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Course Expenses: Satellite Communications

Course Expenses

The overall expenses for the course include, besides the international travel (to and from Ahmedabad), the course fee, living expenses and local tours, as given below.

  • Course Fee -US$ 6000 per participant

  • Local tours -US$ 1200 per participant

  • Living Expenses -US$ 1100 per participant

The participants are expected to find suitable sponsorship for meeting the expenses while attending the course in India.

Financial Assistance to Participants

For the current course, Government of India (GOI) has offered to bear the course fee of US $ 6000 per participants of the Asia-Pacific region selected by the Centre. Thus, no course fee is payable by the selected participants from the Asia Pacific region.

Government of India has also offered a limited number of Fellowship consisting of the following:

  • Living expenses in India - Rs. 16,000 per month for the duration of 9 months.

  • Book allowance - Rs. 2,000

  • Project allowance - Rs. 1500

  • Local tour expenses - as per given guidelines and schedules will be borne by GOI.

The centre is trying to obtain financial assistance for international travel for a limited number of participants of the Asia-Pacific region through agencies like:

  • UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UN-OOSA),

  • UN economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP), ICIMOD, ITEC, TCDC, COSTED, NAM S & T

  • Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), GOI

  • Ministry of Finance, GOI etc.

Candidates proposing to avail the GOI Fellowship and the international travel assistance have to specifically request for the same in the application from. Those, who are not offered GOI Fellowship and travel assistance, have to make their own arrangements for living expenses, international travel etc., Candidates are also advised to contact the Indian Embassy in their respective countries to get details of the financial assistance schemes, such as ITEC, SCAAP / TCS of Colombo Plan etc., currently in vogue.