A new scholarship scheme has been launched by Punjab Chief Minister, Captain Amarinder Singh for students of Scheduled Caste in Punjab. The new scheme has been named after Dr. Ambedkar as ‘Dr. BR Ambedkar Post Matric Scholarship Scheme’. This will provide 100% fee concession for SC Students.
The CM has announced the scholarship on Twitter. He tweeted, “Today on Valmiki Jayanti, we formally launched Dr. BR Ambedkar Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for providing 100% fee waiver for our SC students. This will benefit over 3 lakh poor SC students every year & they will not be required to pay any upfront fees to Govt/Private Institutes.”
The CM has also virtually inaugurated the Ram Tirath Industrial Training Institute (ITI). He has also informed about setting up a skill development center. So that Dalit students can be prepared for the competitive exams.
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