The students applying for the National Overseas Scholarships (NOS) programme cannot pursue the courses of humanities and social sciences courses related to Indian culture in foreign universities. The centre has announced that the students applying for NOS cannot take up courses related to Indian culture in foreign universities.
The ministry of social justice and empowerment revised the guidelines prohibiting the students from applying for courses related to Indian culture, heritage, history and social studies in foreign universities.
The government further stated that the decision was taken on the premise that such courses can be pursued better in Indian universities than foreign universities. While the students can pursue “new-age topics" in foreign universities and bring back that knowledge to India.
Earlier scholarships were offered for all the courses for all the students who have an annual family income of Rs. 8 Lakhs per annum. According to the new guidelines the scholarships will not be provided for those students who pursue the courses related to Indian Culture in the foreign universities under National Overseas Scholarships (NOS) programme.