Under a scheme to boost Human Resource Development, Government of India has provided 200 scholarships, to students of Nepal on the basis of performance and merit.
Education Minister of Nepal Chitralekha Yadav and Indian Ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae have together offered Scholarship amount and certificate of merits to the 12th batch of the Golden Jubilee Scholarship recipients in a function that held at Kathmandu.
The Indian Government introduced the Golden Jubilee Scholarship Scheme in 2002 with an aim to honor the 50th year of Economic Cooperation between India and Nepal, as told by a statement of Indian Embassy.
Beginning from 50 Nepalese receiving the scholarship initially, for different undergraduate courses in Nepal, the number reached to 100 in 2007. Afterward, since 2012, the number of scholarships has been doubled to 200. With the number of Scholarship recipients, the number of monthly stipends also increased for various courses.
Furthermore, India is also extending some 3,000 scholarships to students of Nepalese through the Embassy in Nepal.
The scholarships are offered for a range of courses, including medical, agriculture, sciences, law, arts, veterinary sciences, pharmacology, computer sciences etc at both Under Graduate and Post Graduate levels.