Indian government announces scholarships for Sri Lankan students to study Hindi in India

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India is offering scholarships to Sri Lankan nationals to study Hindi at the Kendriya Hindi Sansthan (Central Institute of Hindi), Agra, for the academic session 2018-2019.

Applicants are required to have studied Hindi as a subject at G.C.E. A/L or have done Madhyama or 100, 200 courses of KHS, Agra or any Hindi course conducted by Universities of Sri Lanka. The minimum age for admission is 21 years and the maximum age limit is 35 years as on 1.4.2018. The selected candidates will be provided return airfare (economy class), stipend, hostel accommodation at nominal charges and an annual book grant.

The application forms can be collected from the Indian Cultural Centre, 16/2, Gregory�s Road, Colombo 07 (Tel. No. 2684698) or The Assistant High Commission of India, No.31 Rajapihilla Mawatha, PO Box 47, Kandy, phone no. 081-2222652 or The Consulate General of India, No.103, New Road, Hambantota, phone no. 047-2222500 or The Consulate General of India, No. 14, Maruthady Lane, Nallur, Jaffna, phone no. 021-2220502 on weekdays between 9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. from 5 March 2018 to 16 March 2018 (weekdays).

The candidates are required to bring duly filled in application forms supported by necessary documents and their certificates in original and present themselves for an interview at the time of submitting their applications between 10.00 to 1.00 pm on person on 26 March 2018 at Indian Cultural Centre, Colombo.

For further details contact the Indian Cultural Centre on telephone no: 2684698 and Email: [email protected]

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