Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children (SPDC) was introduced in 2006-07 to make higher education, in Indian Universities/Institutes in different fields (except medical and related courses) in India, accessible to the children of Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) & Non-resident Indians (NRIs) and promote India as a centre for higher studies. A third category of children of Indian workers in ECR (Emigration Check Required) countries was included under the Scheme in 2015-16. Ministry offered 150 scholarship every year under the Scheme, out of which, 50 are reserved for PIOs, 50 for NRIs and 50 are reserved for Children of Indian workers in ECR countries (Afghanistan, Bahrain, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and Yemen). Further, out of the 50 slots which are reserved for Children of Indian workers in ECR countries, 1/3 (17) slots are reserved for children of Indian workers in ECR countries who are studying in India. The SPDC Scheme is applicable in selected 69 countries.
Under SPDC scheme financial assistance for specific undergraduate courses in Professional and Non-Professional courses (except Medical and related courses)is provided towards tuition fee, admission fee and post admission services. The scheme is applicable to NRIs and PIOs from 66 countries.
Under the Scheme, students are awarded scholarship up to USD 4000 per annum towards payment of tuition fee, hostel fee, admission fee and other fee except food charges for under-graduate courses in Engineering, Technology, Humanities, Liberal, Arts, Commerce, Management, Journalism, Hotel Management, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and some other courses.
- FAQ link: https://spdcindia.gov.in/login/faq.php
- Guideline & Application form: https://spdcindia.gov.in/login/guideline.php
- Contact Details:
Telephone: +91-11-4901 8371