Colombo, January 9, (newsin.asia): The High Commission of India, Colombo on Wednesday announced the offer for the following Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic sessions:
Nehru Memorial Scholarship Scheme: under this scheme covers allUndergraduate courses(except Medical/Paramedical& Fashion Design course) including Engineering, Science, Business, Economics, Commerce, Humanities and Arts.
Maulana Azad Scholarship Scheme:Masters Degreescourses (except Medical/Paramedical& Fashion Design course) 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:Undergraduate coursesin the field of ‘Information Technology’ leading to a B.E or B.Tech Degree.
Commonwealth Scholarship Scheme:PhD Degreesin all subjects except Medical/ Paramedical& Fashion Design course.
The Government of India selects meritorious Sri Lankan nationals for the award of these scholarships. Selection of candidates is done in consultation with the Ministry of Higher Education, 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, monthly sustenance allowance, and annual grant for books & stationary. The Selected candidates would also be provided hostel facility inside the campus. No student will be allowed to stay in a private accommodation. 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 eligible candidates can download the application form from the website of Ministry of City Planning, Water supply & Higher Education atwww.mohe.gov.lk.The last date for submission of duly filled up application forms for Undergraduate/ Postgraduate & PhD courses at Ministry of City Planning, Water supply & Higher Education is January 25, 2019.
Prospective students are advised to approach the Ministry of City Planning, Water supply & Higher Education or High Commission of India, Colombo to learn more about the eligibility criteria and selection procedure.
(The picture at the top shows Sri Lankan students off to Kerala in India for graduate studies in the performing arts)