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    Indian Govt. offers scholarships to Sri Lankans

    January 11, 2015

    The Government of India selects meritorious Sri Lankan nationals for award of the following scholarships.

    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.


    Maulana Azad Scholarship Scheme: Fifty (50) scholarships for Masters Degrees courses including Engineering, Science, Economics, Commerce, Humanities and Arts. However, preference would be given to the fields of Engineering, Science and Agriculture. Medicine including indigenous Medicine courses is not included in this scheme.


    Rajiv Gandhi Scholarship Scheme: Twenty five (25) slots for Undergraduate courses in the field of ‘Information Technology’ leading to a B.E or B.Tech Degree.


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

    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, 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 Ministry of Higher Education invites applications from eligible candidates and the application forms can be downloaded from the website of Ministry of Higher Education at


    The last date for submission of duly filled up application forms for Postgraduate/PhD courses  and Undergraduate courses is January 26, 2015.

    Last modified on Saturday, 10 January 2015 22:34

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