AICTE scholarships for girls and specially-abled for degree/diploma
New Delhi: The All India Council for Technical Education at Nelson Mandela Marg Vasant Kunj here has invited online applications under (i) Pragati Scholarship Scheme for girl students and (ii) Saksham Scholarship for differently abled students.
Those admitted in first year during the academic year 2017-18 through centralised admission process in AICTE-approved technical Institution for approved diploma/degree-level programmes are eligible to apply for the two scholarships, latest by 5 pm on 30.11.2017.
Pragati: Pragati Scholarship Scheme is a MHRD Scheme being implemented by of AICTE aimed at providing assistance for Advancement of Girls pursuing Technical Education. This is an attempt to give young Women the opportunity to further her education and prepare for a successful future by ‘Empowering Women through Technical Education’.
Scholarship No & Amount: A total of 4000 scholarships are given annually of which 2000 are for Degree and 2000 are for Diploma. The Scholarship includes tuition Fee of Rs. 30,000 or at actual, whichever is less and Rs.2000 per month for 10 months as incidentals charges each year. In case of Tuition fee waiver/reimbursement, students are eligible to get an amount of Rs. 30,000 for the purchase of Books/Equipment/Softwares/ Laptop/ Desktop/ Vehicle/ Fee paid towards competitive examination applications forms/exam.
Eligibility: Applicant should be a student admitted to 1st ear of Degree/Diploma course in any of the AICTE approved Institution of respective year through Centralized Admission process of the State/Central Government. Only two girls per family are eligible. Family income of the applicant should not be more than 8 lakh per annum during the preceding financial year. In case of married girl, the income of parents/in-laws, whichever is higher will be considered.
Selection: The selection of candidate will be made on merit on the basis of qualifying examination to peruse the respective Technical Degree/Diploma course from any of the AICTE approved institution.
Saksham: Saksham Scholarship Scheme for Specially Abled Students is a MHRD Scheme being implemented by AICTE aimed at providing encouragement and support to specially-abled children to pursue Technical Education.
A total of 1000 scholarship are offered per annum with 500 each for Degree and Diploma. The scholarship includes Tuition Fee of Rs. 30,000/- or at actual, whichever is less and Rs.2000/- per month for 10 months as incidentals charges each year. In case of Tuition fee waiver/reimbursement, Students are eligible to get an amount of Rs. 30,000/- for the purchase of Books/Equipment/Softwares/ Laptop/Desktop/Vehicle/Fee paid towards competitive examination applications forms/exam/ specific equipments/ software’s for visually impaired/ speech and hearing disabled.
Eligibility: Applicant should have been admitted to 1st year of Degree/Diploma course in any of the AICTE approved Institution of respective year through Centralized Admission process of the State/Central Government. Applicant should be Specially Abled Student, having disability of not less than 40% and family income not more than 8 lakh per annum during the preceding financial year. in case of married girl, the income of parents/in-laws, whichever is higher will be considered.
Selection of candidate will be made on merit on the basis of qualifying examination to peruse the respective Technical Degree/Diploma course from any of the AICTE approved institution.
Applications: Applications under both schemes can be submitted online at www.aicte-pragati-saksham-gov.in, latest by 5pm on 30.11.2017. Applicants will be required to upload Photograph & Signature in JPG/JPEG format. The file size for Photograph should be less than 200 Kb and that of Photograph, less than 50 Kb.
Applicants will also be required to scan and upload the following documents, for both Pragati and Saksham:
- Mark Sheet of standard Xth /XIIth / others as applicable
- Annual family Income Certificate for the preceding financial year in the prescribed format issued by not below the rank of Tahsildar
- Admission letter issued by Directorate of Technical Education for the admission in Diploma/Degree course
- Certificate issued by the Director/Principal/ Head of the Institute
- Tuition fee receipt
- AADHAR seeded Bank Pass Book in the name of the student indicating Account number, IFSC code and Photograph
- Caste Certificate for SC/ST/OBC category
- AADHAR card
- Declaration by parents duly signed stating that the information provided by their child is correct and will refund Scholarship amount, if found false at any stage.
- Disability certificate issued by Competent Authority
For Saksham, applicants will also be required to upload the Disability certificate issued by Competent Authority
Common conditions: For both Schemes, Scholarships will be reserved for SC (15%), ST (7.5%) and OBC (27%).
Students admitted through Centralized Counseling Process (For Government Quota) are only eligible for Scholarship under PRAGATI/SAKSHAM Scheme.
Scholarship will be disbursed only through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) directly in the bank account of the student. Student must have General Saving Account in the bank. FRILL/Minor/Joint account will not be accepted.
Those in receipt of any of the scholarships (either State or Central Government Sponsored), are not eligible to apply for PRAGATI/SAKSHAM Scholarships.
A student eligible for both the scholarships can apply only under one scheme only for Scholarship.
For both Schemes, the Scholarships for Degree and Diploma are transferable in event of non-availability of eligible applicant in any of the Degree/Diploma level Programme.
Details of the scheme are available at www.aicte-pragati-saksham-gov.in and also at the ‘Pragati and Saksham’ link at www.aicte-india.org