Applications open for Indian scholarship

POSTED: 02/23/12 2:26 PM

GREAT BAY – The Embassy of India in Caracas, Venezuela, recently offered a full scholarship to a St. Martin student in the context of the friendly cooperation program launched in 1964 by the Government of India in which some 156 countries currently participate. To choose the candidate for this India Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) scholarship, the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs, Dr. Rhoda Arrindell, has decided to invite suitable candidates to apply for nomination for the scholarship which will include all expenditures such as airfare, course fee, accommodation, allowances, etc., being taken care of by the Government of India for the selected candidate.

Applicants must fulfill the admission criteria for the courses they intend to study, must have a working knowledge of English needed to follow the course, must be between 25 to 45 years of age and they must be medically fit to undertake the training. Government officials, people from the public and private sectors, universities, Chambers of Commerce and Industry, etc. may apply for the scholarship.

Application forms can be obtained online at: http://itec.mea.gov.in/how%20to%20apply.html. Details about the ITEC program and the list of courses are also available at the website: www.embindia.org. The forms must be filled in carefully, without leaving any column incomplete or blank. An undertaking by the applicant and certification from his/her employer (Part II of Application Form) are mandatory. The duly completed forms must be submitted no later than Monday, March 5, 2012, to the Head of Study Financing Division, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs, Vlaun Building, #3, N. Debrot Street, Philipsburg, St. Martin. The decision to accept applications/nominations or not rests solely with the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.

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