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The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) was founded in 1950 by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, independent India’s first Education Minister. Its objectives are to actively participate in the formulation and implementation of policies and programmes pertaining to India’s external cultural relations; to foster and strengthen cultural relations and mutual understanding between India and other countries; to promote cultural exchanges with other countries and people, and to develop relations with nations. Indian Council for Cultural Relations administers various scholarship programs annually and awards about 3000+ scholarships under 26 different schemes to foreign students from about 140 countries.

In a step forward towards “Digital India” ICCR developed the “Admissions to Alumni (A2A) Portal) to streamline the enrolment process. The portal was launched on January 17, 2018 by then Honourable External Affairs Minister Late Smt. Sushma Swaraj. With the introduction of the portal from the academic year 2018-19 onwards, ICCR Scholarship programs are not only digitized but also have become an effortless exercise. The portal contains all relevant information regarding ICCR sponsored scholarship schemes and other information like names of the Indian Universities, courses offered by them and guidelines of scholarship schemes etc.

Candidates who wish to take admission through ICCR scholarship schemes can apply for the same in the ICCR Portal for admission in MTech and PhD Programs. For information related to disciplines offered at IIT Bhilai click here. After successful submission of the application, ICCR will forward the application to IIT Bhilai for consideration. If the candidate is found suitable for admission after the successful completion of the shortlisting procedure, the same will be updated on the ICCR portal.

Message From Director

I am pleased to extend my greetings to students and their parents as well as colleagues near and far. IIT Bhilai was established on 7 August 2016. We are located in Chhattisgarh, the rice bowl of India, in a state rich in natural resources as well as cultural memory and heritage. Read More


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