Reviewing the preparations of Medhavi Chaatra Yojana, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that domicile certificate should not be taken from those studying as regular students in the state. Domicile certificate will be taken only from those students who are studying privately. Students should not face any problem in taking the benefits of the scheme. Under the scheme, information about acceptance of the application should be made available to the outstanding students.
The process of online applications under Medhavi Chaatra Yojana will begin from June 15. Students eligible for the scheme include those who acquire more than 75 per cent in MP Board exam for Class 12th and students who acquire more than 85 per cent in CBSE Class 12th Board. The income of the guardian should not be more than Rs 6 lakh per annum. Their fees following admission in government engineering, medical, management, law college and other educational institutions and marked private medical, engineering and other educational institutions will be paid by the state government. Minister of State for Technical Education Deepak Joshi and Chief Secretary B.P. Singh were present on the occasion.
It was told that students will have to upload their 12th marksheet, Aadhar number and income certificate on the scholarship portal for eligibility under the scheme to get themselves registered. The scheme’s link will be started on the scholarship portal. Students without aadhar number will be given three months time. The rank for engineering should be under 50,000 in JEE Mains. The entire fees of Government Engineering College will be paid by the state government. The actual fees or Rs 1.5 lakh of private engineering colleges will be paid by the state government. The entire fees of students on their entry into any central or state government medical college will be paid by the state government on acquiring national eligibility and merit from (NEET) entrance exam. Entire fees on entry in National Law Universities through CLAT will be paid by the state government. The entire fees for the five-year course of IIM Indore, Planning and Architecture University, Bhopal like important institutions of the Centre and State will be paid by the state government. Similarly, entire fees in government colleges of BSc, BA, B.Com, Nursing, Polytechnic and all graduation level courses in the state will be paid by the state government. The fees of students studying in government institutes will be deposited in the institute’s account whereas fees of students of private institutes will be deposited in the students’ accounts. The Technical Education and Skill Development Department will be nodal department for the implementation of the scheme. The scheme will be implemented through www.scholarshipportal.mp.nic.in.
Additional Chief Secretary Finance A.P. Shrivastava, Principal Secretaries to the Chief Minister Ashok Vernawal, Principal Secretary Higher Education Ashish Upadhyay and Principal Secretary Technical Education Smt. Kalpana Shrivastava were also present at the meeting.