Navodaya – Yearly Scholarship Programme of OpenArc

Navodaya scholarship programme

We are pleased to announce that OpenArc has launched its nationwide ‘Navodaya’ yearly scholarship programme for the fourth time, offering 25 scholarships for A/L students who have passion and showing best talents in IT.

Navodaya scholarship offers you with OpenArc Industrial Diploma in Software Development (IDSD) and BIT degree of University of Colombo over three years while enjoying job opportunities at OpenArc Software Factory. Both the IDSD diploma and the BIT degree are offered absolutely free of charge. Students who are 22 years or below with minimum three passes in A/L Maths, Bio Science or Commerce streams are eligible to apply for this program.

Unlike full time University graduates coming out from state Universities, our graduates will be equipped with degree with a solid three years of practical software development experience which is an inimitable difference in this ‘Navodaya’ scholarship program.

First nine months Industrial Diploma in Software Development (IDSD) will be offered at the OSBT that starts in September each year and finish in May in the following year.; this is meant for learning while experiencing practical software development.

Rs. 50,000 refundable deposit (nine months course fee and Rs. 5000 library deposit) shall be kept at the beginning of the study programme as an assurance of continuation of the programme.

A group project shall be submitted by the students at the end of the programme. All the projects will be reviewed by a panel of teachers of OSBT and Chairman.

During the IDSD diploma programme all the marks earned, achievements etc shall be recorded and taken in to an overall dynamic rating scheme. Students shall be advised on their individual performance.