Widows and wards of martyrs and of gallantry award winners will now get the opportunity for skill development and formal education free of cost.
Shri Vishwakarma Skill University proposes to provide the opportunity through its newly launched scheme, Abhinandan: Veer Balidani Kritagyata Yojna (AVBKY)
The university will create one per cent supernumerary seats of the approved intake for the widows and wards of martyrs and gallantry award winners in all its educational and skill courses from the academic session 2019-20 onwards.
The course fee that includes charges for books, hostel, food and travel expenses for the selected candidates will also be waived.
The eligible candidates under ABVKY can apply for any course of SVSU. In case more candidates apply than the allotted seats in a course, then a merit list will be prepared. The seat allotment shall be done as per the order of merit.
The university will create a corpus of the fund to meet the expenditures made in the education of the beneficiary of AVBKY.
The university is also entitled to utilise for the education and welfare of the students.
The corpus shall be created by harnessing funds from CSR funds from the corporate entities and PSUs, seeking voluntary donations from the general public and use of discretionary fund of the SVSU, according to the university.