Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children (SPDC) has been operational since 2006-07. Under this scheme, financial assistance is provided to Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Non-Resident Indian (NRIs) for pursuing Undergraduate courses in Indian Universities and Institutes. SPDC cuts across both professional (except Medical and related courses) and non-professional courses.
Only fresh year students are eligible to apply for the scheme. Further details regarding the scheme are available on http://spdcindia.gov.in. Eligible students from Sri Lanka are requested to submit their applications directly on the said portal by 10TH December 2023.