Education

GoI enhances scholarship scheme of Rs 50,000 to JK students, engineering institutions asked to register specially-abled, girl students

Srinagar: In a significant move, the Government of India (GoI) has enhanced scholarship amount for the students of JK under “Pragati and Saksham Scholarship Schemes” from Rs 5000 per annum to Rs 50,000 per annum from current academic year 2020-2021.

Earlier, the country’s Ministry of Human Resource Development had launched the Pragati and Saksham Scholarship Schemes being implemented and offered by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to provide financial assistance for advancement of girls pursuing technical education besides supporting specially abled students for technical education respectively.

Under Pragati scheme, all girls of JK belonging to families having annual income of Rs  8 lakh who shall be admitted in the AlCTE approved institutions for the session 2020-21 will be eligible for scholarship.

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