The Government of India, through its various bodies and organisations, offers a variety of scholarships and study abroad programs to students who wish to pursue their education in India. These scholarships and programs are provided at the undergraduate, postgraduate, and PhD level. The opportunity to study in India is not only an opportunity to study in world class institutions that offer insider access to one of the world’s fastest growing economics, but is also a chance to be a part of a rich cultural heritage that guides the lives of a billion people.
ICCR Scholarships under Ayush Scholarship Scheme (2015 – 2016)
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, through its Ayush Department, offers a scholarship for students willing to pursue undergraduate, postgraduate, and PhD courses in the fields of Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy. While promoting the ancient medicinal arts that originated in India, the Ministry allows students to select their own courses and the university they wish to pursue their course in, but requires them to prepare the relevant documents for the same. Six copies of the given application form are required to be submitted, and any documents that are not in English require a certified translation to be submitted as well.
Scholarship for the Study of Hindi (2015 – 2016)
Direct Admission of Students Abroad into Undergraduate Engineering Programs (2015 – 2016)
The Ministry of Human Resource Development offers foreign nationals an opportunity to study in one of India’s premier undergraduate engineering programs. Under this initiative, students can get the opportunity to study in a variety of institutions including the internationally recognised IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology), NITs (National Institutes of Technology), SPAs (Schools of Planning and Architecture), and other technical institutions through a simplified application process tailored for foreign students. Apart from receiving a world class competitive education, students will also have the opportunity to experience the rich traditions and cultures of India first hand. A complete list of participating institutions, along with a detailed explanation of the admissions procedure, is available in the brochure given below.
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ICCR Scholarships in the Fields of Art and Dance (2015 – 2016)
The Indian Council for Cultural Relations offers a scholarship to international students wishing to learn Indian music and dance under cultural masters in India. An opportunity to learn under teachers who have gained international recognition and acclaim for their work, this scholarship also offers students an opportunity to explore Indian civilisation and the creativity that is its spiritual sustenance through an artistic medium. Five sets of application forms, including English translations of documents, are required to be submitted to the Embassy. A list of schools and teachers is attached with the application form given below.
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Offer of ICCR Scholarships under AYUSH scholarship scheme for 2015- 16
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Know India Program
The Ministry of Overseas Affairs organises an annual Know India Program which gives Persons of Indian Origin residing abroad the opportunity to visit India and explore its culture and heritage. The program includes travel to different states of the country, and aims to connect young individuals to their roots. Youth between the ages of 18 and 26 are eligible to participate in this program, and can apply to the Embassy in Paris after reading the details given in the link below.
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