Centre introduces scholarship scheme

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Shimla, Jan 31 (UNI) The Centre has introduced a scheme for the students belonging to the minority communities for pursuing higher education from class XI upto Ph D and technical and vocational courses.

Termed ''Post Matric Scholarship '', it aims to provide scholarship to meritorious students, from the economically weaker sections of minority communities, and enable them to pursue higher education, Social Justice and Empowerment spokesman said in a release here.

The scholarship would be given to the students, pursuing studies from Class XI to Ph.D. from Government or recognized private institutions including technical, accordingly with vocational courses of class XI and XII level in Industrial Training Institutions affiliated with the National Council for Vocational Training, he added During the current financial year, 113 scholarships would be provided to 49 Muslims, 4 Christens, 30 Sikhs and 4 Buddhists, he said.

The spokesman said that the students should have not less than 50 percent marks in the previous final examination to be eligibile to avail this scholarship.

Students from BPL families, having the lowest income would be given preference, and 30 percent of scholarship would be earmarked for girl students, he said UNI XC AS JN VN2013

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