Fee Waivers and Concessions

Fee Waivers and Concessions for Overseas Students/Indian Diaspora

ICCR- Indian Council for Cultural Relations Scholarship

General Scholarships Scheme—GSS

The General Scholarship Scheme (GSS) is one of the most important and popular schemes of the ICCR to attract foreign students. Scholarships are awarded under this scheme annually to international students belonging to certain Asian, African and Latin American countries for the undergraduate, postgraduate degrees and for pursuing research at Indian universities. However, scholarships for medical studies for MBBS, BDS or for medical research leading to a Ph.D degree are not offered under the GSS scheme.

The list of Countries covered under the GSS is given below:

Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Brazil, Cambodia, Fiji, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Oman, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saint Denis Reunion Island, Saudi Arabia, Siberia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Syria, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Trinidad & Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, UAE, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen.

For more details visit: http://www.iccr.gov.in/content/general-scholarships-scheme-gss

Scholarship Programmes for Diaspora Children (SPDC)

Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children (SPDC) is being offered since 2006-07 to make higher education in Indian Universities/Institutes in different fields (except medical and related courses) in India accessible to the children of overseas Indians (PIOs) and Non- resident Indian students (NRIs) and promote India as a centre for higher studies.

Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children enables Children of Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), to pursue Under Graduate courses in Indian Universities/Institutes in different fields (except medical and related courses) both professional and non-professional in Engineering/Technology, Humanities/Liberal Arts, Commerce, Management, Journalism, Hotel Management, Agriculture/Animal husbandry etc.

Under the Scheme, PIO/NRI students are awarded scholarship of up to US$ 4000 per annum for payment of tuition fee, admission fee and post admission services for Under Graduate courses in Engineering, Technology, Humanities, Liberal Arts, Commerce, Management, Journalism, Hotel Management, Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and some other courses.

A revamped SPDC was launched from academic year 2016-17 with extension from 40 to 66 countries (including 17 ECR countries); enhancing number of scholarships from 100 to 150 with 50 earmarked for Children of Indian Workers in ECR counties. Of these 50 scholarships, 1/3rd are reserved for children of Indian workers in ECR countries studying in India. The entire process of applying, processing etc. is now through a portal (spdc.gov.in).

Scholarship is offered for pursuing courses in Central Universities of India offering Under Graduate Courses, including those pertaining to Information Technology, B.Sc (Nursing) and B.Pharma in Institutions accredited "A” Grade by NAAC; and Institutions covered under DASA Scheme, National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Schools of Planning and Architecture (SPAs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) etc. Applications are submitted and processed through a portal spdcindia.gov.in. Nearly 800 candidates were awarded scholarships since inception.

For more details visit: http://spdcindia.gov.in/login/guideline.php

Institutes offering fee waiver

InstituteID Institute Name Fee waiver
SII-I-0014Amity University Uttar Pradesh948
SII-I-0015Assumption College15
SII-I-0025Atal Bihari Vajpayee Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management Gwalior13
SII-I-0016Bharath Institute of Higher Education and Research (BIHER)500
SII-I-0136Bharathiar University, Tamil Nadu53
SII-I-0091Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University) College of Engineering, Pune16
SII-I-0017College of Engineering Pune (CoEP)32
SII-I-0018Delhi Technological University105
SII-I-0077Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry49
SII-I-0019Ethiraj College for Women4
SII-I-0020Fatima College4
SII-I-0022G. H. Raisoni College of Engineering (GHRCE) Nagpur113
SII-I-0021Goswami Ganesh Dutta S. D. College40
SII-I-0106Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology, Hisar66
SII-I-0107Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS)18
SII-I-0024Hindusthan college of arts and Science84
SII-I-0027IIM, Kashipur9
SII-I-0180IISER Kolkata10
SII-I-0096Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing Jabalpur12
SII-I-0139Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad4
SII-I-0026Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli18
SII-I-0028Indian Institute of Science20
SII-I-0029Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune8
SII-I-0031Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar64
SII-I-0033Indian Institute of Technology Delhi17
SII-I-0038Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar20
SII-I-0153Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati4
SII-I-0154Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad10
SII-I-0034Indian Institute of Technology Indore149
SII-I-0035Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur7
SII-I-0039Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur163
SII-I-0101Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur61
SII-I-0040Indian Institute of Technology Madras162
SII-I-0036Indian Institute of Technology Mandi77
SII-I-0041Indian Institute of Technology Patna26
SII-I-0097Institute of Chemical Technology4
SII-I-0043International Management Institute Kolkkata9
SII-I-0100J. B. College of Science32
SII-I-0044Jaypee Institute of Information Technology5
SII-I-0083K. L. E. University34
SII-I-0046Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology1000
SII-I-0047Kongunadu Arts and Science College20
SII-I-0048Little Flower College Guruvayoor10
SII-I-0049M. E. S. Keveeyam College10
SII-I-0051Malviya National Institute of Technology56
SII-I-0050Mizoram University39
SII-I-0176National Institute of Technology Andhra Pradesh15
SII-I-0162National Institute of Technology Jamshedpur9
SII-I-0054National Institute of Technology (formerly known as Regional Engineering College) Tiruchirappalli162
SII-I-0055National Institute of Technology Calicut2
SII-I-0053National Institute of Technology Karnataka71
SII-I-0056National Institute of Technology Meghalaya49
SII-I-0057National Institute of Technology Silchar74
SII-I-0058National Institute of Technology Uttarakhand11
SII-I-0178National Institute of Technology Warangal Telangana111
SII-I-0105O. P. Jindal Global University,35
SII-I-0182Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU)315
SII-I-0061Presidency College9
SII-I-0062PSGR Krishnammal College for Women24
SII-I-0064Raja Narendralal Khan Women`s College66
SII-I-0135Ramanujan College, Delhi12
SII-I-0065Rathinam Group of Institutions251
SII-I-0070S. R. M. Institute of Science and Technology1329
SII-I-0067Sacred Heart College Kochi31
SII-I-0098Sagi Rama Krishnam Raju Engineering College48
SII-I-0069Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management63
SII-I-0068Shri Shankarlal Sundarbai Shasun Jain College for Women20
SII-I-0066Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara (S.D.M) College130
SII-I-0071Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering124
SII-I-0127Tamil Nadu Agricultural University20
SII-I-0128Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Maharashtra78
SII-I-0073Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (Deemed-to-be-University)15
SII-I-0143Thiagarajar College of Engineering, Tamil Nadu42
SII-I-0087University of Hyderabad3
SII-I-0085University of Punjab93
SII-I-0075Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr.Sagunthala R & D Institute of Science and Technology448
SII-I-0023GITAM (Deemed to be University) - Visakhapatnam, Bengaluru and Hyderabad283
SII-I-0030Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi56
SII-I-0042Indian Institute of Technology Ropar4
SII-I-0059Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies23
SII-I-0052National College51
SII-I-0063Punjab Agricultural University98
SII-I-0074SHRIMATHI DEVKUNVAR NANALAL BHATT VAISHNAV COLLEGE FOR WOMEN54
SII-I-0072Symbiosis International (Deemed University)77
SII-I-0076Vellore Institute of Technology698