Ranchi: The minority students from Jharkhand would now get scholarships through online system. The students studying technical or professional courses outside the state need not run for the scholarship, as the Minority Affairs Ministry has chalked out a plan to implement ‘Online Scholarship Management System’ for them.

According to reports, about 519 minority students, studying in different prestigious institutes of the country, would get a ten-month scholarship as per the scheme. The scholarship would be distributed on the basis of the minority population in the state.

The economic status of a student would be the criteria for the scholarships. The annual income of the student’s family should not exceed 2.5 lakh to avail this benefit.

Only those students are entitled to get the scholarship who after qualifying a competition examination got their enrollment in the professional courses. The scholarship for the next year will only be sanctioned after clearing the first year examination.

Thirty percent scholarship will be reserved for the girl students, sources said.