MHRD coming up with three new scholarship schemes for students
Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) in its continuous endeavor to improve and motivate the students to continue their studies, has declared to implement the following important scholarship schemes:
- National Means-Cum Merit Scholarship Scheme: Scholarship is awarded to the eligible meritorious students, having parental income up to Rs.1.5 lakh per annum. 1,00,000 fresh scholarships are provided per annum. The rate of scholarship is Rs.12,000/- per annum.
- Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students: Financial assistance is provided to those eligible meritorious students who are above the 80th percentile of successful candidates in the relevant stream from a particular the Board of Examination, in class XII and having family income of less than Rs. 8 Lakhs per annum. 82000 fresh scholarships are provided per year (41000 for boys and 41000 for girls) and have been divided amongst the State Education Boards based on the State’s population in the age group of 18-25 years. The rate of scholarship is Rs. 10,000/- per annum for the first three years and Rs. 20,000/- per annum for the fourth and fifth year.
- Special Scholarship Scheme for Jammu and Kashmir: The aims of this scholarship is to encourage the Jammu & Kashmir youth to take advantage of the educational institutions outside the state, which would provide them an opportunity, to interact with their counterpart from the rest of the country, thereby be part of the mainstream. 5000 fresh scholarships are provided per annum. The scholarship is provided towards Tuition fee and Maintenance Allowance. The rate of scholarship towards tuition fee for General Degree course is Rs.30,000 per annum, for Engineering course is Rs.1.25 Lakhs per annum and for Medical studies is Rs.3.0 Lakhs per annum. Fixed Maintenance allowance of Rs. 1.0 Lakhs per annum is provided to all students.
The Government has taken several steps/initiatives to ensure that the benefit of the scheme is availed by all the deserving students. As a result of various initiatives including inviting of online application, online counseling & online allotment of seats, a creation of supernumerary quota seats in Engineering, Architecture, Nursing, Pharmacy and Agriculture colleges, more number of students are taking admission in professional courses and thereby improving their employability.
News Source: Press Information Bureau
Readers can visit the National Scholarship Portal, for news related to various scholarship schemes.