KATHMANDU, March 14: The Indian Embassy on Wednesday awarded 200 Golden Jubilee Scholarships to meritorious Nepali students for continuing their studies in various undergraduate courses at Universities and Colleges in Nepal for the academic year 2018-2019. The embassy has informed that this year, the scholarships recipients of the Indian grant cover 36 undergraduate courses and come from 50 districts of Nepal.
The certificates of the scholarship were awarded to the students by Education Secretary Khaga Raj Baral who was the chief guest on the Golden Jubilee Scholarship Day celebration in the capital on Wednesday.
At the program, Ambassador of India to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri congratulated the students and advised them to achieve personal and professional fulfillment, which will contribute towards Nepal's socio-economic development and will further deepen and strengthen India-Nepal relations.
Under this scholarship scheme, an MBBS/BDS student receives IRs 4000 per month for five years, a BE student receives IRs 4000 per month for four years, and a student studying in other under-graduate courses receives IRs 3000 per month for three years. So far more than 2350 Nepali students have been awarded the Golden Jubilee Scholarships from across 77 districts of Nepal.