AICTE Pragati Scholarship Scheme 2021 Guidelines PDF for Girl Students (Degree / Diploma)


AICTE Pragati Scholarship Scheme 2021 Guidelines PDF have been released and are available to download through online mode. The official website to download Pragati Scheme guidelines for girl students in Degree / Diploma courses is aicte-india.org. All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) aims to provide assistance for advancement of girls pursuing technical education. The new Pragati Scholarship Yojana will give young women the opportunity to further her education and prepare for a successful future by “Empowering Women through Technical Education”. In this article, we will tell you about the complete guidelines for AICTE Pragati Scholarship Scheme for girl students studying in either degree or diploma courses.

AICTE Pragati Scholarship Scheme Guidelines PDF for Girl Students (Degree)

Read the complete guidelines of AICTE Pragati Scholarship Scheme for Girl Students (Degree):-

1.0 Objective of Pragati Scheme for Degree Girls

Scheme being implemented by AICTE aimed at providing assistance for 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 her education and prepare for a successful future by “Empowering Women through Technical Education”.

2.0 Eligibility for AICTE Pragati Scholarship Scheme for Girl Students (Degree)

  • The girl candidate should be admitted to First year of Degree level course OR Second year of Degree level course through lateral entry in any of the AICTE approved Institution of respective year.
  • Maximum two girl child 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 State/ UT Government need to be enclosed.

3.0 Number of Scholarships

  • A total of 5,000 scholarships are earmarked per annum under this scheme for pursuing First year of Degree level course OR Second year of Degree level course through lateral entry in any of the AICTE approved Institutions.
  • State/ Union Territory wise distribution of 5,000 scholarships is as per Annexure A.
  • In addition to 5,000 scholarships, all eligible girls who submit online scholarship form, from 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 scholarship by AICTE.

4.0 Amount of Scholarship

  • Rs. 50,000/- per annum for every year of study i.e. maximum 4 years for first year admitted students and maximum 3 years for second year admitted students through lateral entry as lump sum amount towards payment of college fee, purchase of computer, stationeries, books, equipments, softwares etc. No other additional grant will be payable in lieu of hostel charges and medical charges etc.
  • No documentary proof need to be attached for the above while availing benefits.

5.0 Mode of Payment

After selection, the awardee will be paid scholarship through DBT mode on annual basis.

6.0 How to Apply Online for AICTE Pragati Scholarship Scheme for Degree Girl Students

  • The candidate fulfilling the eligibility conditions is required to apply online on National Scholarship Portal (NSP) at scholarships.gov.in or at National Scholarship Portal App after initiation of application process and notice to be published on AICTE website.
  • The host institution where the candidate is studying, required to verify the online application.
  • Department of Technical Education (DTE) of respective State/ UT will verify these applications as second level of scrutiny.

Criteria of Selection

  • The selection of candidate 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 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 number of scholarships allotted in the point number 3.0 above.

8.0 Methods of Resolving Ties

The procedure to be adopted for breaking ties (similar percentiles) shall be as under: –

  • Percentage of Marks in 10th Examination: In case qualifying examination percentile does not break ties, then higher percentage of marks in 10th examination will be ranked higher.
  • Age: In case 10th examination percentile does not break ties, then the candidate of elder age will be ranked higher.

9.0 Reservation

As per Government of India norms.

10.0 Renewals for AICTE Pragati Scholarship Scheme for Girl Students (Degree)

  • The scholarship will be renewed for the next year of study on receipt of renewal through National Scholarship Portal by submitting passing certificate/ marksheet along with letter from the Head of the Institution on the online portal.
  • Student failing to get promoted to the next class/ level would forfeit the scholarship.

11.0 Terms and Conditions

  • The gap period between the year of passing the qualifying examination and the session of admission in degree course should not be more than two years.
  • Applications will be invited once in a year through National e-Scholarship Portal of the Government of India.
  • If a student is in reserved category and also qualified in General Category merit list of scholarship, 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 scholarship.
  • If a candidate failed/ drop out in 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 shape of scholarship/any emoluments, 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 scholarship will have to be refunded to AICTE by D/Draft drawn in favour of “Member Secretary, AICTE” payable at New Delhi.
  • Scheme will be implemented and monitored by the AICTE.
  • For converting Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) to percentage, multiplying factor will be 9.5 i.e. 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 A1, A2, B1, B2 etc. in the mark sheet, first the grades will be converted into CGPA and then average CGPA will be calculated. This CGPA will be converted into percentage as given in point No. 8.
  • Provisional list of shortlisted candidates will be uploaded on the AICTE web portal. In case, candidate has any query about merit list of scholarship, they may raise their grievances within a month. No query regarding merit list will be entertained after one month duration from the date of publishing of merit list on AICTE website.
  • Query regarding non-payment of the scholarship due to invalid/ wrong account number will be entertained only upto six months from the date of publishing of merit list on AICTE website.

State-wise Distribution of No. of Scholarships in the Degree Course

State / UT Number of Scholarships
Andhra Pradesh 566
Bihar 52
Chandigarh (UT) 50
Chhattisgarh 62
Delhi (NCT) 50
Goa 50
Gujarat 219
Haryana 134
Himachal Pradesh 50
Jharkhand 50
Karnataka 398
Kerala 196
Madhya Pradesh 285
Maharashtra 553
Odisha 134
Puducherry (UT) 50
Punjab 124
Rajasthan 152
Tamil Nadu 800
Telangana 424
Uttar Pradesh 422
Uttarakhand 50
West Bengal 129
Total 5000
Andaman and Nicobar Islands (UT) All Eligible Applicants
Dadra and Nagar Haveli & Daman and Diu (UT) All Eligible Applicants
Jammu and Kashmir (UT) All Eligible Applicants
Ladakh (UT) All Eligible Applicants
Lakshadweep (UT) All Eligible Applicants
Arunachal Pradesh All Eligible Applicants
Assam All Eligible Applicants
Manipur All Eligible Applicants
Meghalaya All Eligible Applicants
Mizoram All Eligible Applicants
Nagaland All Eligible Applicants
Sikkim All Eligible Applicants
Tripura All Eligible Applicants
Number of Pragati Scholarships for Girl Students in Degree Course

Important Note: State-wise distribution of scholarships is based upon proportionate share of allotted degree seats (in AICTE approved institutions) to that particular State/ UT with minimum 50 scholarships and maximum cap of 800 scholarships.

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Download AICTE Pragati Scholarship Scheme Guidelines PDF for Girl Students (Degree) – https://www.aicte-india.org/sites/default/files/stdc/Pragati/AICTE%20Pragati%20Scheme%20Guidelines_Degree.pdf

AICTE Pragati Scholarship Scheme Guidelines PDF for Girl Students (Diploma)

Read the complete guidelines of AICTE Pragati Scholarship Scheme for Girl Students (Diploma):-

1.0 Objective of the Scheme

Scheme being implemented by AICTE aimed at providing assistance for 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 her education and prepare for a successful future by “Empowering Women through Technical Education”.

2.0 Eligibility for AICTE Pragati Scholarship Scheme for Girl Students (Diploma)

  • The girl candidate should be admitted to First year of Diploma level course OR Second year of Diploma level course through lateral entry in any of the AICTE approved Institution of respective year.
  • Maximum two girls child 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 State/ UT Government need to be enclosed.

3.0 Number of Scholarships

  • A total of 5,000 scholarships are earmarked per annum under this scheme for pursuing First year of Diploma level course OR Second year of Diploma level course through lateral entry in any of the AICTE approved Institutions.
  • 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 form, from 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 scholarship by AICTE.

4.0 Amount of AICTE Pragati Scholarship Scheme for Diploma Girl Students

  • Rs. 50,000/- per annum for every year of study i.e. maximum 3 years for first year admitted students and maximum 2 years for second year admitted students through lateral entry as lump sum amount towards payment of college fee, purchase of computer, stationeries, books, equipments, softwares etc. No other additional grant will be payable in lieu of hostel charges and medical charges etc.
  • No documentary proof need to be attached for the above while availing benefits.

5.0 Mode of Payment

After selection, the awardee will be paid scholarship through DBT mode on annual basis.

6.0 How to Apply Online for AICTE Pragati Scholarship Scheme for Girl Students (Diploma)

  • The candidate fulfilling the eligibility conditions is required to apply online on National Scholarship Portal (NSP) at scholarships.gov.in after initiation of application process and notice to be published on AICTE website.
  • The host institution where the candidate is studying, required to verify the online application.
  • Department of Technical Education (DTE) of respective State/ UT will verify these applications as second level of scrutiny

7.0 Criteria of Selection

  • The selection of candidate will be carried out solely on the basis of merit of qualifying examination to peruse the Technical Diploma course from any of the AICTE approved institutions i.e. in First year or Second year (through lateral entry only) on the basis of percentage of marks obtained in the 10th / equivalent examination.
  • State/ UT wise merit list will be prepared as per number of scholarships allotted in the point number 3.0 above.

8.0 Methods of Resolving Ties

The procedure to be adopted for breaking ties (similar percentiles) shall be as under: –

  • Age: In case qualifying examination percentile does not break ties, then the candidate of elder age will be ranked higher.
  • Annual family income: If above method do not break ties, and then the lower annual family income will settle on in higher ranking for the scholarships.

9.0 Reservation

As per Government of India norms.

10.0 Renewals for AICTE Pragati Scholarship Scheme for Girl Students (Diploma)

  • The scholarship will be renewed for the next year of study on receipt of renewal through National Scholarship Portal by submitting passing certificate/ marksheet along with letter from the Head of the Institution on the online portal.
  • Student failing to get promoted to the next class/ level would forfeit the scholarship

11.0 Terms and Conditions

  • The gap period between the year of passing the qualifying examination and the session of admission in diploma course should not be more than two years.
  • Applications will be invited once in a year through National e-Scholarship Portal of the Government of India.
  • If a student is in reserved category and also qualified in general category merit list of scholarship, 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 scholarship.
  • If a candidate failed/ drop out in 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 shape of scholarship/any emoluments, 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 scholarship will have to be refunded to AICTE by D/Draft drawn in favour of “Member Secretary, AICTE” payable at New Delhi.
  • Scheme will be implemented and monitored by the AICTE.
  • For converting Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) to percentage, multiplying factor will be 9.5 i.e. 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 A1, A2, B1, B2 etc. in the mark sheet, first the grades will be converted into CGPA and then average CGPA will be calculated. This CGPA will be converted into percentage as given in point No. 8.
  • Provisional list of shortlisted candidates will be uploaded on the AICTE web portal. In case, candidate has any query about merit list of scholarship, they may raise their grievances within a month. No query regarding merit list will be entertained after one month duration from the date of publishing of merit list on AICTE website.
  • Query regarding non-payment of the scholarship due to invalid/wrong account number will be entertained only upto six months from the date of publishing of merit list on AICTE website.

State-wise Distribution of No. of Scholarships in the Diploma Course

State / UT Number of Scholarships
Andhra Pradesh 318
Bihar 84
Chandigarh (UT) 50
Chhattisgarh 62
Delhi (NCT) 50
Goa 50
Gujarat 284
Haryana 191
Himachal Pradesh 50
Jharkhand 67
Karnataka 365
Kerala 109
Madhya Pradesh 192
Maharashtra 624
Odisha 205
Puducherry (UT) 50
Punjab 208
Rajasthan 170
Tamil Nadu 700
Telangana 206
Uttar Pradesh 700
Uttarakhand 81
West Bengal 184
Total 5000
Andaman and Nicobar Islands (UT) All Eligible Applicants
Dadra and Nagar Haveli & Daman and Diu (UT) All Eligible Applicants
Jammu and Kashmir (UT) All Eligible Applicants
Ladakh (UT) All Eligible Applicants
Lakshadweep (UT) All Eligible Applicants
Arunachal Pradesh All Eligible Applicants
Assam All Eligible Applicants
Manipur All Eligible Applicants
Meghalaya All Eligible Applicants
Mizoram All Eligible Applicants
Nagaland All Eligible Applicants
Sikkim All Eligible Applicants
Tripura All Eligible Applicants
Number of Pragati Scholarships for Girl Students in Diploma Course

Note: State-wise distribution of scholarships is based upon proportionate share of allotted diploma seats (in AICTE approved institutions) to that particular State/ UT with minimum 50 scholarships and maximum cap of 700 scholarships.

Download AICTE Pragati Scholarship Scheme Guidelines PDF for Girl Students (Diploma) – https://www.aicte-india.org/sites/default/files/stdc/Pragati/AICTE%20Pragati%20Scheme%20Guidelines_Diploma.pdf

For more details, visit the official website at https://www.aicte-india.org/

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