Study Abroad scheme for SC Students
Andhra Pradesh has launched a new scheme - AP Ambedkar Overseas Vidya Nidhi to facilitate scholarships for SC and ST students intending to go abroad.
The scheme AP Ambedkar Overseas Vidya Nidhi – revamped from an existing programme aims to provide more facilities to the students from ST and SC background.
Under the Vidya Nidhi scheme, the government will give a scholarship up to Rs 10 lakh per student and help them get bank loan upto Rs 10 lakh for studying abroad. Besides, the government is also helping students to appear for exams like TOEFL, GMAT and SAT which major study abroad entrance exams. For this, the state plans to rope in private consultants to help the students acquire the required skills to get good scores at these examination. The consultants will also provide knowledge on the laws of individual foreign countries relating to employment opportunities after completing studies.