Delhi government launches ‘merit cum means’ scholarship scheme

Delhi government on Tuesday launched ‘merit cum means’ scholarship scheme in the national capital, with an aim to benefit the students from poor and moderate means of income group. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, while making the announcement in New Delhi, said the scholarship scheme would be a fee waiver scheme for the needy students who pursue higher studies in any of the state universities of Delhi, namely GGS Indraprastha University, Delhi Technological University, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Ambedkar University, Indira Gandhi Delhi Technological University for Women and Delhi…

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8 helpful tips for getting a study scholarship

Winning a scholarship isn’t as hard as you might think, there are certain tips that can help you maximize the process and achieve your goal of winning a study scholarship. Jumia Travel, the leading online travel agency, shares 8 helpful tips for getting a study scholarship. Start Your Search As Soon As Possible When trying to get a study scholarship, you need to start your search as soon as possible because if you wait till the last minute you will miss half the deadlines. There are many scholarship schemes out…

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Punjab minister urges Centre to release scholarship funds

Punjab minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot today urged the Centre to take immediate measures to release the state’s share of Rs 1,046.48 crore in connection with the post-matric scholarship scheme of Scheduled Caste students. He was speaking at a regional conference of Social Welfare ministers of Punjab, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh here. The event was organised under the aegis of the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry. The meeting was presided over by Union Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot. Dharmsot is Punjab’s Scheduled Castes, Backward…

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Post-Matric Scholarship For SC, ST, OBC Will Continue: Nitish

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today stated that post-matric scholarships will continue for students of backward class (BC), extremely backward (EBC), scheduled caste (SC) and scheduled tribe (ST) to pursue higher studies. Kumar also made it clear that the department concerned would ensure through a proper verification that scholarships must be given to only “genuine students enrollled in genuine institutions” as instances have been found that students enrolled with “bogus institutions” too have availed of scholarship meant for SC categories. “Misgivings are being spread vis-a-vis post-matriculation scholarship. It will continue…

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Sir Michael Wilshaw: We need ‘battle-axes’ for teachers to improve schools

We need “battle-axes” for teachers to improve state schools, Ofsted’s chief inspector has said, as he warned that student teachers were put off by “sloppy, scrappy” pupils. Sir Michael Wilshaw argued that bright young teachers were also being put off the profession by poor leadership in schools. In many secondary schools, inspectors still see scruffy pupils, sloppy worksheets instead of textbooks and low level disruption, the chief inspector said, arguing that if England wants to do as well as other nations, every secondary school needs to have a good atmosphere…

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