Students suffer as different government departments are passing the buck on each other.

By Clarion India-Waquar Hasan

NEW DELHI — Authorities in the Uttar Pradesh capital of Lucknow have failed to approve applications for post-matric scholarships of hundreds of students from the minority community and other backward communities. Oddly, applications for the general categories and SC/ST communities were processed without any hitch. 

On 28 March, officials at Integral University, a private institution based in Lucknow, wrote to the chief secretary of the Uttar Pradesh government’s minorities department that some of its students inquired about the scholarships for the year 2023-24 and were told that their applications were not verified at the district level.

Most of the students at Integral University are from the minority community.

“The information given to us suggests that the master data (fees and seats) was not verified at the district level. Therefore, 1,399 students from the minority community are deprived of the scholarship and reimbursement. It can leave its impact on the education of these students,” reads the letter written by Prof. M.A. Khalid, Dean of Students’ Welfare at the Integral University.

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