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J&K youth can now study at top universities like Oxford, Harvard, Yale with this new govt fellowship

J&K youth can now study at top universities like Oxford, Harvard, Yale with this new govt fellowship


J&K youth can now study at top universities like Oxford, Harvard, Yale with this new govt fellowship

The Jammu and Kashmir government launched a fellowship for students yesterday named after former Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. The fellowship will send 20 students abroad to study in leading universities in the world with an aim to create global leaders.

The fellowship is aimed at educated youth and will begin from the next academic session.

The fellowship seeks potential leaders who have the acumen to make a difference and aims to provide a select group of outstanding young men and women from Jammu and Kashmir the opportunity to study at some of the worlds finest institutions for up to 12 months beginning in the academic session in 2019.

- an official spokesman said.


·         The fellowship was launched by the State Knowledge Initiative Platform (SKIP) in collaboration with J&K State Sports Council. SKIP was constituted under the chairmanship of the Advisor to Chief Minister, Amitabh Mattoo

·         The fellowship is modelled after the well-known Rhodes Scholarships at the University of Oxford, the spokesperson said

·         In 2019, a maximum of 20 students will be sent abroad

·         The fellowship will cover international economy class return travel, tuition fees, and a modest allowance to cover boarding and lodging, as per a report by greaterkashmir.com

·         Six world-class universities abroad have been targeted by SKIP for the Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Fellowship:

·         Oxford and Cambridge universities in the UK

·         Harvard, Yale and Princeton universities in the US

·         Melbourne universities (Australia)


As per a report in greaterkashmir.com, here are the application criteria:

·         Candidates must be born no later than December 31, 1994, and should be below 25 years of age as on the last date of application submission

·         Applicants should have completed an undergraduate degree from any university in Jammu and Kashmir with at least 60 per cent marks or equivalent CGPA grade, should have excelled in sports or/and other extracurricular

·         Applicants should hold a Permanent Residents Certificate (PRC) of the state

·         The candidate should also fulfill the eligibility criteria as required by the identified university to pursue the course/programme

·         Eligible candidates need to submit

·         A one-page cover letter, along with a recent passport size photograph, indicating reasons for interest in the MMS-GLFP

·         A detailed Curriculum Vitae (of not more than five pages)

·         A 1000-word statement on Qualities needed to lead in the 21st century

·         The candidates shall also submit a preference of courses/programmes/universities

·         Candidates will need to provide a reference in favor of the applicant, by consent of three willing individuals indicating their name, designation, postal address, phone number, and email

·         Applications can only be sent via e-mail on jksportscouncil@gmail.comor knowledgeinitiative.jk@gmail.com

·         Last date to send in applications is June 20, 2018, till 5 pm


·         Mattoo said all applications received by SKIP will be vetted by a committee and eligible candidates will be invited for an interview

·         The selection to the fellowship shall be without prejudice to gender, marital status, religion, social background or disability and will consist of multiple stages

·         The short-listed candidates will be finally screened by a jury chaired by a Nobel-laureate.

·         All selected fellows will have commit to serve Jammu and Kashmir for at least 12 months, he added.

However, selection as a Fellow shall not be a guarantee for admission to the University, for which a candidate has to apply separately at the individual level, Mattoo said.

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Source :https://www.indiatoday.in/education-today/scholarships/story/jammu-kashmir-govt-mufti-mohammad-sayeed-fellowship-to-send-students-to-harvard-oxford-yale-html-1232750-2018-05-13

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