FAEA has closed application for scholarships for the academic year 2013-2014. Students are requested to apply online in the next academic year (2014-2015) for scholarship. Please see notification on our website in May, 2014.
The Foundation is committed to the idea of education devoted to founding of a just, productive and cultured society. It
emphasizes on the equality of opportunity to help students what they want to become so that they have a choice and are not
dictated by necessity. Is it committed to enable economically disadvantaged groups access to be able to study in those
institutions, which give access to academic excellence, structures of power and economic opportunity. It is also committed to
support all activities and institutions which provide student better experience of excellence in all fields.
Aims and objectives
The aims and objectives for which the society is established are to undertake wide range of activities for the advantage of
equity and excellence in higher education. To accomplish this objective, the society would undertake the following
- Institute fellowship and scholarships with
the particular reference to disadvantage and marginalized groups
such as dalits and advasis.
- Organize coaching programs for socially
disadvantaged groups, particularly dalits and advasis to enable
them to have access to structures of power and quality education.
- Promote innovation in higher education.
- Develop liaison, collaboration and
partnerships with various organizations and institution in India
and abroad to promote the objective of society.
- Receive grants, donations emoluments and
financial assistance from the Government of India, State
governments, Charitable Trusts/Foundation and agencies, national
and International. In the case of International agencies, however,
such grants shall be subject to the approval of the Government of
- Give grant - in aid to institutions and
individuals to promote the objective of the society.
- Raise funds, in India and abroad, for
capacity building for higher education in India.
- To organize group discussions, seminars,
workshop, conference etc, which promote aims and objectives of the
- To establish, develop and maintain study
and research centers to promote the aims and objective of the
- To confer honorary awards.
- To develop and maintain working relationship, academic or otherwise, with other institutions having kindred objective, either
wholly or partially, by way of payment or receipt of subscription, enrolment as a member thereof, fiscal or other sorts of
mutual assistance, amalgamation, merger, collaboration, co-operation and in any other way as the society may deem fit and
The Foundation expects to work in the following areas:
Access and Equity
Higher Education today should emphasis on equality of opportunity to help students become what they want to become so that
they have a choice and are not dictated by necessity. It must provide the disadvantaged and marginalized access to be able to
study in those institutions, which give access to academic excellence, structures of power and economic opportunity.
There is an immediate need to ensure that the talented are not denied the benefits of higher education for want of funds. To
achieve this goal an effort will be made to work with government and other agencies to make educational institutions more
responsive to the needs of these groups.
Quality and Productivity
Need for Quality Education - While the frontiers of the system have expanded to incorporate newer elements, it has been in
most cases accompanied by dilution in quality of education, especially of the middle and the lower levels. In India expansion
has generally meant declining quality education.
Need for revamping- Under-Graduate Education - The proposed society will sponsor pilot programs for universities that show
innovation in teaching methods, moving to credit systems, giving students more choices, allowing them to choose courses from
different departments etc.
Higher Education and Knowledge Economic at Global level - The merger of theoretical and practical knowledge is the bedrock of
economic development. In Indian higher education, the link between knowledge and productivity has to be strengthened. The
Foundation may provide training opportunities in different fields.
Forging International Linkages - It will also help foster institutional linkages and cross fertilization of ideas.
Need for Information on International Opportunities - There is a great lack of information about international opportunities.
One of the activities of the Foundation will be to provide value added service.
Mobilization of resources - Most universities and institutes of higher learning are today confronted with the issue of
resources. One of the objective of the Foundation will be to mobilize funds for higher education in India and abroad with
special reference tod.
Meetings, seminars & Conferences
Scholarships, Fellowships & training programs