TISS stir today over cutbacks in scholarship

TISS stir today over cutbacks in scholarship

MUMBAI: Students at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences will boycott classes, field work and submissions on Wednesday in protest against the decision of the institute not to provide scholarships to the economically backward. The institute cut its financial aid programme and students who depend on the Government of India Post-Matric Scholarshipshave all been asked to pay their tuition. On May 26, TISS announced it will no longer be able to provide scholarships to SC and ST students. “The ministry of social justice and empowerment, the ministry of tribal affairs, and the state government have not reimbursed…

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Mumbai: Scholarships are paid by states, we have no role in it, says TISS

Mumbai: Scholarships are paid by states, we have no role in it, says TISS

Mumbai: The Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai, on Wednesday comes up with a clarification regarding the report of a protest by its students against payment of fees, stoppage of scholarships, etc. In a statement released by the TISS said that the Government of India Post Matric Scholarship is paid by the Social Welfare Department/ Tribal Welfare Department of the respective State Government on receipt of the application submitted by the student. The Institute has no role in the scholarship disbursement except certifying the bonafide of students. These scholarships are paid…

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Rhodes scholarships opened up to students from UK and rest of world

Rhodes scholarships opened up to students from UK and rest of world

 Charles Conn, the warden of the Rhodes Trust: ‘We don’t think it’s our business to make apologies for Cecil Rhodes as a person. Our job is to support the scholarships.’ Photograph: Alicia Canter for the Guardian The Rhodes scholarship – the oldest and most prestigious international graduate award – is to be opened to applicants from Britain and the rest of the world for the first time, the Rhodes Trust is to announce. From their foundation more than 100 years ago, funded by a massive bequest from the imperialist tycoon…

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