The government of Jharkhand on Tuesday signed an agreement with the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), British High Commission, New Delhi to provide Chevening Marang Gomke Jaipal Singh Munda Scholarship to five scholars belonging to the Scheduled castes, Schedules Tribes, Other Backward Classes and other minority in the State.
A statement from the state government read, “This step, along with the Marang Gomke Jaipal Singh Munda Overseas Scholarship, will expand the opportunities for the youth of Jharkhand to attain quality higher education from world class universities of the United Kingdom." The students receiving the award will be eligible to attend universities in the United Kingdom (UK) with the help of the scholarships. The scholarship will cover the tuition fees of the students including examination fees, allowance package, thesis cost, return airfare from the place of residence and a monthly stipend sufficient to cover the cost of living of a student. Also, the scholarship will provide financial assistance to pursue a one-year master’s degree course at the selected universities of the UK. Candidates must have two years of work experience or any equivalent experience to be eligible.
Along with the Marang Gomke Jaipal Singh Munda Overseas Scholarship, which was launched last year, it will provide opportunities for the youth of Jharkhand to attain quality higher education from world-class universities and institutes in the UK, said Chief Minister Hemant Soren. “Today is a historic day for Jharkhand. Today we are going to show our new generation a new path toward education. Today a historic MoU has been signed between the FCDO of the British High Commission, New Delhi, and the Government of Jharkhand,” he expressed.
The MoU was signed by Alex Ellis, British High Commissioner to India, in the presence of the state Chief Minister Hemant Soren. The Chevening Marang Gomke Jaipal Singh Munda scholarship will be valid for three years and will be given to students enrolling for the academic year 2023-24.