Over 160 including 56 Female Students Appear in J&K Yateem Foundation's 4th Annual Moral Science Test

Over 160 including 56 female HESP General & HESP Professional candidates appeared in the J&K Yateem Foundation's 4th Annual Moral Science Test, held at Kashmir Government Polytechnic Gogji Bagh here on February 03, 2013. In addition, over Five Lac rupees were distributed among HESP students as part of 2nd instalment 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 fields.

Out of 149 male candidates registered under HESP General category, 103 appeared and 04 candidates out of 12 male HESP Professional candidates appeared in the test. Similarly, 51 out of 68 registered HESP General female candidates and 05 out of 10 female HESP Professional candidates appeared in the test.

On the occasion, cheques amounting to Rs 3000/ each were distributed among HESP General Category candidates amounting to Rs 4,62,000/- (Rupees Four Lac Sixty Two Thousand) and the students in HESP Professional Category were provided Rs.5000/- per candidate amounting to Rs 45,000/- (Rupees Forty Five Thousand), as 2nd instalment of yearly scholarship.

The total number of scholarships for the year 2012 in Kashmir Division is 60 @ Rs. 5000/- per annum per candidate which would involve yearly expenditure of 3 lacs.

Since 2002, 460 scholarships have been awarded under HESP by J&K Yateem Foundation incurring an expenditure of Rupees over 63.06 Lacs. 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 lacs have been spent from 2004 till date.