Delhi government on Tuesday launched ‚Äòmerit cum means‚Äô scholarship scheme with an aim to benefit the students from lower income group.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, while making the announcement in New Delhi, said the scholarship scheme would be a fee waiver scheme for the needy students who pursue higher studies in any of the state universities of Delhi,namely GGS Indraprastha University, Delhi Technological University, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Ambedkar University, Indira Gandhi Delhi Technological University for Women and Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University (DPSRU).
To avail the benefit of the scheme the students must have secured at least 60 per cent marks in the class he/she has passed.
‚ÄúThe scheme has been divided in three slabs — 100% fee waiver for category of students coming from a BPL family, 50% fee waiver for students from families with income upto Rs 2.5 lakh per annum and 25% fee waiver for students from families with income above Rs 2.5 lakh and not exceeding Rs 6 lakh per annum,‚Äù Sisodia said.
The scheme would be applicable to all students in all the undergraduate courses.In case of SC/ST students,an additional 5% waiver in the fee would be given.
‚ÄúIt is a proud moment for the people of the national capital that Delhi will be the first state to provide fee waiver to students from families with income upto Rs 6 lakh per annum,‚Äù Sisodia added.
The scheme would also be extended to the Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology (NSIT) as and when the institution becomes a state university.