ASEAN citizens now have an opportunity to study in India, thanks to the Doctoral Fellowship in India programme.
The fellowship allows successful applicants to pursue a PhD degree at any Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) for up to five years. IIT has produced some of the world’s top CEOs and most influential entrepreneurs, including Sundar Pichai of Alphabet Inc./Google, Arvind Krishna of IBM, and Sachin Bansal of Flipkart.
The fellowship was launched during the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit in 2018, which marked the 25th anniversary of the ASEAN-India dialogue relations. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi of India announced the allotment of 1,000 fellowship slots exclusively for citizens of the 10 ASEAN Member States.
Increasing the number of fellowships for ASEAN students to pursue higher education in India is part of the plan of action to implement the ASEAN-India Partnership for Peace, Progress and Shared Prosperity (2021-2025).
Four selection rounds have been completed, and a total of 81 individuals in the region have been selected for the fellowship.
Details of the fellowship, including the application process and selection criteria, are available at https://aseaniit.in/