Aditya Birla Scholarship Program

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The Aditya Birla Scholarship Programme is the Group’s way of pursuing Mr Aditya Vikram Birla’s ideals of spawning leaders with a passion to excel. Attained through fostering outstanding academic excellence and humane leadership values, in partnership with select IITs, BITS (Pilani), IIMs, XLRI and law campuses.
Instituted in 1999, the Aditya Birla Scholarships provide an excellent opportunity for Scholars to learn through networking with the country’s first truly global conglomerate. While there is no binding to join the Group after the completion of their course,
scholars are welcome to work with us should they qualify to do so.

Scholarship Package
The Aditya Birla Scholarships cover a large part of academic fees as well as the hostel fees for the IITs / BITS stream and some part of the tuition fee for the management and law streams.
The scholarship amount for

  • IIMs / XLR- Rs. 1,75,000 per annum
  • IIT / BITS (Pilani)- Rs. 1,00,000 per annum
  • LAW- Rs. 1,80,000 per annum or fees at actuals, whichever is lower

Students from the following institutes can apply for the Scholarships:

  • IIMs – Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Lucknow, Indore, Kozhikode, Shillong
  • XLRI – Jamshedpur
  • IITs (B.Tech) – Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Roorkee, Guwahati
  • BITS (Pilani) Campuses


  • National Law School of India University – Bangalore
  • NALSAR University of Law – Hyderabad
  • The WB National University of Juridical Sciences – Kolkata
  • National Law University – Jodhpur
  • Gujarat National Law University

Number of seats
The top 20 students (in terms of their entrance exam ranking at the time of admission) are invited to apply through the Dean of the respective institutes

Application Procedure
Students who are eligible are required to fill in the application form appended alongside and submit to the Dean.

Selection Procedure
The Scholarships entail the following process:

  • The applicants: 180 students from the IIMs and XLRI, 160 students from the IITs and BITS (Pilani) and 100 students from law campuses will be evaluated on the basis of the information given in the application form.
  • The students’ overall achievements spanning academic and co-curricular excellence will be assessed to select him/her for the next round.
  • Essays written by these students will then be reviewed by a panel to shortlist candidates for the final round.
  • Shortlisted students will be invited for an interview which will determine the best 16 students each from – engineering and management and 8 from the law who will be named Aditya Birla Scholars.
  • The interviews will be conducted by an eminent panel of luminaries and academicians. Shortlisted students should carry all supporting documents such as copies of certificates, mark sheets, etc.
  • The interviews will be held in Mumbai for which the shortlisted candidates will be provided with accommodation, travel reimbursement and a token allowance.


  • The performance of the Scholars will be monitored closely for the renewal of the Scholarship every year.
  • The Deans / Directors of IIMs, XLRI, IITs, BITS (Pilani) and law campuses have agreed to administer the monies. The Scholarship amount will be sent through a cheque directly to their office.
  • The Scholarships are valid for the course, subject to ongoing performance. As the Scholarship is announced only in September and given that students would have already paid their fees, the Institute will refund the amount paid.

The performance assessment criteria for the renewal of the scholarship

  • The Aditya Birla Scholar will be assessed on qualitative and quantitative parameters to judge his / her excellence on the academic and leadership front. This assessment will help determine the continuation of the disbursement of the Scholarship amount and the honour of continuing as “The Aditya Birla Scholar”.
  • The assessment will be done every year until the completion of the course.

The Assessment Criteria
Assessment of certain scholastic standards being met

  • To belong to the top 25% of the batch population
  • Assessment of work done by the Scholar during the course of the programme
  • At least 60% of the assignments to have a rating of 7 on a 9 point scale

Assessment of participation in a minimum of two forums of campus
Assessment of learnings of the Scholar

  • A 250-word write-up on ‘Being an Aditya Birla Scholar – experience sharing’

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