AP CM Nara Chandrababu Naidu has decided to pay the tuition fee and offer scholarships to AP native students who are studying in Telangana. State’s HRD minister Ganta Srinivasa Rao said that the AP government took this decision after the Telangana government showed no interest in paying for AP students in Telangana. An announcement will be made by Chandrababu before Dasara.
The AP government is mulling to launch an exclusive website to monitor the well-being of AP students studying in Telangana. “Scholarships will be offered to deserving students under social welfare schemes,” said the social welfare minister Ravela Kishore Babu. Thousands of AP students in Telangana will be benefited by this latest move by the government.
The battle over fees reimbursement and scholarships between the AP and T governments has been continuing ever since the Telangana government scrapped the existing fee reimbursement scheme and announced its own Financial Assistance for Students of Telangana (FAST) scheme, stating that only those students whose parents were residents of Telangana before 1st November 1956 will be eligible for financial assistance.