This Scheme has been implemented in two Phases:
Phase I –
By Inviting applications on prescribed forms directly from individual students of different Professional and Technical Courses:
The Scheme was advertised in widely-read National/Local Newspapers in different states of the Country for inviting applications on prescribed application forms for grant of Scholarships on the basis of merit-cum-need to the students of different Technical and Professional Courses. The application forms were supplied on demand to the prospective applicants free of cost.
The applications received in prescribed form were scrutinized and considered by a Committee of three officials of Hamdard National Foundation. The Committee decided certain criteria and norms of granting scholarships in respect of different Courses which were duly approved by the President of Hamdard National Foundation. Scholarships were granted to the deserving students as per norms laid down by the Committee. The decisions with regard to granting of the scholarships were taken quite impartially, strictly on the basis of merit.
The awardees of the scholarships included the Graduate and Post-Graduate students of all disciplines - Medical, Para-Medical (Pharmacy, Nursing, Bio-Technology, Physiotherapy, Optometric Practices, etc.), Engineering, Computer Application, Management, Education, Accountancy, Architecture, Agriculture, Textile-designing, Law, Fine Arts, Bio-chemistry, Physical Education, Fashion-Technology, Secretarial Training, ITI & Polytechnic Courses and different Diploma Courses.
Phase II -
Merit Scholarship Scheme for toppers of different Professional and Technical Courses in the University Examinations:
It was decided by the committee to pay merit scholarship to the 1st three position holders in the University Annual Examinations of all classes of Professional and Technical Courses at the following rates Rs. 9,000/- p.a. for Ist Position holder, Rs. 6,000/- p.a. for IInd Position holder, and Rs. 3000/- p.a. for IIIrd Position holder.
The Scheme was duly approved by the President Hamdard National Foundation and was offered to seven Universities, i.e. (1) Jamia Hamdard (Delhi); (2) Jamia Millia Islamia (Delhi); (3) Jawaharlal Nehru University (Delhi); (4) Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh; (5) Benaras Hindu University, Benaras; (6) Integral University, Lucknow; (7) Kashmir University, Kashmir.
Jawaharlal Nehru University and Benaras Hindu University did not send their proposals. The proposals of the remaining Five Universities were received and processed and after obtaining the approval of the President Hamdard National Foundation the amount of scholarship was paid to these Universities. The total amount of the Scholarships paid under Phase I and Phase II during the year 2005-2006 & 2006-2007 comes to Rs. 1,01,31,057/-.