Aditya Birla Scholarships (ABS) scheme, instituted in 1999, is a way of pursuing the ideals of late Sri Aditya Vikram Birla, the founder of Aditya Birla Group, who believed that the success or failure of an organization depends on people – on human beings, on their talent, on their enterprise. “ABS program is not just about academic excellence; aspiring scholars are evaluated on holistic parameters that take on board their extra curricular activities, leadership qualities, values, vision …. their dreams”.
Under Aditya Birla Scholarship scheme, some of the brightest scholars entering select Indian Institutes of Management, Indian Institutes of Technology and the Birla Institute of Technology, Pilani, are groomed to become outstanding leaders. Aditya Birla Scholarship which are offered to meritorious students every year, covers the academic fees as well as the hostel fees for the duration of the course, commencing with the academic session of the first year. The scholars are assessed regularly on qualitative and quantitative parameters to judge their performance on the academic achievement and leadership.
VALUE OF ADITYA BIRLA SCHOLARSHIP
The value of the scholarship for various institutions is as under:
IIM: Rs 1,75,000 per annum
IIT / BITS (Pilani): Rs 65,000 per annum
Since the scholarship covers the entire course, scholars are entitled to a refund of any amounts they may have paid to their institute, prior to the commencement of the scholarship.
The scholarship funds are administered by the dean/director of the institution. All funds are sent directly to them for appropriate disbursal.
The performance of the scholars is monitored closely for renewal of the award every year.
Performance assessment criteria for the renewal of the scholarship:
The Aditya Birla Scholars are assessed regularly on qualitative and quantitative parameters to judge their performance on the academic and leadership front. This assessment forms the basis for determining the continuation of the scholarship for the next academic session.
For the IIMs, the assessment is done once in a one-year time frame.
For the IITs and for BITS (Pilani), the assessment is done thrice in a three-year time frame.
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 programme: 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”
ELIGIBILITY FOR ADITYA BIRLA SCHOLARSHIP
To be eligible to apply for the scholarship, you must gain admission to one of the following institutions:
IIMs: Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kolkata and Lucknow
IITs (B. Tech): Chennai, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur and Mumbai
Eligible students are required to fill the application form and submit it at the given address. Forms are available only through the institution.
SELECTION PROCEDURE FOR ADITYA BIRLA SCHOLARSHIP
The following process is followed in selecting the scholars:
The 80 students from the IIMs and the 120 students from the IITs and BITS (Pilani) who meet the eligibility criteria are evaluated on the basis of the information they provide in their application form.
The students’ overall achievements, spanning academic and co-curricular excellence, are weighted and assessed. Those selected for the next round are asked to write an essay.
Essays written by these students are evaluated by a panel of judges and, based on their performance, candidates are shortlisted for the final round.
Those shortlisted are invited for an interview.
The 10 best engineering and the 10 best management students become Aditya Birla Scholars.
The interviews are conducted by an eminent panel of business luminaries and academicians in Mumbai. Invited candidates are given an allowance to cover expenses on travel and accommodation.
NB: Students invited for the interview must make sure they bring all documents such as academic certificates, mark sheets, etc., along with photocopies of the originals, to the venue.
Aditya Birla Centre for Community Initiative and Rural Development Project
Aditya Birla Management Corporation Limited,
Aditya Birla Centre,
1st Floor, ‘C’ Wing,
S.K. Ahire Marg
Worli, Mumbai 400 030
Tel: 91-22-6652 5000 / 2499 5000
Fax: 91-22-6652 5741 / 42
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