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Scholarships Offered by DU: All That You Need To Know About

The dream of studying at the University of Delhi (DU) enchants students from all across the country including abroad. To ensure maximum participation, DU provides numerous scholarships. Read on to know more.


The University of Delhi (DU) witnesses a diversified plethora of students from different parts of the country seeking admission each year; for the thirst for educational opportunities and exposure to the dimmed lights of the capital city. Apart from their cultural divergence, they also belong to different sections of the society with finance having an upper hand over all the attributes. Therefore, in order to ensure equal participation, ease out the stress of financial burden, and recognise student welfare, the administration provides scholarships to all students with adherence to certain conditions. 

Here are some scholarships granted by the University for its undergraduate students:

Dr. V.K.R.V. Rao Endowment Book-Grant:

This scholarship is provided to a student who has secured a place in any college under DU and belongs to the family of a Class IV or Class III employee of the University. They must be in the first year of their three-year undergraduate course. A sum of Rs. 100 is provided for each month for a duration of one year and is renewable if the performance of the student is satisfactory.

Link to the PDF: http://www.du.ac.in/uploads/scholarships/21082014_UG_1.pdf

Sh. Prem Prakash Award:

The financial aid is a one-time grant called the “Sh. Prem Prakash Award” worth Rs. 3,500/ – payable at the start of the year. The awardee is chosen on the basis of merit from amidst the offsprings of Class-IV workers of the University. The awardee must be admitted into the 1st year of any college under the varsity. If no suitable candidate is found from the Class-IV families, then the students from the Class-III families will be taken into consideration. Students who are already availing the benefits of other grants from the University, from other University, private body, state or central government will not be eligible for the aforementioned award. 

Link to the PDF: http://www.du.ac.in/uploads/scholarships/Sh.%20Prem%20Prakash%20Award.pdf

The Delhi University & College Karmachari Union Book- Grant:

There will be two grants by the name of ‘Delhi University & College Karmachari Union’ (DUCKU) worth Rs. 250 per month for a period of one year. Applicants should hail from the families of the non-teaching staff of the University of Delhi (DU) and must be enrolled in the first year of the three-year undergraduate course. 

Link to the PDF: http://www.du.ac.in/uploads/scholarships/21082014_UG_8.pdf

The Delhi State Co-operative Union Grant:

The allowance is known as ‘The Delhi State Co-operative Union Stipend’ and consists of an aid of Rs. 50 per month for a period of one year. However, it can be renewed as well on the basis of the performance of the awardee. This stipend is handed over to those students who are the off-springs or dependent brothers of non-commissioned defence force personnel resident of the Union Territory of Delhi. Choices will be favoured towards the son of a Jawan who was either killed or incapacitated during action in or after 1965. 

Link to the PDF: http://www.du.ac.in/uploads/scholarships/21082014_UG_9.pdf

Pt. Man Mohan Nath Dhar Book- Grant:

The Pandit Man Mohan Dhar endowment scholarship offers a monthly stipend of Rs. 100 for a period of one year. It is awarded to deserving and needy students who are pursuing their undergraduate/postgraduate classes from the University of Delhi and whose family income doesn’t exceed the amount from which it starts attracting income tax.

Link to the PDF: http://www.du.ac.in/uploads/scholarships/21082014_UG_11.pdf

Sardar Kartar Singh Grover Memorial Book- Grant:

The scholarship is  worth Rs.350/ – per month which will be normally viable for an academic year from 1st August of a year to 30th April of the following year (Nine Months); extendable to the following scholarly year.The Scholarship will be granted to an understudy of Computer Science courses, BCA or B.Sc. (H) who gets best grades in the First Year Annual Examination of the BCA – B.Sc. (H) course. If two students are found to have the same marks, then the awardee is decided on the basis of the rank secured in the entrance if given/ Class 12 result if the admission was merit-based. 

Link to the PDF: http://www.du.ac.in/uploads/scholarships/Sardar-Kartar-Singh-Grover-Memorial-Merit-Scholarship_new.pdf

Ganga Sant Book- Grant:

The awardee of this scholarship will be granted an amount of Rs. 175/month for a period of three years which is renewable yearly on the basis of performance of the awardee. To avail this scholarship, a student must be enrolled in BA. Hons( Sanskrit) and must be in dire need of financial assistance. If no such students are found in the above mentioned course, the scholarship will be passed to B.A. Hons( Mathematics). In case, no student is found, the scholarship will be passed to any other course, taking in regards the financial condition of the student. Students availing other scholarships or financial assistance from any other source shall not be eligible for the same.

Link to the PDF: http://www.du.ac.in/uploads/scholarships/Ganga-Sant.pdf

Puran Chand Khatri Book- Grant:

This scholarship facilitates the educational journey of first year students hailing from Khatri families with an amount of Rs. 40/month for a period of one year. The scholarship is awarded on the basis of merit, of the class 12 examination conducted by Central Board of Secondary Examination or any other examination recognised as equivalent to the same.

Link to the PDF: http://www.du.ac.in/uploads/scholarships/Puran-Chand.pdf

Delhi University Women Association Book- Grant:

Two awardees will be chosen every year for a financial aid of Rs. 100 per month for a period of three years. The continuation of the same depends on the performance of the student. Daughters of Jawans who are meritorious and in need of financial assistance are given preference. Students availing other scholarships or financial assistance from any other source shall not be eligible for the same.

Link to the PDF: http://www.du.ac.in/uploads/scholarships/09092015_DUWA_Scholarship.pdf

Smt. Kesra Bai Luthra Book- Grant:

Under this scholarship, the awardee will receive an amount of ?100 a month for a period of 3 years which is renewable every year on the basis of performance of the awardee. The students pursuing B.Sc. (Hons) course in Botany or Zoology and must possess the characteristics of merit along with the need of financial assistance. If a student is availing any other scholarship, then they will.not be able to receive this scholarship. If the scholar has failed to make satisfactory progress or is found to be guilty of gross misconduct, the individual after due warning will be reported to the principal of the college, who may withdraw their scholarship.

Link to the PDF: http://www.du.ac.in/uploads/scholarships/06092017_Keshra.pdf

Prof. J.C. Luthra & Smt. Kesra Bai Luthra Book- Grant:

The scholarship provides the opportunity with a financial aid of ?100/month for a period of 3 years which is renewable at the end of each year on the basis of the acceptable performance of the awardee. The student must pass class 12 examination or an examination equivalent to the same and preferably must not be below high to class. The student must be enrolled in BSc.(Hons) course in Botany,.Zoology, Physics or Chemistry. They must be meritorious enough and must be in need of financial assistance in order to pursue their higher studies. Once scholarship shall be awarded to the student offering the above-mentioned disciplines as the main subject in such a manner that 50% of the recipients shall be women candidates. The same criterias for ineligibility including the holding of any other scholarship from any source is applicable here as well.

Satish Batra Memorial Book- Grant:

With a financial aid of Rs.300 per month for a period of three years, the Satish Batra Scholarship is awarded to a needy student who have passed their class 12 examination and are in their first year of B.A.(Hons)/ B.A. (Pass) in Urdu from the University. The continuation of the same depends on the academic performance of the awardee. 

Link to the PDF: http://www.du.ac.in/uploads/scholarships/satish-batra.pdf

Dr. S.L. Haro & Smt. V. Hora Endowment Book- Grant:

The awardee of this scholarship will be granted an amount of Rs. 100 month for a period of three years which is renewable yearly on the basis of performance of the awardee. To avail this scholarship, a student must be enrolled in B.Sc (Hons) in Zoology course and must be in dire need of financial assistance. Students availing other scholarships or financial assistance from any other source shall not be eligible for the same.

Link to the PDF: http://www.du.ac.in/uploads/scholarships/S-L-Hora.pdf

Shri Khushi Ram Book- Grant:

Three awardees with merit and in need of financial assistance will be chosen every year for a financial aid of Rs. 100 per month for a period of three years. The continuation of the same depends on the performance of the student. The awardees must be enrolled in the first year of Bachelor’s degree under the Faculties of Arts, Social Sciences, Science, Mathematics, Music & Art. Students availing other scholarships or financial assistance from any other source shall not be eligible for the same.

Link to the PDF: http://www.du.ac.in/uploads/scholarships/08012021_UG14.pdf

Shubo Chander Aimya Banerjee Book- Grant:

This scholarship is provided to two deserving and needy students who are pursuing their undergraduate classes from the University of Delhi and whose family income doesn’t exceed the amount from which it starts attracting income tax. They must be in the first year of their three-year undergraduate course. A sum of Rs. 50 is provided for each month for a duration of one year and is renewable if the performance of the student is satisfactory. The awardees must be enrolled in the first year of Bachelor’s degree under the Faculties of Arts, Social Sciences, Science, Mathematics, Music & Art.

Link to the PDF: http://www.du.ac.in/uploads/scholarships/08012021_SubodhChand18.pdf

Shri Ram Lubhaya Book- Grant:

Under this scholarship for blind individuals, the awardee will receive an amount of ?100 a month for a period of one year which is renewable every year on the basis of performance of the awardee. The student must be in the 1st year of their undergraduate course after acquiring admission to the University on merit basis. Students availing other scholarships or financial assistance from any other source shall not be eligible for the same.

Link to the PDF: http://www.du.ac.in/uploads/scholarships/01092018_sh-ram-lubhaya.pdf

Shri Moti Lal Kaul Aima Memorial Book- Grant:

This financial aid for blind students is worth Rs. 150 per month for a period of three years. The awardee must be admitted into the 1st year of any college under the varsity under the courses of B.A. (Hons.)/ B. Sc. (Hons.)/ B.Com (Hons.) Students who are already availing the benefits of other grants from the University, from other University, private body, state or central government will not be eligible for the aforementioned award. 

Link to the PDF: http://www.du.ac.in/uploads/scholarships/01092018_sh-motilal_kaul.pdf

Vijender Sharmila Chopra Book- Grant:

The Vijender Sharmila Chopra scholarship offers a monthly stipend of Rs. 100 for a period of three years. It is offered to the blind student who was successful in securing the highest marks in Class 12 examinations and enrolls themselves in B. Sc./ B.Com/ B.A. Vocational Studies (Hons.) or Pass Course under DU. 

Link to the PDF: http://www.du.ac.in/uploads/scholarships/01092018_vijendra-sharmila-chopra.pdf

Postgraduate Scholarships:

Here are two of the scholarships offered by DU for its postgraduate students:

Delhi University & All India Postgraduate Scholarship:

A total number of 20 students will be awarded with the above scholarship which consists of an aid of Rs. 400 per month. The candidates must have passed their undergraduate education from a recognized Indian university with a first class. Students availing other scholarships or financial assistance from any other source shall not be eligible for the same.

Link to the PDF: http://www.du.ac.in/uploads/scholarships/21082014_PG_1.pdf

His Holiness The Pope Scholarship: 

This scholarship was given by His Holiness The Pope during his visit to India in 1964 and is available for post-graduate students. It consists of an amount of Rs. 150 per month for the students in need of financial aid and whose parents’ income including his/her own income does not exceed the amount from which it starts attracting income tax. The scholarship is tenable for one year and can be renewed for the second year if the performance of the student is satisfactory.

Link to the PDF: http://www.du.ac.in/uploads/scholarships/21082014_PG_2.pdf

For more information, kindly visit the official DU website.

It has been ages since these scholarships were announced. With the changing times, there should have been an increase in the amount of scholarships as well.

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