PM Scholarship Scheme (PMSS)

Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme (PMSS)


The ‘Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme (PMSS)’ ’ is being implemented to encourage technical and post-graduate education for the widows and wards of the deceased/ex-service personnel of Armed Forces. The scheme is funded out of National Defence Fund administered by Prime Minister’s Office. Scholarships are available for education at various technical institutions (medical, dental, veterinary, engineering, MBA, MCA and other equivalent technical institutions having AICTE/UGC approval).

The Scheme was introduced in 2006. Five thousand five hundred (5500) scholarships are being awarded annually under this scheme. The amount of scholarships was Rs.2,000/- for boys and Rs.2,250/- for the girls per month and is paid annually. This has now been increased to Rs.2,500/- per month for boys and Rs.3,000/- per month for girls w.e.f. FY 2019-20. The payment is made through ECS into the bank account of the selected students. The scheme migrated from offline to online mode with effect from Academic Year 2016-17.

Number of Beneficiaries and Amount Disbursed

As per existing policy of PMSS, with effect from academic year 2015-16, a total of 5500 students are to be selected in the merit list (2750 each for boys and girls students). The number of students selected as per the merit list of PMSS during the last six academic years is as under:-

Academic Year Financial Year Total No. of Applications Received (Fresh cases) Total No of Candidates found Eligible Fresh Cases (Merit List) Renewal Cases Total No of Candidates actually granted Scholarship (including Renewal Cases) Total Amount Disbursed (in Rupees)
Boys Girls
2015-16 2016-17 6063 5823 5500 5573 5581 5492 28,57,18,211
2016-17 2017-18 5683 5348 5242 6068 5598 5712 29,15,58,030
2017-18 2018-19 5957 5600 5452 7798 6636 6614 34,21,96,840
2018-19 2019-20 5449 5028 5028 9260 7046 7242 40,15,87,204
2019-20 2020-21 5923 5611 5500 5128 5185 5443 35,29,71,626
2020-21 2021-22 5885 5552 5489 10464 8061 7892 53,23,59,623

To know more

The Scheme is managed by the Kendriya Sainik Board (KSB). As such, the students can know more about the eligibility criteria, courses covered, priority categories and can also apply online by clicking ‘PMSS’ on the horizontal menu bar of KSB website
Click here for new PMSS application

Click here for renewal of PMSS application