The Ministry of External Affairs has, through the ASEAN-India Cooperation Fund, granted 6 scholarships to students from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam to pursue a Master’s degree at Nalanda.
- The MGC established in the year 2000, focuses on expanding cooperation between India and countries of Mekong region, viz. Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand.
- The key areas of cooperation under MGC are tourism, culture, education, and transport & communications.
- Aims to strengthen the ties between the peoples of the 2 regions.
- Collaboration between MGC countries in SMEs, conservation of rice germplasm, health and pandemic management, establishment of a Common Archival Resource Centre at Nalanda University.