Border Areas Scholarship

Concerned Department
Border Areas Development Department
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Funding Pattern
Consequent upon the partition of India in 1947, the people inhabiting the Indo-Bangladesh Border suffered acute economic distress due to closure of normal trade channels with our neighbouring country. The people of those areas have been experiencing great difficulty to give proper education to their children on account of economic hardships and many students had to give up their studies in between due to the economic hardships faced by their parents. It was obvious that majority of the students hailing from those areas wereeconomically handicapped and hence could not catch up with those living in non- border areas. With a view to removing this handicap, a scheme for giving financial assistance to the students hailing from the international border areas under the nomenclature “Border Areas Scholarship” was introduced by the Border Areas Development Department, Government of Meghalaya.
Scheme Beneficiaries
Scheme Benefits Type
Other Details
International Indo-BangladeshBorder area students, who are permanent residents and belonging to SC/ST categories of Meghalaya,and pursuing Post Matric studies from any recognized institution within or outside the Stateup to Degree level areeligible for this scholarship under the following rules and regulations:-
(a) Thestudent is pursuing a regular course of studies.
(b) The Scholarships will be awarded every year on the basis of promotion examination.
(c) The parent/guardian of the student should be a Citizen of India.
(d) The income from all sources of both father and mother of the student must be derived from border area.
(e) The student is not employed in any service under any Government or any non-Government establishment.
(f) Ph.D / M.Philscholars are not entitled for this scholarship.
(g) Participation of the student against the Government through politicalactivities, demonstration will entail loss of scholarship.
(h) The student is tenable on the usual condition of the conduct, regular attendance, and satisfactory progress.
(i) The scholarship will be suspended if thestudent leaves his/her studies before completion of the course of study.
(j) The scholarship holder under this scheme can also enjoy any other scholarship as this scheme is grant/subsidy only.
(k) B.Ed, M.Ed students who are pursuing the course are eligible. However, those whoare already in service and pursuing these courses are not entitled for this scholarship.
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How to avail
Offline applications have to be submitted through Head of Educational Institutions to Directorate of Higher & Technical Education, Shillongon release of the advertisement every year.
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