Workshop on PMSSS held at EJM College Leh

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LEH: A day-long workshop on Prime Minister Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS) organised by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) New Delhi was held at Elizer Joldan Memorial College here on Tuesday.

Joint Secretary, Ministry for Human Resource and Development Dr M K Kejriwal was the chief guest during the workshop.

Addressing the gathering of professors, lecturers, and teachers of both government and private higher secondary schools, he said that the main objective of this scheme is to “enhance employment opportunities” among youth of Jammu & Kashmir and to “formulate job plan” involving public and private sectors, a handout read.

“Every year scholarships are given to J&K students to pursue undergraduate studies outside the state of Jammu and Kashmir for improving their skills by providing access to education,” he said.

Kejriwal said that the students must give preference to select quality institutions and requested the teachers to “act as their ambassadors and help spread this information among all the students”.

Director, PMSSS Dr M S Manna gave a detailed presentation about the scheme. He gave a detailed account about on-line registration, verification, choice selection of colleges and allotment of admit certificates. Students can visit www.aicte-jk-scholarship-gov.in for further details.