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AICTE’s TFWS scheme made mandatory for all Technical Institutions

Tuition fee waiver scheme (TFWS) of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) will be made mandatory in all the technical colleges. This scheme is for economically backward students including women and also for handicapped students.

This scheme was followed from April 2007 and it allowed a institutions like engineering, hospitality and pharmacy colleges to admit students under tuition fee waiver schemes in addition to the sanctioned number of students. If the From the next academic year, Tuition fee waiver scheme (TFWS) of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) will be made mandatory in all the technical colleges. This scheme is for economically backward students including women and also for handicapped students.

This scheme was followed from April 2007 and it allowed a institutions like engineering, hospitality and pharmacy colleges to admit students under tuition fee waiver schemes in addition to the sanctioned number of students. If the number of sanctioned intake of students is 60, then 10 percent of seats can be filled under TFWS by the college.

This was not mandatory till now. It was upto the college to decide whether to take students under the scheme or not. Now AICTE is making it mandatory and it has reduced the number of students’ intake under TFWS scheme from 10% to 5%.

This was already followed in Maharashtra from academic year 2008-2009. From 2010-2011 the directorate of technical education (DTE), Maharashtra made the scheme mandatory for all government institutions. Now AICTE has made all institutions whether government or private to take students under TFWS.

This scheme was part of many other changes in AICTE norms which are to be followed from academic year 2011-2012. Kapil Sibal, the HRD minister announced these changes recently including the norms for opening new technical institutions.

As per the new norms, XII students who have studied vocational or technical subjects from the state board can secure lateral entry to second-year diploma courses. Also, BSc degree holders can get second-year lateral entry to the engineering course and they will have additional subjects like engineering graphics and engineering mechanics.

Tuition Fee Waiver Scheme (TFW)

1) Scheme shall be applicable to all approved technical Institutions offering Bachelor Programs, diploma and post diploma program of Three/Four years duration.

2) Seats Up to Maximum 5% of sanctioned intake per course shall be available for these admissions. These seats shall be supernumerary in nature.

3) The competent Authority for admission shall be the same as for regular admissions

4) The scheme shall be mandatory for all institutions approved by the council

Eligibility

1) Sons and daughters of parents whose annual income is less than Rs.2.50 lakhs from all sources shall only be eligible for seats under this scheme

2) 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 Government and Government Aided Institutions. All other fee except tuition fees will have to be paid by the beneficiary

Procedure for Grant of Approval

1) The waiver is limited ot the tuition fee as approved by the state level fee committee for self financing institutions and by the government for the Government and Government Aided Institutions. All other fee except tuition fees will have to be paid by the beneficiary

2) The competent Authority for admission shall be the same as for regular admissions and up to 5% of its sanctioned intake per course shall be available for these admissions. These seats shall be supernumerary in nature

Admission Procedure

1) Under this scheme, up to 5% of sanctioned intake per course shall be available for these admissions. These seats shall be supernumerary in Nature

2) The competent authority to effect these admission is the state Government or its designated Authority.

3) In the event of non-availability of students in this category the same shall not be given to any other category of applications

4) State Admission authority shall invite applications under this category, make a separate merit list for this category and effect admissions on the basis of the merit list so generated

5) The institutions shall publish in their brochure and web site the details of this scheme.

6) Competent Authority for admission shall submit a separate list of the students admitted under this category to the institute to which they are admitted for compliance.

7) A letter in this respect shall be issued by the competent authority for admission to each beneficiary student admitted under this scheme and he/she shall not be allowed to change institution/course under any circumstance.

8) The institutions shall also display information regarding admitted candidates in their web sites for information to the students and other stakeholders.


Last Updated on Saturday, 21 July 2012 05:50

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#167 Animesh Mandal 2015-04-05 09:00
Sir, In have taken admission in TFWS ,for 1st year i have paid as per the scheme, but now they are demanding for more fees , and they are saying that this is the scheme from DTE maharashtra .I don't think they are saying truth .Tell me what I have to do? DoIi obey their demand or what?
thank you
 
 
#166 AMARDEEP 2015-04-04 04:42
SIR, i had taken admission in TFWS quota. but i want to cancel my admission. what is the procedure TO cancel my admission.
 
 
#165 AMARDEEP 2015-04-04 04:41
SIR, i had taken admission in TFWS quota. but i want to cancel my admission. what is the procedure for cancel my admission.
 
 
#164 Yogesh satpute 2015-04-02 01:52
As the other students are getting theirlast year exam fee return back
so the my question is
tfws student is eligible for that money or not ?
 
 
#163 amit lakhani 2015-03-29 06:53
how to apply for this scheme for 2015-16??
 
 
#162 ashish mishra 2015-03-27 14:42
Yes, college has authority to increase and impose development fee on tfws student category
 
 
#161 ashish mishra 2015-03-27 14:42
Yes, college has authority to increase and impose development fee on tfws student category
 
 
#160 YOGESH SATPUTE 2015-03-27 12:33
as i admitted through TFWS scheme
my annual fees should be 660/- per year according to government TFWS scheme
my que. is " the college is authorised to impose development fees in my annual fees?"
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