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AICTE Saksham Scholarship 2019: Application, Dates, Scheme, Amount

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8 October 2019

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About Saksham Scholarship 2019

AICTE Saksham Scholarship 2019-20 for Differently Abled Persons under Saksham Scholarship Scheme has been launched by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) through All India Institute of Technical Education (AICTE). The last date for submission of the application for the 2019-20 Batch of AICTE Saksham Scholarship is 8 November 2019. Therefore, the candidates are suggested to apply on or before the due date. The application process is online and the candidates have to fill the AICTE Saksham Scholarship Form in online mode only. The link to apply for the Saksham Scholarship is given below on this page.

The scholarship will be awarded to the differently-abled students for pursuing technical education in AICTE approved Institutions in India at Diploma and Degree level. Only candidates having disability greater than 40% will be considered for the Saksham Scholarship.

Saksham Scholarship 2019 Dates

The candidates who are going to apply for Scholarship 2019 will be required to note down the important dates related to the Saksham Scholarship. The official notification for the AICTE Saksham Scholarship 2019 has been released by AICTE. The complete details on Saksham Scholarship have been updated here.

Event Dates
AICTE Saksham Scholarship Application Starts 8 September 2019
AICTE Saksham Scholarship the Last Date to apply 8 October 2019


Saksham Scholarship - Number and Amount of Scholarship 

The Saksham Scholarship Scheme was launched on 11 November 2014, and about 1000 scholarships are distributed under the scheme. Total 50% of scholarships will be offered to the students at a Degree Level and the remaining to students at Diploma Level. The amount of Scholarship per annum per student is Rs 30,000 (or) the actual tuition fees paid, whichever is less. In case of candidates availing tuition fee waiver/ tuition fee reimbursement, an amount of Rs 30,000 may be reimbursed to the students selected for this scheme for the purchase of Books/ Laptops/ Equipment/ Vehicle/ Software/ Desktop/ Fee paid towards competitive exam applications forms/ exam fee for all the exams related to higher education/ employment and also for specific equipment/ software for visually impaired/ speech and hearing disabled (Proof of purchase to be attached). Apart from all that, contingency allowance of Rs 2000 per month for ten months will be provided.

Reservation: Candidates applying for the Saksham scholarship will get the benefit of reservation as per the following criteria:

  • 7.5% Scheduled Tribe
  • 15% for Scheduled Caste
  • 27% for candidate belonging to Other Backward Classes.

Latest Update: The last date to apply for the Saksham Scholarship Scheme is 8 October 2019

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Saksham Scholarship 2019 Eligibility Criteria

Gender Any
Region All India
Class/ Age  Disabled Students

Disability Status: Candidates who have more than 40% disability are eligible for Saksham Scholarship.

Educational Qualification: Students admitted to the first year in Diploma or Degree Course under any of the AICTE approved institutions for the sessions 2019-20 are eligible for the scholarship.

  • The scholarship will not be offered to candidates admitted under management quota.

Annual Family Income: Their annual family income should be less than Rs 8 lakhs.

Saksham Scholarship Application form and Process

The candidates willing to make an application for the scholarship are required to make an online application for the scholarship. The details of the application process are as follow:

Saksham Scholarship Application form: Online applications will be accepted for the Saksham Scholarship scheme. Candidates are required to use their email id to register for the scheme.

Steps to fill Saksham Scholarship Application Form

Step-1: Click on the link given on this page to apply.

Step-2: Get registered and click on the apply button.

Step-3: There will be six sections in the application form

Now, fill in all the details in the Saksham scholarship application form such as Personal Details, Family & Income Details, Institute Details, Education Details, Bank Details and Attachments.

Candidate should fill in all the correct details in the Saksham Scholarship form.

Click here to fill the Saksham Scholarship Form

Download Annexures for Saksham Scholarship

Documents Required for Saksham Scholarship Form

Scanned copies of the following documents in JPG/PDF/PNG format are required to complete the Saksham Scholarship online application process:

  1. Candidate Photograph.
  2. Candidate Signature.
  3. SSC/10th Standard Mark sheet.
  4. HSC/12th Standard Mark sheet.
  5. Admission letter issued by the Centralized Admission Authority to first-year Degree/Diploma courses for the academic year 2019-20
  6. Annual Family Income Certificate as per Annexure-I (or) as per the State Government format issued by the Competent Authority of the State Government.
  7. Tuition fee paid receipt
  8. Scanned Copy of the first page of Bank Pass Book(Only Saving Bank Account in Candidate name) indicating the following:
    • Name of the Account holder (candidate) with Photograph
    • Name and Address of the Bank
    • IFSC Code of the Bank
    • Saving Bank Account Number of the account holder (candidate)
  9. Disability Certificate issued by Competent Authority(Only for Physically Disabled Candidates having more than 40% disability)
  10. Caste Certificate for SC/ST/OBC category
  11. Certificate Issued by the Director/Principal/HOD as per Annexure-II
  12. Declaration by Parents as per Annexure-IV for Saksham Scholarship.
  13. Aadhaar Card (If Available).
  14. AADHAR seeded Bank Pass Book in the name of the student indicating Account number, IFSC code and Photograph

Saksham Scholarship 2019 Reward

No. of Scholarships to be given: Around 1000 students will be selected under the Saksham Scholarship Scheme. Where 500 Scholarships will be given to Degree students and 500 Scholarships will be awarded to Diploma students.

  • The scholarships will be divided equally among the Diploma & Degree level students i.e. 50% for each.

Tuition Fee: Saksham Scholarship awardees will be given Rs. 30,000 per person or the actual tuition fee, whichever is less.

Incidental Allowance: They will also be awarded Rs. 2000 for a period of 10 months in a year as incidentals/contingency allowance.

Saksham Scholarship 2019 Selection Process

The selection of the candidates for the Saksham Scholarship will be done by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) on the basis of the candidates merit in the Qualifying Examination. The decision of selecting candidates will be final and request for re-examination will not be acknowledged under any circumstances.

The selection of the candidates will be made on the basis merit in their qualifying exam to peruse the respective Technical Degree/ Diploma programs from any of the institutions which are approved by AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education).

The specially-abled students who are having any disability of not less than 40% and their family income are not more than 8 lakh per annum during the preceding financial year.

Note: In the case of a married girl, the income of parents/ in-laws, whichever is higher will be considered.

Saksham Scholarship Scheme - Objective & Benefits

  • Saksham is a Scholarship Scheme by the MHRD which is being implemented by AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education). The objective of the Saksham Scholarship scheme is to provide encouragement and support to the specially-abled children to pursue their Technical Education.
  • This is an attempt to give every young student, who is otherwise specially-abled, an opportunity to study further and prepare for a bright and successful future.
  • The Scholarships for Degree and Diploma are transferable in an event of non-availability of the eligible applicant in any of the Degree/ Diploma level Programs.
  • The candidate should be admitted to the first year of Degree/ Diploma program in any of the AICTE approved Institution of the respective year through the Centralized Admission Process of the State or Central Government.

AICTE Saksham Scholarship FAQs

Q-1: I am an Eligible Candidate for the SAKSHAM Scholarship. How Can I apply for the scholarship?

Ans: You need to visit the official website www.aictepragatisakshamgov.in or click on the link given on this page and apply for the scholarship. Follow the instructions on How to fill the online application.

Q-2: I am an Eligible Candidate for both PRAGATI as well as SAKSHAM Scholarship. Can apply for both the scholarships?

Ans: No. You can apply for only one Scholarship.

Q-3: Is AADHAAR Card a Mandatory Document for PRAGATI (or) SAKSHAM Scholarship?

Ans: Yes, Aadhaar card and Aadhaar seeded bank account in the name of the candidate are mandatory for submitting the online application form for the Saksham Scholarship scheme.

Q-4: What is the format and size of Photograph & Signature to be uploaded in the portal through online application for SAKSHAM Scholarship?

Ans: Both Photograph & Signature should be in JPG/ JPEG format. The file size for Photograph is 200 Kb and for Signature is 50 Kb.

Q-5: Whom to contact in case of any query or concern regarding accessing the Portal for submitting Online Application?

Ans: You can avail the Helpdesk Service on pragatisaksham@aicteindia.org (email ID) for any queries.

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Saksham Scholarship 2019 Contact Details

All India Council for Technical Education-AICTE
Nelson Mandela Marg Vasant Kunj, 
New Delhi-110067

Website: www.aicte-india.org
Phone: 011-26131576-78,80/ 011-23724150-55

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