Saksham Scholarship Scheme 2023-24: Empowering Specially-Abled Students in Technical Education

The Saksham Scholarship Scheme 2023-24 is a remarkable initiative aimed at enabling specially-abled students to pursue higher education in technical fields. This scholarship scheme, backed by the Ministry of Human Resource Development and implemented by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), extends valuable financial assistance to candidates with disabilities exceeding 40%.

Scholarship Highlights:

  • Name of the Scholarship: Saksham Scholarship Scheme 2023
  • Authority: Ministry of Human Resources Development, Implemented by AICTE
  • Aim: To support higher education for specially-abled students
  • Beneficiaries: Specially-abled students with disabilities of more than 40%
  • Scholarship Amount: INR 50,000 per year
  • Duration: Maximum 4 years depending upon the duration of the course
  • Courses Covered: Degree and Diploma Level Technical Courses
  • Number of Scholarship Slots: 1000 (500 for Diploma and 500 for Degree)
  • Application Mode: Online
  • Application Deadline: 28th Feb 2023

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Specially-abled students with disabilities equal to or exceeding 40%.
  • Family income should be less than INR 8 Lakhs per annum.
  • Enrolled in UG Degree Level Programme/Course in AICTE Approved Institutions.
  • For Degree course students, scholarship is available for the first 4 years, and for second-year students, the scholarship duration is 3 years.

Scholarship Amount:

  • INR 50,000 per year.
  • Covers tuition fees, educational expenses (books, electronics, software), transportation, competitive exam fees, specialized equipment, and more.
  • INR 2,000 per month for 10 months as incidental expenses.

Application Procedure:

  • Interested and eligible candidates need to apply online on the AICTE portal.
  • Bank account details should be provided for direct benefit transfer (DBT) of the scholarship amount.
  • The scholarship is disbursed directly into the candidates’ bank accounts.

Important Dates:

  • Scholarship Announcement: Updated Soon
  • Last Date to Apply: 28th Feb 2023
  • Last Date for Defect Verification: Updated Soon
  • Last Date for Institute Verification: Updated Soon

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