BENGALURU: The authorities have eliminated all caps on training fees for college kids to examine abroad under its Prabuddha scheme to make sure they get hold of amazing training on the excellent universities.
In a comprehensive revamp of the program, that is limited to college students of scheduled castes and tribes, the nation has now allowed recipients to pursue undergraduate guides too.
To qualify for the scheme — additionally known as the Karnataka SC/ST Student Overseas Scheme — candidates have to take the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) as well as the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
Social welfare minister Priyank Kharge stated the government made it obligatory for college students applying for the four hundred available scholarships to take the GRE or GMAT to illustrate their aptitude in center topics and the TOEFL and IELTS for evidence of skill ability in English.
“The fundamental rationale is to make sure that a beneficiary does no longer waste the opportunity via settling for a varsity without reputation that does not offer employment opportunities,” he said.
The revamped scheme permits students to pick out from among 100 top universities in 12 international locations, which include the USA, UK, Germany, France, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
The scheme, relaunched with the aid of the social welfare branch in December 2018, has proved so famous that the minority welfare and backward lessons welfare departments have evinced eager hobby in replicating the version.
The government pays the complete prices of recipients to ensure economic constraints do not pressure them to drop out halfway through their courses.
“If, as an example, a pupil’s charges at Harvard exercise session to Rs 50 lakh according to year, the government pays Rs 2 crore to sponsor a whole four-year course,” stated Kunal Shah, senior representative at Stencil Consulting, who played a key position inside the authorities’s efforts to overtake the programme.
Officials stated the scheme in advance attracted near 100 applicants each yr. A common of 80 managed to relaxed funding — but with no consideration for the credibility of the varsities that they joined.
“With the new norms, simplest around 20 college students were admitted to colleges overseas,” Shah said. “A mere 17 students have qualified for the postgraduate scholarships and maximum of them are but to put up their GRE/GMAT and TOEFL/IELTS ratings.”
An inner inquiry conducted by means of the branch of employees and administrative reforms (DPAR) determined an extensive wide variety of bureaucrats, such as IAS officers, secretaries and deputy secretaries, were the use of the spacious Vikasa Soudha parking storage to park their non-public vehicles overnight. Result: Government-owned automobiles, which had been to be parked inside the garage, had been compelled to park on the streets or simply within the secretariat compound. According to government officials, most of the senior bureaucrats who owned a couple of vehicles or where the use of authorities vehicles on an ordinary foundation would park their private cars inside the Vikasa Soudha storage for nights collectively.
The storage has three degrees of parking region, and most of those motors were said to be parked on the first or 0.33 level.
On realizing the misuse, the DPAR in advance this yr stated the secretariat should be vacated of personal motors after operating hours. The April 15 order study: “It has come to the authorities’ word that numerous senior bureaucrats are parking their non-public vehicles in a single day inner Vikasa Soudha premises. With a purpose to safeguard the premises, this order is being issued to vacate the secretariat of private vehicles after working hours. Police have been accepted to tow the vehicles of bureaucrats if discovered parked in a single day.” The order couldn’t be carried out earlier because of the model code of behavior in pressure during the Lok Sabha elections.