Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme (PMSS) ,for Dependent Wards / Widows Ex-Servicemen

Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme was introduced from the Academic year 2006-07. To encourage
higher technical and professional education for the dependent wards of Ex Servicemen / Ex Coast
Guard personnel and their widows (below officer rank only).

Scholarships Available: A total number of 5500 students will be selected equally forboys & girls (ie. 2750 each)
Students Eligible for Scholarship:
(a) Students who have taken admission in 2016 are only eligible to apply for PMSS 2016-17 online on KSB web portal Students should have scored 60% and above in Minimum Educational Qualification (MEQ) i.e 10+2 / Diploma / Graduation.
(b) Students studying in 2nd and subsequent years are not eligible.
(c) Students who are Dependent Wards / Widows of Ex Servicemen & Ex Coast Guard personnel who died in harness / disabled due to causes attributable to military service /coast guard service, irrespective of the rank.
(d) Dependent wards of Ex Servicemen / Ex Coast Guard personnel and their widows(below officer rank only).
(e) Wards of Civilians including Para Military Personnel are NOT ELIGIBLE.
How to Apply For Scholarship:
Application to be filled online by visiting KSB website No hard copy / paper application will not be entertained. One candidate can apply for one course only.
Documents to be uploaded along with PMSS Application Form:
(a) Ex-Servicemen / Ex-Coast Guard Certificate as per Annexure-1 (ORIGINAL TO BE
(b) Bonafide Certificate duly filled up correctly and signed by Principal/Dean/Registrar of the
Institute / College as per Annexure-2 (ORIGINAL TO BE SCANNED AND UPLOADED).
(c)Certificate from his/her bank stating that Aadhaar Card of student linked with his / her
bank account number as per Annexure-3 (ORIGINAL TO BE SCANNED AND UPLOADED).
(d) Matriculation Certificate duly self attested for verifying the Date of Birth (ORIGINAL TO
(e) Minimum Educational Qualification (MEQ) certificate as applicable. (10+2 Mark sheet
/ Graduation (mark sheets of 3 years) / Diploma (mark sheets of all semesters).(ORIGINAL TO
(f) 1st  page of Bank Pass Book (PNB/SBI only) clearly showing name and A/c Number of
(g) Copy of PPO and the following supporting documents in case of Category 1 to 5
Selection Procedure:
The applications will be short listed based on category of Ex Servicemen / Ex Coast Guard (as
given in Para 7 below) and percentage of marks obtained in MEQ. Merit List of selected students will
be uploaded on KSB Website
Eligible Courses:
Professional Degree Courses like BE, B Tech, BDS, MBBS, B Ed, BBA, BCA, B Pharma, etc.duly recognized by the respective Government Regulatory Bodies, such as All India Council for Technical Education, Medical Council of India, UGC. (Master Degree Courses are not eligible for PMSS except MBA, MCA). Students can see the list of eligible courses for details.Students studying abroad are not eligible for this scheme.Students getting stipend for the Professional Degree Courses are also not entitled. No distance learning course is permitted under PMSS. PMSS
can be availed for one course only.
Scholarship for Integrated Courses:
 The facility under PMSS is restricted for first Professional Degree Course only, such as B Ed but not for BA+B Ed, In case of integrated ME / M Tech / M Pharma, initial three / four years degree will be considered for scholarship.
Minimum Marks in MEQ should be 60%:

Duration of Scholarship:

One to five years as duration of the course approved by the concerned Regulatory Body subject to clearing exams every year in first attempt. Scholarship will be stopped in case of failure or re-appearance in any subject during the course.

Amount of Scholarship:
The amount of scholarship would be as follows:
(a) Rs. 2000/- per month for boys                                               Paid initially on selection and subsequently
                                                                                                       on successful completion of Board/ University/
(b) Rs. 2250- per month for girl                                                  College/Institute Examinations each year without failure
LAST DATE : 15th Nov 2016
Application form:

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