Scheme being implemented by AICTE aimed at providing assistance for advancement of Girls pursuing technical education. Education is one of the most important means of empowering women with the knowledge, skill and self-confidence necessary to participate fully in the development process. This is an attempt to give young women the opportunity to further her education and prepare for a successful future by “Empowering Women throughTechnical Education”.



1) The girl candidate should be admitted to First year of Degree level course OR Second year of Degree level course through lateral entry in any of the AICTE approved Institution of respective year.

2) Maximum two girl child per family are eligible.

3) Family income from all sources should not be more than Rs. 8 lakh per annum during the current financial year. A valid income certificate issued by State/ UT Government need to be enclosed.


1) A total of 5,000 scholarships are earmarked per annum under this scheme for pursuing First year of Degree level course OR Second year of Degree level course through lateral entry in any of the AICTE approved Institutions. The number of scholarships are transferred into AICTE – PRAGATI SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME FOR GIRL STUDENTS (DIPLOMA), if sufficient number of online applications are not received.

2) State/ Union Territory wise distribution of 5,000 scholarships is as per Annexure A.

3) In addition to 5,000 scholarships at point number 2, all eligible girls who submit online scholarship form, from following 13 Union Territories and North Eastern States i.e. Andaman and Nicobar Islands (UT), Jammu and Kashmir (UT), Ladakh (UT), Dadra and Nagar Haveli & Daman and Diu (UT), Lakshadweep (UT), Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim & Tripura will be given scholarship by AICTE.


1) Rs. 50,000/- per annum for every year of study i.e. maximum 4 years for first year admitted students and maximum 3 years for second year admitted students through lateral entry as lump sum amount towards payment of college fee, purchase of computer, stationeries, books, equipments, softwares etc. No other additional grant will be payable in lieu of hostel charges and medical charges etc.

2) No documentary proof need to be attached for the above while availing benefits.


After selection, the awardee will be paid scholarship through DBT mode on annual basis.


1) The candidate fulfilling the eligibility conditions is required to apply online on National Scholarship Portal (NSP) after initiation of application process and notice to be published on AICTE website.

2) The host institution where the candidate is studying, required to verify the online application.

3) Department of Technical Education (DTE) of respective State/ UT will verify these applications as second level of scrutiny.


1) The selection of candidate will be carried out solely on the basis of merit of qualifying examination to peruse the Technical Degree course from any of the AICTE approved institutions i.e. in First year or Second year (through lateral entry only) on the basis of percentage of marks obtained in the 10+2/ equivalent examination.

2) State/ UT wise merit list will be prepared as per number of scholarships allotted in the point number 3.0 above.


The procedure to be adopted for breaking ties (similar percentiles) shall be as under: -

1) Percentage of Marks in 10th Examination: In case qualifying examination percentile does not break ties, then higher percentage of marks in 10th examination will be ranked higher.

2) Age: In case 10th examination percentile does not break ties, then the candidate of elder age will be ranked higher.


1) As per Government of India norms.

2) If there is any vacant seat in any of the reserved category (SC/ ST/ OBC), the same will be transferred to the General Category.


1) The scholarship will be renewed for the next year of study on receipt of renewal through National Scholarship Portal by submitting passing certificate/ marksheet along with letter from the Head of the Institution on the online portal.

2) Student failing to get promoted to the next class/ level would forfeit the scholarship.


1) The gap period between the year of passing the qualifying examination and the session of admission in degree course should not be more than two years.

2) Applications will be invited once in a year through National e-Scholarship Portal of the Government of India.

3) If a student is in reserved category and also qualified in General Category merit list of scholarship, then she will be counted under the General Category.

4) Incomplete applications will be summarily rejected. Only verified online applications will be considered for the award of scholarship.

5) If a candidate failed/ drop out in subsequent year, she will not be eligible for further scholarship.

6) The grant of scholarship is subject to the condition that the student does not receive any financial assistance in shape of scholarship/any emoluments, salary, stipend etc. from any other source during her course of study in the Institute. In case of receipt of any financial assistance from any other sources, the scholarship shall be discontinued and the entire amount of scholarship will have to be refunded to AICTE by D/Draft drawn in favour of “Member Secretary, AICTE” payable at New Delhi.

7) Scheme will be implemented and monitored by the AICTE.

8) For converting Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) to percentage, multiplying factor will be 9.5 i.e. to convert the CGPA into percentage; CGPA X 9.5 will give the percentage.

9) In case both CGPA & total marks are given in the mark sheet, total marks will be considered for determining percentage.

10) If grades are given like A1, A2, B1, B2 etc. in the mark sheet, first the grades will be converted into CGPA and then average CGPA will be calculated. This CGPA will be converted into percentage as given in point No. 8.

11) Provisional list of shortlisted candidates will be uploaded on the AICTE web portal. In case, candidate has any query about merit list of scholarship, they may raise their grievances within a month. No query regarding merit list will be entertained after one month duration from the date of publishing of merit list on AICTE website.

12) Query regarding non-payment of the scholarship due to invalid/ wrong account number will be entertained only up to six months.

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