Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children-SPDC SCHEME 2021-22

Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children-SPDC SCHEME

Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children-SPDC SCHEME 2021-22

About Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children-SPDC SCHEME 2021-22

Government of India launched a scheme called “Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children” (SPDC), in the academic year 2006-2007, for the children of Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) to assist them in pursuing Under Graduate courses in Indian Universities/Institutes.

 

Under SPDC scheme financial assistance for specific undergraduate courses in Professional and Non-Professional courses (except Medical and related courses) is provided towards tuition fee, admission fee and post admission services. Only fresh year students (Ist year) students should be eligible to get the scholarship.

 

The scheme is applicable to NRIs and PIOs/OCI living in 69 selected countries as listed at https://www.mea.gov.in/SPDC.htm

 

What is the Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children (SPDC)?

 

SPDC Scheme is a scholarship scheme being implemented by the Ministry of External Affairs to assist children of NRIs, PIOs pursue under graduate courses (except medical courses) in Indian Institutions & Universities by providing Scholarship to the extent of 75% of the total Institutional Economic Cost.

 

Who can apply for SPDC?

 

Ans. SPDC Scholarship is applicable to Children of NRIs & PIOs who want to study Under-Graduate Courses in following Indian Institutions & Universities.

 

i. Central Universities of India offering Under Graduate Courses;

ii. ‘A’ Grade Institutions accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and recognized by UGC

iii. National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Schools of Planning and Architecture and Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) through DASA Scheme

 

IMPORTANT – At the time of applying for SPDC, it is imperative that the Institution is NAAC ‘A’ Grade. In case, the Institution / University is not graded ‘A’ after sometime, the scholarship of the candidate will not be affected and shall continue till the end of the Course.

 

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA.

 

(i) Nationality.
SPDC is awarded to following four categories:

(a) Children of Persons of Indian Origin/Overseas Citizens of India.

(b) Children of Non-Resident Indians.

(c) Children of Indian Workers in ECR countries studying outside India.

(d) Children of Indian Workers in ECR countries studying in India.

 

NUMBER OF SCHOLARSHIPS.

 

Scholarship shall be provided to 150 selected students, without earmarking NRIs/ PIOs. 50 out of these 150 scholarships are earmarked for Children of Indian workers (CIWG) in the 17 Emigration Check Required (ECR) countries subject to fulfilling eligibility conditions. Out of these 50 scholarships 1/3rd shall be reserved for children who are pursuing studies in India, subject to fulfilling eligibility conditions. If any of these seats are not filled up, they will be made available to applicants from other categories under SPDC and vice-versa.

 

ECR countries are: Afghanistan, Bahrain, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

 

Information Document 

 

For more details and Online Application Process refer the Official Website

 

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