Pragati Scholarship: AICTE-Scholarship Scheme for Girl Child
Pragati Scholarship is a government scholarship scheme implemented by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Under this scholarship scheme, a total of 4000 scholarships are disbursed every year among meritorious girl students for pursuing technical education. An amount of up to INR 30,000 is given to the scholarship winners, along with the contingency grant of INR 2000 for 10 months each year. Since its inception in the year 2014-15, thousands of girl students have been benefitted from the Pragati Scholarship scheme.
Find below the highlights of the AICTE Pragati Scholarship.
Pragati Scholarship Rewards
The AICTE Pragati Scholarship rewards a total of 4000 scholarships to girl scholars, of which 2000 scholarships are given to students pursuing diploma and 2000 to degree students. The details of the Pragati Scholarship amount are highlighted below.
The selected students receive a tuition fee of INR 30,000 or the actual tuition fee amount, whichever is less.
The selected candidates also become eligible to get INR 2000 per month for 10 months as incidental charges each year.
In case of tuition fee waiver or reimbursement, the scholarship amount of INR 30,000 is reimbursed to students in the form of the following activities.
Purchase of books
Purchase of equipment
Purchase of laptops and software
Purchase of desktops
Purchase of vehicle
Fees paid towards competitive examination application forms/exam fees for all examinations related to higher education/employment
Pragati Scholarship Dates
The announcement date of the Pragati Scholarship varies from year-to-year.
In the year 2017, the last date to apply for the AICTE scholarship was 15 December 2017.
Pragati Scholarship Eligibility Criteria
In order to apply for the Pragati Scholarship, the girl candidates must be studying in an AICTE approved college/institution. The details of AICTE Pragati Scholarship eligibility criteria is given below.
Applicants must be admitted to the 1st year of diploma/degree programme of an AICTE approved college/institute in the current academic year through the centralised admission process of the State/Central Government.
Two girls per family are eligible to apply for the scholarship.
The annual family income of the applicant must not be more than INR 8 Lac during the preceding financial year. In case the applicant is married, the income of parents/in-laws is considered, whichever is higher.
Pragati Scholarship Application Process
To help applicants in the application process, AICTE allows them to fill the Pragati scholarship application form through the AICTE Portal. Follow the steps highlighted below to fill the application form.
First, the applicants need to create a new profile by registering themselves on the AICTE Portal.
On registering with the AICTE Portal, the applicants receive a confirmation email link on their registered email ID. Click on the link to confirm registration.
Now, the candidates need to log in at the AICTE Portal using their registered email ID/Username and password to fill the Pragati application form.
The applicants are required to provide personal details, family & income details, college/institute details, education details and bank details while filling the application form.
The candidates must upload the scanned copies of the required documents and submit the application form.
There are a few necessary documents that the applicants must keep with them while filling the Pragati Scholarship application form. The candidates must upload the scanned copies of the following documents to complete their application process.
Class 10th mark sheet
Class 12th mark sheet
Annual family income certificate of the preceding financial year in the prescribed format by Tehsildar or above competent Authority
Admission letter issued by the Centralized Admission Authority to first year Degree/Diploma programs for the current academic year
The receipt of paid tuition fee for the current academic year
Aadhaar seeded bank passbook showing the applicant’s name, account number, IFSC code and photo pasted at an appropriate place duly signed by the Manager with rubber stamp of the bank affixed on it
Certificate issued by the Director/Principal/HOD as per the prescribed format
Attested copy of caste certificate, in case the applicant is applying for SC/ST/OBC category
A duly signed declaration by parents as per the prescribed format which states that the information provided by the applicant is correct and the scholarship amount would be refunded in case any false information is found at any stage
Applicant’s passport size photo
Signature of the candidate
Pragati Scholarship Selection Process
The applicants for AICTE Pragati Scholarship are selected on the basis of merit displayed by them in the qualifying examination for admission into the technical course of an AICTE approved college/institution.
While selecting the candidates for the disbursal of the Pragati Scholarship, 15% of the total seats are reserved for SC, 7.5% for ST and 27% for OBC candidates.
Pragati Scholarship Terms and Conditions
There are a few terms and conditions that the candidates should keep in mind. Find the Pragati Scholarship terms and conditions highlighted below.
Only the students who have taken admission in the first year of their degree/diploma program in the current academic year can apply for this scholarship.
The scanned copies of the applicant’s passport size photo and signature must be uploaded in JPG/JPEG format while filling the application form. The file size of the photo should not be more than 200 kb and signature should not be more than 50 kb.
Students admitted through management quota are not eligible to apply for the AICTE Pragati Scholarship.
Applicants must have a general saving account in a bank. They cannot use FRILL/Minor/Joint account.
Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) is used to directly transfer the scholarship amount into the selected candidate’s bank account.
The scholarships for degree and diploma are transferable in event of non-availability of eligible applicants in any of the degree/diploma level programme.
Pragati Scholarship Contact Details
In case of any query regarding the AICTE Pragati Scholarship, the applicants can send their queries on the email ID mentioned below.
If you are an aspiring candidate who wants to apply for Pragati Scholarship, click on thislink for detailed information.
AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) is a statuary body, which works towards the integrated development of technical and management education. It also maintains the standard of technical education in the country.