Scholarship for SC, ST students

A "pre-matric scholarship scheme” has been announced for Class IX and X students from the SC and ST categories in the Union Budget on Monday.

The scheme will benefit nearly 6 lakh students in the state — 4 lakh are SC students and the rest are ST. The scheme will cover 40 lakh students across the country.

Though the Union finance minister, Mr Pranab Mukherjee, has not disclosed the scholarship amount during his Budget speech, school education department sources said it could be `500 per month.

The state government feels this scheme will be a shot in the arm to check the high school drop out level among SC and ST students; as per officials estimates, out of 100 students who enrol in Class I, less than 30 continue till Class X, pointing to a 70 per cent drop out rate.

The higher education department also are upbeat about the huge allocation, Rs 52,057 crore, announced for it in the Union Budget — a 24 per cent increase compared with the amount last year.

Officials of this wing expect to get `10 crore for each of the 10 new universities established over the last six years.
More News
India slips to 92nd rank on global talent competitiveness

India slips to 92nd rank on global talent competitiveness: India has slipped 3 spots to rank 92 on the worldwide list of ability a...

Panel recommends reservation for girl students in IITs

Panel recommends reservation for girl students in IITs New Delhi: A board has prescribed booking for young lady understudies in II...

CBSE UGC NET 2017 Jan Exam: Digi-scoring to be used for the first time

UGC NET 2017: 'Digi-Scoring' to be used on examination on January 22: The CBSE said that new computerized method for assessing ans...

Oxford University to provide English language coaching to India students

With a specific end goal to give globally acclaimed training in English dialect, the Oxford University Press India, a some portion of Oxford Qualit...

CAT 2016: Avidipto Chakraborty tops exam with 100 per cent

CAT 2016: Avidipto Chakraborty tops exam with 100 per cent: The consequence of CAT 2016 was proclaimed and the whole main 20 space...

PM Modi inauguarates Nobel Prize exhibition in Ahmedabad

PM Modi inauguarates Nobel Prize exhibition in Ahmedabad: Head administrator Narendra Modi has introduced 'The Nobel Prize' displa...

Surprised to find young IITians having IIMs in minds: Google CEO Pichai

Conceding that he used to bunk classes amid his designing days at IIT Kharagpur, Google CEO Sundar Pichai communicated shock to discover youthful I...

CBSE school associations to meet in Coimbatore to discuss management issues

To examine issues like standing up to working of CBSE schools, including non representation of Management on the CBSE board, the workplace bearers ...

20 world class universities to get autonomy: HRD ministry

20 world class universities to get autonomy: HRD ministry: The HRD Ministry's senior functionaries held talks on the controls for ...

Nursery admissions 2017: The wait continues for govt guidelines

Nursery admissions 2017: The wait continues for govt guidelines: With nursery affirmations being directed going all out in the cap...