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Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children (SPDC) to pursue
The Government of India has announced a special scholarship programme for the children of Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) for pursuing undergraduate professional and general courses in India during the commencement of the 2014-15 academic year. Scholarships are being offered for Undergraduate courses in disciplines including Engineering / Architecture / Technology, Humanities / Liberal Arts, Commerce, Business Administration, Business Management, Computer Applications, Journalism, Hotel Management, Agriculture / Animal Husbandry, Sciences, Law, Ayurveda, etc., except for medical-related courses.
The scholarship offers 75% of the Institutional Economic Cost (IEC) or US $ 4,000, per annum, whichever is less. IEC includes Tuition fee, Hostel fee and other institutional charges (Food charges are excluded).
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. 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.
Candidates would be selected on the basis of merit. A Merit List would be drawn up on the basis of marks obtained by all the eligible candidates in the qualifying examination. For more details on drawing of the Merit List, please refer to the ‘SPDC 2014-15 Information Booklet & Application Form, which is hyper-linked below.
The duly filled-in applications should be sent before 10th June 2014 directly to: The Project Manager (SPDC), Placement & Secondment Division, Educational Consultants India Limited (Ed.CIL), Ed.CIL , NOIDA-201 301, Uttar Pradesh (UP), India.
Alternatively, the application forms can be submitted before 9th June 2014 to:
A photocopy of the application form should also be sent to High Commission of India (Education Wing)
24th April 2014