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 email@example.com
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 (proposal.sakshat.ac.in/scholarship/). 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.