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AICTE to ensure regular and continued disbursal of scholarships during COVID-19

AICTE has directed that for scholarship disbursement concerns, Students can approach through the respective portal for necessary action

In order to promote technical education in the region, the All India Technical Education Council (AICTE) is supporting students through a variety of initiatives, including timely disbursement of scholars. During the year 2019-20, AICTE disbursed approximately Rs 335 Cr as a scholarship to 41,195 recipients through different schemes. The sum is disbursed using the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode in students’ bank accounts. In addition, AICTE also grants scholarships to J&K students under the Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS) to support higher education students throughout India.

As a part of AICTE’s Post Graduate (PG) Scholarship Scheme and National Doctoral Fellowship (NDF), monthly scholarship (@ Rs. 12,400/- & Rs. 31,000/- per month respectively) is credited into the account of students at the end of each month. AICTE is also disbursing the scholarships to girl students under Pragati Scholarship Scheme and specially-abled students under Saksham Scholarship Scheme. The AICTE Pragati Scholarship Scheme for Girl Students was started in the year 2014 and awards scholarships of up to Rs 50,000/- per annum to meritorious girl students to encourage them to pursue higher education.

AICTE has a comprehensive grievance resolution process to address the student’s grievances in a timely manner and is operated in a time-bound manner within 7 days. For any complaint relating to AICTE scholarship schemes, students can contact the following Email IDs/Phone Numbers:

1. P G Scholarships – Email id: pgscholarship@aicte-india.org, Phone No 011-29581119
2. National Doctoral Fellowship (NDF)-Email id: ndfsupport@aicte-india.org, Phone No 011-29581119
3. Pragati scheme-Email id: pragati@aicte-india.org, Phone No: 011-29581118
4. Saksham scheme- Email id: saksham@aicte-india.org, Phone No: 011-29581118

The Prime Minister’s Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS) was moved to AICTE for implementation in the 2012-13 AY. It aims to enable students of J&K and Ladakh to develop their employability by conducting undergraduate studies at various colleges and universities across the country (with the exception of J&K Ladakh) in Professional/Engineering, Medical, and General Degree Courses. Per year, 5000 scholarships are given to students of J&K and Ladakh, where the actual academic fee is up to Rs 3 lakhs  Rs 3 lakhs for medical, Rs 1.25 lakhs for professional, and Rs 30,000 for all other general programmes is provided.

Academic fees are charged directly to the bank account of the institute, where students enter the college through counseling. However, the maintenance allowance shall be paid in smaller tranches over a period of time by way of DBT directly in the student’s Aadhar seed bank account.

The grievance resolution system is also implemented in all the respective Academic Years on the PMSSS site, where students can share their issues via a specific email ID. This facility has been given along with the respective username. Grievances shall be answered/resolved in a time-limited manner within five working days.

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