Malaysia

PM: Full scholarships for top 100 Indian students

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.

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