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Department of Posts has launched a philately scholarship scheme

The Department of Posts has launched a philately scholarship scheme ‘Deen Dayal Sparsh Yojana’ (scholarship for promotion of aptitude and research in stamps as a hobby) for generating interest in philately among students.

Students of classes VI to IX having good academic record and pursuing philately as a hobby will be awarded scholarship by the Union government on the basis of a quiz and a project based on philately, conducted by the department.
Each winner of the scholarship will be paid an amount of Rs. 6,000 per annum (Rs. 500 a month).


Students for classes IV to IX from recognised schools having a philately deposit account in post office or a member of a philately club in the school are eligible to apply.

Philately project

A regional-level written quiz on philately will be conducted on December 20, and students selected in it will have to submit a philately project for final selection by January 15. Venue of the event will be intimated to the applicants directly.

Interested students should submit the application attested by Principal/headmaster addressed to the ‘Postmaster General, Vijayawada Region, Vijayawada-520003’ on or before December 15.

Detailed notification and applications are sent to the prominent schools in Vijayawada Postal Division or students can also obtain them from the nearest post offices.