The All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has directed all the Principals and Co-ordinators of the colleges appointed for the Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS) to take special care of students hailing from Jammu and Kashmir studying in their college.
The students falling under the fellowship were sent special messages and emails to connect with the principals and coordinators of their respective colleges to help them adjust to the new environment and solve any problem that the students might face. Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme is a merit-based scholarship that pays for the higher education tuition fee of the Jammu and Kashmir region students studying outside of their state.
Although no new central helpline has been setup after the scrapping of Article 370, however, the students can contact on the existing helpline number i.e. 0120-244-6701. Students can also raise their concerns directly at email@example.com.
Several Kashmiri students were attacked in the universities after the Pulwama Attack earlier this year. Around 10 Kashmiri students were booked and 24 other suspended and rusticated from various colleges across the country for what the officials termed as anti-national social media posts.
Currently, there is a rising concern for students hailing from Jammu and Kashmir and studying in various universities across the country amid the ongoing tensions over the scrapping of Article 370. The Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha on Monday i.e. on August 5, 2019.