In yet another major step towards encouraging poor students to pursue further studies in the world class educational institutions, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao announced a new foreign education scheme for the aspired Telangana students belonging to backward communities.
Under the scheme, students studying professional courses like engineering and medicine would be provided up to Rs 20 lakh financial assistance to pursue further studies in the well known foreign educational institutions across the world. The scheme has been named as Jyothirao Pule Oversees education scheme.
Students who are interested in doing research in sciences will be given first preference in providing assistance. This year alone government targeted to send 300 students on foreign studies. Rs 60 crore has been allocated for the scheme for the present year. The enthusiastic students can directly approach Social welfare department and avail the opportunity.