PM Scholarship – The Prime Minister Scholarship Scheme (PMSS), run by Kendriya Sainik Board (KSB) Secretariat, Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare, Ministry of Defence, Government of India, is a scholarship scheme that aims at encouraging higher professional and technical education for the dependent wards and widows of Ex-Servicemen/Ex-Coast Guard personnel. Initiated in the year 2006-07, the PM scholarship scheme has by far influenced lakhs of students and helped them pursue their dream career with ease.
What are the benefits rendered to students under PM scholarship? What are the eligibility conditions that need to be fulfilled? How can one apply for the PM scholarship? When can you apply for it? Get an answer to all these questions in this article.
When is the right time to apply for the PM scholarship? Can you apply for the scholarship all through the year? What are some key dates about the scholarship that you must know? The answers to all these questions are covered in this section. The list given below contains the details of important dates related to the Prime Minister Scholarship Scheme. While the fresh applications are accepted within a defined time limit, the renewal applications can be made all through the year.
Details of PM Scholarship Important Dates
|1.||Application Announcement in the Newspaper||In the month of August|
|2.||Application Deadline (Fresh)||15 November 2018|
|3.||Recommendation of applications online by Coast Guard HQ||30 November 2018|
|4.||Deadline for renewal application||All through the year (except from January to April)|
*The above-mentioned dates are applicable for this year. This may or may not change every year on the discretion of the scholarship provider.
Who are the candidates eligible for the PM scholarship? What are the key eligibility conditions that one need to follow to get this scholarship? Which are the courses for which the scholarship is applicable? The answers to all these questions are covered in this section. The key eligibility conditions that you need to fulfil for this scholarship include –
Furthermore, the list of courses for which the scholarship is applicable is given in the list below.
List of all eligible courses for PM scholarship
|S.No.||Course Name||Duration||S.No.||Course Name||Duration|
|1.||B.Arch. (all streams)||5 years||58.||BVSc&AH||4.5 years|
|2.||BE/BTech (all streams)||4 years||59.||BNYS||4.5 years|
|3.||B.Plan.||4 years||60.||BDS||4 years|
|4.||BSc (Nautical Technology)||4 years||61.||B Pharma (all streams)||4 years|
|5.||BSc (CA and BM)||4 years||62.||B Pharma (Ayurveda)||4 years|
|6.||BHM||4 years||63.||Ayurvedacharya||4 years|
|7.||BHMCT||4 years||64.||BSc BPT||4 years|
|8.||BHTM||4 years||65.||BPO (Prosthetics & Orthotics)||4 years|
|9.||BTTM||4 years||66.||B.Optometry||4 years|
|10.||BHMTT||3 years||67.||BOT (Occupational Therapy)||4 years|
|11.||BSc (HHA)||3 years||68.||BSc MLT (Medical Lab Technology)||4 years|
|12.||BBA||3 years||69.||BSc (Nursing)||4 years|
|13.||BBM||3 years||70.||BVSc||4.5 years|
|14.||BMS||3 years||71.||GNM (General Nursing & Midwifery)||3 years|
|15.||BBS||3 years||72.||BRSc (Rehabilitation Science)||3 years|
|16.||MBA||2 years||73.||BASLP||3 years|
|17.||MFM||2 years||74.||BSc (Physician Assistant)||3 years|
|18.||MFT||2 years||75.||BSc (Operation theatre, Anaesthesia Technology)||3 years|
|19.||Masters in HRD||2 years||76.||BSc (Medical, Bio-Medical, Biochemistry, Microbiology, etc.)||3 years|
|20.||MIB||2 years||77.||BSc (Forensic Science)||3 years|
|21.||Masters in Marketing Mgmt.||2 years||78.||BSc (Medical Tech in Radiography)||3 years|
|22.||MMS||2 years||79.||BSc (Public Health/ All nutrition programme)||3 years|
|23.||MSW||2 years||80.||BSc (Speech & Hearing)||3 years|
|24.||BSc (Agriculture)||4 years||81.||BSc (Optometry)||3 years|
|25.||BSc (Forestry)||4 years||82.||BSc (Ophthalmic)||3 years|
|26.||B.F.Sc.||4 years||83.||BSc (Hons) Family/ Community Science||3 years|
|27.||BSc (Sericulture)||4 years||84.||BSc (Audiometry)||3 years|
|28.||BSc (Crop Physiology)||4 years||85.||BSc (CPT)||3 years|
|29.||BSc (Agri-Marketing)||3 years||86.||BSc (Neuro Technology)||3 years|
|30.||BSc (Horticulture)||3 years||87.||BJMC||3 years|
|31.||B.Voc. (Food Processing)||3 years||88.||BSc (Media Technology/ Mass Media/ Multimedia/ Animation)||3 years|
|32.||BSc (Food Processing Technology)||3 years||89.||B.El.Ed. (Elementary Education)||4 years|
|33.||BSc (Applied Life Sciences)||3 years||90.||BPES (Physical Education and Sports)||3 years|
|34.||BAAC (all streams)||4 years||91.||BEd||2 years|
|35.||BSc (Dairy Technology)||3 years||92.||BPEd||2 years|
|36.||BFA||4 years||93.||BEd (Special Education)||2 years|
|37.||B.Design||4 years||94.||LLB||3 years|
|38.||BPA (Performing Arts)||4 years||95.||BA + LLB||Last 3 years|
|39.||BID (Interior Design)||4 years||96.||BCom + LLB||Last 3 years|
|40.||BVA (Visual Arts)||4 years||97.||BSc + LLB||Last 3 years|
|41.||BFT (Fashion Technology)||3 years||98.||BA + BEd||Last 2 years|
|42.||BFD (Fashion Designing)||3 years||99.||BCom + BEd||Last 2 years|
|43.||B.Voc (Fashion, Design, Retail)||3 years||100.||BSc + BEd||Last 2 years|
|44.||BSc (Fashion/ Textile/ Apparel/ Designing)||3 years||101.||BA + MBA||Last 2 years|
|45.||BSc (Fashion & Lifestyle Tech.)||3 years||102.||BCom + MBA||Last 2 years|
|46.||B.Jd&M (Jewellery Design and Management)||3 years||103.||BSc + MBA||Last 2 years|
|47.||BCA (Computer Application)||3 years||104.||BA/BCom/BSc + BEd Spl. Ed.||Last 2 years|
|48.||MCA||3 years||105.||BTech + LLB||First 4 years|
|49.||BSc (Computer Science, Cyber Forensic, etc.)||3 years||106.||BTech + MTech||First 4 years|
|50.||BSc (Software Engineering)||3 years||107.||BE + ME||First 4 years|
|51.||BSc (Electronics)||3 years||108.||BSc (MLT) + MBA||First 4 years|
|52.||B.Stat (Statistics)||3 years||109.||BBA + LLB||First 3 years|
|53.||MBBS||4.5 years||110.||BCA + LLB||First 3 years|
|54.||BAMS||4.5 years||111.||BBA + MBA||First 3 years|
|55.||BSMS||4.5 years||112.||BCA + MCA||First 3 years|
|56.||BUMS||4.5 years||113.||BEd + MEd (Spl. Ed.)||First 2 years|
What are the steps to be followed to apply for the PM scholarship? Can a student apply for the scholarship offline? No, the applications for PM scholarship is made online only. Here is the step-by-step guide for you to apply for the scholarship –
Once you are aware of the step-by-step application process, you must be further willing to know about the necessary documents that you need to submit to apply for the Prime Minister Scholarship Scheme. Since the applications are accepted online, it is advised to the applicants that they prepare the scanned copies of all the supporting documents before starting the application. Here is the list of all supporting documents that you must provide during PM scholarship application –
List of documents (category-wise)
|1.||Category – 1||Part II Order (for Army), Genform (For Navy), POR (for Air Force)|
|2.||Category – 2||Part II Order (for Army), Genform (For Navy), POR (for Air Force)|
|3.||Category – 3||Part II Order (for Army), Genform (For Navy), POR (for Air Force)|
|4.||Category – 4||Part II Order (for Army), Genform (For Navy), POR (for Air Force)|
|5.||Category – 5||Award certificate with the gazette notification|
|6.||Category – 6||ESM Identity Card or PPO|
How much scholarship amount will you receive under the Prime Minister Scholarship Scheme? How many numbers of scholarships are disbursed every year? Is there any reservation for girls? These questions are obvious to occur in your mind. While a total of 5500 eligible candidates get benefit under this scheme every year, the number of girls receiving this scholarship is equal to the number of boys receiving this scholarship. However, the amount of scholarship given to girls is INR 2250 per month and the amount of scholarship given to boys is INR 2000 per month, paid annually. Furthermore, the duration of the scholarship may vary from one year to five years depending on your course duration.
What are the criterions that are considered while shortlisting the students for PM scholarship? Who is responsible for the final selection students? While end-to-end implementation and disbursement of the scheme is taken care by the Kendriya Sainik Board, the preference is given to students in the following order –
Category 1: The first preference is given to the wards and widows of Ex-Coast Guard/ ESM personnel who were killed in action.
Category 2: The second preference is given to the wards of Ex-Coast Guard/ ESM personnel who got disabled in action and thereafter boarded out of service with disability attributable to Coast Guard/ Military service.
Category 3: The third preference is given to the wards and widows of Ex-Coast Guard/ ESM personnel who died during their service for causes attributable to Coast Guard/ Military service.
Category 4: The next preference is given to the wards of Ex-Coast Guard/ ESM personal who got disabled during their service with disability attributable to Coast Guard/ Military service.
Category 5: Further, the preference is given to the wards and widows of Ex-Coast Guard/ ESM personnel who have received gallantry awards.
Category 6: Lastly, the preference is given to the wards and widows of Ex-Coast Guard/ESM personnel (PBOR only).
Is there a need for renewal of scholarship? If yes, then how can you apply for the renewal? While the selected scholars will get the first instalment of the PM scholarship immediately after the merit list is announced, the subsequent payments are made only if the students apply for the renewal after the completion of each academic year. Just like the fresh application, you can also apply for the renewal online. However, to be eligible for the renewal application, it is mandatory for you to fulfil certain conditions that include –
The best thing about renewal is that you can apply for it within one year of the declaration of results and the applications can be made all through the year except for the months between January and April.
Are there still some questions that have not been answered yet? If yes, then this section covers almost every important question related to the Prime Minister Scholarship Scheme. Here is a compilation of some frequently asked questions about the scheme that you must not miss. Furthermore, if you are left with more queries, you can contact the scholarship provider on their respective contact details.
No, only online applications are accepted for PM scholarship through the official website of KSB (Kendriya Sainik Board).
No, the student in the first year of professional courses only can apply for the scholarship, except for the lateral entries and integrated courses.
No, the prime minister scholarship scheme is not applicable for diploma courses. It only covers professional degree courses that are recognised by a central regulatory body like AICTE, UGC, MCI, etc.
No, only MCA and Management (MBA) courses are eligible under this scheme.
No, the scholarship is paid to carry out studies in India only.
No, a student can avail the scholarship only for one course.
The students have to secure a minimum of 50% marks in each academic year/semester to the scholarship for subsequent years failing which the scholarship will be closed for them.
No, the scholarship is only applicable to the wards and widows of Ex-servicemen who have served the Coastguards, Air Force, Army or Navy.
Considered one of the apex bodies of Government of India, the Kendriya Sainik Board functions under the Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare, Ministry of Defence to formulate policies for the welfare and resettlement of Ex-servicemen and their dependents. Just like the KSB functions at the centre, the Rajya Sainik Board (RSB) and Zila Sainik Board (ZSB) are also functional for formulation and implementation of welfare/resettlement schemes for Ex-servicemen at state/UT and district level respectively. At present, there are 32 RSBs and 392 ZSBs to support the central government.
In case, you have any query related to the PM scholarship, its eligibility, award details, selection criteria, application process and more, you can directly contact your respective Zila Sainik Board or the below-mentioned contact details –
KSB helpline number – 1800115250
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
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