🎓 Scholarship Alerts 🔔

List of All Latest Scholarships You Can Apply For

Apply New Scholarship
Categories: News Scholarships

Focus on educational empowerment of minority students in 2018

Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on December 27 highlighted his ministry’s priority for people of the minority community in the year to come and said educational empowerment and increasing literacy rate among them are the two areas of focus in the coming year.

“Educational empowerment, especially education for girls, is our focus and our effort is to increase literacy rate of the communities on par with other communities,” the union minister told PTI.

According to reports, the government has in the last fiscal increased the budget of the minority ministry to Rs 4195.48 crore for 2017-18 from Rs 3827.25 crore in 2016-17. It is an increase of about 9.6 per cent over the last fiscal.

Earlier speaking at a function in Kerala on December 25, the minister said his ministry was working to ensure welfare of the minority students of through affordable, accessible and quality education.

Read more about MOMA Education Schemes at: Govt wants to empower minority communities through education, says Naqvi

“The Central government has been working with commitment to provide affordable and quality education to minority students of all sections, including the minorities,” he said, adding, “In the last six months, thousands of educational institutions catering to minority communities, including madrasas, have been brought into mainstream education system by connecting 3Ts – Teacher, Tiffin and Toilet.”

Saying that many schemes of this ministry including ministry of minority affairs scholarships have been successful in providing employment opportunities to more than 50 lakh people of minority community, he said his government is also planning to provide Rs 51,000 as Shadi Shagun to the girls who complete their graduation.

“The schemes of Minority Ministry such as Hunar Haat, Seekho aur Kamao, Nai Manzil, Gharib Nawaz skill Development Scheme and Nai Roushini have succeeded in providing employment opportunities to more than 50 lakh people from the minority communities,” the minister said, adding, “The Centre will provide Rs 51,000 as Shadi Shagun to the girls who complete their graduation.”

He also highlighted the academic success of minority students in Civil Services Examinations and said over 100 youths from the minority community have been selected for it.

“As many as 100 youths from minority communities have been selected in the Civil Services Examinations this year out of whom 52 are from the Muslim community,” he said, adding, “This is the first time since Independence, the minority students have been selected in the civil services in such a large number.”

Also read: Minority IAS aspirants to get free coaching soon

Manmath Nayak

Recent Posts

  • E-Kalyan

E-Kalyan Status 2021 – Steps to Check Online Application Status

E-Kalyan status is one of the prominent features of the E-Kalyan scholarship portal that allows…

2 hours ago
  • E-Kalyan
  • Scholarships

E-Kalyan Login 2021- Process, Reset Username and Password, Scholarship Renewal

E-Kalyan Login is a distinctive feature of the E-Kalyan portal that allows the users to…

4 days ago
  • Maharashtra
  • News
  • Scholarships

Maharashtra Scholarship Test 2021 for Class 5 & 8 Postponed Again; Schedule Withheld till Further Notice

New Delhi, 11 May 2021 - The Maharashtra Scholarship Test 2021 for Classes 5 and…

4 days ago
  • Scholarships

Oasis Scholarship 2021-22 – A Dedicated Scholarship Portal for West Bengal Students

Oasis scholarship portal is a one-stop online scholarship portal for all the scholarships that are…

6 days ago
  • Scholarships

Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship (PMRF) 2021 – Updated Eligibility & Selection

PMRF or Prime Minister’s Research Fellowship scheme aims to attract the talent pool of the country…

7 days ago
  • Scholarships

MCM Scholarship 2021 – Know All About Merit cum Means Scholarship

MCM Scholarship is a merit cum means scholarship that offers monetary support to meritorious and…

1 week ago
  • Scholarships

How to Find the Right Scholarship Opportunity?

“How to find the right scholarship opportunity?” is one of the most commonly asked questions…

1 week ago
  • MahaDBT

MahaDBT Scholarship Status 2021 – Check Online Status, MahaDBT Key Dates

MahaDBT Scholarship Status is one of the important features of the MahaDBT scholarship portal that…

1 week ago
  • Scholarships
  • UP Scholarship

UP Scholarship Status 2021 – Check Scholarship Status through PFMS

UP scholarship status is one of the key features of UP scholarship portal (Scholarship &…

1 week ago
  • Exam
  • Olympiad

Olympiad Exams – Top 5 Competitive Exams to Take in 2021

Various organisations across the country conduct Olympiads, a category of competitive exams in India that…

1 week ago
  • Scholarships

DXC Progressing Minds Scholarship 2020-21 – Opening Ways for ‘Innovation in Technology’

‘DXC Progressing Minds Scholarship’ is an initiative of DXC Technology India to improve the social…

2 weeks ago
  • Scholarships

UGC Scholarship 2021 – University Grants Commission (UGC)

UGC Scholarship – University Grants Commission (UGC), a renowned statutory body established under the Ministry…

2 weeks ago