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Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare PMs Scholarship Scheme 2013

PM’S Scholarship Scheme for Dependent Wards/Widows of Ex-Servicemen and Ex-Indian Coast Guard 2013-14

Applications are invited from the dependent wards/widows of Ex-servicemen and Ex-Indian Coast Guard personnel pursuing Professional Degree Courses, duly recognized by the respective Govt regulatory bodies such as MCI, AICTE and UGC etc

The scheme will be applicable only to those candidates who have joined the Professional Courses in the academic year 2013-14

Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme (PMSS)

Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme aims at encouraging higher technical and professional education for the dependent wards of Ex-Servicemen /Ex-Coast Guard and their widows (below officer rank only) and dependent wards/widows of Ex-Servicemen/Ex-Coast Guard who died in harness due to causes attributable to military service / Coast Guard Service, irrespective of the rank

Scholarship Available: A total of 4000 students will be selected for the award of the scholarship

Eligibility: Students who have taken admission in 2013 are only eligible for PMSS 2013-14

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 and Ex-Coast Guard personnel who died in harness/disabled due to cause attributable to military service/coast guard service, irrespective of the rank

Dependent wards of Ex-Servicemen/Ex-Coast Guard and their widows (below officer rank only)

The candidate irrespective of his marital status is eligible for PMSS

However, an earning/serving candidate is not eligible

Selection Procedure:

Applications will be short listed based on Ex-Servicemen/Ex-Coast Guard category and percentage of marks obtained in MEQ

Grant of Scholarship: Order of preference for selection of candidates will be as under;

Category-1: Wards/Widows of ESM/Coast Guard personnel killed in action

Category 2: Wards/Widows of ESM/Ex-Coast Guard disabled in action and boarded out of service with disability attributable to Military/Coast Guard service

Category 3: Wards/Widows of ESM/Coast Guard personnel who died while in service for causes attributable to Military/Coast Guard service

Category 4:  Wards / Widows of ESM/Ex-Coast Guard personnel disabled in service with disability attributable to Military/Coast Guard service

Category 5: Wards / Widows of ESM/Ex-Coast Guard in receipt of gallantry awards, irrespective of the rank

Category 6: Wards / Widows of ESM/Ex-Coast Guard (PBOR Only)

Eligible Courses: Professional Degree Courses like BE, B Tech, BDS, MBBS, B Ed, BBA, BCA, B Pharma, etc. duly recognized by the respective Govt Regulatory Bodies, such as All India Council for Technical Education, Medical Council of India, UGC

Master Degree Courses are not eligible for PMSS except MBA, MCA

Students studying abroad are not eligible for this scheme

Students getting stipend for the Professional Degree Courses are also not entitled

No distance learning course is permitted under PMSS and PMSS can be availed for one course only

Integrated Courses: The facility under PMSS is restricted for Professional Degree Course only, such as B.Ed but not for BA +B.Ed, also for LLB not for BA+LLB. In case of integrated ME/M Tech/M Pharma initial four years scholarship will be given

Minimum Marks in MEQ should be 60%

MEQ for entry to various Professional Courses differs e.g. for MBBS it is 10+2 where as for BE/B.Tech it is 10+2/Diploma, It is graduation for B.Ed and MBA

A candidate must have minimum 60% marks in MEQ to be considered for scholarship

Duration: 2 to 5 years as duration of the course approved by the concerned Regulatory Body (Except one year for B.Ed)

Amount of Scholarship: The amount of scholarship would be as follows:

Paid annually after selection: Rs.2000/- per month for boys and Rs.2250/- per month for girls

Payment of Scholarship: First payment will be paid automatically just after the selection in merit list of 4000 candidates

For subsequent payments the candidate should submit the Payment cum Renewal Form along with Bonafide Certificate (as per Specimen) duly signed by the Principal/Dean/Registrar of the institution/college directly to Kendriya Sainik Board (KSB), R K Puram, New Delhi on completion of their each academic year, till completion of the course

For subsequent payments 50% marks are mandatory in each academic year

How to apply:

Application form and information brochure can be downloaded from the website http//

One candidate to submit only one application form for one course, if any candidates submit two applications for more than one course, both the applications will be rejected

Forms are to be downloaded from the website

Application forwarded in any other format will not be considered

Filled application is to reach the respective Rajya Sainik Board/Coast Guard Headquarter, latest by 30th November, 2013

The application will be received by the RSBs/Coast Guard Headquarter and will be acknowledged with a seal and date of receipt

Applicants should not to forward applications directly to KSB with applications received directly at KSB will be returned uncaptioned to individual

Application has to be forwarded on plain A4 size paper (typed or handwritten) in the prescribed format duly completed in all respects with superscription on the envelope ‘Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme for the Academic Year 2013-14’ with (a) Specimen Copy of Ex-Servicemen/Ex-Coast Guard Certificate (b) Matriculation certificate duly attested (c) Minimum Educational Qualification certificate duly attested, as applicable (10+2 Mark sheet/Graduation (mark sheets of 3 years)/Diploma (mark sheets of all semesters) (d) Bonafide Certificate from College in original as per specimen

Application form Photocopy of Bank Passbook showing A/c No and one cancelled cheque leaf (f) Attested copy of following supporting documents in case of Cat 1-5: Category 1: Part II Order; Category 2: Part II Order; Category 3: Part II Order; Category 4: Part II Order; Category 5: Award Certificate along with gazette notification (POR in case of Air Force and Gen Form in case of Navy)

Two stamped (Rs. 5 each) blank window envelopes of 27×12 cms are to be attached with each application so as to facilitate correspondence with the candidate by KSB/RSB/Coast Guard Headquarter. Check List duly signed by student & parent is to be attached with the Application Form

The attached photocopies of the supporting documents should be duly attested by gazetted officer. Unattested documents will not be considered

Applications will be short listed based on Ex-Servicemen/Ex-Coast Guard category as per the priority notified and percentage of marks obtained in MEQ

Priority for Grant of Scholarship will be as announced and order of preference for selection of candidates will be as under

In case of change of any address, course, college etc; the same is to be intimated immediately to Kendriya Sainik Board in writing

Applicant should mention selection serial number, name of applicant and ESM/Ex-Coast Guard particular etc for any correspondence with KSB & RSB /Coast Guard Headquarter after getting selected for the scholarship

Ex-Servicemen entitlement will be governed as per the existing definition of Ex-Servicemen, as amended from time to time

The definition is available in the guide book available with the RSB/ZSB, also applicable to Ex-Indian Coast Guard personnel as per the rules of DGCG

For any query or help, candidate should contact 011-26715250 or email to [email protected]

Important Date:

Last date of receipt t of application at respective RSB/Coast Guard Headquarter is 30th November 2013


Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

(Govt. of India)

Kendriya Sainik Board, West Block-IV, Wing-VII, 2nd Floor,

R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110066, E-mail: [email protected]



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