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1. The Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children enables Children of Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), to pursue Under Graduate courses in Indian Universities/Institutes in different fields (except medical and related courses) both professional and non-professional in Engineering/Technology, Humanities/Liberal Arts, Commerce, Management, Journalism, Hotel Management, Agriculture/Animal husbandry etc.

2. The scholarship amount is given for payment of tuition fee, admission fee and post admission services including hostel fee but excluding payment of food charges. In the First Year partial financial assistance is upto 75% of the total Institutional Economic Cost subject to a maximum of US$ 4000 per annum in respect of NITs and other institutions covered under Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA) Scheme.

3. The interested candidates can log on to http://spdcindia.gov.in/login/index.php for details and apply on the portal by 30th November, 2016. Please note that applications in any other format or in hard copy will not be accepted.

4. Salient points of the scheme are :

i) SPDC is now applicable to 66 countries, including Panama (list is enclosed)

ii)The scheme is now applicable to four categories of applicants:

iii) The number of scholarships has been increased from 100 to 150.

iv) The institutions that are covered under this scheme are:

(a) NITs, IIITs, Schools of Planning and Architecture

(b) 'A' Grade institutions accredited by NAAC and recognised by UGC

(c) Other institutions covered under DASA scheme.

v) Income criteria is now applicable to all four categories.

vi) Applicants will seek scholarships after they obtain admission in the approved list of educational institutions

(Copies attached for information only- Application for Scholarships must be made on line)

1. Application form

2. SPDC Guidelines

3. List of Countries

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