The Indian council for cultural relations, shortly known as ICCR is one of the apex bodies of the Government of India, involving itself in many of the programs being conducted by the government of India. The government of India came up with ICCR during the time of Independence. It was founded by the then Education minister, Maulana Abul Azad to help and strengthen the relationships between India and other foreign countries.
The ICCR has many facets to its organisation which promote the healthy growth of the national and international relationships and foster new avenues between India and various other countries. The ICCR’s main activity is offering scholarships to the students of foreign countries who wish to study in India. These scholarships are not just for arts, professional courses but also for the learning classical dance, music and sculpture.
Scholarship scheme for Bhutanese Nationals
The scholarship scheme for the Bhutanese nationals gives them the opportunity to pursue undergraduate course of engineering alone in India’s world-class institutions and leading universities.
The under-graduate course of Engineering is the only course which is offered under this scholarship scheme for the Bhutanese nationals.
Number of Scholarships
The number of scholarships offered under this scheme to the students of Bhutan is around 20. All these scholarships , as mentioned are for the students aspiring engineering course at the leading institutions and universities.
General Instructions to the Students
The candidates applying for the scholarships are advised to follow the following guidelines.
- Candidates are advised not to send in their applications to the ICCR directly but to the respective education wings of the country or the respective embassies.
- They should have sufficient knowledge on the language of English.
- The candidates should avail a proper visa. They should apply and get the correct visa from the embassy of India at the respective country.
- The students and scholars applying for the Indian universities should get full briefing from the Indian Diplomatic mission about the living conditions, duration of the course, the scholarship details and the type of the scholarship scheme.
- The scholars are advised to communicate the information about their travel well in advance to the Indian embassy. This gives the opportunity to the ICCR to make arrangements and accommodation for the students well in advance.
- During the time of admission, the candidates are advised to bring all the original documents to the university/college/institution for verification.
- Sometimes, the priority is given to the students who have never been or studied in India.