Prime Minister's Scholarships for children of RPF/RPSF personnel; Apply by Oct 31
Railway Board, under the Ministry of Railways, has invited applications for the Post-Matric Scholarship under Prime Minister's Scholarship Scheme (PMSS) for promoting higher professional and technical education of dependent wards of Non-Gazetted RPF/RPSF personnel.
A total of 150 scholarships will be given under the scheme in an academic session. Half of the scholarships are reserved for female candidates. Details are given at ‘Scheme Guidelines’ at https://scholarships.gov.in/
Eligible Courses: Those undergoing Professional Degree Courses like BE, B.Tech, BDS, MBBS, BEd, BBS, BCA, MCA, B. Pharma, etc. which are duly recognized by the respective Government Regulatory Bodies are eligible. Master Degree Courses except MBA, MCA are not eligible for PMSS. Detailed list of courses is given as Annexure-I of the Guidelines. Students studying abroad are not eligible for this scheme. No distance learning course is permitted under this scheme. PMSS can be availed for one course only.
Eligibility: Applicant should be ward of Non-Gazetted RPF/RPSF personnel. The applicant should be pursuing professional or technical studies in India in Government or recognized Private University/Institute/College. The course being pursued should be of Minimum two year duration. The applicant should have secured minimum 60% Marks or equivalent Grade in Minimum Eligibility Qualification Examination- 12th Std., Diploma/Graduation. The scholarship is admissible for only two wards per family and should be ensured by the beneficiaries as well as by the concerned zonal railways/RPSF.
Amount of Scholarship: The amount of scholarship would be Rs.2000/- per month for male students and Rs.2250/- per month for female students. Duration of the scholarship will be as per duration of course.
Applications: Applications are to be submitted online at www.scholarships.gov.in, latest by 31 October 2019. Application for Renewal of scholarship can also be done till this date. Institute level verification has to be completed by 15 November 2019.
All universities/Institutes/Colleges, where ward of RPF/RPSF personnel are studying, may get themselves registered on National scholarship portal by 31st October, 2019, through their Nodal Officer concerned, failing which they will not be able to verify the scholarship application and the students would be deprived of the benefit of scholarship.
For details, visit www.scholarships.gov.in