Counseling begins for PM’s scholarship scheme
The counseling of students for admission in various colleges outside the State under the Prime Minister's Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS) began at designated centres in Srinagar and Jammu today.
In Kashmir, the counseling is being held at Amar Singh College Srinagar while in Jammu the counseling is being held at Government College for Women Gandhi Nagar.
Minister for Education Naeem Akhtar visited the counseling centre at Amar Singh College here this morning to review the arrangements there.
Talking to media, the Minister said that 6600 students have registered for PMSSS across the state and their counseling will continue till August 3 with 400 students being counseled each day. He said besides general courses, 2000 seats are this year available to the J&K students under PMSSS in the NBA accredited engineering colleges across the country while 369 seats are available in the Nursing Colleges.
Giving the breakup of seats available under PMSSS, the Minister said 10 supernumerary seats are available in each AICTE-approved engineering college with a limit of two seats per branch, two supernumerary seats are available in general stream in UGC approved colleges and three supernumerary seats are available in Nursing Institutions. He said for the current financial year Rs 75 crore worth scholarships are available to J&K students under PMSSS.
The Minister said while the tuition fee of the students admitted under PMSSS would be directly transferred by AICTE to the concerned college, the maintenance charges, including hostel fee, books and stationary and other incidentals would be transferred into the account of the concerned student under Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT).