Scholarships for the upcoming academic session(2019-2020) is the new strategy of the Indian Government with the beginning of admission session at its peak. This would help the Indian expats in pursuing their higher education in their native country.
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had rolled out the Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children (SPDC) so that the admission process for the Indian-origin students premiers under institutions like Schools of Planning and Architecture (SPAs), National Institutes of Technology (NIT), Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIts). The scholarship according to the programme is extended to students up to 66 countries including United States of Emirates (UAE) and US.
Nearly 75% of the financial assistance in the total cost of the academic course will be taken care of with the help of the scholarship scheme-which comes down to $4000 (₹ 277, 002) worth of scholarship every year. Enrolment in this scholarship scheme can be done through the e-governance mechanism spdcindia.gov.in.
Courses namely management, engineering, technology, liberal arts, animal husbandry and commerce are all included under this scheme.
This programme introduced in 2006-2007, is aimed at making higher education available in Indian Universities for the overseas students and non-residential students (NRIs).
According to the Ministry of External Affairs, over 800 scholarships have been awarded to students since its inception.
The Modi Government while in a bid to promote India abroad, raised the amount of scholarship amount to $25000 a month for boys however for girls it was $3000 under the ‘Prime Minister Scholarship Scheme’ as it enters its second term in India.