According to officials, St Stephen’s College in Delhi has set up a ‘Resilience Fund’ to support the tuition fees of its students facing a financial crisis due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
As per an official order, the COVID-19 Resilience Fund is being set up to subsidize the tuition fees of 50-100 students of the college enrolled in various courses.
The annual earnings of the family should not exceed Rs 5 lakh and they have to attach a valid income certificate. Also, the aspirations should not get any additional scholarship or financial aid which is more than Rs 20,000 from college or any other medium. He said that any other attainment would rationalize the application.
By 25 November aspirants who wanted to apply for this scheme have to send applications, college specified. The department heads can examine applications within departments and pursue substantive matters by 29 November.
All those wishing to take advantage of the fee concession will have to apply for college bursaries.
The staff union of St. Stephen’s College here wrote a letter to the principal last week to reach out to students facing monetary issues after committing suicide due to financial constraints allegedly sustained by an LSR college student in continuing her studies. A conference was pursued to be formed.
Student of Lady Sri Ram (LSR) College for Women, Aishwarya was found hanging on November 2 at her Shadnagar home in Ranga Reddy district of Telangana. she did not want to burden her parents with her educational expenses, as per the police.
Second-year B.Sc. Mathematics (Hons) students returned to Telangana from Delhi in March, with those in college being asked to leave the house in the wake of the epidemic.