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Hanoi (VNA) – The Indian Government has decided to grant 1,000 PhD scholarships in information technology for students in ASEAN member nations to pursue their study in technology academies in India, Indian Deputy Ambassador to Vietnam Rajesh Uike said on September 20.

The scholarship programme is the commitment by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Summit celebrating the 25th founding anniversary of ASEAN-India in New Delhi in January last year, the diplomat added.

This is the largest human resources development initiative of India in its relation with ASEAN.

Accordingly, the scholarships will be allocated within three years from 2020-2022, with 250 for 2019-2020; 350 for 2020-2021 and 400 for 2021-2022.

Rajesh Uike said candidates are requested to have a master’s degree in information technology and meet foreign language requirements.

Applicants can log in to the portal of the New Delhi Institute of Information Technology to register for training programmes at various technology institutes.

The first semester of students from ASEAN countries will start in January 2020, he added.-VNA