6500 crore for SC/ST students under scholarship
Mohali 7 July
There is a provision of around 6500 crores to be disbursed to SC/ST/OBC students under Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for the year 2013-14. But students are not able to avail the full benefits of these scholarships due to lack of awareness. In an attempt to make the SC/ST and OBC students aware about these schemes, Aryans Group of Colleges, Chandigarh has launched a special Scholarship awareness drive.
This was said by Dr Anshu Kataria, Chairman, Aryans Group while inaugurating 2 days SC/ST/OBC Counselling at Aryans campus situated at Chandigarh-Patiala Highway, Near Chandigarh. The Counselling will continue on Monday also. Those who are interested in taking part in this awareness drive can register at 84277-78000, 84273-44888. He added that Scholarship can be availed in M.Tech, MBA, B.Tech, B.Tech (LEET), BBA, BCA, B.Ed, B.Com, B.A., Polytechnic, Nursing (GNM), +1, etc courses.
Prof. A P Jain, Director, Aryans Group said that on the first day of Counselling, 107 students participated out of which around 30 eligible students were given scholarships in various courses. He added that Scholarships were awarded to the students who have secured not less than 50% marks or equivalent grade in the previous final examination and the annual income of whose parents/guardian from all sources does not exceed Rs. 2.5 Lakh.
Dr. Kataria said that the students coming under minority categories in India like Sikhs, Muslims, Buddhists, Jainism and Parsi can avail the benefit of Ministry of Minority Affairs (MOMA) scholarship which is meant for the welfare and for financial assistance to brilliant students of minority class to obtain higher as well as professional qualification.
He further said that above Post Matric Scholarship Scheme’s main objective is to award scholarships to meritorious students belonging to economically weaker sections of minority community so as to provide them better opportunities for higher education increase their rate of attainment in higher education and enhance their employability.