India announces scholarships for Sri Lankan students

March 2, 2022 at 3:17 PM

The High Commission of India in Colombo has announced ICCR scholarships for the 2022-2023 academic sessions:

Issuing a statement, the High Commission announced the following scholarships for Sri Lankan students.

  • Nehru Memorial Scholarship Scheme:  This scheme covers all Undergraduate courses (except Medical/Paramedical, Fashion Design & Law courses) including Engineering, Science, Business, Economics, Commerce, Humanities and Arts.
  • Maulana Azad Scholarship Scheme: Masters Degrees courses (except Medical/Paramedical, Fashion Design & Law courses) including Engineering, Science, Economics, Commerce, Humanities and Arts. However, preference would be given to the fields of Engineering, Science and Agriculture.
  • Rajiv Gandhi Scholarship Scheme: Undergraduate courses in the field of ‘Information Technology’ leading to a B.E or B.Tech Degree.

The High Commission said the Government of India selects meritorious Sri Lankan nationals for award of these scholarships. 

Selection of candidates is done in consultation with the Ministry of Education, Government of Sri Lanka, to pursue undergraduate and postgraduate Degrees in some of the topmost universities in India. 

All scholarships cover full tuition fees for the entire duration of the course, monthly sustenance allowance, and annual grant for books & stationary. The Selected candidates would also be provided a hostel facility inside the campus. 

Besides, all ICCR scholars in India are provided, airfare to the nearest destination in India and an annual grant for educational tours to various parts of the country, apart from several other auxiliary benefits. 

The Indian High Commission said the necessary details are available on the website of the Ministry of Education at

Prospective students are advised to approach the Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka, or High Commission of India, Colombo to learn more about the eligibility criteria and selection procedure. (NewsWire)