Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme For Central Armed Police Forces & Assam Rifles

Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme (PMSS) under the aegis of the National Defence Fund, was introduced from the academic year 2006-07 to encourage higher technical & professional education for the dependent wards & widows of Central Armed Police Forces & Assam Rifles (CAPFs & AR) Personnel.

From the academic session 2019-20, this scheme has been further extended for the dependent wards of State Police Personnel who are martyred during Terror/Naxal attacks.

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Courses under PMSS

Only First professional degree courses like BE, B Tech, BDS, MBBS,B.Ed., BBA, BCA, B Pharma, B.Sc (Nursing, Agriculture, etc.) duly recognized by the respective Government Regulatory Bodies, such as All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Medical Council of India (MCI), University Grant Commission (UGC).

Eligibility
1.Wards/widows of deceased CAPFs & AR personnel died in harness/election duty, wards of personnel disabled due to causes attributable to Government service and Wards of Ex-CAPFs & AR personnel in receipt of Gallantry Awards. 
2.Wards/widows of retired and serving CAPFs & AR Personnel. 
3.Pursuing first professional degree programme in the field of Engineering, Medicine, Dental, Veterinary, BBA, BCA, B. Pharma, B.SC (Nursing, Agriculture, etc.), MBA and MCA etc. 
4.Having minimum 60% marks in Minimum Entry Qualification (MEQ) i.e. 10+2/Diploma/Graduation or equivalent in case of new applicant. OR 
5.For applicants applying under renewal category, it is mandatory to pass the each subsequent academic year of the professional courses being pursued by them with minimum 50% marks. 

Amount of Scholarship
1.Rs. 3000 per month for girls. ie. Rs 36,000 to each girl, to be paid annually after selection. 
2.Rs. 2500 per month for boys. ie. Rs 30,000 to each boy to be paid annually after selection. 

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