Delhi government launches : ‘Merit cum Scholarship Scheme’ & ‘Career Counseling Project’


New Delhi: 18/07/2017


Delhi government launches merit cum scholarship scheme for

needy students in higher education

In a landmark decision, the Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Mr Manish Sisodia on Tuesday announced the launch of the Delhi government’s new merit cum means scholarship scheme/fee waiver for the needy students who pursue higher studies in any of the State Universities of Delhi, namely:

1. GGS Indraprastha University

2. Delhi Technological University

3. Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology

4. Ambedkar University

5. Indira Gandhi Delhi Technological University for Women

6. Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University


The scheme will also be extended to the Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology as and when the institution becomes a State University of Delhi.

Broad features of the scheme are as follows:-

1. 100% fee waiver for category of students from a family with Card issued under the National Food Security Scheme.

2. 50% fee waiver for students from families with income upto Rs.2.5 lakh per annum.

3. 25% fee waiver for students from families with income above Rs 2.5 lakh and not exceeding Rs.6 lakh per annum.

4. A minimum of 60% marks would be mandatory for availing the scheme. A relaxation of 5% in marks would be applicable for the students of SC/ST category.

· Initially the scheme will be applicable to the students in any of the Undergraduate Courses.


· The required documentation has been kept as minimum as possible.

· It is a proud moment for the people of Delhi that the Government of NCT of Delhi is the first Indian State to provide fee waiver to students from families with income upto Rs.6 lakh per annum.


· The Government is committed to ensure that no child is left behind in the higher education system for want of monitory resources.


· The Delhi Government has allocated a budget of Rs.10 crore for the academic year 2017-18.


· The scheme is expected to benefit about 20,000 – 25,000 students from poor and moderate means of income.


The scheme has been framed under the framework of The Delhi Higher Education Aid Trust.




Delhi government launches India’s biggest career counselling project

New Delhi, 18th July, 2017: Delhi government on Tuesday launched India’s largest career counselling and guidance project which will be implemented by (iDC) with support from UNDP, India & Central Square Foundation.


The project was inaugurated by deputy Chief Minister & Education Minister Mr. Manish Sisodia. Four lakh students studying in class 10th, 11th and 12th of 1029


Delhi government school will be going through a psychometric career assessment test, followed by one-on-one guidance from an Educational and Vocational Guidance Counsellor (EVGC) in their respective schools.


Every student will get an online personalized career guidance dashboard where the student can access information on 500 plus careers and 350 plus entrance exams.


The portal is also available in Hindi language. Additionally all the 480 counsellors in EVGC bureau of DoE will be trained and they will also be getting an online counsellor dashboard so as to access student’s report, access career information and chat with their mapped school student.


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