Government of India launched a scheme called “Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children” (SPDC), in the academic year 2006-2007, for the children of Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) to assist them in pursuing Under Graduate courses in Indian Universities/Institutes.
Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children (SPDC) is applicable to Children of NRIs/PIOs/OCIs in 66 countries for undergraduate programmes. The scheme is applicable to the following four categories:
- a) Children of Persons of Indian Origin
- b) Children of Non-Resident of Indians
- c) Children of Indian workers working in ECR countries studying abroad &
- d) Children of Indian workers in ECR countries – studying in India
SPDC for the academic year 2017-18 is going to be launched on 17th July, 2017. The last date of submission of applications online is 30.09.2017. The guidelines and details of the scholarship program are available in the link below: