AP CM Disburses Rs 46 Cr Under Scheme for Poor Students' Foreign Education
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, demonstrated his commitment to empowering deserving students by allocating Rs 46 crore to 357 eligible underprivileged students pursuing higher education in foreign universities through the 'Jagananna Videsi Vidyadevena' scheme. The financial assistance provided is Rs 1.25 crore for students belonging to SC, ST, BC, and minority communities, while those from other communities will receive up to Rs 1 crore to support their overseas education endeavors.
Chief Minister Reddy hailed the 'Jagananna Videshi Vidyadevena' scheme as a blessing for students who secure admission in renowned foreign colleges but face financial constraints to pay the exorbitant fees. This initiative allows eligible students to pursue higher education in internationally recognized institutions listed in the QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education Rankings, covering various disciplines like engineering, medicine, law, journalism, and more. An extensive range of 320 foreign colleges is open for students to apply for admission.
By providing substantial support for students aspiring to study abroad, Andhra Pradesh sets an exemplary standard. The Chief Minister pointed out that the tuition fees in some of these esteemed institutions soar above Rs 1 crore, and by assisting these talented students, the state ensures that future leaders have the resources they need to excel.
Chief Minister Reddy proudly labeled the 'Jagananna Videsi Vidyadeevena' scheme as a revolutionary step, emphasizing its potential to boost Andhra Pradesh's reputation and establish the state as a pioneer in supporting students' international education aspirations—a gesture not paralleled by any other Indian state.