"Thank you for the effort you put into creating a unique
experience. It was overwhelming to be accepted as part of the pioneering NSF community.
I am indebted to the Foundation for finding me an illustrious mentor in my field
Ritwika Sen, 2012 Scholar MSc in Economics, London School
of Economics & Political Science
"Not only has the scholarship been of great help financially,
but I feel much better prepared to face academic life after the Orientation Programme.
The Foundation incredibly invests in your future to help you attain success and
excellence and do everything they can to equip you for it- right from creating a
custom made Orientation Programme, to choosing a mentor that most reflects your
ambition in life. This has been an unforgettable experience and I really hope that
in future, I am able to give an NSF scholar what the Foundation has given me."
Shruti Jagirdar, 2012 ScholarMA in International Studies-School
of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
"I feel the NSF PG scholarship is the most distinguished
scholarship programme in place today. The networking, mentorship programme and a
family-like bonding not only with the scholars but also with the members of the
Foundation really made me feel that this scholarship is far more than the monetary
Darshan Sunil Shah, 2012 ScholarMSc in Biomedical Engineering,
"The NSF scholarship has been not only an immense support
but also an extremely insightful and enriching experience. The process was very
well planned and helped tremendously in terms of encouragement, introspection and
Charag Krishnan, 2012 ScholarMBA in General Management,
Kellogg School of Management
"The Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation Scholarship is more
than just monetary assistance: this we found out in the two day Orientation Programme
that was held in Bombay. We learnt about ourselves, about one another, thought about
questions that should have been easy to answer but really took a lot of time and
energy to figure out ( One of the more difficult ones - "Who am I?"). Being given
an opportunity to mingle with Mr. Sekhsaria is just one instance in a weekend where
we were pampered beyond measure! The mentor program also extends the reach of the
program beyond just the orientation weekend. I thank the Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation
for this wonderful opportunity, for making us feel at home and for helping me follow
my dreams! I feel honored to be chosen as a Narotam Sekhsaria Scholar for the year
2012. Thank You!."
Madhubala Sriram, 2012 ScholarMSc in Economics, London School
of Economics and Political Science
"The NSF scholarship program is unique. Apart from the
financial aid, they provide a mentor to each scholar. The orientation instilled
in me the core values of the Foundation. Integrity, humility and perseverance are
things I'll never forget. I am truly honoured to be a part of the NSF family. And
THANK-YOU for giving me this opportunity."
Nikita Khosla, 2012 Scholar MBA in Social Entrepreneurship,
University of Oxford, Said Business School
"The Narotam Sekhsaria Scholarship has provided me a wonderful
opportunity to invest my time completely in persuasion of my studies peacefully.
Further, the prudently crafted Mentorship programme shall help me in actualizing
my professional & social endeavors. My heartiest gratitude to the N S Foundation."
Aman Singhal, 2012 ScholarMS in Electrical Engineering,
"It is truly an honor and a privilege to be selected as
an NSF Scholar. Apart from the financial assistance, the Foundation has made available
to us a fantastic support system of industry leaders, counsellors, and academicians.
I believe this will greatly help me in my endeavors going forward. I was extremely
impressed with the professionalism with which the entire process was conducted.
The 2 day workshop at the Trident, Mumbai was an icing on the cake. I look forward
to being closely associated with the Foundation and will strive to uphold the values
of the Foundation to the best of my abilities."
Karan Vikram Rao, 2012 ScholarPGP in Management , Indian
School of Business
"What I really appreciated about the Foundation was that
they were willing to go the extra mile to prepare us for the experience of studying
abroad. As I leave for my course I am confident that I have a support system here
that I can always rely on."
Rajhansa Ramasubba Sridhara, 2012 ScholarMasters in Management
Science & Engineering, University of Stanford
Q. Can an applicant register with different email ids?
A. No, you should register with a single email id..
Multiple registrations do not guarantee a scholarship and will constitute misuse
Q. Is there any other way to apply for PG scholarship other than online?
A. No, we will only scrutinize application forms of the
students who have duly completed their forms along with the relevant documents
online. No hardcopies of the forms or the documents should be mailed, couriered
or deposited at the office.
Q. Can a student who is seeking admission for 2013 apply?
A. We offer interest free loan scholarships to only those students who will be
joining university in the fall of 2012.
Q. Who is eligible to apply?
A. Meritorious and deserving students who are looking
to pursue higher studies in reputed universities in India or abroad are eligible
to apply. Students should however fall between the age group of 18 to 30 (as on
January 31st of the year of application) and should be Indian nationals.
Q. Which prestigious universities?
A. A university which is held in high esteem for its
curriculum and teaching standards is considered as a prestigious university. E.g
IIM’s, ISB in Hyderabad, IIT’s , John Hopkins, Stanford, MIT in USA and London
School of Economics, Oxford, Cambridge and SOAS in the UK, etc.
Q. What are the dates for application?
A. The forms will be available and should be submitted online from January 10,
2012 to March 31, 2012 only. Thereafter, no forms will
Q. Is there a fee for filling up the online PG forms?
A. Yes, for every application fees there will be a fee of Rs. 500. This amount
is non- refundable.
Q. What is the procedure after the form is submitted?
A. Once the form is submitted, it will be scrutinized . Only the shortlisted candidate will be called
for a personal interview in June 2012 in Mumbai The award of scholarship is
solely at the discretion of management and the decision of Selection Committee
shall be final.
Q. What does the award amount seek to cover?
A. The award will cover only the tution fee of the relevant university. However,
the amount money is subject to a maximum of Rs. 15 lacs. In addition, the
selection committee may also choose to include additional or incidental
educational expenses charged by the university. However, the decision to include
or exclude such expenses lies solely with the selection committee and their
decision in such matter will be final and binding. Applicants are advised to
submit the entire estimate of costs (direct and indirect) while making the