The Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children was revamped in July, 2016 and applications from eligible candidates were invited online by 10th February, 2017. On the basis of feedback about the revamped SPDC Scheme, modifications have been made in the guidelines and eligibility criteria for the existing SPDC Scheme as below:
  1. The NRI, PIO students who were admitted in India in 2015-16 batch are now eligible for scholarships under SPDC and will be governed by the existing revamped Scheme 2016-17. Such students will be eligible for scholarship from the current academic year (i.e. they will not receive scholarship amount for 2015-16). The amount of scholarship for this category of students shall be determined as applicable for 2nd year students. Applications from such candidates be submitted through SPDC Portal by 10th February, 2017.
  2. The monthly income limit for PIOs and NRIs has been raised to US$ 4000 from existing US$ 2250.
  3. The candidates can now upload self attested copies of all supporting documents except proof of Indian Origin. The proof of Indian Origin or undertaking about Indian Origin of applicants must be attested by Mission and submitted on SPDC Portal.
  4. In addition to NITs, IIITs and SPAs covered under DASA Scheme, students admitted in other premier institutes covered under DASA shall also be eligible for scholarship under SPDC Scheme.
  5. Last date for submission of applications is extended to 10th February, 2017.
Other provisions of the SPDC Schemes remain the same. Interested and eligible NRI and PIO students can submit applications online on http://spdcindia.gov.in by 31st December, 2016.
Welcome to Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children
Welcome to the Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children for academic session 2016-17

The last date of submitting Application online has been extended to 10th February, 2017. There will be no further extension of the above deadline. Only form submitted online through SPDC portal will be accepted for processing.


First time user shall register themself using register button for submission of their online application form.    
Registered users please click on the login button to submit their online registration form.    
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