485 Scholarships Awarded till March 2013
Rs 78 Lacs Spent under HESP, HESP Professional
HESP — 2013 Final Selection List on July 20

The final list of the selected candidates under 11th Annual Higher Education Scholarship Programme (HESP)-2013, which was scheduled to be made public on July 10, shall now be declared on July 20, 2013 (Saturday).

The change in the declaration date has been made on account of incomplete on spot verification as the same was hampered by certain unavoidable circumstances.

The final list shall be available in prominent Urdu & English dailies. The same shall also be available at JKYF Central, Zonal and all District Offices and also on website www.jkyateemfoundation.org.

Pertinently, 197 candidates including 88 female students have been shortlisted for the final selection under HESP-2013 while as 268 candidates including 122 females from 10 districts in Kashmir Province had appeared in the J&K Yateem Foundation's 11th Annual Higher Education Scholarship Programme (HESP) -2013 Entrance Examination, held at Kashmir Government Polytechnic, Gogji Bagh, Srinagar on May 26, 2013.

The total number of scholarships for the year 2013-14 is Thirty five (35) @ Rs 5000/- per annum per candidate. This will incur an expenditure of Rs 1.75 Lacs per annum.

Since 2002, 485 scholarships have been awarded till March 2013. As many as 260 students have completed their studies while remaining 228 are being facilitated as per norms regularly. An amount of approximately Rs 69 Lacs has been spent by 31st March, 2013 under this programme.

Under another category titled HESP Professional started in 2004, J&K Yateem Foundation has awarded 21 scholarships @ Rs 10,000/- per annum, for pursuing professional courses. Under this programme 14 candidates have completed professional courses with 05 in MBBS; 01 each in BVSc, BSc Nursing & MSc IT; 02 in BCA and 04 in B.Ed. Under HESP Professional an amount of Rs. 9 Lacs has been spent by March 31, 2013 which includes Rs 88,000/- as One Time scholarship awarded to 22 candidates @ Rs 4000/-.

(Issued by Press & Public Relations Division)