ITEC and TCS Colombo Plan
Through the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) program (85 slots) and the Technical Cooperation Scheme of the Colombo Plan (60 slots) a total of 145 short, medium and long term training slots are being provided to Bhutan in 2012-13 for upgrading administrative and
technical skills of their personnel.
Trainees are provided with airfare, tuition fee, accommodation and living allowance by the GOI. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, RGOB is the nodal agency for nomination under this program. Online application for the training courses under these schemes are administered by the Embassy of India, Thimphu through the Technical Cooperation Division of the Ministry of External Affairs,
Government of India.
For details of the training courses available log onto http://www.mea.gov.in/ITEC/TCS CP
Sainik school scholarship
Under this GOI Scheme, each year, 10 slots are provided to young Bhutanese students for admission into class VI in different Sainik Schools in India. All expenditure of the scholarship holders is borne by GOI. A written entrance examination is conducted in Thimphu by the Indian Embassy. Selected candidates are then further interviewed in India, prior to their
placement in various Sainik Schools.
Awarded to meritorious and deserving Bhutanese students who are already studying in various schools/colleges in India on self financing basis. Interested students can apply directly to the Embassy in the prescribed application form, which should be counter-signed by the Head of the College/Institute where they are studying, prior to its submission to the
Embassy of India, Thimphu.
Professional Course for Foreign Diplomats
The Foreign Service Institute, New Delhi conducts six week Professional
Courses for Foreign Diplomats, three to four times each year. Under this
program, the trainees are provided airfare, tuition fee, accommodation
and living allowances by the GOI. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, RGOB is
given one vacancy on each course.
For more details, you can access
FSI website at
SAARC Scholarship Scheme
Under this Scheme, the Government of India offers one fellowship and two scholarships for meritorious Bhutanese nationals. It also offers a Chair to a SAARC member country on rotational basis. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, RGoB is the nominating authority for this scheme. The applications are routed through the SAARC Secretariat,
Kathmandu directly to ICCR, New Delhi.
Nehru Wangchuk Scholarship Scheme
The prestigious Nehru Wangchuk Scholarship Scheme was initiated in 2009 and implemented from the academic session 2010-11. This Scheme was instituted to further strengthen the already existing friendly relations between the two countries. It is an open scholarship for deserving and talented Bhutanese nationals to undertake studies in selected and premier Indian Institutions. The Scholars selected under this Scheme receive attractive stipend and other remunerations. The courses covered are graduate, post graduate degrees or diplomas with priority accorded to postgraduate professional studies. RCSC is the nodal agency for implementation of this Scheme. As of now 12 Bhutanese students are pursuing their higher studies in India under this scheme and another twenty are going to be
selected for the Academic year 2012-13.
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