Bhutan re­ceives Nu. 6.2 mil­lion for Nehru-Wangchuck Schol­ar­ship

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The Com­mis­sioner of Royal Civil Ser­vice Com­mis­sion Karma Hamu Dor­jee re­ceived a cheque for Nu. 6.20 mil­lion, which was handed over by Mr. Bish­wadip Dey, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Em­bassy of In­dia last Tues­day at the RCSC’s Con­fer­ence Hall for the “Nehru-Wangchuck Schol­ar­ship” from the Gov­ern­ment of In­dia.

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

With the re­newal mem­o­ran­dum of un­der­stand­ing for an­other five years from June 2014, the sec­ond phase of the Nehru Wangchuck Schol­ar­ship was com­menced ac­cord­ingly. Till date, 28 can­di­dates have been awarded this pres­ti­gious schol­ar­ship in var­i­ous fields of stud­ies in the best In­dian In­sti­tutes and uni­ver­si­ties un­der sec­ond phase of the Schol­ar­ship.

To at­tract the best and bright can­di­dates, the Nehru-Wangchuck Schol­ar­ship Pro­gramme has adopted new ap­proaches start­ing from the se­lec­tion pro­ce­dure, as well as pro­vid­ing higher en­ti­tle­ments and stipends with the en­hanced sup­port from GoI. 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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