Rs 75 crore scholarships is available to J&K students under PMSSS

An Education Department spokesperson said that the current financial year, an amount of Rs 75 crore worth scholarships is available to J&K students under the Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS).
The spokesman said that unlike last year when only 2 seats were being allotted per college to the students under PMSSS, this year 10 seats per college have been allotted.
He said while upto Rs 30, 000 per annum would be available as scholarship under PMSSS for general courses, upto Rs 1.25 lakh per annum would be available for engineering courses and upto Rs 3 lakh per annum for medical/dental courses. Besides, every student would be entitled upto Rs 1 lakh per annum as maintenance charges, he said and added that the students taking admission, by virtue of their own merit, in institutions like IITs, NITs and Central Universities outside J&K are also eligible for scholarship under PMSSS.
The spokesperson said that nearly 8000 students registered themselves for counseling including 3,300 in Srinagar centre and 4,500 in Jammu centre. He added that in the first round of counseling 1,778 seats were allotted in Engineering stream, 887 students were allotted seats in General stream and in the two new courses introduced this admission session around 300 seats were allotted to the students.
The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) would begin the second round of counseling for vacant seats under PMSSS for J&K students from August 13, 2016 at National Institute of Technical Teachers Training & Research (NITTTR), Sector-26, Chandigarh.
According to a notification issued by the J&K Government’s Higher Education Department, the candidates with merit no: 3,704 to 4,500 have been invited for counseling for the engineering stream while for the general stream, the candidates with merit no: 6,285 upto last have been invited for counseling.

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