FFE-Cognizant Outreach Scholarship Program

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The Foundation for Excellence & Cognizant Technology Solutions India Private Limited (FFE-Cognizant) Outreach Scholarship Program aims to transform the lives of 100 academically gifted and financially needy students from all over India by enabling access and support of Engineering, Medical, Law and BPharm courses.  Financial and other assistance provided through the FFE-Cognizant Outreach Scholarship Program shall propel such students to a successful professional career in a single generation, lifting their families out of the poverty cycle.

While the Program’s main focus is providing financial support for qualified students, FFE’s assistance extends beyond finances and includes training, mentorship and advice from a vast network of donors and alumni. This assistance is available irrespective of the applicant’s caste, community, gender or religion. The only eligibility criteria for the Program are academic performance and family income.

The overall objective of the program is to enable continuity in education leading to 100% placement or employability.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants to the FFE-Cognizant Outreach Scholarship Program must be Indian Citizen qualifying the below eligibilities

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Eligibility Criteria - Scores

Maximum Eligible Ranks for Entrants to Professional Courses in AY 2023-24

Course Category and States

Maximum Eligible Rank

Engineering and Technology (BE, B Tech, MTech)

 

For Students joining IITs, NITs and Institutes/States (Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Odisha, Uttarakhand and Nagaland) where admission is based on the JEE (Main) Rank (Overall All India General/Common Merit Rank – Not Category Rank)

90,000

For students joining IITs, the additional eligibility criteria will be the Cut off Rank, at the JEE (Advanced) – General Category

20000

Tamil Nadu-Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA), Andhra Pradesh– Andhra Pradesh Engineering, Agricultural and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET), Maharashtra– Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT-CET), Telangana-Telangana State Engineering, Agricultural and Medical Common Entrance Test (TS-EAMCET), Uttar Pradesh– Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination (UPSEE) and Karnataka– Karnataka Common Entrance Test (CET)

6000

Kerala– Kerala Engineering Agriculture Medical (KEAM) Entrance Examination, Gujarat– Gujarat Common Entrance Test (GUJCET), Haryana (N/A) , Rajasthan– Rajasthan Engineering Admission Process (REAP)/Rajasthan Pre Entrance Test (RPET), Punjab(N/A), Odisha– Odisha Joint Entrance Exam (OJEE), West Bengal -West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE), Chhattisgarh– Chhattisgarh Pre Engineering Test (CGPET), Bihar– Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination (BCECE)

3000

Uttarakhand-Uttarakhand State Entrance Examination (UKSEE), Jharkhand- Jharkhand Combined Entrance Competitive Examination (JCECE), Delhi (N/A), Himachal Pradesh(N/A), Puducherry(N/A), Jammu & Kashmir -J & K Board of Professional Entrance Examinations Common Entrance Test (J & K BPEE CET), Assam– North East State Engineering Entrance (NERIST), Chandigarh(N/A), Goa– Goa Common Entrance Test (GCET)

1000

Sikkim, Tripura, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Daman & Diu, Manipur, Mizoram– North East State Engineering Entrance (NERIST),  Andaman and Nicobar Islands (N/A)

500

Course Category and States

Maximum Eligible Rank

Medicine (MBBS) Courses

 

Applicants admitted based on NEET

(Overall, All India General/Common Merit Rank – Not Category Rank)

40000

Course Category and States

Maximum Eligible Rank

Pharmacy (Bpharm) Courses

 

Uttar Pradesh– Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination (UPSEE), Maharashtra– Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT-CET), Madhya Pradesh– Madhya Pradesh Vyavasayik Pariksha Mandal (MP VYAPAM-PEPT), Andhra Pradesh-Andhra Pradesh Engineering, Agricultural and Medical Common Entrance Test (EAMCET) and Telangana– Telangana State Engineering, Agricultural and Medical Common Entrance Test (TS-EAMCET)

2,000

Gujarat– Gujarat Common Entrance Test (GUJCET), Karnataka– Karnataka Common Entrance Test (CET), Punjab– Punjab University Common Entrance Test (PUCET), Kerala– Kerala Engineering, Agriculture, Medical (KEAM) Entrance, West Bengal– West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination(WBJEE), Haryana (N/A), Uttarakhand– Uttarakhand State Entrance Examination (UKSEE), Odisha– Odisha Joint Entrance Exam (OJEE), Tamil Nadu– Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA), Rajasthan– Rajasthan Pre-Engineering Test Pharmacy(RPET), Himachal Pradesh– Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance test (HP CET), Bihar– Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination(BCECE), North-East (N/A), Chhattisgarh– Chhattisgarh Pre-Pharmacy Test, (CGPPHT)

1,000

Delhi (N/A), Goa– Goa Common Entrance Test (GCET), Jharkhand (N/A) , Puducherry (N/A), Jammu & Kashmir (N/A) and Chandigarh (N/A)

800

Course Category and States

Maximum Eligible Rank

5 – Year Integrated Law (BBM-LLB, BCOM-LLB, BA-LLB BLS-LLB)

 

CLAT [22 NLU Colleges], MH CET Law [Maharashtra]

3,000

Calcutta University BA LLB [West Bengal]

1,000

AP LAWCET [Andhra Pradesh], ILSAT [ICFAI Law Schools in 4 states]

800

TS LAWCET (Telangana), KLEE (Kerala), SLAT (Symbiosis University)

500

AMU law (Aligarh Muslim University, UP)

200

RULET (Rajasthan University, LSAT India (LSAC Global Law Alliance & LSAT India Affiliated Colleges 2022), AILET (NLU Delhi), CUSAT (Cochin University), ULSAT (UPES, Dehradun)

150

*Note: Students are not limited to write the Entrance exam from their resident states.

** For states without a specific entrance examination for Engineering, JEE (Main) is considered.

*** For states without a specific entrance examination for BPharm, the admission is done on the basis of 12th Board Scores and the decision to support these students will be at the discretion of FFE Management based on the number of applications received.