Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children from The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, Noida
The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA), Government of India, launched a scheme called the “Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children” (SPDC), in the academic year 2006-2007, for the wards of Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) to assist them in pursuing Under Graduate University Education in India. EdCIL (India) Limited, a Government of India Enterprise, has been designated as the “Nodal Agency” for implementation of the SPDC.
Scholarship shall be provided to 100 selected students as per the following distribution:
Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) – 50 (Fifty)
Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) – 50 (Fifty)
Applicants must posses the following academic qualification:
Qualifying Examination: The candidate must have passed the Senior Secondary (10+2) or equivalent examination from a system of education recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), with requisite subjects.
Minimum Marks in qualifying Examination: The candidate must have secured a minimum of 60% aggregate marks or equivalent grades in aggregate of all the subjects in the qualifying examination.
Subjects of Study in Qualifying Examination: The candidate must have studied the prescribed essential subjects at the qualifying examination level to pursue a particular course of study.
Applicants/candidates who have passed the qualifying examination or will be appearing in the qualifying examination in March/April 2010 can also apply, if they are otherwise eligible. Such candidates will, however, be admitted only if they are able to produce all the required testimonials to EdCIL (India) Limited, latest by 10th June, 2010 and have, otherwise, been selected based on their performance in the qualifying examination.
It shall be the responsibility of the candidates to ascertain whether they meet all the requisite criterion for admission. Eligibility of candidates, in doubtful cases, would be decided by EdCIL (India) Limited in consultation with the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA).
The courses of study are available in the following areas:
• Humanities/ Liberal Arts
• Management: BBA/BBM
• Computers: BCA
• Hotel Management
• Agriculture/Animal Husbandry
• Ayurveda etc.
Shortlisting and Selection Process
Selection process will be based exclusively on ‘MERIT’:
Receipt/Registration of Applications:
The Registration will be done on Receipt of APPLICATION FORM (Downloadable from EdCIL’s websites) along with the required documents latest by 10th June 2010, at EdCIL.
Short-listing and selection process will be based on the performance of the candidate in the qualifying examination which decides the eligibility to apply for the Scholarship Scheme. The candidates selected, on the basis of (i) their performance in the qualifying examination and (ii) fulfillment of the eligibility criterion may be admitted to the scholarship scheme and shall thereupon be eligible for assistance as per the scheme.
List of short-listed candidates will be posted on the website and the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (http://moia.gov.in/) and EdCIL (India) Ltd website (www.edcilindia.co.in and www.educationindia4u.nic.in ) on 30th June 2010.
Submission of Application Form:
(i) The prescribed Application Form is available at the end of this Brochure. Candidates are required to submit the Original Application Form (Hard copies only), complete in all respects to
The Project Manager (SPDC),
EdCIL (India) Limited
(A Government of India Enterprize)
P & S Division
Ed.CIL House-18-A, Sector-16-A
NOIDA – 201 301, UP, (India),
latest by 10th June 2010.
Applications received after 10th June 2010 shall not be considered and shall be summarily rejected. Applicants are advised to send their applications sufficiently in advance (after considering transit/postal time etc.) so as to ensure its delivery at EdCIL House, Noida in time. EdCIL (India)Ltd shall not be responsible for any postal delay.
Remember the deadline: 10th June 2010