On the completion of their undergraduate course in Turkish language, three students from Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), viz. Mohd. Touheed Alam, Zafar Khan and Zeeshan Ali have received scholarship offers from three different Turkish Universities. As per sources, the students have received a fully-funded scholarship scheme that will cover their expenses for pursuing an MA in Turkish Language in the varsities.
The Universities who offered the students with scholarships include, Ondokuzmayis University to Mohd Touheed Alam while Zaffar Khan received the scholarship from Ataturk University and Gaziantep University offered Zeeshan Ali with the scholarship.
The three students, who come from modest families, have displayed good and consistent performance in the programme. They had been offered a trip to the International Turkish Summer School last year for one month, under another scholarship.
Under the current Scholarships that had been offered to the three students, the expenses that will be covered under the scholarship include;
- Tuition Fee
- Hostel Accommodation
- Mess Fees
- Expenses related to Visa and Flight tickets
Along with these expenses, the three students will also be offered a stipend of 950 Lira per month, which equals just over ₹11,850 per month.
In another proud announcement, a total of 12 students who have successfully graduated the programme in the Turkish language, have been placed in Amazon, the world’s largest online shopping store, while the other students have been able to grab positions in different multinational companies.
The scholarship offers to these students will provide them with a great opportunity to not only grab an international degree but also gain international exposure. In the 21st century, where the global language of English language dominates in the realm of communication, scholarships such as these, will ensure that regional languages still carry the same authenticity and cultural references that have been carried forward for ages now. Steps such as these will attract more students to language programmes other than the major programmes that are offered by educational institutions.