ITEC & TCS Colombo Plan

The Government of India is implementing the Human Resource Development (HRD) cooperation with Myanmar under different schemes such as Indian Technical & Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Programme, Technical Cooperation Scheme (TCS) of Colombo Plan and various scholarships offered by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and Special Course for ASEAN Diplomats. The areas of training range from courses in English language, Information Technology, Computer Application to Agriculture, Remote Sensing, Industries, Urban Development, Parliamentary Studies, Mass Communication, Management, SME/Rural Development, Specialized Courses, Technical Courses, Environment and Renewable Energy Courses and other related areas. In addition, the HRD Wing has also been arranging training in Hindi language for students of Indian origin. Most of these schemes include to and fro air fare, living allowance, book allowance and free study tours.

The HRD Cooperation Programme was launched in Myanmar in 1996 and details of scholarships offered are as under:

The Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) and Technical Cooperation Scheme (TCS) of Colombo Plan have been very popular programmes and a large number of participants from different ministries of Myanmar Government attended various courses offered under these two scholarships. Over 48 institutes from both government and private sectors offer a choice of more than 200 courses (short & long term). Slots allotted to Myanmar under ITEC have increased from 30 in 1999-2000 to 430 in the year 2012-13 and under TCS of Colombo plan from 45 in 1995-96 to 70 in the year 2012-13.