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Undergraduate, post-graduate and research/PhD scholarships for studying in India


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The High Commission of India, Colombo announced the offer for the following ICCR scholarships for 2017-18 academic session:

Nehru Memorial Scholarship Scheme: 100 slots are being offered under this scheme which covers all Undergraduate courses (except Medicine) including Engineering, Science, Business, Economics, Commerce, Humanities and Arts (including Classical Music, Classical Dance and Visual Arts).

Maulana Azad Scholarship Scheme: 50 scholarships for Masters Degrees courses including Engineering, Science, Economics, Commerce, Humanities and Arts. However, preference would be given to the fields of Engineering, Science and Agriculture.

Rajiv Gandhi Scholarship Scheme: 25 slots for Undergraduate courses in the field of IT/B.E/ B.Tech.

Commonwealth Scholarship Scheme: 5 slots for PhD in all subjects except Medicine.

The Government of India selects meritorious Sri Lankan nationals for award of these scholarships. Selection of candidates is done in consultation with the Ministry of Higher Education and Highways, Government of Sri Lanka, to pursue undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD Degrees in some of the topmost universities in India.

All scholarships cover full tuition fees for the entire duration of the course, in addition to a monthly sustenance allowance. The scholarship also covers accommodation allowance and an annual grant for books and stationary. Besides, all ICCR scholars in India are provided full healthcare facilities, 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.

The selection of candidates would be done through the Ministry of Higher Education and Highways, Sri Lanka. The Ministry has invited applications from eligible candidates and the application forms can be downloaded from the website of Ministry of Higher Education and Highways at www.mohe.gov.lk. The last date for submission of duly filled up application forms of selected candidates for Undergraduate, Postgraduate and PhD courses at the High Commission is 16 January 2017.

Prospective students are advised to approach the Ministry of Higher Education and Highways to learn more about the eligibility criteria and selection procedure. Interested candidates can also direct their queries to the High Commission of India or visit our website for further details on the scholarships.


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