‘Prabuddha’ Scheme of Karnataka to help SC/ST students study abroad

  • Karnataka state government has launched a ‘Prabuddha’ Scheme under which Meritorious SC/ST students heading overseas for higher education will now have their entire cost covered by the state government.
  • Under this scheme the government plans to fund at least 400 students annually at a cost of Rs 120 crore.
  • Under the new scheme, students whose annual family income is below Rs 8 lakh will get 100% coverage, including tuition fee, travel and accommodation. Those with a family income of Rs 8-15 lakh will get 50% coverage and those above Rs 15 lakh will get 33% coverage.

Points to remember:

  1. Name of the scheme and state?
  2. Purpose of scheme
  3. Outlay of scheme?- Rs 120 crore