100 SC students in state awarded scholarships
PUNE: The state directorate of social welfare has announced the names of the 100 scheduled caste (SC) students in the state who have been selected for the Rajharshi Shahu Maharaj merit scholarship. The scholarship is awarded for higher education at leading education institutes in the country, including the IITs. Out of these 100 selected students, 20 are from the city.
A government resolution (GR) listing the names of candidates was issued on January 28. The directorate had invited applications for the scholarship and accordingly, the grants were awarded on merit basis.
The GR stated that the students have been awarded for first year, second year and degree courses at leading education institutes. The selected students will receive the education and examination fees as decided by the respective colleges. They will also receive hostel and food charges for the year.
The GR further stated that an amount of Rs 10,000 per year will be given to every student for books and other stationery items.
Among the city students, three students received the scholarship for admissions into the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Powai, one each in IIT, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Guwahati and Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute in Mumbai and nine students received scholarships for admission into the College of Engineering, Pune.