Pragati scholarship is open for girl candidates only. A maximum of 2 girls per family can apply for this scheme. Applicants must have taken admission in first year of the technical diploma / degree program of an AICTE approved college. The family annual income of the applicant must not exceed 8 lacks per annum.
The scheme is being implemented by AICTE to provide encouragement and support to orphans wards of parents died due to COVID-19. Wards of armed forces and central paramilitary forces and central paramilitary forces martyred in action (shaheed) to purse education. This is an attempt to give every such child; an opportunity to study further and prepare for a successful future through education in AICTE approved institutions and courses.
According to section 2(C) of the national commission for minorities acts 1992. Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Jain’s and Zoroastrians (Parsis) are considered minority committees. Application for this scholarship must have at least 50% marks in their previous standard examination.
Pudhumai Penn Scheme
The Government of TamilNadu has launched Moovalur Ramamirtham Ammaiyar Higher Education Assurance Scheme to enhance the enrolment ratio of girls from Government schools to Higher Education Institutions. Through this scheme, the financial assistance of Rs. 1000/month will be provided to the girls till their completion of UG degree/Diploma/ITI/any other recognized course. The incentive amount under this scheme will be disbursed directly into the student’s Bank Account.