(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The Peninsula Online
Doha: The Ministry of External Affairs in India's Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children (SPDC) for non-resident Indian (NRI) and PIO card holder students is open for the 2019-20 academic year.
Ministry awards 150 scholarships to children (studying in India) of PIOs/NRIs and Indian workers working in ECR countries with a monthly gross income of the parents being not more than $4000 (approx QR14,564).
The scholarship amount would be 75% of the total Institutional Economic Cost (IEC) subject to a maximum of $4000 per annum which would be borne by Government of India. IEC comprises Tuition Fee, Hostel Accommodation Fee, Examination Charges, Registration Charges and other Institutional Charges (except food).
The Indian Embassy in Qatar posted the announcement on its Twitter page on Thursday.
The SPDC scheme provides financial assistance for specific undergraduate courses in professional and non-professional courses, except medical sciences and related courses.
SPDC is applicable to NRIs and PIOs residing in 68 countries, including Qatar and children of Indian Workers in ECR countries studying in India.
Students who have secured admissions for graduate courses in engineering, technology, humanities, liberal arts, commerce, management, journalism, hotel management, agriculture, animal husbandry and some other courses can apply.
Admission in Under Graduate Course is permitted only in Central Universities, NAAC 'A Grade Institutions, Central Universities, National Institutes of Technology (NITs), School of Planning & Architecture (SPAs), International Institute of information Technology (IIITs) as covered under DASA Scheme.
The candidate must have secured at least 60% aggregate (equivalent CGPA 6.4) marks in the qualifying examination, i.e. Grade 12 or equivalent Grade.
Visit the link http://www.spdc.india.gov.in for more details.