Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme was introduced from the Academic year 2006-07 to encourage higher technical and professional education for the dependent wards of Ex Servicemen / Ex Coast Guard personnel and their widows (below officer rank only).
There are other technical education schemes as well:
-Students should have scored 60% and above in Minimum Educational Qualification (MEQ) i.e 10+2 / Diploma / Graduation.
-Students who are Dependent Wards / Widows of Ex Servicemen & Ex Coast Guard personnel who died in harness / disabled due to causes attributable to military service / coast guard service, irrespective of the rank.
-Students studying in 2nd and subsequent years are not eligible.
-Dependent wards of Ex Servicemen / Ex Coast Guard personnel and their widows (below officer rank only).
-First Professional Degree Courses like BE, B Tech, BDS, MBBS, B Ed, BBA, BCA, B Pharma, etc. duly recognized by the respective Government Regulatory Bodies, such as All India Council for Technical Education, Medical Council of India, UGC etc are eligible courses.
-Scholarship awarded to girls is Rs. 2250/- per month and for boys Rs. 2000/- per month.
-A total number of 5500 wards / widows of Ex-servicemen are selected for scholarship in each academic year.
-Scholarships are equally divided amongst boys and girls.
-Scholarships are paid for a period of one to five years as per the duration of the courses approved by the concerned regulatory bodies.
-Scholarship amount is paid annually to the selected students.
Application is to be filled online by visiting Kendriya Sainik Board website .
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