Monday, September 5, 2011

[ZESTCaste] State govt hikes SC/ST students’ scholarship

12,000 students to benefit in Kodagu
State govt hikes SC/ST students' scholarship
Srikanth Kallammanavar, Madikeri, September 4, DHNS:

The scholarship being given to the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe
has been hiked. The change will come to force from this academic year

With this significant decision of the State government as many as
12,000 students will be benefited in the district. The students who
are staying in the hostels can avail the benefit.

The students of first to fifth standard who are receiving a
scholarship of Rs 75 per year will be hiked to Rs 250. Boys studying
in 6th and 7th standard will receive Rs 250 as against the present
amount of Rs 75.

Boys from 8th to 10th standard will receive Rs 500 as against the
present amount of Rs 100 while girls will receive Rs 700 as against
the present Rs 600 scholarship.

The students were given scholarships in various forms. The girls were
given financial assistance and special assistance was given for those
who pass SSLC in first class.

However, now the state government has decided to give scholarship
under one roof.

Earlier, the students were asked to submit caste and income
certificate every year to avail the scholarship. However, in the new
rule, the caste certificate should be submitted once and the income
certificate should be submitted once in three years.

The scholarship amount will be directly credited to the accounts of
the students or the account of their parents. The government has
decided not to give the scholarship in cash at any cost.

Increase in income

Kodagu district Social Welfare Officer Rajesh G Gowda said the annual
income limit of the parents has been increased to Rs 2 lakh in case of
students from Scheduled Caste and 1.45 lakh in case of Scheduled

The Central government too has hiked the scholarship amount paid to
the post metric students (PUC, degree and PG courses). As many as
2,000 post metric students will be benefited in the district.

The scholarship paid for Group one courses is Rs 550 (for those who
stay at home), and Rs 1200 for those who stay in hostels, in group 2
course (Rs 530 and Rs 820), group 3 courses (Rs 300 and Rs 570) and
group 4 courses (Rs 230 and Rs 380)


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