineering and Disaster Management

Excellent Hansda – Architectural and Conservation

Sidra Fatima – English Literature: Victorian Pathway

The Commonwealth Master’s Scholarship

Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) had earlier invited application from Indian nationals for ‘2020 Commonwealth Master’s Scholarship tenable in United Kingdom’. The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC), UK provides scholarship to Indian students. The scholarship is for students pursuing one year Master’s degree courses commencing in September/October 2020.


The applicant must be a citizen and permanent resident of India. Applicant should be available to start his/her academic studies in the UK by the start of UK’s academic year in September/October 2020. He/she should have completed or is expected to complete his/her Bachelor Degree by October 2020. The applicant must not be able to afford to study in the UK without this scholarship. (Candidates are compulsorily required to sign a declaration that they do not have access to sufficient funds to study in the UK).

Those who have already been abroad for studies/training/ specialization either on scholarships or on their own for a period exceeding six months are eligible to apply only if they have been in India for at least two consecutive years as on ‘date’ after returning from abroad.

Candidates who wished to apply for this scholarship followed the same procedure as on MHRD Sakshat portal ( The portal was active from October 1 to November 15, 2019. Applicants also had to apply on the CSC’s Online Application System (OAS). The CSC OAS remained active till October 30, 2019.

The Commonwealth Scholarship is awarded for studies on any of the following themes:

Science and technology for development

Strengthening health systems and capacity

Promoting global prosperity

Strengthening global peace, security and governance

Strengthening resilience and response to crises

Access, inclusion and opportunity.



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