Indian Institutes of Technologies was held in Colombo.
Sri Lankan students can now also participate in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test to pursue medical education in India.
This was disclosed by High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu when he addressed the joint celebration of Indian Technical & Economic Cooperation Day (ITEC Day) and International Students’ Day at Hotel Taj Samudra, in Colombo recently.
Nimal Siripala de Silva, Minister of Transport & Civil Aviation, Government of Sri Lanka, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.
Around 270 Sri Lankan alumni who pursued various courses in India, under ITEC scheme and Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) scholarship scheme of the Government of India, attended the celebration. Several senior officials of Government of Sri Lanka were also present.
Every year, Government of India offers 750 scholarships to Sri Lankan students, for various Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Doctoral courses.
India also provides around 400 fully-funded short term training opportunities to Sri Lanka under ITEC Programme every year.
These are aimed at strengthening the skill-sets and capacity building in Sri Lanka.
The High Commissioner of India noted that the ITEC day and International Students Day reflect India’s belief that knowledge and prosperity only increase through sharing.
He also noted that India’s experience may be of direct relevance to Sri Lanka.