Dalits from Maharashtra top foreign universities scholarships | India News
Of the 72 fellowships awarded beneath ‘Nationwide Abroad Scholarship for SCs’ (NOS) until February 2018, 40 have gone to college students from Maharashtra.
The distinction with different states is obvious from the truth that Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh had been in second place with six scholarships every.
Actually, the pattern has been overwhelmingly skewed in favour Maharashtra for the previous couple of years. Of the 108 fellowships given in 2016-17, 53 went to the western state whereas UP had eight and Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu 5 every. Different states languished between Zero-Four fellowships.
Maharashtra additionally topped the record with related overwhelming numbers within the earlier three years.
Run by the social justice ministry, the NOS funds SC college students chosen for pursuing masters-level programs and PhD overseas. The scheme used to have 30 seats, which was elevated to 60, and additional raised to 100 in 2014.
In response to officers, the rationale behind Maharashtra’s means to actually nook the NOS is healthier instructional steering obtainable to college students. They stated consciousness degree concerning the NOS was excessive in Maharashtra as a result of the state additionally ran the same scheme.
Sociologists attribute it to Ambedkar and his stress on schooling because the street to emancipation. The premium the Dalit mascot placed on research resulted in a convention for larger schooling.
A gaggle of scholarship beneficiaries who returned to work amongst Dalits, not keen to be named, is liable for offering impetus to Ambedkar’s thought. They’re concerned in creating consciousness concerning the abroad scholarship and offering steering to college students.
An knowledgeable stated Maharashtra instituted its abroad scholarship scheme a few years in the past, which is considered as a high quality programme, whereas most large states with excessive Dalit populations shouldn’t have such a provision. It has resulted within the yawning hole in consciousness ranges between states.
Of the 50 NOS fellowships in 2015-16, Maharashtra bagged 16 follwed by Andhra Pradesh (5), Delhi, Punjab, Tamil Nadu (Four), Assam (2), Karnataka (three), Kerala, Odisha, Rajasthan and MP (1).