The ONGC Scholarship is a commendable initiative by the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited, aiming to empower meritorious students from economically challenged backgrounds. This scholarship program provides crucial financial assistance to aspiring scholars, enabling them to pursue higher education and contribute to the nation’s development.

Education has long been recognized as the key to progress and development. In India, numerous organizations and government bodies strive to support deserving students in their pursuit of knowledge and academic excellence. One such initiative is the ONGC Scholarship program.

The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC), a leading public sector undertaking, has been at the forefront of empowering the youth through its scholarship program.


Understanding the ONGC Scholarship

The ONGC Scholarship program was initiated with the vision of providing financial assistance to meritorious students from economically challenged backgrounds.

Through this scholarship, ONGC aims to create a pool of talented individuals who can contribute to the growth and development of the nation across various fields, including engineering, medicine, management, and more.

One of ONGC’s initiatives to promote higher education among students belonging to the SC/ST category is the ONGC scholarship.

This scholarship program, known as ONGC Scholarship 2023, provides an exclusive opportunity for students in the first year of Engineering, MBBS, MBA, or Master’s in Geophysics/Geology programs.

Administered under ONGC Limited’s CSR initiative, this scholarship recognizes and supports the academic endeavors of 2000 meritorious students annually.

Indian students pursuing the specified courses have the opportunity to apply for the ONGC scholarship and reap its benefits.

Key Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for the ONGC scholarship are as follows:

1. Students belonging to SC/ST/OBC and General categories can apply.

2. There is no specific age limit mentioned for the scholarship.

3. The student should be studying in the first year of Engineering, MBBS, MBA, or Master’s in Geophysics/Geology program.

4. There is no mention of a specific marks criterion for the scholarship.

Please refer to the table below for a comprehensive overview of the key eligibility conditions that need to be followed by students applying for the ONGC scholarship.

Detailed Eligibility Conditions of ONGC Scholarship

2.Category of studentsScheduled Caste (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST)/ Other Backward Classes (OBC) and General categories
3.Current academic qualificationThe applicant must be a full-time student in the 1st year of Engineering/MBBS course or 1st year of MBA / Master in Geology / Geophysics at an AICTE/UGC/MCI/State University/State Education Board/Central University/Central Government institution.
4.Qualifying examination details
  • For the Engineering / MBBS program – The students must have passed the Class 12 examination with minimum 60% marks.
  • For MBA / Masters in Geology / Geophysics – The students must have passed graduation with a minimum 60% mark or 6.0 CGPA/OGPA on a 10-point scale of the grading system.
5.Gross annual family incomeFor SC/ST candidates: Less than INR 4.50 Lakh per annum from all sources

For OBC/General candidates: Less than INR 2 Lakh per annum from all sources

6.Age limitMaximum 30 years old

Scholarship Application Process

The application process for the ONGC scholarship is as follows:

1. Eligible students are required to submit their applications offline.

2. Visit the official page of the ONGC scholarship.

3. Click on the “Apply for Scholarship” button to initiate the application process.

4. Fill in all the required details in the application form (Note: Capital letters must be used while filling out the form).

5. Upload all the supporting documents along with the completed application, duly certified and forwarded by the Dean/Head/Principal of the respective University/Institute/College.

6. Submit the application.

The scholarship application is offline.

The application form can be obtained from the official ONGC scholarship page.

Additionally, a hard copy of the completed application, along with supporting documents, should be sent to the designated ONGC office of the respective zone.

The zone to which you can apply is determined based on the location of your college/institute/university where you completed the qualifying examination, rather than your domicile.

Please refer to the table below for the addresses of the designated zone offices to which the completed applications should be sent.

Zone-Wise Address for Application Submission

1.North ZoneChief Manager (HR),

Reservation Cell, Green Hills, A-Wing, Ground Floor, ONGC, Tel Bhavan,

Dehradun – 248003

2.West ZoneGM (HR),

ONGC, NBP Green Heights, Plot No. C-69, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (E),

Mumbai – 400051

3.North-East ZoneIncharge HR/ER,

SVS, ONGC, Assam Asset, Central Workshop, 2nd Floor, B.G. Road,

Sivasagar – 785640, Assam

4.East ZoneIncharge HR/ER,

MBA Basin, ONGC, 50 – J.L. Nehru Road,

Kolkata – 700071

5.South ZoneIncharge HR/ER,

ONGC, 7th Floor, East Wing, CMDA Tower – I, Gandhi Irwin Road, Egmore,

Chennai – 600008

Documents Required

To ensure the completion of the ONGC scholarship application, certain essential documents must be enclosed to support the information provided. It is important to have the following key documents readily available before applying for the scholarship:

1. Passport-size photograph of the applicant

2. Caste certificate (in English/Hindi language)

3. Age proof (birth certificate/class 10th mark sheet)

4. Marksheet of the qualifying examination

5. Annual family income certificate (in English/Hindi language)

6. Bank details (in the prescribed format)

7. Copy of the PAN card

8. Copy of Aadhaar card

9. Copy of undertaking

Having these documents on hand will facilitate the completion of the ONGC scholarship application process.

Selection Criteria

This scholarship is awarded based on merit, taking into consideration your academic achievements for the final selection.

The list of scholars who are ultimately selected is determined by the company itself. For those pursuing Engineering or MBBS programs, the selection is based on performance in the class 12th examination.

On the other hand, for those pursuing an MBA or Master’s course in Geology or Geophysics, the selection is based on performance at the graduation level.

In cases where students have equal marks in the qualifying examination, those with a lower family income will be given preference.

Additionally, priority is given to students from Below Poverty Line (BPL) families, and if a sufficient number of eligible students from BPL families are not available, consideration will be extended to other students.


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