Punjab Cabinet nod to CM Scholarship Scheme for government colleges

Chandigarh: The Punjab Cabinet, led by Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi, on Wednesday gave approval for the implementation of the Chief Minister Scholarship Scheme in higher education for government colleges in the state.

The Chief Minister Scholarship Scheme will help bright poor students, particularly from general category, besides helping improve gross enrollment ratio (GER) in higher education which is very at low at present. The scheme would involve annual financial implication of Rs 36.05 crore.

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Students obtaining marks more than 60 per cent but less than 70 per cent will be given concession in university fee equivalent to 70 per cent.

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Highlighting features of the scheme, a spokesperson for the Chief Minister’s Office said the scheme would be applicable only to students studying in government colleges. Scholarship amount shall be equal and limited to the concession in terms of percentage in fee being charged by universities.

Students obtaining marks more than 60 per cent but less than 70 per cent will be given concession in university fee equivalent to 70 per cent. Likewise, students obtaining marks more than 70 per cent, but less than 80 per cent will be given concession at the rate of 80 per cent.

Students obtaining marks more than 80 per cent, but less than 90 per cent will be given concession at the rate of 90 per cent and students obtaining marks more than 90 per cent,  but less than 100 per cent  will be given concession at the rate of 100 per cent.

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The scholarship shall be given to students only if they are not availing any other scholarship.

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The scholarship shall be given to students only if they are not availing any other scholarship. Further, in case a student is getting scholarship from any other scheme of the state government or Central Government, and concession available under the present scheme are more than the benefits under that scheme of state or Central Government, then only the difference shall be payable to such student.

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This concept shall be payable only if a student clears the examination in all subjects.

This concept shall be payable only if a student clears the examination in all subjects. In case a student has not passed in any subject despite the fact that he or she may have obtained marks which made him/her eligible to obtain the scholarship otherwise, he/she shall not be considered for scholarship under the scheme.

The Chief Minister Scholarship Scheme would be applicable to students studying in undergraduate as well as postgraduate courses, added the spokesperson.

-PTC News