Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) Foundation has invited applications for ONGC scholarship to meritorious SC/ST, OBC and Economically weaker General Category students. All such students pursuing professional courses such as Engineering, Medical, MBA, Geology/Geophysics are eligible for this scholarship. This scholarship aims to provide financial support to the meritorious students belonging to the marginalized sections of the society. Selected students will be awarded a scholarship of Rs. 48,000 each annually to enable them to complete their education.

ONGC Scholarship 2020: Meritorious SC/ST, OBC  Economically weaker General Category Students

ONGC Scholarship 2020: To meritorious SC/ST, OBC and Economically weaker General Category students

How many Students will get this Scholarship?


Number of students





Economically weaker General Category


ONGC Scholarship 2020: Eligibility

To be eligible, an applicant must:


  • Be an Indian national studying in India only


  • Candidate should be a student of 1st year of Graduate Engineering or MBBS courses or 1st year of Master’s degree in Geology/Geophysics or MBA.

  • The scholarship shall be admissible only for pursuing full time regular courses by AICTE/ MCI/UGC/Association of Indian Universities/State Education Boards/State Government/Central Government.

  • Have secured a minimum 60% marks in class 12 for Engineering/MBBS course and a minimum of 60% marks in graduation for PG courses in Geology/Geophysics/MBA (Note: The minimum OGPA/CGPA should be 6.0 in 10 points scale of grading system)

Course type

Regular full time course



Economically weaker General Category


  • Not be more than 30 years of age as on 1 October 2019

Not be more than 30 years of age as on 1st January 2020

Family income

  • Have a gross family income of less than INR 4.50 Lakhs per annum (i.e. INR 37,500 per month) from all sources.

Have a gross family income of less than INR 2 Lakhs per annum (i.e. INR 16,667 per month) from all sources.

Note: In order to be eligible for applying for ONGC Merit scholarship:

  • The candidates should not avail any other financial assistance/scholarship from any other source.

  • Students getting fee waiver/ reimbursement of tuition fees from any of the State governments are eligible.

ONGC Scholarship 2020: Documents Required

  • Certified copy of Caste Certificate in Hindi/English

  • Copy of Birth Certificate/Class 10 Mark sheet as proof of age

  • Copy of Class 12 mark sheet in case of Engineering/MBBS students

  • Copy of Graduation mark sheet in case of MBA/Master's in Geology/Geophysics students

  • Certified copy of annual income certificate of the family in Hindi/English language

  • Bank details of the applicant in the ECS form as prescribed

  • Copy of PAN card or the tentative date for submission of PAN card copy (in case it is not available)

ONGC Scholarship 2020: Terms and Conditions

  • 50% scholarships are reserved for girl students.

  • Students must maintain a minimum of 60% or CGPA 6 in each semester examination to ensure the continuation of the scholarship.

  • The scholarship is allowed for full-time regular courses only.

  • The total number of scholarships is distributed equally in five different

    • Zone 1 (North Zone) - J&K, Punjab, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand

    • Zone 2 (West Zone) - Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Goa, Dadar & Nagar Haveli, and Daman & Diu

    • Zone 3 (North-East Zone) - Sikkim, Assam, Mizoram, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, and Tripura

    • Zone 4 (East Zone) - Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand, West Bengal, and Chhattisgarh

    • Zone 5 (South Zone) - Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Pondicherry, Telangana, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, and Lakshadweep.

  • The specific zone where a student can apply for this scholarship depends on the location of the University/Institute/College in which the student was studying for the qualifying examination.

  • Students must provide the active bank account details and ensure these details are not likely to be changed later.

  • Students must provide active mobile number and email.

  • Students belonging to different categories (OBC, SC/ST,EWS) shall apply in their respective schemes.

ONGC Scholarship 2020: How to Apply

The candidate fulfilling the eligibility criteria may submit their application in the prescribed "Application format" by clicking the ‘Apply Now’ option which can be seen top right corner in this website www.ongcscholar.org.

Note: The candidates should submit the complete application with all the supporting documents attested by their Head/Principal/ Dean of the Institute/ College/University online and share the same in hard copies. The applications should reach the designated office of ONGC as per the details given in application Format.

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