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ITEC- Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation
GCSS- General Cultural Scholarship Scheme
DASA- Direct Admission of Students Abroad


ITEC- Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation

1. Under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) programme the Government of India provides training courses in various areas tailored to address the needs of developing countries and empower their citizens with not only professional skills, but also with the skills to function in an increasingly globalized world. ITEC is about cooperation and partnership for mutual benefit.

2. Defence courses are conducted by premier military institutes in India such as National Defence College, Defence Services Staff College etc.

3. For civilians, there are 84 empanelled institutions conducting 309 short-term and long-term courses during the year. The training programme is demand-driven and subjects are selected from a wide and diverse range of skills and disciplines which may be of interest to working professionals in developing countries. The courses fall into seven broad categories:

(i)      Accounts, Audit, Banking and Finance

(ii)     IT, Telecommunication and English Courses

(iii)    Management Courses

(iv)    SME/Rural Development Courses

(v)     Specialized Courses (Parliamentary Studies & Training, Mass Communication, Finger Print Science etc.)

(vi)    Technical Courses (Fertilizer Quality control, Rural Electrification, Tool Design etc)

(vii) Environment and Renewable Energy Courses.

4.      ITEC applications are required to be filled in by the applicants themselves at or go to website ( and then “Apply for ITEC- Apply now” link at the website.  After a candidate has applied for a course, he/she must take a printout of the application, complete the application including medical form, copy of passport and one photograph and send it to the Embassy of India, Beirut through the nominating Ministry/Department. The Embassy will call eligible candidates for an interview after receiving the application.

5.       Following are the general eligibility criteria for candidates:-

  • He/she should be within the age group of 25 to 45 years.
  • He/she should possess working knowledge of English to follow the course.
  • He/she should be a first time applicant.
  • He/she should be medically fit to undertake the course.

6.      Please note that the application of any candidate who does not meet the above criteria will not be accepted.

7.      The Embassy shall appreciate it if this information is disseminated widely to enable those interested to take further action.

8.     For candidates admitted to courses under this programme, the Government of India will pay return air fares, a living allowance of Rupees 1200/- per day, a book allowance and will also provide free boarding and lodging.

9.     Full details on the ITEC training courses can be accessed from the ITEC website at The ITEC training Brochure 2019-20 can be seen at

10.     For any clarification, please call Ms. Rana Zeitouni at: 00-961-76561806 or sending an email to com[dot]beirut[at]mea[dot]gov[dot]in.



GCSS- General Cultural Scholarship Scheme

1. The Government of India offers ONE scholarship every year under the above scheme to facilitate a Lebanese student to study in India. Courses can be selected from any subject area (except medicine), and can be at the undergraduate, postgraduate or PhD level.

2. The Scholarship is administered by the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) under its General Cultural Scholarships Scheme (GCSS). Comprehensive details about the scheme, general terms and conditions, procedures and application forms can be accessed at

3. For further information, please contact the Embassy.



DASA- Direct Admission of Students Abroad

The Embassy has the honour to present the Direct Admission of Students Abroad (DASA) scheme which provides a one-stop window for Under Graduate and Post Graduate admissions to India’s premier educational institutions.

2.         Comprehensive details about the DASA scheme are at

3.         For assistance, you may also contact the Embassy.



Non-Aligned Movement, Science & Technology Centre, New Delhi, India invites applications from the scientists, technologists and engineers of the developing countries for the award of the Fellowships under various programmes.

2.       Detailed guidelines of the Fellowship schemes are given in following web link

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