Scholarship for BIMSTEC Students to study Siddha and other AYUSH systems

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The Advertisement found at the official website of High Commission of India, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia has been shown below. Its a wonderful opportunity for Overseas (BIMSTEC) students to study Siddha System of Medicine from its motherland.

Scholarships for courses in Traditional Systems of Medicine in India for 2011-12 Academic Session

The Government of India has announced twenty (20) Scholarships for Malaysian students to pursue courses in Traditional System of Medicine in India during the academic year 2011-12 following the visit of Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh in October 2010.

2. High Commission of India welcomes applications from interested Malaysian nationals who wish to pursue courses in Traditional System of Medicine in India from the academic year 2011-12 onwards. The number of seats available under each course is appended below:

(i) Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS) - 11
(ii) Bachelor of Siddha Medicine & Sciences (BSMS) - 5
(iii) Bachelor of Unani Medicine & Surgery (BUMS) - 2
(iv) Bachelor of Homeopathy Medicine & Surgery (BHMS) - 2

Names of Colleges for BAMS:

1. Rajiv Gandhi, PG Govt. College, Paprola, Himachal Pradesh - 1 seat
2. Government Ayurved College, Raipur, Chhattisgarh - 1 seat
3. Government Ayurved College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh - 1 seat
4. Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyala, Pune, Maharashtra - 1 seat
5. Government Ayurved College, Patna, Orissa - 1 seat
6. Government Ayurved College, Tripunithura, Kerala - 1 seat
7. Shri Dharmashala Ayurvedic College, Udupi, Karnataka - 1 seat
8. Government Ayurved College, Tiruvananthapuram, Kerala - 1 seat
9. Choudhary Braham Prakash Ayurvedic College, Delhi - 2 seats
10. Rajiv Gandhi Ayurvedic Medical College & Hospital Mahe, Pondicherry - 1 seat

Names of Colleges for BSMS:

1. Government Siddha Medical College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 3 seats
2. Government Siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai, Tamil Nadu - 2 seats

Names of College for BUMS:

1. Aligarh Muslim University (AMU),Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh - 2 seats

Names of College for BHMS:

1. National Institute of Homeopathy, Kolkata, West Bengal - 2 seats 

3. The application forms for this Scholarships are available with the Education Section at the High Commission of India, Kuala Lumpur (Telefax: 03 2092 2339, Tel: 03 2093 3510 ext 410, Email: The ICCR application form can also be downloaded from the Mission’s website ( 

4. The candidates should meet the following selection criteria: (i) the candidate should have the eligibility to apply for the course (ii) should be proficient in English and (iii) should not have any serious health problems.

5. The eligible qualifications for the Bachelors courses are given below:

b. A Levels
c. South Australian Matriculatio (SAM)
d. Canadian Pre-University (CPU)
e. Or other qualifications which are equivalent to 12th standard in India.

6. The candidate should have taken the following compulsory subjects at the qualifying examination level:Physics, Chemistry, & Biology, with minimum 50% marks in each subject.

7. The minimum age to apply for these courses is 17 years, as on 1st October in the year of admission.

8. The duration of all the 4 courses listed above is Five and Half (5 ½) years.

9. Please also note that no airfare will be provided under this scheme. The scholarship provides for Tuition fee, Living Allowance, Contingent Grant, House rent Allowance and Medical benefits.

10. Interested candidates may fill in the prescribed proforma and forward to the Education Section, High Commission of India, No.2, Jalan Taman Duta, Off Jalan Duta, 50480 Kuala Lumpur. The last date for receipt of application by the High Commission of India, Kuala Lumpur is 21 February 2011.

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Update (25.01.2011) 
The above scheme is exclusively for Malaysian students


15 scholarships are awarded under the scheme annually to the nationals of BIMSTEC Member Countries for pursing UG/PG/Ph.D. courses in traditional systems of medicines such as Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha as well as Homeopathy. The countries included are     Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and     Thailand.


The Council offers 27 seats to Non-BIMSTEC countries (12 seats on behalf of the AYUSH Department, Ministry of Health, under the Scheme of International Co-operation and 15 seats on behalf of MEA) to students interested in pursuing under-graduate/ post-graduate courses in Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy.

At present the Council offers this scholarship to the following countries: USA, UK, Germany, Hungry, Brazil, Chile, Romania, Italy, Japan, South Africa, Argentina, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Palestine, Algeria, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, Uganda, Mozambique, Tanzania, Sudan, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Gambia, Zambia.


Apllication Procedure
The list of universities recognised by the University Grants Commission of India  
The scholarship terms for different courses
Other queries

Source:Indian Council for Cultural Relations

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Thanks for sharing!-Vijee

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