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Rs 1244 cr for minorities’ students

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The News Bureau, Dec 26

Over Rs 1244 crore has been released during 2014-15 under scholarship schemes (pre-matric, post-matric and merit-cum-means based scholarship) for minorities students.

Online scholarship management system for post-matric became operational during 2014-15 while merit-cum-means based scholarships has been made since 2010-11.

Ministry is making efforts for direct benefit transfer under pre-matric scholarship scheme als

. Children’s accounts will be linked with the parent’s account.

In addition, the Maulana Azad Education Foundation awards scholarships to 35000 meritorious minority girls annually. The corpus fund has been raised from Rs 750 crore to Rs 1250 crore during the 12th Plan.

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