Assam Don Bosco University, yesterday announced a cumulative special scholarship for a total amount of Rs 4 crore to encourage students coming from poor backgrounds to excel in higher studies.
Speaking to the media at a press meet held at the university campus, Vice-Chancellor Fr Stephen Mavely said that the amount decided for the highest scholarship per course per student is Rs 4.60 lakh and the minimum scholarship per course per student is Rs 30,000.
As extra-curricular activities are encouraged, the university has also announced a scholarship under the sports quota for North East students up to Rs 10.40 lakh there will also be a scholarship under the cultural quota, which will be funded by a mix of internal reserves, industry tie-ups and government contributions.
Fr Mavely also said that the university has offered scholarships to more than 2,361 students, covering almost all of its 45 courses under the school of humanities, technology, science, commerce and management.
He also said that because many poor and gifted students in the region are being deprived of higher education due to a lack of funds, ADBU has arranged this special scholarship programme.
Fr Mavely highlighted that the training and placement cell of the university is at 74 percent with placement and is working to achieve 100 percent placements for its students. The varsity has also supported and funded new ventures across the North East with around Rs 22 crore through its incubation cell.