The Indian government has introduced free online databases that allow people from all over the country to find scholarships and financial aid.
The National Scholarship Scheme, a one-year online scholarship that grants free online scholarships to all students of eligible colleges and universities, was launched on March 1.
It has attracted over 200,000 applicants and will cover the full cost of attendance at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and the Delhi University.
There are currently over 60,000 scholarships online.
“We have made it a matter of urgency to make the scholarship more accessible to all.
We have introduced a comprehensive online database and provided the data in a very simple and easy-to-understand format,” IIT’s Dean of Student Affairs Ritu Chaudhary said.
“We are also working on a comprehensive portal to make it easy for students to access information on the scholarship.”
According to the Department of Human Resource Development (DHR), about 25,000 students are enrolled in the scholarships, which is more than the number of students enrolled in government-run free educational institutions in India.
The scholarships have an annual cost of about Rs. 5,000 per student.
In India, scholarships are offered to students from a wide range of academic backgrounds, including medical students, business students, PhD candidates and IT professionals.