(TibetanReview.net, Feb12, 2015) – The Dayananda Sagar University in Bengaluru city of Karnataka state, India, is to offer a total of 75 scholarships to Tibetans for medical, management and engineering courses for the academic year 2015-16. Called the Dalai Lama-DSI Scholarship 2015-16, it was formally launched at a function at the TCV School at Bylakuppe, Karnataka state, by the university’s Vice-President Mr R Janardhan on Feb 2.
Mr Janardhan has said the university was offering these scholarships to Tibetan students in honour of the Dalai Lama for his “tremendous contribution for humankind in general and Tibetan people in particular.” He has said selection for Dalai Lama-DSI Scholarships will be made on the basis of an entrance test, Class XII marks and the candidates’ record on participation in extracurricular activities.
The total value of the scholarships is stated to be worth Rs 50 million (More than US$ 805,000) and will cover 90% of college fees.
The scholarship has been reported by the Federation of Tibetan Cooperatives in India (FTCI) whose Chairman, Mr Pema Delek, and CEO, Mr Tashi Wangdu, were present at the function. Applications can be submitted online through the FTCI’s website link www.nyamdel.com/scholarship before Mar 31, 2015. The university’s website URL is www.dayanandasagar.edu.