Embassy of India
The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, Government of India, has introduced a scheme called Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children(SDPC) to assist Persons of Indian Origins(PIOs) and Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) in pursuing Under Graduate courses in Indian Universities/Institutes.
2. The salient features of the scholarship programme (SPDC) are as follows:-
i) Scholarships are being offered for Undergraduate courses in disciplines viz. Engineering/Architecture/Technology, Humanities/Liberal Arts, Commerce, Management, Computers, Journalism, Hotel Management, Agriculture/Animal Husbandry, Sciences, Law, Ayurveda, B.Sc. Nursing, B.PT, B. Pharmacy.
ii) The programme is open only to PIOs/NRIs having a larger concentration of Indian Diaspora.
iii) Candidates would be eligible for the grant of scholarship only if total monthly family income of parents does not exceed an amount equivalent to US$ 4,000/-.
iv) 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.
v) The last date for receipt of duly filled in prescribed application is 30th September, 2018.
vi) Candidates would be selected on the basis of their performance in the qualifying examination (equivalent to plus 2 stages in India).
Note: Detailed guidelines and application form are available on