Announcement of 429 ICCR Scholarships Slots under the General Scholarship Scheme (A1201) for the academic year 2021-22

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Announcement of 429 ICCR Scholarships Slots under the General

Scholarship Scheme (A72O1) for the academic year 2021-22

ICCR is pleased to announce 429 scholarship slots under the General Scholarship Scheme (A1201) at Indian Universities / Institutes in the academic year 2021-22. The admission applications from interested students for academic year 2021-22 will be invited online through ICCR's A2A Scholarship Portal . The A2A Scholarship Portal will be operational

from 15th March 2021 for foreign students to apply for admission. The last date of submission of applications on A2A Portal is 30 June 2021. The applicants are advised to also inform the Embassy at the email , after applying for the scholarship at the A2A Portal.

Applicants will now have the option to apply to 5 Universities / Institutes in the order of their preference of study. The admission, as far as possible, shall be given as per applicant's preference. However, there may be a situation when students do not get admission in their preferred Universities/Institutes due to limited number of seats on offer.

For AY 2021-22, a 500-word essay in English has been introduced to ascertain English Proficiency. Besides, students can also submit their TOFEL/ IELTS etc. Standardised Test scores, if available. Rejected candidates will be intimated by Universities.

Interested students are advised to visit university / institute website and do thorough research of courses offered, eligibility criteria and general information about the university / institute before applying for admission. The students should ensure that they are eligible for the course and meet the eligibility criteria and should submit relevant documentation as required by the Universities in addition to the basic certificates mentioned in the application form. They should always refer to the Universities Handbook / University Grants Commission's website and the concerned university / institute's website for eligibility criteria etc.


1. Subjects : For BE / B. Tech courses, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM) are compulsory in 11 and 12 grades of schooling and it is a mandatory requirement for Engineering courses. Mark sheets for each i.e., level 10 and 10+2 level of school be uploaded along with the transcripts in English. The application will not be considered without English translation of documents if the original documents are not in English. It may also be noted that incomplete application will be summarily rejected by universities if documents are not in English or English translation is not provided. Students are advised to thoroughly check their applications and attach requisite documents before submission of the application.

2. Age : Applicants should have attained a minimum age of 18 years at the time of admission in Indian Universities / Institutes and not more than 30 years of age.

3. Admission : The Council does not arrange admission in Medical/ Paramedical (Nursing / Physiotherapy / Anaesthesia etc.) / fashion courses.

4. Incidental charges : Please note that for science courses/ the expenditure on laboratory chemicals and other related incidental charges will be borne by the scholars themselves.

5. Medical Insurance : compulsory personal medical insurance is a mandatory requirement for availing of ICCR's scholarship. It is compulsory for all ICCR scholarship students to procure Medical Insurance policy with minimum sum assured for Indian Rupees Five Lakhs which is equivalent to US$6800 per annum. Applicants are advised that to ensure, they must have medical insurance coverage on their own either before travel or immediately after reaching India, whatever is convenient to students. Students can purchase medical insurance from any of the insurance companies of their choice. However to facilitate students, A2A Portal has two insurance companies for referral purpose. Applicants are advised to be aware of the change in medical insurance policy. ICCR has uploaded the revised norms on its A2A Portal.

6. Familiarization with India : It is essential for the applicants to have a realistic assessment of India, and of the living conditions in the country's educational institutions. ICCR may amend some provisions of scholarships from time to time and it is incumbent on students to accept the revised norms.

7. Accommodation and Security : ICCR advises students to stay in hostel, if available. However, students are allowed to stay in private accommodation if the concerned institute does not insist on staying in their hostel.

8. Detailed Information : Detailed guidelines on the process of applying for ICCR Scholarships online on the A2A Portal and the procedure and norms governing the same is given on the .

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