Greater than 19,000 college students from OBC, SC and ST classes dropped out from central universities, IITs, and IIMs throughout 2018-2023, in accordance with the Ministry of Schooling.
The information was shared by Union Minister of State for Schooling, Subhas Sarkar, in response to a written query in Rajya Sabha.
In response to obtainable data, the variety of drop out college students from 2018 to 2023 in Central Universities (CUs), Indian Institutes of Know-how (IITs) and Indian Institutes of Administration (IIMs) in varied programs is nineteen,256.
Whereas 14,446 college students from the three classes dropped out from central universities throughout the interval, 4,444 college students dropped out from IITs, and 366 from IIMs, the minister mentioned .
“Within the Increased Schooling sector college students have a number of choices and so they select emigrate throughout establishments and from one course or programme to a different in the identical establishment. The migration or withdrawal, if any, is especially on account of securing seats by the scholars in different departments or establishments of their selection or on any private floor,” Sarkar mentioned.
“The federal government has taken varied steps like charge discount, institution of extra institutes, scholarship, precedence entry to nationwide degree scholarships to assist the scholars with poor monetary backgrounds to pursue their schooling.
“For the welfare of SC and ST college students the schemes like ‘waiver of tuition charges in IITs’, grant of nationwide scholarships below Central Sector Scheme, scholarships in institutes and so forth. are additionally there,” he added.
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