Thiruvananthapuram: The government has invited scholarship applications from economically backward students belonging to the minority communities.
As per the latest decision, Muslim students would get up to 59.05% while Christian communities would get 40.87% of the scholarship. This comes after the High Court recently squashed the earlier 80:20 ratio in scholarship distribution.
The government has issued an order to retain the earlier number of scholarships or the amount that were given to the Muslim students. This will be achieved by providing additional funds to include Christian students.
Visit the website www.minoritywelfare.kerala.gov.in for more details. Phone – 0471 2300524.
Polytechnic students may now apply for the APJ Abdul Kalam Scholarship. The scholarship winners would get an annual allowance of up to Rs 6,000. Those who have applied last year need not apply again. Thirty per cent of the scholarships would be awarded to girl students.
Students at government-approved private ITIs may apply for fee reimbursement. They would get Rs 10,000 for one-year courses and Rs 20,000 for the two-year courses. Here too 10% of the scholarship would be given to girl students.
Mother Theresa Scholarship
Students of nursing diploma and paramedical diploma may apply for the Mother Theresa Scholarship of Rs 15,000. Those who have secured admission on merit at government-approved self-financing colleges too could apply.
CA, CMA and CS students too would get scholarships worth Rs 15,000.