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1000 Integrated PhD Fellowships to ASEAN students at IITs

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Consulate General of India, Bali

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1000 Integrated PhD Fellowships to ASEAN students at IITs

In implementation of announcement made in January 2018 at the 25th Anniversary ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit in New Delhi, Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India had announced India's offer of upto 1000 integrated PhD Fellowships for ASEAN students in the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). External Affairs Minister , Dr. S. Jaishankar and Minister of Human Resource Development, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank', formally launched the Fellowship Programme on Monday, September 16, 2019.

IIT Delhi is the coordinating IIT for the fellowship programme. Please visit http://asean.iitd.ac.in to know more about the application and admission process. ASEAN students can log in to the portal to apply for PhD programmes of their choice at various IITs.

The first batch of the ASEAN students will be admitted in January 2020. Admissions under the programme will be staggered over three academic years i.e. 2019-2020, 2020-2021 and 2021-2022. MHRD will provide scholarships to ASEAN students at par with Indian PhD scholars, along with a yearly research grant, as applicable. IITs will make a small provision to cover living expenses of selected students from their own budgetary resources.

The fellowship programme at a total budget outlay of INR 300 crore (approximately USD 45 million) is the single-largest capacity development initiative of India in its partnership with ASEAN. 

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