January 16, 2014
State scholarship for Madhyamik, HS and graduate students
The State Government has started distribution of the cheques to Madhyamik, Higher Secondary and graduate students of poor families; the scholarships are aimed at encouraging meritorious students from poorer sections of the society to pursue higher education.
Student from the family of lower income group (Rs 50,000 per year) will get the scholarship for further studies. Students who secure 65 percent marks in Madhyamik will get Rs 10,000 for pursuing Higher Secondary education and Higher Secondary students scoring 60 percent marks would get Rs 10,000 for pursuing graduation courses.
A student, who has completed graduation with 55 percent marks, would get Rs 10,000 for higher studies. Around 4000 students have applied for scholarships. It is a one-time scholarship.
This move by the West Bengal Government will surely benefit several thousand students who have to give up their education for financial reasons. The move again shows the humane side of the WB CM.