Regarded as the ‘Paradise on Earth’, Jammu & Kashmir attracts tourists from all across the globe for its exceptionally beautiful and breath-taking scenery. However, the poor set-up of education in the state, on the other hand, is discouraging students to seek admission in the schools and colleges there.
To improve the study condition for students and promote higher education, the state and the central government announce a number of scholarships for its students. Here, we have prepared a list of scholarships for students willing to study in Jammu and Kashmir:
The All India Council for Technical Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India offers PM Special Scholarship Scheme for class 12 passed students of Jammu and Kashmir. The scholarship offers variable awards to students who wish to pursue studies outside J&K.
Another significant initiative by the Government of India for the minority students of Class 11 to PhD courses is Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for Minorities. The scholarship provides financial assistance to eligible students in the form of admission fee, course fee, tuition fee and maintenance allowance.
The Government of India also announces Pre-matric scholarship opportunities for minority students of Class 1 to 10 that covers admission fee, tuition fee and maintenance allowance. The scholarship scheme was introduced with an objective to provide financial support to the students across India and to reduce the rate of drop out from schools.
To encourage and acknowledge the education of meritorious girl students, the Central Board of Secondary Education offers CBSE Merit Scholarship for single girl children who have passed Class 10 and are studying in Class 11 and 12. The scholarship promises an award of INR 500 per month for total duration of 2 years.
Introduced to reward meritorious students with scholarships to support their academic goals, All India Youth Scholarship Entrance Examination (AIYSEE) offers variable awards for the students who have passed/appearing Class 12 examination and will appear in medical or engineering entrance examinations. The scholarship will be given to the students based on their academic performance.