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Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana 2018 – Philately Scholarship Scheme

Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana 2018

Students of class VI to IX having good academic record and pursuing philately as a hobby will be awarded scholarship

Department of Posts has launched a philately scholarship scheme Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana (Scholarship for Promotion of Aptitude & Research in Stamps as a Hobby) on 03rd Nov. 2017 for generating interest regarding Philately amongst students. Philately Scholarship Scheme “Deen Dayal SPARSH Yojana” 2018-19 [For the year 2018-2019 for students of class VI to IX]


Also See : Scholarships 2018


About Scheme

  • Students of class VI to IX having good academic record and pursuing philately as a hobby will be awarded scholarship on the basis of Philately Quiz & Philately Project to be conducted by Divisional/Regional/Circle offices


Scholarship Amount

  • The amount of Scholarship is to be Rs. 6000/- per annum @ Rs. 500/- per month for a selected candidate. Top 40 students from Level 2 (10 students maximum from each of the VI, VII, VIII & IX Class) will be awarded scholarships


Eligibility Criteria

  • A Candidate must be a student (class VI to IX) of a recognized School within India
  • Concerned School should have a Philately Club and the candidate should be a member of the Club
  • In case the School Philately Club hasn’t been established a student having his own Philately Deposit Account may also be considered
  • A candidate must have good academic record
  • At the time of selection for award of scholarship the candidate must have scored at least 60% marks or equivalent grade/ grade point in the recent final examin 2018 (i,e.V, VI, VII & VIII final exams for students studying in VI, VII, VIII & IX respectively), copies of progress report/marks card/certificate from the school authorities should be enclosed along with the application
  • There will be 5% relaxation for SC/ST


Selection Process

  • The Selection Process will be consisting of two levels (Level 1- Philately Written Quiz & Level- 2- Philately Project)


  • Philately Written Quiz will be a Multiple-Choice Question (MCQ) quiz consisting of 50 (Fifty) questions from following subject: Current Affairs, History, Science, Sports, Culture, Geography and Philately (local & national)


Application Process

  • Interested candidates may submit the application to the concerned Divisional Head through Speed Post/Regd. Post or by hand in prescribed form by 20th July 2018 addressed to the concerned Divisional Head (see the list below as Annexure)
  • Applications of all the interested candidates of a school can be sent in one envelope by the school incharge/head by Post or by Hand. Before sending the applications, the candidates should ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility criteria prescribed. Applications received through courier will not be entertained
  • Please visit www.indiapost.gov.in and www.karnatakapost.gov.in from time to time and keep updated about the scheme, eligibility etc. Dept. reserves the right to change the dates/modify the scheme/eligibility criteria
  • The decision of Chief PMG, Karnataka Circle, Bengaluru is final


Important Dates

  • The deadline for scholarship applications is 20th July 2018


Government of India

Ministry of Communications, Dept. of Posts, India, O/o the Chief Postmaster General, Karnataka Circle, Bengaluru-560001, Websitewww.indiapost.gov.in

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