ICCR scholarships on offer for Sri Lankans

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Apr 3 2021

The Indian High Commission in Sri Lanka has called for applications for the following Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) scholarships, for 2021-2022 academic sessions vis-à-vis the Nehru Memorial Scholarship Scheme, which covers all undergraduate courses (except medical/paramedical and fashion design) but included engineering, science, business, economics, commerce, humanities and arts.

Maulana Azad Scholarship Scheme: Masters Degree courses (except medical/paramedical and fashion design) including engineering, science, economics, commerce, humanities and arts, respectively. However, preference would be given to the fields of engineering, science and agriculture for the Maulana Azad Scholarship scheme.

Rajiv Gandhi Scholarship Scheme: Undergraduate courses in the field of ‘Information Technology’ leading to a B.E (Bachelor of Engineering) or B.Tech (Bachelor of Technology) degree and the Commonwealth Scholarship Scheme: PhD Degrees in all subjects except medical, paramedical & fashion design courses respectively.

Government of India selects meritorious Sri Lankans for awarding of these scholarships, the High Commission said. Selection of candidates is done with consultation of the Sri Lankan Education Ministry to pursue undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD degrees in some of the top most universities in India, the High Commission added. 

All scholarships cover full tuition fees for the entire duration of the course, monthly sustenance allowance, and annual grant for books and stationery. The selected candidates would also be provided hostel facility inside the campus. Besides, all ICCR scholars in India are provided, air fare to the nearest destination in India and an annual grant for educational tours to various parts of the country, apart from several other auxiliary benefits. (PA)

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Apr 3 2021

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