Delay of Scholarships to ST students at TISS

21:21 Mar 3 2016 Tata Institute of Social Sciences, New Campus, Deonar Farm Road, Nagesh Patil Wadi, Deonar, Mankhurd, Greater Bombay, Maharashtra, 400071, India

The Letter sent to the National Commission of Scheduled Tribes seeking their intervention reads

"Dear Sir,

We the Scheduled Tribe (ST) M.Phil-PhD research scholars of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), across campuses (Mumbai, Tuljapur, Guwahati and Hyderabad) bring to your notice that due to an error by the UGC (since change in the name of the scheme, earlier Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for ST Students (RGNF) now National Fellowship for Higher Education of ST Students (NFST)), TISS name is not in list. We have been deprived of applying under the UGC scheme ‘National Fellowship for Higher Education of ST Students’. In the online application form of NFST, the name of Tata Institute of Social Sciences did not appear in the list of eligible universities, due to which, many ST students could not apply and some have applied leaving the Institute name blank in the online application form. As an Adivasi Students, we are eligible to apply under this scheme, but we are being deprived of being considered for the award of the Fellowship." .... "
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