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After MANF, Padho Pardesh scheme discontinued for minority students

The move comes after the Centre withdrew the Maulana Azad National Fellowship (MANF) in December 2022

Published on 16th January 2023

Reinstate pre-matric scholarship, MANF for minority students: Congress leader writes to PM Modi

The MANF scholarship is meant for MPhil and PhD scholars from Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, Parsi and Jain communities

Published on 2nd January 2023

JNU Students' Union protests at Ministry of Minority Affairs against MANF discontinuation

The students have termed the move "arbitrary"; about 30-40 students participated in the protest, which took place at about 1 pm

Published on 22nd December 2022

Decision to terminate Maulana Azad National Fellowship anti-minority and anti-education, says Congress MP in Parliament

Demanding the restoration of the scholarship, the MP said the government's reason to cancel MANF defies logic, and that overlap of schemes can be identified by linking the fellowship with Aadhar cards

Published on 16th December 2022

MANF Scholarship: Government clarifies on cut-off date after scrapping scholarship

The scholarship was provided to MPhil and PhD students from minority communities; it was scrapped last week by the Centre because it overlapped with other schemes

Published on 15th December 2022

Re-think decision to cancel pre-matric scholarship, MANF for minorities: BJP MP to gov't

The MP from Maharashtra said that these scholarships encouraged students to go to school and pursue higher education

Published on 15th December 2022

MANF Protests: Delhi police detains over 100 students protesting at Ministry of Education

Students from various universities in Delhi staged a protest at the MoE today, demanding that the government revoke its decision to scrap the MANF for research scholars from minority communities

Published on 12th December 2022

MANF withdrawal: 'Another attack on the minorities,' says AISA; more student bodies join protest 

Student organisations in Delhi called a protest at the Ministry of Education against the rollback of the MANF and the Pre-Matric scholarship on December 12


Published on 11th December 2022

Centre to discontinue scholarship for minorities, students irked

Students fear the cancellation of the Maulana Azad National Fellowship would lead to lesser representation of minorities in Higher Educational Institutions

Published on 9th December 2022

Fellowship disbursement delay: OBC, SC, PwD and other scholars share their owes

It is the NFOBC, NFPWD, NFSC and MANF awardees across India who are facing this problem. As a result of the long delays, some don't even have enough money to sustain themselves

Published on 26th August 2022

Have JRF? No exam. No JRF? Write exam: Why PU's partisan stance on SC, ST, Minority scholarship holders reeks of exclusion

Departments like Anthropology, English, Biochemistry, Commerce, Economics, IB, Math, Social Work and others who have four or more vacancies have been completely reserved for JRF scholars

Published on 12th August 2020

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