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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 AICTE 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/). 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.
The last date for the submission of online applications under AICTE Pragati scholarship scheme for
girl students & AICTE Saksham scholarship scheme for specially–abled students (Fresh and Renewal
cases) has been extended till 31st December, 2020. The details of online Portal for various schemes for
submission of application by students are as follows:
S. No. Scheme Portal Address
1 AICTE Pragati Scholarship Scheme
(Fresh Application) National Scholarship Portal at-https://scholarships.gov.in
2 AICTE Pragati Scholarship
Scheme(Renewal Applications) AICTE web Portal at- https://www.aicte-pragati-saksham-gov.in
3 AICTE Saksham Scholarship Scheme
(Fresh Applications) National Scholarships.gov.in/Portal at -https://scholarships.gov.in
4 AICTE Saksham Scholarship Scheme
(Renewal Applications) AICTE web Portal at- https://www.aicte-pragati-saksham-gov.in
The guideline of the above schemes may be accessed at AICTE website. The students who are eligible
and are admitted in the AICTE approved institutions and AICTE approved courses, as per scheme
guidelines, may submit their applications for fresh and renewal cases at the respective portal. The
students are advised to submit their online applications well in time so that their institutions are able to
verify applications within the prescribed timelines.
The last date for first level of verification of applications by institutions of students including re-
submitted defective applications and second level of verification by respective state Nodal Officer has
been extended till 15th January 2021 and 31st January 2021 respectively. The details of online portal for
institutions for first level of verification of online application are as follows;
S. No. Scheme Portal Address
1 AICTE Pragati & Saksham Scholarship Schemes
(Fresh Applications) National Scholarship Portal at-https://scholarships.gov.in
2 AICTE Pragati & Saksham Scholarship (Renewal
Applications)
AICTE web Portal at-https://www.aicte-pragati-saksham-
gov.in/institutes/login.php
The eligible institutions are also advised to verify applications of their students immediately after
receiving the applications on the portal.
For any assistance please contact
Dr Mushtaq A Bhat
OSD Department of Higher Education
Nodal Officer UT of J&K
Pragati and Saksham Scholarship Schemes
E-mail: osdnodalofficerhed@gmai

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