66 Lakhs earmarked For ‘Minority Students’ to pursue Professional Courses

RTI reply from the Minorities Department, GoK 20 Muslims, 13 Christians, 1 Jain given financial assistance to pursue professional courses such as IIM, IIT, NLSIU, National Institute of Technology, Institutes under State Legislature Act, AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences)Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Institute of National Importance  and other prestigious courses .

An RTI filed by Girish Bharadwaj has seen an amount of Rs.66 lakhs provided to ‘Minority ‘students in Karnataka pursuing professional courses such as IIM, IIT and other courses. SatyaVijayi has a copy of the RTI reply, notification issued by the Government of Karnataka.

With an eye on the elections, just a few weeks away in Karnataka, the Congress Government in Karnataka ensuring no stone unturned to ensure the minority voters do not go away with a slew of ‘Bhagyas’ (read welfare schemes)

Out of the same 20 Muslims, 13 Christians and 1 Jain student are the beneficiaries of this scheme.

This fund is being disbursed through the Minority Welfare Department through a ‘Fellowship Scheme’ favouring Minority students. The funds were earmarked during the last budget to Minority students pursuing professional courses.

Incidentally, there are no such schemes for meritorious poor Hindu students, who lose a life time opportunity to study such courses owing to poor financial background and lack of such schemes from the Government, which favours only Minority students for minority appeasement. The letter further says that:

1.] Students who are studying in educational institutions recognized by the Government of Karnataka under a legal statute; being a religious minority can apply for the Fellowship.

2] This scheme has to be implemented by the Directorate of Minorities through online effectively.

3]  The student applying for Fellowship should be  a Karnataka domicile and those students who have come from other states are not  eligible for this fellowship under any circumstances. However, minority students belonging to Karnataka domicile but studying in different states are eligible for the fellowship.

4] In the current year the scheme is being introduced for 100students as per the population ratio.

5] Annual income of the family of those Minority students applying for such scholarship should not be more than Rs.6 lakhs

6] This scheme can also be utilized by Minority students in border areas of Karnataka. (Gadinadu)

7] Students having backlog subjects from previous years are not eligible for this Fellowship

8] The Fellowship fee shall be remitted directly to the bank account of the beneficiary

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