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Punjab govt college students get new scholarship scheme, free education for those getting above 90% marks

The Punjab Cabinet has approved the scholarship scheme for public university students which offers varying concessions according to the marks scored by the students.

The Punjab Cabinet has approved the scholarship scheme for public university students which offers varying concessions according to the marks scored by the students. (Photo: Reuters)

The Punjab government on Wednesday approved the implementation of the Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme which will benefit students of public universities in the state. The annual financial impact of this scholarship will be Rs 36.05 crore.

The scholarship will help those who come from economically poor backgrounds, especially those who form general categories. According to a government statement, it will also boost the gross enrollment ratio in higher education.

Who can benefit from the grant?

The scholarship can be availed by students of Punjab Government College.

What is the scholarship amount?

The Prime Minister’s Scholarship Program will offer a certain advantage in terms of the percentage of fees charged by 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.

Students who obtain 70 to 80 percent and 80 to 90 percent marks will be awarded a concession 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.

No other scholarship can be used

Punjab Government has stated that this scholarship scheme cannot be availed in conjunction with 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.

(with PTI input)

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