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The Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme aims at providing facilities to outstanding young children to develop their talents in various artistic fields. Children in the age group of 10 to 14 years studying either in recognized schools or belonging to families practicing traditional art forms are eligible for the scholarship.

The Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT) provides 500 new scholarships each year, out of which minimum 5 seats each are reserved for all the states and at least 3 each for all the Union Territories. Minimum 10 scholarships are reserved for the state of Jammu and Kashmir also. While awarding scholarships preferences are given to children of families practicing traditional art forms. Special emphasis is given to rare arts and crafts which are becoming extinct..

The scholarship awarded under the Scheme is initially for two years and is renewable after every two years till the completion of the first University degree stage of education or up to the age of 20 years whichever is earlier subject to the awardees maintaining good progress.

BASIS OF SELECTION


Children in the age group of 10-14 years studying either in recognized schools or belonging to families practicing traditional, performing and other arts are chosen for the scholarships.
The outstanding children in various cultural fields such as traditional forms of music, dance, drama as well as painting, sculpture and crafts are selected for the award of scholarships. Special emphasis is given to rare art forms, which are in the process of becoming extinct.

CCRT Contact details

Centre for Cultural Resources and Training
Under the aegis of  Ministry of Culture,
Government of India
15-A, Sector – 7, Dwarka,
New Delhi – 110075

Telephone: (011) 25088638,
25088630, 25074254, 25074258
Fax: 91-11-25088637,
Gram: CENCULT
E-mail:- skdgccrt@del3.vsnl.net.in

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The Centre for Cultural Resources and Training

The main function of the Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT) is to conduct a variety of training programmes for in-service teachers drawn from all parts of the country. The training provides an understanding and appreciation of the philosophy, aesthetics and beauty inherent in Indian art and culture and focuses on formulating methodologies for incorporating a culture component in curriculum teaching.

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This training also stresses the role of culture in science and technology, housing, agriculture, sports, etc. An important component of training is to create awareness amongst students and teachers of their role in solving environmental pollution problems and conservation and preservation of the natural and cultural heritage.

The Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT) also organizes various educational activities for school students, teachers and children belonging to governmental and non-governmental organisations under its Community and Extension Feedback Programmes which includes, educational tours to monuments, museums, art galleries, craft centres, zoological parks and gardens, camps on conservation of natural and cultural heritage, camps on learning crafts. These educational activities emphasize the need for the intellectual and aesthetic development of the students.

The Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT) organizes academic programmes on Indian art and culture for foreign teachers and students. Workshops are conducted in various art activities like drama, music, narrative art forms, etc., to provide practical training and knowledge in the arts and crafts. In these workshops, teachers are encouraged to develop programmes in which the art form can be profitably utilized to teach educational curriculum.

Over the years, The Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT) has been collecting resources in the form of scripts, colour slides, photographs, audio and video recordings and films. Each year the CCRT’s documentation team conducts programmes in different parts of the country with the objective of reviving and encouraging the art and craft forms of rural India which can be used for the preparation of educational programmes for disseminating information about India’s culture to the student-teacher community. Some of the resource materials are used during teacher training programmes of the CCRT. These are distributed as part of the Cultural kit (sub link) and other productions free of cost to schools from where teachers have received training from CCRT.

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The Centre also prepares publications which attempt at providing an understanding and appreciation of different aspects of Indian art and culture. These publications also highlight the influence of nature on artistic expressions so as to create an understanding of the impact of ecology on cultural manifestations.

One of the most important functions of The Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT) is to implement the Cultural Talent Search Scholarship Scheme. The Scheme provides scholarships to outstanding children in the age group of 10 to 14 years, studying either in recognized schools or belonging to families practicing traditional performing or other arts to develop their talent in various cultural fields particularly in rare art forms.

The Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT) has also instituted CCRT Teachers’ Award which is given every year to selected teachers in recognition of the outstanding work done by them in the field of education and culture.

CCRT contact details:

Centre for Cultural Resources and Training
Under the aegis of  Ministry of Culture,
Government of India
15-A, Sector – 7, Dwarka,
New Delhi – 110075

Telephone:(011) 25088638,
25088630, 25074254, 25074258
Fax: 91-11-25088637,
Gram: CENCULT
E-mail:- skdgccrt@del3.vsnl.net.in

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