Students should have got the money while they were studying!
In 2005, Uday Kumar enrolled at Visvesvaraya College of Engineering
for a two-year Masters in civil engineering on the assumption that he will receive
the Graduate Aptitude
Test in Engineering (GATE) scholarship from Bangalore University.
Yet to get the Money
Kumar even cleared the eligibility examination conducted by All-India Council for
Technical Education (AICTE). Four years later, he graduated by winning a gold medal.
But the university is yet to give his scholarship. I completed all subjects and
topped my class; I approached the registrars office but till date, nothing has happened,
said a distraught Kumar.
The structure of the scholarship was such that Kumar was to receive Rs. 32,500 for
each of the four semesters, Rs. 1.3 lakh in total. But I just got one instalment,
Kumar is not alone. There are 15 to 20 students in the 2005-07 batch waiting for
scholarship money even after completing the course. We went to the administrators
office, wrote a letter, made calls to find about the status of our scholarships
but nothing happened, said a frustrated Chandramohana Reddy, another student.
All that university officials are telling students is: We haven't received your
details yet or were awaiting funds from Delhi.
The university has released Rs. 35 lakh but we haven't yet received the cheque.
I will give students their money once I receive it.
Courtesy: Times of India