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Free education for govt college students scoring above 90%

The Punjab scholarship scheme will help outstanding students from financially poor backgrounds, especially those who belong to the general category.

Punjab government approves scholarship scheme for college students

Chandigarh: The Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday approved the implementation of the Prime Minister’s Higher Education Scholarship Scheme. The program will help outstanding students from financially poor backgrounds, especially those in the general category, along with increasing the overall enrollment ratio in higher education, according to a government statement.

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She said the scheme has an annual financial implication of Rs 36.05 crore. Scholarships will only be applied to students of public universities and the amount of the scholarship must correspond to the privilege in terms of the percentage of fees charged by the universities.

The government has said that students with scores above 60 percent but less than 70 percent will receive a concession equal to 70 percent of university fees. Likewise, students with scores between 70 to 80 percent and 80 to 90 percent of marks will receive a distinction of 80 and 90 percent of the fee, respectively. The government has said that students with scores above 90 percent will benefit from free education.

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The entire program cannot be used in conjunction with any other scholarship. However, in cases where students get a scholarship from any other state or central government scheme but the privilege under the new scheme is higher, only the amount of the difference between the two scholarships will be paid.

In another decision, the Cabinet approved the proposal to upgrade Gharwan (Sas Nagar), Rajasansi (Amritsar) and Durangla (Gurdaspur).


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