Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme For RPF/RPSF: Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme (PMSS) was announced by the then Hon’ble Prime Minister of India in his address to the nation from the historic Red Fort on 15th August 2005. Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme was introduced from the Academic year 2008-09 for RPF. It was introduced to encourage higher technical and professional education for the dependent wards of Ex/Serving RPF/RPSF personnel and widows (below the Rank of Gazetted officer).
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Schedule of Activities (For Fresh & Renewal Scholarship)
Below are the dates related to important events of Prime Minister’s Scholarship Scheme For RPF/RPSF. We have provided the tentative dates in the tabular format below. The official dates will be available as soon as they are announced. Students applying for this scholarship scheme must follow the dates given below.
|S. No||Activity||Last Date (Tentative)|
|1.||Filling of online application by the applicant on|
|2.||Scrutiny/verification & confirmation of application by College/Institute/University||October 2019|
|3.||Scrutiny/verification & confirmation of application, consolidation/preparation of merit list & processing for sanctioning of scholarship by Security Dte./Ministry of Railways.||October 2019|
|4.||Validation of bank account by PFMS||October 2019|
|5.||Processing for sanctioning of scholarship by Security Dte., Ministry of Railways from PMO||November 2019|
|6.||Disbursal of scholarship amount||December 2019|
|7.||Dispatch of personal letters from Hon’ble Prime Minister in appropriate language from Security Dte./Railway Board.||December 2019|
A total number of 150 students (from academic session 2015-16) have been earmarked to RPF for an academic session. Half of the scholarships are reserved for female candidates i.e. 75. The shortfall in fresh cases shall not be adjusted from girls/boys if applicants (boys/girls) are available less than 75. It is also mentioned that un-allocated quota in any gender may not be utilized for other categories (boys/girls). Distribution of scholarship among Zonal Railways and RPSF will be asunder.
|S. No||Zone/ Organization||Quota|
|8.||NR+JR RPF Academy+RDSO||17|
Eligibility Criteria for The Scholarship
Students who have taken regular admission for the present session will be eligible to apply for the Scholarship. Students should have secured 60% and above in Minimum Educational Qualification (MEQ) i.e. 12th Std., Diploma/Graduation. The scholarship is admissible for only two wards per family and should be ensured by the beneficiaries as well as by the concerned zonal railways/RPSF.
Amount of Scholarship
- The amount of scholarship would be as follows:
- 2000/- per month for male students
- 2250/- per month for female students
2.The payment of scholarship will be granted after approval of the DG/RPF as per order of merit in each year.
Duration of the scholarship: One to five years as per duration of course.
Minimum Marks in Minimum Educational Qualification (MEQ)
At least 60% marks in MEQ for entry to various Professional Courses for the initial sanction of scholarship. MEQ for various courses are as under:
|S. No||Professional Course/Technical|
|1.||MBBS including all Medical|
Courses of Graduation level
|2.||B.E., B.Tech||10+2/Diploma(Diploma in case of lateral entry)|
|3.||BBA, BCA, B.Sc.(Ag) etc.||12th Standard|
|4.||MBA, B.Ed., LLB, MCA||Graduation|
(5 year Integrated course only)
How To Apply For The Scholarship?
From the academic year 2017-18 onwards, the PMSS for RPF (Ministry of Railways) will be implemented through the National Scholarship Portal. For this, all the eligible applicants need to apply online on the website www.scholarship.gov.in by 30th September every year. The final compiled list of eligible candidates will be prepared by Security Directorate, Railway Board by 20th October for onward submission to PMO. Mobile number is mandatory to register on National Scholarships Portal on which One Time Password (OTP) will be received for further process. A maximum of two registrations may be made with a mobile number.
Following documents in the respective category are mandatorily required to be submitted/ uploaded by the applicant for applying under PMSS:
For Fresh Applicant:
- Service Certificate issued by respective offices of the serving personnel for category IV.
- A copy of PPO/Discharge certificate/book for Categories I, II and III. Applicants are required to upload duly attested scanned copy of the mark-sheet/Grade card of MEQ i.e. 10+2/ Diploma/Graduation.
Renewal of The Scholarship
The renewal of scholarship can be done by the applicant on the National Scholarship Portal using his application ID generated at the time of registration. Documents may be uploaded by the candidate which including a certificate from the College/Institute indicating the percentage of marks/ grade points obtained as well as indicating that the student is pursuing the course.
List of Professional Degree/Technical Courses Permissible Under PMSS
To know the list of courses offered for medical, engineering & architecture, management & other professional courses – scroll down below.
- 1. MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery) 4 Year & 6th Months
2 BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) 5 Years
3 BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine Surgery) 4 Year & 6th Months
4 BHMS (Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicine Surgery) 4 Year & 6th Months
5 BSMS( Bachelor of Siddha Medicine Surgery) 4 Year & 6th Months
6 BUMS(Bachelor of Unani Medicine Surgery) 5 Year
7 BSC, BPT(Bachelor of Physiotherapy) 4 Years
8 B.SC MLT(Medical Lab Technology) 4 Years
9 B V Sc& AH(Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Hospitality) – 5 Years
10 B.Pharma (Bachelor of Pharmacy) 4 Years
11 B SC Nursing(Bachelor of Nursing) 4 Years
12 B N Y S(Bachelor of Naturopathy & Yogic Science) 5 Years
13 Pham “D”( Doctor of Pharmacy)* 4 Years
14 B Sc Optometry(Bachelor of Science in Optometry) 03 Years
15 B. Oct. Thep. ( Bachelor of Occupational Therapy) 4 Years 6 Months
*Scholarship Applicable for 04 years only i.e. duration of B.Pharma only.
OTHERS PROFESSIONAL COURSE
Sl No Courses Duration
1 B. Sc. Agr. (Bachelor of Agriculture.) 4 Years
2 B. Fisheries/B.F.Sc ( Bachelor in Fisheries Science) 4 Years
3 B.Sc. (Horticulture) 4 Years
4 B.Sc. Bio-Tech(Bachelor of Bio-Technology) 3 Years
5 B Ed (Bachelor of Education) 2 Year
6 B.M.C (Bachelor of Mass Communication) 3 Years
7 H.M. (Degree in Hotel Management) 4 Years
8 BP Ed (Bachelor of Physical Education) 2 Year
9 B.A.S.L.P. (Bachelor of Audiology & speech Language
10 B F T (Bachelor of Fashion Technology) 3 Years
11 B.Sc MICRO (Bachelor of Science in Microbiology) 3 Years
12 B.Sc HHA( Bachelor of Science Hospitality and Hotel
13 LLB (Bachelor of Laws) 2-3 Years
14 B EL. Ed (Bachelor of Elementary Education) 3-5 Years
15 B F A ( Bachelor of Fine Art) 04 Years
16 B F D ( Bachelor of Fashion Designing ) 3 Years
17 BA LLB (Bachelor in Art with Bachelor in Law) 5 Years