IIT Kharagpur to Start Scholarship Programme for SAARC Students From This Year

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Selected students will be provided airfare, tuition fee, living expenses, local transportation as well as medical insurance.

Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur is launching a full scholarship programme for students from the SAARC region – Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, the Maldives and Sri Lanka – from this academic year.

Full-time students from across all levels—undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral studies can apply for this programme, ET reported.

IIT Kharagpur will be reaching out to universities and embassies of these countries directly as well as through the ministry of external affairs with details regarding the enrolment in the programme.

The institute will take 10 students in the first batch of the programme, with funding from IIT Kharagpur alumnus and US-based petrochemical industrialist Asoke Dey Sarkar.

Asoke Dey Sarkar International Program

The first edition, named the Asoke Dey Sarkar International Program, or ADSIP, will provide funding for the students’ airfare, tuition fee, living expenses, local transportation as well as medical insurance, the ET report said.

Candidates can explore the courses and research areas and identify experts at IIT Kharagpur as mentors. Along with formal application, they have to appear for a video interview.

IIT Kharagpur will provide a transcript of the academic work to every visiting student along with the syllabus and pedagogical details.