100 Himachal Pradesh students to get Rs 1 lakh each for coaching

Bhanu P Lohumi

Tribune News Service

Shimla, December 13

One hundred meritorious students would be provided financial assistance of up to Rs 1 lakh by the Himachal Pradesh Government to pursue coaching for seeking admission in prestigious institutes of higher education under the "Swaran Jayanti Super-100" scheme for the academic session 2021-22.

The government has asked all deputy directors of higher education to send the names of students making it to top 3,000 in the Class X merit list of the Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education. The last date to apply for the grant is December 31.

Only Class XI and XII students of government schools in the state can apply under the scheme, which aims to help students secure a place in premier medical, engineering, management or information technology institutes or the NDA. Any student shifting from government to private school would be liable to return the amount, said sources.

The applicant must be a bonafide Himachal resident and will be free to select coaching institute of choice, subject to the centre having five years of experience in the field. A minimum 75 per cent attendance will be mandatory at the coaching institute and students will have to submit monthly attendance certificate in their schools.

The grant cannot be spent on electronic gadgets like mobile phones, laptops, etc. Initially, Rs 30,000 would be paid through direct bank transfer, for which a utilisation certificate would have to be submitted, said officials.

Who all eligible

  • Higher secondary students who have cleared Class X from government schools
  • They must be in top 3,000 in HP school Board's merit list
  • The grant can be spent only on coaching fee, Internet data and study material
Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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