The ministry of minority affairs has introduced pre-matric, post-matric and merit-cum means based scholarship schemes to empower the minority communities through education, states a statement issued by the press information bureau.
Under the merit-cum means scholarship scheme, students are encouraged to pursue professional and technical courses. Under this scheme, students who get admissions in reputed listed institutes are reimbursed full course fee.
Fellowship is provided to minority scholars who pursue higher and professional courses at M Phil and Ph D levels through Maulana azad National fellowship
Under Multi-Sectoral Development Programme (MsDP), necessary infrastructure for education and skill development is created in the identified minority concentration areas. So far there has been 117 ITIs, 44 polytechnics, 645 hostels, 1092 school buildings, and 20656 additional class rooms sanctioned under MsDP.
Scheme like ‘Seekho aur Kamao’ is introduced to impart training for the upgradation of skills of minority youths in various modern/traditional vocations to make them employable ready. The ministry has also launched ‘Nalanda’, a project for development of faculty in minority managed institutions for higher education.