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Free schooling for girls from Class VI to XII
BS Economy Bureau | September 23, 2005 09:43 IST
The government on Thursday announced free education for every single girl child from Class VI to XII from the current academic year and scholarships for girls at both under-graduate and post-graduate levels.
The Central Board for Secondary Education will offer 550 scholarships to girls, based on Class XII results, for pursuing under-graduate education in non-medical and non-engineering courses in recognised colleges.
Schools seeking affiliation to CBSE will be required to waive the entire fee for a single girl child of a family. If the only two children in a family are girls, both will be entitled to a 50 per cent fee concession.
The university grants commission will give scholarships of Rs 2,000 per month to 2,400 girls to pursue post-graduate education in any recognised institution.