PM Scholarship

 

 

1. Introduction.

Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme has been 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.

2. Scholarships Available.    A total number of 4000 scholarships will be allotted.

3. Students eligible for the scholarship.

 

(a) Dependent wards of ex-servicemen / Ex-Coast Guard and their widows (below officer rank only)

(b) 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.

Note: (i) The candidate irrespective of his marital status is eligible for PMSS. However, an earning / serving candidate is not eligible.

(ii) For dependent wards of widows and widows of personnel died in harness due to causes attributable as at (b), there will be no rank restriction.

 

4. How to Apply For Scholarship.

One candidate to submit only one application form for one course, if any candidate submit two application for more than one course, both the applications will be rejected. Forms are to be downloaded from the website www.mod.nic.in. Application forwarded on 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 _______.”

Documents to be attached alongwith PMSS application form are as follows:-

 

(a) Photocopy of Ex-servicemen / Ex-Coast Guard valid I card duly certified by RSB / ZSB / Coast Guard Headquarter as applicable.

(b) Extract of Ex-servicemen / Ex-Coast Guard discharge book as per specimen. (Refer page number 22)

(c) Matriculation certificate duly attested.

(d) Minimum Entry Qualification certificate duly attested. (10+2 Marksheet or full Graduation Marksheet which ever is applicable)

(e) Bonafide studentship certificate from Collage in original as per specimen. (Refer page number 21)

(f) Postal Order of Rs. 30/-.

Note: Failure to attach above mentioned documents / certificate will lead to rejection.

 

5. Selection Procedure.

Applications will be short listed based on Ex-servicemen / Ex-Coast Guard category (as given in para 6) and percentage of marks obtained in minimum entry qualification (MEQ).

6. PRIORITY for Grant of Scholarship.

Order of preference for allotment of scholarships will be as under:-

Category 1 Wards/ widows of defence / Coast Guard personnel killed in action.

Category 2 Wards of Ex-servicemen / Ex-Coast Guard disabled in action and boarded out of service with disability attributable to Military / Coast Guard service.

Category 3 Wards / widows of defence / Coast Guard personnel who died while in service for causes attributable to Military / Coast Guard service.

Category 4 Wards / widows of ESM / Ex-Coast Guard personnel disabled in service with disability attributable to Military / Coast Guard service.

Category 5 Wards of ex-servicemen / Ex-Coast Guard in receipt of gallantry awards.

Category 6 Wards of ex-servicemen / Ex-Coast Guard (PBOR).

7. Eligible Courses.

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.

8. 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.

9. Minimum Eligible Marks in 10+2 or Graduation.
(Minimum Educational Qualification for Entry) should be 60%.

Minimum educational qualification (MEQ) for entry to different professional course is different e.g. for MBBS and B E it is 10+2 where as it is graduation for B Ed and MBA. A candidate must have minimum 60% marks in MEQ to be considered for scholarship.

10. Duration of Scholarship.

Two to five years as approved by the concerned regulatory body (Except one year for B Ed).

11. Amount of Scholarship.

 

(a) The amount of scholarship would be as follows:

(i) Rs. 1250/- per month for boys Paid after successful completion of each academic year.


(ii) Rs. 1500/- per month for girls

 

12. Renewal of Scholarship.

Candidate shall submit new Renewal Form alongwith two acknowledgement slip, Bonafide Certificate (as per Specimen) duly signed by the Principal / Dean / Registrar of the institution / college and Photocopy of Passbook to the respective RSBs / Coast Guard Headquarter either in person or by post for renewal of scholarship for the subsequent academic year. RSBs / Coast Guard Headquarter will scrutinize and check the application forms and forward the same complete in all aspects to KSB immediately. RSBs / Coast Guard Headquarter will issue acknowledgement slip to the candidates at the time of submission of the application in person or by post. Candidate to attach a self addressed envelope, duly stamped to receive the acknowledgement of renewal form by post. For easy comprehension an illustration has been given below:-

 

Student admitted in B Tech.

September 2010

Marks in 10+2.

61%

Applied for PMSS.

Before 31 December 2010

Finds his name in the list of 4000 successful candidates selected for grant of PMSS.

June 2011

Applied for first renewal of Scholarship by submitting first year / first two semester result.

October 2011

Granted first installment.

December 2011

 


* Dates given above are to illustrate

Applied for second renewal of Scholarship by submitting second year / second two semester result.

October 2011

Granted second installment.

December 2011

Applied for third renewal of Scholarship by submitting third year / third two semester result.

October 2012

Granted third installment.

December 2012

Applied for fourth renewal of Scholarship by submitting fourth year / fourth two semester result.

October 2013

Granted fourth installment.

December 2013           



IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR PM’S SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME




* Dates given above are to illustrate an example for easy comprehension and the same may not be quoted as authority.

 

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR PM’S SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME

 

Checklist duly signed by student & parent is to be attached on the top of the application form.

Applications alongwith relevant documents & certificates are to be deposited to respective Rajya Sainik Board / Coast Guard Headquarter. “. Incomplete application form and non submission of required document is liable to be rejected and will be returned unactioned. The application will be received by the RSBs / Coast Guard Headquarter and will be acknowledged with a seal and date of receipt.

The concerned RSBs / Coast Guard Headquarter to scrutinise / check the application forms with regard to their eligibility criteria prior to forwarding the same to KSB.

Candidates and RSB’s / Coast Guard Headquarter to note that all applications received after the due date will not be considered and returned unactioned.

List of selected candidates will be forwarded to RSBs / Coast Guard Headquarter after the merit list is finalized by the BOO at KSB.

Two stamped (Rs. 5 each) blank window envelopes of 27x12 cms are to be attached with each application so as to facilitate correspondence with the candidate by KSB / RSB / Coast Guard Headquater.

The scholarship is admissible for only two children of ESM / Ex-Coast Guard. Particulars of all children should be indicated in column 16 of application form. This should be in uniformity with the Discharge Book / Certificate of the Ex-servicemen / Ex-Coast Guard.

The amount of scholarship, including any other scholarship or financial assistance from any other source will not exceed the total grant of assistance available under this scheme.

The payment of scholarship will be granted after the successful completion of each academic year and on the submission of the renewal form (in original), as per the percentages mentioned in ‘Criteria for eligibility’. In case, KSB ask a student to submit the mark sheet for the full year, a student is liable to produce the same, failing which the scholarship will be held up. On receipt of renewal for at KSB it may take approximately two months for processing the form and completing the payment procedure.

Candidature of a student shall stand automatically rejected if, at any stage, it is discovered that he / she has secured scholarship fraudulently by

making false statement or misrepresentation of facts. Candidate shall have to refund the amount already given, if any.

The attached photocopies of the supporting documents should be duly attested by gazetted officer (unattested documents will not be considered). In case of legally adopted son / daughter or child born after retirement, the certificates are to be attached with the application form duly attested by Secretary, RSB / ZSB / Coast Guard Headquarter.

In case of change of any address, course, college, it is to be intimated immediately to Kendriya Sainik Board & Rajya Sainik Board / Coast Guard Headquarter in writing. Always mention selection serial number, name of applicant and ESM / Ex-Coast Guard particular for any correspondence with KSB & RSB / Coast Guard Headquarter after getting selected for the scholarship.

The Ministry of Defence, Government of India can suitably modify these instructions to remove anomalies, if any, for successful implementation of the scheme, as may be necessary from time to time and will be applicable to all students under the scheme.

Ex-servicemen entitlement will be governed as per the existing definition of ex-servicemen, as amended from time to time. The definition is available in the guide book available with the RSB / ZSB, also applicable to Ex-Indian Coast Guard personnel as per the rules of DGCG.

The application form should be downloaded from the official website of MOD, i.e. www.mod.nic.in. The application form should be submitted to the respective Rajya Sainik Board / Coast Guard Headquarter, (List of RSBs / COAST GUARD HEADQUARTER is attached along with the brochure) duly completed, along with a Postal Order (Repeat) Postal Order only for Rs.30/- in favour of Secretary, Kendriya Sainik Board, payable at New Delhi. In case of any difficulty in obtaining the form, the same can be obtained from the Secretary / Director Rajya Sainik Board / Coast Guard Headquarter.

While filling the application form, leave 1 (one) box blank between 2 (Two) words. Column wise guidelines are explained further for filling up the application form.

 

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS FOR RENEWAL FORM

 

A Bonafide certificate from the College/Institute indicating that the candidate continues to study in the subject course and showing his / her percentage of marks for which the Prime Minister’s Scholarship has been sought (As per the specimen attach).

Photocopy of passbook showing name, account number with photograph of individual and cancelled leaflet cheque. (Scholarship will not be sent in absence of photocopy of passbook)

Candidate to attach a self addressed envelope, duly stamped to receive the acknowledgement of renewal form by post.