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Celebration of the 22nd Golden Jubilee Scholarship Day at the Embassy of India, Kathmandu on 15th March 2024

Posted on: March 15, 2024

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Celebration of the 22nd Golden Jubilee Scholarship Day at the Embassy of India, Kathmandu on 15th  March 2024

The Embassy of India, Kathmandu celebrated the 22nd Golden Jubilee Scholarship Day on 15 March 2024. Around 200 students enthusiastically participated in the celebrations.

Prof Dr. Gyanendra Giri, Vice Chancellor of  BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan; Prof Dr. Subarna Lal Bajracharya, Vice Chancellor of Lumbini Buddhist University, Lumbini; Prof Dr Bhola Thapa, Vice Chancellor of Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel; Prof Dr. Punya Prasad Regmi, Vice Chancellor of Agricultural & Forestry University, Chitwan; Prof Dr. Sailesh Mani Pokhrel, Vice Chancellor of Purbanchal University, Biratnagar and Prof Dr. Amar Prasad Yadav, Vice Chancellor of Rajarshi Janak University, Janakpur also graced the occasion with their presence. Deans,  Registrars, principals of eminent schools and senior officials from the  Government of Nepal also attended the program.

First batch of 9 meritorious Golden Jubilee scholars were awarded Ambassador’s Golden Jubilee Scholarship Roll of Honour by Ambassador of India to Nepal, Shri Naveen Srivastava.

Ambassador in his speech congratulated the awardees of 22nd Batch of Golden Jubilee Scholarship scheme and meritorious students of the first edition  Ambassador’s Roll of Honour and motivated the students to excel in their respective fields. He also underlined the opportunities that would be created for youth by engaging and collaborating in  start up ecosystem, incubation centres etc in India, and encouraged students to seek sectors to collaborate.

 The prestigious Golden Jubilee Scholarship was established in the year 2002 to mark 50 years of India-Nepal economic cooperation. Over the years, the number of scholarship awardees have increased to 200. Under this scholarship scheme, an MBBS/BDS student receives NRs. 4000/- per month for five years, a BE student receives NRs. 4000/- per month for four years, and a student studying in other undergraduate courses like BA, BEd, B.Pharmacy, BSc Agriculture, BBA, BBM and BBS receives NRs. 3000/- per month for three years.

More than 3300 Nepali student from all 77 districts of Nepal have benefitted from this scholarship scheme. The current batch of scholarship awardees are from 76 districts of Nepal, with 32% of the scholars being girls. 5 differentially abled students have also been selected this year.

The Government of India provides around 1600 scholarships in medicine, engineering, dental science, management, commerce, nursing, Ayurveda, dance, theatre, performing arts and many other disciplines both in undergraduate and graduate streams to study in universities in Nepal and in India.  Since 2001, 38000 Nepali students have been direct beneficiaries of  Government of India Scholarships

India and Nepal are close and friendly neighbours, and have longstanding partnership in the field of education and capacity building.  The scholarships and capacity building programme form an integral part of India’s effort to partner in the human resource development of Nepal  for the overall socio-economic benefit of the region.

Kathmandu, Nepal
15 March 2024

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