Shillong, Aug 29: The Martin Luther Christian University (MLCU) has announced that it will give free undergraduate education for 100 students from families facing economic hardship for the 2021-22 academic year.
These students will be provided a full scholarship for the 3-4 years of the bachelor’s degree.
said that only a nominal application fee of Rs 100 will be levied.
The university said that these 100 seats will be provided in the following departments: Business Administration (BBA), Computer Applications (BCA), Environment and Traditional Ecosystems (BSc), Music (BA), Food Science and Nutrition (BSc) and Travel and Tourism Management (BTTM).
The MLCU said that preference will be given to a child of a parent who has recently lost their job or livelihood because of the Covid-19 pandemic, single mothers, orphans, transgender or disabled children in poor circumstances.
The window for applications is from August 28 to September 13. Details are available from the university website or by calling the admissions helpline 9362703349/9863594249.
“The Covid-19 pandemic has brought economic hardship to many families, making it difficult for them to meet the costs of education. Across the country the higher pass percentage in the various higher secondary board examinations has led to an increased demand for undergraduate seats this year,” MLCU said.
Even after admission the university will provide academic mentorship and counselling support for the welfare and progress of these students.
The Dean of Students has been tasked with setting up this special support system.
Despite the pandemic, MLCU recorded its highest ever admissions in the 2020-21 academic year.
According to the MLCU authorities, so far about 8000 students have graduated from the university and it has ranked in the top lists of private universities in the last three years.