AICTE Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS) for J&K

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Ministry of Human Resource Development offers Prime Minister’s special scholarship scheme (PMSSS) award every year to encourage the youth of J&K to pursue higher studies outside the State of JK.

The proposal arises out of the identified strategy of a human resource development initiative focused on improving skill sets through improving access to education.

The scholarship is to meet the expenditure towards tuition fees, hostel fees, cost of books and other incidental charges that would be provided to the students belonging to Jammu & Kashmir who, after passing class 12th or equivalent examination, secure admission in any government college and other selected institutions outside the state of Jammu & Kashmir.

AICTE Prime Minister’s special scholarship scheme for 2022-23 is envisaged to provide 5000 fresh scholarships every year, out of these, 2070 scholarships would be for general degree courses (courses such as Pharmacy, Nursing, Agriculture, Fisheries, Horticulture, etc. would form part of general degree courses), 2830 for engineering and 100 for medical studies.

There is a provision for the interchangeability of slots among general degree, medical and engineering streams, subject to the savings accruing from any shortfall in the number of students opting for general degree courses.

Prime Minister Special Scholarship Scheme

AICTE Special Scholarship Scheme Details:

Organization Name: All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)

Scholarship Name: Prime Minister Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS)

Official Website:

Academic Year: 2022-23

Contact Address: AICTE, Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110067

Contact Email Address:

Helpline Phone Number: 011-26131574, 011-26131576

Last Date: 16th August 2022 (Fresh & Renewal)

Eligibility Criteria for PMSSS:

• Students belonging to the state of Jammu & Kashmir, appearing for class XII through the state board of Jammu & Kashmir and from CBSE.

• Students pursuing general degree courses, engineering, and medical studies in any government of recognized institutes by AICTE or UGC would be eligible to apply for Prime Minister’s special scholarship scheme.

• Students pursuing ‘integrated courses’ in such colleges/institutes where the scheme is applicable would also be eligible to apply for scholarships for the duration of the course.

• The family income from all sources must be below 8 lakhs per annum.

• Students must submit a declaration form of not receiving any other scholarship except the Prime Minister’s special scholarship scheme (PMSSS) for JK students.

• The last date for submission of AICTE fresh and renewal of scholarship (PMSSS) has been extended up to 16th August 2022.

pmsss scholarship for J&k

AICTE Scholarship Amount:

The scholarship for every scholar under this scheme would be as under:

In addition to this, hostel fees and incidentals will also be given for all categories of courses. The ceiling for this will be Rs.1.00 lakh per annum. Course fees, hostel fees, etc. would be paid, subject to the production of receipts. Reimbursement of hostel charges/mess (dining) charges and expenses towards books and stationery would be based on the certification by the college/institute authorities.

The expenses incurred by the students, who are not residing in the hostel and have paid rent for private accommodation and incurred expenses on account of food and books/stationery would be reimbursed subject to the institute certifying the reasonableness of these expenses & non-availability of hostel accommodation, as per actual rent should be restricted to the hostel fees charged by the institute/ college or as per the overall ceiling of the guidelines, whichever is less.

Selection Process:

In case the number of applicants exceeds the number of scholarships available, then the awardees will be selected on the basis of marks scored in the class 12th or equivalent exam.

Appliction Renewal:

The Prime Minister’s special scholarship scheme granted under the scheme will be kept renewed in subsequent classes subject to good conduct and maintenance of attendance as prescribed by the respective institute/college.

Students failing to get promoted to the next class for any valid reason will get the scholarship in the following year, subject to the condition that the student will get the scholarship for only the maximum duration of the course such as 3 years for a general degree, 4 years for engineering, and 5 years for medical courses. The scholarship will not be paid twice for the same year of study.

The fresh and renewal scholarship amount will be disbursed under the direct benefit transfer scheme only. The State Government would provide handholding support to the students to facilitate them in applying for the scholarship and to publicize this scheme in J&K, through Radio Spots, in Urdu, Kashmiri, and Godri. The Government of J&K directs all the school principals to make announcements about this scheme in the school assembly.

Prime Minister Scholarship for J&k

How to Apply PMSSS Online?

The students need to apply online on the AICTE official website The state government of J&K through the facilitation center will facilitate the submission of online applications and verification of original documents of the candidates to ascertain their eligibility under the scheme for seeking admission to various institutes outside the State of J&K.

The students who have applied online on the AICTE portal would also be eligible for scholarships if they have taken admission on their own to the instructions approved by UGC.

The scholarship would be sanctioned after due verification subject to the student fulfilling all the eligibility criteria. The last date for the students under AICTE Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS) for JK Students is 16th August 2023.

Documents Needed:

The following certificates would have to be submitted along with the application form.

  • Certificate of domicile of the State of J&K
  • Certificate of income
  • Certificate of class 12th and 10th examination
  • Category certificate
  • Copy of Aadhaar Card
  • Copy of Bank passbook

Last Date for PMSSS:

16th August 2022 is the last date to apply AICTE fresh and renewal scholarship scheme.

Helpline Number:

0120-2446701 Monday to Saturday from 09:30 AM to 05:30 PM.

Note: Students may contact me through the email address or helpline number. The helpline number has been given above.

Important Links:

Visit Here to Apply PMSSS (Fresh / Renewal)
Visit Here for PMSSS Guidelines
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One Response to “AICTE Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS) for J&K

  • Anmol chib
    1 year ago

    I want to change my applied strean from general To professional cources. Please do help me

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