Categories: Scholarships

Government is committed to the welfare of SC and OBC students: Gehlot

Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot on Wednesday said his government is committed for the welfare of students from SCs, OBCs, EBCs, DNTs and Divyangjans.

“Various ongoing scholarship schemes of the Government of India are for the welfare of the students from Scheduled Castes (SCs), Other Backward Classes (OBCs)/Economically Backward Classes (EBCs)/De-Notified & Nomadic Tribes (DNTs) and Divyangjans(PwDs),” Gehlot said.

While addressing the meeting of Consultative Committee of the ministry, Gehlot said, the objectives of these scholarships are to facilitate educational empowerment of students from these classes and to ensure their economic and social empowerment resulting from education.

“There is a substantial increase in the financial allocations and change in the eligibility criteria for these scholarships,” he added.

Various aspects of scholarships were presented by the concerned Joint Secretaries on the occasion.

To facilitate the educational empowerment of students belonging to Scheduled Castes, the Central Government has launched a number scholarships such as Post Matric Scholarships to the students belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Pre-matric Scholarship for SC students studying in Class IX and X, Pre-matric Scholarship to the children of those engaged in occupations involving cleaning and prone to health hazards, National Fellowship Scheme to SC students for pursuing M.Phil and Ph.D, National Overseas Scholarship Scheme for SC candidates, Top Class Scholarship Scheme for SC Students, and Free Coaching Scheme for SC and OBC students.

To enable students of Other Backward Class with education, the government has launched a number of scholarships such as Pre-Matric Scholarships to OBCs, Post-Matric Scholarship for OBC Students, Dr Ambedkar Scheme of Post-Matric Scholarship for students belonging to Economically Backward Classes (EBCs), and Dr Ambedkar Scheme of Pre-Matric and Post Metric Scholarship for DNTs.

Likewise, the government has also launched a number of scholarship schemes for Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjans). Those scholarships include Pre-Matric scholarships, Post-Matric scholarships, Top Class Education, National Fellowship, National Overseas Scholarship, and Free Coaching.

(Visited 26 times, 1 visits today)
Manmath Nayak

Recent Posts

The search ends here: Indian government scholarships for studying abroad

"You are only as limited as your efforts." How often do you wonder what would it be like to study…

7 hours ago

25 million students get Minority Scholarships – Half of them are girls

In what can be called a sweet fruit of labour, the Ministry of Minority Affairs, on Wednesday, announced that more…

1 day ago

Top government minority scholarship for Indian students

“Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.” A quote by G.…

2 days ago

#Madiba100Years: Nelson Mandela Education Quotes That We Absolutely Love

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made…

2 days ago

Top 10 Government Pre Matric Scholarship for Students

“School is not the end but only the beginning of an education.” – Calvin Coolidge This quote of Calvin Coolidge…

3 days ago

🎓 World Emoji Day: Can you identify these emojis for education? 📚

17th of July is celebrated worldwide as the 'World Emoji Day' or 'Global Celebration of the Emoji'. We all know…

3 days ago