Launch of SPDC for 2017-18 from July 17, 2017

The Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children (SPDC) for the academic year 2017-18 has been launched on 17th July, 2017 . The online portal for the scheme  is The last date of submission of applications online is 30.09.2017.

  1. As you are aware, SPDC is applicable to Children of NRIs/PIOs/OCIs in 66 countries for undergraduate programmes. The scheme is applicable to the following four categories:
  2. a) Children of Persons of Indian Origin
  3. b) Children of Non-Resident of Indians
  4. c) Children of Indian workers working in ECR countries studying abroad &
  5. d) Children of Indian workers in ECR countries – studying in India
  6. Of 150 scholarships under SPDC, 50 are reserved for category (c) and (d) above.
  7. To bring further clarity in the eligibility criteria, some changes have been made in the guidelines attached.