ICCR scholarships now available for Sri Lankans for 2021-2022: Indian HC

The scholarships offered by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) for 2021-2022 academic sessions are now open for Sri Lankan students, the Indian High Commission in Colombo said.

The scholarships are;

Nehru Memorial Scholarship Scheme: 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 High Commission said the Government of India selects meritorious Sri Lankan nationals for award of these scholarships.

“The selection of candidates is done in consultation with the Ministry of 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 and stationary. The Selected candidates would also be provided hostel facility inside the campus. Besides, all ICCR scholars in India are provided, 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 necessary details are available in the website of Ministry of Education at Prospective students are advised to approach the Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka or High Commission of India, Colombo to learn more about the eligibility criteria and selection procedure,” the High Commission said.