Applications are invited from Indian nationals, on plain paper, in the format given below, for the award of Chinese Government Scholarship tenable from September, 2012 for higher studies/research/specialized training in the subject fields of

Chinese Language and Literature,

Business Management (MBA),

Plant Breeding and Genetics,

Environmental Science,

Fine Arts (Painting and Sculpture),


Sericulture and Botany

Chinese Language and Literature: One or two years basic grounding in Chinese language (a Certificate/Degree/Diploma from reputed/recognized institutions)

Fine Arts (Painting and Sculpture): Should have obtained Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts with minimum 60% marks in aggregate

Other Subjects: Should have obtained post-graduate degree with minimum 60% marks in aggregate in a related subject

The selected candidates may have to undergo Chinese Language study for one year prior to undertaking study in the areas of their choice

Age Limit:

40 years or below as on 20th March, 2012 (i.e. born on or after 20th March, 1972)

Value of Scholarship:

The Chinese Government pays a sum of Yuans 2000/- p.m. to all senior advanced students, Yuans 1400/- p.m. to ordinary graduate students and Yuans 1100/- p.m. to undergraduate students

In addition, Government of India is paying supplementary grant of Yuans 1170/- p.m.

Government of China will also provide boarding, lodging, medical care and bear expenditure on tuition and other fees etc

Cost of Passage:

Government of India will bear the International passage cost from India to China and back

How to Apply:

Applications on plain paper (as per format given below) along with attested copies of all certificates/degrees/diplomas and mark sheet of qualifying degree should reach the

Section Officer, ES.3 Section,

Ministry of Human Resource Development,

Department of Higher Education,

Wing-6, 2nd floor, West Block-I,

R.K. Puram,

New Delhi-110066

latest by 20th March, 2012 (5.30 p.m.)

Applications received after this date will not be considered

Applications can also be submitted online at website or by 20th March, 2012

In case of online applications, hard copy of the applications in the prescribed format alongwith required documents should be submitted by 27th March, 2012 otherwise online applications will not be entertained

The study of Chinese Language Course of about one year is mandatory before starting study in relevant subject in Chinese Language

The medium of instructions/study in China is Chinese Language; hence the candidates must keep this fact in mind before sending application for Chinese Government Scholarship

No request for exemption or waiving of Chinese Language course will be entertained after nomination/ selection and application of applicant will be rejected summarily if he/she is not willing to study Chinese Language in China

All the candidates must submit their application online through to the China scholarship council also

The following documents must be attached with the application:

attested copy of the mark-sheet of all degrees, diploma, qualifying examination; and attested copy of the certificate certifying the date of birth

Self attested copies would not be accepted

Where grades are mentioned, the candidate must indicate the conversion formula adopted by the University/Institution and should indicate equivalent percentage of marks

Candidates who are awaiting the final result need not apply

Equivalent foreign degree will be considered

Candidates who have already been abroad for study/research/training for more than six months at a time either on a scholarship or on their own, are eligible to apply only if they have been in India for at least two consecutive years after their return from abroad

Applications of candidates, who are staying abroad, will not be considered

Candidates should have adequate knowledge of geographical situation, culture and heritage of China and India

Applications in subject-fields, other than those specified, will not be considered.A candidate can apply only in one subject

Employed candidates must send their applications through their employers with No Objection Certificate

However, an advance application can be submitted with the undertaking that the application through employer should reach before the date of interview, positively

Otherwise candidates will not be allowed to appear for interview

Candidates must attach with the application a description in at least 500 words of his project/proposal of study/research to be undertaken in China

In case no communication is received on or before 04th May, 2012 by a candidate, who applied in response to the advertisement, it may be presumed that he/she has not been nominated for the scholarship

No correspondence will be entertained in this regard

Applications which are incomplete (subject has not been mentioned, photograph has not been pasted, unsigned applications) will not be considered

Canvassing in any form and suppression of any fact in the application will disqualify the candidature of the applicant

The decision of selection committee shall be final

No representation in this regard will be entertained

The final selection of the nominated candidates rests with the Govt of China

Mere fulfillment of minimum requirements as laid down in the advertisement does not qualify a candidate for interview

Interview letters are sent only to limited number of candidates after their applications are examined by the committee of experts

The applicants who are in employment should have an assurance from their employers that if their nomination is successful, they will be granted sufficient leave for study period

Candidates for Fine Arts should also submit four photographs of their recent art works alongwith the application, which will not be returned

This division will not be responsible for postal delay

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