Central Sector Scheme of Scholarships for College and University Students - DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION

Pragati Scholarship Scheme for Girl Students (Technical Degree)


 The ‘Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship’ for college and university is awarded all the meritorious students with low-income families to meet their day-to-day expenses while pursuing their higher studies.


The ‘Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship’ is 100% funded by Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India 


 Every year 82000 fresh scholarships are awarded for all the meritorious students who have scored 80% in their SSLC or 10th class. About 41000 scholarships are provided for boys and about 41000 are scholarships are provided for girls for pursuing graduate / postgraduate studies in colleges and universities and for professional courses, such as Medical, Engineering etc.


The students who have scored 80% marks in the relevant stream from the respective Board of Examination in Class XII of 10+2 pattern or equivalent and pursuing regular courses (not correspondence or distance mode)

The students should pursue their higher studies in the colleges/Institutions that are recognized by All India Council of Technical Education, UGC, Medical Council of India, Dental Council of India and respective regulatory authorities.

The students should not be availing the benefit of any other scholarship scheme including State run scholarship schemes/Fee waiver and reimbursement scheme are eligible under the scheme.

Students pursuing Diploma courses are not eligible under the scheme. 

Category – The students belonging to reserved categories/weaker sections /minorities are eligible on the basis of Merit, subject to Central Reservation Policy and internal earmarking. Reservations for the various categories are as follows:

1)  Scheduled Castes (SCs) 15 %

2)  Scheduled Tribes (STs) 7.5 %

3)  Other Backward Class (OBCs) 27 %

4)  Horizontally 5 % for Physically Handicapped/Persons(s) with Disabilities (PwDs) in all the categories.


The scholarship is awarded for a total duration not exceeding 5 years. The scholarship under this scheme is renewable every year up to postgraduate level in the same stream (except for the students pursuing technical courses leading to a degree at Graduation level).


  • The amount of scholarship is Rs.10,000/year at Graduation level for first 3 years of College and University courses and Rs.20,000/year at the postgraduate level.
  • Students pursuing professional courses, in case, where the duration of course is 5 years/Integrated course would get Rs.20,000/year in the fourth and fifth year.
  • Students pursuing technical courses such as B.Tech and B.E will get a scholarship up to Graduation level.
  • 50% of the scholarship is reserved for girls. The number of scholarships allotted to a State Education Board is distributed amongst pass outs of the Science, Commerce and Humanities streams in the ratio of 3:2:1.  

Mode of Application

The scheme is implemented through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP). It is mandatory for all students to apply online on the website i.e. www.scholarships.gov.in.

Documents Required

  • The mark sheet that shows 80% of marks secured in the Class X
  • Annual family Income Certificate for the preceding financial year in the prescribed format issued by not below the rank of Tahsildar
  • Certificate issued by the Director/Principal/Head of the Institute.
  • Tuition fee receipt
  • Cash certificate issued by the government official not less than the rank of Tahsildar
  • AADHAR seeded Bank Pass Book in the name of the student indicating Account number, IFSC code and photograph
  • AADHAR Card
  • Declaration by parents duly signed stating that the information provided about their child is correct and that they will refund the scholarship amount, if found false at any stage

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