Important Notice/Alerts

Award of Certificates of Honours to distinguished scholars in Indian Classical Languages

Posted on: March 15, 2019 | Back | Print

Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has invited recommendations/nominations for Presidential Award of Certificates of Honours to distinguished scholars of Languages mentioned above.


2.The Scheme for the Award of the Certificates of Honours was introduced in the year 1958 to honour the scholars of Sanskrit, Arabic and Persian languages and extended to cover Classical Oriya, Classical Kannada, Classical Telugu and Classical Malayalam from the year 2016. Under this Scheme a Certificate of Honour along with a one time monetary grant of Rs. 5,00,000/- each is awarded to Scholars of eminence over 60 years of age with outstanding contribution in the field of each of these languages.


3. The Scheme also provides for one International Award of Certificate of Honour to a Non-resident Indian or person of non-Indian origin with outstanding contributions in the field of Sanskrit and Two International Awards (one each for person of Indian and Non-Indian Origin) in each of the languages of Classical Oriya, Classical Kannada, Classical Telugu and Classical Malayalam.


4. The High Commission of India, Canberra is asking for nominations and recommendations latest by 10.04.2019.


5. Particulars in respect of the scholars recommended for the award may be furnished in the proforma that can be downloaded here.


6. The recommendations along with contact details may be sent to the following e-mail



E- mail – cwls.canberra@mea.gov.in

Ph. 02 6225 4900

Community Welfare

High Commission of India

Canberra