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New Delhi, 19 August, 2016: Press release regarding extension of last date for submission of online applications for Pre-matric and Post-matric scholarships for students belonging to Minority communities:

Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today extended that last date for submission of online applications for Pre-matric and Post-matric scholarships for 2016-17 for students belonging to the Minority communities till 30 September, 2016.

Earlier, the Minority Affairs Ministry had extended last date for submission of online applications for Pre-matric and Post-matric scholarships till 31 August, 2016.

Shri Naqvi said that the Minority Affairs Ministry has taken this decision keeping in mind, a large number of requests and suggestions received from people across the country regarding extension of last date for submission of online applications for Pre-matric and Post-matric scholarships for students belonging to the Minority communities.

Shri Naqvi said that the decision was taken in the interest of needy students from poor sections of the Minority communities.

The last date for receipt of online applications (fresh/renewal) for 2016-17 under School Education Level i.e. Pre-matric scholarship for Class 1 to 10th and Post-matric scholarship for Class 11 and 12 for students belonging to the Minority communities has been extended up to 30 September, 2016.

The aim of scholarship at pre-matric level is to encourage parents from minority communities to send their school going children to school, lighten their financial burden on school education and sustain their efforts to support their children to complete school education.

The objective of scholarship at Post-matric level is to award scholarships to meritorious students belonging to economically weaker sections of minority community so as to provide them better opportunities for higher education; increase their rate of attainment in higher education and enhance their employability.