Last updated: February 03, 2023, 4:46 PM IST
January 31 was the last date to apply for the scheme (File Photo)
The University will review the applications and release the final list of the students who will become beneficiaries of the Financial Assistance Scheme (FSS)
About 1,700 applications have been received for Delhi University’s exemption scheme for students from economically weak backgrounds, an official said on Thursday.
The university will review the applications and release the final list of the students who will become beneficiaries of the Financial Support Scheme (FSS), the official said.
January 31 was the deadline to apply for the scheme.
“We have received approximately 1,700 applications for the exemption scheme so far. The university will extend the benefits of equality, access and quality with excellence, both in letter and spirit, to the financially weak students through this scheme,” the official told PTI.
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In keeping with the spirit of the government’s motto “Sabka Sath, Sabka Vikas”, the DU had announced the scheme in November last year.
The exemption includes all components of the tuition fee paid by the students, with the exception of the exam fee and the hostel fee.
Students with an economically weak background can get up to 100 percent remission, depending on their family income. A full-time bona fide student studying at the university is eligible to apply for it.
“A student with a household income of less than Rs 4 lakh (annual) is eligible for up to 100 per cent fee waiver, while students with a household income of Rs 4 lakh to 8 lakhs can apply for a 50 per cent waiver,” the official said. .
A list will be drawn up based on their household income to see who all qualify, the official said.
”It is being examined whether the students are eligible for full remission or for half. In case of confusion, we can call the students for an interview,” the official said.
According to the official, students with an ER (essential repetition) and who are behind on previous exams are not eligible.
The DU had asked students applying for the scheme to provide an annual family income statement for the last financial year issued by the tehsildar or equivalent competent authority, copies of parents’ income tax returns, if applicable, and copies of dues receipts.
They also searched for a copy of a passbook with the student’s name, account number, bank’s IFSC code and a photo pasted in the correct place.
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