Scholarship getting students to choose from given colleges

Kathmandu, Aug. 10: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City has published the final list of 4,550 students, out of the 6,017 who had registered for exams for scholarship at private schools.

The tests were held on Saturday at 15 community schools in the city. The list includes 3,031 boys and 1,549 girls. The students were ranked through the Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) system. Their marks ranged from 40 to 96 on a scale of 100.

The KMC had given 2 days for students to apply for re-evaluation if they were not happy with their score. Officials at the KMC’s education department said that 54 students had applied for re-evaluation.

According to Sitaram Koirala, chief of the education department, the selected students can choose the stream they want to study. The students are categorized on the basis of their qualification, quota and place of residence.

Students get a chance to enroll with full scholarship in 169 colleges in Kathmandu. Those who come from community schools will get 40 percent of the scholarships, 5 percent will be given to students from private schools, 9 percent to students residing in the metropolitan city and 1 percent to students from the Sisdol landfill site in Nuwakot.

From the remaining 45 percent scholarships, 33 percent have been set aside for girl students, 15 percent to those from indigenous communities, 12 percent to those from the Madheshi community and 17 percent for Khas Arya students from community schools. Likewise, the municipal department has allocated 9 percent seats for Dalit students, 4 percent for those from the Tharu community, 2 percent for Muslims and students from other groups such as conflict victims and children of martyrs and disappeared families.

Quotas have also been fixed for students who come from remote districts such as Achham, Kailali, Jajarkot, Jumla, Dolpa, Bajhang, Bajura, Mugu and Humla.

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