Pradhan Mantri Nai Manzil Scheme Yojana

The government plans to initiate the scheme in order to empower at least 5 thousand students in the first phases and then further expand the scheme to other students and madrasas.  The Maulana Azad Education Foundation would be frontrunner in providing all the necessary help in start and execution of the scheme, fairly supported by the Ministry of Minorities.

As per the sources from ministry itself, this project would be fund by central government with a gross of Rs 3,738 crore and the scheme would be applied on a pan India basis.  This would act as a rescue to thousands of Muslim students who somehow get their education from Madrasas, however fail to get an admission or a job in universities just because they do not have any standardized form certification.

For those students who would not be willing to take on the academic training, the scheme would provide an option for skill training so that they are skilled enough to work as skilled labor or get a job directly.  These skill based training may range from driving to security guards, to carpentry to tailoring to nursing assistants, etc.

Overall, this scheme would be a welcoming move by the religious leaders and such schemes would only enhance the productivity of youths studying in these madrasas.  This would ensure that they are not left behind in this competitive world just because of lack of any formal training or education.

Scheme Information Purpose
Nai Manzil Scheme: Education and Skills Training for Minorities.


· Union Government has signed a Financing Agreement of 50 million dollars with the World Bank

· This credit will be in the form of loan which carries a maturity of 25 years, including a 5-year grace period.

·  Aims to provide educational intervention by giving the bridge courses to the trainees and getting them Certificates for Class XII and X from distance medium educational system.

·  intends to cover people in between 17 to 35 age group from all minority communities as well as Madrasa students.