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Taliban minister dubs ban on girls’ education a ‘cultural constraint’

Defending the Taliban, he said that the strict views of most Afghan people on the issue of education and women caused the girls’ schools to remain closed, reports Asian Lite News

Acting Talibani appointed education minister of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, Noorullah Munir said that the schools in the country were closed for girls due to ‘cultural constraints’, media reports said.

In the month of March, the Taliban administration in Afghanistan has announced that girls’ high schools will be closed, hours after they reopened for the first time in nearly seven months. The backtracking by the Taliban led to female students above the sixth grade not being able to attend school.

Munir, during his visit to Khost province, stated that girls’ schools had been shut down due to cultural constraints. “People are not sensitive to the education of their girls, but to their girls leaving the house, and the culture of Afghans is quite sensitive in this area. You know better that the Islamic Emirate is attempting to reach an agreement with the people and start this process,” he said, reported Tolo News.

However, in stark contrast to what Munir said, the Taliban-appointed Deputy Minister of Education Sayed Ahmad Shahidkhail on Sunday noted that the delay in reopening girls’ schools was caused by problems in the curriculum for girls.

Munir denied these reports that the closure of the girls’ schools was caused by the change in the curriculum which suggests that even people inside of the so-called department are not on the same page. Munir said that the Afghan curriculum has issues and that there is currently no plan to change it.

“We have never said that we would begin working on the curriculum right away. Bringing changes to the curriculum is the right of every nation, people, and every government,” he stated.

“Three times work has been done on the available curriculum, still this issue has not been completed. God willing, we are responsible to our people over this issue, whether it is a man or a woman,” said Sayed Ahmad Shahidkhail.

Munir admits that more than 5,000 of the 20,000 schools in the country do not have buildings and need reconstruction and renovation, as per the media portal.

Earlier, the Taliban claimed that the closing of girls’ schools above sixth grade was “temporary” adding that it was not a “permanent ban.”

In an interview with CGTN TV, the spokesman of the Foreign Ministry, Abdul Qahar Balkhi said, “this suspension is a temporary suspension, and it is not a permanent ban, it has never been called a ban.”

Defending the Taliban, he said that the strict views of most Afghan people on the issue of education and women caused the girls’ schools to remain closed, reported Tolo News.

“There is a large percentage of society that has very strict ideas of what women can do and what they cannot do, and for that reason, the government is trying to take an approach that is gradual, it takes those people that do not understand some of the basic Islamic rights of Afghan citizens or of any human being, and the human rights, to try to convince them. It is due to lack of knowledge of that part of the society,” he said.

Balkhi added that they are trying to solve this problem.

Meanwhile, girls who have been prevented from going to school for more than eleven months are asking the Taliban to reopen schools for them, reported Tolo News.

“When women are not allowed to see a namhram, then who should treat a woman when she gets sick?” asked Fariha, a student.

“It is very disappointing and we ask the Islamic Emirate to reopen our schools,” said a student.

“If a government wants to have a progressive and developed society, there is no other way except with education and interaction with the community,” said Waheeda Adalatjo, university lecturer.

It has been over 300 days since girls’ schools have been closed, Kabul’s officials have said that it depends upon the order of the leader of the Taliban.

The Taliban regime in Afghanistan has drawn heavy criticism across the world for a decree banning girls from school above grade sixth. (ANI)

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Texas A&M University invites new students to campus

The current students who acted as ambassadors of the university participated in various training sessions earlier in the year…reports Asian Lite News

Texas A&M University at Qatar, a Qatar Foundation partner university, welcomed its incoming freshman students during Aggie Life 101, a three-day orientation program.

Aggie Life 101 is a series of seminars, workshops and activities designed to teach students about Texas A&M and its unique traditions, as well as what it takes to succeed at a world-renowned engineering institution.

Students and graduates of Texas A&M University are called “Aggies” and that tradition continues at Texas A&M’s branch campus in Doha. The orientation showcased the opportunities Texas A&M at Qatar offers to students to help them become engineering leaders — from social clubs and activities to transformative educational experiences, such as international service-learning trips, study abroad and undergraduate research.

Dr. Ryan McLawhon ’03, Executive Director of Student Affairs and Academic Services at Texas A&M at Qatar, welcomed the Class of 2026 to campus. He also introduced the Aggie Core Values and the Aggie Code of Honor, two driving principles that set apart an Aggie education.

“Texas A&M is committed to developing engineering leaders in the State of Qatar,” McLawhon said, “not only through the formal engineering education, but also through our comprehensive core curriculum and student life programs. The curriculum at Texas A&M University at Qatar, both inside and outside of the classroom, is strategically designed with Texas A&M’s core values of respect, excellence, leadership, loyalty, integrity, and selfless service in mind. We are extremely excited to welcome these new Aggies to Texas A&M at Qatar and to help prepare them to solve society’s future challenges.”

Addressing the students, Student Government Association President Afnan Ahmed said, “The community at Texas A&M at Qatar is like none other. For me it is truly a second home and I’m sure it will be for you too very soon. As a fellow Aggie myself, my one piece of advice to you is to be open and to fully embrace any and all opportunities that come your way, whether that may be academic, extracurricular, exchange trips, and most importantly developing the best relationships with the people around you.” 

The current students who acted as ambassadors of the university participated in various training sessions earlier in the year. Orientation leaders managed the various sessions and also conducted tours of the Texas A&M Engineering Building. This year, several students from the main campus at College Station, Texas, also participated in the Aggie Life 101 sessions at Texas A&M University at Qatar.

Ahmad Afzal, one of the orientation leaders, said that the key skills he learned during the training sessions was communication and problem solving. “It is a lot of work, but I am having fun. Aggie Life 101 helps new students settle into university life. I have been a nervous freshman myself, and I know how stressful that can be, and I am glad to have the opportunity to help make it a little easier for them.”

Maryam Abdul Ghani, an Electrical Engineering freshman said that it was exciting to meet new classmates and upperclassmen during the orientation.

“I am very happy to be here, and to meet other students,” she said. “The orientation sessions have been very informative and the orientation leaders have been very helpful. The campus tour was quite interesting: When you look at it from outside, you can’t fully understand how big and amazing it is once you enter. From classrooms, to state-of-the-art labs, to student and community areas, there is a lot. I am looking forward to starting my journey here.”

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4 siblings from UP crack Civil Services exam

His sister, Kshama Mishra, who was also preparing for the Civil Services, could not clear it during her first three attempts…reports Asian Lite News

Four siblings – two brothers and two sisters – who grew up quite impoverished in Uttar Pradesh’s Lalganj, have cracked the UPSC Civil Services Examination, and all are IAS and IPS officers.

Their father, Anil Prakash Mishra, who was a manager at a Gramin bank, said: “Though I was a manager at a Gramin bank, I never compromised with my children’s quality of education. I wanted them to get good jobs and my children also focused on their studies.”

Yogesh Mishra, the eldest of the four siblings, is an IAS officer. He completed his early education from Lalganj and then did his engineering from the Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology.

He took up a job in Noida but continued to prepare for the Civil Services. In 2013, he cleared the UPSC examination and became an IAS officer.

His sister, Kshama Mishra, who was also preparing for the Civil Services, could not clear it during her first three attempts.

However, she cleared the exams during her fourth attempt and is now an IPS officer.

The third sibling, Madhuri Mishra, after graduating from a college in Lalganj, moved to Allahabad to pursue her Masters.

After this, she successfully cleared her UPSC exams in 2014 and became an IAS officer of Jharkhand cadre.

Lokesh Mishra, who is now in Bihar cadre, is the youngest sibling and had ranked 44th in the UPSC exam in 2015.

The proud father was quoted as saying: “What more can I asked for? I hold my head high today because of my children.”

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No provision to accommodate Ukraine-returned medical students: India Govt

Pawar further inform the Upper House that no permission has been given by the NMC to transfer or accommodate any foreign medical students in any Indian medical institute/university…reports Asian Lite News

There is no provision to accommodate or transfer medical students from any foreign medical institutes to Indian medical colleges, the Parliament was told on Tuesday.

“There are no such provisions in Indian Medical Council Act 1956 & National Medical Commission Act, 2019 as well as the regulations to accommodate or transfer medical students from any foreign medical institutes to Indian medical colleges,” Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare Bharti Pravin Pawar told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply to a question of the delay in accommodating those medical students.

In a response to a question raised by CPI MP Binoy Viswam, the MoS Health Bharati Pawar has stated that from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) received information about 20,000 Indian students who have returned from Ukraine.

 Foreign Medical Students/Graduates are either covered under “Screening Test Regulations, 2002” or “Foreign Medical Graduate Licentiate Regulations, 2021”. There are no such provisions in the Indian Medical Council Act 1956 and the National Medical Commission Act, 2019 as well as the Regulations to accommodate or transfer medical students from any foreign medical institutes to Indian medical colleges.

Students who were stranded amid the Russia-Ukraine war, arrive at IGI Airport in New Delhi. (Photo Anupam Gautam_IANS)

Pawar further inform the Upper House that no permission has been given by the NMC to transfer or accommodate any foreign medical students in any Indian medical institute/university.

As per information received from MEA, the Indian Embassy in Kyiv has communicated with all the concerned Universities in Ukraine for providing transcripts and other documents in a smooth manner to the students.

“All details have been provided on the website of the Embassy to assist students to address any related issues'” she added.

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NCERT urged to rethink deletion of chapters on weather, monsoon

Across the world, including in India, students have been more and more concerned about the drastic changes wrought by environmental degradation, of which climate change is an example….reports Asian Lite News

Dismayed by several recent changes in school syllabus related to the weather, climate change, and even the Indian monsoon, a teachers’ body has urged the NCERT to rethink these deletions from the school environmental syllabus and bring in different facets of the climate crisis.

Teachers Against the Climate Crisis (TACC) has claimed the NCERT has removed an entire chapter on Greenhouse Effect from Class 11 Geography syllabus; an entire chapter on weather, climate weather systems, and water from the Class 7 syllabus; and information about the Indian monsoon from the Class 9 syllabus.

TACC, a non-funded, non-party organisation that seeks to promote understanding about climate and has members across universities and research institutions across India, said it appreciates NCERT’s efforts to manage learning deficit in wake of the Covid-19 pandemic by seeking to reduce students’ workload by culling material – as explained on its website – however, “none of these concerns apply to fundamental issues such as climate change science, the Indian monsoon, and the other chapters that have been deleted.”

Stating that the relevant climate change science as being continuously updated via thousands of peer-reviewed papers published each year as well as very important compilations such as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC’s) latest Assessment Reports and India’s own report on climate change published by an agency under the Ministry of Earth Sciences, a statement from TACC said, “It is extremely important that senior school students all over India are conveyed the essence of such updated information in an accessible, easy-to-understand manner.”

Across the world, including in India, students have been more and more concerned about the drastic changes wrought by environmental degradation, of which climate change is an example. “Young people’s actions and interventions are crucial to meeting this most fundamental challenge. This action needs to be predicted upon systematic knowledge of the reality of climate change, its causes, and its enormous reach. Students need to understand the complexity of the climate crisis if they are to respond and engage intelligently with it,” TACC said.

Class 10 students, however, will no longer be able to learn and be inspired by popular people’s movements such as Chipko movement or Narmada Bachao Andolan in their ‘Popular Struggles and Movements’ lessons since the chapter on them has been taken out of their ‘Democratic Politics’ syllabus, it said, and urged the NCERT to rethink its decision about deletions of these topics from the environmental syllabi.

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Jamia alumna offered funded PhD fellowships from 6 varsities

Uzma has chosen Lehigh University and will be joining in August 2022. She has also been awarded a one-time relocation allowance by the university, the JMI statement added…reports Asian Lite News

Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) alumna Uzma Khan has received offers to pursue fully-funded PhD from six prestigious US universities.

She has completed her MSc Electronics course from the Department of Applied Sciences, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, JMI, in 2021.

Uzma had applied for 100 per cent fellowships in nine US universities and received offers from six of them. Her research area will be ‘Underwater wireless communication and signal processing’.

As per a JMI statement, Uzma has been offered a monthly stipend for on-campus jobs of research and teaching assistant at six US universities, as well as 100 per cent tuition fee waiver.

The names of these universities are — Lehigh University, University of Cincinnati, University of Maryland at Baltimore County, SUNY (State University of New York) Buffalo, SUNY Albany and University of New Hampshire.

Uzma has chosen Lehigh University and will be joining in August 2022. She has also been awarded a one-time relocation allowance by the university, the JMI statement added.

She said, “I am joining Lehigh University because my educational qualifications and research interest is in coherance with my potential supervisor there.”

The wireless and signal processing lab she is going to join is conducting cutting-edge research on current and future technologies and will be best suited for her research area – Underwater wireless communication and signal processing, the university statement said.

Uzma became eligible to apply to US universities after securing good scores in IELTS and GRE.

After sending e-mails to professors with whom her research interest coincides, she subsequently qualified technical interviews with a committee of members from the lab and department she wanted to get admitted to, JMI said.

Uzma has also secured first position in her class while pursuing her Masters studies at Jamia and for this she will be awarded a gold medal in the upcoming convocation of the university.

She has also received a provisional offer for ‘Inspire Fellowship’ by the Department of Science and Technology under the Ministry of Science and Technology. Earlier, she was hired as a systems engineer at TCS and Infosys but she declined the offer as she always knew where her interests lay and that was ‘research’.

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IISc ranked world’s best research varsity

Among new entrants, University of Madras debuted in the 541-550 band, while Chandigarh University debuted in the 801-1,000 bracket as the youngest varsity, having been established less than 10 years ago…reports Asian Lite News

Regaining the pole position among public and private institutions from the country, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore was ranked at 155th place in the latest QS World University Rankings.

The premier institute also continued to prove its mettle in quality research, as it emerged as the global leader in the citations per faculty (CpF) indicator in the latest rankings. According to the indicator, when universities are adjusted for faculty size, IISc is the world’s best research university. It achieved a perfect score of 100/100 on this metric.

Further, as the fastest rising South Asian university on the QS rankings’ top 200 list, IISc gained 31 places year-on-year (YoY), up from 186th position last year.

The nineteenth edition of the international university rankings by global higher education analysts QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) featured 41 Indian universities, of which 12 improved their rankings, 12 remained stable, 10 saw a decline and seven were new entrants.

This year’s QS World University Rankings is the largest ever, with 1,418 institutions across 100 locations, up from 1,300 last year. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) finished a record-extending 11th consecutive year as world number one. The University of Cambridge rose to second place, while Stanford University remained in the third position.

Following IISc were some of the leading Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), all of whom improved their standing, while IIT Indore debuted at 396th rank (see box).

Among declared public institutions of eminence, while IISc, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi, IIT Madras and IIT Kharagpur attained a higher rank, University of Delhi and University of Hyderabad saw a decline while Banaras Hindu University’s rank remained unchanged. On the other hand, two of the declared private institutions of eminence maintained the same rank — Manipal Academy of Higher Education and Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) — while O. P. Jindal Global University (JGU) rose to the next band of 651-700.

JGU is not only India’s top ranked university with a focus solely on social sciences, arts and humanities but also the only Indian non-STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and non-medicine university to find a place in the QS World University Rankings 2023.

Among new entrants, University of Madras debuted in the 541-550 band, while Chandigarh University debuted in the 801-1,000 bracket as the youngest varsity, having been established less than 10 years ago.

IIT Guwahati (37th for CpF), IIT Roorkee (47th for CpF) and the University of Madras (48th for CpF) are also among the global top 50 research institutions.

In terms of other indicators, the University of Calcutta (801-1,000) recorded the highest percentage of female students (63 per cent), followed by the University of Mumbai (1,001-1,200) with 57 per cent. Amity University (1,001-1,200), on the other hand, employed the highest percentage of female faculty (58 per cent), followed by the University of Mumbai (56 per cent).

However, India continues to struggle in indicators such as institutional teaching capacity and QS’ internationalisation metrics. Thirty of India’s 41 ranked universities have suffered decline in its Faculty/Student Ratio (FSR) indicator, with only four recording improvements. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (1,001-1,200) is the best-performing local institution for the proportion of international faculty, ranking 411th globally, while Amity University (1,001-1,200) is the national leader for the proportion of international students as it ranked 542nd globally.

According to QS Senior Vice President Ben Sowter, while the latest edition of the rankings reflects the excellent work that several Indian varsities are doing to improve their research footprint, the dataset also suggests that the Indian higher education sector still struggles to provide adequate teaching capacity.

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UCB inks pact with Indian Unis to boost skills development

Staff from the University travelled recently to India to visit Chitkara University, GD Goenka University and the Institute of Management Studies (IMS) Noida, reports Rahul Laud

University College Birmingham (UCB) has forged new international collaborations with a range of academic institutions and organisations in India as part of a continuing drive to boost skills development in the country.

Staff from the University travelled recently to India to visit Chitkara University, GD Goenka University and the Institute of Management Studies (IMS) Noida, meeting with counterparts to discuss opportunities for cooperation and progression. They also met with representatives from the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and the British Council in India.

Bharat Sakhuja , Associate Director of the University’s International department. who was part of the delegation said, “The new linkups offer a wide range of potential benefits and opportunities for both University College Birmingham and its partners, covering key areas including student mobility and upskilling, progression arrangements, teacher training and cooperation, as well as collaborating in joint conferences and seminars. “

Discussions were also held towards creating more opportunities for Indian students to attend short courses in the UK, enabling them to explore and experience living and studying in Britain, along with raising awareness concerning education abroad.

UCB delegation also included Alice Wilby, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Access, Participation and Student Experience) at University College Birmingham.

University College Birmingham Pro Vice-Chancellor Alice Wilby and International Associate Director Bharat Sakhuja meeting with representatives of Chitkara University and NSDC

Alice said: “We were delighted to meet with such impressive and welcoming partners, and to open up genuine collaboration between our institutions. “We look forward to working together on a range of projects, including international mobility and skills development.”

The collaborations were welcomed by senior staff from each organisation, who commended the benefits of working with the University. Dr Sangeet Jaura, Pro Vice-Chancellor of Chitkara University, believes that the collaboration between Chitkara and University College Birmingham will bring forward awareness among students. She feels it will allow effective mobility of students between the institutions and enable them to consider integrated pathways.

Professor Tabrez Ahmad, Vice-Chancellor of GD Goenka University, contemplated , “With the expertise that both University College Birmingham and GD Goenka hold, there are so many synergies which would be beneficial not only for students but for the academics in raising the level of teaching.”

Dr Manju Gupta, Dean Academics at IMS Noida, assured , “An international strategy between IMS and UCB will not only support our students but allow students around the IMS community to take advantage of this relationship.”

University College Birmingham Pro Vice-Chancellor Alice Wilby and International Associate Director Bharat Sakhuja meeting with representatives of Chitkara University and NSDC

Ved Mani Tiwari, Chief Operating Officer of the NSDC, said: “With more than 12 different areas of expertise that UCB holds, there are a great deal of synergies that NSDC and the University can work on, including teacher training programmes and upskilling students via certification programmes.”

Last year saw the UCB signed an agreement with Vibrant Gujarat to explore progression opportunities that will help meet India’s skills agenda and the NSDC’s vision of an ’employment-ready’ young India.

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No Indian universities in new graduate scheme

The UK government has been called out over the issue, as not one of the IITs made it to the Top 50 list…reports Asian Lite News

In a new scheme, the UK government has announced that graduates from the world’s top 50 non-UK universities can work in Britain under the new High Potential Individual (HPI) visa. Even though none of the Indian Universities was featured, two universities from Mainland China and two from Hong Kong made it to the list.

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, University of Hong Kong (HKU), Peking University and Tsinghua University were on the list. The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) is a new entrant on the list, the Indian Express reported.

However, no Indian university has made it to the list. The list released for 2020-2021, when the first coronavirus cases were reported across the world, featured three Chinese universities, but no Indian university was added. The number of Chinese universities increased to four in the following year, whereas Indian universities still did not manage to find a spot.

The UK government has been called out over the issue, as not one of the IITs made it to the Top 50 list.

“The HPI route is an uncapped two-year UK work visa (three years for those with a PhD) for early career stage graduates. Graduates must have graduated from an eligible international university in the five years immediately before their application,” the Times of India reported.

The eligibility criterion requires an institution to be featured in the top 50 of at least “at least two of the three ranking lists produced annually by QS, Times Higher Education and the Academic Ranking of World Universities.”

Even though the scheme is open to everyone, the lists of eligible universities exclude universities in Africa, Latin America and South Asia.

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“Naya Savera”to enlighten the future of Muslim students

The state-wise details of minority community students benefitted under scholarship schemes, and free coaching and allied scheme during the last three years and the current year, reveal quite interesting figures…writes Dr. Shujaat Ali Quadri (Freelance journalist and Chairman of Muslim Students Organization of India)

The “Naya Savera” scheme has significantly improved the educational status of minorities, especially Muslims, and they are doing well in competitive examinations for employment and admission. The scheme aims to empower students from minority communities and prepare them for competitive examinations, so as to improve their participation in public and private employment. It provides financial assistance for free coaching to notified minority students in selected coaching institutes.

Under this scheme, the government seeks to empower the minority communities, by assisting the relatively disadvantaged section of the society as well as the institutions working for them, to develop their skills and abilities to make them employable in industries, services and business sectors in national and international markets.

The Government of India wants students to develop the necessary flexibility to adapt to the dynamics of the market on a continuous basis so that they can meet the demands of job opportunities, the changing and emerging market requirements and employment opportunities in both domestically and internationally.

The selected coaching institutes should have record of three years of experience and at least 100 students enrolled which is required at the time of application for the plan. In the last three financial years, there are 19681133 scholarships (Pre-Matric, Post-Matric, Merit-cum-Means based Scholarship Schemes and Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship Scheme) that were sanctioned and 30,117 candidates benefitted under the Naya Savera Scheme.

The state-wise details of minority community students benefitted under scholarship schemes, and free coaching and allied scheme during the last three years and the current year, reveal quite interesting figures.

Uttar Pradesh, India’s largest state in terms of Muslim population, has benefited the most. According to the statistics, 9040 students of Uttar Pradesh have been benefitted while 2899 from Karnataka, 2880 from Maharashtra, 2380 from West Bengal, 2260 from Madhya Pradesh, 1700 from Andhra Pradesh, 1550 from Gujarat, 1230 from Kerala, 1150 from Rajasthan, 1000 from Punjab, 950 from Haryana, 400 each from Chhattisgarh and Tamil Nadu, 378 students from Delhi, 360 from Jharkhand, 350 from Manipur, 340 from Chandigarh, 300 from Meghalaya, 200 each from Bihar and Jammu and Kashmir and 150 students from Assam have been benefitted. The maximum amount was also given to the students of Uttar Pradesh, which is more than Rs 26 lakhs, while Maharashtra was given scholarships worth more than Rs 23 lakhs.

In order to join the ‘Naya Savera’ scheme, the institutes should have the required number of qualified faculty members on their pay rolls or part-time basis, as well as the institutions with the necessary facilities like campus, library, requisite equipment etc. To conduct the coaching classes in the courses applied for the good infrastructure is required.

The government is committed to ensure the benefits to the students, that’s why in the ‘Naya Savera’ scheme, only those coaching institutes are considered eligible, which are working with a minimum success rate of 15%. Its past performance as well as intake and success rate are taken into consideration in the selection.

The ministry had empanelled 130 PIAs across the country including the state of Tamil Nadu during the financial year 2017-18 in which Eligible students can avail the benefits of the scheme from any of the PIAs empanelled under the scheme, irrespective of the region.  During the current financial year 2021-22, 37 PIAs have been allocated for providing free coaching to 5140 minority students under the Naya Savera scheme.

In reply to an unstarred question in the Lok Sabha, Minority Welfare Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told the House on 3 February 2022 that the ‘Naya Savera’ scheme is for all the listed minority students. Under this, Group ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ are for the students preparing for service and competitive examinations.  The government’s goal is to give the benefit of this scheme to the youth preparing for employment through the examinations of Public Service Commission, Railway, Bank, Insurance and Recruitment Board. Students preparing for admission can also take advantage of this scheme.

Students preparing for the examinations for admission in many vocational education institutions including medical, engineering are also benefiting from the ‘Naya Savera’ scheme. The minister had told that students can take advantage of the scheme by taking coaching from the coaching institute through any PIA. In additional to it, any NGO is allowed to apply in this.The minimum qualification for the institutions applying has been written above.

Naya Savera has heralded a new ray of hope. We are telling the success story of the scheme with a new ray of hope, especially the Muslim youth who have benefited from this scheme.

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