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Scholarships for Indian students

The Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) in association with the Indian Community Benevolent Fund (ICBF) has instituted scholarships for two deserving Indian students for courses at Doha’s Carnegie Mellon University.

Scholarships will be given to students who major in either Business Administration or Information Technology and are selected to pursue these courses at Carnegie Mellon.

Announcing this yesterday, ICBF president Dr Mohan Thomas said the QOC had offered the 100% scholarship in recognition of the role of the Indian community and the ICBF in organising the ‘Doha Go For It’ campaign in March 2008. Several hundred Indians had taken part in the mass run hosted by the ICBF in association with QOC on March 27 last year at Khalifa Stadium. Indian Olympians Gurubachan Singh Randhawa and Shiny Wilson led the runners.

The two scholarships are together worth QR300,000, Thomas said.

Under the agreement between the ICBF and the QOC, the latter would directly pay the fee of the selected students to the university.

The scholarship could not be utilised for the Indian students of the previous academic year as Carnegie Mellon had six Indian students who were either self-financed or being supported with the college’s scholarship last year, Thomas explained.

Details are available from Professor P K Mathew (

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