November 28, 2020 10:41:53 am
At the very least 45 lakh college students from six minority communities in West Bengal have obtained scholarships from the state authorities amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a prime official right here mentioned.
Minority college students, who belong to households which have lower than Rs 2 lakh as household revenue, are eligible for the scholarship programme, supplied they’ve secured not less than 60 per cent mark within the earlier examination, P B Salim, the chairman of West Bengal Minorities Growth and Finance Company, advised PTI.
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The state hopes that each eligible pupil — elementary schooling to PhD degree — will get benefited from the programme, he mentioned.
“The federal government had begun doling out scholarships on August 1. We intention to succeed in the 50-lakh determine by December 15,” he mentioned.
Final yr, 42 lakh minority college students had obtained scholarships, Salim mentioned.
As soon as chosen underneath the programme, the scholarship quantity, starting from Rs 1,500 to Rs 60,000, is instantly transferred to the checking account of the beneficiaries in a month’s time, the official added.
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