Jammu and Kashmir
Srinagar: The Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS) which aims at providing educational opportunities to 5000 students outside state annually had tough time in J&K as Central government failed to complete its scholarship formalities on time.
As per the data released by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), less than 30 percent of the J&K students during the previous academic session 2015-16 went outside to study under this scheme.
Total 3,742 from J&K were selected for various undergraduate courses in different colleges of India last year out of which only 1200 students had joined colleges, revealed the Data and for engineering stream only 900 students sought admission for which more than 1600 students had applied.
Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved PMSSS on August 2011 and in Kashmir many NGOs were involved to identify the deserving students.
Sajad Ahmad a student from Baramulla said that, over the years they have been seeing that the students had to face the embarrassment due to non-releasing of funds by the MHRD.
Due to the delay in releasing of course fee by the MHRD, students had to face the repeated harassments from the college authorities
Last year, 13 students studying in Rohtak Institute of Engineering and Management (RIEM) were expelled over the non-payment of said scholarship.
Twenty three students in 2013 were asked to leave the college by the Shekhawati College of Pharmacy administration as (MHRD) had delayed the scholarship.