Technical Cooperation Scheme (TCS) of Colombo Plan
Another cooperation programme of India, the Technical Cooperation Scheme of Colombo Plan, was started in 1950 with a view to providing technical assistance to neighbouring Colombo Plan countries. Through this Scheme, India provides comprehensive and integrated training to participants from Asian member countries of Colombo Plan with the purpose of assisting them to enhance their administrative and technical capabilities through human resource development. The Ministry of External Affairs, India, has been entrusted with the administration of the TCS of Colombo Plan since April 2010. Under this Scheme, India offers 500 slots (in total to all the Colombo Plan member countries) for training in India at 26 centres of learning covering diverse disciplines keeping in mind the needs of the Colombo Plan countries.
Under the TCS of Colombo Plan, candidates nominated by the Malaysian Government are sent for training courses to various institutions in India, which is fully sponsored by the Government of India. The TCS of Colombo Plan sponsored training programmes are mostly short-term (2 to 4 weeks) to medium term (8 to 12 weeks), though a few long term training programmes are also available (6 to 12 months). The TCS of Colombo Plan trainees are provided with airfare, tuition fee, accommodation and living allowance by the Government of India.
The target participants are Malaysian citizens in the age group of 25 to 45 years, and should have the eligibility criteria for the training programme to which they wish to apply.
Interested candidates can access the online application form to apply for training courses sponsored under the TCS of Colombo Plan from here , and also the list of training courses sponsored under the TCS of Colombo Plan from here.
ITEC & TCS of Colombo Plan Brochure for 2016-17