The Embassy of India, Kathmandu provides 200 meritorious Nepali students the Government of India’s prestigious Golden Jubilee Scholarship Scheme for 2017-2018.
Embassy of India, Kathmandu felicitated the selected 200 meritorious Nepali students and presented to them Certificate of Merit for the Golden Jubilee Scholarship.
Foreign Secretary of Nepal Shanker Das Bairagi was the Chief Guest. Ambassador of India to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri congratulated the selected students and advised them to achieve personal and professional fulfilment, which will contribute to further deepening and strengthening India-Nepal relations. Senior officers from the Government of Nepal’s Ministry of Education; and select Vice Chancellors, Deans, Registrars, and Professors from various Universities and Colleges attended the program.
The Scholarship Scheme enables selected Nepali students to continue studying M.B.B.S., B.E., B.Sc., B.A., B.Ed., B.B.A. and other under-graduate courses at various Universities and Colleges in Nepal.
In 2002, the Government of India started the Golden Jubilee Scholarship Scheme for meritorious Nepali Students to mark the completion of 50 years of India-Nepal Economic Cooperation that started in 1951.
According to a press release issued by Indian Embassy, at the inception of this scheme, 50 Nepali students were awarded the scholarship. In the year 2007, the numbers of scholarships were increase to 100.
Since the year 2012, the numbers of scholarships have been doubled to 200. Under this scholarship scheme, an MBBS student receives NRs. 4000/- per month for five years, a BE student receives NRs. 4000/- per month for four years, and a student studying in other under-graduate courses receives NRs. 3000/- per month for three years. So far more than 2150 Nepali students have benefitted from the Golden Jubilee Scholarship Scheme from across 77 districts of Nepal.
According to a press release issued by Indian Embassy, these Scholarships are part of India’s effort to support human resources development in Nepal for the overall socio-economic development of Nepal and Nepali people. The Government of India provides a total of about 3000 scholarships in Medical, Science, Agriculture, Arts, Veterinary Sciences, Pharmacology, Computer Science, Nursing disciplines to study in Universities and Colleges in Nepal and in India.