As announced by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Nepal on 3-4 August, 2014, Indian Embassy established of the ‘Bharat-Nepal Shiksha Maitri Karyakram’ for Nepalese students pursuing Undergraduate/ Post-graduate courses in various disciplines in Nepal.
"The programme, fully funded by the Government of India, envisages visits of Nepalese students to prestigious universities of India in batches of about 20 each for 4-6 weeks. The programme will provide opportunities to the young minds to better understand different facets of life in India and India-Nepal relations. This, in turn, will further promote closer ties and friendly relations between the peoples of our two countries," said press release issued by Indian Embassy.
"The Embassy is happy to announce that the first batch of students under the ‘Bharat-Nepal Maitri Shiksha Karyakram’ is leaving for India. According to a press release, the students are visiting one of the most prestigious and oldest universities of India, ‘Calcutta University’ from 1-25 November.
Nepalese president Dr. Ram Baran Yadav, the first President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad; President of India, Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President of India, M. Hamid Ansari are among the distinguished alumni of this renowned University.
The program includes field trips to places of historical and cultural importance in Kolkata, participation in educational events and interaction with leading local personalities.