The Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) programme embodies Indian Government efforts in technical collaboration with the Vietnam , Indian Ambassador to Vietnam Preeti Saran has said.

The Ambassador made the remark at ITEC alumni function held by the Indian Embassy in Hanoi on January 10, which was attended by nearly 200 people went to study in India under the programme.

The scholarship covers information technology, journalism, management, rural development, environment, English language training, and accounting, among others.

During the Indian Prime Minister Shri Atal Behari Vaijpayee’s official visit to Vietnam in 2011, India decided to raise the number of ITEC scholarships for Vietnam from 75 to 150 since the 2012 – 2013 academic year.-VNA