5,084 SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MUSLIMS

The Union Ministry for Minority Affairs has approved 5,084 scholarships for 10 States and Union Territories under the scheme to promote the Muslim minority in the field of education.

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The Union Ministry for Minority Affairs has approved 5,084 scholarships for 10 States and Union Territories under the scheme to promote the Muslim minority in the field of education. Just a little less than half of the scholarships have gone to girls. While 2,722 boys have been awarded this scholarship so far, girls are not too far behind with 2,362 scholarships. In percentage terms, boys account for 53.54 per cent of the scholarships while girls account for 46.45 per cent. The scholarship money to be distributed in 10 states totals Rs.12.76 crore.
According to a report, officials in the Union Ministry of Minority Affairs noted that while 30 per cent of this scholarship is earmarked for female students in each State, they are winning it on their own merit, without being part of the quota reserved for them.