Indian govt launches scholarship scheme for 12th class students of J&K

New Delhi/May 30
Indian government’s Human Resource Development ministry on Thursday launched a Special Scholarship Scheme for 12th class students of Jammu and Kashmir state.
Under this scheme, 5000 scholarships will be awarded of J&K students every year who are appearing for class 12th class exams or equivalent exams through the State Board of Jammu and Kashmir or Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) affiliated schools located in the state.
”Students will be granted scholarships who seek admission outside the State to pursue higher education in general degree courses, engineering and medical studies in government colleges or institutes or other non-government institutes recognized by AlCTE or UGC,” said HRD ministry spokesperson, adding that out of these, 4500 scholarships will be for general degree courses and 250 each for medical and engineering courses.
HRD ministry will provide upto Rs 30,000 per annum for general degree courses, upto Rs 1.25 lakh per annum for engineering and upto Rs 3 lakh per annum for medical studies as tuition fees.
“In addition to this, hostel fees and incidentals is also being given for all categories of courses upto a ceiling of Rs 1 lakh per annum and efforts are also being made by the Ministry to popularize the scheme among the students by publicising it at school level,” said the spokesperson.
Further, the scholarship scheme has been assigned to the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) for implementation through an e-portal from the Academic Year 2012-13.
The AICTE has invited online applications from the eligible students through its web portal by advertising it in leading newspapers and Rs 9,30,44,164 for 1048 students has already been released to the AICTE.