Overseas Indian Affairs Overseas Indian Affairs

Scholarship Programmes for Diaspora Children

Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children (SPDC) was introduced in the academic year 2006-2007 with the objective to make higher education in India accessible to the children of overseas Indians and promote India as a centre for higher studies.

Under the scheme, 100 PIO/NRI students are awarded scholarship of up to US$ 4,000 per annum for undergraduate courses in Engineering, Technology, Humanities, Liberal Arts, Commerce, Management, Journalism, Hotel Management, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and some other courses.

The scheme is open to NRIs/PIOs from over 40 countries having substantial Indian Diaspora population. The applications from the students who meet the prescribed eligibility criteria may be sent to the Indian Missions / Posts abroad. These applications are evaluated and shortlisted by selection committee consisting of officers from Ministry of HRD, Ministry and Ed.CIL (India) an autonomous body under Ministry of HRD.

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1 Revision of Guidelines for SPDC Scheme 2016-17 Notice Inviting Applications for Scholarships under Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children 2016-17(115 KB)
2 Notice Inviting Applications for Scholarships under Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children 2016-17 Notice Inviting Applications for Scholarships under Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children 2016-17(147 KB)
3 No Scholarship for fresh batch during 2015-16 No Scholarship for fresh batch during 2015-16(406 KB)
4 Merit List of SPDC-2014 Merit List of SPDC-2014(212 KB)
5 Merit List of SPDC-2015 Merit List of SPDC-2015(112 KB)
6 Guideline and Application form 2013-14 Guideline and Application form 2013-14(194 KB)
7 Guideline and Application form 2014-15 Guideline and Application form 2014-15(457 KB)