The Scholarship Program for Diaspora Children (SPDC) was launched by the erstwhile Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs of India, now merged with the Ministry of External Affairs,in the academic year 2006-07 for the wards of Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) to assist them in pursuing UnderGraduate courses in Indian Universities. The SPDC Scheme is applicable to undergraduate studies in Professional and Non-Professional courses (except Medical and related courses).
The Courses of study are Engineering/Architecture/
The scholarship amount is given for payment of tuition fee, admission fee and post admission services including hostel fee but excluding payment of food charges. In the First Year partial financial assistance is up to 75% of the total Institutional Economic Cost subject to a maximum of US$ 4000 per annum in respect of NITs and other institutions covered under Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA) Scheme.
The interested candidates can log on to www.spdcindia.gov.in for details and apply on the portal at the latest by 10 December 2023. Please note that applications in any other format or in hard copy will not be accepted.