The state government has announced Mukhyamantri Vidushi Yojana during a State-level leadership development camp organized for talented students belonging to Scheduled Cast (SC) and Scheduled Tributes (ST) categories for providing them free coaching. This camp was organized for 234 students and 47 sportspersons from SC and ST communities.
During the inauguration, the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan informed that the coaching centers will be planted over the state to provide a free tutoring to scheduled caste and scheduled tribe students which will help them in cracking national-level entrance examinations and other facilities would also be provided to them.
Features of Mukhyamantri Vidushi Yojana
Under Mukhyamantri Vidushi scheme, 50 girl students will be selected from most backward class of SC and ST from 6th class. These girl students will get higher education and other facilities free of cost under the scheme.
The meritorious students taking participation in state-level leadership development camp will be selected for India tour in batches from academic year 2017-18. Besides this, the government would also provide scholarship, free books, free cycles and hostels for the better education of SC & ST students.
The students of SC and ST categories who will score 75 percent in class 12 examination will get laptops & smartphones and opportunities of getting admission in colleges.
Dr Gourishankar Shejwar, minister of forest and Gyan Singh, the minister of SC/ST welfare informed that the fee of SC/ST students will be borne by state government on selection in IITs, IIMs, National Law College and medical colleges through all India competitive examinations.