LPU Disburses Study Grant Worth 4 Crores To 250 Students
The grant will enable students to study at premium institutes like IITs, IIMs, NIDs, and NLUs.
In a bid to help meritorious students achieve their dreams without financial constraints coming in the way, Lovely Professional University (LPU), India’s largest private university rewarded around 250 students with the LPUNEST Study Grant worth upwards of Rs 4 crores.
The grant has been specially instituted by LPU from this year for students from financially weak backgrounds who have qualified for India’s leading educational institutions like IIMs, IITs, NITs, NLUs, IHMs and NIFTs. For its own students, the university already offers several scholarships.
Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Union Minister for Human Resource Development said, “No talented student should be deprived of high-quality education due to lack of funds. Yet, it is a sad reality that there are several students who are unable to take admissions at institutes of their choice owing to financial challenges. This Study Grant by Lovely Professional University is a fantastic initiative and will enable hundreds of students to achieve their dream of attaining quality education. I wish more institutions emulate this.”
The study grant was disbursed on behalf of LPU by Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, Union Minister, Human Resource Development. A grant of Rs. 2.5 lakh each was awarded to over 120 students who qualified for leading technology institutes like IIT's, NIT's, NID's, NIFT's and IIIT's. Over 120 students who qualified for IHM's, NLU's and IIIDM's were awarded Rs. 1 lakh each, while 6 students who qualified for IIMs were awarded Rs. 3 lakh each.
Ashok Mittal, Chancellor, LPU said, “We have initiated the grant based on our belief that monetary constraints should not be an obstacle for a student to have access to quality education. We hope these Young Turks make it big and make us all proud of their achievements in the years to come. We will strive to further expand our grants and financial assistance schemes every year to impact more students.”
The University extends Scholarships to its students on various parameters like performance in qualifying examinations (10+2 or graduation), LPUNEST (LPU National Entrance and Scholarship Test), Sports, Cultural, R & D, Co-curricular, Social Service and Bravery Awards.
There are other special scholarships also for orphans, physically handicapped or students from Defense and Armed Services background. The University has now decided to reward deserving and meritorious students irrespective of whether they are studying at LPU or not, under the ‘LPUNEST
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