Basic Research, Education And Development (BREAD)

Basic Research, Education And Development (BREAD)

BASIC RESEARCH, EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT (BREAD)

Basic Research, Education And Development (BREAD) invites applications for financial aid from the students who had excelled in public exams, but could not afford to study futher.

During the year 2004-05, BREAD will offer scholarships in science and technology : Engineering, Computer Science, Medicine, Veterinary Science, Agriculture, Pharmacy, Polytechnics, Mathematics and Sciences. A press release said that a uniform eligibility criteria was being used to identify the poor and meritorious students across the BREAD chapters, spread over nine States. Because of the limited funds, only the most eligible students would be considered for scholarship.

BREAD and North South Foundation (NSF) have awarded over 2,000 Scholarships over the years.

The eligibility criteria include : a family income of less than Rs,38,000 (Rs.26,000 in rural areas) ; top five per cent ranks in Common Entrance Tests (CET) of 85 per cent marks in intermediate or equivalent examination with relaxation of five per cent to rural and girl students in ranks/percentages ; rank of first attempt preferred; coming from Government or Government aided schools only; first year students in the course of study chosen; students eligible for other scholarships will not normally be eligible for BREAD scholarships. Shortlised candidates will be interviewd before the final selection.

The application form for Andhra Pradesh could be had from Ch.Hanumantha Rao, 204 Megha Apts, 2-1-253 Nallakunta, Hydreabad - 500 044 by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope with rank card of CET or mark sheet of intermediate or equivalent examination this year. The deadline for filing of appliations is July 31.

Basic Research, Education And Development (BREAD)