AICTE begins online registration of JK students for PMSSS
5000 scholarships available for professional, general, medical, dental courses for 2018-19
GJ Report
NEW DELHI, APR 10: The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has started the process for registration of students from Jammu and Kashmir for Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS).
The online registration under PMSSS for the academic session 2018-19 for students from J&K who have qualified 10+2 examination is open from 10th April 2018 while for Lateral Entry Admission (2nd year) for students with Diploma in Engineering registration will be open from 17th April 2018. The last date for registration for students who have qualified 10+2 examination is 9th May 2018 while for Lateral Entry Admissions, the last date for registration is 16th May 2018.
Students having domicile of J&K who have passed Class 12th examination from J&K State Board of School Education or CBSE affiliated schools within J&K are only eligible for registration under PMSSS. The family income of the student should be upto Rs 8 lakh per annum.
The students can register online on the link: The students who qualify NEET and JEE are also required to register online to become eligible for the scholarship.
According to Secretary School Education, Mr Farooq A Shah, 5000 scholarships are available to JK students under PMSSS for the academic session 2018-19 including 2070 for general courses, 2830 for professional courses and 100 for medical and dental courses. Under PMSSS scholarship upto R30000 per annum per students is available for general courses, upto R1.25 lakh per annum per student for engineering courses and upto Rs 3 lakh per annum per student for medical/dental courses. Besides, every student is entitled upto R1 lakh per annum as maintenance charges. The students taking admission, by virtue of their own merit, in institutions like IITs, NITs, Medical Colleges, Dental Colleges and Central Universities outside J&K are also eligible for scholarship under PMSSS. While the tuition fee of the students admitted under PMSSS is being directly transferred by AICTE to the concerned colleges, the maintenance charges, including hostel fee, books and stationary and other incidentals are being transferred into the account of the concerned student under Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT). Around 16500 students from J&K have availed the scholarships under PMSSS since the inception of the scheme in 2012-13.
Most of the students from J&K have previously secured admission in some of the reputed colleges across the country. These include Delhi College of Engineering, Chandigarh College of Engineering and Technology, St Stephens College Delhi, University Institute of Engineering and Technology Rohtak, Lady Shri Ram College for Women New Delhi, Birla Institute of Technology Jharkhand, Rajiv Gandhi Government Engineering College Himachal Pradesh (HP), Netaji Subash Institute of Technology, Delhi and DAV College Haryana. Pertinently, the state’s Education Department and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) have fine-tuned the admission procedure under PMSSS to ensure admission of students only in the recognized and reputed colleges of the country. The role of the touts in the form of some dubious NGOs, who earlier misused the scheme and fleeced the gullible students, has been completely eliminated, and the scheme has been refurbished to make it beneficial for the students from J&K. Pertinently, J&K’s Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari had recently called on Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Prakash Javadekar seeking inclusion of more courses under PMSSS and waiving off upper income limit and also covering matriculates with diplomas and Post-Graduation Courses under PMSSS.
NYK application date extended to May 31
GJ Report
DODA, Apr 10: Nehru Yuva Kendra seeks youth from district Doda, Ramban and Kishtwar to help channelize their energies and capabilities towards nation building activities by organizing them into volunteer groups. The youth between the age group 18 to 29, as on April 1, 2018 are eligible for applying for NYK volunteer ship. Volunteer groups shall be asked to spearhead campaigns /awareness programmes about health, literacy, sanitation, gender and other social issues and may also be called upon to assist the administration in emergency or implementation of various programmes. Interested persons can apply online on department’s website or contact Nehru Yuva Kendra Doda, Opp. SSP Office and NYK Doda Phone No. 01996-233418, by or before 31st May, 2018.
Fresh avalanche warning for J&K
SRINAGAR, Apr 10: A fresh avalanche warning has been issued on Tuesday evening for next 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir, including Srinagar-Jammu national highway, an official spokesman said here this evening. He said the Divisional Administration Kashmir on Tuesday issued an avalanche warning for next 24-hours for hilly and avalanche prone areas of Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region. “Avalanche warning valid for next 24-hours from April 10 to April 11 till 1700 hrs exists for avalanche prone slopes in Bandipora, Baramulla, Kupwara, Ganderbal, Anantnag, Kulgam, Budgam, Leh, Kargil districts of Kashmir Division and Srinagar-Jammu National Highway” a statement of the Divisional Administration said.
Terror groups use social media for coordination: Rajnath
HYDERABAD, Apr 10: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said terrorist groups were using social media networks for spreading their ideology and coordination. “Terrorists pose a threat not only to a country but to entire mankind. Today terrorism poses new challenges. You must have seen that it is continuously changing its face.” “Where terrorists indulge in barbaric and cruel acts, there social media networks have become a platform for contact points, coordination and made easy to spread their ideology,” Singh said at the inauguration of NSG Regional Hub here. (Agencies)