The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has launched the Pragati Scholarship Scheme for Girl Students to promote technical education among girls and empower them to pursue their dreams. The scheme offers financial assistance of up to Rs. 50,000 per annum to eligible girl students pursuing technical education at AICTE-approved institutions.
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About the AICTE Pragati Scholarship Scheme
The scheme being implemented by AICTE aimed at providing assistance for the advancement of Girls pursuing technical education. Education is one of the most important means of empowering women with the knowledge, skill, and self-confidence necessary to participate fully in the development process. This is an attempt to give young women the opportunity to further their education and prepare for a successful future by “Empowering Women through Technical Education”
The female candidate should be admitted to the First year of A level course OR
The second year of Degree level course through lateral entry in any of the AICTE approved Institutions of the respective year.
Maximum two girl children per family are eligible.
Family income from all sources should not be more than Rs. 8 lakh per annum during the current financial year. A valid income certificate issued by the State/ UT Government needs to be enclosed.
Number of Scholarships
A total of 5,000 scholarships are earmarked per annum under this scheme for pursuing the First year of the Degree level course OR the Second year of the Degree-level course through lateral entry in any of the AICTE-approved Institutions. The number of scholarships are transferred into AICTE – PRAGATI SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME FOR GIRL STUDENTS (DIPLOMA), if a sufficient number of online applications are not received.
State/ Union Territory-wise distribution of 5,000 scholarships is as per Annexure A.
In addition to 5,000 scholarships at point number 2, all eligible girls who submit online scholarship forms, from the following 13 Union Territories and North Eastern States i.e. Andaman and Nicobar Islands (UT), Jammu and Kashmir (UT), Ladakh (UT), Dadra and Nagar Haveli & Daman and Diu (UT), Lakshadweep (UT), Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim & Tripura will be given a scholarship by AICTE.
Rs. 50,000/- per annum for every year of study i.e. maximum of 4 years for first-year admitted students and a maximum of 3 years for second-year admitted students through lateral entry as lump sum amount towards payment of college fee, purchase of computer, stationeries, books, equipment, software etc. No other additional grant will be payable in lieu of hostel charges medical charges etc.
No documentary proof needs to be attached for the above while availing benefits. 5.0 MODE OF PAYMENT: After selection, the awardee will be paid a scholarship through DBT mode on an annual basis.
Mode of Payment
After selection, the awardee will be paid a scholarship through DBT mode on an annual basis.
The candidate fulfilling the eligibility conditions is required to apply online on the National Scholarship Portal (NSP) after initiation of the application process and notice to be published on the AICTE website.
The host institution where the candidate is studying is required to verify the online application.
The Department of Technical Education (DTE) of the respective State/ UT will verify these applications as the second level of scrutiny.
The selection of candidates will be carried out solely on the basis of merit of qualifying examination to peruse the Technical Degree course from any of the AICTE-approved institutions i.e. in the First year or Second year (through lateral entry only) on the basis of percentage of marks obtained in the 10+2/ equivalent examination.
State/UT-wise merit list will be prepared as per the number of scholarships allotted in point number 3.0 above.
Methods of Resolving Ties
The procedure to be adopted for breaking ties (similar percentiles) shall be as under: –
Percentage of Marks in 10th Examination: If the case qualifying examination percentile does not break ties, then a higher percentage of marks in the 10th examination will be ranked higher.
Age: In case the 10th examination percentile does not break ties, then the candidate of older age will be ranked higher.
As per Government of India norms.
If there is any vacant seat in any of the reserved categories (SC/ ST/ OBC), the same will be transferred to the General Category.
The scholarship will be renewed for the next year of study on receipt of renewal through the National Scholarship Portal by submitting a passing certificate/ mark sheet along with the letter from the Head of the Institution on the online portal.
Students failing to get promoted to the next class/ level would forfeit the scholarship.
Terms and Conditions
The gap period between the year of passing the qualifying examination and the session of admission in the degree course should not be more than two years. Applications will be invited once in a year through the National e-Scholarship Portal of the Government of India.
If a student is in the reserved category and also qualified in the General Category merit list of scholarships, then she will be counted under the General Category.
Incomplete applications will be summarily rejected. Only verified online applications will be considered for the award of a scholarship.
If a candidate fails/drops out in the subsequent year, she will not be eligible for further scholarship.
The grant of scholarship is subject to the condition that the student does not receive any financial assistance in the shape of a scholarship/any documents, salary, stipend, etc. from any other source during her course of study in the Institute. In case of receipt of any financial assistance from any other sources, the scholarship shall be discontinued and the entire amount of the scholarship will have to be refunded to AICTE by D/Draft drawn in favor of “Member Secretary, AICTE” payable at New Delhi.
The scheme will be implemented and monitored by the AICTE.
For converting Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) to percentage, the multiplying factor will be 9.5 i.c. to convert the CGPA into percentage; CGPA X 9.5 will give the percentage.
In case both CGPA & total marks are given in the mark sheet, total marks will be considered for determining percentage.
If grades are given like Al, A2, B1, B2, etc. in the mark sheet, first the grades will be converted into CGPA and then the average CGPA will be calculated. This CGPA will be converted into a percentage as given in point No. 8.
A provisional list of shortlisted candidates will be uploaded on the AICTE web portal. In case, the candidate has any query about the merit list of scholarships, they may raise their grievances within a month. No query regarding the merit list will be entertained after one-month duration from the date of publishing of the merit list on the AICTE website.
Query regarding non-payment of the scholarship due to an invalid/ wrong account number will be entertained only up to six months from the date of publishing of the merit list on the AICTE website.
The last date to apply is October 31, 2023.
How To Apply?
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Who is eligible for the AICTE Pragati Scholarship Scheme for Girls?
To be eligible for the AICTE Pragati Scholarship Scheme for Girls, you must meet the following criteria:
You must be an Indian citizen and permanent resident of India.
You must have secured admission to the first year of a degree or diploma course in engineering, technology, architecture, or town planning at an AICTE-approved institution.
Your annual family income from all sources should not exceed Rs. 8 lakh.
You must not avail yourself of any other scholarship or financial assistance from the government or any other organization.
How will the awardees for the AICTE Pragati Scholarship Scheme for Girls be selected?
The AICTE will select the awardees for the on the basis of merit and need. The merit will be determined on the basis of the student’s performance in the qualifying examination. The need will be determined on the basis of the student’s family income.
Why is the AICTE Pragati Scholarship Scheme for Girls important?
The for Girls is an important initiative to promote technical education among girls and empower them to pursue their dreams. The scheme provides financial assistance to eligible girl students from economically weaker sections of society, enabling them to pursue technical education and achieve their career goals.
The scheme also helps to bridge the gender gap in technical education and create a more diverse workforce. A diverse workforce is essential for innovation and economic growth.