TS G.O 36 Ambedkar Overseas Vidya Nidhi Scholarship to ST Students Higher studies in Post Graduate Courses in Foreign Universities Guidelines.TRIBAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT – Ambedkar Overseas Vidya Nidhi Financial assistance for ST Students for pursuing Higher Studies Abroad from the year 2013-14 – Orders – Issued.
TRIBAL WELFARE (EDN.2) DEPARTMENT
G.O.Ms.No. 36 Dated: 04.06.2013.
O R D E R
1.Government of Andhra Pradesh have made substantial investments through providing Post-Matric Scholarships to ST students on a saturation basis. This laudable initiative over the years has encouraged a large number of ST students to complete professional Courses and other Graduate Courses.
2. The post-liberalized economy has thrown vast opportunities and challenges in India and abroad in respect of education and jobs. Students from the ST community are often handicapped because of their extreme backwardness and social stigma to access the benefit of pursuing education abroad to better their lives. With a view to enable the benefit of higher education in Foreign Universities to meritorious ST students thereby providing them an opportunity for better career prospects within the Country and Abroad, the Tribal Welfare Department has proposed to introduce the scheme of Financial Assistance to ST students for pursuing studies abroad in the name of “Ambedkar Overseas Studies Nidhi . This proposal was placed before the Nodal agency for TSP during their meetings held on 13.05.2013 and in the meeting held by the State Council for Development of SCs & STs on 21.05.2013. After detailed discussions, the scheme of assisting the ST graduates to pursue higher education in reputed foreign universities was approved for implementation as a new scheme for the benefit of STs from the year 2013-14.
3. Ambedkar Overseas Studies Nidhi will be sanctioned to (100) ST Students every year and is open to all eligible ST Students in proportion to the population of the community to pursue Post Graduate studies abroad subject to the following guidelines:
(a) Income: ST Students whose family income is less than Rs.2.50 lakhs per annum from all sources are eligible. Total income from all sources of the employed candidates or his/her parents/guardians, shall not exceed Rs.2.50 lakhs per annum. In case of employees, salary certificate from the employer is a must. In all cases the income certificate must be obtained from concerned authorities. A copy of the latest tax assessment as well as the latest monthly salary slip from the employer is also required to be enclosed with the application.
(b) Age: The Maximum age under the scheme shall not exceed 35 years as on 1 st July of the year of advertisement.
1. For Post Graduation Course: 60% marks or equivalent grade in foundation Degree in Engineering / Management / Pure Sciences / Agriculture Sciences / Medicine & Nursing / Social Sciences / Humanities.
2. For Ph.D. Course: 60% marks or equivalent grade in P.G. Course in Engineering / Management / Pure Sciences / Agriculture Sciences / Medicine/ Social Sciences / Humanities.
(d) One child in a family one time Award: Not more than one child of the same parents / guardian’s will be eligible and to this effect a self certificate will be required from the candidate. The awardee cannot be considered for the second or subsequent times as the individual can be awarded only once in a life time.
(e) Countries eligible under the Scheme: USA, UK, Australia, Canada and Singapore.