Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme
Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme was introduced from the Academic year 2006-07. To encourage higher technical and professional education for the dependent wards and widows of Ex Servicemen / Ex Coast Guard personnel (below officer rank only).
A total number of 5500 scholarships are allotted in each academic year.
Scholarships are equally divided amongst boys and girls.
Scholarships are allotted for a period of one to five years as per the duration of the courses approved by the concerned regulatory bodies.
Scholarship amount is paid to the selected students annually.
Amount of Scholarship
Rs. 2000/- pm For Boys
Rs. 2250/- pm For Girls
Students Eligible for Scholarship
(a) Students who have taken admission in 2016 are only eligible to apply for PMSS 2016-17 online on KSB web portal www.ksb.gov.in. Students should have scored 60% and above in Minimum Educational Qualification (MEQ) i.e 10+2 / Diploma / Graduation.
(b) Students studying in 2nd and subsequent years are not eligible.
(c) 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.
(d) Dependent wards of Ex Servicemen / Ex Coast Guard personnel and their widows (below officer rank only).
(e) Wards of Civilians including Para Military Personnel are NOT ELIGIBLE.
Priority for Grant of Scholarship
Order of preference for selection of candidates will be as under:-
Category 1 Wards & Widows of ESM / Ex Coast Guard personnel killed in action.
Category 2 Wards of ESM / Ex Coast Guard personnel disabled in action and boarded out of service with disability attributable to Military / Coast Guard service.
Category 3 Wards & Widows of ESM / Ex Coast Guard personnel who died while in service for causes attributable to Military / Coast Guard Service.
Category 4 Wards of ESM / Ex Coast Guard personnel disabled in service with disability attributable to Military / Coast Guard Service.
Category 5 Wards & Widows of ESM / Ex Coast Guard personnel in receipt of gallantry awards.
Category 6 Wards / Widows of ESM / Ex Coast Guard personnel (PBOR 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 first Professional Degree Course only, such as B Ed but not for BA+B Ed, In case of integrated ME / M Tech / M Pharma, initial three / four years degree will be considered for scholarship.
Minimum Eligible Marks in MEQ
Minimum educational qualification (MEQ) for entry to various Professional Courses differs e.g. for MBBS and B E it is 10+2 where as for BE / B Tech it is 10+2 / Diploma, It is graduation for B Ed and MBA. A candidate must have minimum 60% marks in MEQ to apply for PM scholarship Scheme.