In the course of the last few decades, human interaction with technology has witnessed remarkable change. Throughout 2020, India worked online, studied online, shopped online, received healthcare online, socialised online. India thrived online. This underscores the phenomenal evolution of Digital Technology in India. From being a means of limited engagement and entertainment, it has evolved into a platform of unlimited enablement and empowerment.
As we step into the fourth industrial revolution, India has the opportunity not just to catch up with other world leaders, but to emerge as a global leader itself.
India has the unique advantage to harness enormous capital for technology driven development which is bottom up and inclusive, because of our twin strengths of demographics and democracy. Our industry, our youth, the entire nation is ready to embrace and promote new technologies for a strong, sustainable and equitable new India.
The Reliance Foundation is committed to investing in building the next-generation of leaders who will be uniquely positioned to sit at the forefront of India’s technology driven growth. The Reliance Foundation Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Sciences will nurture and empower India’s brightest youth with potential to build next-generation technology solutions which, once perfected in India, and proved at India-scale, will be well positioned to address similar needs in other parts of the world. Because, in the words of our Chairman Sh. Mukesh Ambani, "for those who dare to dream, there is a whole new world to win."
The Reliance Foundation Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Sciences aims to support the most exceptional undergraduate and postgraduate scholars studying an eligible course in artificial intelligence or computer sciences at an eligible institution through their studies, and will build a community of new scholars who will become India’s global leaders of tomorrow.
Nurturing India’s talented youth who have the potential to become India’s global leaders of tomorrow
The scholarships will be granted on the basis of merit, seeking to select the best and brightest students through a rigorous and competitive selection process.
Up to 40 undergraduates and 40 postgraduate scholars will be selected
At the undergraduate level the total amount of scholarship available over the duration of the degree programme will be up to Rs/INR 4 Lakhs.
At the postgraduate level the total amount of scholarship available over the duration of the degree programme will be up to Rs/INR 6 Lakhs.
80% of the funds will be granted in advance at the start of each academic year, to use for tuition and direct academic expenses. The remaining 20% of the funds will be granted upon request to support professional development including indirect academic and personal development expenses, including conference related expenses.
Extra benefits to be offered to scholars include engagement and development opportunities, and being part of a strong alumni network.
We welcome applicants from all socio-economic backgrounds, and encourage applications from specially-abled candidates. At the undergraduate level, additional consideration may be given to applicants on a merit-cum-means basis for those with an annual household income of 10 Lakhs or less.
The Reliance Foundation Scholarship in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science is looking for scholars who embody the following values:
Reliance Foundation invites first year undergraduate and first year postgraduate students who are enrolled in a full-time programme in selected eligible institutes and in eligible courses to apply.
You must fulfil the following eligibility criteria in order to apply:
Students who are selected for the Undergraduate Scholarship can avail other partial scholarships.
At Postgraduate level, scholars will be required to provide details of any financial benefits from other sources. The Scholarship programme policy will permit stipends from other sources of up to a maximum of Rs 15,000 per month during the scholarship period.
Through the Dhirubhai Ambani Scholarship, we have supported over 12,700 scholars from across India to pursue their higher education. Here are some of our alumni's stories:
Chennai Mathematical Institute
Continental Automotive Pvt. Ltd
University of Maryland, College Park