Hyderabad: Telangana Brahmin Samkshema Parishad has invited applications from eligible students of Brahmin community for extension of financial assistance of Rs 20 lakh under Vivekananda Overseas Education Scheme (VOES).
Those who have completed graduation and aspire to get master’s degree from foreign universities can apply through ‘brahminparishad.telangana.gov.in’ between June 14 and August 31, according to a press release.
This scheme applies to Brahmin graduates who are native of Telangana and students should possess graduation certificate with minimum of 60 per cent aggregate marks. The family income from all sources should not exceed Rs 5 lakh and applicants should enclose latest caste and income certificates obtained through Meeseva. Only one person from a family is eligible to apply, the release said.
This apart, the parishad has invited applications for Brahmin Entrepreneurial Scheme of Telangana (BEST), Sri Ramanuja (fee reimbursement) scheme and Vedahitha scheme.
Under, BEST scheme, the parishad is extending financial assistance in the form of subsidy to Brahmin families of BPL category for setting up of micro-enterprises and petty business.
For project cost of up to Rs 1 lakh, there will be a subsidy of 80 per cent, for Rs 1 lakh to Rs 2 lakh, 70 per cent subsidy and for Rs 2 lakh to below Rs 12 lakh, a subsidy of 60 per cent is offered. This scheme applies to unemployed Brahmin whose annual income does not exceed Rs 2 lakh in urban areas and Rs 1.5 lakh in rural areas.
Under Ramanuja Scheme, financial assistance is extended by reimbursing fee to Brahmin students belonging to BPL category while Vedahitha offers a monthly stipend of Rs 250 to students pursuing Vedam/ Smartham course, the release added.