EMBASSY OF INDIA
Jawaharlal Nehru Cultural Centre
STUDYING IN INDIA
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA SCHOLARSHIP SCHEMES ADMINISTERED BY
INDIAN COUNCIL FOR CULTURAL RELATIONS
The Embassy of India, Moscow and Consulates General of India in St. Petersburg and Vladivostok invite applications from the citizens of the Russian Federation for studying in India under scholarship schemes of the Government of India administered by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations New Delhi for the academic year 2017-18. The salient features of the scholarship schemes are as under –
a) The scholarships are available to pursue under-graduate/post-graduate/ doctoral courses in all disciplines in recognized Indian institutions/ universities including courses in the field of Indian dance and music. No scholarships are available for pursuing courses in medical sciences (MBBS/MD).
b) Only a limited number of scholarship slots are available on offer. Therefore, submission of application form does not guarantee grant of scholarship.
c) The concerned institution/university decides on the eligibility of a student to a particular course and the right to accept or reject any application rests with them. Therefore, students should ensure that he/she is eligible for admission to the course which he/she intends to pursue and note that submission of application form does not guarantee grant of admission.
d) Applicant should be proficient in the English language (reading/writing/speaking) as English is used as the medium of instructions in all the courses in Indian academic institutions.
e) The application form along with detailed guidelines can be downloaded from the Scholarship Schemes Forms on ICCR website link http://www.iccr.gov.in/content/general-scholarships-scheme-gss. Students are requested to go through the guidelines carefully before filling-up the form. The application form should be accompanied with copies of documents pertaining to qualifications etc. with notarized/ attested English translation. The students are required to submit six sets of application forms.
f) The students are paid stipend, Annual Contingency Allowance, medical expenses, tuition/other compulsory fees, house rent allowance etc. as per rules and norms of ICCR. The current rate of these allowances can be seen on page 8 of the Guidelines for the Scholarship.
g) The student has to arrange for to and fro air-ticket to avail the scholarship. Airfare will not be provided under any circumstances.
h) Students should note that they will be allowed to return to their country only after completion of their course. In case a student does not complete his/her course and return to his country before completion of the course, he/she would be bound to reimburse the expenses incurred by the Government of India on awarding the scholarship to him during the period of his/her stay in India, e.g. registration/tuition/college fees, stipend, Annual Contingency Allowance, charges for hostel/private accommodation etc. immediately on return from India. During vacations or emergencies, a student can visit his country in between his course at his/her own expenses subject to the permission of his/her Institute/College, ICCR and after completing other formalities with the concerned Immigration Authorities.
i) As far as possible, Institutes/Colleges provide hostel accommodation and in case the hostel accommodation is not available, they help in finding private accommodation.
j) Applications should be submitted to the Jawaharlal Nehru Cultural Centre, Embassy of India, 9 Vorontosovo Polye, Moscow. The last date of submission of application forms is the 30th January 2017.
k) The Embassy of India/CGI St. Petersburg/CGI Vladivostok reserves its right to accept or reject any application without assigning any reason.