AICTE – Saksham Scholarship Scheme for Specially-abled Student (Degree) 2020-21: Application Open

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AICTE – Saksham Scholarship Scheme for Specially-abled Student (Degree) 2020-21: AICTE has announced a scholarship for graduates on its official career page. Eligible candidates with the desired qualifications can apply for the above post. The AICTE provides various perks & benefits. Check out your eligibility and details on how to apply, benefits, application links, in the post below.

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AICTE – Saksham Scholarship Scheme for Specially-abled Student (Degree) 2020-21


Summary:

Notification: AICTE – Saksham Scholarship Scheme for Specially-abled Student (Degree) 2020-21
Company: AICTE
Type: Scholarship
Scholarship: scholarship up to INR 50,000
Application: Online
AICTE – SAKSHAM SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME FOR SPECIALLY-ABLED STUDENT



OBJECTIVE OF THE SCHEME:

Saksham is an MHRD Scheme being implemented by AICTE aimed at providing encouragement and support to specially-abled children to pursue technical education. This is an attempt to give every young student, who is otherwise specially-abled, the opportunity to study further and prepare for a successful future through technical education/ knowledge.

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Name:

AICTE – SAKSHAM SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME FOR SPECIALLY-ABLED STUDENT (DEGREE) 2020-21


Scholarship Programme By:

AICTE


Scholarship Amount:

scholarship up to INR 50,000


ELIGIBILITY FOR SCHOLARSHIP:

1) The 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.

2) Specially-abled students, having disabilities of not less than 40%.

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.

Gender: All Gender

NUMBER OF SCHOLARSHIPS:

All eligible specially-abled students 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 will get the scholarship.

AMOUNT OF SCHOLARSHIP:

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

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

MODE OF PAYMENT:

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

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Financial Year:

2020-2021


PROCEDURE FOR APPLYING:

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

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RENEWALS:

1) The scholarship will be renewed for the next year of study on receipt of renewal through National Scholarship Portal by submitting a passing certificate/ mark sheet along with a letter from the Head of the Institution on the online portal.
2) Students failing to get promoted to the next class/ level would forfeit the scholarship.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

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

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

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

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

5) The grant of scholarship is subject to the condition that the student does not receive any financial assistance in the shape of scholarship/any emoluments, salary, stipend, etc. from any other source during her/ his 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 favor of “Member Secretary, AICTE” payable at New Delhi.

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

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

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

9) If grades are given like A1, A2, B1, B2, etc. in the mark sheet, first the grades will be converted into CGPA and then the average CGPA will be calculated. This CGPA will be converted into a percentage as given in point No. 7.

10) Provisional list of shortlisted candidates will be uploaded on the AICTE web portal. In case, the candidate has any query about the merit list of scholarships, 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.

11) Query regarding non-payment of the scholarship due to invalid/ wrong account number will be entertained only up to six months from the date of publishing of merit list on AICTE website.


Selection Process:

Screening of scholarship applications based on academic records (merit) and financial needs.

Candidates may also have to give a telephonic interview for further shortlisting.

At a certain stage, a candidate may also need to give a face-to-face interview. (only if required)

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Last Date to Apply

30th November 2021

PLEASE CHECK THE FAQs BELOW, FOR ADDITIONAL DETAILS ON THE SCHOLARSHIP.

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FAQs

  1. I am an Eligible Candidate for Saksham Scholarship. How Can I apply for this scholarship?

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

  2. What are the different documents to be uploaded with the application form

    Followings are the documents to be uploaded
     Copy of SSC/10th certificate.
     Copy of HSC/12th certificate (In case of Degree level).
     Copy of ITI certificate (In case of Lateral Entry for Diploma level).
     Copy of Diploma certificate (In case of Lateral Entry for Degree level).
     Bank Passbook
     Disability Certificate
     Aadhaar Card
     Study Certificate (Appendix-I)
     Annual Family Income Certificate (Appendix-II)
     Bank Mandate Form (Appendix-III)

  3. Is there any User Manual/Instructions available on AICTE Website to guide the candidate to Apply Online for Saksham Scholarship?

    Instructions for filling the online application through NSP are available on the NSP website

  4. Is there any restriction on seats for the institutes in a state/UT?

    Not applicable as Saksham Scholarship is for all eligible students.

  5. Is there any E-mail (or) Helpline No. for Saksham Scholarship Queries?

    YES. You can avail of helpline services on [email protected] for any queries.

  6. What are the reasons for the direct rejection of applications under the Saksham Scheme?

    Followings may be the reasons
     Having a disability of less than 40%.
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     The student is admitted in Non-Technical courses or Course is not approved by AICTE.
     Institute/College is not approved by the AICTE.
     Incomplete/Wrong information filled in the submitted application.
     A student admitted to dual degree courses.
     The student is availing scholarships from any other sources.
     A student admitted in Post-graduate courses.

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