Govt triples scholarship amount of Minority communities

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 14:50

Bhopal: With the aim of promoting education among Minority communities, the Centre has tripled the scholarship amount for them in Madhya Pradesh and a total of Rs 20 crore would be distributed among the Minority students of pre-matric, post-matric and merit-cum means.
Giving this information, the Madhya Pradesh Commissioner for Backward classes and Minorities welfare, Jabbar Dhakwala said that the students of minority communities will be benefitted with the increased tripled amount to be given for them by the centre.

Dhakwala said that about 67,375 students of pre-matric, post-matric and merit-cum means would be benefitted under the scholarship programme for the Minorities
run by the Centre.

He accepted that there were various problems for students in filling the scholarship forms and some times the schools and colleges did not fill the columns meant for them,
and added that from the next academic session, students will not face such problems again as it has been decided to hand over this responsibility to private parties.

Dhakwala said that as Madhya Pradesh is a Hindi speaking state, students from Minority communities cannot take advantage of the scholarship as the form for it is in English
and runs into five or six pages.

Bureau Report



First Published: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 14:50

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