Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme

Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme- Educational Resource 

 One of the most important functions of The Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT) is to implement the Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme. The Scheme provides scholarships to outstanding children in the age group of 10 to 14 years, studying either in recognized schools or belonging to families practicing traditional performing or other arts (traditional forms of music, dance, drama as well as painting, sculpture and crafts, laying special emphasis on rare forms, which are in the process of becoming extinct)to develop their talent in various cultural fields.

Q. What is the value of scholarship and tuition fees?
Ans. The value of scholarship is Rs.3600/- (Rupees Three Thousand Six Hundred only) per annum and the actual tuition fee paid for the specialized training to the Institution or Guru is also reimbursed subject to a ceiling of Rs.3600/- (Rupees Three Thousand Six Hundred only) per year.
Q. What is the duration of scholarship?
Ans. The Scholarship awarded under the scheme will be initially for two years at a time and renewable after every two years till the completion of the first University degree stage of education or upto the age of 20 years, whichever
is earlier, subject to the awardee maintaining good progress.
Q. How many scholarships are awarded every year?
Ans. 500 scholarships are awarded every year at national level.
Q. Is there any reservation of scholarship for any category, field etc.?
Ans. The scholarships are awarded purely on the basis of talent/merit. However, minimum 3 scholarships for each of the Union Territory, 5 for each of the State and minimum 10 scholarships are reserved for the state of Jammu& Kashmir. 25% scholarships are reserved for the children of families practicing traditional art forms. 20 scholarships are also reserved for the specially challenged children.
Q. Is there any income criteria?
Ans. The preference is given to the children of rural areas, smaller towns and low income group families. However, merit/talent is the main criteria for award of scholarships.


Courtesy : Behram Pastakia


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