UPSC: In order to help students coming from weak economic background, the Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has launched the CM scholarship scheme for civil services coaching worth over Rs 1 crore.
The applicants from weak economic background abandon the idea due to high costs of attending coaching classes and living in big cities.
“This scheme has been conceptualized to provide the much-needed support to those deserving and meritorious students,” Singh said at the secretariat.
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The government has partnered with the Delhi-based Alertnative Learning System -IAS Institute (ALS-IAS) for the endeavour, said Manipur CM.
“At least 150 civil services aspirants will be provided 100 per cent scholarship under the scheme for which an amount of Rs 1.06 crore has been earmarked by the state government,” Singh added.
CM scholarship scheme for UPSC aspirants:
Under the scheme, financial assistance for the other 300 aspirants who will be selected based on their performances in a test to be conducted in May by the Institute along with the State Higher Education Department and the district administration
Further, the 450 selected aspirants will receive coaching at authorised centres of ALS-IAS institutes located at seven district headquarters in the state.