Students who join colleges outside Delhi to get guarantee-free loans
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced that guarantee-free education loans, up to Rs 10 lakh, will be extended to students who join colleges outside the national capital.
Interacting with 372 students from Delhi government schools who qualified Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main, on Monday, Kejriwal requested them to never forget their country after becoming engineers.
Telling about the scheme, Kejriwal said, "We had launched guarantee-free education loan scheme last year so that children from disadvantaged backgrounds could avail education loans up to Rs 10 lakh without having to mortgage anything."
He further added, "The poorest section of society pays taxes which fund government schools. Next you will enroll into a government-run engineering college, which is also funded in the same way. You should not forget this when you become engineers."
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who was also present at the event, termed the students as the brand ambassadors of government schools. Sisodia said, "Wherever you go after this, you will be representing and bringing glory to Delhi government schools."
It may be mentioned that till now the scheme was available only for students who join colleges in Delhi.