The Andhra Pradesh authorities on Friday deposited an quantity of ₹19.95 crore as first instalment of monetary help below the ‘Jagananna Videshi Vidya Deevena’ programme.
The scheme would profit 213 eligible SC, ST, BC, Minority and EBC college students who had secured admission this 12 months in high 200 universities overseas that have been ranked as per the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World University rankings.
Speaking after clicking the button just about to switch the quantity to the beneficiaries, the Chief Minister known as upon the beneficiaries to pursue their tutorial careers significantly and produce title and fame to the State and the nation on worldwide platforms.
The scheme would usher in a golden period within the State’s historical past, because it prolonged monetary assist to meritorious college students who needed to pursue tutorial careers overseas however have been going through monetary difficulties.
“The government is investing more in education than in any other sector, and is considering it as an investment in human resources. The students should reach greater heights using it,” Mr. Jagan Mohan Reddy mentioned, including, “Students should not lose educational opportunities abroad due to poverty.”
Leaders corresponding to Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and B.R. Ambedkar had pursued their increased research in international Universities. U.S. Vice-President Kamala Harris and British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak had additionally studied at world-famous universities. CEOs corresponding to Sundar Pichai of Google and Satya Nadella of Microsoft had reached high positions after pursuing increased research in world-class universities, the Chief Minister mentioned, and requested the scholars to recollect the State after they attain high positions.
Alleging that the scheme had lacked transparency and was mired in corruption in the course of the TDP time period, he mentioned a meagre monetary help of ₹15 lakh to the SC, ST, BC and Minority college students and ₹10 lakh to the EBC college students was supplied below it.
“In contrast, the YSRCP government has been reimbursing the total tuition fee of ₹1.25 crore fixed by the top universities abroad,” the Chief Minister mentioned.
The TDP authorities had fastened an annual household earnings restrict of ₹6 lakh for availing of the scheme, which was in the end wound up because the arrears mounted to ₹318 crore, Mr. Jagan Mohan Reddy mentioned.
The YSRCP authorities, alternatively, enhanced the earnings restrict to ₹8 lakh to learn extra college students.
“Under the scheme, which is implemented transparently, the government will reimburse the tuition fee of up to ₹1.25 crore to the SC, ST, BC and Minority students and to the EBC students (up to ₹1 crore) who secure ranks in top 100 universities,” he mentioned.
Similarly, tuition price can be reimbursed as much as ₹75 lakh to the SC, ST, BC and Minority college students and as much as ₹50 lakh, or 50% of the tutoring price, whichever is much less, for the EBC college students who safe admissions within the universities ranked between 100 and 200 as per the QS World University rankings.
Dial ‘1902’ for help
Mr. Jagan Mohan Reddy mentioned meritorious college students aspiring to hunt help to review overseas, or those that needed to lodge complaints might attain the federal government by dialling ‘1902’, the place a specifically assigned IAS officer would attend to the calls on the CMO.
Every 12 months, the State-level choice committee headed by the Principal Secretaries of the departments involved would choose the eligible college students taking admissions in QS-ranked international universities for fall and spring seasons as per their admission schedule.
The first instalment of the scheme can be paid on buying immigration card (I-94), the second instalment after the outcomes of the primary semester, the third instalment after the outcomes of the second semester, and the final and fourth instalment after profitable completion of the fourth semester.
The Chief Minister additionally just about interacted with a number of the beneficiaries and their dad and mom, who thanked him for the gesture.
Deputy Chief Minister Amzath Basha (Minority Welfare); Social Welfare Minister M. Nagarjuna; Principal Secretary (BC and Social Welfare) G. Jayalakshmi; Minority Welfare Secretary A. Md. Imtiaz; A.P. Higher Education Council Chairman Ok. Hemachandra Reddy; Kapu Welfare and Development Corporation MD G. Rekha Rani; and senior officers have been current.