The government has taken an initiative, which assures to pay fees for poor engineering undergraduates who are among the first generation in their families to pursue a degree course.
The decision was taken up by the higher education minister P Palaniappan who mentioned that scholarship for the first generation graduate students will continue and will be given to the new comers as well as the second year students who got scholarship last year after verifying the documents. The DMK regime introduced a special scheme which takes around 78,000 engineering students had their fees paid by the state. The students, now in the second year, and the new applicants to engineering graduate courses were tense as there was no formal official announcement on the issue of who will pay their fees. The DMK government spent more than Rs 250 crores on the scheme and over 25,000 girl students benefited in the first graduate scheme last year.