New Delhi : The Centre has extended last date for submission of online applications for Pre-matric and Post-matric scholarships for 2016-17 for students belonging to the Minority communities till 31 of August this year. The last date for receipt of online applications for this financial year was due to expire on 31st of this month.
Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, said in New Delhi today that the decision has been taken keeping in mind the interest of needy students from poor sections of the Minority communities. He said, a large number of requests and suggestions were received from people across the country in this regard.
The aim of scholarship at pre-matric level is to encourage parents from minority communities to send their children to school and lighten their financial burden on education. The objective of scholarship at Post-matric level is to award scholarships to meritorious students belonging to economically weaker sections of minority community so as to provide them better opportunities for higher education.