AICTE – GUIDELINES FOR PRAGATI SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME FOR GIRL STUDENTS – (DIPLOMA)

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AICTE – GUIDELINES FOR PRAGATI SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME FOR GIRL STUDENTS – (DIPLOMA)


PRAGATI SCHOLARSHIP 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”.

PRAGATI SCHOLARSHIP ELIGIBILITY FOR SCHOLARSHIP:

  • 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.

      PRAGATI SCHOLARSHIP 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. The number of scholarships are transferred into AICTE – PRAGATI SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME FOR GIRL STUDENTS (DEGREE), if 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 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.

      PRAGATI SCHOLARSHIP AMOUNT OF SCHOLARSHIP:

      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.


      PRAGATI SCHOLARSHIP MODE OF PAYMENT:

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


      PRAGATI SCHOLARSHIP PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING: 

      the candidate fulfilling the eligibility conditions is required to apply online on National Scholarship Portal (NSP) 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.

      PRAGATI SCHOLARSHIP CRITERIA OF SELECTION:

      1. 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.

      2. State/ UT wise merit list will be prepared as per number of scholarships allotted in the point number 3.0 above.


      PRAGATI SCHOLARSHIP METHODS OF RESOLVING TIES:

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

      1) Age: In case qualifying examination percentile does not break ties, then the candidate of elder age will be ranked higher.

      2) 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.

      PRAGATI SCHOLARSHIP RESERVATION:

      1. As per Government of India norms.

      2. If there is any vacant seat in any of the reserved category (SC/ ST/ OBC), the same will be transferred to the General Category. 

      PRAGATI SCHOLARSHIP RENEWALS

      1. 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.


      2. Student failing to get promoted to the next class/ level would forfeit the scholarship.


      PRAGATI SCHOLARSHIPTERMS AND CONDITIONS

      1. 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.

      2. Applications will be invited once in a year through National e-Scholarship Portal of the Government of India.

      3. 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.

      4. Incomplete applications will be summarily rejected. Only verified online applications will be considered for the award of scholarship.

      5. If a candidate failed/ drop out in subsequent year, she will not be eligible for further scholarship.

      6. 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.

      7. Scheme will be implemented and monitored by the AICTE.

      8. 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.

      9. In case both CGPA & Total marks are given in the mark sheet, total marks will be considered for determining percentage.

      10. 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.

      11. 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.

      12. 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.


      Annexure A


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

      S. No.

      State/ UT

      No. of Scholarships

      1

      Andhra Pradesh

      318

      2

      Bihar

      84

      3

      Chandigarh (UT)

      50

      4

      Chhattisgarh

      62

      5

      Delhi (NCT)

      50

      6

      Goa

      50

      7

      Gujarat

      284

      8

      Haryana

      191

      9

      Himachal Pradesh

      50

      10

      Jharkhand

      67

      11

      Karnataka

      365

      12

      Kerala

      109

      13

      Madhya Pradesh

      192

      14

      Maharashtra

      624

      15

      Odisha

      205

      16

      Puducherry (UT)

      50

      17

      Punjab

      208

      18

      Rajasthan

      170

      19

      Tamil Nadu

      700

      20

      Telangana

      206

      21

      Uttar Pradesh

      700

      22

      Uttarakhand

      81

      23

      West Bengal

      184


      Total

      5000


      S.No.

      State/UT

      No. of Scholarships

      1

      Andaman and Nicobar Islands (UT)


      All Eligible Applicants

      2

      Dadra and Nagar Haveli & Daman and Diu (UT)

      3

      Jammu and Kashmir (UT)

      4

      Ladakh (UT)

      5

      Lakshadweep (UT)

      6

      Arunachal Pradesh

      7

      Assam

      8

      Manipur

      9

      Meghalaya

      10

      Mizoram

      11

      Nagaland

      12

      Sikkim

      13

      Tripura

      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.

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