New Delhi: It has been learnt that pre Matric,Post Matric and Merit cum means Scholarships for Minorities/SC/ST have not been released by Central Government till date for the financial year 2015-16 and there are few days remaining only for this financial year to close.
At the centre the Ministry is headed by Najma Heptulla and the HRD Ministry is headed by Smirti Irani.
It is to be noted that the Ministry of Minority affairs had formulated the scholarship scheme for the educational empowerment of the minority communities
Under merit-cum-means based scholarship scheme, students are encouraged to pursue professional and technical courses.Also,under this scheme, students getting admissions in reputed listed institutes are to get reimbursed full course fee.
Under post-matric scholarship scheme, students are encouraged to pursue technical and vocational courses in Industrial Training Institutes/ Industrial Training Centres by granting higher amount of scholarships.
Fellowship is provided to minority scholars to pursue higher and professional courses at M Phil and Ph D levels through the Maulana Azad National Fellowship.
In another scheme of ‘Seekho aur Kamao’, training is imparted for upgrading the skills of minority youths in various modern/ traditional vocations to enable them to get suitable employment.
The ministry had also launched ‘Nalanda’, a project for development of faculty in minority managed institutions for higher education.
The slogan of ‘sabka saath sabka vikaas’ of our government does not seem to hold true in the case of Minorities/SC/ST. (MM)