Chief Minister Scholarship Scheme for Government College Students approved by Punjab Cabinet  pursuing higher education in government colleges in the state

Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday accorded approval for implementation of the Chief Minister Scholarship Scheme for students pursuing higher education in government colleges in the state. The scheme will benefit bright students mostly from the general category. The scheme is expected to improve the Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) in government colleges that is very low at present, a government statement said. The scheme would involve annual financial implication of Rs 36.05 crore.
Chief Minister Scholarship Scheme

The statement added that the scheme shall be applicable only to the students studying in government colleges, scholarship amount shall be equal and limited to the concession in terms of percentage in fee being charged by the universities. Students obtaining marks over 60% but less than 70% will be given concession in university fee equivalent to 70%.

Likewise, students obtaining marks over 70% but less than 80% will be given concession of 80%. Students obtaining marks more than 80% but less than 90% will be given concession of 90% and students obtaining marks more than 90% but less than 100% will be given concession of 100%.

The scholarship shall be given to the students only if they are not paid any other scholarships. Further, in case a student is getting scholarship from any other scheme of the state government or the Ventre, and concession available under the present scheme are more than the benefits under that scheme of state or Centre, then only the difference shall be payable to such student.


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