Scholarship for Nepalese Nationals (also known as Silver Jubilee Scholarship Scheme)

The Indian council for cultural relations known as ICCR was founded by the Independent India’s first education minister Maulana Abul Kalam in 1950. The ICCR has many other objectives which include promoting ICCR’s cultural exchange programmes, strengthening relations with other countries in cultural field, and develop/establish International and national relationships through cultural exchange programs.

About ICCR

Of the many cultural exchange programmes the ICCR has introduced, the most popular and important one is the scholarship programme for the students of the various foreign countries aiding them with financial assistance to pursue their aspirations and dreams.

A number of ICCR scholarships for the overseas students are given under its various 24 scholarship schemes. The students which are offered these scholarships include Mongolia, Nepal, Bhutan, Iran, Israel, Afghanistan, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, Asia, Africa, South America, Central America, and many others.

The ICCR has contributed to all the students from the overseas countries in their pursuance of under-graduate, post graduate, doctoral, post doctoral studies. The research level courses are also provided under some chosen scholarship schemes. The ICCR has offered scholarships for the professional courses like engineering, medicine( to few countries), pharmacy, business administration, and accountancy.

Silver Jubilee Scholarship Scheme

Under the silver Jubilee scholarship scheme, the ICCR in association with Embassy of India, Kathmandu invites scholarship applications for the Nepalese nationals who wish of pursuing the post-graduate, PhD courses in leading Indian Universities and Institutions for the academic year 2013-2014.

The post-graduate courses include the following courses for post-graduate (MBA, MSc, MCA, MA) and PhD in most of the courses except engineering, Agriculture, medical and para-medical courses.

Criteria Of Eligibility:

  1. The candidates must have secured 60 percentile in the Graduation level from a recognised Institution/university with a minimum of 60 percentile of English in class xii to pursue post graduate level of education.
  2. The age limit for the students pursuing graduation is 30 years. Should opt for compatible courses at bachelor’s level.
  3. The students opting for PhD courses should have done post graduation from a recognised university/ Institute with decent academic records.


The candidates who are selected will be interviewed at Kathmandu, Birgunj, Biratnagar. To get more information about the scholarship, the candidates are advised to interact with Embassy of India, Kathmandu or the respective education wings at Birgunj and Biratnagar.

The candidate’s selection is based on the interview performance and the academic record. Though the candidates may get nominated by the Embassy of India, it does not guarantee admission to Indian Universities.

The confirmation from the university in the form of a receipt will only be considered for the admission to the university by the embassy of India. Submission of incorrect information may lead to forfeiture of the scholarship at any stage of the application time.