Scholarship: Inter students asked to apply!

Scholarship: Inter students asked to apply!

The Board of Intermediate Education (BIE) has sent the list of candidates, eligible for the newly introduced scholarship scheme by the Government of India, to the concerned junior colleges apart from placing all the details on its website ? www.bieap.gov.in.

The candidates have been provisionally selected based on their performance in the Intermediate examinations this year. Selected candidates have to apply for the scholarship given for a maximum period of five years for the degree courses or professional courses.

The BIE Secretary has said that the Central government has allotted 6,097 scholarships for the State and they have been allotted in the ratio of 3:2:1 for Science, Commerce and Humanities streams and in the ratio of 1:1 for boys and girls.

Candidates who have cleared the Intermediate examinations in March 2010 and whose parental income is less than Rs. 4.5 lakh per annum are eligible. They should be pursuing regular or professional bachelor degree courses in recognised educational institutions in the current year and also not be availing any other scholarship. Selected candidates will be paid Rs. 1,000 per month for three years and Rs. 2,000 per month in the fourth and fifth years of the course for 10 months in an academic year.

Students can approach the principals of colleges where they have studied their Intermediate for application forms and they can also be downloaded from the BIE website ? www.bieap.gov.in and application forms should be submitted through the concerned college principal before October 11. Candidates who have cleared Intermediate before March 2010 are not eligible for these scholarships.

Source: The Hindu

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