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iLearn - e-Vidya Bharati Arogya Bharati Scheme

The Government of India, under the Third India-Africa Summit commitments, announced 15,000 scholarships for students and professionals in Africa to pursue courses offered by premier Indian institutions in emerging areas. The initiative, announced as the e-VidyaBharti network project, will span over the next five years and offer certifications, diplomas, undergraduate, and postgraduate degree courses.

A student must register on the iLearn portal and enrol in the short-term, certificate, or MOOC (massive open online course) of their choice. First level of verification is conducted by Indian University for eligibility to the course to which students have applied. Once the University accepts their application, Indian Embassy will undertake learner verification to authenticate the identity based on uploaded Passport and/or other national id documents. The learner may be required to visit the embassy for such verification. The application approved by the Embassy and recommended by Indian University are reviewed/assessed and approved by Ministry of External Affairs of India.

Visit ilearn.gov.in for more details.

Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) / Special Commonwealth Assistance for Africa (SCAAP) Programmes of the Government of India (GOI) and other scholarships offered by GOI:

The Government of India offers various short term training programmes under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) programme to Mali. The ITEC programme is administered by the Ministry of External Affairs of the Government of India, under which all expenses including international airfare, boarding, lodging, tuition fees, etc. are borne by the GOI. These programmes essentially aim to enhance the qualification and skills of persons who are already employed in government establishments.

The ITEC Programme, fully funded by the Government of India, has evolved and grown over the years. Under ITEC and its sister programme SCAAP (Special Commonwealth African Assistance Programme), 161 countries in Asia, Africa, East Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean as well as Pacific and Small Island countries are invited to share in the Indian developmental experience acquired over six decades of India's existence as a free nation. India spends a substantial amount annually on ITEC activities.
Complete details of the programme are available at the website link http://itec.mea.gov.in

Trainees from Mali benefit from the programme every year.  The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Mali is the nodal Ministries for nomination of candidates under the schemes. 

The courses are of short and medium durations in diversified fields and are conducted by renowned institutions in India, from April through March of the following year. The training programme is demand-driven and subjects selected are of interest to developing countries for their working professionals. The wide and diverse spectrum of skills and disciplines offered ranges from IT to rural development, parliamentary practices to entrepreneurship, marine to aeronautical engineering and so on.  An encouraging trend of senior level participants from within and outside Government joining ITEC courses has been noticed which indicates the efficacy of the courses for capacity building, empowerment and upgrading of skills. From time to time, the Indian institutions also devise special courses, which meet the specific needs of the beneficiary countries.
It may be noted that the Embassy of India, Bamako does not entertain applications directly from the candidates aspiring to attend these courses. Applications have to be routed through the nodal ministries of the Governments concerned. Applications for the training programmes should also not to be provided directly to the training institutions or to the Ministry of External Affairs of India.  After forward by the concerned   Government Department, the applications are processed initially at the Embassy of India in Bamako, and then recommended to the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, which coordinates with the training institutions for selection of candidates and further processing.

Important links:

ITEC website of GOI: https://www.itecgoi.in/index.php

How to apply: https://www.itecgoi.in/how_to_apply.php

ITEC Terms and Conditions: https://www.itecgoi.in/terms_and_conditions.php

Other Scholarships:

ICCR Scholarship under the Africa Scholarship Scheme (ASC): India also offers scholarships for higher studies in Indian Universities through Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR).  The scholarship is available for under graduate, post graduate and doctoral programmes as well as in professional courses such as engineering, pharmacy, accountancy, business administration and management. Scholarships are also given for learning Indian dance, music, painting, sculpture, etc.

For further information, please visit at ICCR’s “Admissions to Alumni (A2A) Portal at http://a2ascholarships.iccr.gov.in/
Scholarships under the India Africa Forum Summit initiatives (IAFS):  Apart from the ITEC / SCAAP courses, a number of other training courses are also being offered under the initiatives of the India-Africa Forum Summits.
For any queries please contact 00 223 202 354 20 or 00 223 202 354 21 or e-mail at hoc[dot]bamako[at]mea[dot]go[dot]in for details.

C. V. Raman Fellowship scheme: Since 2010, the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India through the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) has been offering C.V. Raman International Fellowship for African Researchers. For submission of application online and more important details, please visit www.indoafrica-cvrf.in. For queries please e-mail at: hoc[dot]bamako[at]mea[dot]go[dot]in

Education in India

For all those who have dreams and aspirations for quality education, India is the perfect destination. With more than 900 universities, India offers a wide spectrum of courses that are recognized globally. Apart from undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral courses, there are many training and diploma-level institutes and polytechnics that cater to the growing demand for skill-based and vocational education.
Studying in India, one amongst the largest higher education network in the World is an enriching experience in itself. A welcoming atmosphere, non-discriminative approach and an assured educational and career growth is what attracts students from all over the world to India. There are universities focusing on the study of medicine, arts & language, journalism, social work, business, commerce, planning, architecture, engineering, and other specialized studies. Most Indian universities teach in English Medium and conduct special language classes for those weak in English.

The Quality education that India offers is within the reach of every income-group considering the reasonable fee structure. So, visit India and be a part of an educational system that lives on the values of quality, growth and truthfulness.

Please visit the official Government of India website to find everything you need to know about studying and living inIndia: https://www.studyinindia.gov.in/