Dharamshala: The Department of Education, CTA conducted General Written Test in Tibetan (GWTT) at the Sikyong hall, Central Tibetan Secretariat on Tuesday.
Out of 74 applications received this year, 10 have withdrawn/did-not-show-up. The Preliminary General Written Test in Tibetan which is usually, held in Delhi and Bangalore, taking into account the pandemic, was held in 14 places in India, Nepal and Bhutan under the supervision of Tibetan Settlement Office. Five candidates from Nepal sat for the test.
The Tibetan Scholarship Program is administered by the U.S Department of State through a cooperative agreement with the Tibet Fund, a non-profit, New York-based educational and cultural institution. The program was inaugurated in 1988.
The objective of the TSP is to provide and enhance an administrative infrastructure for the Tibetan refugee community in India and Nepal by supporting and training a cadre of younger, mid-level leaders. The TSP is cross-disciplinary. It introduces grantees to current thought and American models in education, law, political science, public health, medicine, business administration, fields that have been deemed germane to the administration of a self-governing community.
Since its inception in 1988, the Tibetan Scholarship Program earlier known as Fulbright scholarship has benefited about over 450 Tibetans. The alumni are now serving in more than 91 different institutions.