Due to the lack of streamlined processes for MoMA scholarships, DNOs are not able to verify the existing volume of applications (30 out of 38 districts have 10k+ applications (20 with 25k+))* within 2 weeks (as student applications and INO level verification goes till the last of its deadline)on National Scholarship Portal. Moreover, students from 27k institutes (having minority strength) of Bihar where respective INOs have not completed the KYC on NSP), are not able to apply for the scholarships.
Though the Ministry of Minority Affairs, GOI, has been running scholarship schemes since 2006 to encourage retention rates, UDISE reports for the year 2020-2021says that just 23% of students retain from std. 1 to std. 12.
Since YDF has been working on increasing equity & access in secondary & higher education, government scholarship delivery is a key thrust area. Over the past 5 years, we've helped 12,483 students & 689 institutes in accessing public scholarships worth 5 cr.
From the data available on National Scholarship Portal, there are 27,000 institutes in Bihar that have a minority enrollment of ~25 lakhs who could be benefited. By taking the same approach, we have estimated to reach 6500 students in the year 2022-2023 which makes it next to impossible to reach ~25 lakhs in 3 years. Also, the existing mechanism of scholarship verification is concentrated on district-level authority (DNO) which is ~31k (based on 2020-2021 state's application no.) per DNO at present and if ~25 lakhs students start applying for scholarships, no. of application'sverificationperDNO goesto~65k.
The absence of managing the strength ~65k per DNO would increase the gap in rate in no. of application's verification which is currently 21% for Bihar.
Genpact BWI is supporting us to understand and address district-level challenges in the delivery of public scholarship schemes.
~50k minority students of Bihar eligible for the Ministry of Minority Affairs scholarship scheme will be benefited and 25 DMWO of Bihar state will be capacitated for handling NSP-based processes smoothly.
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