Tamil Nadu government has launched TN Moovalur Ramamirtham Ammaiyar Higher Education Assurance Scheme 2022. Under this scheme, the state govt. will provide monthly scholarship of Rs. 1000 each to girl students from government schools. This amount will be given until girls complete their undergraduate, diploma and ITI courses.
This higher education assurance scheme is a revamped version of the earlier Tamilnadu Moovalur Ramamirtham Ammaiyar Marriage Assistance Scheme. In this article, we will tell you about the complete details of Rs. 1000 Scholarship scheme for girl students.
Moovalur Ramamirtham Ammaiyar Higher Education Assurance Scheme
Tamil Nadu govt’ new Higher Education Assurance Scheme is meant to encourage girl children from economically weaker families to pursue higher education. Finance Minister in Tamil Nadu Budget 2022-23 speech mentioned that Moovalur Ramamirtham Ammaiyar Marriage Assistance Scheme is now being transformed as the Moovalur Ramamirtham Ammaiyar Higher Education Assurance Scheme.
Rs. 1000 Monthly Scholarship Scheme for Girl Students
All girl students who studied from classes 6th to 12th in government schools will be paid Rs. 1,000 per month directly into their bank accounts through DBT mode. This scholarship amount will be given till the girl students complete their undergraduate degree, diploma and ITI courses uninterruptedly. The students eligible for higher education assurance scheme can also avail other scholarships.
Approximately 6 lakh girl students can potentially benefit every year from Tamilnadu Moovalur Ramamirtham Ammaiyar Higher Education Assurance Scheme. For this new scheme, Rs. 698 crore has been allotted in Tamil Nadu budget 2022-23.
Moovalur Ramamirtham Ammaiyar Marriage Assistance Scheme
The marriage assistance scheme was started in 1989 by former chief minister M Karunanidhi to promote education and support the marriage of girls from poor families. Under the scheme, Rs. 25,000 and eight gram gold coin used to be distributed for girls who completed Class 10th. The new Moovalur Ramamirtham Ammaiyar Higher Education Assurance Scheme is being launched as a revamped version of the earlier marriage assistance scheme. The new scheme aims at recognising that the enrolment rate of girl students from government schools in higher education is very low.
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