Gangtok, Jan 10
The Government has approved and sanctioned an amount of Rs. 8.55 Crores in the current financial year to provide the post matric scholarship to 1578 beneficiaries till the financial year 2016.
In a press release Bhim Thatal, Nodal Officer for Public Relations and Publicity/HRDD
Informed that the beneficiaries will be awarded with scholarship amount through RTGS directly to their bank account.
It has been decided that distribution of the scholarship will be started by the Chief Ministerto 5 beneficiaries each in upcoming Janata Mela being held in different places during this month and rest will be provided through Direct Beneficiary Transfer.
It is to be mentioned here that the Government of Sikkim has awarded the Post Matric Scholarship to all local students under Merit and General Categories pursuing various courses within and outside the State since 1994.
The scheme has been amended in the year 2017 with an enhanced rate of scholarship for all courses to reach out to the maximum needy students as financial support for their education.
The Merit scholarship amount ranging from Rs. 1600/- to Rs. 2000/- pm is awarded to students who secure 80% and above marks in class XII Board examination or equivalent in a single sitting. Further, annual reimbursement of Maximum Rs. 10000/- per annum is also awarded to some of the Notified subjects (MBBS, B Tech and Honours courses). General scholarship is granted to all local students securing less than 80% but more than 60% marks in a single sitting in selected courses as notified, subject to both parents’ combined income of less than 10,000/- per month. Further, annual reimbursement of maximum Rs. 10,000 per annum is awarded to some of the notified subjects like MBBS, B Tech and Honours courses.
For Diploma, the scholarship @ Rs. 800/ pm is awarded under Merit and General Categories.
The Post Matric scholarship is also awarded for pursuing Ph. D courses @Rs. 6000/- per month for regular candidates with subject related to the State of Sikkim with a contingency grant of Rs. 15,000/- per annum for a maximum period of three years and Rs. 3000/- pm for in-services candidates with reimbursement of Rs. 12,000/- per annum.
Post Matric scholarship is also awarded for M Phil @ Rs. 5000/- pm for regular candidates and 50% of this rate for in-service candidates for a maximum period of 18 months.
The details of beneficiaries are as below:
- MBBS & BDS Courses, 2012 batch : 52
- All Courses, 2013 batch : 664
- All Courses, 2014 batch : 486
- All Courses, 2015 batch : 178
- All Courses, 2016 batch : 198
- Total : 1578 beneficiaries