|Scholarships awarded by the College::
The College awards scholarships to deserving and needful students. Funding of these scholarships are from contributions made by the Governing Body, existing and former faculty members and also our alumni. Some of these scholarships are named in dedication of departed family members. A noble way of keeping their memories alive. Below we list scholarships given by the college:
1. The Smitha Menon Memorial Award The Smitha Menon memorial award was instituted by the father of late Smitha Menon, a student of BA (H) English III Yr who unfortunately died in Sept 1999 due to Menangitis. A sum of Rs. 20,000/- was deposited as a Fixed Deposit in the college bank account. The interest from this amount is given to a student of English (H) who preforms well in the University Examinations and has contributed to the College English Department. It is important to mention here that Smitha Menon was a first divisioner in all the examinations she took till she died. The award winner gets Rs. 2,500/-.
2. The S Gagandeep Singh Anand Memorial Scholarship The S Gagandeep Singh Anand Memorial Scholarship instituted in 2007-08 session by the Honourable Treasurer S. Iqbal Singh Anand in memory of his nephew, who was an extremely talented, young computer engineer and a promising entrepreneur. This scholarship will be given to students with excellent academic record. Selected student gets Rs. 21,000/-, a gold medal and a trophy.
3. The Dr. Rattan Singh Anand Memorial Scholarship The Dr. Rattan Singh Anand Memorial Scholarship instituted in 2007-08 session by the Honourable Treasurer S Iqbal Singh Anand in memory of his father. The scholarship will be given to two students - one who is best in kirtan recitation and another who is the best cricketer of the year. Each selected student gets Rs. 11,000/- and a trophy.
4. The Prof. Labh Singh Memorial Scholarship The Prof. Labh Singh Memorial Scholarship instituted by Ms Madan, wife of the Vice Principal S Jaspal Singh in memory of her father, to be given to the 2nd best student in Kirtan recitation. Selected student gets Rs. 5,000/- and a memento.
5. The S Gurbax Singh Bhasin Memorial Scholarship The S Gurbax Singh Bhasin Memorial Scholarship given to Best All Round Student of the College. Selected student gets Rs. 5,000/- and a memento.
6. The G L Sikka Memorial Scholarship The Mr. G L Sikka Memorial Scholarship given to the Best Student in Academics. Selected student gets Rs. 5,000/- and a memento.
7. The G L Sikka Memorial Scholarship The Mr. G L Sikka Memorial Scholarship given to the Best Student in Sports. Selected student gets Rs. 5,000/- and a memento.
8. The Mrs Kauran Rooprai Memorial Scholarship The Mrs Kauran Rooprai Memorial Scholarship instituted in 2007-08 session by Lakhmir Singh of English Department in memory of his mother is given to the Best Student in English. Selected student gets Rs. 5,000/- and a memento.
9. The Dr. Sameer Agrawal Memorial Scholarship The Dr. Sameer Agrawal Memorial Scholarship instituted by Dr. Veena Agrawal from Department of Hindi in memory of her son, given to the Best All Round Student of Hindi. Selected student gets Rs. 5,000/- and a memento.
10. The Gagandeep and Harpreet Singh Memorial Scholarship The Gagandeep and Harpreet Singh Memorial Scholarship sponsored by Mr. Jagjit Singh of Chemistry department in the memory of his sons for the deserving, meritorious and needy students of any academic stream.
11. The Ranjit Kaur Dham Memorial Scholarship The Ranjit Kaur Dham Memorial Scholarship instituted S P.S. Dham of the Department of Economics in the memory of his wife for best performance in Economics, Sports or Divinity.
12. The Sharda Trivedi Scholarship The Sharda Trivedi Scholarship initiated by late Dr P.C.Trivedi of the Department of Physics in the memory of his wife Mrs Sharda Trivedi. It is given to the meritorious and deserving students in Maths and Science streams.
13. The Prof. Durga Prabodh Singh Memorial Scholarship The Prof. Durga Prabodh Singh Memorial Scholarship given to the Best Student in Chemistry. Selected student gets Rs. 2,000/- and a memento.
14. The S. Abnash Singh Nijjor Scholarship The S. Abnash Singh Nijjor Scholarship given to the Best Hockey Player.Selected student gets Rs. 3,000/- and a memento.
15. The Dr. S S Gulshan Scholarship The Dr. S S Gulshan Scholarship given to the Outstanding Student in Commerce. Selected student gets Rs. 2,500/- and a memento.
16. The Lala Amarnath Memorial Scholarship The Lala Amarnath Memorial Scholarship instituted by Cricketer Mohinder Amarnath in memory of his father, given to Best Cricketer. Selected student gets Rs. 2,500/- and a memento.
17. The Alka Raj Memorial Prize The thoughts and sentiments behind this award is best described by Ms. Alka's teacher, Mr. Anil Sethi;
Alka Raj born 1972 – died 1992, is that all we want to remember about her?
Alka a brave, fragile girl who struggled against the odds. A girl-child want to achieve something in a man's world. She lived with her family in Ghaziabad, which in those days was considered a distant small town. It was much before the PG accommodation concept came into vogue. When she came for admission I discouraged her. "Will you be able to come daily from Ghaziabad?. You don't look robust enough to manage that. Economics Honours is a tough course; you are a Science stream student."
But she was determined and took up the challenge. And she did well too. We had great expectations from her.
I was informed about her being in the ICU at Pant Hospital, at the end of April '92 when the University Examinations were on. When my wife and I visited her she was on the ventilator and in a bad shape. Yet she wanted to appear in her examinations which were taking place. Since she was in a poor condition it was not possible. And then she passed away. 5th May '92.
She was a talented but shy girl, a quiet student full of concentration and capable of hard work. Her father wanted to introduce a small award in her memory for the best girl student in Economics Honours Examination. But tragically, heartbroken, he too passed away a few months after her demise. On behalf of the grief stricken family I began the small prize for the best girl student by the end of Final year Economic Honours. From 2000 onwards young colleagues, who had joined the Department later, increased the contribution and is awarded to the topper in Economics Honours. This is the very least we could do. But all said and done.........
Alka Raj b. 11 th may '72, d. 5th May'92.
| Options & Guidelines for Contributions from Alumni ::
SGTB Khalsa College welcomes contribution from its Alumni for improving academic facilities, infrastructure, and extra-curricular facilities and for helping needy and meritorious students. Options for contributions are:
A.) Awards for Students
B.) Scholarships of Students
C.) Loan Scholarship
Send your contribution by Demand Draft in favor of:
Principal, S.G.T.B. Khalsa College
University of Delhi, Delhi 110007, INDIA
with a covering letter stating how you would like to see your contribution be utilised. If you need further information please feel free to contact Dr. Sukanta Dutta (Deptt of Physics and Electronics) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. P.Arun (Deptt of Physics and Electronics) at email@example.com
|A. Awards of Students ::
all-round performance, extracurricular activities, sports etc. SGTB Khalsa College welcomes support of its Alumni in creating such Awards. An Endowment Fund is received and the Award accrues from the interest earned on the endowment. The salient features are:
(a) The donor is entitled to specify the area and the criteria, which should be non-political and non-denominational in character.
(b) The Institute invests the money in this fund in a suitable manner and the earning thereof is utilized for award/prize.
(c) The minimum limit of monetary value of any Prize/Award to be instituted is Rs. 2000/- for which a minimum of Rs. 25,000 is deposited with the Institute.
(d) In the event of no candidate being found eligible for the award in any particular year according to the criteria indicated by the donor, the income accruing from the endowment shall be added to the Institute Prize fund.
(e) If the contribution is less than Rs. 25,000/-, the amount will be pooled for the general College Awards.
(f) The final decision regarding the institution of Prizes of any kind will rest with the management of the Institute.
(g) Awards are also given for supporting travel of students for Conferences, Inter-college Academic events etc.
| B. Scholarships of Students ::
Scholarships are presented to students on merit-cum-means basis or on merit basis to those excelling in academic, project work, leadership qualities, all-round performance, extra curricular activities, sports etc. SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi welcomes support of its Alumni in creating such Scholarships. An endowment fund is received and the scholarship accrues from the interest earned on the endowment. The other salient features are:
(a) The donor is entitled to specify the area and the criteria, which should be non-political and non-denominational in character.
(b) A Committee made by the principal selects the suitable candidates. The donor or his nominee is also member of this committee.
(c) The lower limit of scholarship is Rs. 12000/- per annum, for which a minimum of Rs. 1.50 lakh is deposited with the Institute.
(d) For award of scholarship on means basis the family income of the student shall not exceed Rs. 2.5 lakh per annum.
(e) For the continuation of scholarship the awardees has to maintain the minimum percentage in half yearly and annual exams and to satisfy the eligibility criteria as specified in each case.
(f) The institute invests the money in a suitable manner and the interest earned on this is utilized for award of scholarship.
| C. Loan Scholarship ::
The "Loan Scholarship" scheme facilitates students at SGTB Khalsa College taking an educational loan from a bank. A student who takes the educational loan can pay back the interest, which accrues on the loan for the period of his stay at SGTB Khalsa College from the "Loan Scholarship" scheme. SGTB Khalsa College welcomes support of its Alumni in creating Loan Scholarships. An endowment fund is received and the interest accruing on the Endowment provides the Loan Scholarship. The other salient features are:
Objective of Scholarship:
The loan scholarship is in the form of reimbursement of interest to a student. The amount reimbursed is the interest that accrues on the loan during the nominal duration of the programme. However, the amount reimbursed is subject to a limit determined and announced at the time the loan scholarship is awarded to the student.
Establishment of Loan Scholarship:
Alumni sponsored loan scholarships are established by Planning Unit and upon a recommendation from Incharge, Alumni Affairs. There are two types of loan scholarships:
A. Named loan scholarship
Named Loan Scholarship is established when the amount donated by an alumnus is of Rs. 2,00,000 (or US$5000) or more. In that case, the donor may propose the programme whose students are eligible to receive loan scholarship(s), such as students from 3 year B.Sc. / B.Com. Or B.A. Any additional eligibility criteria, such as to women only or preferably to women, to handicapped student(s) only or preferably to handicapped students etc. provided such a restriction or preference is within generally accepted policy of the Institute.
B. Loan Scholarship Corpus:
If the donated amount is less than Rs.2, 00,000 (or USD 5,000, as the case may be), then all such amounts will be pooled together in the form of a corpus. From this corpus, loan scholarships are open to all students. Priority will not be assigned to any specific category of students. Students in all streams are equally eligible for this scholarship, in other words; the only determining factor shall be "need".
1. Normally, applications for loan scholarships will be considered and decisions taken within 2 months of the start of each academic year. That is also the time when students will be applying for educational loans from banks.
2. The amount available to be given out as loan scholarships will be notified by Principal, in consultation with Incharge, Alumni Affairs. Essentially this will be based on available funds from alumni.
1. A loan scholarship sponsored by an Alumnus may be limited to a specific category of students, provided such preferential treatment is within the general policy of the Institute (handicapped, women, disadvantaged, etc.)
2. The student should have taken an educational loan under a scheme specifically approved by SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi for purpose of grant of loan scholarship. Alternately, the student will take an educational loan soon after the loan scholarship is awarded.
Normally, loan scholarships are offered to students soon after they are admitted to a programme in SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi. However, in those cases where a student has completed at least one year, the student's academic performance in half yearly and annual exams should satisfy the conditions.
| D. Infrastructure ::
Infrastructure facilities at SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi are being regularly upgraded or expanded to meet the requirements and aspirations of its students. Support from alumni is welcome for improvements in the infrastructure, extra-curricular facilities, laboratories, computing & networking facilities, etc. An Alumnus can make Institute level or Department specific donation. A Memorandum of Understanding is signed between SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007 and sponsoring Alumnus covering the following aspects:
(ii) Contribution amount
(iii) Utilization of Contribution
The magnitude of funds required for setting up the facility is arrived at after working out detailed budget covering the capital investment. There are no benchmarks for the magnitude of funds required but these are in the range of few lakhs to several tens of lakhs of rupees.