State government of Karnataka has approved the implementation of free laptop scheme in the state from the academic year 2017-18. Under the free laptop scheme in the state, government would distribute laptops to the students belonging to SC and ST communities. SC/ST students who have passed secondary examination would be entitled to benefit under the scheme.
Social welfare and education department of the state would implement the free laptop scheme in the state. However, only the students who have passed secondary examination and are getting admissions in 2017-18 in to the government colleges would be eligible for the scheme.
Free Laptop Scheme for SC / ST Students
The main objective of the free laptop scheme is to encourage students from SC/ST communities for higher studies and helping them financially. Laptops would be distributed to the students who gets admission in government colleges in any of the following courses.
– Post graduate courses
– First grade colleges
The free laptop scheme is expected to benefit about 1.5 lakh SC/ST students across Karnataka. The state department of education would ensure that the best quality laptops are purchased for the students. The funds collected under the specific act for the SC/ST community, TSP and SC/SP would be used by the department to purchase the laptops.
Free Laptop Scheme for SC / ST Students List
The college wise list of SC/ST students would will be benefited under the scheme can be downloaded from the official website of department of college education of Karnataka using the links below.
As per the data from the department, there are about 35000 students who would be benefited under the free laptop scheme in 2017-18. The only condition is that the student should belong to SC/ST community and gets admission in govt. college. Only first year students would be entitled to get free laptop under the scheme.
The new scheme would cost about 450 Crore to the state if the cost of each laptop is Rs. 30000.
For more detail about the free laptop scheme, visit the official website of department of college education at http://www.dce.kar.nic.in