Hundreds of Seats Reserved for J&K Students Across India

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SRINAGAR: The Ministry of Human Resource Development is implementing a special scholarship scheme for students from Jammu and Kashmir.

In the Inter-Ministerial Committee meeting, it was decided that students who do not get routine admissions in colleges and institutes, will be given admission under super numeracy quota. 

In reply to a question by National Conference Member Parliament G. N. Ratanpuri, the minister of Human Resource Development told Rajya Sabha, that accordingly, the University Grants Commission has approved two seats under supernumerary quota in all recognized universities and institutions across the country. 

Directions have been issued and the seats are expected to be available from May this year.

In reply to another question by G. N. Ratanpuri, the Minister assured that disbursement of scholarships to 5008 students, who are studying in different institution across the country, under PM’s special scholarship scheme are under process and avoid delays applications will be received on-line. 

In a separate letter the minister assured the Member of Parliament from J&K that scholarships will be distributed by March, 2013.

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