200 scholarships have been announced by the Indian Embassy to meritorious Nepali students for continuing various undergraduate courses at colleges and universities. This scheme of Golden Jubilee Scholarship has been initiated by the Indian Government in the year 2002 to celebrate the completion of 50 years of India-Nepal Economic Cooperation. During the beginning of this scheme, 50 meritorious Nepali students were awarded the scholarships.
In this year, around 36 undergraduate courses including MBBS, BDS, BE, BSc and BBA have been covered under the scholarships recipients. These recipients of the scholarships have been included from 50 districts of Nepal. The Indian Embassy said in a statement that those recipients include around 45 per cent girls and 8 per cent differently-able students.
Manjeev Singh Puri, Ambassador of India to Nepal at the function handed over certificates to the scholarship-winning students in the presence of Secretary Education of Nepal, Khaga Raj Baral. Manjeev Singh congratulated them and advised them to contribute towards Nepal’s socio-economic development which will deepen and strengthen India-Nepal relations.
In this scholarship scheme:
- An MBBS/BDS student receives NRs. 4,000/- per month for five years
- A, BE student receives NRs. 4,000/- per month for four years
- And a student studying in other under-graduate courses receives NRs. 3,000/- per month for three years.