11 Dec : Raja Swami, B.sc 2nd :The following two scholarship schemes have been formulated for students belonging to the minority communities in pursuance of the Prime Minister’s New 15 Point Programme for the Welfare of Minorities:
(1) Scheme of post-matric scholarships
(2) Scheme of pre-matric scholarships
A request has been received from the State of Kerala for increasing the number of pre-matric scholarships for students belonging to the minority communities. The allocation of scholarships to all States, including Kerala, has been made on the basis of the population of the notified minority communities in the State. Out of a total of 4 lakh scholarships for 2008-09, the allocation for Kerala is 29, 380.
This was stated by the Minister of Minority Affairs, Shri A.R.Antulay, in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.