While addressing students at an awareness programme on Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS) the CEC urged the students for getting the benefits of the scheme. The programme was organized by the Department of Higher Education and All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) in collaboration with Government Degree College Kargil at Auditorium Hall Kargil here today.
Among the dignitaries present at the event were Director AICTE New Delhi Dr. Manpreet Singh, Member National Monitoring Committee for Minorities Education MHRD Irfan Ali Peerzada and State Nodal Officer PMSSS Ajit Angral. At the programme students were informed about various aspects of PMSSS and career prospects associated with the scheme.
The CEC appreciated the initiative of Government Degree College Kargil for conducting the awareness session to disseminate information amongst the students. He also expressed the hope that it would play a pivotal role in enabling students to nourish their dreams to rise high and build a good future.
He also expressed thankfulness to the resource persons to have come to the district to sensitize and encourage the students through the awareness programme.
The other dignitaries also presented their views on the occasion were Chairperson Foundation for Holistic Development Madhuri Sahasbudhe delivered a motivational lecture while as Advisor Gujarat Technological University Prof N.K Goel, In Charge Principal Government Degree College Kargil Nassir Hussain Shabani and Coordinator PMSSS Kargil Dr Javed Naqi.
Chief Education Officer Kargil Muhammad Mussa, Assistant Professors from Government Degree College Kargil, Principals of various Higher Secondary Schools, college staff and around 400 students attended the awareness programme.
Pertinently under PMSSS students of the state are offered scholarships for pursuing undergraduate courses in Medical, Engineering and general streams outside the state for which amount of scholarship is paid by the AICTE.mStudents who are the domicile residents of Jammu & Kashmir and have passed 10+2 examination from J&K Board or CBSE located in J&K and willing to study outside the State, having the family income of Rs. six lakh or below per annum are eligible to avail benefit under the scheme.