Ministry of Human Resource Development30-November, 2011 17:35 IST
Financial Assistance to SC/ST Students
The University Grants Commission (UGC) provides financial assistance
to Central/State/UGC maintained deemed to be universities and colleges
for SC/ST students under following three schemes:-
(1) Remedial Coaching at Undergraduate and Postgraduate Level for
Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Minority Communities Students.
(2) Coaching for entry into services for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled
Tribes and Minority Communities Students.
(3) Coaching of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Minority
Communities candidates to prepare for National Eligibility Test
(NET)/State Level Eligibility Test (SLET).
Universities and Colleges covered under Section 2(f) and 12 (B) of the
UGC Act, with students belonging to SC/ST/OBC (non creamy
layer)/Minority communities are considered for financial assistance on
lump sum basis by UGC under these schemes. An amount of Rs. 48.45
crores was spent in XIth Plan on these schemes. Besides, UGC provides
fellowship to SC/ST students under the Scheme of Rajiv Gandhi National
Fellowship (RGNF) since 2005. Under RGNF, 2000 slots for SC and 667
slots for ST students are filled every year.
This information was given by Dr. D. Purandeswari, Minister of State
for Human Resource in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha
(Release ID :77947)
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