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HELP 22 FIRST GENERATION LEARNERS OF VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES GRADUATE!

The Government of India provides a scholarship(GOI-PMS) for higher education to students who belong to the Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and Other Backward Classes, which are the three of the most vulnerable groups in India, which waives off the tuition fees. However, the tuition fees(INR 12,000) accounts to a smaller number than the hostel(INR 15,000) and dining hall charges(INR16,000) per semester. Until 2017-18, Tata Institute of Social Sciences(TISS) waived hostel and dining hall charges for students availing GoI-PMS after which they have discontinued fee-waiver.

The 2018-20 batch is the first batch of GoI-PMS(Government of India-Post Matric Scholarship) graduating without the fee waiver of hostel and dining hall charges which accounts to nearly INR 31,000 per semester for a four-semester course.

The students who are eligible for the GoI-PMS Scholarship are people from marginalized communities, mostly from Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes, and those who have an annual family income of less than INR 2,50,000. Anyone who is following the social reality of the country would require no further elaboration to understand the social and economic background of these students. Before the institute discontinued the fee-waiver for GoI-PMS students in 2017, which made it possible for students to pursue higher education in the Institute by paying the amount required for registration, which ranges from rupees 200-4500 with a few other minimal charges. But after the waiver was discontinued, the students from these marginalized communities are required to pay the Dining Hall Fees, Hostel Fees, as well as the registration fees which amounts to near and about INR 32,000 per semester.

The amount of 32,000 in itself is a daunting figure especially for people who comes from families whose annual income does not even reach 80,000, therefore the cumulative amount of 1,20,000 that is required to complete the two years course is almost impossible for these students. Though this burden was slightly lightened by a partial student aid, and most students by hook or by crook managed to raise the amount that is being asked of them by the Institute. There are 22 students amongst us from this category who are in no position to raise such an amount.

The certificate for having completed two years mastering their field will be withheld if they do not clear the whole amount. We the Students of GOI-PMS Students' Association have been exploring every means possible for the past three years trying to keep the door open to our institute for people from the marginalized communities. Having exhausted all means, and understanding that true social upliftment of these communities can only come when people belonging to these societies and allowed to access higher education and live dignified lives.

We request each and every person, regardless of nationality to please come together for this cause and contribute to this campaign, in an effort to make the world a place where financial and social standing does not come in the middle of aspirations and achievements. Every penny donated to this campaign will be used to clear the fees of these 18 students, and everyone will be kept updated about the campaign as well as the developments with full transparency.

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Of the 22 students, the range of the remainder of their fees is anywhere between INR 32,000 and INR 96,000. All 22 students are either students of Social Work or Social Sciences.

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30th August 2020
A transfer of 13,500 is being initiated towards the account of one of the 25 students to help clear their fees. We are halfway into the time limit for the campaign but the amount raised is barely 1/4 of the amount required. Therefore, we plead everyone to continue supporting the campaign by sharing and donating. 
A transfer of 13,500 is being initiated towards the account of one of the 25 students to help clear their fees. We are halfway into the time limit for the campaign but the amount raised is barely 1/4 of the amount required. Therefore, we plead everyone to continue supporting the campaign by sharing and donating. 
16th August 2020
The number of students who cannot access their results has now gone up to 25 and the amount accordingly, as some students facing the same issues approached us with the amount that is being demanded of them by the institute.

Out of the 3,51,025 that has been raised through this link. The amount of 1,25,900 has been transferred to the account of 3 students.

The first transfer of 33,900 was made on 31st July 2020. 

The second transfer of  50,000 was made on 3rd August 2020.

Another transfer of 42,000 is being initiated and processed while typing this message.

Each and every amount that is donated using this link will be used to help the students, and as we have a long way to reach the goal to help all these students. We request you to please continue sharing and donating to this campaign

Thanking you for your support!

Sincerely,
GOI-PMS Fundraising Team
The number of students who cannot access their results has now gone up to 25 and the amount accordingly, as some students facing the same issues approached us with the amount that is being demanded of them by the institute.

Out of the 3,51,025 that has been raised through this link. The amount of 1,25,900 has been transferred to the account of 3 students.

The first transfer of 33,900 was made on 31st July 2020. 

The second transfer of  50,000 was made on 3rd August 2020.

Another transfer of 42,000 is being initiated and processed while typing this message.

Each and every amount that is donated using this link will be used to help the students, and as we have a long way to reach the goal to help all these students. We request you to please continue sharing and donating to this campaign

Thanking you for your support!

Sincerely,
GOI-PMS Fundraising Team
16th August 2020
Hello Everyone,

The amount of 42,000 INR is being transferred to one student among the 25 students who could not access their results because of the fee issues. This is the third student we have transferred money to help clear their dues,

An amount of 33,900 was transferred to one on 31st July 2020

Another transfer of 50,000 was made towards another student on the 3rd of August 2020

Therefore the total sum of the transfer made so far is 1,25,000 INR.

Each and every penny you have donated will be put to help these students. Please continue to share and donate to the link as we have a long way to go

Regards,
GOI-PMS Fundraising team 
Hello Everyone,

The amount of 42,000 INR is being transferred to one student among the 25 students who could not access their results because of the fee issues. This is the third student we have transferred money to help clear their dues,

An amount of 33,900 was transferred to one on 31st July 2020

Another transfer of 50,000 was made towards another student on the 3rd of August 2020

Therefore the total sum of the transfer made so far is 1,25,000 INR.

Each and every penny you have donated will be put to help these students. Please continue to share and donate to the link as we have a long way to go

Regards,
GOI-PMS Fundraising team 
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Goal: Rs.30,000

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