The Tamil Nadu Educational Trust increased the quantum of scholarship and also increased fresh scholarships for the academic year from 450 t0 500.
The Tamil Nadu Educational Trust was formed in the year 1973 and the Governor of Tamil Nadu is the President of the Trust. It awards scholarships to help meritorious and economically backward students pursuing Under Graduate andPost Graduate Courses in Arts, Science and Professional Courses in Tamil Nadu.
The Meeting of the managing committee of the trust was held at Raj Bhavan, Guindy recently. Governor of Tamil Nadu K Rosaiah and its members M A M Ramaswamy, Kumara Rani Meena Muthiah and government officials and educationists took part in the meeting.
For graduate courses the scholarship has been increased from `4500 to `5000, while for PG students, the amount has been raised to `5500 from `5000.
For professional courses the committee has decided to increase he stipend to `6000 from `5500 and for PhD, scholars it has been raised to `8000 from `6500.
Students who have passed the qualifying examination with a first class ranking - with 60% marks and above, whose parents/guardian’s income does not exceed `2 lakh per annum and who are not in receipt of any other scholarships are eligible to apply.
Students studying in their first year of UG or Post Graduate Course in Arts and Science or any Professional Courses such as Medical, Engineering, PhD, in Tamil Nadu are only eligible for scholarship.
Students who have passed diploma courses and have been admitted to the second year engineering (Lateral Entry) can also apply for the scholarship.
Students studying in the second, third and fourth year in colleges and those studying diploma courses in polytechnic and evening colleges, correspondence courses are not eligible to apply for the scholarship.
For the application form, students can apply to the Honorary Secretary, The Tamil Nadu Educational Trust, Rani Seethai Hall, 6th Floor, No. 603, Anna Salai, Chennai – 600 006 with a self-addressed envelope of 22.5 cms x 10 cms with `10 postage stamp affixed to it.
The applications will be issued till November 15. Completed applications should reach the office on or before November 30. Since its inception, The Tamil Nadu Educational Trust has disbursed aid to the tune of `4.65 crore towards scholarships.