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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2769

Under Graduate, Post Graduate and Research/Phd Scholarships for studying in India

Colombo, 21 November, (

The High Commission of India, Colombo has announced the offer ICCR Scholarships for 2016-17 academic session.
announces the offer for the following ICCR Scholarships for 2016-17 academic session:

The ICCR Scholarships offer for 2016-17 academic session are as follows:

Ø Nehru Memorial Scholarship Scheme: Hundred (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).

Ø Maulana Azad Scholarship Scheme : Fifty (50) scholarships for Masters Degree courses in Agriculture, Science and Engineering (Masters level in Agri-10/M.Sc-20/M.Tech-20)

Ø Rajiv Gandhi Scholarship Scheme: Twenty Five (25) slots for Undergraduate courses in the field of IT/BE/B.Tech.

Ø Commonwealth Scholarship Scheme : Five (05) slots for Masters and PhD Degree in all subjects except Medicine.

According to the press release by the Indian High Commission in Colombo –

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, Govt 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, 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 The last date for submission of duly filled up application forms at High Commission, Colombo for all the above courses is December 31, 2015.

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 High Commission of India or visit our website for further details on the scholarships.

- Asian Tribune -

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