Malaysia

PM: Full scholarships for top 100 Indian students

By Yow Hong Chieh
March 18, 2012

Datuk Seri Najib wave to members of the press after attending the 30th anniversary of the Seri Murugan centre. - Picture by Choo Choy MayDatuk Seri Najib wave to members of the press after attending the 30th anniversary of the Seri Murugan centre. - Picture by Choo Choy MayPETALING JAYA, March 18 — The government today promised full scholarships to the top 100 students from the Indian community who graduate with first-class honours from public universities. 

He said the offer would help the students pursue their post-graduate studies in local universities, should they decide to do so. 

“In 2011, I announced at the launch of the 1 Malaysia Indian Students Movement that more opportunities for funding would be given to first-class honours Indian undergraduates at public universities to pursue their Masters and PhDs at IPTAs. 

“Today... I would like to announce that the government will ensure that the top 100 Indian students who achieve a first-class degree will be given a full fees scholarship,” Datuk Seri Najib Razak said at SMJ(T) Vivekananda here. 

He added that the federal scholarships will be disbursed in time for the 2012 intake.