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Indian Council for Cultural Relations


RELATIONS deadline 28 FEB

One of the major activities of the ICCR is its scholarship programme. It annually offers about 3365 scholarships under 24 scholarship schemes. Of these,  a 1000 are exclusively for the students of Afghanistan and 900 for students from African countries. There are students in India under these schemes from about 135 countries. Most of the scholarship holders come from developing countries in Asia, Africa, South and Central America.However, there are quite a few students from the developed countries as well. Around 4750 foreign students are currently studying in India under the various scholarship schemes. The students are in under-graduate, post-graduate and doctoral programmes as well as in professional courses such as engineering, pharmacy, accountancy, business administration and management. Scholarships are also given for learning Indian dance, music, painting, sculpture, etc.At this Site http://www.iccrindia.net/scholarshipschemes.html, you may click on the relevant subject to access important information pertaining to scholarships for the Academic Year 2014-15:1.       Application Form for Scholarships including Check List and Mission’s Certificate

2.       Physical Fitness Verification — Proforma for Health Check-Up

3.       General Instructions to Applicants

4.       Financial Terms and Conditions

5.       Guidelines to Indian Missions for Processing Applications

6.       Website of the University Grants Commission of India for the List of Recognised Universities

and Colleges

At the same Site, you click for the list of Indian Universities where ICCR scholars usually secure admission. The list contains contact details of International Students’ Advisors (ISAs) / Deans of Students’ Welfare as well as website links of general information of interest to foreign students.


CONTACT DETAILS; STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP     The  High Commission, Embassy and/or Consul General of India in your country of citizenship, birth, temporary or permanent residence. Also try to discuss matters with this highest ranking diplomatic representive of India in your country from the outset and/or keep him/her in the loop always. Sri Urmil Rawal, Consultant (Scholarships), 011-23379309, 23379310 Ext  2238,urmil.rawal@iccrindia.net

Smt. Naresh Kumari, SPD (ISD-II), 011-23379309, 23379310 Ext  1137, (Fax) 23378783, 23378216

Smt. Sulakshna Bhatia, PD (ISD-1), 011-23379309, 23379310 Ext 1135,sulkshana.bhatia@iccrindia.net

Shri Tejveer Singh, PD (Afghan Scholarships), 011-23379309, 23379310 Ext 3324

At http://www.iccrindia.net/contact.html, you will find the contact details of a range of ICCR officials under the sub headings ‘NAME & DESIGNATION, OFFICE NUMBERS & E-MAIL.

 KEEPING ABREAST OF ICCR HAPPENINGSYou get onto the ICCR mailing list/data baseof the ICCRD by completing the required information and sending it at http://www.iccrindia.net/mailinglist.html 



Please go to http://www.iccrindia.net/scholarshipschemes.html to see which is funded by whom, the number slots available for each (there were 3365 in accordance with information accessed 16 Jan 2014) and the type of courses or study  program.

  1. General Cultural Scholarship Scheme
  1. Scholarships under bilateral Cultural Exchange Programmes (CEP Scholarship/EEP/MOU)only where valid CEPs is in force
  1. Scholarships for students from Commonwealth Countries (ICCR’s Commonwealth Scholarship Plan)
  1. Special Scholarship Scheme for Mauritian Nationals (TC Division)
  1. Scholarship Scheme for Training in Indian Music and Dance (ICCR Scholarship Scheme)
  1. Global Studies Programme
  1. Scholarship Scheme for Bangladeshi Nationals – Bangladesh Scholarship Scheme
  1. Scholarship Scheme for Sri Lankan Nationals – Nehru Memorial Scholarship Scheme
  1. Scholarship for students from SAARC Countries – SAARC Scholarship Scheme
  1. Scholarships for students from African Countries – Africa Scholarship Scheme
  1. Scholarship for students from IOR – ARC Countries (IOR-ARC Scholarship Scheme) not valid 2014 onwards
  1. Scholarships for students from Mekong Ganga Co-operation (MGC) Countries – (Mekong Ganga Co-operation Scholarship Scheme)
  1. Scholarships for Afghan Nationals – Afghan Scholarship Scheme
  1. Scholarship for Nepalese Nationals (also known as Silver Jubilee Scholarship Scheme)
  1. Scholarships for Mongolian Nationals – Aid to Mongolia Scholarship Scheme
  1. Scholarships for Bhutanese Nationals – Aid to Bhutan Scholarship Scheme
  1. Scholarships for Maldivian Nationals – Aid to Maldives Scholarship Scheme
  1. Scholarships to Bangladeshi Nationals – India Scholarship (Bangladesh) Scheme


  1. Nehru Memorial Scholarship Scheme
  1. Maulana Azad Scholarship Scheme
  1. Rajiv Gandhi Scholarship Scheme
  1. Ayush Scholarships to study Indian Traditional Medicine Systems such as Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha & Homeopathy (available for students from all Countries, though priority is given to those from BIMSTEC Countries)
  1. Ayush Scholarship Scheme for Non-BIMSTEC countries on behalf of Ayush Department to study in Indian Traditional Medicine Systems such as Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha & Homeopathy
  1. AYUSH Scholarships to study Indian Traditional Medicine Systems such as Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha & Homeopathy (for Malaysian Nationals)
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