194 slots for undergraduate scholarship
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.