Tripura News: State Govt to provide Rs 1 Lakh to poor but meritorious SC, ST students

Agartala, Jul 17, 2021, ENEWSTIME Desk

Tripura Government has decided to provide one financial help of Rs 1 lakh to meritorious but economically backward students of SC, ST, OBC and minority communities for pursuing higher education and vocational courses. Under the Scheme, financial help will be provided to eligible candidates for pursuing 176 disciplines including Technical, agriculture, Fisheries Law etc.

“The Government has taken the decision to ensure meritorious students of the SC, ST, OBC and Minority community do not miss a chance to pursue higher education due to lack of financial capacity. For this reason, one-time financial assistance will be provided to eligible candidates under the scheme”, Tribal Welfare Minister Mever Kumar Jamatia said after inaugurating the ‘Online Application web portal’ to avail the benefits under the Scheme.

He also said such a scheme is the first-ever initiative in the State. Meanwhile, Jamatia said, post-Metric scholarships will continue to be available like previous years.

Jamatia also said, “Students belonging to SC, ST, OBC and Minority Community will have to score at least 50 percent marks in Madhyamik and Higher Secondary (+2) exams. To avail of the Scheme, students will have to apply through portal”.

The Minister also said candidates will have to apply through the portal between July 20 and August 15, 2021.

He further said, the financial help will be provided to students for studying in State Government recognized schools and colleges. The financial help will be provided in two installments of Rs 50,000 each. The first installment will be given after taking admission in State Government institutions and the 2nd installment will be provided after producing the 1st year pass certificate, Jamatia said.