TPT Dhaka Bureau: High Commission of India in Bangladesh launches Suborno Jayanti Scholarship (SJS) Website.
The High Commission of India in Dhaka formally launched the Suborno Jayanti Scholarship website in the presence of prominent ICCR Scholars and ITEC Alumni, at the invitation of the High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh, Vikram Doraiswami.
- It will be recalled that Honorable PM Modi called for an intensified effort to share openings for education and professionalism in India, with our brethren in Bangladesh, as an initiative for the year of Golden Jubilee celebrations of Bangladesh’s Liberation. In this light, 1000 Suborno Jayanti Scholarships (SJS) for students (ICCR: 500 seats) and officials (ITEC: 500 seats) of Bangladesh were announced during his visit to Bangladesh on 26-27 March 2021. These scholarships aim to attract the best and brightest talents and provide important opportunities to promote synergies between India and Bangladesh under India’s New Education Policy. In pursuance of this objective, a dedicated web portal for this scholarship: https://www.sjsdhaka.gov.in/, has been opened for the public today. The SJS website will guide applicants to both the ICCR and ITEC sites.
- Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) scholarships were founded in 1950 by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, independent India’s first Education Minister, to foster and strengthen cultural relations and mutual understanding between India and other countries. The Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Program was launched in 1964, with the aim to enhance sharing of knowledge and expertise for professionals in friendly countries.
Last year, i.e. Academic Year 2021-22, 267 ICCR scholarships were availed by Bangladeshi students in various fields of Engineering, Science, Arts, Law, Culture, in levels of UG, PG, and Ph.D., in premier Govt. educational institutes of India, like IIT, NIT, NALSAR, Rabindra Bharati University, etc. 285 Bangladeshi professionals enrolled for e-ITEC courses in Financial Year 2021-22, since no physical courses were held due to pandemic.