Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS)

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  • December 18, 2020
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Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS)

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Policies and Interventions

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

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Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS)

  • An Expert Group was constituted by the Prime Minister for enhancing employment opportunity among youths of J&K and Ladakh and  to formulate job opportunities in public and private sectors.
  • Implemented by: J&K Cell of All India Council for Technical Education(AICTE), New Delhi.
  • The scheme helps J&K Students to pursue undergraduate studies outside the Union Territory. 
  • Aim: 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 youths are supported by way of scholarship in two parts – academic fee and maintenance allowance.
  • Main objectives: (1) Evolving guidelines for proper implementation; (2) To Conduct Awareness Workshops about the Scheme; (3) To Conduct Counselling for admission of candidates to different programs/courses; (4) Disbursal of Scholarship for the eligible Candidates; (5) Redressal of Grievances of PMSSS Candidates.

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