Tripura Financial Support to Students: As per the updates, Tripura Welfare Department, Government of Tripura announced that meritorious students from economically weaker sections will be provided one-time financial support for pursuing higher education. Financial aid will be provided to economically weaker meritorious SC, ST, OBC, & Minority students’ for pursuing different professional and other courses in the government recognised institutes/colleges. The Tripura Welfare Department has released a notification regarding the same.
Eligibility and Application
Apart from students having 50% marks in either class 10 or 12, those who have enrolled in a professional course in the span of two years are eligible to apply for this scheme. There are basic eligibility criteria added like the applicant has to be a domicile of Tripura and belong to The SC, ST, OBC, and minority groups. About 80 per cent weightage to be given to state board students and 20% other boards.
Applications under this scheme will commence from today, 20th July at the official website. Interested and eligible students can apply till 15th August. Total 176 professional courses under the scheme were approved by the Tribal Welfare Department for the eligible candidates. Online applications have been invited from the candidates via the newly-launched web portal - twscholarship.com.
Financial Scheme to EWS
Under the new scheme, the state government would give at least Rs. 1 lakh for a course to one beneficiary. The benefits of the scheme will be distributed in two instalments- the first instalment of Rs. 50,000 during admission and the second instalment will be provided when the students produce their pass certificates for the first year into the course. The announcement made by the Tribal Welfare Department also added that financial assistance under this scheme will not debar students from getting post-matric scholarship stipends.
Reason for Financial Support
According to the Department of Higher Education, Tripura, a total of 1250 students enrolled in professional institutes/colleges in 2019-2020. Among them 225 were from Scheduled Castes (SCs), 359 were from Scheduled Tribes (STs), 320 belonged to Other Backward Classes (OBCs), and 15 were minorities. Other relevant data from the last five years show an inclination towards professional courses in the economically weaker section in Tripura. Therefore, the official body decided to provide financial assistance scheme in this area.