|Q||What is KAF81?|
|A||KAF81 is an acronym for KASI 1981 Alumni Foundation. KAF81 also refers to itself simply as the “Foundation”. KAF81 is a not-for-profit company formed by the alumni of the 1981 batch of IIT-BHU.|
|Q||What are the stated objectives of KAF81?|
|A||KAF81 was setup to promote welfare programs for needy and deserving students of IIT-BHU.|
|Q||When and where was KAF81 setup?|
|A||KAF81 was incorporated on 31st March, 2017, in Mumbai.|
|Q||What is the organizational form of KAF81: a Trust, a Registered Corporation, a Charity? Please explain.|
|A||KAF81 is a Company incorporated under Section 8 of the Indian Companies Act, 2013.|
|Q||How does KAF81 raise funds to accomplish its objectives?|
|A||KAF81 raises funds through contributions, sponsorship etc from Members, or their acquaintances.|
|Q||What are the facets of the scholarship program?|
|A||Merit-cum-Means Scholarships: |
These are Annual Scholarships offered only to students who are Indian nationals residing in India and currently pursuing any stream at IIT-BHU, in any year of each course.
Students who have already received scholarships/ funding from elsewhere for the current academic year, cannot apply. In case scholarships/ funding is received by the student after the KAF81 Scholarship is awarded, the Foundation would recover the whole scholarship amount and give it to the next most deserving applicant.
After preliminary screening of applications by the KAF81 Scholarship Committee, applicants short-listed on the basis of both merit and means are met on campus by KAF81 Scholarship Committee members, comprising of Board members of the Foundation, over face-to-face interviews.
The selection of awardees is done by the KAF81 Scholarship Committee and their decision if final. The award is a grant and not a loan, so no interest is charged, nor collateral taken, nor money expected to be returned to the Foundation. The award money will, in the general case, be transferred to the awardee fees account with the Institute.
|Q||What is the duration of scholarship: full academic journey or partial?|
|A||Merit-cum-Means Scholarships are for two semesters (one academic year). The awardee may re-apply for the next year’s scholarships. Renewal is not automatic, and the student must continue to meet the rigid criteria plus also be evaluated alongside all other applicants.|
|Q||As a recipient of the KAF81 Scholarship, what is expected of me?|
|A||As a recipient of the KAF81 Scholarship, the recipient automatically becomes a member of KAF81 Excellence Team, a group of all current and past recipients of Scholarships from the Foundation. As a member of this group, the Foundation will appeal to you to contribute to the Foundation when you pass out of the Institute and secure your own livelihood. This is to encourage and enable you to support the Foundation in providing Scholarship Grants and welfare programs to other deserving and needy students from your Alma Mater, IIT-BHU. You are therefore obliged to regularly update your contact particulars with the KAF81 office.|
|Q||How many students have been awarded scholarship, and in what amounts?|
|A||KAF81 was set up in 2017 and in academic year 2017-18, in all 14 students were awarded KAF81 Scholarships. Scholarships are in two bands a) Rs 10,000 and b) Rs 25,000, based on the student’s fee structure.|
|Q||Is the IIT-BHU administration involved in this process?|
|A||IIT BHU Administration is involved in the collection of scholarship applications, vetting of applications for grade performance/JEE scores and income levels, routing KAF81 communications to students, supporting the interview process, issue of awards. IIT BHU will communicate important notices to students, if any, related to the scholarship. However, applicants are requested to visit this website for any special notices related to the scholarship or other programs of KAF81|
|Q||When can I make an application for academic year 2019-20, and how ?|
|A||Applications for KAF81 Scholarships for academic year 2019-20 would open online on kafi81.org website in July 2019.|
|Q||How can I communicate with KAF81 for any clarifications?|
|A||For any general query or feedback please write to firstname.lastname@example.org. For clarifications related to KAF81 Scholarship 2019-20, please write to email@example.com. A response may be expected within 7 working days. You may also give your feedback directly on the website in the Contact Us Section.|