The Indian Ambassador to Bhutan, Gautam Bambawale yesterday handed over a cheque of Nu 6.97 million to the Royal Civil Service Commission Chairperson, Karma Tshiteem, for the Nehru-Wangchuk Scholarship Scheme (NWSS).
The Nehru-Wangchuk Scholarship Scheme was instituted on June 19, 2009 with a signing of a MoU. The MoU’s duration of five years ended in June last year. During the first phase, 39 candidates availed the scholarship in India for both Masters and PhD programmes.
Following the MoU’s renewal for another five years, to date 28 candidates have been awarded the scholarship. The scholarship programme demonstrates the special relationship the two countries share and further strengthens friendly relations.