Friday, August 5, 2011

5000 scholarships for JK youth

The Government today approved a special scholarship scheme of Rs 1,200 crore for the Jammu and Kashmir youth to encourage them to pursue higher studies outside the State.

Only those students are eligible for the scholarship who will pass the Class XII or equivalent exam from the J&K Board and pursue general degree courses in engineering, medical studies and other professional courses in Government colleges or other reputed institutes outside the State.

The income ceiling will be Rs 4.5 lakh per annum.

The decision, which was approved by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, proposes to provide 5,000 fresh scholarships every year over the next five years.

Out of these, 4,500 scholarships will be for general degree courses, 250 for engineering and 250 for medical studies, said a Government statement.

Every scholar will get upto Rs 30,000 per annum for tuition fees for general degree courses, upto Rs 1.25 lakh per annum for engineering course and upto Rs 3 lakh per annum for medical studies.

In addition to these, hostel fees and incidentals will also be given for all categories of courses upto a ceiling of Rs one lakh per annum, the statement added.

1 comment:

  1. Is this scholarship is avaliable for all the students i.e student from general category.
    I am also a student of outside the jammu please tell me that is this scholarship available for all students or not.If yes how to apply and when ?
    please reply me at