Bhutan receives Nu. 6.2 million for Nehru-Wangchuck Scholarship
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.