Ranchi: Chief Minister Raghubar Das inaugurated a portal for the Chief Minister Fellowship Scheme on Wednesday. Students can apply online for scholarship, grants and honorarium and for that they will not have to go to departments, he said.
The CM said that a considerable number of students discontinue their studies because they can cannot afford the expenses. “Government is standing by such students. It will encourage research work by them. Chief Minister Fellowship has been started to help the poor students. The government has taken several initiatives to promote higher education. Grants will be provided to research students for this purpose,” he said.
On this occasion, Ajay Kumar Singh from the Ministry of Higher technical education and skill development, said the Chief Minister Fellowship scheme will benefit students at three levels. “Students pursuing technical studies in graduation level in any of the 23 IITs, 19 ISMs, 29 NITs and 17 National Law University along with 163 other institutions will be eligible to get the benefit of scholarship under this scheme. Honorarium of Rs 15,000 will be awarded to those who are doing Ph.D, for three years. If the research done by Ph.D scholars is accepted by any of the 100 Universities with International recognition, the students will get honorarium worth Rs 1 lakh. Schemes will benefit only those students whose parents do not have taxable income,” he said.
Developmental commissioner Amit Khare, Secretary to Chief Minister Sunil Kumar Barnwal and other senior officials were present during the programme.