India offers scholarships to Sri Lankan students for higher education in India

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) – India’s High Commission in Colombo has announced undergraduate and post- graduate scholarships for meritorious Sri Lankan students to study in India under the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) scholarship scheme.

Following ICCR scholarships will be offered for studies at various Indian Universities for 2019-2020 academic session.

• Nehru Memorial Scholarship Scheme: under this scheme covers all Undergraduate courses (except Medical/Paramedical& Fashion Design course) including Engineering, Science, Business, Economics, Commerce, Humanities and Arts.

• Maulana Azad Scholarship Scheme: Masters Degrees courses (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 courses in the field of ‘Information Technology’ leading to a B.E or B.Tech Degree.

• Commonwealth Scholarship Scheme: PhD Degrees in all subjects except Medical/ Paramedical& Fashion Design course.

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, 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 at www.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.

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