Modi govt to provide scholarships for 5 crore minority students

Bhubaneswar: Special plans have been made to ensure socio-economic-educational empowerment of minorities especially girls, informed Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Tuesday.

While chairing 112th Governing Body & 65th General Body meetings of Maulana Azad Education Foundation at New Delhi, Naqvi said that, “To ensure socio-economic-educational empowerment of Minorities especially girls through “3E”- Education, Employment and Empowerment, various scholarships including Pre-matric, post-matric, merit-cum-means will be provided to 5 crore students in the next five years, which will include 50 per cent girl students.”

This includes more than 10 lakh Begum Hazrat Mahal Girls Scholarship in the next five years for economically weaker sections, Naqvi said adding that schools, colleges, ITIs, polytechnics, girl’s hostels, Gurukul type residential schools, common service centres etc. are being constructed on war-footing under Pradhanmantri Jan Vikas Karykram (PMJVK) in those areas where these educational infrastructure has not been development yet.

The Centre has proved to be a “government of authority, justice and integrity”.

The Modi government is a dispensation committed to “samaveshi vikas, sarvsparshi vishwas (inclusive growth with trust)”.


The Union Minister further informed that school dropout girls from Minority communities will be linked to education and employment through providing them “bridge courses” from reputed educational institutions of the country.

Madrasa teachers across the country will be given training from various institutions in mainstream subjects such as Hindi, English, Maths, Science, Computer etc. so that they can impart mainstream education to the Madrasa students. This programme will be launched next month.


Free-coaching for Central and state administrative services, banking services, staff selection commission, railways and other various competitive services will be provided to economically weak Minority- Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Jain, Buddhist, Parsi- youths.

(With Inputs from PIB)pIC