Re­lief at last for win­ners of PM’s spe­cial schol­ar­ship

PLACED HT Ed­u­ca­tion’s cam­paign for Prime Min­is­ter’s Spe­cial Schol­ar­ship win­ners from Jammu and Kash­mir is suc­cess­ful as DU or­ders two seats cre­ated per col­lege for stu­dents

Hindustan Times (Delhi) - HT Education - - Front Page - Jee­van Prakash Sharma

Lack of proper im­ple­men­ta­tion and poor co­or­di­na­tion led to many bright stu­dents from the trou­bled state of Jammu and Kash­mir los­ing an aca­demic year in 2014. Win­ners of the Prime Min­is­ter’s Spe­cial Schol­ar­ship Scheme for J-K (PMSSS), the stu­dents were to be ad­mit­ted to Delhi Uni­ver­sity (DU) col­leges, but were turned away by the in­sti­tutes which had no in­for­ma­tion about the scheme. This year, how­ever, in a ma­jor re­lief for them fol­low­ing HT Ed­u­ca­tion’s re­lent­less cam­paign for their ad­mis­sion, DU has di­rected its col­leges to cre­ate two su­per­nu­mer­ary chairs each and en­sure the stu­dents are ad­mit­ted.

The ball was set rolling af­ter hu­man re­source devel­op­ment min­is­ter Sm­riti Irani as­sured Par­lia­ment in March this year that DU would ad­mit the stu­dents for the aca­demic ses­sion 2015- 2016. Fol­low­ing that, on May 20, 2015, DU is­sued guide­lines and sched­ule of ad­mis­sion to var­i­ous un­der-grad­u­ate cour­ses for the aca­demic ses­sion 2015- 2016, stat­ing, “The Spe­cial Schol­ar­ship Scheme of the Gov­ern­ment of In­dia for cre­ation of two su­per­nu­mer­ary seats for the stu­dents of Jammu and Kash­mir shall be im­ple­mented for all regular three year un­der­grad­u­ate cour­ses.” Ad­mis­sion un­der this scheme shall be made di­rectly by the col­leges con­cerned on the ba­sis of Pro­vi­sional Ad­mis­sion Slip is­sued by the All In­dia Coun­cil of Tech­ni­cal Ed­u­ca­tion (AICTE) sub­ject to verification of the re­quired doc­u­ments.

This means the J-K schol­ar­ship win­ners will be short­listed and given pro­vi­sional ad­mis­sion let­ter by the AICTE af­ter its coun­selling and get ad­mis­sion in un­der­grad­u­ate cour­ses in about 63 DU col­leges.

HT Ed­u­ca­tion had, in the aca­demic ses­sion 2014- 2015, high­lighted the plight of stu- dents who were al­lot­ted pro­vi­sional ad­mis­sion cer­tifi­cates by the AICTE for un­der­grad­u­ate cour­ses in the col­leges of DU and other uni­ver­si­ties of the coun­try. Apart from DU, other uni­ver­si­ties too turned away th­ese mer­i­to­ri­ous stu­dents from the Val­ley. MID-JULY COUN­SELLING BY AICTE One of the rea­sons cited by many DU col­leges for not ad­mit­ting the stu­dents was that they (the stu­dents) were coun­selled by AICTE in the first week of Au­gust 2014 and awarded pro­vi­sional ad­mis­sion cer­tifi­cates in the last week of the same month, at a time when all ad­mis­sions were over and ses­sions had started. Col­lege au­thor­i­ties also said they had no knowl­edge of the scheme.

To over­come the prob­lem, this year DU has not only re­served two seats per col­lege but also ex­tended the ad­mis­sion dead­line to Au­gust 18.

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