By Government of India, Ministry of External Affairs
Academic Session 2017-18
Government of India launched a scheme called “Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children” (SPDC), in the academic year 2006-2007, for the children of Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) to assist them in pursuing Under Graduate courses in Indian Universities/Institutes.
SPDC is awarded to following four categories:
(i) Children of Person of Indian Origin
(ii) Children of Non-Resident Indian
(iii) Children of Indian Workers in ECR countries studying outside India
(iv) Children of Indian Workers in ECR countries studying in India