Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children - 2009


Press Release

   

The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs introduced a Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children (SPDC) in 2006, to assist Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) in pursuing under graduate courses in several disciplines in India . Under this programme, over 220 PIO/NRI children have benefited during the last three academic years.

 

The following are the highlights of the SPDC-2009, announced on July 16, 2008.

 

·        100 scholarships are being offered for undergraduate courses in several disciplines including Engineering/Architecture/Technology, Humanities/Liberal Arts, Commerce, Management - BBA/BBM, Journalism, Hotel Management, Agriculture/Animal Husbandry, Sciences, Law etc.

 

·        The programme is open only to PIOs/NRIs from the specified 40 countries having a larger concentration of Indian Diaspora.

 

·        50% of the scholarship would be reserved for PIOs. However, in the event of non-availability of suitable PIO candidates, the unfilled slots could be assigned to NRI candidates.

 

·        NRI candidates would be eligible for the grant of scholarship only if their total family income per month does not exceed an amount equivalent to US $ 2,250 ( US dollars two thousand two hundred and fifty only).

 

·        Children of NRIs should have pursued at least three years of education inclusive of 11th & 12th or equivalent (not beyond), in a foreign country during the last six years, and should have passed the qualifying examination abroad.

 

·        The last date for receipt of duly filled-in application forms in the prescribed format by Ed.CIL is  9th September 2008.

 

·        PIO/NRI Students already studying in India on a self-financing basis or under any other arrangement will not be eligible under this scheme, which is open only for fresh admissions in the first semester/year of undergraduate courses.

 

·        Candidates would be selected on the basis of a common entrance test to be conducted by Ed.CIL on 26th October 2008 at the Consulate General of India, Sydney. (Note: For candidates resident in NSW & South Australia only). Exact timings would be intimated by Ed.CIL. The candidates would also have to fulfill all the criteria prescribed for the purpose.

 

·        The amount of scholarship admissible would be 75% of the Institutional Economic Cost (IEC) or US $ 3,600 ( US dollars three thousand six hundred), whichever is less. IEC includes Tuition fee, Hostel fee & other institutional charges.

 

INFORMATION BOOKLET & APPLICATION FORM 2009.click here

Please visit Ed.CIL websites www.edcil.co.in ; and www.educationindia4u.nic.in.

 

 

Countries covered under the P rogramme:

 

Australia

Madagascar

Singapore

Bahrain

Malaysia

South Africa

Canada

Mauritius

Spain

Fiji

Mozambique

Sri Lanka

France

Myanmar

Surinam

Germany

Netherlands

Tanzania

Guyana

New Zealand

Thailand

Hong Kong , China

Nigeria

Trinidad and Tobago

Indonesia

Oman

U.A.E.

Israel

P hilippines

U.K.

Italy

P ortugal

U.S.A

Jamaica

Qatar

Yemen

Kenya

Reunion Island

 

Kuwait

Saudi Arabia

 

 

 

CGI Sydney

21 July 2008

 


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