October 14, 2015

Application Call for Golden Jubilee Scholarship Scheme 2015-16 @ Embassy of India, Kathmandu, Nepal

Terms & Conditions:
Embassy of India, Kathmandu invites application for scholarships on prescribed Application Form from Nepalese nationals enrolled in Bachelor 1st year/1st semester of under graduate courses in recognized educational institution in Nepal, during the academic year 2015-16. Two hundred(200) scholarships will be awarded under the scheme as per the following distribution:
  • Medical..............................50 seats(5 years course)
  • Engineering.........................50 seats(4 years course)
  • Other disciplines..................100 seats(Scholarship will be restricted to 3 yrs only)(B.Sc., B.A. BBS, B.Com., B.Ed., BBA, BBM)

Candidate must be a Nepalese citizen and should have secured at least 70% marks in aggregate at the Intermediate(+2) level/Class 12th and family income of the candidate must be less than NRs. 1,20,000/- per annum. Note: Those who are receiving scholarship from any other institution are not eligible to apply. (Please do not include Class XI marks)

Age Limit: 17-22 years of age as on 1st July 2015

Scholarship Amount:
Selected students in medical/engineering disciplines will get a scholarship of NRs. 4,000/-per month. The scholarship for students in other disciplines will be NRs. 3,000/- per month. The scholarship will be discontinued if the percentage of marks obtained by the awardees falls below 50% in each subsequent year or for any other reason that the Embassy may deem necessary.

Application may be submitted online between 16th Oct 2015 - 6th Nov 2015, after which the link would be deactivated.

Selection Process:
• Selection will be based on merit for the candidates who meet the eligibility criteria mentioned in paragraph 2 & 3 above. If necessary, candidates will be interviewed at Kathmandu and Birgunj in Nepal.
• Names of selected candidates will be placed on Indian Embassy website and intimation to this effect will be given through e-mail. Candidates are advised to interact solely with the Education Wing, Embassy of India. Kathmandu and CGI Birgunj for the scholarship scheme. The candidates should indicate their address and contact telephone numbers/ e-mail address clearly on the Application Form. Any change in address/ telephone number should also be intimated immediately through letter bearing candidate's signature.
100 scholarships will be reserved for students belonging to districts identified by Government of Nepal as educationally disadvantaged.
• Children of retired/ serving Nepalese soldiers in Indian Army if selected, are required to furnish a certificate to this effect that he/she is a child of serving/ex-serviceman personnel of Indian Army and send their application through Asstt. Military Attache (Welfare), Embassy of India, Kathmandu.

Instructions for filling Data-Sheet:
• The Application Form may be submitted online through the Indian Embassy website www.indianembassy.org.np/ischolarship. Upon successful submission, system would generate an automated acknowledgement slip giving Reference and Receipt Number. Candidates are advised to print and keep it as proof of the submission of their application. The reference number can subsequently be used to keep track of the status of their application on the Embassy Website. They are advised to check the Embassy website for any further information with regard to the scholarship scheme.
• Candidates should upload their photograph, self attested photocopy of citizenship certificate, mark-sheet of class XII. If selected, parental income certificate issued by CDONDC only where the student is studying should also be uploaded. Original documents would be verified at interview stage. Candidates who are not in possession of citizenship certificates should enclose copy of citizenship certificate either of mother or of father. Dalits and physically challenged candidates should upload a copy of certificate from CDO or district authorities to support their claim.
Published on: 27 Asoj, 2072(The Himalayan Times)