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-0216 Acharya & BM Reddy College of Pharmacy 10
SII-I-0014 Amity University Uttar Pradesh 121
SII-I-0086 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham 635
SII-I-0208 Andhra University 806
SII-I-0015 Assumption College for Women 29
SII-I-0025 Atal Bihari Vajpayee Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management Gwalior 12
SII-I-0217 Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College(Autonomous) 6
SII-I-0209 B. M. S. College of Engineering 66
SII-I-0183 Bannari Amman Institute of Technology 53
SII-I-0136 Bharathiar University, Tamil Nadu 44
SII-I-0091 Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University) College of Engineering, Pune 35
SII-I-0144 C.V. Raman College of Engineering, Odisha 274
SII-I-0205 CMR Institute of Technology, Bangalore 144
SII-I-0017 College of Engineering Pune (CoEP) 32
SII-I-0018 Delhi Technological University 0
SII-I-0206 DKTE Society's Textile & Engineering Institute, Ichalkaranji 22
SII-I-0161 Dr. B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar 2
SII-I-0077 Dr. Yashwant Singh Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry 49
SII-I-0020 Fatima College for Women 4
SII-I-0022 G. H. Raisoni College of Engineering (GHRCE) Nagpur 49
SII-I-0023 GITAM (Deemed to be University) - Visakhapatnam, Bengaluru and Hyderabad 368
SII-I-0021 Goswami Ganesh Dutta S. D. College 12
SII-I-0137 Guru Nanak Dev University, Punjab 433
SII-I-0107 Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science (HITS) 342
SII-I-0024 Hindusthan College of Arts and Science 77
SII-I-0180 IISER Kolkata 10
SII-I-0211 Indian Institute of Foreign Trade 1
SII-I-0096 Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing Jabalpur 12
SII-I-0231 Indian Institute of Information Technology Vadodara 36
SII-I-0229 Indian Institute of Information Technology, Sri City, Chittoor 8
SII-I-0230 Indian Institute of Management Calcutta 2
SII-I-0141 Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode 1
SII-I-0026 Indian Institute of Management Tiruchirappalli 10
SII-I-0226 Indian Institute of Management Udaipur 1
SII-I-0029 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune 6
SII-I-0030 Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi 43
SII-I-0031 Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar 75
SII-I-0032 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay 0
SII-I-0038 Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar 20
SII-I-0153 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati 4
SII-I-0154 Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad 10
SII-I-0034 Indian Institute of Technology Indore 95
SII-I-0035 Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur 9
SII-I-0101 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur 1
SII-I-0036 Indian Institute of Technology Mandi 1
SII-I-0041 Indian Institute of Technology Patna 13
SII-I-0037 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee 111
SII-I-0042 Indian Institute of Technology Ropar 27
SII-I-0097 Institute of Chemical Technology 9
SII-I-0212 Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA) 1
SII-I-0043 International Management Institute (IMI) Kolkata 9
SII-I-0179 ISB,Hyderabad 9
SII-I-0100 J. B. College of Science 32
SII-I-0192 Jain University Bangalore 5977
SII-I-0114 Jamia Hamdard, Delhi 25
SII-I-0044 Jaypee Institute of Information Technology 14
SII-I-0083 K. L. E. University 37
SII-I-0046 Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology 3460
SII-I-0047 Kongunadu Arts and Science College 20
SII-I-0048 Little Flower College Guruvayoor for Women 10
SII-I-0049 M. E. S. Keveeyam College 10
SII-I-0051 Malaviya National Institute of Technology Jaipur 52
SII-I-0219 Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) 275
SII-I-0207 Marwadi Education Foundation's Group of Institutions 1859
SII-I-0059 Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies 25
SII-I-0052 National College 59
SII-I-0176 National Institute of Technology Andhra Pradesh 5
SII-I-0162 National Institute of Technology Jamshedpur 15
SII-I-0054 National Institute of Technology (formerly known as Regional Engineering College) Tiruchirappalli 19
SII-I-0053 National Institute of Technology Karnataka 6
SII-I-0056 National Institute of Technology Meghalaya 49
SII-I-0057 National Institute of Technology Silchar 37
SII-I-0178 National Institute of Technology Warangal Telangana 111
SII-I-0105 O. P. Jindal Global University, 10
SII-I-0060 Osmania University 64
SII-I-0182 Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) 486
SII-I-0062 PSGR Krishnammal College for Women 24
SII-I-0063 Punjab Agricultural University 91
SII-I-0064 Raja Narendralal Khan Women`s College 63
SII-I-0213 Rajagiri College of Social Sciences (Autonomous) 53
SII-I-0065 Rathinam College of Arts and Science 210
SII-I-0070 S. R. M. Institute of Science and Technology 538
SII-I-0067 Sacred Heart College Kochi 47
SII-I-0098 Sagi Rama Krishnam Raju Engineering College 51
SII-I-0094 Shiv Nadar University 5
SII-I-0069 Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management 63
SII-I-0138 Sri Ramakrishna College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore 106
SII-I-0204 Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College 60
SII-I-0071 Sri Sivasubramaniya Nadar College of Engineering 106
SII-I-0222 Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati 11
SII-I-0225 St. Teresa’s College, Ernakulam 30
SII-I-0072 Symbiosis International (Deemed University) 112
SII-I-0127 Tamil Nadu Agricultural University 62
SII-I-0128 Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Maharashtra 63
SII-I-0073 Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (Deemed-to-be-University) 479
SII-I-0087 University of Hyderabad 3
SII-I-0075 Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr.Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology 451
SII-I-0076 Vellore Institute of Technology 1049
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