Bhutan received Nu. 6.97 million for Nehru-Wangchuck Scholarship
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.