Around 84 of the various differently-abled students would get benefited by the government’s scholarship programme ‘Saksham’ this financial year. The announcement was made in the parliament on 03 December 2014. The scheme was implemented by Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) through the channel of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) which would help and encourage 1000 differently abled students around the nation to pursue technical education and build up their own future.
The scholarship would include tuition fee of Rs. 30,000 or the actual amount in the university/institution/college, whichever is less and a sum of Rs. 2000 per month for 10 continuing months as contingency allowance to the differently abled students while they are pursuing their respective technical courses. The students willing to take advantage of the scholarship have to apply for the same and undergo qualifying examinations to pursue technical education in AICTE approved institutions.
The HRD minister Smriti Irani said in her written reply to the Lok Sabha that this scholarship is for those differently-abled students whose family income is less than Rs.6 lakhs per annum.
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