Exclusive: TISS Stops Financial Aid to SC, ST and OBC Students
The institute claims it faces a deficit of over Rs 20 crore which hasn’t been reimbursed by Central and state governments. (Photo: Twitter/<a href="https://twitter.com/NewsinMumbai/status/838936823984345090">@NewsinMumbai</a>)
The institute claims it faces a deficit of over Rs 20 crore which hasn’t been reimbursed by Central and state governments. (Photo: Twitter/@NewsinMumbai)

Exclusive: TISS Stops Financial Aid to SC, ST and OBC Students

Tata Institute of Social Sciences will not provide financial aid to SC, ST and OBC students starting next semester, according to a circular issued by the institute, accessed by The Quint.

The institute has claimed that it faces a deficit of over Rs 20 crore, which hasn’t been reimbursed by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, and the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, despite "repeated requests”.

(Screengrab of the TISS circular accessed by <b>The Quint</b>)
(Screengrab of the TISS circular accessed by The Quint)

No Aadhaar Card? No Degree!

The circular also introduces compulsory biometric attendance in the institute from June 2017.

Students who are unable to provide fingerprint and submit their Aadhaar card will be deemed to have discontinued from the programme of study at TISS.


(Screengrab of the TISS circular accessed by <b>The Quint</b>)
(Screengrab of the TISS circular accessed by The Quint)

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