KATHMANDU: Indian Ambassador to Nepal Jayant Prasad today presented certificates of merit to Nepali students of the 10th Batch of Golden Jubilee Scholarship Scheme.
GJSC is an Indian government initiative launched in the year 2002 to commemorate 50 years of economic cooperation between India and Nepal.
In the first year of its inception, 50 Nepali students undertaking different undergraduate courses in Nepal got the scholarship, the Indian Embassy stated in a statement.
Since 2007, the number of scholarships has been doubled to 100. Under the scholarship scheme, a monthly stipend of Rs 3,000 is given to each of 50 students pursuing MBBS and BE courses and Rs 2,000 per month to 50 students pursuing other courses, including BSc, BA, BBS and BPH.
The students are selected on the basis of merit.
Fifty per cent of scholarship seats are reserved for students from educationally backward districts.