22-APR-2015: Students from Jammu and Kashmir attending Aligarh Muslim University will now receive special scholarships. Recently, Government of India's Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has sanctioned financial assistance of Rs 35, 13, 641 to AMU under special scholarships programme for natives of Jammu and Kashmir (J and K) outside their state.
The special scholarships will be given to J and K natives attending various central universities and centrally funded institutes in India from the current session, confirmed Jammu and Kashmir Aligarh Association (JKAA) Patron, Dr Manzoor Ahmad.
Welcoming the release of funds over Rs 35 Lakhs, Dr Manzoor said that these funds will be of great help in facilitating around 200 graduate J and K students studying at AMU.
"J and K students in AMU have been eagerly waiting for these scholarships," said Dr Manzoor who added that the funds have been released after some documentation formalities were completed.
Dr Manzoor also pointed out efforts of JKAA in getting these funds released. He mentioned, "JKAA office bearers visited concerned HRD Ministry officials on several occasions and helped in completing all legal formalities to get the funds released."
Thanking the HRD officials and the AMU administration for their support in enhancing these funds, JKAA office bearers have requested the HRD officials to release the funds as soon as possible to financially assist J and K students attending AMU.
Dr Manzoor also revealed that these scholarships were not meant for the first year students in various degree courses due to some policy decisions. "However, the matter was pursued with the HRD officials who later agreed to provide fresh students with these scholarships," added Dr Manzoor.
JKAA Patron hopes that the release of these funds will end the uncertainty of continuation of scholarships and will provide financial support to deserving students from J and K.