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Chennai: HC moved for scholarship to BC/MBC students of private colleges

Justice M Sathyanarayanan, ordering the notice on a petition by student S Sowmya, adjourned the matter by a week for further hearing.

By: PTI | Chennai | Updated: July 8, 2016 9:36:14 am

Madras High Court has issued notice to the state government on a petition praying for extending scholarship facility to BC and MBC students studying in private self-financing colleges.

Justice M Sathyanarayanan, ordering the notice on a petition by student S Sowmya, adjourned the matter by a week for further hearing.

Petitioner submitted that she belonged backward class Vanniar community and was daughter of a daily wage earner. She had last year joined Bsc Physics in a private college in Taramangalam in Salem district.

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However, she was unable to pay her college fees in the second year in view of her family’s poor economic background and she may be forced to discontinue studies.

She had made a representation to the authorities concerned requesting to extend scholarship facility to BC and MBC students now available to those studying in government colleges to private institutions also.

Her counsel submitted that there cannot be any discrimination between the students studying in government and private colleges and prayed the court to direct authorities to consider the plea for scholarship.

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