Hyderabad: The State government is giving financial assistance and laptops to tribal gurukul students, who got seats in prestigious educational institutions in India and abroad, said Tribal, Women and Child Welfare Minister Satyavathi Rathod on Saturday.
These students can avail tuition fee exemption in IITs and NITs apart from getting scholarship. Financial assistance was also given to the students who got MBBS and BDS seats after successfully appearing for NEET.
Tribal students willing to pursue higher education abroad were getting Rs 20 lakh under Dr BR Ambedkar Overseas Scholarship scheme, she said.
The State government was imparting special training to gurukul students to get seats in national and international universities apart from other reputed educational institutions through CAT, GRE, TOEFL and other qualifying examinations, the Minister said.
“We have taken a decision to identify tribal students who are facing financial constraints to pursue higher studies even after getting a seat,” she said. As part of this process, the State government was giving Rs 50,000 in cash and a laptop to each tribal student, who got a seat in IIT while Rs 40,000 and a laptop to those who got a seat in NIT and IIIT institutes.
A financial assistance of Rs 50,000 and Rs 40,000 was given to students who got seats in MBBS and BDS. Financial assistance was already given to 183 IIT students, 200 NIT students, 59 IIIT students, 67 MBBS and three BDS students from 2015 to 2020.
“We will continue to encourage the students in a similar manner this year also,” the Minister said, asking students, who got seats in prestigious educational institutions to apply at the office of district tribal development officer and enroll through the website https://telanganaepass.cgg.gov.in.
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