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74% rise in Jammu and Kashmir students taking admissions in educational institutes across India

A total of 4,418 students from Jammu and Kashmir took admission under the scheme this year, and the figure was 2,543 in 2018.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: November 16, 2019 8:23:31 pm
Jammu and Kashmir, J&K, Government scholarship, Modi, Prime Minister's Special Scholarship Scheme. Prime Minister's scholarship, central university A total of 4,418 students from Jammu and Kashmir took admission under the govt scheme this year, the figure was 2,543 in 2018. (Representational image)

Over 4,400 students from Jammu and Kashmir took admission in reputed institutions across the country under the Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS), a 74 per cent increase since last year.

“J&K scholarship scheme of Govt got major success this year with 74 per cent increase in J&K students taking admissions in reputed institutions outside J&K. Thanks to streamlining of processes by AICTE,” HRD Secretary R Subrahmanyam said in a tweet.

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While 4,418 students from Jammu and Kashmir took admission under the scheme this year, the figure was 2,543 in 2018. As many as 3,021 students enrolled in 2017 while, 2,168 students, 1,341 and 1,968 candidates enrolled in 2016, 2015 and 2014, respectively.

After the government’s announcement on August 5 to remove Jammu and Kashmir’s special status under Article 370 of the Constitution and split the state into two Union territories, the region continues to face restrictions on communications and movement.

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In August, the Supreme Court, on the state administration’s request, had extended the deadline for PMSSS scholars to report at their respective institutes by a month — from August 15 to September 15. The state had approached the apex court anticipating that students from the Valley might not be able to join on time because of the curbs.

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