SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME FOR DIASPORA CHILDREN [SPDC]
FOR HIGHER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION IN INDIA
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.
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. 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.
Applicant shall submit APPLICATION FORM ONLINE ON THE SPDC PORTAL ( http://spdcindia.gov.in) and UPLOAD THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS.
HOW TO COMPLETE THE APPLICATION FORM
- The application form must be filled in ENGLISH.
- ONLY one application per candidate is allowed.
- Applicants must ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility requirements for
application, i.e. education, age, residence and physical fitness, etc. Grant of
scholarship benefit is subject to verification of facts from original certificates
- Dimension of the Passport size Photograph to be uploaded:-
1 Width: 100 px to 200 px
2 Height: 120 px to 230 px
3 Dimension: 200 x 230 pixels (preferred)
4 Size of File: 20 to 50 Kb.
Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 50KB.Upload your
recent photograph (20-50 kb) in the appropriate place in the application form.
List of Institutes for which SPDC is applicable. Candidates securing admission in undergraduate courses any of the following are eligible to apply for SPDC:-
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.
SPDC scholarship are provided only for undergraduate course in following subjects:
1. Engineering/Architecture/Technology: B.E./B.Arch./B.Tech
2. Humanities/ Liberal Arts: B.A. in Humanities/Liberal Arts
3. Commerce: B.Com.
4. Management: BBA/BBM
5. Computers: BCA/I.T.
6. Journalism: Degree in Journalism
7. Hotel Management: Bachelor in Hotel Management
8. Agriculture/Animal Husbandry: B.E./B.Sc.
9. Sciences: B.Sc
10. Law: LLB
11. Ayurveda: Graduation in Ayurveda
12. B.Sc. Nursing: B.Sc. Nursing
13. B.PT: Bachelors in Physiotherapy
14. B.Pharmacy: B.Pharma
Last Date for submission of Completed Application Form online on SPDC portal ( http://spdcindia.gov.in) is 30 September 2018.