Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme (PMSS)
The ‘Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme (PMSS)’ is being implemented to encourage technical and post-graduate education for the widows and wards of the deceased/ex-service personnel of Armed Forces, Para Military Forces and Railway Protection Force. The scheme is funded out of National Defence Fund administered by Prime Minister’s Office. Scholarships are available for education at various technical institutions (medical, dental, veterinary, engineering, MBA, MCA and other equivalent technical institutions having AICTE/UGC approval).
The Scheme was introduced in 2006. Five thousand five hundred (5500) scholarships are being awarded annually under this scheme. The amount of scholarships was Rs.2,000/- for boys and Rs.2,250/- for the girls per month and is paid annually. This has now been increased to Rs.2,500/- per month for boys and Rs.3,000/- per month for girls w.e.f. FY 2019-20. The payment is made through ECS into the bank account of the selected students. The scheme migrated from offline to online mode with effect from Academic Year 2016-17.
Number of Beneficiaries and Amount Disbursed
As per existing policy of PMSS, with effect from academic year 2015-16, a total of 5500 students are to be selected in the merit list (2750 each for boys and girls students). The number of students selected as per the merit list of PMSS during the last five academic years is as under:-
|Total applications Received (Fresh cases)||Eligible Students Meeting PMSS Criteria (shortlisted)||Students Selected in Merit List |
The total amount disbursed under PMSS since 2014-15 is as under:
|Financial Year 2014-15||Total Amount Disbursed in Rs.|
|Fresh Cases||Renewal |
To know more
The Scheme is managed by the Kendriya Sainik Board (KSB). As such, the students can know more about the eligibility criteria, courses covered, priority categories and can also apply online by clicking ‘PMSS’ on the horizontal menu bar of KSB website http://ksb.gov.in/
Click here for new of PMSS application
Click here for renewal of PMSS application