PRIME MINISTER’S SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME (PMSSS)

CONTEXT:
The AICTE has decided to release the instalment of Rs. 20,000/- as maintenance allowance under the Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS).

THE PRIME MINISTER’S SPECIAL SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME (PMSSS):

  • Under the PMSSS, the youths of J&K and Ladakh are supported by way of scholarship in two parts namely the academic fee & maintenance allowance.
  • The scheme is under the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
  • The scheme is being implemented in the wake of the Expert Group that was constituted by the Prime Minister in 2010 for enhancing employment opportunity among the youths of J&K and Ladakh.
  • The Scheme aims to build the capacities of the youths of J&K and Ladakh by Educating, Enabling and Empowering them to compete in the normal course.
  • The academic fee covers tuition fee and other components as per the ceiling fixed for various
    professional, medical and other under-graduate courses.
  • In order to meet expenditure towards hostel accommodation, mess expenses, books & stationery etc., a fixed amount of Rs.1.00 Lakh is provided to the beneficiary and is paid in instalments @ Rs. 10,000/- per month directly into the student’s account.

SOURCE: PIB

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