Prime Ministers Special Scholarship Scheme PMSSS JK 2021 22

Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS), J&K 2021-22

About the Program

Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS), J&K 2021-22 is an initiative for Class 12 passed and diploma degree holders in J&K and Ladakh. The scholarship aims to support the youth of J&K in pursuing higher education outside the state. It facilitates the access of quality education to students so as to equip them with knowledge, skills, experience, and training for higher academic level/profession. The students selected for PMSSS can benefit from a scholarship of up to INR 3 lakh per annum with other grants.

Scholarship Details

Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS), J&K 2021-22, Deadline: 15-Sep-2021


The following are eligible for PMSSS:

  • Students who are the domiciles of Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh.
  • Students who have passed 10+2 exam from the J&K Board (JKBOSE) or CBSE affiliated schools located in UTs of J&K and Ladakh.
  • Students must have an annual family income of less than INR 8 lakh.

Note: The following are not eligible for the scholarship-

  • Candidates pursuing courses through Open Universities.
  • Student availing benefit of any other scholarship Scheme.
  • Candidates gaining admission through ‘Management Quota’.
  • Candidates pursuing Diploma course.
  • Candidates pursuing Post Graduate level studies, in any discipline.
  • Candidates having family income over Rs. 8.00 Lakh per annum.
  • Candidates who have not applied through online registration in the AICTE Portal.
  • Candidates taking admission in the Colleges other than the prescribed colleges given in AICTE Portal.
  • Candidates who have taken admission through Agents/NGOs.


  • A total of 5,000 scholarships will be awarded for students pursuing courses in General Degree, Professional Degree, and Medical Streams. Students selected for the scholarship will receive the following benefits:

For General Degree:

  • Up to INR 30,000 per annum for the academic fee (payable to the institution).
  • Maintenance charges of INR 1 lakh per annum (payable to the student).
  • A total of 2070 scholarships to be offered.

For Professional Degree:

  • Up to INR 1.25 lakh per annum for the academic fee (payable to the institution).
  • Maintenance charges of INR 1 lakh per annum (payable to the student).
  • A total of 2830 scholarships to be offered .

For MBBS/BDS or Equivalent Medical Streams:

  • Up to INR 3 lakh per annum for the academic fee (payable to the institution).
  • Maintenance charges of INR 1 lakh per annum (payable to the student).
  • A total of 100 scholarships to be offered.


  • Domicile certificate of J&K
  • Family Income Certificate (Issued by Tehsildar or equivalent)
  • Aadhaar card
  • Class 10th mark sheet
  • Class 12th mark sheet
  • Diploma Certificate (for lateral entry only)
  • Valid Caste certificate for SC/ST/SEBC for claiming the reservation as per State Govt. Policy
  • Valid disability certificate (if any)

How can you apply?

Eligible candidates can apply for the scholarship through the following steps –
Step 1: Click on the ‘Apply Now‘.
Step 2: Scroll down and click on ‘PMSSS 2021-22: Registration’.
Step 3: Fill the registration form with all the required details to ‘Register’.
Step 4: After successful registration, eligible candidates will be issued a username and password to fill the online form on AICTE Portal
Step 5: Fill in the necessary information and attach the relevant documents.
Step 6: Submit the application form.

Important Dates:

  • Application Start: 6th September 2021
  • Application Deadline: 15th September 2021

Selection Criteria:

  • The scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of merit.

Terms and Conditions:

  • After the submission of the application, it is necessary to verify the documents at the Facilitation Centre.
  • The allotment of seats by AICTE will be done through online counseling only.
  • The merit list of students will be displayed well before the first round of counseling results.
  • The photo and signature uploaded on the portal should be in .JPG/.PDF/.PNG format with the size of the file not exceeding 2MB.
  • The academic fee to the institution will be disbursed directly by AICTE.
  • Note – For detailed information, refer to ‘Scholarship Advertsiement’ and ‘Scholarship Brochure’.

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