PM Scholarship for Widows and Wards of CRPF and Assam Rifles

Applications are invited for Prime Minister Scholarship Scheme (PMSS) under the aegis of the National Defence Fund to encourage higher technical & professional education for the dependent wards & widows of Central Armed Police Forces & Assam Rifles (CAPFs & AR) Personnel. 

Total 2000 of Scholarship to be sanctioned equally for both girls & boys under PMSS will be given for the each academic year in addition to renewal cases of previous years. Shortfall in fresh cases shall not be adjusted from girls/boys, if applicants (Boys/Girls) are selected less than 1000

Eligibility
I) Wards/widows of deceased CAPFs & AR personnel died in harness/election duty, wards of personnel disabled due to causes attributable to Government service and Wards of Ex-CAPFs & AR personnel in receipt of Gallantry Awards.
II) Wards/widows of retired and serving CAPFs & AR Personnel. (Personnel below Officer Rank)
III) Pursuing first professional degree programme in the field of Engineering, Medicine, Dental, Veterinary, BBA, BCA, B. Pharma, B.SC (Nursing, Agriculture, etc.), MBA and MCA etc. in accordance with the guidelines as mentioned in Para- 8 (B).
IV) Having minimum 60% marks in Minimum Entry Qualification (MEQ) i.e. 10+2/Diploma/Graduation or equivalent in case of new applicant.

For applicants applying under renewal category, it is mandatory to pass the each subsequent academic year of the professional courses being pursued by them with minimum 50% marks.
V) A grace period of one year only for cases, where there is a delay on part of candidate for submission of application for renewal of scholarship may be entertained.

Courses applicable under PMSS :>
I) Only First professional degree courses like BE, B Tech, BDS, MBBS, B.Ed., BBA, BCA, B Pharma, B.Sc (Nursing, Agriculture, etc.) duly recognized by the respective Government Regulatory Bodies, such as All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Medical Council of India (MCI), University Grant Commission (UGC).
II) Details of professional degree courses applicable for PMSS are given on http://scholarships.gov.in
III) The PMSS is restricted to first Professional Degree Courses only.  It is applicable for B.Ed but not for BA+B.Ed. In case of integrated ME/M.Tech/M.Pharma, the scholarship will be given for initial three/four years as the case may be.

Duration of Scholarship
One to five years (depending upon the duration of the course being pursued by the applicant and as approved by the respective regulatory body).

The Scholarship amount under PMSS from the academic year 2016-17 onwards for applicants selected under fresh and renewal categories would be credited/ transferred directly into the Bank accounts of the selected applicants through Public Finance Management System (PFMS) under the Direct Benefit Transfer(DBT) Programme of the Government. Submission of bank particulars including account number of nationalized bank by the applicant duly seeded with Aadhar Number is mandatory.
How to apply
Eligible applicants need to apply online on the website of National Scholarship Portal http://www.scholarship.gov.in
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