The ‘Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children’ scheme has been revamped, the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi has announced.
The Indian government had launched this scheme in the academic year 2006-07 to assist children in pursuing undergraduate courses in Indian universities and institutes.
For the academic year 2016-17, the number of scholarships has been raised from 100 to 150 with introduction of 50 slots for children of Indian workers in the 17 Emigration Check Required (ECR) countries. Out of these 50 scholarships, one-third will be reserved for children who are pursuing studies in India.
The scheme is now applicable to four categories of applicants: Persons of Indian origin, non-resident Indians, children of Indian workers working in ECR countries and children of Indian workers in ECR countries studying in India.