UGC asks colleges, universities to admit PMSSS students without fail; Warns against charging high fee

UGC has asked higher educational institutions to give admission to students allotted seats through AICTE counselling under the PM Special Scholarship Scheme.

UGC asks colleges, universities to admit PMSSS students without fail; Warns against charging high fee PMSSS for J-K, Ladakh students
Vagisha Kaushik | Sep 23, 2021 - 2:43 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The University Grants Commission (UGC) has requested the colleges, universities to provide admission without fail to all those students who have been allotted seats through the online counselling conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) under the Prime Minister Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS).

According to an official notification, UGC has also requested the institutions not to charge fees above the fee fixed by the Ministry of Education.

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“During academic session 2020-21, a number of grievances were received from PMSSS students, who were allotted seats through online counselling conducted by AICTE,” UGC said in the statement.

The government of India is offering scholarships to students of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh study in other states’ colleges in order to provide them an exposure to the culture, language, and livelihood of the other states. AICTE is responsible for implementing the scheme.

AICTE began online registration for the Special Scholarship Scheme (SSS) for the Class 12 pass students of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh for the 2021-22 academic year on September 6 and closed the registrations on September 15.

Around 10,000 Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh students had applied in the first four days for the PM scheme.

As per the scheme, the students who are studying online from Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh are given Rs 20,000 per semester or Rs 40,000 per year.

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Along with that, those students who stay in hostels, which are subject to a maximum ceiling of Rs 1,00,000 per year, are given Rs 40,000 as well as Rs 10,000 for monthly expenses.

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