Government implements merit-cum-means based scholarship schemes for minorities

The Ministry of Minority Affairs is implementing pre-matric, post-matric and merit-cum-means based scholarship schemes for the educational upliftment of the minority communities.

Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme:

Under this scheme, students are encouraged to pursue technical and vocational courses in Industrial Training Institutes/ Industrial Training Centres by granting higher amount of scholarships.

Merit-cum-means based Scholarship Scheme:

Under this scheme, students are encouraged to pursue professional and technical courses. Students qualifying for admissions in elite listed institutes are reimbursed full course fee. Fellowship is granted to minority scholars to pursue higher and professional courses at M Phil and Ph D levels through the Maulana Azad National Fellowship.

Multi-Sectoral Development Programme (MsDP)

Essential infrastructure for education and skill development is developed in the identified minority concentration areas. Thus far 117 ITIs, 44 polytechnics, 645 hostels, 1092 school buildings, and 20656 additional class rooms have been sanctioned under MsDP.

‘Seekho aur Kamao’ Scheme:

Under this scheme, minority youth are imparted training for upgrading the skills of minority youths in various modern/ traditional vocations to enable them to get suitable employment.

The ministry has also started ‘Nalanda’, a project for development of faculty in minority managed institutions for higher education.

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