GURUKUL ANUBHAV SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME 2012 - Competitions and Contests for Indian Students

Thursday, 1 March 2012


Gurukul Anubhav scholarship scheme 2012 has been announced for the youth between 14 years and 26 years of age. Through the scholarship scheme,  SPIC MACAY makes an attempt to bring the students closer to a world of wisdom, inspiration,  dreams, discovery and exploration for a period of one month. It brings them in contact with such  dedicated and acclaimed people who have achieved a lot in their respective fields through the  strength that comes from sheer hard work, discipline and inherent talent. 

List of Guru’s of different artforms, social workers & Institutions:

The likely Gurus / Institutions are His Holiness Dalai Lama’s Monastery, Pt. Birju Maharaj( kathak),  Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia( Flute), Smt Anjolie Ela Menon (painting), Guru Ammannur M Chakyar’s  pupil’s Sri G.Venu and Smt Kapila Nangiar ( Kudiyattam / nangiar koothu ) , Ustad Fariduddin  Dagar ( Dhrupad vocal), Vidushi R.Vedavalli ( carnatic vocal ), Prof C.V. Chandrasekhar (  bharatanatyam), Shri Dadi Padmjee (Pupetry), Vidushi Girja Devi (Hindustani Vocal), Janab Abdul  Rashid Khan ( Hindustani Vocal ), Swami Niranjananand Saraswati / Swami Satyasangananda of  Bihar School of Yoga (Yoga & Seva), Smt. Aruna Roy (social activist), Shri. J. Gurappa Chetty  (Kalamkari), Shri Prakash Amte (social worker), Shri Shivanand Hegde (Yakshagana), Kerala  Kalamandalam (Kathakali), Smt Teejan Bai (Pandvani), Pt. Kumar Bose (tabla), Smt Daya Bai  (social worker), Smt Prerna Shrimali (Kathak), Shree Hirachand Vikamshi (Painting), Pt.  Govindrao Deshmukh (Tabla), Swami Dayananda Saraswati of Arsha Vidya Ashram (Vedanta and  Aim for Seva), Dr N.Rajam ( Hindustani violin) etc.  

Launching of an Unique Gurukul experience in an Ashram in June 2012: 

A unique Gurukul Anubhav for some of the selected candidates as  part of this whole plan, where 5-6 prominent Gurus will be taken to an Ashram (Chinmaya Vibhuti)  near Pune, to stay there with their selected candidates for one month. In the serene environment  of the Ashram, spending exclusive time with their Gurus, candidates will get an elevated and  intense experience. Around 10 candidates will be selected for each Guru. Expected Gurus for this  exclusive scheme will be: Shri Kalamandalam Gopi for Kathakalii, Padmasri Ustad Fariduddin  Dagar for Hindustani Dhrupad vocal, Padma Vibhushan Pandit Birju Maharaj / Guru Munna Shukla for Kathak, Padma Bhushan Prof C.V Chandrasekhar for Bharatanatyam, Vidushi Smt R. Vedavalli  for Carnatic vocal and Guru Ghanakanta Bora for Sattriya dance. The proposed dates are from 6th  June 2012 to 6th July 2012.  

For submitting the application the candidate can use the above mentioned tentative list of Likely Gurus.  To apply the candidate should send his / her profile, along with a one page write-up on “Why I want to  go”. Candidates can download the form from the website ( from Scholarship  Scheme link. Selected candidates will be called for interview. All final selected candidates for this scheme  will have to furnish a bond of Rs. 5,000/-, which will be refunded after successful completion of the tenure.  The scheme will commence in the months of May, June and July, each candidate will be required to stay  with the Guru for a month.   

Please send your applications at the following address by 29th February 2012:
National Coordinator, Scholarship Scheme, SPIC MACAY, 41/42, Lucknow Road, Delhi-110054
or mail at: spicmacaysch@

Rules and Regulations:

1. The scholarship entails staying with a guru for one month in summer. Travel expenses to and from the
guru’s residence (Second Class Sleeper) will be borne by SPIC MACAY.
2. Applications screened for the interview will be informed by email / phone, following which they will have
to present themselves at specified centers. Please note that travel expenses incurred for interviews will
have to be borne by the applicants.
3. While the selection panel does it’s utmost to place the applicants with one of the gurus of their choice,
this may not always be possible. In such cases, the decision of the panel in placing the student will be
final. For further and complete details, please refer to the scholarship document at our website
( under scholarship scheme link. Pls also find the application form attached with this
4. Participants should be between the age of 14 and 26 to quality for this scheme.
For any further query pls contact Scholarship Coordinators:

SPICMACAY Centre -Delhi

Sri R M Tiwari: 09219506066
Sri Pankaj Malhotra: 09897170917

SPICMACAY Tamilnadu and Pondy: 

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