JK Scholarship 2023- AICTE JK and PMSSS

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JK Scholarship

We all understand the importance of pursuing higher education. But often, students face financial constraints in continuing with their education. Parents contribute to the biggest piece of financial aid in supporting students. The government has realized the need for providing extra support for students, not just in easy college access but graduation success. In a bid to uplift the education sector in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, the Department of Education has come up with various scholarship programs for students who want to pursue technical education after 12th. This article will highlight everything you need to know about the JK Scholarship which is also known as AICTE JK Scholarship. 

Name of the ScholarshipPrime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS) or JK Scholarship
Scholarship ProviderAll India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Government of India
Applicable forJ&K students pursuing general/engineering/medical/BDS or equivalent degree outside the state
Total Number of Scholarships5000
Scholarship StateJammu & Kashmir
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Helpline Number for PMSSS 2019-2020Ph: 0120-2446701 (between 09:30 am till 05:30 pm Monday to Saturday)
Official Websitehttps://www.aicte-jk-scholarship-gov.in/

News on JK Scholarships

March 2021

JK Lt Governor announced the launch of Super-75 Scholarship schemes for meritorious girls.

July 2020

Online registration for JK Scholarships opened on July 6, 2020. Students can register at the website – aicte-jk-scholarship-gov.in.

JK Scholarship Important Dates

Before reading about the JK Scholarships, let’s check out the important dates for the scholarship exams. Following are the tentative dates for the JK Scholarships:

Online Registration StartsStarted
Last Date of Registration20 June 2023
Document Verification24th May – 23rd June 2023
Provisional Merit list3rd July 2023
Seat Allocation Result12th July 2023
Scholarship Begins 12th- 29th 2023

AICTE JK Scholarship

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is a national-level advisory authority for technical education in India which also provides accreditation to technical colleges and institutions. Other than this, AICTE also offers a number of fellowships and scholarships to aspirants who are willing to pursue a technical degree course.

The Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS), which is also known as the AICTE JK Scholarship aims to support the youth of J&K in pursuing technical education outside the state. This facilitates easy access to attain quality education and creates a path for students to equip themselves with domain-specific knowledge, skills and gain industrial experience for the higher academic profession.

List of Scholarships in PMSSS JK

Name Of ScholarshipName Of ProviderPeriod For ApplicationEligibility Criteria
KEI High School Scholarship ProgramKashmir Education Initiative in collaboration with the Iqbal Memorial TrustNovember and DecemberAll students studying in class 9 can apply for this scholarship. The student must have secured 75% in
their examination of class 8th conducted by DIET. The per annum family income should be less than INR 3 lakhs.
Prime Minister Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS)AICTE – All India Council for Technical Education MHRDBetween the months of April and SeptemberAll students who have qualified class 12th from J&K Board or CBSE affiliated schools in J&K., The students must be pursuing a professional, general or medical
degree course at the colleges which are prescribed. The students must be agreeable to take admission outside of
J&K state. The per annum income of the family must be less than INR 8 lakhs. Students who have finished
their diploma in 10+3 from
J&K polytechnic can also apply.
KEI Post Graduate Scholarship Program (PGSP)Kashmir Education Initiative in collaboration with Iqbal Memorial Trust (MIT)Between the months of November and DecemberStudents in the first semester of Kashmir
University and in the first or second semester
of Central University, ISUT and SKUAST of MA/MSc/MTech/MCom course can apply
for the scholarship. Students pursuing
apply if they are in the postgraduate part
of the course and in the 7th semester.
The annual family income should be
less than INR 3 lakhs.
Post Matric Scholarship for SC/ OBC/EBC/ PC/DNT Students J&KDirectorate of Social Welfare Jammu, Government of Jammu and KashmirBetween the months of September and NovemberThe students who belong to the
category of SC/ OBC/EBC/PC or DNT
can apply.The students must be
pursuing their studies at the post matriculation level outside or
within Jammu and Kashmir in an institution that is government recognised.
Combined Counselling Board (CCB) Scholarship, J&KCombined Counselling BoardBetween the months of December and AprilAll students at the university/ college
level are eligible to apply. Students must have cleared their last exam with a minimum of 45-50% marks.

JK Scholarship: Eligibility Criteria

“Who is eligible for PMSSS?” is a question that bothers many. To make things clear, students are required to fulfil the following conditions to be eligible for AICTE JK Scholarship:

  • Only those candidates who are domicile (resident) of Jammu & Kashmir.
  • The annual family income of the candidate should be INR 8 Lakh or below.
  • The candidate should have passed 10+2 from J&K Board (JKBOSE) or CBSE affiliated school in J&K.
  • The candidate who has completed 10+3 Diploma from J&K State Polytechnic for lateral entry (directly in the second year) in the prescribed list of colleges against on the vacant seats of the previous year.
  • The candidate should be willing to pursue a regular general/engineering/medical degree courses from colleges outside the state
Who are NOT ELIGIBLE for the JK Scholarship?
  • Those who do not apply through the online AICTE portal.
  • Students enrolled in courses offered by Open Universities.
  • If a candidate is availing benefits from any other Government or Non-Government scheme.
  • Those who have joined any college excluded from the AICTE portal.
  • Those students who are taking admission through NGOs or any other agents.
  • Any type of postgraduate program.
  • If a candidate is absent during the counselling.

AICTE JK Scholarship: Application Procedure

The application procedure for the various scholarships available in Jammu and Kashmir is mentioned. 

Name of Scholarship Application Process
KEI High School Scholarship ProgramApplication is done through offline mode via an authorized centre. 
Prime Minister Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS), J&K Application is done online through the official website of AICTE J&K scholarship 
Combined Counselling Board (CCB) Scholarship, J&K The application can be done online via the official website of the Combined Counselling Board
Post-Matric Scholarship for SC/ OBC/EBC/ PC/ DNT, J&KThe application will be done online via the state portal of the J&K government. Students must submit a hard copy of the application form which should be filled completely along with documents supporting the applicant for verification in the College/ Institution/ University for the purpose of verification. 
KEI Post Graduate Scholarship Program (PGSP) The application will be done online via the official website of PGSP.

AICTE JK Scholarship Application & Selection Process 2023

You may be wondering where to apply for the AICTE JK Scholarship? We have formulated a step-by-step process to be followed for easy and quicker application process:

  1. Visit the online PMSSS registration portal
  2. Click on the PMSSS registration button and select one of the categories: 12th Registration or Diploma Registration.
  3. Complete the registration form with all the required details. Make sure that the details entered are correct without any possible errors.
  4. Make sure that the details entered are correct, without any possible errors and click on the Submit button.
  5. Verify your email ID through the verification link received on your email or via SMS
  6. Once again visit the online portal and login through email and password
  7. Proceed to submit your application
Selection Process

The students for AICTE PMSSS or JK Scholarship will be selected on merit basis as per the marks obtained by them through online counseling from the PMSSS portal. Therefore, it is recommended to check the PMSSS online portal regularly.

Note: You may contact JKBOSE/CBSE/JKSBOTE if you are unable to register. And give a call on 0120-2446701, Time: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm (Monday to Saturday) or email to [email protected] in case email/SMS have not been received by you.

Online Counselling and Seat Allocation Confirmation

The seats are allocated on the basis of the online counselling. Hence, it is important for the candidates to be aware of the online counselling and the seat allocation confirmation. Here are some important details regarding the same.

  • Admissions are not possible without participating in the online counselling, and making choice regarding the colleges,
  • A universities list is provided to the candidates and they need to choose between the colleges. The list is displayed after logging into the account.
  • Scholarships will not be provided to students who take admission in any other colleges other than the one specified in the list provided by AICTE. However, exceptions are always there for the MBBS/BDS/Medical/Central/ State Government courses.
  • Before the first round of counseling a merit list will be displayed to the candidates.  It will  be on the basis of the marks secured by the student in the CBSE/JKBOSE examination.

PMSSS Scholarship 2023 – Reservation Criteria

The J&K reservation normas are on the basis of the ST/SC/SEBE categories. The reservation criteria is mentioned in the table below:

Category Reservation
SEBC 25% 

Scholarship Rewards

ScholarshipNo. of ScholarshipsAwards
KEI High School Scholarship Program JKNAINR 10,000
Prime Minister Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS JK)5000General Degree: INR 30,000 + 1lakh Maintenance Fees
Professional Degree: Academic Fee of up to 1.25 LPA + 1lakh Maintenance Fees
Medical/BDS Degree: Academic Fee of up to 3 LPA + 1lakh Maintenance Fees
KEI Post Graduate Scholarship Program (PGSP JK)NAINR 20,000 per annum
Post Matric Scholarship for SC/ OBC/EBC/ PC/DNT Students J&KNAMaintenance Allowance
Payment of compulsory non-refundable fees
Combined Counselling Board (CCB) Scholarship, J&KNAFrom 1 Lakh to 3 Lakh

Documents Required

Here is a list of key documents required to be uploaded by applicants for successful submission of the scholarship application:

  • Applicant’s scanned passport-sized photograph and signature
  • Domicile Certificate of J&K state
  • Applicant’s Aadhaar card
  • Copy of Family Income Certificate issued by Tehsildar or equivalent 
  • Caste Certificate for SC/ST/SEBC (for claiming reservation as per State Government policy)
  • Disability Certificate (if any)
  • Marksheet of class 10th 
  • Senior Secondary (class 12th) Marksheet
  • Diploma Certificate (only for lateral entry)
  • Valid Phone Number and Email ID for any future communication and information

Colleges for  AICTE JK Scholarship

AICTE offers various facilitation centers for candidates across the following J&K divisions. To make things easier, we have collated the list below:

Colleges in Jammu Division

CollegeEmail Address
Government G.M. Science College, Jammu[email protected]
Government Degree College, Boys (Kathua)
Government College for Women Gandhi Nagar, Jammu[email protected]
Government Degree College, Bani[email protected]
Government Degree College, Rajouri[email protected]
Government Degree College, Boys Udhampur[email protected]
Government Degree College, Poonch[email protected]
Government Degree College, Ramban[email protected]
Government Degree College, Banihal[email protected]
Government Degree College, Samba[email protected]
Government Degree College, Mendhar[email protected]
Government Degree College GDC, Doda[email protected]
Government Degree College, Reasi[email protected]
Government Degree College, Marwah[email protected]
Government Degree College, R.S.Pura[email protected]
Government Degree College, Kishtwar[email protected]
Government Degree College, Bhaderwah

Colleges in Kashmir Division

CollegeEmail Address
Sri Pratap College, Srinagar[email protected]
Government Degree College, Bijbehara
Government Degree College (Boys), Baramulla[email protected]
Government Degree College, Anantnag[email protected]
Government College (Women), M.A. Road, Srinagar[email protected]
Government Degree College, Chrari-sharief[email protected]
Government Degree College (Boys), Sopore[email protected]
Government Degree College, Pattan[email protected]
Government Degree College, Kulgam
Government Degree College (Boys), Kupwara[email protected]
Government Degree College (SAM), Budgam[email protected]
Government Degree College, Dooru[email protected]
Government Degree College, Tral[email protected]
Government Boys College, Pulwama[email protected]
Government Degree College, Shopian[email protected]
Government Degree College, Bandipora[email protected]
Government Degree College Ganderbal[email protected]

Colleges in Leh Division

CollegeEmail Address
Government Degree College Kargil[email protected]
Government Degree College, Leh[email protected]

AICTE JK Scholarship Course Distribution 

Through the JK Scholarship, a total of 5000 scholarships are distributed among the students pursuing the following degree courses:

  • General Degree: 2070 scholarships
  • Engineering Degree: 2830 scholarships
  • Medical/BDS or Equivalent Medical Streams: 100 scholarships

Note: The JK Scholarship application dates for the year 2020-2021 have not been announced yet.

JK Scholarship Institute Login

Institutes associated with JK Scholarship can access their portal by following this procedure:

  • Click on the JK Scholarship Institute Login Portal
  • Enter your Institute ID and Password
  • After successful login, fill in your details on Institute, Bank Details, etc
  • Next, enter the fees details
  • You will be asked a few questions that you need to answer with yes or no
  • Fill up academic details of previous year
  • Once finished, click Submit 

Check out this Help Manual by AICTE for Institute Login

How to Check the Status?

To check Jammu and Kashmir Scholarship status online, Candidates must visit the official website and log in their details (application number and password). Here is a step-by-step process to check your application status for the J&K scholarship 2023:

  • Visit the official website 
  • Login with application id, password and security code mentioned on the site
  • Check the status
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JK Scholarship Portal 2.0

You can access JK Scholarship through the new National Scholarship Portal. Here, you can get the latest information on JK Scholarships, apply for the scholarship and its renewal, search institutes, and get a Scheme wise Scholarship Sanctioned List all at one place.

Access the JK Scholarship Portal Here.

Terms and Conditions

  • Verification of the documents at the Facilitation Centre after successfully submitting the application.
  • Seat allotment by AICTE is done through online counselling only.
  • The merit list of students will be displayed well before the result of the 1st round of counselling.
  • The academic fee to the institution is disbursed directly by AICTE.
  • The photo and signature uploaded on the online portal should be in the format .JPG/.PDF/.PNG with the size of the file not exceed 2MB.

JK Scholarship Helpline Number

Here is how you can contact the officials for AICTE JK Scholarship:

All India Council for Technical Education
Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi – 110070
Email: [email protected]
Helpline Number: 0120-2446701

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1. What is the Prime Minister Special Scholarship Scheme?

Prime Minister Special Scholarship Scheme is also known as PMSSS. It is a well known scholarship for Jammu and Kashmir students who are willing to pursue technical education after completing class 12th. 

2. Is IIT approved by AICTE?

No, IITs are not approved by AICTE as they were established by the Act of Parliament 1961. All the new institutions are associated with AICTE to promote a better understanding of technical knowledge.

3. Who can apply for PMSSS?

To apply for PMSSS or JK Scholarship, candidates need to make sure that they have taken NEET or JEE prior to the application to the scholarship. At the time of application, students will have to get their official documents evaluated!

4. What are the documents required for the AICTE JK Scholarship?

Following documents are required to apply for JK Scholarship or the PMSSS: 

– Passport size photo
– Scanned copy of the signature
– Mark sheet of class 12th
– J&K Domicil
– Aadhaar card 
– Family income certificate
– Certificate of disability (if any)

We hope you behope you are now familiar with the JK Scholarship and if you’re already shortlisted for one we expect you to make the best use of this guide. Planning to pursue a professional education abroad? Feel free to reach out to our study abroad experts at Leverage Edu and find out the ideal scholarship initiatives and schemes available for Indian students aspiring to study abroad.

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