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AICTE Scholarship 2020 – All You Need to Know

AICTE Scholarship – The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is an apex national-level advisory body for imparting technical education in India. It not only provides accreditation to colleges and institutions involved in technical education but also offers a number of scholarships and fellowships to students who are willing to pursue a technical degree course. An AICTE scholarship helps both meritorious and deserving students to pursue higher education without any financial constraints.

Which are the scholarships that are being offered by AICTE? Are you eligible to apply for these scholarships? How can you apply for them? What is the scholarship amount that you will receive through AICTE scholarship? This article will give you a detailed description of all these questions. You will get to know all about AICTE scholarships, their eligibility conditions, award details, application process, application period, selection process and more.

AICTE Scholarship – The Complete List

Which are the scholarships offered by AICTE? How many scholarships does AICTE offer? When can you apply for an AICTE scholarship? The answers to all your questions are covered in this section. AICTE runs several scholarships for students of India to help them pursue higher education without facing any financial difficulty. Some renowned AICTE scholarships include Saksham Scholarship, Pragati Scholarship, AICTE PG scholarship, Prime Minister Special Scholarship Scheme and National Doctoral Fellowship. Know how many students can avail these scholarships and when can you apply for them in the table given below.

Detailed List of AICTE Scholarships

S.No. Scholarship Name Number of Scholarships Application Period*
1.
AICTE-Saksham Scholarship Scheme
Not Specified Between September and December
2.
AICTE Pragati Scholarship for Girls
5,000 Between September and December
3.
AICTE PG (GATE/GPAT) Scholarship
NA Between August and October
4.
AICTE-National Doctoral Fellowship Scheme
150 Between May and June
5.
Prime Minister Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS), J&K
5000 Between April and May

*The above-mentioned application period is tentative which may change on the discretion of the scholarship provider.

AICTE Scholarship – Eligibility

Who can apply for an AICTE scholarship? What are the key eligibility conditions that you need to fulfil? Each AICTE scholarship has its own set of eligibility conditions that you need to keep in mind. While the Saksham scholarships are available for students with disabilities, the Pragati scholarship aims at helping the girl students. Similarly, other scholarships too, have their distinctive eligibility conditions for the students. Know in detail about them in the table given below.

Detailed Eligibility of AICTE Scholarships

S.No. Scholarship Name Eligibility
1.
AICTE-Saksham Scholarship Scheme
  • The scholarship is open for differently-abled students who have a disability not less than 40%.
  • The students must be admitted in the first year or second year (through lateral entry) of a technical diploma/degree course at an AICTE recognised institution.
  • The annual income of the family should be less than INR 8 Lakh from all sources.
2.
AICTE Pragati Scholarship for Girls
  • The scholarship is open for girl candidates who have taken admission to the first year or second year (through lateral entry) of a technical diploma/degree course at AICTE approved institution/college.
  • The annual income of the family should not be more than INR 8 Lakh.
  • Only two girls per family can apply for the scholarship.
3.
AICTE PG (GATE/GPAT) Scholarship
  • The students who have obtained qualifying marks in GATE/GPAT can apply.
  • The students must have taken admission in the first year of ME/ MTech/ M.Pharma./ M.Arch. courses at an AICTE recognised institution/college.
  • Having a general saving account is also mandatory for the students.
  • Candidates pursuing part-time courses cannot apply.
4.
AICTE-National Doctoral Fellowship Scheme
  • The fellowship is open for research scholars who have taken admission in an AICTE recognised research institute.
  • The minimum CGPA score obtained by the student in both BE/BTech/B.Pharm. and ME/MTech/M.Pharm. should be 7.5 on the scale of 10 or 75% or above or equivalent. (Note: For SC/ST/PH candidates the CGPA requirement is 7.0 on the scale of 10 or 70% or above or equivalent).
  • The student must have qualified the GATE/GPAT during the last 5 years.
  • The age of the student should be less than 30 years as on the last date of the application. (Note: A relaxation of 5 years is given to SC/ST/Women/PH candidates.
5.
Prime Minister Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS), J&K
  • Only students, who are domicile of Jammu & Kashmir can apply for this scholarship.
  • They must be class 12th passed students from J&K Board or CBSE affiliated schools in J&K.
  • The students who have completed their diploma after class 10th from J&K state Polytechnics can also apply and get direct entry in the degree program on the vacant seats of professional category of 2017-18 batch.
  • The students must be willing to pursue a regular general/professional/medical degree course from the prescribed list of colleges in PMSSS outside the state.
  • The annual income of the family should be INR 8 Lakh or below.

AICTE Scholarship – Application Process

What are the steps that you need to follow to apply for an AICTE Scholarship? Do you require to apply for the scholarship online or offline? Where can you apply for these scholarships? If you are seeking a scholarship to fund your higher education, these questions are obvious to occur in your mind. The applications for all the AICTE scholarships are accepted online only through its official website. However, each scholarship has its separate online application form that you need to fill. Besides this, the documents that you may require to support your application may also vary from scholarship to scholarship. Know where you can apply for these scholarships in the table given below.

Detailed Application Process of AICTE Scholarships

S.No. Scholarship Name How to Apply?
1.
AICTE-Saksham Scholarship Scheme
Apply online through the National Scholarship Portal.
2.
AICTE Pragati Scholarship for Girls
Apply online through the National Scholarship Portal.
3.
AICTE PG (GATE/GPAT) Scholarship
Apply online through official page of AICTE GATE/GPAT scholarship
4.
AICTE-National Doctoral Fellowship Scheme
Apply online through official application page of National Doctoral Fellowship.
5.
Prime Minister Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS), J&K
Apply online through official application page of PMSSS.

AICTE Scholarship – Rewards

Of course, every scholarship offers some sort of financial aid to the students either in the form of cash rewards or fee waiver. With AICTE scholarship, the scholarship amount is generally in the form of monetary assistance. The amount may vary depending on the scholarship you have applied for. Know what each AICTE scholarship holds for you in the table below. It contains a detailed description of the awards that you will receive through these scholarships along with the duration of the scholarship.

Award Details of AICTE Scholarships

S.No. Scholarship Name Duration Award Details
1.
AICTE-Saksham Scholarship Scheme
Duration of Diploma/Degree course
  • INR 50,000 per annum
2.
AICTE Pragati Scholarship for Girls
Duration of Diploma/Degree course
  • INR 50,000 per annum
3.
AICTE PG (GATE/GPAT) Scholarship
24 months or duration of the course
  • INR 12,400 per month
4.
AICTE-National Doctoral Fellowship Scheme
3 years
  • Monthly stipend of INR 28,000
  • Accommodation allowance (if hostel accommodation is not available)
  • A contingency grant of INR 15,000 per annum
5.
Prime Minister Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS), J&K
Duration of the course
  • An academic fee of up to INR 3 Lakh
  • A maintenance charge of INR 1 Lakh

AICTE Scholarship – Selection Process

Mere fulfilment of eligibility conditions does not guarantee that you will receive the scholarship amount. Being an apex body, AICTE follows a standardised procedure for the selection of scholars. Every scholarship has its own set of selection criteria/procedure that you can find in the table below. While some scholarships consider the academic merit of the students in the last qualifying examination, some consider the scores obtained by them in GATE/GPAT. Find the detailed selection procedure for each AICTE scholarship below.

Detailed Selection Process of AICTE Scholarship

S.No. Scholarship Name Selection Criteria
1.
AICTE-Saksham Scholarship Scheme
The scholars will be selected on merit basis as per the marks obtained by them in the qualifying examination.
2.
AICTE Pragati Scholarship for Girls
The scholars will be selected on merit basis as per the marks obtained by them in the qualifying examination.
3.
AICTE PG (GATE/GPAT) Scholarship
The students having valid GATE/GPAT score will get the scholarship.
4.
AICTE-National Doctoral Fellowship Scheme
The fellows are initially shortlisted by the office of Principal Coordinator and then by the concerned institute/department.

After the shortlisting, the students are called for the interview round in the concerned departments.

The final selection will be made on the basis of recommendations of various institutions by the National Nodal Centre.

5.
Prime Minister Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS), J&K
The scholars will be selected on merit basis as per the marks obtained by them through online counselling from PMSSS portal.

Also Read: Pragati Scholarship: AICTE-Scholarship Scheme for Girl Child

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