State to grant scholarships to students going abroad

ST Correspondent
Thursday, 23 August 2018

The decision will benefit 20 students every year, including 10 from the open category and 10 from SC, ST and NT categories. Out of this, seven students will be from PhD while three from the degree or diploma courses will be selected for the fellowship. 

Mumbai: The State government has decided to grant scholarships to the students going abroad for higher studies. The decision will benefit 20 students every year, including 10 from the open category and 10 from SC, ST and NT categories. Out of this, seven students will be from PhD while three from the degree or diploma courses will be selected for the fellowship. 

The State cabinet on Tuesday cleared the decision and Education Minister Vinod Tawde said, “The decision will help the students financially from Open as well as OBC categories.”

There will be a selection committee that comprises of secretaries from higher education, finance, industry and skill development departments. Selection will be done on the marks obtained by students of class 10 as well as class 12 and the collective annual income of a student and his/her family should not be more than Rs 20 lakh. The students will have to submit a non-creamy layer certificate. In addition, the student will have to mention the benefit that will be extended to the State government after the completion of the course. Under the scheme, the students can opt for graduation, post-graduation and doctorate courses.  

“The scheme will be implemented from this year and the State government will give 1,500 dollars per month scholarship to each of these twenty students,” said Tawde. 

Earlier there were scholarship schemes for the SC, ST and NT students who wanted to study abroad. This year, the purview of the scheme has been extended to the students from open categories. The scholarship will be applicable for four years for PhD study, 2 years for a postgraduate degree and one year for the postgraduate diploma.

About The Scholarship
 Criteria for the scholarship: Annual Income of the family should not be more than Rs 20 lakh.
 Selection procedure: The committee will track the marks of SSC, HSC of the student, international ranking of the university where they sought admission and then decide the rank. 
 Courses for which the scholarship offered: PhD (four 
years), postgraduate degree (two years), postgraduate diploma (one year).

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