SRINAGAR: Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar today reviewed the arrangements for counseling for the Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS), which will begin at Srinagar and Jammu simultaneously on 26 July 2016 from 9.00 am.
In Kashmir, the counseling will be held at Amar Singh College, Srinagar while in Jammu, the counseling will be held at Government College for Women, Gandhi Nagar.
The list of the provisionally eligible candidates for PMSSS is available in the final merit list at AICTE website: http://www.aicteindia.org/downloads/JnK. The candidates have been asked to report at the respective Counseling Centres, one hour ahead of the scheduled time with all the requisite documents.
The Minister said for the current financial year Rs 75 crore scholarships are available to J&K students under PMSSS and the number of supernumerary seats in the recognized engineering colleges across the country has been increased from two each to 10 each this year. He said in addition two seats each will be available in recognized Hotel Management Institutes and three seats each will be available in the Nursing Colleges across the country. The Minister said that only NBA (National Board of Accreditation) accredited colleges are available for admission as the State Government and the AICTE have worked out a fool-proof mechanism to ensure admission of the students only in the best colleges of the country under PMSSS.
The Minister said role of the touts, who earlier misused the scheme and fleeced the students, has been completely done away with and the students will only get admission to recognized colleges through a genuine selection process. The Minister urged the students to join the counseling as per schedule to take advantage of the scheme.