The Government of India announced an increase in Scholarship amount for the students of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) under the ‘Pragati’ and ‘Saksham’ Scholarship Schemes. The amount has been raised from Rs. 5, 000 Per Annum to Rs. 50, 000 Per Annum from the Current Academic Year (2020-21).
The Ministry of Education (formerly known as Union Ministry of Human Resource Development) launched the schemes. It is being implemented and offered by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to provide financial assistance for advancement of girls and supporting specially abled students for Technical Education.
Pragati & Saksham will provide scholarship to students studying within J&K.
‘Pragati & Saksham’ Schemes:
i.Under Pragati Scheme, all girls of J&K belonging to families having an Annual Income of less than Rs. 8 Lakh, and who are pursuing education in AICTE approved institutions for session 2020-21 will be eligible for the Scholarship.
ii.Under Saksham Scheme, all specially abled students with 40 percent disability pursuing technical education at Degree or Diploma level belonging to families with an Annual Income of less than Rs. 8 Lakh are eligible for the scholarship.
iii.The application for availing the scholarships will be invited for registration once in a year through National e-Scholarship Portal (NSP) of Government of India.
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About Jammu & Kashmir (J&K):
Capital – Jammu (Winter), Srinagar (Summer)
Lieutenant Governor – Manoj Sinha