Inputs regarding Scholarship Programmes administered by ICCR for foreign students
India is known as education hub attracting international students from all over the world. Indian's diversity and vibrant history tender a broad range of options for students. With access both to such rich and divert, as well as, a rapidly growing country on the cutting edge of the technological revolution, studying in India has much to offer, whether an applicant interests Engineering, Computers, Philosophy, Politics or in Classics etc.
Indian Council for Cultural Relations with a mandate of administering scholarship programmes of Government of India annually awards about 3500 scholarship under 26 different schemes to foreign students from about 140 countries. ICCR administers 14 schemes for MEA and 3 schemes for Ministry of Ayush. The courses offered for studies are for under-graduation, post-graduation and M. Phil /PhD levels. In every academic year ICCR holds about 6000 + foreign students who are studying in various Central/States Universities, Institutes, NITs and Agricultural Institutions etc.
ln a step forward towards "Digital India" ICCR developed "Admissions to Alumni (A2A) Portal" to streamline and make the implementation of scholarship programme transparent. Portal was launched on 17th January 2018. With the introduction of the portal from the academic year 2018-19 onwards, not only implementation of scholarship programmes has digitized but also has offered wide choices to the aspiring foreign students. The portal contains all relevant information regarding ICCR sponsored scholarship schemes and other information like the name of the Indian Universities. courses offered by them and guideline of scholarship schemes etc.
In the current academic year 2018-19 approximately 2200 new foreign students have been confirmed for admission in various universities of India.