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Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India has announced Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children (SPDC) for academic year 2023-24 for pursuing undergraduate courses in several disciplines (except medical and related courses) in India. The scheme is open to the following two categories of applicants.

(a) Children of PIOs/OCIs/NRIs who have studied outside India in any of the countries .

(b) Children of Indian workers in ECR countries (who have studied in India or abroad).

2. 150 scholarships are offered under the SPDC scheme. 100 are earmarked for the children of NRIs/PIOs/OCIs and 50 are earmarked for the children of Indian workers in the ECR countries subject to fulfilling all the eligibility criteria.

3. SPDC Scheme is open to the applicants in the age group of 17 to 21 years as on 31st July, 2023.

4. Total monthly income of the parent(s) of the candidate applying under ‘NRI/PIO/OCI category’ should not exceed US$5000. Total monthly income of parents of candidate applying under ‘children of Indian workers in ECR countries category’ should not exceed US$3000. The applicant’s parents have to provide salary certificate from the employer (self-attested).

5.Candidateswho have passed the qualifying examination (10+2) and secured admission in an undergraduate course in the designated institutions in India and fulfill other eligibility criteria can apply for scholarship under SPDC by filling the online form and submitting documents on the SPDC portal https://spdcindia.gov.in

6. Courses covered under the scheme: Engineering, Architecture, Technology, Humanities, Liberal Arts, Commerce, Management, Computers, Journalism, Hotel Management, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Sciences, Law, Ayurveda, Nursing, Physiotherapy, Pharmacy.

7. For detailed guidelines on SPDC scheme for the Academic Session 2023-24, eligible candidates are advised to visit SDPC Portal (http://spdcindia.gov.in). Last date for submission of application form is 24 December 2023..

Detailed guidelines for admission may be seen at - https://spdcindia.gov.in/login/guideline.php