CCRT - Cultural Talent Search Scholarships Scheme 2017 |

CCRT - Cultural Talent Search Scholarships Scheme-2017 | Cultural Talent Search Scholarships 2017, Centre for Cultural Resources and Training(CCRT), Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme-2017, Centre for Cultural Resource and Training invites applications from eligible candidates for "Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme-2016".

The object of the scheme is to provide facilities to outstanding talented children selected in the age group of 10 to 14 years (as per the cut off eligibility dates), studying either in recognized schools or belonging to families practicing traditional performing arts for getting specialized training in various cultural fields such as traditional forms of music, dance, drama as well as painting, sculpture and crafts, laying special emphasis on rare art forms, which are in the process of becoming extinct.

Subject to availability of funds, the total number of fresh scholarships to be awarded every year will be 620, of which 100 scholarships exclusively reserved for Tribal Culture and 125 are reserved for children of families practicing traditional performing arts, etc. and 20 for Specially Challenged children. The remaining 375 scholarships will be treated as general scholarships.

The talented children in the age group of 10 to 14 years (as per the cut off eligibility dates), studying in the recognized schools will be eligible to apply under the Scheme. In exceptional cases, the lower age limit can be relaxed up to two years. In the case of children of families practicing traditional performing arts, the condition regarding attendance of school for academic education will not be imposed at the time of application. But in the event of their selection, they must attend a school for academic education and their scholarship will be released only on submission of a proper certificate from the Head of the School.

The children whose parent's/guardian's total monthly income is less than ` 6000/- only (Rupees Six Thousand Only) per month will be given preference for the award of scholarship. However, the criteria of talent and potential will be taken into consideration for all the candidates.

The talented children in the age group of 10 to 14 years. Children whose date of birth is in between 01.07.2000 and 30.06.2004 (both days inclusive) are eligible to apply for the award of scholarships for the year 2014-15.

The Scholarship awarded under the scheme will be initially for two years at a time and is renewable after every two years till the completion of the first university degree stage of education or up to the age of 20 years, whichever is earlier, subject to the awardee maintaining good progress.

For the shortlisting of candidates to be called for Interview/Test, the CCRT will constitute a Central Selection Committee, whose decision shall be final. The shortlisted candidates will be informed by post only about the dates, timings and venue of the Interview/Test which may be conducted at Regional level during the months of May-July, 2014.

Application for the scholarship should be submitted by the parents/guardians in the prescribed form in one field/subject only, after getting necessary recommendations from school/ institution and guru/teacher, where the applicant is studying and receiving training respectively, directly to the CCRT, New Delhi by Tuesday, December 31, 2013. Duly completed applications from children belonging to the families practicing traditional arts will be obtained through renowned Gurus/Institutions by the CCRT directly.

The completely filled application form alongwith relevant documents and required number of specimens of the latest work (either original or photograph) must reach CCRT, New Delhi on or before December 31,2016.

Last date for submission of complete and duly filled application form in the CCRT, New Delhi is Tuesday, 31.12.2016.

For more details :
CCRTSS Application form
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