1.52L students avail CM Medhavi Vidyarthi Yojana

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Bhopal: About 1.52 lakh students are on the verge of becoming doctors, engineers, lawyers, architects, business managers etc by availing the Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Vidyarthi Yojana launched in the academic session 2017-18 by Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan to remove the financial difficulties obstructing the education of meritorious students.

The Government has deposited tuition fees worth Rs 326 crore 69 lakh 85 thousand of one lakh 52 thousand 278 students in the last three academic sessions. This scheme of giving complete tuition fees for the education of meritorious students has been implemented for the first time in the country only in Madhya Pradesh. It is a scheme in which all the students of all classes can avail its benefits on the basis of merit.

Under the scheme, payment of Rs 88 lakh 66 thousand 671 of 22 IIM students, Rs 4 crore 36 lakh 59 thousand 993 to 325 students of IIT, NIT, IIIT, IISER, NIFT SPA located in Madhya Pradesh and Rs 12 crore 23 lakh one thousand 701 to 1374 students of IIT, NIT, IIIT, IISER, NIFT and SPA located outside Madhya Pradesh has been made.

Similarly, payment of tuition fees of Rs 187 crore 41 thousand 460 to 2832 students of Medical (NEET), Rs 21 crore 13 lakh 36 thousand 892 to 3329 students of Technical Education, Rs 5 crore 74 lakh 10 thousand 534 to 328 students of CLAT-NLIU, Rs 3 crore 59 lakh 70 thousand 724 to 251 students of private colleges outside Madhya Pradesh on the basis of JEE rank, Rs 73 crore 38 lakh 79 thousand 774 to Rs one lakh 38 thousand 790 students in Higher Education and Rs 18 crore 35 lakh 17 thousand 358 to 5027 students of other courses has been made by the Government.

It may be noted that under the Mukhya Mantri Medhavi Vidyarthi Yojana, those bonafide students of Madhya Pradesh, who have passed with 70 per cent in the Board of Secondary Education Bhopal Class XIIth examination or with 85 per cent or more in the Class XIIth examination of CBSE / ISCSI can avail benefits.

The annual income of the parents of the students should be less thanRs 6 lakhs. The entire tuition fee of these students is deposited by the Government.