Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme was introduced from the Academic year 2006-07 to encourage higher technical and professional education for the dependent wards of Ex-Servicemen / Ex-Coast Guard and their widows (below officer rank only) and dependent wards / widows of Ex-Servicemen / Ex-Coast Guard who died in harness due to causes attributable to military service / Coast Guard Service, irrespective of the rank.From this year Coast Guard personnel’s ward will also enjoy PMSS. Details and application form can be downloaded from http://www.mod.nic.in/welfareschemes/welcome.html.
Last date for the application to reach respective RSB is 28 Feb 2011
First year professional degree programme in 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 etc (master degree course are not eligible to apply for Prime Minister’s Scholarship except MBA, MCA). The scheme is open for courses mentioned above in recognized institutions (in India only). Students studying abroad are not eligible for this scheme. Students getting stipend for the professional degree course are also not entitled. The candidates may avail only scholarship for first degree course (Professional) i.e. graduate level only under PMSS.
Scholarship for Integrated Courses.
The facility under PMSS is restricted for professional courses only, such as B Ed but not for BA+B Ed, also for LLB not for BA+LLB duly recognized by the respective Government regulatory bodies such as All India Council for Technical Education, Medical Council of India etc.