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Assocham to provide free MBA education to 300 girls


New Delhi : Leading industry lobby the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) Friday said it would provide free Master of Business Administration (MBA) education to 300 underprivileged girls.

Assocham said it would provide 300 Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe girls having a family income of less than Rs.5,000 a month, free education along with boarding, lodging, clothing and books at MBA level and help them to provide jobs.

"ASSOCHAM and Rai Foundation (a private higher education institution) would be implementing the decision with immediate effect. The eligible candidates could approach ASSOCHAM on [email protected]," an official statement said.

The statement further said that Assocham should train entrepreneurs from socially and economically backward SC and ST communities at district industry centres in association with the local industries and corporates.

The industry body has also proposed to help establish coaching programme in universities to lower dropout rates amongst backward class students.