To support students who wish to study abroad, Government of India implements multiple schemes. In addition, many State Governments implement similar schemes.
Here is a listing of all such schemes by Government of India.
National Overseas Scholarship for Scheduled Tribe Students
The plan is actualised by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs and was planned amid the UPA government. Budgetary help is given to the worthy Scheduled Tribe understudies for seeking after Master level courses, Ph.D. what’s more, Post-Doctoral Research Programs in remote colleges in the field of Engineering, Technology and Science. An aggregate of twenty (20) grants would be given each year between the period 2017-18 to 2019-20. The family wage roof for benefiting this grant is Rs 6 lakh for each annum. The grant comprises of different segments like yearly upkeep stipend, yearly possibility and hardware recompense, survey charge, visa charge, accidental adventure costs, expenses, restorative protection premium, cost of air travel, cost of neighbourhood travel, residential travel help for going to meet.
National Overseas Scholarship for Scheduled Caste Students
The scheme is executed by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and was planned amid the UPA government. Budgetary help is given to the exemplary Scheduled Caste understudies for seeking after Master level courses and Ph.D. in outside colleges in the field of Pure and Applied Sciences, Social Science, Agricultural Science etc.A aggregate of hundred(100) grants would be given each year. The family salary roof for benefiting this grant is Rs 6 lakh for every annum. The grant comprises of different parts like yearly support recompense, yearly possibility and gear remittance, survey impose, visa charge, coincidental adventure costs, expenses, medicinal protection premium, cost of air travel, cost of nearby travel, local travel help for going to meet.
The Raman-Charpak Fellowship is together subsidized by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Government of France and was propelled in the year 2013. The plan intends to enhance the doctoral abilities of Indian and French understudies under which the kindred is given a chance to complete piece of their exploration work in a University/Research Institute situated in France or India separately. Science and Engineering Research Board, a statutory assemblage of Department of Science and Technology is executing the accompanying partnership programs notwithstanding the ones recorded previously.
Overseas Doctoral Fellowship Program
The objective of the scheme is to build national capacity where the talent supply of researchers in areas of interest to the country is sub-critical. Fellowship amount of $2000 per month is provided for a duration of 4 years, for undertaking the Doctoral Research Program in Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine from overseas top ranking universities in USA, UK and Canada.
Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship
The scheme aims to build national capacity in frontier areas of Science which are of interest to India. The applicant should have acquired PhD degree in Science and Engineering not earlier than the preceding two years from a recognized institution in India. Under the program, candidates are admitted in chosen areas in the overseas top ranking universities around the globe, other than USA.
SERB Newton – Bhabha International Fellowships
Under the scheme, fellowship is provided to the Indian research community to undertake Postdoctoral level research in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in United Kingdom for a period of two years. The award will provide a stipend, research expenses and one-off relocation expenses and will provide up to £99,000 for two years.
As per latest government data, following is the number of scholarships provided under each of the above schemes in the last two years.
Apart from the scholarship & fellowship schemes listed above, Department of Science and Technology is implementing the following internship programs for Indian students in foreign universities.
S.N. Bose Scholars Program
Under the program, opportunity is provided to Indian students and students from United States of America (enrolled in Bachelors and Masters programs in Atmospheric and Earth Sciences; Chemical Sciences; Engineering Sciences; Mathematical and Computational Sciences; and, Physical Sciences) to undertake a research internship at partner Universities in the U.S.A for a period of 10-12 weeks, beginning each summer. The internship program is conducted for 50 Indian students and also supports 30 students of USA to intern at a recognized Indian educational institution for a similar duration. Indian students receive a stipend of $2000, health insurance and air-fare.
India-Korea Research Internship
The internship program is jointly implemented by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF), with the objective to facilitate bilateral cooperation between scientists and researchers from the two countries by way of joint R&D projects, research fellowships and technical missions in the fields of Robotics & Engineering Sciences, Renewable Energy, Chemical & Biochemical Technologies, Health & Medical Science, Material Science & Technology, Water Resources & Environment, Information Technology, Nutrition & Food Safety and Green Transportation. The funding for selected proposals includes research expenses, air-fare, living expenses, local travel etc.
Other Education Exchange Programs (EEPs)
Government of India has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoUs)/ Education Exchange Programs (EEPs)/ Joint Declaration of Intent (JDIs) with 54 countries for cooperation in the field of education. One of the major objectives of such signed agreements is promotion of exchange of students. The list of countries and the relevant agreements made can be accessed form the website of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).
Under exchange program, eight (8) countries namely Italy, Mexico, Israel, China, South Korea, Hungary, Commonwealth Scholarship (New Zealand) and Commonwealth Scholarship (UK) are offering scholarship in their respective countries for Indian students for higher education. MHRD facilitates the nomination process for these scholarships and interested students can apply online. As per government data, a total of 578 candidates were nominated for these exchange programs in the last two years.