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New Delhi : To channelise the energy of the youth from Jammu and Kashmir, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has implemented the Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme for Jammu and Kashmir Students.

Taking one step forward on September 27, 2019, AICTE and IIT Guwahati signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the presence of Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ for extending internships to students from Jammu and Kashmir and students studying in AICTE approved institutions across the country under Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme, according to a PIB release.

Under this MoU, IIT Guwahati will enrol 100 meritorious students from Jammu and Kashmir in batches of 25 for internship at IIT Guwahati from May 1, 2020 to May 30, 2020. The objective of the MoU is to provide an exposure to the youth from Jammu and Kashmir to the academic culture at Higher Learning Institutes of India.

The MoU was signed during the IIT Council meeting at IIT Delhi on September27,  2019. Union HRD Minster Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ encouraged other IIT’s to be involved in this Nation building initiative. Three other IITs at Kanpur, Raipur, and Hyderabad have also expressed their interest in such an MoU.

Prof. Anil D Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE, informed that AICTE has decided to contact all other IITs/NITs & IIMs to follow suit so that maximum number of brothers and sisters from J&K get empowered.

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