Scholarship awards to all the eligible applicants in J and K by the Central
The Union government is planning to do away with the state quota of scholarships in Jammu and Kashmir and instead, award them to all eligible applicants, it is learnt.
J&K students from families below a certain income level are also eligible for the Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSC) for students pursuing
higher education outside the state.
J&K at present has a quota of about 2 lakh scholarships. These include pre-matric, post-matric and merit and means scholarship awarded by the Ministry of Minority Affairs and also the Begum Hazrat Mahal Scholarships for minority girls.