Mukhyamantri Yuva Swavalamban Yojana : -D2D scheme
To fill up the seats that remained vacant in the diploma and degree in engineering institutes in Gujarat, the Chief Minister has introduced a new incentive under the existing D2D scheme.
What is this new D2D scheme?
Anandiben Patel, the Chief Minister of Gujarat, had previously launched a scheme called Mukhyamantri Yuva Swavalamban Yojana (MYSY) in September 24, 2015. This new scheme which was launched in order to console the Patidar reservation seekers will now be expanded under the new diploma and degree initiative.
Who will be benefited from this?
As per the notifications issued in April 5th, 2016, those students who will be studying under diploma and degree engineering will be given financial benefits. This insurance benefit will be provided to those studying under the state governed universities as well as to those studying in private engineering universities.
The changes have only been recently announced, but it clearly states that this will be applicable for the academic sessions of 2015-16. This means those that have just taken admissions under engineering institutes in the year 2015 will be considered eligible to receive the benefits. Apart from this, the benefits will also be extended to those who are seeking admissions either in the first year or the second year of graduation under engineering courses.
Which course will be under effect?
This is what the Principal Secretary of Higher and technical education for the state, Mr. Pankaj Joshi said that the D2D scheme is at present applicable for the engineering students only. This was done mainly because after a review of the MSMY scheme it was noticed that the diploma and degree engineering branch was left out of the scheme. Mr. Joshi also said that every year some seats remain vacant for the diploma and degree engineering and that there is some reservation in the number of seats available in these courses. This will help those who want to seek this course.
In the last MSMY regulations published in October 2015 it was clearly mentioned that the diploma students will be included in this scheme. However, the distinction of diploma to degree wasn’t clearly mentioned back then.
What are the eligibility and/or concession norms?
The eligibility norms being that, if you are a student who wants to undertake a higher education degree course after your diploma course, from an institution certified by the state government then you are eligible for a 50% concession on your tuition fee (or a concession of Rs. 50,000 – whichever is lower).
What is the need for this new course?
The government may have felt the necessity to include this new concession scheme because:
- In the 2015 academic session 30% of the diploma seats had gone vacant
- Out of 62,000 diploma engineering seats 20,400 remained vacant
- 22,500 seats remained vacant for engineering degree courses
Thus, the government established a proper way to encourage students to take up technical courses.
The things we learnt:
|Serial No.||Things to be known||This is what and why|
|1||What is this new D2D scheme?
|It is a scheme under which students who study technical courses will be given a certain amount of concession.|
|2||Who will be benefited from this?
|The students who want to pursue higher education in technical courses.|
|3||Which course will be under effect?
|The engineering degree and diploma courses under the state certified and privately owned institutions.|
|4||What are the eligibility and/or concession norms?
|All the eligible candidates for the degree and diploma courses will get 50% or Rs 50,000 concession.|
|5||What is the need for this new course?
|Around 20,000 seats remained vacant in both engineering degree as well as diploma course in 2015.|