Am I required to fill the need based Financial Aid form if I am already applying for the Science Scholarship?
Yes, we strongly recommend that you apply for need based financial aid along with the Science scholarship for the following reasons:
- You can receive need-based financial aid based on your family’s financial standing even if you do not qualify for merit scholarship/ merit scholarship is withdrawn later (see points 2 and 3 below)
- You can get additional need based aid based on your family’s financial standing over and above the merit scholarship of Tuition/ Tuition+Residence waiver
Is there a quota for each round of admission?
No, there is no quota for each round of admission. The scholarships will be distributed to deserving students on a first come first served basis in each of the 4 rounds of admission.
Will I be allowed to switch to a non-science major later?
You can switch to a non-science major, however, the merit scholarship will stand withdrawn and the need based financial aid awarded to the student, at the time of joining, if any, will continue.
What happens if the CGPA drops below 3.5 in a particular semester?
The merit scholarship component will be withdrawn if the CGPA drops below 3.5 in a particular semester. However, the need based financial aid awarded to the student at the time of joining will continue.
Can I apply for this scholarship after joining Ashoka?
Due to a limited number of scholarships, the student can only apply before accepting their offer of admissions.
Why is this scholarship only for Sciences and a subset of Sciences? Why are other BSc courses like Psychology and Economics & Finance not included?
At this stage, this is a Donor-led initiative with the objective to promote research in the field of pure sciences and Computer Science. We may extended this to other disciplines in the future as and when we receive interest from donors in any specified area of study
How can I apply if Class XII final scores/NEET/JEE/KVPY test results are not available in the round in which I have received my offer of admission?
Incase of non availability of Class XII final scores/NEET*/JEE*/KVPY results, scholarships will be awarded on the basis of predicted Class XII scores, with the condition that your final scores should be the same or higher than predicted score. Incase the candidate fails to meet the predicted score, the merit scholarship component will stand withdrawn and the need based financial aid awarded to the student, at the time of joining, if any, will continue
Apart from the above, everyone will also be eligible to apply once the NEET/JEE/KVPY scores are released, subject to availability of the seats.
*Approval awaited from National Testing Agency
Which category of KVPY Score do you accept – SA , SB or SX?
SX category (i.e. those who are appearing or have passed Class XII with science subjects) and SB category (pursuing 1st year BSc, outside Ashoka and seeking a fresh start at Ashoka) will be accepted.
SA category (i.e. those who apply for the KVPY Exam while pursuing Class XI) will not be eligible.
Will existing Science students at Ashoka be eligible to apply?
The current scope of this scholarship is limited to incoming students of 2022 and onwards only.
Is the scholarship applicable for all four years at Ashoka?
Yes, it will be applicable to all four years at Ashoka provided the student maintains a CGPA of 3.5 or above in each academic year and continues to major in the specified courses.