AICTE Scholarship Scheme for Girl Child

AICTE Scholarship Scheme for Girl Child

To provide encouragement and support to Girl Child to pursue technical education “Pragati Scholarship” has been launched by the MHRD and implemented by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).
Pragati is a scheme of AICTE aimed at providing assistance for Advancement of Girls participation in 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 every young Women the opportunity to further her education and prepare for a successful future by “ Empowering Women Through Technical Education”.

Salient Features of the Scheme:

  • Number of scholarships per annum: 4000
  • ‘One Girl’ per family and it can be extended for Two Girl Child per family where the family income is less than Rs. 8 Lakh /annum (In case of married girl child, the income of parents/ in laws whichever is higher is to be considered).
  • The candidates will be selected on Merit at the qualifying examination to pursue technical education from amongst such candidates.
  • The candidates should have been admitted to 1st year of the Degree or Diploma programme in any of the AICTE approved institute during the current Academic Year through centralized admission process of the State/ Centre Government.
  • Amount of scholarship: Tuition Fee of Rs. 30000/- or at actual, whichever is less and Rs. 2000/- per month for 10 months as incidentals each year.
  • In case of candidates availing Tuition fee waiver/reimbursement, and amount of Rs. 30000/- may be reimbursed to the candidates selected for this scheme by the way of reimbursement for
    a) Purchase of books,
    b) Purchase of equipments, software
    c) Purchase of Laptops.
    d) Purchase of Desktops
    e) Purchase of Vehicle
    f) Fees paid towards competitive examination application forms/exam fees for all examinations related to higher education / employment.
  • Reservation-15% for SC, 7.5% ST and 27% for OBC candidate/applicant.
  • Out of the total number of scholarship in each scheme, 50% scholarships are available at each Degree /Diploma level and also transferable in the event of non-availability of eligible applicant in any of the of Degree/ Diploma level Programme.