Pakistan’s and Bangladesh’s religious minorities like Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists can now avail the benefits of the self financing scheme which has been designed for the migrants from these countries.
Many Pakistani and Bangladeshi Hindus and Buddhists and Sikhs have migrated to India citing religious persecution and discriminatory practices. In such a situation, government of India has to ensure that the migrant population is able to reach educational avenues so as to help them stand on their own feet.
A notification from the Ministry of External Affairs reads:
“Ministry of External Affairs is running a Self Financing Scheme for foreign nationals from developing countries for admission in MBBS / BDS / B E / B. Pharmacy, Diploma in Engineering / Diploma in Pharmacy in institutions in India against seats allotted by M/o Health & Family Welfare and M/o Human Resource Development to the Ministry. Few Seats in Post Graduation (MD/MS) course at Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi are also available under this scheme.
It has been decided to include persecuted religious minority migrants from Bangladesh and Pakistan based in India within the purview of this Scheme for admission in Post Graduation MD/MS course from academic year 2018-19 with a view to facilitating their greater access to educational institutions in India.
Applications from eligible persecuted religious minority migrants from Bangladesh and Pakistan based in India for nominations to Post Graduate MD/MS courses under Self-Financing Scheme for the academic year 2018-19 against seats to be granted by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare to Ministry of External Affairs may be forwarded to Ministry of External Affairs, US (Education) latest by 19.03.2018.
All applicants are required to appear in National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) PG conducted by NBE for admission in PG MD/MS courses in India as per Section 10(D) of the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956.”
To get further details of the scheme, click here.