Aditya Birla Scholarship 2021: The Aditya Birla Scholarship program was conceived by the Aditya Birla Group in memory of their honourable leader Late Mr. Aditya Vikram Birla. The group helped formulate the scholarship to help deserving and meritorious students achieve success in their career and to enable a future led by great leaders. In this regard, the Aditya Birla group has been partnering closely with big names like IITs, IIMs, BITS Pilani and other institutes of excellence to work closely on the scholarship program. Candidates selected for this scholarship shall be exposed to a sea of opportunities in the industry, and they also get to interact with the best of global performers. This article gives detail information about Aditya Birla Scholarship 2021 that includes the last date to apply, eligibility criteria, application process, selection procedure, rewards and benefits.


Students from the following institutes can apply for the Scholarships:
  • IIMs: Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Lucknow, Indore, Khozikode, Shillong
    XLRI – Jamshedpur
  • IITs (B. Tech): Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Roorkee, Guwahati
  • BITS: Pilani: Campuses
  • LAW:
    • National Law School of India University – Bangalore,
    • NALSAR University of Law – Hyderabad,
    • The WB National University of Juridical Sciences – Kolkata,
    • National Law University – Jodhpur
    • Gujarat National Law University
The top 20 students (in terms of their entrance exam ranking at the time of admission) are invited to apply through the Dean of the respective Institute.

Application Procedure:
Eligible students who are eligible are required to fill in the application and submit to the Dean.

Selection Procedure:
The Scholarships entail the following process:

The applicants: 180 students from the IIMs and XLRI, 160 students from the IITs and BITS (Pilani) and 100 students from law campuses will be evaluated on the basis of the information given in the application form.

The students’ overall achievements spanning academic and co-curricular excellence will be assessed to select him/her for the next round.

Essays written by these students will then be reviewed by a panel to shortlist candidates for the final round.
Shortlisted students will be invited for an interview which will determine the 16 best students each from – engineering and management and 8 from law who will be named as the Aditya Birla Scholars.

The interviews will be conducted by an eminent panel of luminaries and academicians. Shortlisted students should carry all supporting documents such as copies of certificates, mark sheets, etc.

The interviews will be held in Mumbai for which the shortlisted candidates will be provided accommodation, travel reimbursement and a token allowance.

Please be advised that:

The performance of the Scholars will be monitored closely for the renewal of the Scholarship every year.
The Deans / Directors of IIMs, XLRI, IITs, BITS (Pilani) and Law campuses have agreed to administer the monies. The Scholarship amount will be sent through a cheque directly to their office.
The Scholarships are valid for the course, subject to ongoing performance. As the Scholarship is announced only in September and given that students would have already paid their fees, the Institute will refund the amount paid.

The performance assessment criteria for the renewal of the scholarship

The Aditya Birla Scholar will be assessed on qualitative and quantitative parameters to judge his / her excellence on the academic and leadership front. This assessment will help determine the continuation of the disbursement of the Scholarship amount and the honour of continuing as “The Aditya Birla Scholar”.

The Assessment will be done every year until the completion of the course.

The Assessment Criteria:

Assessment of certain scholastic standards being met
To belong to the top 25% of the batch population
Assessment of work done by the Scholar during the course of the programme
At least 60% of the assignments to have a rating of 7 on a 9 point scale
Assessment of participation in a minimum of two forums of campus
Assessment of learnings of the Scholar
A 250-word write-up on ‘Being an Aditya Birla Scholar – experience sharing’

This data for the performance measurement has to be submitted by the Scholar and certified by the academic Dean at the institute. The assessment will be done based on the overall performance in all areas. No single factor will be a major determinant.

Scholarship key Dates-


Last Date of Application

July 2021

Interview call to shortlisted candidates

August 2021

Interview date

September 2021

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