Rs 5.5 lakh distributed among HESP beneficiaries

SRINAGAR: Over 200 including 94 female HESP General and HESP Professional candidates appeared in the J&K Yateem Foundation’s  5th Annual Moral Science Test held at Kashmir Government Polytechnic College Gogji Bagh here on Saturday.  In addition, five lakh and fifty thousand rupees were distributed among HESP students as part of second installment of scholarship.
The test is a part of activities under Higher Education Scholarship Programme (HESP) aimed at encouraging poor, needy & deserving meritorious students to excel in academic & co-curricular activities.
On the occasion, an amount of  Rs 2500 each were transferred to the concerned bank accounts among  HESP General/HESP Professional  category candidates amounting to Rs 5,50,000.
The total number of scholarships for 2013 in Kashmir Division is 75 @ Rs. 5000 per annum per candidate which would involve yearly expenditure of 3.75 lacs.
Since 2002, 535 scholarships have been awarded under HESP by J&K Yateem Foundation incurring an expenditure of over 66.81 lakh rupees. Similarly under another category HESP Professional started in 2004, J&K Yateem Foundation has awarded 40 scholarships @ Rs.10,000 per annum for pursuing professional courses under this programme 16 candidates have completed professional courses with 05 in MBBS one each in BVSC, BSC Nursing and MSC IT, 02 in BCA and 06 in B.Ed. under HESP professional an amount of Rs 8.18 lakhs have been spent from 2004 till date.
The result of Moral Science Test will be available at Central Office of J&K Yateem Foundation and all district offices on March 10.  The names of the first three position holders shall be made public on the same date in local dailies and will be awarded on the occasion of 14th Annual Day of J&K Yateem Foundation.

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