Fully funded training programs for Government Officials and other Professionals
Government of India had launched Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Programme for bilateral cooperation and technical assistance. The ITEC Programme is fully funded by the Government of India and provides training programs for Government Officials and Working Professionals from India’s ITEC partner countries, including Ukraine.
Under this program, professionals from partner countries are offered unique training courses, both civilian and defense, in various centers of excellence and institutions in India, which empower them with not just professional skills, but prepare them for an increasingly globalized world. More than 300 short-term, medium-term and long-term courses are offered each year. The training is offered in various subjects such as accounts, audit, banking and finance, management, computers, advanced computing, information technology, telecommunications, labor issues, entrepreneurship development, small medium enterprises (SME) business development, rural development, English-language proficiency, mass communication, educational planning and management, tool design, pharmaceuticals, education and research, textile research, environment and renewable energy etc.
Many Ukrainian government officials/professionals have also been beneficiary of ITEC training courses in previous years. Preference of Ukrainian officials in past have been in IT, Audit, Accounting, Banking, Management, Communication and Language courses.
Salient features: ITEC program is fully funded by the Government of India and includes the following expenses-
- Return air fares
- Course fee & book allowance
- Living Allowance
- Study tours and excursions to select historic/touristic places in India.
How to Apply: For the Year 2021-22, ITEC courses can be applied for on ITEC website: https://www.itecgoi.in/e-itec.php. After applying, applicants have to contact ITEC Officer in the Embassy of India at [email protected] for completion of other formalities such as scrutinizing of applications, eligibility for the applicants/courses etc. Final decision for selection of the applicant is taken by the Ministry of External Affairs of India in consultation with concerned Institutes. Mostly, Government officials are considered for the ITEC courses. However, applications of private professionals from renowned multi-national organizations may also be considered.
Besides specific eligibility criteria for each course, following are the general pre-requisites for ITEC training in India:
- Candidate should possess working knowledge of English for attending English language courses, and for other courses, candidate should possess a good knowledge of English.
- Applications of Government officials should be recommended by Head of the Department.
- Applications of Private professionals should be suitably recommended by either Head of their functions in case of recognized Multinational Company, or by Chamber of Commerce.
Educational scholarship programs for Ukrainian Students
India is one of the largest and fastest growing global economies. At the same time, it is a land of thousands of years of history, culture and human spirit. India has produced some of the greatest scientific and educational advances, from the discovery of zero, to the modern number system, path-breaking advances in engineering, astronomy, architecture, culture, art, literature, and is also the home of Yoga and Ayurveda. Studying in India is not just an attractive academic opportunity, but also a possibility for greater self-transformation.
Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), established with a mandate of administering scholarship programs of Government of India annually, awards about 3940 scholarships under 26 different schemes to foreign students from about 140 counties including students from Ukraine. The courses offered for studies are for under-graduation, post-graduation and M. Phil /PhD levels in all subjects e.g. Languages, International Relations, History, Science and Engineering etc. in almost all prominent Government Universities/Institutes such as Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi University, Banaras Hindu University, Jadavpur University, Bangalore University etc.
Over the years, many Ukrainian students have been beneficiaries of these scholarships for under-graduate/ post-graduate studies in various Indian Universities. For the academic year 2021-22, ICCR has allotted Five (05) Scholarship Slots for meritorious students from Ukraine to pursue various courses in India. A wide spectrum of courses are available.
Salient features of the Scholarship:
- Course fee would be borne by ICCR
- Embassy will provide gratis visa for travel and stay in India
- Stipend would be paid to students by ICCR
- Airfare to be borne by students themselves
- Medical insurance to be procured by the students themselves
- Students of all major faculties except Medicine may apply. For engineering courses, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics are compulsory in 11 and 12 grades of schooling.
- Candidate must possess good knowledge of English
- Candidate must be between the age of 18 and 30 years
How to Apply: (Deadline for 2021-22: April 30, 2021)
Candidates can apply at ICCR’s A2A portal- http://a2ascholarships.iccr.gov.in/. The portal contains all relevant information regarding ICCR sponsored scholarship schemes, including courses offered by different Universities, guidelines for application, etc. Interested students may visit A2A Portal and also specific partner University/ Institute’s website to know the eligibility criteria before finalizing of preferences of University/Institute. After filling the application, the candidates may contact the Embassy at [email protected]
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