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* India announces scholarships for Sri Lankan students to study Performing Arts and Fine Arts in India
Thu, Mar 16, 2017, 07:15 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 16, Colombo: India's High Commission in Colombo announced that applications are invited for award of Scholarships for Diploma/Degree in Performing Arts and Fine Arts (Classical Music, Classical Dance and Painting) by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), New Delhi.

ICCR Scholarship scheme provides scholarship in Dance, Music, Fine arts courses for one year which can be extended for two more years after reviewing their results.

Applicants for scholarships should be between the age of 20-25 years and possess a minimum of three passes in GCE Advanced Level including 'B' pass in the subject applied for e.g. Dance, Music or Art. In addition, they should have at least a simple pass in English language in GCE Ordinary Level and Advanced Level.

The application form can be obtained from the Indian Cultural Centre, No.16/2, Gregory's Road, Colombo - 7 on weekdays between 9.30 am to 1.00 pm from 7 March 2017 to 17 March 2017. The applicant can also download the application forms from the site

The candidates have to fill up the following three application forms given below and submit to Indian Cultural Centre,16/2 Gregory's Road, Colombo or The Assistant High Commission of India, No.31 Rajapihilla Mawatha, PO Box 47, Kandy, phone no. 081-2222652 or The Consulate General of India, No.103, New Road, Hambantota, phone no. 047-2222500 or The Consulate General of India, No.14 Maruthady Lane, Nallur, Jaffna, phone no. 021-2220502.

Forms to be filled in and to be submitted are the following:

  1. Application Form for Scholarships including Check List and Mission's Certificate -2017 (Six Sets) ( 7 photographs)
  2. Physical Fitness Verification - Proforma for Health Check-Up - 2016 (Six sets)
  3. General Instructions to Applicants -2017
Applications at ICC, Colombo will be received in between 10.00am to 1.00 pm in person on 29.3.2017 and a personal interview of the candidate will be taken on the spot.

The applicants must bring their certificates in original at the time of submission of their duly filled in forms.

Application forms (six sets) duly filled in and supported by VCD or DVD and photographs (7) should be handed over to The Assistant High Commission of India, Kandy or The Consulate General of India, Hambantota or The Consulate General of India, Jaffna by 29 March 2017.

For further details please call ICCR, Colombo at telephone No. 2684698


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