|Mahatma Gandhi's bust in Medellin|
The innauguration of the Mahatma Gandhi's bust at the Museum of Memory at Bicentenario Park will take place on May 21 2013 at 5:00 pm. The cityhall of Medellín and the Embassy ofIndia have installed the bust, with the help of the Honorary Indian Consulate in Medellín. The bust was donated by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations ICCR and was brought directly from India.
INDIAN TECHNICAL AND ECONOMIC COOPERATION (ITEC)
For the year 2011-2012, 25 scholarships are earmarked for students and professionals in various disciplines from Costa Rica. The applicants can get information and application forms through the Ministries of External Relations and Cult of Costa Rica, Scholarship Department. Embassy of India in Bogotá interviews candidates recommended by Costa Rican authorities before recommending their names for the scholarship to Government of India.
Please click for details of courses (2011-2012) and application form
Interested persons should apply, in the prescribed form through their own institutions or Ministries/Departments to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Scholarship Department which will recommend the application to the Embassy of India in Bogotá.
The employees and officials of the Government, Public Sector Enterprises, Universities and Chambers of Commerce and Industry are eligible to apply for Scholarships under the ITEC program. The scholarships covers all expenses for travel to India, tuition fee, lodging and boarding, including book allowance.
The applicant must be well conversant in English language to be able to follow the course in India. He/she should be in good health and a certificate to this effect must be provided as per the application form.
Applications will be sent to the training institutes in India which will scrutinize the applications of the candidates and eligibility from the technical point of view including educational qualification and work experience. The final decision for grant of scholarship rests with the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.
Upon selection, the Indian Embassy in Bogotá will inform the concerned authorities. The Indian Embassy will brief the selected candidates about the training Program in India and will also provide an economy/tourist class return air ticket to the candidates for their travel to India. Strict conditions are attached to ensure that candidates go through the full course and conform to the requirements and time table of the institution concerned.
Prof. Hilda Chen Apuy, a Costa Rican scholar of mixed descent, is renowned for her study and teaching of Indian culture and philosophy in Costa Rica and Culture. However, there have been relatively few exchanges of students mainly because of language difficulties.