Jammu, November 20: Today morning U4UVoice received a brief message from a student hailing from the state and presently studying in a college in Ghaziabad under the Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme. The student, speaking on the behalf of a group of students from J&K studying in the same college informed us about his misery. The group of students belong to Divya Jyoti college of Engineering and Technology and are now in the third year of their course.
The message said, “Sir, We are 15 Kashmiri boys studying in a college in Ghaziabad. It’s our third year and we were selected to study in the college under Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme. We have been thrown out of the college because the college has not received our fee yet. We are on footpath right now. The college authorities has told us to come back with full fee.”
The message is a clear reflection of how the much hyped Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS) has failed to fulfill its aim time and again for the students of J&K. This is not for the first time that a case has come into the limelight. There seems to be no end to the melancholy of students who have been admitted in various colleges and universities outside J&K under the scheme.
There have been complaints from colleges all over the country about the delay in release of scholarship by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).
The future of so many J&K students admitted in colleges literally has hanged in a balance because of the failure to release the scholarship amount.
The students, their parents and college authorities, however, blame the central government for playing with the career of the students.
Besides rectifying the loopholes in the scheme and resolving the grievances of poor students, the state’s Education Minister, Naeem Akhtar passes the ball into the court of former state government and said, “most of the students admitted during NC-led coalition government were duped by NGOs under the garb of getting admissions through this scheme. “We have taken up this issue with the central government, and we expecting a breakthrough soon.”
Unfortunately, nothing seems to have been done on ground by both state and centre.
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