Jammu: The process to apply for Pradhan Mantri Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS) will start from most likely May 15 in online mode.
“The education department said that online applications for the Prime Minister’s scholarship scheme will begin in mid-May, adding, “students who have appeared in 12th standard examination and have cleared last year, will be eligible to apply for the scheme,” reported The News Now quoting sources.
“For this, the applicants from Jammu and Kashmir must have a necessary Domicile Certificate,” they said adding that the students in government and private professional colleges in different parts of the country get the opportunity to study for free under this scheme.
“The education department has started making students aware of the Pradhan Mantri Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS), which started in the year 2011 and at a time, 5000 seats are filled across the country in professional colleges and universities,” said an official.
He said that the All India Council for Technical Education along with the Department of Higher Education of Jammu and Kashmir implements scholarship in an effective manner every year and added, “students get the opportunity to pursue various professional courses like engineering, MBBS, BDS, Hotel Management in reputed government and private colleges of the country.”
This scheme is nothing less than a boon for the youth of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
Under the scheme, scholarships of up to Rs 30,000/- per year for students pursuing general courses, Rs 1.25 lakh per annum for engineering courses and up to Rs 3 lakh for medical and dental courses are given each student.
Apart from this, every student gets Rs one lakh per year for other educational activities.
Students who enroll in IIT, NEET, Medical College, Dental College or Central University on their own are also entitled to scholarship, said an official adding that hostel fees, books, stationery and other charges are directly deposited in the students accounts.
“Jammu and Kashmir School Education Department has started a campaign to make students aware of the scheme,” said an official adding that a program has been organized online in which the concerned officers have been explaining the aspirations about scheme.
The Board of Professional Entrance Examination (BOPEE), the official said that has asked for an application for its Common Entrance Test and the enthusiasm of the students is rarely seen following which the date has been extended several times.