Thursday, June 23, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Educational assistance for SC, ST students

Tamil Nadu - Tiruchi

Educational assistance for SC, ST students

Special Correspondent

TIRUCHI: Applications have been invited for educational assistance
given through the Department of Adi Dravida Welfare for candidates
from scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and converted Christian Adi
Dravida communities. The annual income limit for parents of
beneficiaries of the post-matric scholarship given to SC/ST students
by the Union government has been increased to Rs.2 lakh, according to
Collector Jayashree Muralidharan.

In a press release, Ms.Muralidharan said the annual of income of
parents of students availing the special educational assistance for
higher education given by the State government should be less than
Rs.1lakh. Candidates pursuing M.Phil and Ph.D are eligible to apply
for Rajiv Gandhi National Scholarship. This apart, children of
sanitary workers are eligible to get educational assistance and girl
child education incentive, for which applications have to be sent
through the respective heads of institutions. Scheduled tribe and
converted Christian Adi Dravida students learning typing and shorthand
would also be given training fee.

Law graduates can apply for getting a grant of Rs.10, 000 for starting
self-employment. The maintenance grants given to school and college
students have also been increased. Further details can be had from the
Adi Dravida Welfare Office in the Collectorate, Ms.Muralidharan said.

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