GUWAHATI, Aug 11 - Shishu Sarothi in partnership with Bharti Infratel Ltd, has announced the 2020-21 BISP scholarships to be awarded to 120 deserving students with disabilities.
This programme is available for students from North East India who wish to pursue higher education in academic and professional courses at levels ranging from higher secondary to post-graduation. The scholarship is also offered to students with disabilities from other states of India studying in colleges/educational institutions/universities located in the North East. The scholarship programme provides financial support to the scholars to cover educational expenses/fees paid till the completion of their courses, a press release said.
Additionally, some deserving students will be provided support for specific requirements of study materials, assistive equipment and devices, conveyance allowance and hostel fees to facilitate and motivate them to complete the course of study.
A total of 120 students will be selected in 2020-21 and supported till completion of their course. Shishu Sarothi has partnered with local organisations across the eight north-eastern states for dissemination, application of support to candidates and monitoring and mentoring of selected students locally.
Bharti Infratel Scholarship Programme (BISP) is a CSR initiative of Bharti Infratel Ltd launched in 2016 with the objective of promoting inclusion in the education and professional mainstream. Commencing in 2020-21, Phase II of the programme aims to reach 600 students over a period of five years. Phase I of this programme has already helped 196 students from across the North East to pursue higher education with the funding support amounting to more than Rs 50 lakh in five years.
Additionally, career counselling sessions, job preparedness, internship and rights awareness programmes are conducted for the scholars in each state, to motivate and inspire them in their educational pursuits and journey of economic empowerment.
Online and offline applications for the 2020-21 session commenced on August 10. The details about the scholarship are available at bisp.shishusarothi.org.