Claimed as the first in the history of any university in the country, the scheme is expected to benefit as many as 3.5 lakh students, whose annual family incomes are capped below `2.5 lakh.
The schemes were proposed by the managing committee comprising pro-vice chancellor Dr Sheena Shukkoor, syndicate members Prof K V Narayana Kurup, Prof C H Abdul Latif, P K Firoz, registrar M R Unni and director of students services, Dr Hari Changampuzha. Under the scheme for the disabled, `5,000 will be given to 20 students who are physically challenged, meritorious students, and are also pursuing for degree and post-graduate courses. Preference will be given to fresh applicants.
The amount for the annual cultural scholarship for the university youth festival winners have been fixed at `5,000.
Source : The New Indian Express , 27th Nov 2014