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Assam govt declares Pragyan Bharti Scheme for students with economic hardship; Read to know details

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The Assam government declared on Monday, September 6 that the fee waiver Pragyan Bharti scheme will continue this year i.e from 2021-22. Under the scheme, students with parental income less than two lakh can get free admission in H.S, Degree and M.A., M.Sc and M.Com courses respectively.

The Assam Higher Education Department said that students who have taken the fee waivers earlier can apply for their second and third year admission. The scheme can be used by final year students of M.A., M.Sc, and M.Com.

Students whose parents work in government sector will not benefit

Students whose parents work under the central or state government can’t take benefits under the scheme. Students will have to submit an undertaking stating that their parents aren’t working for the state or central government.

Students with less than 75% attendance not eligible

The eligibility for this scheme depends on the student’s parental income. The parental income should be less than 2 lakh per annum. Students who have less than 75% of attendance will not be able to benefit from this scheme.

The private colleges, universities, and Central Universities located in Assam won’t be providing the advantages to the scholars .

Name of the institutes to fall under the scheme:

Government institutes providing benefits under the Pragyan Bharti scheme are:

Gauhati University, Guwahati

Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh

Bodoland University, Kokrajhar.

Cotton University, Guwahati

Kumar Bhaskar Varma Sanskrit & Ancient Studies University, Nalbari.

Women’s University, Jorhat

Bhattadev University, Bajali

Rabindranath Tagore University, Hojai

Madhabdev university, Lakhimpur

Majuli University of Culture, Majuli

Sati Sadhini Raijyik Viswavidyalaya

Students to submit proof of income

Students will have to submit their parental income certificate from the local revenue circle officer to avail benefits. The certificates submitted by the students will be checked by the Director of Higher Education.

Amidst the outbreak of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, many students have been facing financial issues in paying the college semester fee as their parents have either lost their jobs or the salary has not been credited on time. Pragyan Bharti Scheme will help those students and parents to ease a sigh of relief to pay the college fees. 

Pragyan Bharti Scooty Scheme for girls

Pragyan Bharti Scheme

The Government of Assam has also launched a new scheme for all of the girl’s students who have scored well in their recent examination. All of the girl students will be provided with scooty under the scheme. In this article, we will give you the details of the scheme so that you will be able to enroll yourself without any problems. The eligibility criteria and step-by-step procedure are shared by us.

Objective of Pragyan Bharti Scooty Scheme

The main objective of this scheme is to provide appropriate resources to all girl students studying in the state of Assam. The scheme will encourage girls to go to college. Students will be encouraged by the number of benefits provided. The scooter will be useful for the students to travel on.

Negative effect of Covid19 on educational institutions

All areas have been affected by the coronavirus disease. In order to prevent the spread of the virus, face-to-face activities of educational institutions in more than 190 countries have been closed. The outbreak of COVID-19 clearly depicts that the change is inevitable. It has helped the educational institutions to use platforms and techniques that have not been used before. The education sector has been fighting to survive the crisis with a different approach.

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