Gujarat Government Issues Mukhyamantri Swavalamban Yojana Orders
Gujarat Government communicated formally with press on 8th of October, 2015. During the communication, the spokesperson confirmed that the government had issued formal orders for Mukhyamantri Swavalamban Yojana implementation in state of Gujarat on 7th of October, 2015. Here is a quick list of details that the government implemented:
- Students need to have above 60% marks, i.e. 80 percentiles in class 10 exams and above 70% marks, i.e. 90 percentiles in class 12 exams in order to enjoy benefits under Mukhyamantri Swavalamban Yojana.
- Students in all primary schools that are state-run or receive grants from the government will be eligible for scholarship, free books and free uniform irrespective of the class they study in and irrespective of the income levels of their families.
- All students from class 9 to class 12 will enjoy free books under this scheme. Here too, family income will not be taken into consideration.
- Students who secure at least 80% marks in class 10 exams will receive government aid for pursuing diploma courses. However, these students must belong to Gujarat board or any other board that has been approved by the government.
- Students who want to pursue graduation and yet are looking for government aid under the Mukhyamantri Swavalamban Yojana need to score at least 90% marks in 12th
- Students (as mentioned in point #5) must belong to families that have an annual income which is below INR 450,000 per year. Students for NRI seats are also eligible for government aid under this scheme.
- For self-finance courses such as dental courses or medical courses, the government will provide assistance with tuition fees. However, the assistance will be restricted to the lesser of INR 200,000 in one year or 50% of full year’s tuition fees.
- Students who pursue any of the below mentioned course will also be eligible for government aid for tuition fees (but with a limit of the lesser of INR 50,000 in one year or 50% of full year’s tuition fees):
- Agriculture Courses.
- Architecture Courses.
- Ayurveda Courses.
- Engineering Courses.
- Homeopathy Courses.
- Nursing Courses.
- Paramedical Courses.
- Pharma Courses.
- Physiotherapy Courses.
- Technology Courses.
- Veterinary Courses.
- For eligible students who get into diploma or graduation courses outside the taluk he or she resides in and eventually fails to get into a government hostel or a hostel that runs on government grants will be eligible for an additional stipend for INR 1,200 every month for ten (10) months in a row.
- Such students (as mentioned in point #9) who get into dental or medical courses will be eligible for an additional government aid of INR 10,000 every year so that they can use the money for purchase of books and equipment.
- Such students (as mentioned in point #9) who get into architecture, technology, engineering and pharma courses will be eligible for an additional government aid of INR 5,000 every year so that they can use the money for purchase of books and equipment.
- Such students (as mentioned in point #9) who get into diploma courses will be eligible for an additional government aid of INR 3,000 every year so that they can use the money for purchase of books and equipment.
- Students who want to pursue higher education cannot enjoy assistance from both State and Central government. They need to choose any one program.
- Such students (as mentioned in point #13) will get the aid money directly into their bank accounts. If any student faces serious disciplinary action because he or she broke a rule laid down by the institute or because of reasons that are different from rules’ violation, he or she will be immediately taken off the assistance program.
- Such students (as mentioned in point #14) will also need to return the whole of the assistance amount plus interest and will be put through legal actions.
- Also, students who receive government aid for higher education will have to ensure that they pass each year’s exam with at a minimum of 50% marks and they also need to make sure that they have at least 75% attendance. Only when they satisfy these criteria, government will renew the assistance for the following