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Scholarships and Grants

Since its inception, the trust has promoted education mainly by way of scholarships and grants to deserving and needy students. Some of these were instituted way back in the mid 1950s while others were founded more recently, a proof of its continuous efforts to bring about social and economic development through a literate, enlightened and empowered populace.


To encourage and motivate students, K. C. Mahindra Education Trust has set up the following scholarships:

K. C. Mahindra Scholarships for Post-Graduate Studies Abroad

Since 1956, K. C. Mahindra Education Trust has granted interest-free loan scholarships to deserving students to pursue post-graduate studies abroad in various fields.


Every year, we offer scholarships, as given below:

  1. A maximum of Rs.8 lakh per scholar, awarded to the top 3 K.C. Mahindra fellows
  2. A maximum of Rs.4 lakh per scholar, awarded to remaining successful applicants


Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Applicants must possess a First Class degree or equivalent diploma of similar standard from a recognised University.
  2. Applicants must be Indian candidates who have secured admission or have applied for admission in reputable foreign universities for courses commencing from August 2019, but not later than February 2020.



  1. Applications are now closed for the year 2019.
  2. Students going abroad for undergraduate studies, seminars & conferences are not eligible for this scholarship


For queries on the K. C. Mahindra Scholarship for Post Graduate Studies Abroad
please contact Mr. Kieran Rodrigues on rodrigues.kieran@mahindra.com or call on (022) 2289 5526


Mahindra Search for Talent Scholarship

This scholarship was initiated in 1983. This scholarship has been ongoing in 37 educational institutions across the country with an objective to enthuse and reward excellence in academics. This scholarship is awarded to students obtaining the highest aggregate marks, based on the year end examination. Further, a student who receives the Mahindra Search for Talent scholarship more than once, is awarded the 'Honour scholarship' which includes a cash prize of Rs. 5000/- and a citation from the Trust.

K.C. Mahindra UWC Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to deserving students in the age group of 16 to 18 years. These students are given an opportunity to study at the United World Colleges. This scholarship aims to ensure that students benefit through the experience of international education, shared learning and community service which the Mahindra United World College is offering.

Mahindra All India Talent Scholarship (MAITS)

The K. C. Mahindra Education Trust established the Mahindra All India Talent Scholarship in 1995. This scholarship is awarded to students belonging to economically disadvantaged families, who wish to pursue a job-oriented Diploma course at a recognised Government Polytechnic in India. This Scholarship was established to encourage and support young students from rural and urban areas to pursue job-oriented Diplomas. This Trust awards Rs. 10,000/- per annum to 550 students annually, for a maximum period of 3 years.

Advertisements are released in national and regional newspapers pan India in June/July every year inviting applications for the scholarships. Shortlisted candidates are interviewed at 12 centers all over India. Till date, 9640 students have been awarded the scholarship across India.


Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Students of First Year Diploma in government polytechnics are eligible for this scholarship
  2. Students who have passed SSC/HSC or equivalent examinations in the 10th/12th standard, and have secured admission in government or any other recognised Polytechnic Institutes for diploma courses are eligible for this scholarship
  3. Students who have secured more than 60 marks in the board examinations


Please note:

  1. Preference will be given to girl students, children from lower income group families, differently abled children, and children of armed forces personnel
  2. Shortlisted candidates will be intimated of their interview date and venue, well in advance. Cost of travel to the interview centre, to a certain extent, will be paid.

Application Deadline for each Centre


Last Date for Submission








15th September, 2019




15th September, 2019


15th September, 2019


30th September, 2019




10th October, 2019


10th October, 2019


To download the Application Form,
click here to apply

For any queries on the Mahindra All India Talent Scholarship (MAITS) for Diploma studies, you may contact Mr. PV Ramchandran on RAMCHANDRAN.P2@mahindra.com or call on (022) 22897848

The K. C. Mahindra Education Trust has also established several awards and scholarships for the academia. To build trust and further encourage teachers the Trust has set up the following:

  1. The K. C. Mahindra Chair for Nuclear Chemistry at the Institute of Science in Mumbai and the Dhandevi Mahindra Scholarship Award at Sophia College, Mumbai.

  2. The Kema Grants established in 1997 provides financial grants and scholarships to faculty members and staff of educational institutions.