The Aditya Birla Scholarship Program is the Group’s way of pursuing Mr Aditya Vikram Birla’s ideals of spawning leaders with a passion to excel. Instituted in 1999, the Aditya Birla Scholarships provide an excellent opportunity for Scholars to learn through networking with the country’s first truly global conglomerate. Scholarships are awarded to MBA students who want financial assistance in pursuing their higher studies. The scholarships are valid for the course, subject to ongoing performance. While there is no binding to join the Group after the completion of their course, scholars are welcome to work with them should they qualify to do so. The scholarship amount will be sent through a cheque.
Who can apply?
The top 20 students who are selected according to their ranking in entrance exam are invited to apply through the Dean of the respective institutes. Students who belong from the institutes given below are eligible to apply for the Scholarships:
-IIMs – Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Lucknow, Indore, Khozikode, Shillong
-XLRI – Jamshedpur
-IITs (B.Tech) – Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Roorkee, Guwahati
-BITS (Pilani) Campuses
-LAW: National Law School of India University – Bangalore, NALSAR University of Law – Hyderabad, The WB National University of Juridical Sciences – Kolkata, National Law University – Jodhpur.
The Aditya Birla Scholarships cover a large part of academic fees as well as the hostel fees for the IITs / BITS stream and some part of the tuition fee for the management and law streams. The scholarship amount for IIMs / XLRI students are up to Rs. 1, 75,000 per annum, for IIT / BITS (Pilani) students is Rs 65,000 per annum and for LAW students’ amount of Rs. 1, 80,000 per annum or fees at actuals, whichever is lower.
The selection process of Aditya Birla scholarship program are as follows:
-160 students from the IIMs and XLRI, 160 students from the IITs and BITS (Pilani) and 80 students from law campuses will be selected on the basis of the information given in their application form.
-The students’ overall achievements spanning academic and co-curricular excellence will be considered to select him/her for the next round.
-Essays written by these students will then be reviewed by a panel to shortlist candidates for the final round.
-Shortlisted students will be invited for an interview which will determine the best 16 students each from – engineering and management and 8 from law who will be named Aditya Birla Scholars.
-The performance of the Scholars will be monitored closely for the renewal of the Scholarship every year.
Assessment criteria for Aditya Birla Scholarship Program:
The Aditya Birla Scholar will be assessed on qualitative and quantitative parameters to judge his / her excellence on the academic and leadership front. This assessment will help determine the continuation of the disbursement of the Scholarship amount and the honour of continuing as “The Aditya Birla Scholar”. Assessment of certain scholastic standards being met:
-Scholastic standards: The scholar must be in the top 25 per cent of students in his/her batch.
-Work done by the scholar during the course of the program: At least 60 per cent of the assignments must have a rating of at least 7 on a 9-point scale.
-Practical work-related experiences of the scholar: Summer project must have a rating of at least 7 on a 9-point scale.
-Participation in campus activities: Active participation in a minimum of two forums on campus.
-Learning: Scholar has to write a 350-word essay on “Being an Aditya Birla scholar: experience sharing.
The assessment will be done based on the overall performance in all areas. No single factor will be a major determinant. There is no compulsion on scholars to join the group after completing their course; scholars are welcome to work if they are qualified to do so.
How to apply:
Students who are eligible for the scholarship are required to fill in the application form and submit to the Dean.
For more information, please go through the Aditya Birla Scholarship Program website.