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Scholarships available for Cadets at the National Defence Academy

There are a number of scholarships or Financial Assistance available for cadets who join the National Defence Academy. These scholarships are either based on merit or domicile criterion. The list of scholarships available is as follows.

Name of the Scholarship Details
PARASHURAM BHAU PATWARDHAN SCHOLARSHIP This Scholarship is granted to cadets overall first in Academics of Passing out Course. One time scholarship amount is Rs. 5000/-.
COLONEL KENDAL FRANK MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP This scholarship is of the value of Rs. Rs. 4800.00 per annum and awarded to a MARATHA cadet who should be the son of an ex-serviceman. The scholarship is in addition to any financial assistance from the Government.
KAUR SINGH MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Two scholarships are awarded to cadets who obtain the highest position amongst candidates from BIHAR. The value of each scholarship is Rs. 37.00 per mensem tenable for a maximum period of 4 years during the training at the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla and thereafter at the Indian Military Academy, Dehra Dun and the Air Force Flying College; and Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala where the cadets may be sent for training on completion of their training at the National Defence Academy. The scholarship will, however, be continued subject to maintaining good progress at the above institution.
ASSAM GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP Two scholarships will be awarded to the cadets from ASSAM. The value of each scholarship is Rs. 30.00 per mensem and is tenable for the duration of a cadet’s stay at the National Defence Academy. The scholarships will be awarded to the two best cadets from ASSAM without any reference to the income of their parents. The cadets who are granted this scholarship will not be entitled to any other financial assistance from the Government.
UTTAR PRADESH GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS Two scholarships each of the value of Rs. 30.00 per month and an outfit stipend of Rs. 400.00 are awarded to two cadets who belong to UTTAR PRADESH on the merit-cum-means basis and are tenable for a period of three years subject to satisfactory performance by the cadets at National Defence Academy. Cadets who are granted these Scholarships are not entitled to any other financial assistance from Government.
KERALA GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS One merit scholarship of the value of Rs. 480/- per annum for the entire period of training at NDA, will be awarded by the State Government of Kerala to a Cadet who is domiciled resident of the State of KERALA and who secures the first position in the All India UPSC Entrance Examination to NDA irrespective of the fact whether he has passed out from RIMC or from any of the Sainik Schools in India. The financial position of a Cadet’s father/guardian is not taken into consideration.
BIHARI LAL MANDAKINI PRIZE This is a cash prize of Rs. 500.00 available for the best BENGALI boy in each Course of the Academy. Application Forms are available with the Commandant, National Defence Academy.
ORISSA GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS These scholarships, one for the Army, one for the Navy and the other for the Air Force of the value of Rs. 80.00 each per month will be awarded by the Government of Orissa to the cadets who are permanent residents of the State of ORISSA. Two of these scholarships will be awarded on the basis of merit-cum-means of the cadets whose parent’s or guardian’s income does not exceed Rs. 5,000/- per annum and the other one will be given to the best cadet irrespective of his parent’s or guardian’s income.
HIMACHAL PRADESH GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP Four scholarships will be awarded to cadets from HIMACHAL PRADESH. The value of each scholarship is Rs. 30.00 per month during the first two years of training and Rs. 48.00 per month during the third year of training. These scholarships will be available to those cadets whose parent’s income is below Rs. 500.00 per month. No cadet in receipt of financial assistance from the Government will be eligible for this scholarship
TAMIL NADU GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIP The Government of Tamil Nadu has instituted at NDA one scholarship per course of the value of Rs. 30/- per month plus an outfit allowance of Rs. 400/- (one only during the entire period of cadet’s training) to be awarded to a cadet belonging to the State of TAMIL NADU whose parent’s/guardian’s monthly income does not exceed Rs. 500/-. The application by an eligible cadet can be made to the Commandant, National Defence Academy on their arrival.
KARNATAKA GOVERNMENT SCHOLARSHIPS The Govt. of Karnataka has awarded scholarships to cadets from Karnataka State who join the National Defence Academy. The value of the scholarship shall be Rs. 1000/- (Rupees One thousand) per month and outfit allowance of Rs. 12000/- in the first term.
ALBERT EKKA SCHOLARSHIP The Government of Bihar has instituted at NDA 25 Merit Scholarships at Rs. 50/- per month for the entire period of six terms at the NDA and Rs. 650/- one time towards clothing and equipment. The cadet awarded the above merit scholarship would not be eligible for any other scholarship or financial assistance from the Government. The application by an eligible cadet can be made to the Commandant, National Defence Academy on their arrival.
FG OFFICER DV PINTOO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP Gp Capt. M Vashishta has instituted 3 scholarships of Rs. 125/- each per month at NDA for one term to be awarded to the first three cadets in the order of merit on completion of their first semester till the end of the second term. The cadets in receipt of Govt. Financial Assistance will not be eligible for the above scholarships. The application for eligible cadets can be made to the Commandant, NDA on arrival.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO WARDS OF EXSERVICEMEN— MAHARASHTRA STATE The wards of Maharashtrian ex-service officers/men who are undergoing training as cadets at NDA will be given Rs. 50,000/- as a one-time incentive. The parents/guardians of the wards should submit their applications to their respective Zilla Sainik Welfare Office along with the certificates obtained from the Academy. Terms and conditions governing these scholarships are obtainable from the Commandant, National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, Pune – 411 023.
AWARD OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO CANDIDATES OF HARYANA DOMICILE UNDER TRAINING AT NDA The Haryana State Govt. has declared a cash award of Rs. 1,00,000/- (Rupees one lakh) to every individual who successfully completes the training at NDA/IMA/OTA and other Defence Academies of National Status and domicile of State of Haryana.
INCENTIVE GRANT TO CADETS DOMICILE OF UT, CHANDIGARH UNDER TRAINING AT NDA Chandigarh Administration has introduced the scheme for grant of one-time
incentive of Rs. 1,00,000/- (Rupees one lakh) to the cadets who are resident of UT, Chandigarh and joined NDA
 Pilot Officer Gurmeet Singh Bedi Memorial Scholarship  Pilot Officer Gurmeet Singh Bedi Memorial Scholarship. Rs. 1500/- (One-time payment). Best all round Air Force cadet at the time of Passing Out of VI term.
Fg Officer Anuj Nanchal Memorial Scholarship Rs. 1500/- (One-time payment) for Second best all-round Air Force cadet of VI term.
Punjab Rs. 1,00,000/-(one-time payment) and the Cadet should be domicile of Punjab State.
Nagaland Rs. 1,00,000/- one-time payment and the Cadet should be domicile of Nagaland State.
Manipur Rs. 1,00,000/- one-time payment and the Cadet should be domicile of Manipur State.
State Govt. Sikkim Rs.1.5 lakhs for all Officers’ entry schemes candidates of Sikkim.

 

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