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India offers 30 scholarships to Uganda

The Minister of State for higher Education, Dr. John Chrysostom Muyingo, said India has always given scholarships to Ugandan students. File photo.

By David Mafabi

The Indian government has announced 30 scholarships to 30 Ugandan students to study in Indian Universities for the academic years 2018/2019.

According to a notice by ministry of Education and sports dated January 3, the government of India is offering undergraduate studies in Civil and electrical engineering and computer science and master in engineering [Electrical and civil], computer forensics and petroleum engineering [Gas and Oil].

Ms Sande Kabirizi, the Assistant Commissioner in charge of higher Education explained that the undergraduate applicants must have a minimum of two principal passes at “C” in the relevant subjects and should have obtained results for not more than two years ago.

“And applicants for the Master’s degree should hold at least an upper second class honours in the relevant field and should have at least two years or more working experience in the relevant field,” Ms Kabirizi said.

She explained further that they have already started receiving applications from Ugandans.

The Minister of State for higher Education Dr. John Chrysostom Muyingo consented India like other countries have given scholarships to government of Uganda and that he has sent them to the central scholarship committee for management.

“What I do is that whenever I receive the scholarships, I forward them to the central scholarship committee because they are the ones who manage this.

Dr Muyingo explained that the applicants must not be more than 25 years of age for undergraduates and not more than 35 years of age for masters and that students currently in Universities on government sponsorship need not to apply.

A notice from Ministry of Education says that the Indian Universities would take 05 undergraduates for civil and electrical engineering, and 05 students for computer science while at Masters level, the universities would take 10 students for structural and civil engineering, 05 students for computer forensics and 05 students for Petroleum engineering [Oil and Gas].

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