BHU - Announced Two New Welfare Scheme For Underprivileged Students


Banaras Hindu University has announced two new schemes that will directly benefit students from underprivileged backgrounds. The first scheme is for divyang students, and the second is for students below the poverty line. With these new schemes, the university is taking another step towards its goal of facilitating and supporting the education of all students.

The announcement about the two new student welfare schemes was made by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sudhir Kumar Jain, during the celebration of the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Malaviya Bhawan on October 2, 2022. He said that while institutions and those working there must be sensitive towards students with special needs, merely being sensitive isn’t enough.
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The Vice-Chancellor detailed that every year, Rs 25,000 will be transferred into the bank accounts of all the divyang students of Banaras Hindu University. Under the second scheme, BPL card holder students shall be eligible to receive financial assistance of Rs 25,000 per annum – also to be transferred directly into their accounts. Professor Jain said that student welfare and their all-round development is the top priority of Banaras Hindu University, and that these sensitivities and sensibilities must be translated in measures that benefit the students directly.

To celebrate Gandhi Jayanti, several new initiatives have been launched by the university. Professor Jain said that in the future, the university will also look into increasing the number of scholarships offered.
The Vice-Chancellor presided over the main function of the Gandhi Jayanti Celebration, which was graced by the presence of Professor J. S. Rajput as the chief guest. A Padma Shri awardee, Professor Rajput is a noted educationist, former Director of NCERT, New Delhi, and a renowned Gandhian. He was also a member of the Executive Council of BHU.
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