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Aug 16, 2019
9:19PM

SC extends admission deadline for J&K students selected for PM scholarship

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Supreme Court has extended the date of Prime Minister Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS) for Jammu and Kashmir students which is selected for scholarship scheme. The court extended the date by a month the deadline for taking admission in various engineering colleges due to situations prevailing in the state.

A bench of Justices UU Lalit and R Subhash Reddy said that due to circumstances and situation prevailing in the state, the deadline for admission needs to be extended till September 15.

Jammu and Kashmir government said that counselling by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) was completed on July 30 and the students selected for PMSSS were supposed to take admissions by August 15, but many were unable to join the colleges circumstances and situation prevailing in the state.

The PMSSS was launched by the Centre during 2010-11 to encourage J-K students. It provides scholarship to deserving candidates to meet the expenditure towards tuition fees, hostel fees, cost of books and other incidental charges while studying across the country in various engineering and regular courses.         
 

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