PM Scholarship Scheme: Good news! Amount increased by Modi government – Check state-wise and ministry-wise rate breakup


Here is good news for candidates of PM Scholarship Scheme! In a big decision taken by Modi government, the rate of scholarship under Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme has been revised from Rs 2,000/-p.m. to Rs 2,500/-p.m.for boys and Rs 2,250/-pm to Rs 3,000/-pm for girls w.e.f. the academic year 2019-20. This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shripad Naik in a written reply to Shri Shantanu Thakurin Lok Sabha. A total number of 9,923 of beneficiaries have been given scholarship under Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme during the last academic year 2018-19. State-wise and Ministry-wise breakup is as under:-

Sl. No.

State/UT

Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Home

Ministry of Railways

1

Andhra Pradesh

579

535

Railways function on Zonal Railway Pattern and State wise data is not maintained

2

Arunachal Pradesh

0

0

3

Assam

69

35

4

Bihar

74

330

5

Chhattisgarh

36

22

6

Delhi

79

204

7

Goa

11

3

8

Gujarat

30

57

9

Haryana

163

157

10

Himachal Pradesh

174

161

11

Jammu & Kashmir

42

64

12

Jharkhand

23

62

13

Karnataka

531

320

14

Kerala

931

403

15

Madhya Pradesh

40

183

16

Maharashtra

535

132

17

Manipur

0

9

18

Meghalaya

0

3

19

Mizoram

0

0

20

Nagaland

0

1

21

Orissa

202

94

22

Punjab

44

83

23

Rajasthan

159

147

24

Sikkim

0

0

25

Tamil Nadu

671

372

26

Tripura

9

5

27

Telangana

185

323

28

Uttarakhand

57

328

29

Uttar Pradesh

213

520

30

West Bengal

135

186

31

Andman & Nicobar

0

2

32

Chandigarh

15

40

33

Puducherry

21

10

Total

5028

4791

104

The scheme helps the youth in their career education as it provides financial support for various Professional Degree Courses like BE, B. Tech, BDS, MBBS, B.Ed, BBA, BCA, B. Pharma, etc. which are covered under the scheme and are duly recognized by the respective Government Regulatory Bodies, such as All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Medical Council of India(MCI) and University Grants Commission (UGC).





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