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MIC collaborates with private unis, offers scholarships to poor students

KUALA LUMPUR: MIC, through its Education Bureau, is working with leading private universities and colleges in the country to offer presidential scholarships to the needy.
Its president Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said the scholarship is a joint venture effort with private higher learning institutions to cover almost 1,000 students in the B40 category.
"The scholarship offers to help those who pursue courses from the Foundation level to PhD. It is divided into two types; partial and full scholarships.
"We have been highlighting the need for transformative ideas in improving the educational status among the Indian community at all levels.
"Since the launched of the National Blueprint for the Indian community, one important pillar is education," he said at the launch of the scholarship programme held at PWTC here today.
Among the 18 private universities and colleges involved are Binary College, Limkokwing University, Melaka Manipal Medical College and Brickfields Asia College.
On the rabies outbreak, Subramaniam who is also the Health Minister, said it was difficult for the ministry to predict when the outbreak will be resolved.
"This was because dogs which are infected may loiter at other areas. Our aim now is to make sure that the outbreak is contained." he said.

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