D. K. Bh

ave Damodar Krishna Bhave was born in 1889 in Miraj, Maharashtra, in a financially poor family. He went to Miraj High School (stood first in his matric class), Fergusson College, and then the Engineering College in Pune (Civil Engineering 1910). Education was his passion and he was a supporter of Deccan Education Society and the University of Pune. In those days (1940s) he insisted on educating women and men equally and supported his daughter to earn her MA at Columbia University in USA. He started a scholarship at University of Pune in 1950 to aid deserving students going abroad (England, USA and Germany) for graduate degrees in Engineering. He had promised to expand the scholarship to Rs.100,000 to Wrangler Paranjape (the VC at that time), but he passed away before he could do so in 1956. His daughter and sons gave the additional amount in shares he had promised from his estate to the University of Pune. A donor’s representative recently proposed to the University of Pune to restructure the D. K. Bhave Scholarship to fit today’s environment and the Management Council of the University approved the proposal in October 2008. The D. K. Bhave Scholarship for Master’s Degree in Engineering and Technology in USA/Canada/Germany/England.

Online applications are invited for the D. K. Bhave scholarship from engineering graduates who have secured “Confirmed Admission” for Master’s Degree in Engineering and Technology in any foreign accredited university from USA/Canada/Germany/England.

The purpose is to encourage students to return to India after their Masters Degree and help India compete in the global economy.

Eligibility and Conditions:

  • The Candidate should be Graduate from Engineering Faculty / Studying in the last year (B.E./B.Tech) (Any Branch) of University of Pune from the NBA (National Board of Accreditation) accredited institutes within PMC and PCMC area.
  • Candidate should have secured “Confirmed Admission” on his/her own merit for Master’s Degree in Engineering and Technology in any foreign accredited university from USA/Canada/Germany/England.
  • The purpose is to encourage students to return to India after their Masters Degree and help India to compete in the global economy.
  • For the D. K. Bhave scholarship, the students who are already in a foreign country attending a Masters Degree program in Engineering are not eligible.
  • The expected amount of Scholarship will be around Rs. 5 lacs.

Kindly Read Instructions:

  • If you are a new user of this online system, please register with the system by providing username, password and Email address. After the registration, a registration code will be sent on the Email address provided by you at the time of registration.
  • All the future communications in respect of the scholarship will be made on the email address provided by you.
  • Please remember your Username, Password and the Registration Code.
  • For login, use Username, Password, Registration Code and you will be directed to the online application form.
  • Keep scan copy of passport size photograph (jpg format and size less than 100 KB).
  • Fill all the information carefully. Unless you are satisfied with the information provided by you is correct, please do not click on the “Submit” button.
  • Once you click the “Submit” button, the online application submission process is complete and you will be directed to a page showing your application form generated by the system.
  • You can not update/edit the information once the form is generated
  • The candidate should take printout of the Application Form (2 pages)
  • The first page of the Application Form should be duly signed and recommended by the Director/Principal of his/her institute/college along with the college seal.
  • The second page of the Application Form contains a questionnaire to be answered by the candidate in the space provided.
  • The scanned copy (PDF) of both the pages of the Application Form should be uploaded on the website.
  • The candidate should send the superscribed envelope (“APPLICATION FORM – The D. K. Bhave Scholarship” ) to the postal address along with the following documents:
  1. Duly signed and recommended application form (2 Pages).
  2. A copy of the “Confirmed Admission Letter” issued by the concerned University or Institute.
  3. An attested copy of the final year mark list of B.E. / B. Tech.
  4. An attested copy of the passport and Aadhar card.
  5. I-20 form (if available)

How To Apply:


For availing this scholarship interested candidates with the above mentioned eligibility criteria can apply online via the link below

Apply Online


and then send the hard copies of their applications to the below mentioned postal address.

Postal Address:
The Secretary,
D. K. Bhave Scholarship,
Department of Computer Science,
Savitribai Phule Pune University, Ganeshkhind,
Pune – 411007.

Important Dates:

Last Date Of Online Application: 15-April 2016

Last date of Hardcopy Submission: 19-April-2016

Contact Information:

mail to : [email protected]

  • Queries regarding eligibility will not be entertained on this E-mail
  • Instruction/information related to the D. K. Bhave Scholarship available on this website only is authentic and applicable. Instruction/information obtained through any other means (eg. on telephone / personnel from the office of the department) may not be entertained and/or applicable
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