Kerala government is considering sanction of funds for disbursal of higher education scholarship to degree and post-graduate students as supplementary demand for grant, state education minister C Raveendranath has said.
The amount of Rs 2,374 lakhs, required for disbursing scholarships pending for the academic period of 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17, would be given to Kerala State Higher Education Council as supplementary demand for grant, Raveendran had informed the assembly on Wednesday.
Replying to a submission moved by Anwar Sadath (Cong), the minister said the council finds the amount for scholarship from the grant-in-aid, sanctioned by the government annually.
The government had not sanctioned grant-in-aid to the council for the year 2015-16 and “that is why scholarship was not given during that period,” he pointed out.
Sadath said the delay in disbursal of the scholarship had affected students, especially those belonging to financially poor background.