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Offer of ICCR Scholarships under the AYUSH Scholarship Scheme for the Academic Year 2020-21

Posted on: July 15, 2020 | Back | Print


Consulate General of India
San Francisco

Scholarships For Study in India (2020-21)

Consulate General of India, San Francisco is pleased to announce the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Scholarships for the academic session 2020-21. The Government of India is offering Scholarships under ICCR Scholarship Scheme to USA Nationals to study at Graduate, Post Graduate and research level in the Indian Universities during the academic year 2020-21.

Applicants are requested to log onto “Admissions to Alumni” (A2A), the Scholarship Portal developed by ICCR at http://a2ascholarships.iccr.gov.in  and create individual login ID and password before submitting the applications online. This portal contains all the relevant information for the applicants including details of all State Universities, Central Universities and Institutes, colleges affiliated with them, courses available, availability of hostels, applications guidelines, eligibility criteria and other relevant information for helping the applicants in decision-making while applying for the academic courses of their preference. Applications should be submitted by 31st July 2020 (Friday) through the online application mechanism.

Guidelines for AYUSH Scholarship Scheme
a) Applicant should be necessarily of 18 years age at the time of admission in Indian Universities/Institutes. There is no upper age limit.
b) Applicant has to apply on A2A  portal for AYUSH Scholarship Scheme
c) No application will be accepted after last date of application.
d) The application will be processed only for the course applied. No request for the change of course will be entertained later.
e) The candidate has to fill 03 choices of Universities/Institutes in the application in order of preference.
f) The allocation of University will be on first come first serve basis subject to the availability of seat.
g) If no seats are available in the choice of University given by the candidate,the allocation of University will be done by the Ministry of AYUSH in other University as per the availability of seats.
h) The medium of teaching will be English and/ or Hindi.
i) Equivalence certificate for the foreign candidates is obtained by the Ministry of AYUSH/ICCR from Association of Indian Universities (AIU). There will be no reimbursement of the Equivalence fee paid by the scholars to AIU.
j) Candidate has to confirm/ deny the offer of admission within 15 days of receiving the offer.
k) No request for transfer of University will be entertained once the admission is confirmed
l) No request for transfer of University in the middle of session or at any stage in middle of course will be entertained.
m) There is no provision for health/medical insurance for the AYUSH Scholars
n) There is no provision of revival/extension of scholarship.
o) Economy class Airfare by shortest route will be provided to the scholars once at the time of admission by respective Indian Mission and once after completion of the course by ICCR.
p) Under no circumstances, the air ticket shall be booked by the student as there is no provision for reimbursement of air ticket to the student.
q) Expenditure on laboratory, chemicals and other related incidental charges will be borne by the scholars.
r) Any request related to family members such as endorsement of visa, accommodation or any other assistance will not be entertained.
s) Reimbursement of House Rent Allowance (HRA), other allowances etc. will be settled in the ongoing financial year (on producing authentic bills/receipts/ supporting documents). Request for reimbursement of allowance for previous financial year/ years will not be entertained.
t) No allowances/fee other than mentioned in the financial norms will be provided/ reimbursed.
u) Any matter not covered above will be referred to Ministry of AYUSH whose decision will be final.
v) All scholars have to adhere strictly to the approved norms. If any scholar found guilty in any anti- social activity, violation of norms, eve-teasing , etc. His/her scholarship will be terminated immediately and will be deported his/her country.

Eligibility criteria

Undergraduate courses:
a) Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS): 5 1/2  year degree course including oneyear mandatory clinical training (internship)
     Eligibility: 12 years of schooling with science subjects (Physics, Chemistry & Biology)
b) Bachelor of Siddha Medicine and Surgery (BSMS): 5 1/2 year degree course including one year mandatory clinical training (internship)
     Eligibility: 12 years of schooling with science subjects (Physics, Chemistry & Biology)
c) Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (BUMS): 5 1/2 year degree course including one year mandatory clinical training (internship)
     Eligibility: 12 years of schooling with science subjects (Physics,Chemistry & Biology)
d) Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BAMS): 5 1/2 year degree course including one year mandatory clinical training (internship)
     Eligibility: 12 years of schooling with science subjects (Physics, Chemistry & Biology)
e) B.Sc in Yoga: 3 year course
    Eligibility: 12 years of schooling
f) B.A.(YogaShastra):3 year course
    Eligibility: 12 years of schooling

Post Graduate Course
a) D.Ayurveda: 3 year course
    Eligibility: BAMS degree recognized by Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM)
b) MDSiddha: 3 year course
    Eligibility: BSMS degree recognized by Central Council of Indian Medicine(CCIM)
c) MDUnani: 3year course
    Eligibility: BUMS degree recognized by Central Council of Indian Medicine(CCIM)
d) MDHomeopathy:3 year course
    Eligibility: BHMS degree recognized by Central Council of Homeopathy (CCH)

Ph.D. Course
a) D in Ayurveda:3yearcourse
   Eligibility: MD (Ayurveda) degree recognized by CCIM
b) Ph.D in Unani:3 year course
    Eligibility:MD (Unani) degree recognized by CCIM

ICCR Scholarship Application Portal http://a2ascholarships.iccr.gov.in 

Note: Candidates may please visit the website of the concerned institute/ university for details.

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