Saksham Scholarship Scheme 2023-24 – AICTE Scholarship for Disabled Students

Saksham Scholarship scheme is an initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India and implemented by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). The scheme is especially meant for students with disabilities and aims to support and encourage them to pursue technical education.
Every year, disabled students get an opportunity to study further and prepare for their successful future with the help of the Saksham scholarship scheme.
This article acquaints you with all relevant information related to the Saksham Scheme 2023 including its eligibility, application process, award details, documents required and contact details. However, to start with, here is a brief overview of the scholarship for your reference.

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Saksham Scholarship Scheme 2023-24 – An Overview

Scholarship Name AICTE Saksham Scholarship Scheme
Provider All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
Beneficiaries Specially-abled students 
Level of Study Technical diploma/degree courses
Award Details ₹50,000 per annum for every year of study
Last Date to Apply 5 January 2024
Application Mode Online
Application Link
Contact Details Email ID –, Phone Number – (011) – 29581000

*The application timeline mentioned above is tentative and may change at the discretion of the scholarship provider.

Saksham Scholarship Scheme 2023-24 – Key Eligibility

AICTE has set certain eligibility conditions for students to fulfil to be eligible for the Saksham scholarship scheme. These conditions are based on a student’s academic qualification, level of disability and financial need. However, the selection of candidates is made entirely on the basis of merit obtained by them in the qualifying examination. Mentioned below are detailed eligibility criteria for the Saksham scholarship scheme.

  • The scholarship is only open to students with disability.
  • Level of disability should not be less than 40%.
  • The annual income of the family should be less than ₹8,00,000 from all sources.
  • Students must have been admitted in the first year of a technical diploma/degree course at an AICTE-recognised institution in India.

Saksham Scholarship Scheme 2023-24 – Documents Required

Given below is the list of documents that are required to be attached while applying for the Saksham scholarship. The applicants should make sure that all documents scanned are in .jpg/.pdf/.png format. Also, it is advisable to ascertain that the size of the document is less than the size specified in the online application.

  • Mark sheet of class 10/SSC examination
  • Mark sheet of class 12/HSC examination
  • Annual income certificate of the family in the prescribed format issued by the Tehsildar or above competent authority
  • Admission letter to the first year of degree/diploma course issued by Centralised Admission Authority
  • Receipt of tuition fee paid for the academic year
  • A scanned copy of duly signed and stamped bank passbook seeded with Aadhaar details showing the name and photograph of the student, IFSC code and account number
  • Applicant’s photograph and signature
  • Aadhaar card
  • Certificate issued by the Principal/Director/HOD in the prescribed format
  • Certificate of disability issued by competent authority as per the format specified by the State Government
  • Scanned and attested copy of SC/ST/OBC certificate (applicable for SC, ST and OBC candidates)
  • Duly signed declaration by parents claiming the authenticity of the information provided in the application in the prescribed format

Saksham Scholarship Scheme 2023-24 – Award Details

What is the amount of scholarship disbursed under the Saksham scholarship scheme? What are the expenses covered under this scholarship? How many scholarships are disbursed every year? What is the process followed for the selection of scholars? Get answers to all these questions in detail in this section. Every year, a large number of disabled students are selected on the basis of their merit in the qualifying examination.  The financial assistance rendered under this scheme includes ₹50,000 per annum for every year of study as a lump sum amount towards payment of college fees, purchase of computers, books, stationeries, software, equipment, etc. Besides this, no other additional grants will be payable in lieu of hostel charges medical charges, etc.

Saksham Scholarship Scheme 2023-24 – Application Process

The application process for the Saksham scholarship scheme is available online. Every year, the AICTE invites applications from eligible students through its online portal within the stipulated application time period. To make the application procedure easy and convenient, here is a detailed step-by-step description of how a student can apply for this scholarship.

Step 1: Visit the official website of the National Scholarship Portal.

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Step 2: To begin with the registration process, click on the ‘New Registration’ button.

Step 3: Fill in all required details and register to create a new profile.

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Step 4: After successful registration, login again to the portal by using the registered application id and password.

Step 5: Fill in the scholarship application form with all relevant details.

Step 6: Upload all necessary documents in support of your application.

Step 7: Finally, submit the application form.


Saksham Scholarship Scheme 2023-24 – Contact Details

In case you come across any query related to the Saksham scholarship scheme, its eligibility, application process or selection process, you may contact the helpdesk services offered by AICTE  at Also, students can call on the given phone number (011) – 29581000.

Important Links

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Scholarship Guidelines for Degree Courses
Scholarship Guidelines for Diploma Courses

Saksham Scholarship Scheme 2023-24 – FAQ

Q. What is the last date for the Saksham Scholarship 2023?

Ans. The last date of the Saksham scholarship 2023-24 is 5th January 2024.

Q. What is the scholarship amount for the AICTE Saksham scholarship?

Ans. Students will receive ₹50,000 per annum for every year of study.

Q. Who is eligible for the Saksham Scholarship 2023?

Ans. The specially-abled students having a disability of 40% or more can apply for this scholarship.

Q. What is the education qualification to apply for the Saksham scholarship?

Ans. The applicants must be admitted in the 1st or 2nd year of degree/diploma level courses through lateral entry in the AICTE-approved institutions.

Q. How to apply for the AICTE Saksham Scholarship 2023?

Ans. Students must visit the official website of the National Scholarship portal to apply for the scholarship. Further, for more details about the application process please visit the ‘How to Apply’ section in this article.


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