Punjab Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes Minister Gulzar Singh Ranike said that students whose parents have annual income of Rs 2.50 lakh would be eligible to get these scholarships.
    
He also said that 2.64 lakh students in 2,000 institutions were given scholarship for the year 2012-13 from out of the sanctioned amount of non-refundable fees.
    
Rs 31.75 crore has also been released during the current year for this purpose, he said.
    
The Minister said that Rs 230 to Rs 1200 per month was being given to the students as scholarship amount.
    
Besides, Rs 1,600 for educational tours, Rs 1,600 for thesis writing and Rs 1,200 for books was also being given by the Punjab government.
    
Fees amount was sent though online system to the institutions concerned and maintenance amount of the students transferred to their bank accounts, he said.

(Agencies)

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