Sunday, November 24, 2013

General Cultural/SAARC Scholarship Scheme for 2013-14 session for Under- Graduate Courses from Embassy of India, Kathmandu and CGI, Birgunj/Embassy of India, Camp Office, Biratnagar

Embassy of India, Kathmandu invites applications on prescribed form from Nepalese nationals desirous of pursuing under-graduate courses i.e. i.e BBA, BCA, BA (Hons), B.Com, B.Sc (Hospitality and Hotel Management) and BA (Music/Performing Arts)  in Indian Universities for the academic year 2014-15.

> Applicants must have passed Class 12 or equivalent examination with compatible subject in class XII and have secured minimum of 60% marks in aggregate as well as in English
> Applicants should be between 17 to 22 years as on 1st July, 2014. 
> For Music: Photographs of their performances, audio/video cassettes or CD’s.
> For Fine Arts: Photographs of arts and sculpture.

Selection Process:
(i) The short-listed candidates will be informed individually for interview, which will be conducted in Kathmandu / Birgunj / Biratnagar. They are advised to interact solely with the Education Wing, Embassy of India, Kathmandu or Consulate General of India, Birgunj or Embassy of India, Camp Office, Biratnagar about the scholarship. The candidates should indicate their address and contact telephone numbers / e-mail address clearly in the prescribed column of the application form.  Any change in address / telephone number should also be intimated immediately through a letter

(ii) Selection will be based on the applicant’s academic record and performance in the interview. However, nomination of a candidate by the Embassy does not guarantee admission to any Indian college/university for the above courses. Confirmation of admission by the Embassy will be given only after receipt of the same from the concerned Indian University.
Request for change of college/ institution or transfer of scholarship  after placement will not be entertained. If candidates withdraw or reject the scholarship offered by the Embassy due to non-placement in a college/institution of their choice, they will be debarred from future scholarship of the Embassy.

(iii) Submission of incorrect information/Incomplete application forms by the candidate may result in forfeiture of the scholarship at any stage.

(iv)Candidates belonging to Bara, Parsa, Rautahat, Dhanusa, Mahottari, Sarlahi, Makwanpur and Chitwan districts should submit their applications to Consulate General of India, Shreepur, Birgunj

(v)Similarly candidates of Siraha, Udaypur, Saptari, Sunsari, Morang, Dhankuta, Jhapa and IIlam should submit their forms at Embassy of India, Camp Office, Biratnagar.

(vi)Candidates belonging to rest of Nepal should submit their application forms to Embassy of India, Kathmandu.

Instructions for filling form:
i) The application form may be downloaded from the Indian Embassy website filled in legibly, preferably typed alongwith attested mark-sheet of class XII, transcript and citizenship certificate duly translated in English, which should be certified by Notary Public in six copies. Originals need not be attached at this stage.

ii) Application forms may be submitted strictly in the format as specified in the Indian Embassy website at only one place i.e. either at Embassy of India, Kathmandu or at Consulate General of India, Shreepur, Birgunj or Embassy of India, Camp Office, Biratnagar alongwith the original counterfoil of Bank Voucher, showing that the application fee of NRs.400/- has been deposited in the Education Wing, Embassy of India, Kathmandu’s Account No. 17725240200331 of any Nepal SBI Bank, anywhere in Nepal or Consulate General of India, Shreepur, Birgunj or Embassy of India, camp, Biratnagar not later than  6th December 2013

Forms will be accepted on all working days between 1000 hrs to 1200 hrs at Embassy of India, Kathmandu. Application fee once deposited will not be refunded or adjusted under any circumstances.