In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, Secretary Higher Education, Sushma Chauhan, on Friday chaired a virtual meeting to review the progress on Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS) Jammu and Kashmir 2021-22.
The Secretary emphasized upon the Nodal Principals, Higher Education Department and Directorate of School Education, Jammu and Srinagar to provide wide publicity of the scheme.
It was informed in the meeting that all the facilitation and documentation centres have been made functional besides training programme for Principals of Government Degree Colleges and concerned institutions as well as workshops for students and parents and other stakeholders shall be organized in coming days in coordination with AICTE team.
The department being a nodal agency for implementation of this scheme in J&K is making every effort to ensure that its benefit reach to each and every corner of the Union Territory.
PMSSS is a financial assistance scheme for J&K students to pursue undergraduate studies outside the UT implemented by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), MHRD New Delhi through Higher Education Department of J&K as nodal agency. The scholarship is provided to the eligible students for the course under three heads including General, Professional and Medical Courses with a total of 5000 scholarships every year in the institutions outside J&K.