194 slots for un­der­grad­u­ate schol­ar­ship

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The School and Stu­dents Sup­port Di­vi­sion, DAHE, Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion has de­clared the avail­abil­ity of un­der­grad­u­ate schol­ar­ship slots for bach­e­lor’s de­gree pro­gram in var­i­ous pro­fes­sion­als course un­der dif­fer­ent fund­ing schemes.

The slots will be pro­vided to class xii grad­u­ates of 2016 who are not the re­peaters and not the con­tin­u­ing ed­u­ca­tion can­di­dates.

The dis­ci­plines for schol­ar­ships are gen­er­ally cat­e­go­rized in medicine, bi­o­log­i­cal sciences, en­gi­neer­ing and arts, hu­man­i­ties, ed­u­ca­tion and aca­demics.

There are 30 slots for MBBS, in­clud­ing 15 for MBBS with full schol­ar­ship and MBBS of As­sis- tant to Pri­vate En­rolled Med­i­cal Stu­dent schol­ar­ship, APEMS.

Ac­cord­ing to the Schol­ar­ship and Stu­dent Sup­port Di­vi­sion, SSSD, For APEMS schol­ar­ship, the grant shall cover only tu­ition fee up to a max­i­mum ceil­ing of Ngul­trum 300,000 per stu­dent an­nu­ally while other ad­di­tional cost have to be borne by the in­di­vid­ual can­di­date.

The pref­er­ence shall be given to the MBBS stu­dents who are presently en­rolled in med­i­cal col­leges or in­tu­itions rec­og­nized by Bhutan Med­i­cal and Health Coun­cil.

The cri­te­ria for these cour­ses are ex­pected to have min­i­mum of 55 in English with 65 in science sub­jects.

The stu­dent will be funded by the RGoB and Gov­ern­ment of In­dia. Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and In­dia will be the places for MBBS schol­ar­ship stu­dent.

Other than MBBS, B. Phar­macy, Mi­cro­bi­ol­ogy, Speech Ther­apy, Au­di­ol­ogy and few other are avail­able where an ap­pli­cant should have min­i­mum of 60 in science and 55 in English. Stu­dent who meets these cri­te­ria with on merit rank­ing ba­sis will be placed in In­dia for the study.

For the bi­o­log­i­cal science, B.sc Agri­cul­ture, hor­ti­cul­ture and B.sc vet­eri­nary science are the cour­ses that are avail­able for schol­ar­ship but the slots in these fields are less than three.

There are more than 60 slots avail­able in en­gi­neer­ing fields in­clud­ing civil and me­chan­i­cal, elec­tri­cal, min­ing, ar­chi­tec­ture, B.SC, ge­ol­ogy and B.Sc. Geographi- cal In­for­ma­tion Sys­tem (GIS).

In en­gi­neer­ing field, the stu­dent will get the op­por­tu­nity to study in United King­dom, Malaysia, Thai­land, and USA. Most of the avail­able slots in this field will also get the op­por­tu­nity to study in In­dia.

Sim­i­larly, like other field, the ap­pli­cant should have min­i­mum of 55 in English with 60 in other science sub­jects.

SSSD also planned to send more than 50 stu­dents to In­dia, in arts in hu­man­i­ties fields which in­clude ho­tel man­age­ment and ca­ter­ing tech­nol­ogy, chef, tourism man­age­ment and prod­uct de­sign­ing.

The cour­ses like B.A cin­ema, film and me­dia pro­duc­tion, B. mass com­mu­ni­ca­tion, jour­nal­ism and ad­ver­tis­ing, B.A fine arts (an­i­ma­tion) are also avail­able where the stu­dent will be placed in In­dia for these par­tic­u­lar fields.

Ac­cord­ing to DAHE, RGoB will be fund­ing 25 stu­dents for in-coun­try schol­ar­ship in Royal Thim­phu Col­lege, RTC. Gov­ern­ment is ex­pected to cover ac­tual tu­ition fees and other re­lated col­lege fee, ex­clud­ing miscellaneous pay­ments.

In coun­try schol­ar­ship in RTC will get op­por­tu­nity to study B. com­merce, B, busi­ness stud­ies, B.A English stud­ies and other in arts and hu­man­i­ties cour­ses too.

The SSSD un­der min­istry of ed­u­ca­tion pro­vides yearly schol­ar­ship to class xii stu­dents.

The regis­tra­tion for the schol­ar­ship is opened from 1 to 15 Fe­bru­ary.

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