Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme 2016-17 NotificationPradhanamanthri Special Scholarship Scheme 2016:Govt Of India Ministry Of Defence Kendriya Sainik Board has given the Prime Minister's Scholarship Scheme 2016-17 notification and Applications are invited from the dependent wards / widows of Ex- servicemen and Ex-Indian Coast Guard personnel pursuing Professional Degree Courses, duly recognized by the respective government regulatory bodies such as MCI, AICTE and UGC etc. The scheme will be applicable only to those candidates who have joined the Professional Courses in the academic year 2016-17.
Govt. of India Ministry of Defence Kendriya Sainik Board ( Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare) invites applications for the scholarship under the PMSS from the dependent wards / widows of Ex-servicemen and Ex-Indian Coast Guard personnel pursuing Professional Degree Courses, duly recognized by the respective government regulatory bodies such as MCI, AICTE and UGC etc. Only those candidates who have joined the Professional Courses in the academic year 2016-17 may apply.
Eligible for Scholarship:
(a) Students who have taken admission in 2016 are only eligible to apply for PMSS 2016-17. Students should have scored 60% and above in Minimum Educational Qualification (MEQ) i.e 10+2 / Diploma / Graduation.
(b) Students who are Dependent Wards / Widows of Ex Servicemen & Ex Coast Guard personnel who died in harness / disabled due to causes attributable to military service / coast guard service, irrespective of the rank.
(c) Dependent wards of Ex Servicemen / Ex Coast Guard personnel and their widows (below officer rank only).
Professional Degree Courses like BE, B Tech, BDS, MBBS, B Ed, BBA, BCA, B Pharma, etc. duly recognized by the respective Government Regulatory Bodies, such as All India Council for Technical Education, Medical Council of India, UGC. (Master Degree Courses are not eligible for PMSS except MBA, MCA). Students can see the list of eligible courses for details. Students studying abroad are not eligible for this scheme. Students getting stipend for the Professional Degree Courses are also not entitled. No distance learning course is permitted under PMSS. PMSS can be availed for one course only.
Scholarship for Integrated Courses:
The facility under PMSS is restricted for Professional Degree Course only, such as B Ed but not for BA+B Ed, also for LLB not for BA+LLB. In case of integrated ME / M Tech / M Pharma initial four years scholarship will be given.
Applications will be shortlisted based on Ex Servicemen / Ex Coast Guard category (as given below in Para 7) and percentage of marks obtained in MEQ.
Duration of Scholarship:
Two to five years as duration of the course approved by the concerned Regulatory Body (Except one year for B Ed).
Amount of Scholarship:
The amount of scholarship would be as follows: (a) Rs. 2000/- per month for boys (b) Rs. 2250- per month for girls Paid annually after selection.
Application Form and Information Brochure can be downloaded from the website http//www.desw.gov.in. at PM’s Scholarship link.
How to Apply For Scholarship:
One candidate to submit only one application form for one course, if any candidate submit two applications for more than one course, both the applications will be rejected. Forms are to be downloaded from the website www.desw.gov.in. Application forwarded in any other format will not be considered. Application to be forwarded on plain A4 size paper (typed or handwritten) in the prescribed format duly completed in all respects with superscription on the envelope “Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme for the Academic Year 2016-17”. Last date of receipt of application at respective RSB /Coast Guard Headquarter is 30 November 2016. Applications received after 30 November 2016 will not be entertained by RSBs.
Last date for submission of application: 30-11-2016 or see @ http://scholarships.gov.in/