Scholarships for Indian students in 66 countries to pursue higher education
- Indian government has reportedly launched scholarships for the upcoming academic session (2019-20) allowing Indian expats to pursue higher education in their native country.
- The scheme will benefit students with nearly 75% of the total cost of the courses — which accounts for $4000 (₹277,002) worth of scholarship every year.
- The Indian government has awarded over 800 scholarships to students, according to the Ministry of External Affairs.
MEA, GOI has launched a scheme called "Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children" (SPDC) for the academic year 20… https://t.co/d8XwCwJzKX— India in Dubai (@cgidubai) 1559725432000
The scheme will benefit students with nearly 75% financial assistance on the total cost of the academic course — which accounts for $4000 (₹277,002) worth of scholarship every year. The applicants can enroll for the scholarship scheme via the e-governance mechanism spdcindia.gov.in.
This includes courses in engineering, technology, management, journalism, animal husbandry, liberal arts, and commerce among others.
Introduced in 2006-07, the programme is aimed at making higher education in Indian Universities available to the children of overseas Indians and Non- resident Indian students (NRIs).
Since its inception, the Indian government has awarded over 800 scholarships to students, according to Ministry of External Affairs.
Separately, in a bid to promote India abroad, in 2019, the Modi government raised the scholarship amount to ₹25,000 a month for boys and ₹3,000 for girls under the ‘
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