Untitled DocumentCultural Exchange
People to people contacts are the foundation of the close relationship.Every year a large number of Iraqi students go to India for higher studies.
India has been offering 55 slots every year to Iraqi students for higherstudies in India under the 'Cultural Exchange Programme Scholarship Scheme'(CEP) and the 'General Cultural Scholarship Scheme' (GCSS) organized by theIndian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR).
Hundreds of Iraqis prefer to send their children for higher education toIndia on self-financing basis. Last year around 2800 student visas wereissued for Iraqi nationals to study in India. It is estimated that there arearound 10,000 Iraqi students doing their PHDs, Masters and undergraduatestudies in India.