Fact check: No scholarship being offered to students by Ministry of Corporate Affairs

New Delhi (NVI): A post claiming that a website under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs is providing students with a scholarship up to Rs 1 lakh through National Scholarship Exam (NSE) has gone viral on social media, triggering confusion.

The post claims that ‘M&N platform under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs values the efforts of the students in their journey to attain knowledge and to help them and through National Scholarship Exam, the students will be rewarded with a cash scholarship up to 1 lakh.

However, no such announcement has been made by the government and the website making such claims is fake. The Ministry of Corporate Affairs is not conducting National Scholarship Exam to offer any scholarship.

Debunking the claims, Press Information Bureau (PIB) in a tweet wrote, ”Claim: A website stating to be working under Ministry of Corporate Affairs is claiming to reward students with scholarship up to 1 Lakh through National Scholarship Exam.

#PIBFactCheck: This website is #Fake. MCA is not conducting National Scholarship Exam to offer any scholarship.”

Earlier in June, a similar fake post claiming that the National scholarship portal is offering a scholarship of Rs 10,000 for college students had gone viral.

-CHK