Ministry of culture, government of India is awarding up to 400 scholarships to young artistes of outstanding promise for advanced training with their guru/institutes in different cultural fields.
Each scholar will be paid Rs. 5000/- each scholar will be paid Rs. 5000/- per month for a period of two years to cover his/ her living expenses on traveling, books, art material or other equipment and tuition or training charges, if any.
Candidates should be Indian nationals.
Candidates should have an adequate general education to pursue their training effectively.
Candidates must give evidence of their desire to make the pursuit of their training effectively.
As the scholarships are meant for advanced training and not for beginners, candidates must have already acquired a degree of proficiency in the chosen field.
The candidate should have undergone a minimum of 5 years training with their guru/institutes. The certificate to this effect in part ii of the proforma duly signed by the present guru / institute and former guru/ institute (if any) should be submitted along with the application.