Embassy of India, Kathmandu invites applications for scholarships on prescribed Application Form from Nepalese nationals enrolled in Bachelor 1st year/1st semester of under graduate courses in recognized educational institutions in Nepal, during the academic year 2014-15. Two hundred (200) scholarships will be awarded under the scheme as per the following distribution:
i) Medical 50 (5 years course)

ii) Engineering 50 (4 years course)
iii) Other disciplines 100 (Scholarship will be restricted to 3 yrs only)
(B.Sc, B.A, BBS, B.Com, B.Ed, BBA )

2. Eligibility:
Candidate must be a Nepali citizen and have secured at least 70% marks in aggregate at the Intermediate (+2) level/ Class 12th and family income of the candidate must be less than NRs. 1, 20,000/- per annum. Note: Those who are receiving scholarship from any other institution are not eligible to apply. 
3. Age Limit:
Applicants should be between 17 and 22 years of age as on 1st July 2014.
4. Scholarship Amount:
Selected students in medical / engineering disciplines will get a scholarship of NRs. 4,000/-per month. The scholarship for students in other disciplines will be NRs. 3,000/- per month. The scholarship will be discontinued if the percentage of marks obtained by the awardees falls below 50% in each subsequent year or for any other reason that the Embassy may deem necessary. 
5. Selection Process:
i) Selection will be based on merit for the candidates who meet the eligibility criteria mentioned in paragraph 2 & 3 above. If necessary candidates will be interviewed at Kathmandu and Birgunj in Nepal.
ii) Names of selected candidates will be placed on Indian Embassy website and intimation to this effect will be given through advertisement in newspapers. 
Candidates are advised to interact solely with the Education Wing, Embassy of India, Kathmandu and CGI Birgunj for the scholarship scheme. The candidates should indicate their address and contact telephone numbers/ e-mail address clearly on the Application Form. Any change in address/ telephone number should also be intimated immediately through letter bearing candidate’s signature.
iii) 100 scholarships will be reserved for students belonging to districts (25) identified by Government of Nepal as educationally disadvantaged. These are Morang, Dhading, Sindhuli, Kavrepalanchok, Nawalparasi, Sindhupalchok, Rupandehi, Nuwakot, Kanchanpur, Dangdeukhuri, Sunsari, Banke, Makwanpur, Kapilvastu, Parsa, Saptari, Sarlahi, Rautahat, Mahottari, Dhanusha, Bara, Kailali, Bardiya, Siraha and Rasuwa.
iv) Children of retired/ serving Nepalese soldiers in Indian Army are required to furnish a certificate to this effect that he/she is a child of serving/ex-serviceman personnel of Indian Army and send their application through Asstt. Military Attache (Welfare), Embassy of India, Kathmandu.
v) Candidates belonging to or studying in Dhanusha, Mahottari, Sarlahi, Rautahat, Bara, Prasa, Makwanpur and Chitwan may send their applications to Consulate General of India, Shreepur, Birgunj. However, candidates from above districts presently studying in Kathmandu may submit their application to Education Wing, Embassy of India, Kathmandu. All other candidates should submit their application forms at Embassy of India, Kathmandu.
6. Instruction for filling Application Form
i) The Application Form may be downloaded from the Indian Embassy website and should be filled-in legibly, preferably typed and should be submitted in one (01) copy only.

ii) Candidates should attach one attested photograph, attested photocopies of citizenship certificate, mark-sheet of class XII (Transcript only) and parental income certificate issued by CDO/VDC only where the student is studying. Original documents need not be attached at this stage. Candidates who are not in possession of citizenship certificates should enclose copy of citizenship certificate either of mother or of father. Dalits and physically challenged candidates should enclose a copy of certificate from CDO or district authorities to support their claim.
7. Application should be strictly in the format specified in the Indian Embassy website Incomplete application would be rejected. 
8. Application may be submitted either by post/courier (preferably) or personally (between 09:30-12:30 hrs on working days) to Education Wing, Embassy of India, P.O Box- 292, Kapurdhara Marg, Kathmandu not later than 21st Nov 2014.

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