Human Resources Development Minister of State, Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey told Rajya Sabha in a written that the Government has taken several initiatives to ensure that the benefits of the scheme is availed by all deserving students.
"As a result of various initiatives including creation of ten supernumerary quota in Engineering Colleges, more number of students are taking admission in professional courses," the minister said.
According to the minister, the scheme envisages to provide 5000 fresh scholarships every year (4500 for General, 250 for Engineering and 250 for Medical studies). There is a provision of inter-changeability of slots, subject to shortfall in the number of General degree courses and in the process, allocating a higher number of students for certain professional courses.
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