21 Oct :The Union Minister for Minority Affairs Shri A.R. Antulay today informed Rajya Sabha in replu to a written question that the Merit-cum-Means Scholarship scheme for technical and professional courses and the Post-Matric Scholarship scheme for students belonging to the minority communities were launched in 2007-08.
The Pre-Matric Scholarship scheme has been launched in 2008-09. 899 scholarships were awarded under the the merit-cum-means scholarship scheme and 2070 under the post- matric scholarship scheme in 2007-08 to students belonging to Andhra Pradesh. The details of the beneficiaries for the year 2007-08 in Andhra Pradesh are available on the website www.minorityaffairs.gov.in
In 2008-09, 16027 scholarships have been sanctioned to students in Andhra Pradesh under the Pre-Matric Scholarship scheme.
As per the provisions of the schemes, the students are selected state-wise only and the scheme have just been started and their impact can be evaluated only after two or three years of implementation.