AAP Govt Announces Scheme To Fund Higher Studies Of Dalit Students In Foreign Universities
New Delhi: The Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi on Friday announced the launch of a scheme to provide financial assistance to Dalit students who have secured admission in foreign institutes for higher studies. The scheme will cover 100 Dalit students and cost Rs 5 crore to the exchequer.
The meritorious students have to be residents of Delhi aged below 30 years.
The family income should not exceed Rs 8 lakh per annum.
“Only one child for the same parents will be eligible and to this effect a self-certification will be required from the candidates,” a government statement said.
Media reports quoting Delhi’s SC&ST Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam as saying that students who secured admission to M.Phil, PhD, LLM, M.Tech and other higher education courses in foreign universities will be eligible to apply under the scheme.