Delhi govt to offer science scholarship of Rs 5,000 to Class IX students | Delhi News

NEW DELHI: The Class IX students who have secured more than 60% in their Class VIII final test can now sit for an examination to get a science scholarship worth Rs 5,000.
On Friday, the Delhi cabinet approved Mukhyamantri Vigyan Pratibha Pariksha, which will be given to 1,000 students. The cabinet has also decided to digitise the education department.
“The scholarship will provide a boost to science education in secondary classes. It is a crucial step for our government to promote excellent and talented students. These students are the future of our country, they will become future scientists, engineers, doctors and architects and will make our nation proud,” said chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Education minister Manish Sisodia said it was an effort to promote scientific temper among children. Students belonging to scheduled caste, scheduled tribe, physically handicapped and other backward class categories will be given a relaxation of up to 5%.
For digitisation, close to 1,200 computers, multi-functional printers and backups for uninterrupted power supply will be bought for all schools, and branch and district offices under the education department.
“Digitisation plays a crucial role in easing the workload at office. A lot of reporting work gets streamlined, and teachers, principals and officers can focus their energy on quality education,” said Sisodia.

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