Educational Schemes

Title of the Scheme  

BOOK BANK SCHEMES

Introduction

The objective behind the scheme is to establish book banks in each Medical  (Ayurvedic / Homeopathy inclusive), engineering, Agriculture, Veterinary, Polytechnics, Law courses. Chartered Accountancy MBA and Biosciences in SC students who comfort afford to by such expensive text books due to which there may be dropouts and failures among them.  Therefore the scheme aims at upliftment of the SC students and prevent failures amongst them.

Description 

This is a Centrally sponsored scheme where 50% of the grants come from Govt. of India and 50% of the grants from the state.

Course-wise pattern of Assistance:-

          Central assistance to the states / UTs for setting up of Book Banks is limited to the following ceiling or actual cost of a set, whichever is less.

Degree course

  Cost of one set
 
(in Rupees)  
(1 set for 2 students)

1.  Medical     Rs. 7,500.00
2.  Engineering   Rs. 7,500.00
3.  Veternary   Rs.  5,000.00
4.  Agriculture  Rs.  4,500.00
5.  Polytechnics Rs.   2,400.00

Post-graduate course

Cost of one set  
(in Rupees)  
(1 set for 2 students)

a.  Post - graduate courses  in Medical, Engineering, Agriculture and veterinary courses and other technical courses are approved by the  universities (Institutes of higher learning

Rs. 5,000.00 
1 set per student

b.  Law courses L.L.B.  (3yrs & 5 yrs) L.L.M. (2 yrs)

 Rs.5,000.00 
1 set per student  

c.  Chartered Accountancy  -inter-mediate & final)           

Rs. 5,000.00
1 set per student

d.  M.B.A. (2yrs) & similar courses 

 Rs. 5,000.00
 1 set per student
e.  Bio-sciences  Rs. 5,000.00
1 set per student

   While selecting students for " Book bank " scheme, it is seen by the implementing authorities that 30% of the beneficiaries are girl students at least 30% are disabled SC students.    

Apart from this Rs. 2,000.00 is sanctioned for the purchase of one almirah to keep the books and transport charges of Rs. 100/- or actual cost however is less is also sanctioned at the time of establishing book banks.

The following rules shall govern the distribution of books to the students:

1.      Each SC student will be provided with an identity card for this purpose.

2.      Each SC student will be required to  submit his requisition for borrowing books from the book bank in the form to be provided for this purpose.

3.      Books will be strictly distributed among the SC students keeping in view the norm that one set is meant for 2 students for the entire course.

4.      The books should be returned to the Book Bank at the end of each term.

Any case of loss or damage to the book, the student will have to bear the cost of the book.

Authorities to be approached

District Social Welfare Officer

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