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Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children Scheme
The Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children (SPDC) Scheme which was previously applicable to NRIs and PIOs for undergraduate programmes has been revamped. The scheme is applicable to following four categories of applicants:
a) Persons of Indian Origin
b) Non-Resident of Indians
c) Children of Indian workers working in ECR countries (which includes Jordan)
d) Children of Indian workers in ECR countries (which includes Jordan) – studying in India
The numbers of scholarships are 150,out of which 50 seats are reserved for (c) and (d) respectively.
2. The institutions that are covered under this scheme are:
(a) NITs, IIITs, Schools of Planning and Architecture
(b) ‘A’ Grade institutions accredited by NAAC and recognised by UGC
(c) Other institutions covered under DASA scheme.
3. Income criteria will be applicable to all four categories of applicants.
4. Applicants will seek scholarships after they obtain admission in the approved list of educational institutions
5. The online portal for SPDC enabling online submission of application, processing and an alumni network will “go live” shortly.