Punjab launches Chief Minister Scholarship Scheme' for bright students

June 17, 2017 05:29 PM

Punjab News Express/Pradeep Luthra
GURDASPUR: Barindermeet Singh Pahra MLA Gurdaspur today informed that Punjab Government has launched a unique ‘Chief Minister Scholarship Scheme’ with a resolve to provide cheaper and quality technical education to the meritorious & poor students of the state.

He said under the guidance of Punjab Technical Education Minister Mr. Charanjit Singh Channi best technical education provided to the students.
He informed that under the scheme, the students of Punjab would get the fee waiver as per the percentage of marks obtained in Class X. He said that under the scheme 70 percent fee waiver would be for the students scoring 60 to 70 percent marks, 80 percent fee waiver for students scoring 70 to 80 percent marks, 90 percent fee waiver for students scoring 80 to 90 percent and students scoring 90 to 100 percent marks would get the full fee waiver.

He said that meritorious students hailing from poor needy sections and having domicile of Punjab could avail this facility. He said that the promise to provide quality and affordable technical education to the poor and needy students made by Captain Amarinder Singh led Punjab government has been fulfilled with the implementation of ‘Chief Minister Scholarship Scheme’.

Pahra said that interestingly it was the previous government who always turned a blind eye to the technical education in government sector due to which admission graph went very low in government colleges. Another factor responsible for the low admissions in the government colleges was that the fee structure of private and government colleges was same. ‘Now with the implementation of ‘Chief Minister Scholarship Scheme’ it would lead to a huge boost in the admissions in a big way in government polytechnic & engineering colleges,’ added Pahra.

At the same time, he said that the previous government did not focus on recruiting teachers in the polytechnic and engineering colleges, but Captain Amarinder Singh led government has already prepared a case of recruitment of teachers in government polytechnic and engineering colleges and this process would soon be completed through the Punjab Public Service

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