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AICTE Pragati Scheme for Girls 2021: Application Date for Scholarship of Rs 50,000 Extended, Check Details

AICTE Pragati scheme for girls is open to female students pursuing the first year of their technical degree or diploma

The online application date for AICTE Pragati Scheme for Girls has been extended to 15 December 2021 by the All India Council for Technical Education. This means that female students who are in the first year of their technical degree or diploma, or second year of degree level course through lateral entry in any of the AICTE approved institutions of the respective year can apply for scholarships worth Rs 50,000 per annum before the said date. The last date for defective verification and institute verification has been extended to 31 December 2021.

The scholarship, for which a maximum of two female candidates from a single family with an annual income of less than Rs 8 lakhs can apply, will be provided to 5000 students for a maximum of four years. The scholarship will be renewed for the next year of study on receipt of renewal through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP) by submitting a promotion certificate along with the letter from the Head of Institution in the online portal.

Who Can Apply for AICTE Pragati Scheme for Girls

The scholarship opportunity is open to a maximum of two female children from a family who also fulfill the following criteria:

  • The girl candidate should be admitted to the first year of diploma level course or second year of diploma level course through lateral entry in any of the AICTE approved institutions of the respective year.
  • The girl candidate should be admitted to the first year of degree level course or second year of degree level course through lateral entry in any of the AICTE approved institutions of the respective year.
  • The family income from all sources should not be more than Rs 8 lakh per annum during the current financial year, and a valid income certificate issued by State or UT Government needs to be enclosed.

Answers to Some Common Questions on AICTE Pragati Scholarship for Girls

While the eligibility criteria and guidelines to apply for AICTE Pragati Scholarship for Girls have been published earlier, several students have some questions on how to apply for the scheme. The following are the answers to some of the common questions being asked:

  • Where to apply for the AICTE Pragati Scholarship for Girls: The candidate fulfilling the eligibility conditions is required to apply online on the National Scholarship Portal (NSP).
  • Facing trouble filling online application: Applicants can avail of helpline services on helpdesk@nsp.gov.in for any queries.
  • Are those already in receipt of PMSS or other scholarships eligible to apply: No.
  • Are students in the second or third year of technical degrees or diplomas eligible to apply: No. Only female students in the first year of degree level course or second year of degree level course through lateral entry can apply.
  • Mandatory documents: Aadhaar card and bank account number are mandatory.

Those who wish to know more about the AICTE Pragati Scholarship for girls are advised to go through the official notification, and then apply on the official portal before 15 December 2021.

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