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Your education is an important investment in time and money – so it’s essential to make sure all your finances are in place.

Somaiya Vidyavihar (SVV) / Somaiya Ayurvihar (SAV) has a well-earned reputation as an “institution of opportunity”. We are dedicated to ensuring that your Somaiya Vidyavihar / Somaiya Ayurvihar education is affordable and worthy of your investment.

 

In the spirit of Somaiya Vidyavihar’s / Somaiya Ayurvihar's commitment to assuring broader access to its educational resources, we are committed to providing financial assistance (need based scholarships) to all students who demonstrate need while also rewarding all meritorious students that excel in academics (merit based scholarships). We also offer scholarships to students from different backgrounds and interests that qualify for our special categories (special-interest scholarships).

 

With this pledge, we make every effort to create a learning environment that embraces students from the widest possible range of backgrounds.

SVV / SAV offers you the opportunity to earn a degree in an academically stimulating and diverse community. Making an informed decision on how to fund your education is an essential component in laying the foundation of a meaningful college experience. We are dedicated to working with you to plan this important investment in your future.

 

These awards are made possible through SVV / SAV endowment funds, tuition revenues and the generous support of our alumni and well-wishers who share SVV’s / SAV's commitment to investing in our students.

Every year, alumni, faculty, staff, and well-wishers of Somaiya Vidyavihar / Somaiya Ayurvihar provide financial support to ensure that every Somaiya Vidyavihar / Somayia Ayurvihar student has an exceptional educational experience. The scholarships listed on this site celebrate the commitment and generosity of these donors or those in whose honour the funds were created.

 

Scholarships are awarded based upon criteria that usually reflect the values and purposes or the specific nature of the scholarship. In most cases, to be eligible for scholarships through SVV / SAV, you must apply for them online.

 

 

Need-Based Scholarships

Need-Based Scholarships are based on demonstrated financial need. We take a holistic look at your family’s financial circumstances to make sure you get the level of support you need.

 

Somaiya Somaiya Scholarship For Humanity Students (Arts Students) is a need- based scholarship awarded to S.K Somaiya Arts & K.J. Somaiya Arts students with a financial need and good educational track record.


Dr. Meenakshi Rajan Memorial Scholarship

Somaiya Scholarship for Humanity (Arts) students was established in 2017 in memory of Dr. Meenakshi Rajan. She Joined Somaiya Vidyavihar in 1996 as faculty in the History department, at S.K Somaiya College of Arts, Science and Commerce. She was very popular with both her colleagues and students and helped start and guide the student newspaper VOICES on the campus. Her vibrant personality was almost contagious as she had a song for every moment and would bring a simple to every face that came in contact with her.

A very well-read and spoken personality, Meenakshi completed her Ph.D from the K.J Somaiya Centre for Buddhist Studies and has authored many papers and books, prominent amongst them being SPRITUAL WARRIORS AND SHRI GURI NANAK DEV: LIFE, TRAVE & TACHINGS. Her generous nature made Meenakshi visit Sameerwadi regularly and help teach spoken English to the Help-a-Child students at Somaiya Vidyavihar schools there.

Later, she also took simultaneous charge as Director, International Relations, for Somaiya Vidyavhar. Her untimely demise after a short with Cancer, in 2016, left us all bereft of vivacious personality on campus. Keeping Meenakshi’s love for Somaiya Vidyavihar in mind , her family had decided to establish a fund for Dr. Meenakshi Rajan Memorial Scholarship. This is to financially assist students of Humanities(Arts students) at Somaiya Vidyavihar, and also the needy and promising students identified by the Help-a-Child(http://helpachild.in/) initiative of Somaiya Vidyavihar. Somaiya Vidyavihar will always be indebted for this valuable contribution from her family.


     To Be Eligible For Meenakshi Rajan Scholarship:

  • Arts students from Somaiya Vidyavihar

  • Shortlisted students under the Help a Child program of SVV(http://helpachild.in/)

  • Applicant should have scored first class in previous academic year

  • For Meenakshi Rajan Scholarship student has to apply under SOMAIYA VIDYAVIHAR SCHOLARSHIP and HELP A CHILD SCHOLARSHIP

                             

Somaiya Need Based Scholarship is a scholarship awarded to Somaiya students with a financial need and a good educational track record.

 

Smt Sakarbai K Somaiya Memorial Scholarship

It is said, behind every successful man stands a wise, understanding and encouraging woman. Smt Sakarbai Somaiya was a pillar and a strong support system for her husband, Somaiya Vidyavihar's founder, Pujya K J Somaiya.
She truly materialised the Sanskrit verse 'atithi devo bhava' and anyone that visited their home was treated as God. Her devotion to serve was not restricted to guests alone, she provided food and unconditional care and fulfilled the needs of the underprivileged. She rightfully earned the name 'Annapoorna'.

Smt Mayadevi S Somaiya Scholarship 

A fond lover of Indian music and an exceptional singer with a soulful voice, Smt Mayadevi Somaiya, besides cultivating her skill set with utmost dedication always promoted Indian music. She had an art to recognise exceptional talent before the world recognised them. Almost all the present and yesteryears famous classical singers have performed at her residence in the nascent stages of their career.
Continuing the Somaiya family's legacy of kindness and devotion to society, Smt Mayadevi Somaiya, mother of Somaiya Vidyavihar's President Shri Samir Somaiya, through this scholarship would like to motivate and inspire students to pursue their education and excel in life.

 

Deadline: 30 September 2016 5:00 PM IST

 

 

Somaiya Scholarship for Women is a need-based scholarship awarded to SVV / SAV women students with a financial need and a good educational track record.

 

Nirmala Raychand Savla Memorial Scholarship

Nirmala Raychand Savla Memorial Scholarship was established in 2014 through a contribution by Mr. Dhiren Savla, Somaiya Vidyavihar Alumnus, for a named annual scholarship in memory of his mother Smt. Nirmala Raychand Savla.
Smt. Nirmala Raychand Savla was a teacher by profession and it was due to her wholehearted commitment and belief in education that her children were first generation professionals of her family that are accomplishing great feats today.
Mr. Dhiren Savla is an alumnus of Somaiya Vidyavihar (K J Somaiya College of Science and Commerce, Class of 1983-1985) who later pursued engineering and is today a Global CIO for a multinational firm.

Bharati Nanji Gala Memorial Scholarship 

Bharati Nanji Gala Memorial Scholarship  was established in 2014 through a contribution by Mr. Dhiren Savla, Somaiya Vidyavihar Alumnus, for a named annual scholarship in memory of his cousin sister Ms. Bharati Nanji Gala.
Ms. Bharati Nanji Gala lived a very dignified and self-sufficient life in spite of losing her parents at an early age.
Mr. Dhiren Savla is an alumnus of Somaiya Vidyavihar (K J Somaiya College of Science and Commerce, Class of 1983-1985) who later pursued engineering and is today a Global CIO for a multinational firm.

 

Deadline: 30 September 2016 5:00 PM IST

 

Somaiya Scholarship for Physiotherapy Students is a need-based scholarship awarded to K. J. Somaiya College of Physiotherapy students with a financial need and a good educational track record.

 

Deadline: 30 November 2016 5:00 PM IST

 

Somaiya Scholarship for MA Buddhist Studies Students is a need-based scholarship awarded to K. J. Somaiya Centre for Buddhist Studies students admitted to the MA Buddhist Studies program with a financial need and a good educational track record.

 

Dr Kalpakam Sankarnarayan Memorial Scholarship

Somaiya Scholarship for MA Buddhist Studies Students was established in 2015 in memory of Dr. Kalpakam Sankarnarayan through a contribution by her daughter, Ms Preeti Shankar.
Dr Kalpakam Sankarnarayan was the Founder-Director of the K. J. Somaiya Centre for Buddhist Studies. The centre was inaugurated by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 1993 and Dr. Sankarnarayan was at the helm till she passed away on 16 June 2014.
She was a great academician with a versatile personality and extensive knowledge in Ancient Indian Culture and Buddhism. Her long and distinguished service with Somaiya Vidyavihar saw the centre grow into an internationally recognised institution in Buddhist studies. She built links with other institutions, not just in India but also abroad that added significantly to the academic programmes offered at the centre. Her contribution for launching new programmes, creating a conducive work culture and establishing cordial relations with all faculty and students was outstanding. During her tenure, she worked with an untiring zeal and a deep sense of commitment in whatever she did.
Somaiya Vidyavihar will always be indebted for her valuable contribution.

 

Deadline: 31 August 2016 5:00 PM IST

 

 

                        (Login with your Somaiya NetID -> Click on 'Application Forms' to access the scholarship application form)
 

 

 

Merit Based Scholarships

You’ve worked hard to maintain your good grades, and we would like to reward you. Merit Based Scholarships award students based on academic achievement.

 

Special Interest Scholarships

We complement our need and merit based scholarship programs with a variety of scholarship options suited to different student backgrounds and interests.

 

Research Fellowships

Somaiya Vidyavihar / Somaiya Ayurvihar is aimed at increasing and enhancing research          opportunities.

  1. Research fellowship proposals are accepted from any current student or faculty member of Somaiya Vidyavihar / Somaiya Ayurvihar. Student proposals must include at least one faculty member acting as an advisor and mentor.

  2. Faculty / students can also apply to undertake/participate in specific research projects for which we already have funding. Projects will be announced on this webpage.

Stay tuned for many more scholarship and fellowship opportunities.

 

External Funding Opportunities

In addition to scholarships and fellowships available through SVV / SAV, you have access to external sources of funding. We encourage you to explore these potential resources. Please be sure to check the sponsoring organizations’ specific websites for application dates. Unless noted, scholarship and fellowship applications should be submitted directly to the organization sponsoring them.

To help you begin your search, the following sites offer background information and links to other resources.

 

University of Mumbai

http://mu.ac.in/portal/scholarships/

 

Social Welfare Department - Scholarship for Category Students

www.escholarship.maharashtra.gov.in

 

Help a Child - Somaiya Trust

http://www.helpachild.in/

 

If you receive any funding through external sources, you must notify us by submitting the relevant form on the application portal.

 

Questions?

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Contact us at scholarships@somaiya.edu

For technical assistance, please write to techsupport@somaiya.edu

 

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