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DOHA: The Indian Embassy has released details about Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children.

India’s ministry of external affairs awards 150 scholarships yearly to children (studying in India) of PIOs/NRIs and Indian workers working in ECR countries, where the parents’ gross monthly income is not more than $4,000 per annum.

Under the scholarship schemes, the Indian government would bear 75 per cent of the total Institutional Economic Cost (IEC) subject to a maximum of $4,000, the embassy said in a statement.

Under the scheme, the institutions covered are NITs, IITs, schools of planning and architecture; ‘A’ Grade institutions accredited by NAAC and recognised by UGC; central universities of India and other institutions covered under the scheme.

Only first-year students shall be eligible to get the scholarship. All eligible candidates may apply for the scholarship accordingly under the Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children scheme.

For detailed guidelines, candidates can refer to the website of the SPDC at www.spdcindia.gov.in

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