Journal of Academic Research in Education and Review
International Journal of Academic Research in Education and Review
Vol. 3(10), pp. 306-316. December, 2015.
Full Length Research
Higher Education Opportunities in Enhancing Capabilities – The Case of Reimbursement of Tuition Fee Scheme under Post-Matric Scholarships in Andhra Pradesh, India (2008 – 2012)
1Attikuppam Umapathi and 2Dr. Chintala Venkatramana
1Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, City University, Mogadishu (Somalia).
2Assistant Professor (C), Department of Politics and International Studies, Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India.
Accepted 30 November 2015
attempts to understand the higher education scenario in Andhra Pradesh,
India, with reference to Reimbursement of Tuition Fee (RTF) scheme that
was introduced by the government of Andhra Pradesh to enhance higher
educational opportunities. The scheme was introduced to encourage the
students to pursue higher education in both government and private
colleges, and the government bears the tuition fee by reimbursing the
fee paid by the students to the colleges. The policy opened higher
educational opportunities to students from economically weaker sections,
who otherwise could not have pursued higher education. It is well known
that the expenses involved in the higher education discourage students
from weaker economic background to pursue higher education. This limits
them to contain themselves with secondary school education or upper
secondary school education thus making them not competent enough in
gaining capabilities in this globalized world. With the introduction of
RTF scheme students from weaker sections have been able to pursue higher
education. This was believed to equip them with sufficient capabilities
to meet the competitive work place environment with the spread of
globalization. This paper attempts to briefly look at the background of
the TRF policy, its necessity, implementation process, and a detailed
account of different aspects covered under the scheme to enhance the
higher educational opportunities to the economically weaker sections.
Cite This Article As: Umapathi A, Venkatramana C (2015). Higher Education Opportunities in Enhancing Capabilities – The Case of Reimbursement of Tuition Fee Scheme under Post-Matric Scholarships in Andhra Pradesh, India (2008 – 2012). Inter. J. Acad. Res. Educ. Rev. 3(10): 305-316