NCC scholarship by Subrata Roy's Sahara Group

Sahara India is a major Indian corporate group with diverse business interests like Finance, Infrastructure and Housing, Media and Entertainment, Tourism and Hospitality, Consumables, Manufacturing and Services and Trading. The group was founded in 1978 by Subrata Roy. Sahara group is engaged in various activities and projects for the upliftment of each and every segment of the society. Sahara group has started many plans and schemes. Sahara Group has started an annual Sahara scholarship scheme of Rs. 1 Crore per annum to NCC cadets.

This scholarship was started as a gesture of deep respect for NCC. Mr. Subrata Roy Sahara was involved in NCC during his school and college days. The deserving Cadets in the X and XII classes’ examination respectively are eligible for this scholarship. The total amount of scholarship is Rs. 25, 00,000/- per annum, which is awarded to 500 cadets, each Rs. 5,000/-. The criteria of eligibility for award of scholarship is like this that cadets passing 10 + 2 or equivalent examination admitted in professional courses recognized by the Government and UGC viz Engineering, Medical, Business Administration, Hotel Management etc are entitled to get this scholarship.

The Sahara Group of Companies has formulated a scheme for granting annual scholarships to cadets as under: Rs. 5,000/- each for 368 cadets of Junior Division / Junior Wing, Rs. 15,000/- each for 368 cadets of Senior Division / Senior Wing and Rs. 40,000/- each for 66 cadets for higher studies. All cadets are to apply through their respective NCC Unit or Wing. This Scholarship Scheme has been instituted in NCC to award academically bright NCC Cadets. This scheme is funded by a part of the proceeds of the DG NCC Regimental Fund. Suitable advertisements are given by NCC Directorate in local news papers during July each year. The desirable applicants should obtain blank application forms from nearest NCC unit and submit the same to the Officer commanding unit latest by 31st Aug. each year.