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Scheme for Scholarship and Fellowship

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The Ministry of Culture implements a Scheme namely, ‘Scheme of Scholarship and Fellowship for Promotion of Art and Culture’, which consists of three components viz (i) ‘Award of Scholarships to Young Artists in Different Cultural Fields’, (ii) ‘Award of Senior/Junior Fellowships to Outstanding Persons in the Fields of Culture’ and (iii) ‘Tagore National Fellowship for Cultural Research. The details in respect of aforesaid three components are at Annexure I

The detail of the total number of Artists selected during the last three years, year-wise and State-wise is at Annexure II, III & IV.

Annexure I

Details of three components of the Scheme of Scholarship and Fellowship for Promotion of Art and Culture

  1. Component IAward of Scholarships to Young Artistes in Different Cultural Fields:

Under this scheme component,up to 400 scholarships (in a Batch Year) are awarded to persons of outstanding promise in the age group of 18-25 years. An amount of Rs. 5,000/- p.m. is given for 2 years for advanced training within India.

  1. Component II:Award of Senior/Junior Fellowships to Outstanding Persons in The Fields of Culture:

Under this scheme component,up to 400 Senior/Junior Fellowships (in a Batch Year) are awarded to outstanding persons in the age group above 40 years (Sr.) and 25 to 40 years (Jr.) respectively. An amount of 20,000/-p.m. and Rs. 10,000/- p.m. is given to Senior/Junior Fellows respectively for 2 years for cultural research.

  1. Component III:Tagore National Fellowship for Cultural Research:

Under this scheme component,up to 25 Scholarships and 15 Fellowships (in a Batch Year) are awarded to outstanding personsin order to invigorate and revitalise the various institutions under the Ministry of Culture (MoC) and other identified cultural institutions in the country, by encouraging scholars/ academicians to affiliate themselves with these institutions to work on projects of mutual interest. An honorarium of Rs. 80,000/- p.m. plus contingencies and Rs. 50,000/-p.m.plus contingencies is given to Fellows and Scholars respectively for 2 years.

Annexure-II

Year-wise and State wise break –up of The Total Number of Scholarships awarded under the Scheme Component of Scholarships to Young Artistes in Different Cultural Fields (SYA) during last 03 years

Sl NoState/UT2016-172017-182018-19
 Andaman & Nicobar
 Andhra Pradesh070206
 Arunachal Pradesh0204
 Assam141219
 Bihar111014
 Chandigarh0101
 Chhattisgarh080814
 Delhi161421
 Goa010101
 Gujarat040908
 Haryana060706
 Himachal Pradesh010101
 Jammu and Kashmir020206
 Jharkhand070105
 Karnataka262524
 Kerala182023
 Madhya Pradesh372835
 Maharashtra332642
 Manipur030909
 Meghalaya
 Mizoram01
 Nagaland
 Odisha202222
 Puducherry02
 Punjab020604
 Rajasthan030408
 Sikkim01
 Tamil Nadu031008
 Telangana010502
 Tripura0101
 Uttar Pradesh384338
 Uttarakhand010701
 West Bengal464060
Total Awardees312315384

Under this scheme, young artistes of outstanding promise in the age group of 18-25 years are assisted financially an amount ofRs. 5,000/- p.m. for 2 years.

Annexure III

Year-wise and State wise break –up of The Total Number of fellowships awarded under the Scheme of Award of Sr./Jr. Fellowship to Outstanding Persons in the Fields of Culture during Last Three Years

Sr. No.STATE/UTsNo. of Fellowship Awarded
 2016-172017-182018-19
1ANDHRA PRADESH020406
2ARUNACHAL PRADESH0101—–
3ASSAM131823
4BIHAR081213
5CHHATTISGARH070906
6CHANDIGARH—–—–01
7DELHI304450
8GUJARAT060409
9GOA010201
10HARYANA070711
11HIMACHAL PRADESH—–—–01
12JAMMU & KASHMIR010703
13JHARKHAND040909
14KARNATAKA161526
15KERELA152321
16MADHYA PRADESH242324
17MAHARASHTRA293433
18MANIPUR131419
19MEGHALAYA—–—–01
20NAGALAND—–—–01
21ODISHA333541
22PUNJAB040204
23PUDUCHERRY—–0302
24RAJASTHAN111209
25TAMILNADU030605
26TELENGANA090507
27TRIPURA010402
28UTTAR PRADESH393042
29UTTARAKHAND050504
30WEST BENGAL294023
 TOTAL:311368397

Under this scheme,Senior/Junior Fellows of age above 40 years and in the age of 25-40 years respectivelyare assisted financially an amount ofRs. 20,000/- p.m. and Rs. 10,000/- respectively for 2 years.

Annexure IV

Year-wise and State wise break –up of The Total Number of fellowships/scholarships awarded under Tagore National Fellowship for Cultural Research Statement during last 03 years

Sl NoState/UTNo. of Fellows/ScholarsNo. of Fellows/ScholarsNo. of Fellows/Scholars
  2015-162016-172017-18
 Delhi20
 Maharashtra04
 Madhya Pradesh01
 Nagaland01
 Punjab01
 Tamil Nadu03
 Telangana04
 Uttar Pradesh02
 West Bengal07
Total43*

Under this scheme, the selected Fellows/Scholars are released honorarium ofRs. 80,000/- and of Rs. 50,000/- per month respectively for period of 02 years.

This information was given by the Minister of State (I/c) of Culture and Tourism, Shri Prahlad Singh Patel in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

March 2, 2020

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