To address the difficulties faced by the students of UT of J&K related to Prime Minister Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS), Directorate of School Education Jammu, today organised an online interactive session in which detailed information about PMSSS (20-21) was given to the senior secondary students, parents, Nodal Officers PMSSS, Head of Institutes (HOD)s of Higher secondary schools and other participants.Director School Education, Jammu, Anuradha Gupta was the chief guest, while Prof.(Dr.) Ajeet Angral Consultant(PMSSS)UT of J&K and UT of Ladakh AICTE, New Delhi was the key speaker.Head Counselling cell, DSEJ, Romesh Kumar Sharma, moderated the session.The webinar received an overwhelming response and approximately 3000 participants i.e students, teachers, parents etc. from all the ten districts of Jammu Division joined the session and got their questions answered.Prof. Ajeet Angral informed the participants about various pre-requisites necessary for filling the forms, while addressing the issue of eligibility criteria needed to apply for this scheme which included different courses/ streams, a student can apply for. He also highlighted the aspect of financial help that the eligible students can get in the shape of academic fee and hostel fee.
He said that students are required to visit nearest Facilitation Centre only for registration which started on 6th of July,2020 and it will continue till 31st of July,2020 while documents are being verified at nearest verification centre. List of Facilitation/ Verification Centres is available on AICTE Website.The Director School Education Jammu, Anuradha Gupta, under whose patronage counselling cell organised this online interactive session, apprised the participants about the various Facilitation Centres available in Higher Secondary Schools of Jammu Division having ICT Lab Facility. She also asked the Counselling Cell DSEJ to ensure smooth handling of psychological issues being faced by students through its Team of PTF and Teacher counsellors.The informative session, was followed by Q&A session in which Prof. Ajeet Angral responded the queries that were raised by the participants, especially the students. The queries were mainly about Domicile Certificate, admission procedure, problem of registration due to low network etc.Team Counselling cell viz. Alka Sharma, Shanti Saroop Sharma and Shveta Sharma helped in the proper and smooth conduct of the webinar. Sohail Wani, member IT, JKKN provided technical support.