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India to help 25

Salaseini Moceiwai
Monday, December 16, 2013

THE Indian High Commission will offer 25 scholarships to students who wish to pursue studies in India next year.

Indian High Commissioner Vinod Kumar said they were offering a wide range of courses at various renowned universities in India.

He said the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) allocated 25 slots under the General Scholarship Scheme for Fiji students for the academic year 2014-2015.

"Our application forms are now available and we are looking at sponsoring 25 students from Fiji," he said.

"We are happy to see that students continue to show their interest to study in India and this is somehow strengthening the Fiji-India relationship.

"The applicants will be shortlisted and we are expected to conduct interviews next month.

"Those successful candidates are expected to leave Fiji by mid-next year."

Mr Kumar said they would continue to sponsor students who want to study in India.

"A lot of students have returned with degrees and they usually study for two or three years.

"We put students in universities that offer their courses before sending them across.

"This is something we will closely monitor.

"We have faced a lot of problems in the past where students find difficulties in getting enrolled in universities because it doesn't offer the course they applied for," he said.

Students can pursue courses to attain a Bachelor of Science degree, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Commerce, Master of Business Administration and various courses in Indian classical dance, painting and sculpture, social science and humanities.