The Indian Embassy awarded 200 Golden Jubilee Scholarships to meritorious Nepali students

The Indian Embassy in Nepal on Wednesday awarded 200 Golden Jubilee Scholarships to meritorious Nepali students for continuing different undergraduate courses at colleges and universities.

Awarding the certificates to the college students in Kathmandu, Nepal’s Secretary of Education Khaga Raj Baral stated, India has been offering beneficial support for the growth and development of education in Nepal.

He claimed, with the Government of India scholarships, Nepali students have excelled in numerous fields also it has really helped in human resource development of Nepal. In his address, Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Manjeev Singh Puri well-advised students to achieve personal and professional fulfilment.

He claimed, it is going to contribute towards Nepal’s socio-economic development and will further deepen and strengthen India-Nepal relations.

This current year the scholarships recipients covered for 36 undergraduate courses which includes MBBS, BDS, BE, BSc, BBA and BCom etc. The college students have been shortlisted from 50 districts of Nepal. They can include around 45 percent of girls and 8 percent differently able students.

The Government of India had begun the esteemed Golden Jubilee Scholarship Scheme in 2002 to mark the completion of 50 years of India-Nepal Economic Cooperation.

Under this scheme, an MBBS/BDS student obtains 4000 Nepali Rupees (NRs.) per month for five years, a BE student will get 4000 NRs. per month for four years and then students studying in other under-graduate courses obtain 3000 NRs. per month for three years . Until now much more than 2350 Nepali students have been awarded the Golden Jubilee Scholarships from across 77 districts of Nepal.

The Government of India offers a total 3000 scholarships in Medical, Science, Veterinary Sciences, Pharmacology, Dental science, Agriculture, Engineering, Arts, Commerce, Science, Computer Science, Nursing and many other disciplines to study in Universities and Colleges in Nepal and India.

These valuable Scholarships are part of India’s endeavours to support human resources development in Nepal for the overall socio-economic development of the Himalayan nation and their people.

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