To widen SC scholarship net, govt for raising income criteria

To widen SC scholarship net, govt for raising income criteria

IN A move that will make many more Scheduled Caste (SC) students eligible for government scholarships, the Centre proposes to raise the income eligibility criteria for such schemes. Under the ‘Top Class Education Scheme’, the Centre provides scholarships to SC students who are pursuing higher education at IITs, IIMs, NITs, commercial pilot training institutes, medical/ law/ media and other reputed institutes. According to the current eligibility criteria, their parents’ annual income shouldn’t exceed Rs 4.5 lakh. This figure is now proposed to be revised to Rs 6 lakh per annum….

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Maharashtra govt extends fee waiver to students with Rs 6L family income limit

Maharashtra govt extends fee waiver to students with Rs 6L family income limit

The Maharashtra government Thursday  decided to extend fee waiver to students whose family income limit is less than Rs 6 lakhs, for professional and higher education courses, including medical and engineering. The BJP government also reaffirmed its commitment to provide reservation to the Maratha community. Addressing a press conference after the state Cabinet meeting, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said the ‘Rajrishi Shahu Maharaj Fee Pratipurti Yojana’ was earlier implemented for SC/ST and OBC students. “SC/ST students had 100 per cent fee waiver while OBC students had 50 per cent concession. It…

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Centre increases income ceiling in scholarship for ST students

Centre increases income ceiling in scholarship for ST students

New Delhi: To help ST students avail professional education, the Centre on Thursday decided to increase the total family income ceiling under its scholarship scheme from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 4.50 lakh per annum from this fiscal. The decision was approved by the Union Cabinet today. The central sector scholarship scheme of `top class education for ST students` had come into effect from 2007-08 for providing adequate financial support to ST students for pursuing education in selected premier institutions of the country. “The enhancement of the ceiling of the…

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Centre increases income ceiling in scholarship for ST students

Centre increases income ceiling in scholarship for ST students

New Delhi: To help ST students avail professional education, the Centre on Thursday decided to increase the total family income ceiling under its scholarship scheme from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 4.50 lakh per annum from this fiscal. The decision was approved by the Union Cabinet today. The central sector scholarship scheme of `top class education for ST students` had come into effect from 2007-08 for providing adequate financial support to ST students for pursuing education in selected premier institutions of the country. “The enhancement of the ceiling of the…

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