Hello, readers! I’m Mufayaiz Wani, the author of JK Student Update, and today, I’m here to provide you with detailed information about the AICTE Pragati Scholarship 2023. This central government initiative, managed by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), aims to support girls pursuing Diploma/Technical Degree courses in their educational journey. In this article, we’ll delve into the application process, eligibility criteria, benefits, and more.
AICTE Pragati Scholarship Overview
The AICTE Pragati Scholarship Scheme 2023 is a significant endeavor by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) to empower girls in technical education. It’s exclusively designed for those who are in the first year of their courses or have entered the second year through lateral entry.
To be eligible for the Pragati Scholarship, girls must have achieved a minimum of 60% marks in their 12th board examination. Additionally, the family’s annual income should not exceed Rs 8 lakh. Only two girls from a family can apply for this scholarship, and the institution they attend must be approved by AICTE.
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The application process is conducted online through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP). Here’s a step-by-step guide:
- Visit the NSP portal or www.scholarships.gov.in.
- Register and complete the application form.
- Provide essential details, including personal information, bank account, and identification.
- Upload required documents like mark sheets, income certificates, and more.
- Preview and submit the application.
For students in their first year, renewal is necessary for subsequent years. Here’s how to renew your Pragati Scholarship application:
- Visit www.scholarships.gov.in.
- Select the Renewal Application option under the Applicant Corner.
- Enter the required information, including Aadhaar number, family income, and admission details.
- Upload the necessary documents and verify the information.
- Submit the renewal application.
Selected students in the merit list will receive financial assistance. For degree courses, it’s Rs 50,000 per annum for four years, and for diploma courses, it’s for three years. This can be used for tuition fees, purchasing computers, books, and software.
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Merit List and Reservation
The scholarship selection process is based on a merit list, primarily determined by 12th board examination scores. While all eligible girl students can apply, there is a reservation for specific communities: 15% for SC candidates, 7.5% for ST applicants, and 27% for OBC students.
Checking Merit List and Status
To check your merit list status, visit www.aicte-india.org, navigate to “Student Development Schemes,” and click on “Pragati Scholarship.” From there, you can access and download the merit list PDF.
When applying for the Pragati Scholarship, make sure you have the necessary documents, including mark sheets, income certificates, Aadhar card, bank account details, domicile certificate, caste certificate, and recent passport photos.
Last Date and Future Applications
The last date for online applications for the 2023-24 session is October 31, 2023. Keep an eye on official announcements for future application dates.
The AICTE Pragati Scholarship 2023 is a golden opportunity for girls pursuing technical education to receive financial support and empower their academic journey. Ensure you meet the eligibility criteria, follow the application process diligently, and stay updated with the merit list status. If you have any doubts or questions, please feel free to comment below, and I’ll be happy to assist you. Don’t miss this chance to shape your future with the Pragati Scholarship.