Bhutan re­ceived Nu. 6.97 mil­lion for Nehru-Wangchuck Schol­ar­ship

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T he Chair­man of Royal Civil Ser­vice Com­mis­sion ( RCSC) Karma Tshi­teem re­ceived a cheque amount­ing to Nu. 6.97 mil­lion from Mr. Gau­tam Bam­bawale, Am­bas­sador of In­dia to Bhutan for the pres­ti­gious “Nehru-Wangchuck Schol­ar­ship Scheme in the cap­i­tal last Thurs­day.

The Nehru-Wangchuck Schol­ar­ship Scheme was in­sti­tuted on 19th June, 2009 with a sign­ing of the mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing be­tween the Royal Gov­ern­ment of Bhutan and the Gov­ern­ment of Repub­lic of In­dia at Thim­phu. The du­ra­tion of the mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing ( MOU) was for five years which ended in June 2014. Dur­ing the first phase of the Schol­ar­ship, 39 can­di­dates have availed this pres­ti­gious schol­ar­ship and un­der­went var­i­ous long-term train­ings in In­dia (both Masters & Ph D).

With the re­newal of MoU, the sec­ond phase of the Nehru Wangchuk Schol­ar­ship scheme com­menced from June, 2014 for a pe­riod of an­other five years. Till date 28 can­di­dates have been awarded this schol­ar­ship un­der the sec­ond phase of the scheme.

To at­tract best and bright can­di­dates, the RCSC has adopted new ap­proaches start­ing from the se­lec­tion pro­ce­dure, as well as pro­vid­ing higher en­ti­tle­ments and stipends with en­hanced sup­port from Gov­ern­ment of In­dia. Through this schol­ar­ship, the RCSC makes an ef­fort to send them to the best In­dian In­sti­tu­tions. This pres­ti­gious schol­ar­ship pro­gramme demon­strates the spe­cial re­la­tion­ship that the two coun­tries have his­tor­i­cally shared as well as to fur­ther strengthen friendly re­la­tions.

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