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Karnataka: Govt. to Distribute Free Laptops to SC/ST Students

By - | November 03, 2016 04:10 PM | 2 minute read
Karnataka: Govt. to Distribute Free Laptops to SC/ST Students
Highlights: Currently, the students who are pursuing the first year of postgraduate or professional courses are eligible to get free laptops.

The Social Welfare Department of Karnataka is all set to provide free laptops to SC/ST students who are pursuing professional and PG courses in the state. H. Anjaneya, Minister of Social Welfare, clarified that free laptops would be provided only to SC/ST students who take up higher education through government quota. Currently, the students who are pursuing the first year of postgraduate or professional courses are eligible to get free laptops.

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He also mentioned that the free laptops to SC/ST students will also be provided to those who clear the Common Entrance Test (CET). He revealed that the department would use the funds which are collected under the specific act for the SC/ST community, TSP and SC/SP to purchase laptops. He assured that best quality laptops would be provided to the students.

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This is the second time that the government made an announcement regarding the distribution of free laptops. The first scheme of providing laptops to IIPUC students was shelved.

Recently, Government of Andhra Pradesh has also revealed that it would offer free smartphones to students pursuing UG and PG courses at various colleges and universities across the state. The government has taken this initiative as a part of its efforts to develop Digital Andhra Pradesh. The proposal for distributing smartphones was made at the Cabinet meeting recently.

Initiatives like these by the government will promote digital literacy and efficiency in the education system.

12 Comments
Manjya Naik L - 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Manjya Naik L
Geetanjali Rathod - 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Is there any websites to apply this cet exam ?
Vishwanatha - 1 month, 3 weeks ago
When will they provide laptops??
Vishwanatha - 1 month, 3 weeks ago
When will they gives sir????
Chandrakanth L Halimani - 2 months, 1 week ago
when will they give s ir????
Sowjanya Sonu - 2 months, 2 weeks ago
What about the students who are 3 rd year even think about them also they even can't afford laptop financially poor they are borrowing it from there friends y only for 1 st year it must be for all sc/st engineering students laptops should be provided
Akarsh - 2 months, 2 weeks ago
how to appy for this sir.?? .could u please suggest me
sudhakar - 3 months, 2 weeks ago
how can apply.....for this scheme.
Sunil M Halli - 4 months ago
sir plz give laptop computer quiqly sir wee need to education of computer so plz give laptops in this month sir
Manu Madakari - 6 months ago
Sir
Manu Madakari - 6 months ago
Super
Ank Ith G - 7 months, 2 weeks ago
When will they provide laptop's??
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