Kathmandu, March 11, 2018: The Indian Embassy has awarded 200 Nepali students with India’s ‘Golden Jubilee Scholarship Scheme’ on March 9, 2018. This prestigious Golden Jubilee Scholarship Scheme was initiated by the Government of India in 2002 to boost the morale of Nepali students and help them pursue their MBBS, BE, BS.c, BA, B.Ed, BBA and undergraduate courses at various universities and colleges in Nepal.
Under this scholarship scheme, an MBBS student receives Rs 4,000 per month for five years while a BE student is provided Rs 4,000 per month for four years and a student studying in other under-graduate courses received Rs 3,000 per month for three years. So far more than 2,150 Nepali students have been benefitted from this scholarship scheme from across 77 districts of Nepal.
Shanker Das Bairagi, Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nepal and India’s Ambassador to Nepal, Manjeev Singh Puri, congratulated the recipients of the award for their selection for the award. On the occasion, they advised the students to achieve personal and professional fulfillment, which will contribute to further deepening and strengthening India-Nepal relations.
According to the Embassy, these scholarships are part of India’s effort to support human resources development in Nepal for the overall socio-economic development.