Central government has awarded scholarship to more than 3500 students worth Rs 75 crore. The scholarships were distributed to the students under the special scheme which enables them to pursue higher education outside the state.
Out of more than 3,500 scholarships, Kashmir valley accounted for 1,329, Ladakh 26, and Jammu 2,255, said Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar.
Javadekar said "Earlier, the quota for Jammu and Kashmir students in engineering colleges was limited to only 250, but this year, 1,430 students were granted admission in various reputed engineering colleges."
He further added "Overall, Rs 75 crore worth of scholarships have been given this year under the special scholarship scheme."
This year the government enhanced the quote to 10 seats in each engineering college from two seats.
In order to be eligible for scholarship the student must pass the higher secondary exam from J&K and the family income must be less than Rs six lakh per year.
The government said "The tremendous response to the scholarship has been due to the awareness workshops which were organized across the state in May this year."
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