GUWAHATI CITY

Needy students to get fee concession

GUWAHATI, May 29: With effect from the year 2017-18, the State government has initiated a scheme to provide a fee concession to the students hailing from an economically underprivileged family to ease them in pursuing higher education. The students who belong from a family with an annual income of less than one lakh or whose parents are neither Central nor State government employees can avail the benefits to enroll in higher secondary or UG first semester in various government institutions. In the case of post graduate courses, students can avail the opportunity only for the first semester/year of the course. Notably, the private colleges, universities and the central universities located in Assam are exempted from the scheme.