Pragati Scholarship Scheme – UPSC Prelims

Launched by: All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) in 2014-15
Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Education
Aim: To provide assistance for the Advancement of Girls pursuing Technical Education.
Criteria: Under the scheme, a sum of Rs. 50,000/- per annum is disbursed to selected girl students as per the following criteria.
  • Students admitted in AICTE approved institutions in 1st year of Degree/ Diploma level course or 2nd year of Degree/ Diploma level course through lateral entry.
  • Maximum two girls per family.
  • The total income of the family is less than Rs. 8 lakh per annum.
  • 10,000 scholarships per annum from 23 States/UTs
  • All eligible girl students from the remaining 13 States/UTs (including North Eastern Region, Jammu & Kashmir etc.)
  • Reservation-7.5% for ST, 15% for SC, and 27% for OBC candidates/applicants.
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