Higher and Technical Education Minister Rajesh Tope said that the State Government will spend Rs 12.76 lakh to rehabilitate drought affected students from Marathwada region.
Tope, addressing a programme at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (BAMU) on Monday, handed over a cheque of Rs 12.76 lakh to university for drought affected postgraduate students. Each student will be given a grant of Rs 2000. Rashtravadi Welfare Trust collected donation from their MPs, MLAs, MLCs and corporators across the state to help drought affected students. Around 15,000 students of BAMU and its affiliated colleges were distributed Rs 2,000 each by the Rashtravadi Welfare Trust.
Vice chancellor Dr Vijay Pandharipande, MLCs Satish Chavan and Vikram Kale, registrar Dr D R Mane, coordinators of the fund project Nilesh Raut and Umesh Patil were present on the occasion. Tope lauded the efforts of the university opening 'Disaster relief fund for students' drive seeking donation from people drought affected students. Dr Dhanraj Mane also. Sanjay Shinde conducted the proceedings.
Tope handed over cheque of Rs 10.72 lakh of EBC refund to 52 students including 39 of MCA and 13 MBA courses. Joint director of Technical Education Mahesh Shivankar was also present.