The state government of Kerela may soon sanction funds for higher education scholarship to degree and post-graduate students as supplementary demand for grant. This was stated by the education minister C Raveendranath in the assembly on Wednesday.
According to reports, an amount of Rs 2,374 lakh is required to disburse the scholarships that is currently pending for academic period of 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17. This will be given to Kerala State Higher Education Council as supplementary demand for grant.
"The government had not sanctioned grant-in-aid to the council for the year 2015-16 and "that is why scholarship was not given during that period," pointed out the minister while replying to a submission moved by Anwar Sadath (Congress), as reported by PTI. The minister also said that the delay in disbursal of scholarship had affected students, especially those belonging to financially poor background.