AICTE voluntary scheme for tution fee waiver for women, economically backward, and physically handicapped meritorious students

June 27th, 2008

Following is from I hope the private and the government colleges adopt this scheme, at least in phases. Perhaps new private colleges need not have it for the first three years. Existing colleges could do it in two steps; start with 5% this year and then increase it to 10% in the next year.


No. 37-03/Legal/2007


Date: 09-04-2007

Sub:     Scheme on Tuition Fee Waiver scheme for women, economically backward and physically handicapped meritorious students.

The AICTE has been empowered under Section 10(e) of AICTE Act to formulate schemes for promoting technical education for women, handicapped and weaker sections of the society. In compliance with these provisions under the AICTE Act, it has been decided to introduce Tuition Fee Waiver scheme for women, economically backward and physically handicapped meritorious students in technical institutions.


The proposed scheme shall be applicable to the Students of all AICTE approved technical Institutions offering;

a)         Bachelors programmes in Engineering, Pharmacy, HMCT, Architecture and Applied Arts and Crafts.

b)         Diploma Programmes of three years duration in all disciplines.

The Scheme is proposed initially for Under-graduate and Diploma Programmes. The scheme will be voluntary in nature.


The scheme is proposed to provide Tuition Fee Waiver to women, economically backward and physically handicapped meritorious students pursuing degree/diploma level technical education covering degree programmes in Engineering & Technology, HMCT, Pharmacy, Architecture, Applied Arts and Crafts and Diploma Programmes in the above disciplines.

III-Amount of waiver:

The Waiver is limited to the tuition fee as approved by the State Level Fee Committee for self-financing institutions and by the Government for the Govt. and Govt. Aided Institutions. All other Fee except tuition fees have to be paid by the beneficiary.

IV-Method of implementation:

Under the Scheme, the Competent Authority for admissions shall be the same as for regular admissions. And Institutions shall provide tuition fee waiver up to 10 percent of its sanctioned intake of students. Typically for every 60 sanctioned intake in a branch/discipline of study, tuition fee waiver shall be given to two woman candidates, three economically weaker students (Annual income of Parents/Guardians less than Rs. 2.50 lakhs from all sources) and one physically handicapped students based on merit. In the event of non-availability of students in a specific category as above, the benefit will be given to any other candidate of other categories according to merit. An award letter is this respect shall be issued by the respective Institution with the approval of the Competent Authority for admissions.

The Institution in turn shall be allowed to admit 10% of its sanctioned intake or the number of actual tuition fee waiver granted by the Institution, whichever is lower, as an additional intake in the same discipline/branch of study.

Incase of Government/Govt. aided Institutions this additional intake may be on self-financing basis, if they so desire.

1                 The AICTE approved technical institutions shall inform the number of the tuition fee waivers, branch wise to the admission authorities of the concerned state and give an undertaking that the institution will not charge tuition fee for the duration of the course form the beneficiaries.

2                 The State Govts. Affiliating Universities of the concerned state shall allow equal number of seats over and above the present sanctioned strength subject to maximum of 10% of the approved intake in the same branch in lieu of the Tuition Fee Waivers. Private Institutions shall be allowed to admit students to the tune of the number of Tuition Fee waivers actually awarded from the same merit list as intake over and above the present sanctioned strength. Similarly the Government Institutions may fill up these additional seats on merit basis and if desired on self financing basis with the approval of the State Government.

3                 The Institution shall admit students against these seats as per the procedure followed for admitting the regular seats at Institution level by the State admission authority. The list of students admitted in this category shall be displayed in the Notice Board of the Institution and its web-site along with the list of students given tuition fee waiver.

4                 The State Govts. shall include the names of the institutions who have volunteered to avail the scheme with details of tuition fee waivers available in each institution branch wise in the admission brochure and publish the same for the benefit of the students.

5                 The Institutions have to publish in their brochure and website the number of tuition fee waivers available in each category (Woman, economically weaker and physically handicapped) of students in each discipline.

6                 The Competent Authority for admission shall have to display Tuition Fee Waiver status against each Institution, branch wise, to the candidates during the counseling, during admission and at the end of admission process so that the students can freely exercise their informed choice.

7                 The information on availability of tuition fee waiver scheme shall be provided to the candidates, institution wise and discipline wise through Information brochure, Counseling brochure and website etc. The selection of candidates for tuition fee waiver shall be decided during the Counseling based on merit from amongst the eligible candidates. An eligible candidate shall have an option to exercise his/her choice of Institutions and discipline of study during Counseling for availing benefits of the scheme.

                8.         The Institutions shall provide the following information to the AICTE, concerned State Govt. and affiliating University:

          Particulars of each beneficiary including name and rank of the students who have been granted tuition fee waiver in each discipline/branch of study, and

          Details of the students admitted against the additional seats including name and rank etc., according to merit prescribed for regular admission.


The Institutions shall also display such information in their websites for information to the students and other stake holders.

9.  The tuition fee waiver to a student shall be for the duration of the course i.e. four years for Bachelor courses in Engineering & Technology, Pharmacy, HMCT and Applied Arts and Crafts, and three years for Diploma students and five years for B. Arch course. Once a student is given Tuition Fee Waiver, the same shall be continued for the normal course duration.

(Dr. K. Narayana Rao) Member Secretary



Entry Filed under: Engineering and MCA colleges,Fellowships and Scholarships,SC/ST/OBC/minority schemes

41 Writeup

  • 1. sekhar  |  August 2nd, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    is aicte fee waveir applicable for mca

  • 2. Shraddha U  |  August 12th, 2008 at 12:52 am

    are these scholarships applicable to women based on merit of performance in 1st year B.E? If so how does one apply for it?

  • 3. Vikas  |  August 1st, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Let me know that this FEE waiver scheme will be valid on Aryanhatt Engg. College Barnala or not?

    For admission in B-tech 1st year

    If it will be valid than what will be time deadlines for the same?

  • 4. ani  |  August 5th, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    i completed my 1st year,i need of scholarship,how to apply.please inform me

  • 5. ani  |  August 5th, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    how to apply,pis inform me

  • 6. AAFREEN  |  August 19th, 2009 at 12:43 am

    jai sri ram!

    could anyone please tell me what are the probabilities of AICTE providing fee waiver scheme in MBA courses in UPTU !
    can there be not even a small waivering of fee meritwise ?

  • 7. DAIZY SHARMA  |  September 1st, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    can anyone tell me what is the fees charged under fee waiver scheme for women??

  • 8. Patil Dipali  |  September 7th, 2009 at 11:27 am

    women today easily can take graduate degree but the fees for PG are very high so the parents doesnt allow them for PG. so there must be concession in tution fees for women for PG.

  • 9. annu kumari  |  September 14th, 2009 at 10:51 am

    plese tell me that fee waiver scheme is applicable in ‘shree ram group of college of pharmacy , banmore near a.b road. i belong to sainik kota. i have sc certificate of bihar, is this applicable in madhya pradesh. should iget scholarship on sainik ,femail basis. ihave got shree ram college of pharmacy.

  • 10. ganesh  |  September 17th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    i want fill the form of TFWS but in my college this scheme is not available so that what can i do ? can i fill the form in other way?

  • 11. namita  |  September 25th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    i want to apply for the aicte scholership for women in first year engineering .my college says the dates r over.but the results of the scholerships r not out as yet.can i apply through some other source ?please help me out
    thank u….

  • 12. GAUTAM. S . SHAH  |  October 25th, 2009 at 8:49 pm


  • 13. chirag mandot  |  November 6th, 2009 at 3:23 am

    wen will be da list of the favoured student wil be displayed n if it is can u guide me to the website………..’

  • 14. manu  |  December 18th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    i am a 2nd year student of and ihave compartment in one subject in first i want to know that ,my tution fee remains continue or not..
    please reply as soon as possible..
    thank you..

  • 15. varunkumar  |  December 25th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    i m studing in B.H.M.&C.T in 3rd year please tell about tution fee waiver scheme

  • 16. hriday kumar  |  February 5th, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    if any student belongs to other state and he takes admission to another state(not in home state) then he can get this benifit under economically weaker catogery.

  • 17. abdurahiman n  |  February 7th, 2010 at 11:21 am

    the scheme is very useful to women;sebc&ph catagory
    a i c t e may force to implement the scheme in all institution under a i c t e

  • 18. sarika  |  March 28th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    how to apply this scheme for BTech.Pls inform.

  • 19. nidhi singh  |  March 30th, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    i m under fee waiver scheme 2009 in srms bareilly but i m not getting any rebate under such scheme by my college

  • 20. DEEPAK PARIHAR  |  May 30th, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    my uptu MCA rank is 1870 can i get the fee waiver seet . Please tell me soon.

  • 21. Rudras  |  June 6th, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Is Nirma institute is under applicable for the tuititon fee waiver scheme? Pls reply PLs

  • 22. ankit  |  June 6th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    can a 2nd year student apply for fee waiver scheme after passing 1st year with good marks

  • 23. abdurahiman n  |  June 21st, 2010 at 11:35 pm


  • 24. uttam raut  |  June 24th, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    what is the tution fee waiver scheme . what is the benifit for admission weather i shall to pay more or less to avil this scheme

  • 25. uttam raut  |  June 24th, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    can anyone tell me what is the fees charged under fee waiver scheme for women??

  • 26. Ruchika Naramdeo  |  June 27th, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    how many pvt colleges of indore allowd to this scheme

  • 27. vanshika  |  July 16th, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    can anyone tell me what is the fees charged under fee waiver scheme for women??

  • 28. anrudh dixit  |  July 18th, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    i am student in diploma in electronics&telecomm. i am intrested addmission your scheme i want know fees charged under fee waiver scheme for physical handicaped person?????

  • 29. Dinesh Gupta  |  July 18th, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    i am diploma holder in electronics & telecomm. from s. v. polytecnic bhopal i want to do B.E. any college bhopal with your scheme because i am physical handicapped so plz inform how many colleges involve in this scheme of the bhopal

  • 30. harsimar kaur  |  July 19th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    whether the fee waiver is applicable to women candidates whose parents income is more than 2.5 lakhs per annum ?

  • 31. Preet  |  July 20th, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    does the fee waiver is applicable to women candidates whose parents income is more than 2.5 lakhs per annum ?

    pls tell the documents reaquired at the time of counselling under womens quota?

    pls reply soon…….

  • 32. Khushi  |  July 21st, 2010 at 4:50 am

    can anybody plz tell me d tuition fee struct under fee wavier scheme 4 private coleges.plz reply soon..

  • 33. honey  |  July 29th, 2010 at 9:49 am

    im studying third year btech with 87%.. my father’s income is less than 2lakhs.. am i elgible to receive dat scholarship?? hw cn i apply dat ?

  • 34. Ku. Sumedha shrivastava  |  August 3rd, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Sir, I m studing in mahila poly. collage in M.P. by CS branch in 3rd year please tell about tuition fee waiver scheme, and after final I will take admition in BE IIyrs then can i take benefit of tution fee waiver scheme. Pls. reply me. Thank.

  • 35. Anu  |  August 9th, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    I have already taken admission in an engineerintg college but have paid only the 1st semester fees. My circumstances to apply for this scheme matches aptly with the requirements of the scheme. Can I apply for the same in the 2nd semester of engineering.

  • 36. jagannath  |  August 9th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    am in 3rd year,i got admission under fee waiver scheme,so i have a doubt whether i have to submit my income certificate every year?

  • 37. FARHEEN KHAN  |  October 10th, 2010 at 8:39 pm

    I have already taken admission in RADHARAMAN engineerintg college BHOPAL but have paid only the 1st semester fees. ,I need of scholarship,please inform me,how to apply.

  • 38. gnana vaitha  |  October 11th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    respected sir/madam,
    i am studying IIIrd year in adams engineering college which is approved by AICTE.
    i maintained 80% tillnow.
    i need scholarship.i didnot get any scholarships.please reply me how to apply for this scholarship.i am waiting for ur reply

  • 39. lakhwinder singh  |  July 8th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    aicte fee waiver scheme is applicable for mca?

  • 40. viky b  |  July 13th, 2011 at 11:45 am

    if i got this TFW scheme, then can i fil EBC form????????
    PLZ, reply me. Thanks……..

  • 41. saipriya samanta  |  February 20th, 2013 at 7:36 am

    could one get in to tfw csheme for as i am btech in civil engg. and i am permanent resident of odisha ?


February 2018
« Feb    

Most Recent Posts