Status of pre, post-matric scholarships reviewed

Secretary Tribal Affairs and Cooperatives, Abdul Majid Bhat, Friday convened a meeting to review the status of pre-matriculation and post-matriculation scholarship for Tribal, Gujjar and Bakerwal students of the state.

Special Secretary, Tribal Affairs, M S Choudhary, Special Secretary, Higher Education, R A Inqalabi, Director Colleges, Dr Yaseen Ahmad, Director School Education Kashmir, Mohammad Younis Malik, Director Tribal Affairs, Mushtaq Ahmad, Director Finance, Abdul Majid Bhat, Joint Director School Education, Jammu, J K Sudan, and Joint Director Planning, Ashiq Ahmad Bhat were present in the meeting.

The Secretary stressed on creating awareness among the deserving applicants so that more students benefit from the scheme. “The objective of the centrally sponsored scholarship scheme is to provide financial assistance to the scheduled tribe students studying at pre-matriculation and post-matriculation stage to enable them to complete their education,” he said.

Director Tribal Affairs informed the meeting about the mode of selection, eligibility and specification for grant of scholarship.

It was also given out that for the beneficiaries of post-matriculation have to apply online on scholarships.gov.in by National Scholarship Portal (NSP), while as pre-matriculates can apply for scholarship through offline mode.