The truth behind govt’s claim that “80℅ of total central scholarships availed by Muslim students”


By Muslim Mirror staff-reporter

As per government claims students from the Muslim community received about 80 per cent of total scholarships offered under 20 Central government schemes in 2018-19

According to the National Scholarship Portal of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, those from the Christian community came in at second place with 7.5 per cent share while it was 5 per cent for Sikhs and 4.7 per cent for Hindus.

Among the students who received scholarships, 88 lakh were Muslims, 8.26 lakh Christians, 5.45 lakh Sikhs and 5.2 lakh Hindus.

There were 1.94 lakh (1.8 per cent) Buddhists and 1.07 lakh (1 per cent) Jains in the list of beneficiaries.

The total amount disbursed under these scholarship programmes sponsored by 14 Union Ministries was Rs 2,157 crore in 2018-19.

Of the total amount, Rs 1,032 crore was spent on scholarships for Muslims students while Rs 183 crore was spent for Sikhs and Rs 128 crore for Hindus.The Ministry of Minority Affairs topped the list of allotments with 77 percent scholarships of the total offered.

Although 80% Muslim students availed the scholarship but   less than 50% of total  scholarship amount were  given to Muslim students.

Muslims are the largest minority group which consists 85% of minority population, as per their population the scholarship amount of  1700 crore should have been given to Muslim students.

2 thoughts on “The truth behind govt’s claim that “80℅ of total central scholarships availed by Muslim students”

  1. Very nice analysis,common musalmaan will be able to understand.this type of authentic post are is a fantastic.moon choudhury, Guwahati, Assam

  2. I see nothing here to indicate that these scholarships were designated to be given to minority groups. And, as HINDUS DID in fact receive a portion of the scholarships, they can’t be minority related – UNLESS they are designed for ethnic minority groups (not religious). Either way, your assertion that the amount should have been based on the overall percentage of muslims within the minority groupings as a whole is clearly FALSE.

    The fact that 80% of those who applied for the scholarship were muslims, does not mean they the same 80% qualified for a grant! Availing yourself of a scholarship means an attempt was made. It means they applied for a grant – it does mean they were approved. Filing an application does not guarantee approval. If the grants are ‘need based’ and not based on religion at all, then receiving 48% (47.844%) of all funding is HUGE. You should consider it a victory instead of complaining about how it should be more for your religious group and less for others!

    Minority funding should be designated for ethnic groups and only secondarily related to religious groups. In that context it is the smallest minorities who are usually most at need.

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