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http://goagovt.nic.in/documents/goa-scholars-scheme-2008-09.pdf

DIRECTORATE OF HIGHER EDUCATION

GOVERNMENT OF GOA

JUNTA HOUSE, 2

ND LIFT, 5 TH FLOOR

GOA SCHOLARS SCHEME

SCHEME FOR SELECTION OF ‘GOA SCHOLARS

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I. OBJECTIVES OF THE SCHEME:-

The objective of the scheme is to promote pursuit of post-graduate

studies by younger population of Goa, ensuring that economic conditions

and/or financial difficulties do not come in the way of such pursuit, by way

of assisting the meritorious and outstanding candidates with a Scholarship

to undertake Post-graduate studies in Institutions of proven excellence, in

India or Abroad.

II. DETAILS OF THE SCHEM

1. The Scheme envisages selection of a certain of number of ‘Goa Scholars’

annually, from among the younger population of Goa, in recognition of their

merit by providing them with financial assistance in their pursuit of post-graduate

studies. Intellectual distinction is a necessary but not a sufficient

condition for selection as a Goa Scholar. The Selection Committee will seek

among the eligible candidates, excellence in qualities of mind and in

qualities of person that offer the promise of effective service to the

country/world in the decades ahead. The Goa Scholarships, in short, are

an investments in human capital-building rather than in project proposals.

2. The scheme lays down the procedures to be followed for the selection of Goa

Scholars pursuing Post-graduate studies in institutions of proven

excellence, in India or abroad.

3. The Scheme will be managed by the ‘Higher Education Promotion

Fund’(HEPF), that has separately been established by the Government for

grant of interest free loan to eligible candidates.

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III.ELIGIBILITY FOR SELECTION AS GOA SCHOLAR

1. Any person below the age of 30 years who was born in Goa and/or has been

domiciled in Goa for at least 10 years period shall be entitled to be selected

as a Goa Scholars provided he/she fulfils all of the following conditions:-

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institution located in Goa.

Has passed the qualifying undergraduate degree examination from an

examination.

Has achieved a meritorious rank/position in the qualifying degree

Possesses qualities of mind and person that offer the promise of effective

service to the country/world in the decades ahead.

abroad for undertaking post-graduate studies, as approved under this

scheme.

2. A certain number of scholarship may be offered to such candidates who

have passed the qualifying under-graduate Degree examination from a well-known

and reputed Institution located outside Goa, provided the candidate

fulfills the other conditions mentioned in para 5 above.

Has obtained admission to an institution of proven excellence in India or

IV. MATTER OF RESERVATION FOR CANDIDATES

In order to provide adequate opportunities to candidates belonging to

different communities, the Selection of Goa Scholars will follow a 200 point

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women candidates and will ensure that at least 30% of Goa Scholars in any

particular year are women, provided they are found meritorious/suitable to

be declared as "Goa Scholars" by the Selection Committee. In case an

otherwise eligible candidate among reserved categories is not available for

"Selection" based on a roster point or not found suitable to be selected by

the Selection Committee the slot shall be open to suitable General category

candidates. The decision of the Selection Committee shall be final.

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V. PREFERENCE TO CANDIDATES FACING ECONOMIC/FINANCIAL

CONSTRAIN

The scheme envisages promotion of merit and excellence. However,

other qualifications and eligibility for selection being much similar,

preference will be given to applicants whose total family income, including

the income of both the parents, is up to Rs.200,000/- per annum for

national scholarship and Rs.5,00,000/- for international scholarship.

 

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VI. APPROVED COURSES:-

1. Selected Goa Scholars can pursue post-graduate studies in any

institution of proven excellence in India or abroad, in the fields of

Engineering, Dentistry, Medicine, Pharmacy, Architecture, Finance, Law,

Fine Arts, Home Science, Management, Environment and Computer

Science, Administration or any other field of importance to the state.

Arears for special expertise for grant of scholarship include:

-Non destructive testing (ME or M. Tech)

-Agricultural Economics (MA or Doctorate); and

-Energy Economics.

2. The following conditions must be fully met:-

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The course requires full time attendance.

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included in the list of approved institutions under the scheme.

The institution concerned is of proven excellence, as decided collectively,

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following Bodies/Authorities:-

The course offered by the institutions is recognized by any of the

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or Government of Goa.

3. In respect of the courses offered by institutions located outside India, the

selection Committee’s decision about the status of the

Universities/Courses where Goa Scholars pursue studies/will pursue,

under this Scheme, will be final.

Any other recognizing Authority approved by Government. of India

VII. AMOUNT OF SCHOLARSHI

1. The amount of financial assistance granted to the selected Goa Scholars

(National) shall be Rs.2,00,000/- per year, tenable for two years. Selected

Goa Scholars (International) shall be granted a one time financial assistance

of an amount equal to US Dollars 15,000. Disbursement of financial

assistance shall be made in India Rupee in all cases.

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2. Any amount received by the selected candidate as scholarship or benefit

under any other scheme shall not be taken in to account in the grant of

financial assistance provided to Goa Scholars.

VIII. APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND CALENDA

1. Applications under the scheme will be invited in a prescribed format

every year for a certain number of scholarships to be offered in that year.

The applications will be received till a prescribed due date. Applicants,

who fail to submit the prescribed form duly filled in complete with all the

necessary documents, shall not be eligible to be considered for selection

as a Goa Scholar in that year.

2. All applications received under the scheme shall be registered and a

registration number will be provided to the applicant. The registration

number must be quoted in all subsequent correspondence and

documentation.

3. Procedure for selection of Goa Scholars under the scheme will generally

be completed by 31 August every year. Shortlisted applicants on scrutiny

of the applications, will be required to appear for a personal interview

before the Selection Committee, and may be required to submit

additional details regarding the Institution/Course should such a need

arise.

4. Any applicant, who fails to furnish any of the necessary information or

furnishes any incorrect or false information, will be disqualified from

being selected as a Goa Scholar under the scheme. In the event that any

amount of scholarship has already been disbursed to such disqualified

applicant, such amounts shall become re-payable to the Government

immediately.

5. The applicants should write an essay of about 1000 words on his/her

strengths/personality/achievements and his/her vision for future. The

reasons why he/she should be considered for this coveted Scholarship

should be included. In the essay, the Selection Committee will

particularly look for a realistic assessment of the candidate’s possible

contribution to the development of the State of Goa.

6. In the event that the applicant has been selected for a course that

involves deadlines in relation to payment of fee and other charges, it

shall be the responsibility of the applicant himself/herself to arrange

adequate finances for meeting such deadlines. In such cases, the

financial assistance granted under the scheme can be utilized to pay

back any such bridging loan obtained by the applicant from relatives,

friends or Banks.

IX. SELECTION PROCEDUR

Selection Committee constituted by the Government will undertake all

activities relating to scrutiny of applications for selection of Goa Scholars.

The Committee will agree, and be guided by, appropriate procedure for

smooth operation of the scheme. Such procedure may be changed from year

to year but generally will not be modified after the applications have been

called for a particular year.

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X. HIGHER EDUCATION PROMOTION FUND(HEP

1. A fund by the name of ‘Higher Education Promotion Fund’ (HEPF) has

separately been established by the Govt. through a initial contribution of

Rs.2.5 crores. All financial assistance sanctioned under this scheme shall

be paid out of this fund. The Government will take steps to replenish the

quantum of funds available with HEPF from time to time.

2. For management of HEPF, Government may entrust the work to any

Department, Public Sector Undertaking or Corporation, Financial

Institution, Co-operative Bank or Commercial Bank. Any management fees

charged by such appointment managing agency/bank shall be paid out of

HEPF itself.

3. HEPF will be subject to audit by Comptroller and Auditor General of India

every year.

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XI. SITUATIONS NOT COVERED UNDER THE SCHEM

The Selection Committee constituted under the scheme or the

Government may take necessary steps to remove the difficulties, in response

to a peculiar situation faced by an otherwise eligible and meritorious

candidate. In all such cases, the reasons for making modifications that

deviate from the scheme shall be recorded.

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Architectural Council of India (ACI)
Dental Council of India (DCI)
Medical Council of India(MCI)
All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE)
University Grants Commission (UGC)

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