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India grants seven scholarships for South Sudan students

Author : | Published: Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Courtesy- of - educationinsight.com

The government of India has awarded seven scholarships to South Sudanese students in the area of Engineering and Computer Science.

The selected students will be enrolled at the universities of their choice in India.


The Indian Ambassador to South Sudan, Parmod Kumar Bajaj, was speaking on the State-run SSTV, after submitting the details of the scholarships to the national Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Dr. John Gai Yo, said the scholarships are part of an effort to build capacity of individuals in South Sudan.


“The government of India every year allots seven fully paid scholarships for South Sudanese deserving students to go to India and study higher courses like Engineering, Computer Sciences, or Masters Programs, or the PhD programs. So I have given the details of those seven scholarships which will be coming for the next Academic Year, beginning in July 2014, to the Honorable Minister. I requested that the applications of the deserving students be sent to the embassy at the soonest possible, so that these can be processed”, the Indian Ambassador said.


Meanwhile, the Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Dr. John Gai Yo said the government is also exploring ways in which the Indian government can support faculties of Geology and Petroleum in the University of Juba, and Dr. John Garang University of Science and Tecchnology.


“We will be working together to make sure that through our embassy in Delhi, this process is speeded up. But also we are looking to other opportunities of cooperation, particularly, the fact that India as a government through the National petroleum Company are our partners in the petroleum sector.”


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