The scholarship is meant for a total of hundred students, comprising 50 for the NRIs and fifty for PIOs. If there are no students under category of PIO, scholarship gets offered to NRI candidates that are suitable. Key objective related to SPDC is making available highly developed high education system to the children of the Indian Diaspora that is NRIs and PIOs that live in selected countries. Ample facilities are provided for the higher education. This scheme aims at strengthening ties between Indian culture and Indian Diaspora.