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Launching of Pragati and Saksham Scholarship Schemes by All India Council for Technical
Education GoI for Specially-abled and girl students for pursuing Technical Education
In an attempt to support by providing financial assistance to low income Girl students and
every young Specially-abled students to facilitate Pursuing of higher technical Education


and to prepare for a successful future to participate fully in the development process, All India
Council for Technical Education has launched Pragati and Saksham Scholarship Schemes.
The Scheme details, in brief are given as under
AICTE PRAGATI Scholarship Scheme Who can apply?


The scheme is aimed at providing encouragement and support to girl students pursuing
Technical Education at Degree or Diploma Level with annual family income less than Rs 8.00
lakhs. In this scheme all eligible girl students of Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh taking
admission in 2020-21 in the AICTE approved institutions will be given scholarships by AICTE.


AICTE SAKSHAM Scholarship Scheme Who can apply?
The scheme is aimed at providing encouragement and support to Specially-abled students
pursuing Technical Education at Degree or Diploma Level with annual family income less
than Rs 8.00 lakhs. In this scheme all Specially-abled students with 40% disability of Union
Territories of J&K and Ladakh taking admission in 2020-21 in the first /second year (Lateral
Entry) in the AICTE approved institutions will be given scholarships by AICTE.


Scholarship amounts per annum for PRAGATI&SAKSHAM schemes:
Amount of scholarship: Rs 50,000 per annum for every year of study i.e. maximum 4 years
for Degree and 3 years for Diploma for first year admitted students and maximum 3 years for
Degree and 2 years for Diploma for second year admitted students through lateral entry as
lump sum amount towards payment of college lee, computer purchase, stationery, books,
Equipment, Software’s purchase etc.
The scholarships under PRAGATI and SAKSHAM schemes shall be disbursed thorough the
National Scholarships Portal (NSP) of Government of India from the current academic year
i.e. 2020-21,
How to Apply?
The candidates fulfilling the eligibility conditions may apply online live on National
Scholarship Portal (https://scholarships.gov.in/) after initiation of application. The institution
where the candidate is studying is required to verify the online application followed by the
concerned Department of Technical Education (DTE) of respective State /UT as second level
of scrutiny. The scholarship will be renewed for the subsequent year of study on receipt
of renewal request through National Scholarship Portal by submitting passing certificate/
mark sheet. For scheme guidelines please visit the AICTE website www.ms@aicet-india.org.
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