Prime Ministers Special Scholarship प्रधानमंत्री उच्चतर शिक्षा प्रोत्साहन योजना (पीएम-यूएसपी) 2023-24

Pradhan Mantri Uchchatar Shiksha Protasahan Yojana (PM-USP) 2023-24 for Scheme to J&K Students 

Special Scholarship Scheme For The Students Of Union Territories Of Jammu & Kashmirand Ladakh (Sss J&K And Ladakh) Under The Pradhan Mantriuchchatar Shiksha Protsahan(Pm-Usp) Yojana During Academic Year 2023-2024


An Expert Group was constituted by the Prime Minister on 18th August, 2010 in the context of enhancing employment opportunities among youths of Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh to formulate job plan involving public and private sectors. Among the key recommendations of the Expert Group, one was to offer 5000 fresh scholarships per annum to encourage the youth of J&K and Ladakh to pursue higher studies outside the UTs. The proposal arises out of the identified strategy of a human resource development initiative focused on improving skill set through improving access to education.


To provide academic fee (tuition and other admissible fee) and maintenance allowance (to bear expenses on account of hostel & mess fee, cost of books and other incidental charges) to students belonging to J&K and Ladakh who, after passing Class XII or equivalent examination, secure admission in Government colleges/institutions and other select institutions outside the UTs of J&K and Ladakh through AICTE’s counselling process under the supernumerary quota created by the Government except in medical courses. Scheme was launched in the year 2011 and modified from time to time to make the scheme student friendly. The scheme also envisages to build capacities of the youth of J&K and Ladakh to enable them to compete with their peers in the national mainstream.

Under the scheme 5000 fresh scholarships are available per annum. Out of these, 2070 scholarships are for General Degree Courses, 2830 for Professional/Engineering courses and 100 for Medical Courses. The number of scholarships for Engineering and Medical Studies would be kept flexible, subject to the ceiling of 5000 fresh scholarships per annum and subject to the savings accruing from any shortfall in the number ofstudents opting for General Degree courses.

Rate Of Scholarships, Academic Fee & Maintenance Allowance Per Annum:


Number of ScholarshipAcademic Fee (Upper limit)

Maintenance Charges (Fixed)

General Degree


B.Sc. Nursing / B. Pharmacy/
B. Architecture (subject to
National Law Colleges only)


Rs.1.25 Lakh

Rs.1.00 Lakh*

Medical/BDS or equivalent
Medical Stream (subject to
NEET,wherever applicable)


Rs.3.00 Lakh

Total No. of Scholarships





Note : Not exceeding Rs.1.00 Lakh per annum (Ten equal instalments to meet hostel, mess, books, stationery & other incidentals). Fresh
students admitted in the academic session 2023-24 will be paid maintenance allowance from the date of joining the institute.


  1. Candidates should be domicile of Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh.
  2. Students must have passed 12th examination from JKBOSE or CBSE affiliated schools located in UTs of
    J&K and Ladakh.
  3. Having family income of Rs. 8.00 Lakh or less per annum.
  4. Candidates who want to take admission under Lateral Entry Scheme have to pass Diploma in Engineering from the Polytechnic Institutes recognized by Directorate of Technical Education(DTE), J&K and Ladakh.
  5. Candidates are compulsorily required to apply on-line on the AICTE web-portal.
  6. Admission under Lateral Entry Scheme will be subject to allocation of seats / vacant seats of the preceding year in Engineering Stream and in the relevant stream only.
  7. Merit list will be prepared for HSC and Lateral Entry students and the same will be displayed on AICTE portal for conduction of on-line counselling forfinal allotment ofseats in collegesto eligible candidate’s subject to choice filling/availability ofscholarships


  1. Scholarship towards academic fee will be paid directly to the Institution as per claim or as per rate fixed by respective State Fee Regulatory Authority or as fixed by any Regulatory Authority appointed by the Government, whichever is less and within the overall ceiling fixed for the course. All the Institutionsmay note that upper ceiling of Academic Fee inclusive of all admissible components taken together is Rs. 1,25,000/- for Professional / Engineering Stream; Rs. 30,000/- for General Stream and Rs. 3,00,000 for Medical Stream. Even if the total fee of institute is more than the ceiling, neither AICTE shall reimburse extra amount nor institute can charge the same from the students
  2. The fixed maintenance allowance Rs. 1.00 lakh per annum for all streams will be paid to the bank account of the student through DBT using PFMS gateway. Maintenance Allowance during first year will be released in 9(Nine) instalments,firstinstalment of which will be of Rs. 20,000/ and subsequent 8 monthly instalments will be of Rs. 10,000/- each.
  3.  From 2nd year onwards fixed maintenance allowance of Rs. 1.00 lakh per beneficiary will be paid in 10monthly instalments of Rs.10,000/- each

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