Jagananna Vidya Deevena Scheme

The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy recently released the first tranche of Rs 672 crores under the Jagananna Vidya Deevena Scheme for the year 2021-22. This reimbursed the fees for 10.88 lakh students. So far, a total of Rs 4, 879 crores have been disbursed under the Jagananna Vidya Deevena Scheme.

Jagananna Vidya Deevena Scheme

  • The main objective of Jagananna Vidya Deevena Scheme is to provide scholarships to all the students who are not able to pay their fees because of their financial burden. The scheme mainly focuses on students seeking higher education. It aims to provide fee reimbursement to more than 14 lakh students of the state.
  • The scheme will directly credit the amount into the accounts of students’ mothers. Earlier, the money was transferred to the owners of the colleges.
  • The number students that benefited from the scheme in 2021 has increased by 77,000 as compared to that of 2020. In 2021, this number has increased to 10.88 lakhs.

Other Schemes

Apart from the Jagananna Vidya Deevena Scheme, Andhra Pradesh has also launched Jagananna amma Vodu Scheme. Under the scheme, Rs 15,000 will be provided annually to the poor to help children studying in Class 1 to 12.

Education Policy of Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh is using two-pronged strategy to improve education in the state. One is by providing financial assistance to mothers of the students. On the other hand, the Andhra Pradesh Government is introducing English as a medium of instruction in government schools.

Way Forward

The second instalment of the scheme is to be released in July 2021 and the third instalment is to be released in December 2021.

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