About the Sponsor: Indian Council for Cultural Relations
The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), is an autonomous organization of the Government of India, involved in India’s external cultural relations, through cultural exchange with other countries and their peoples.
It was founded on 9 April 1950 by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first Education Minister of independent India.
ICCR scholarship is in the class of the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship obtainable in Germany.
The ICCR Headquarters are situated in Azad Bhavan, I.P. Estate, New Delhi, with regional offices in Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Goa, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Patna, Pune, Shillong, Thiruvananthapuram & Varanasi.
The council also operates missions internationally, with established cultural centers in Georgetown, Paramaribo, Port Louis, Jakarta, Moscow, Valladolid, Berlin, Cairo, London, Tashkent, Almaty, Johannesburg, Durban, Port of Spain, and Colombo.
ICCR has opened new cultural centers in Dhaka, Thimpu, Sao Paulo, Kathmandu, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, and Tokyo.
The ICCR scholarship 2020-2021 Bangladesh is a medium through which the Indian Council for Cultural Relations helps both Indian and Bangladesh Students.