Who are the gifted students according to the AICTE admission scheme in top engineering colleges (without JEE Main)?

Who are the gifted students according to the AICTE admission scheme in top engineering colleges (without JEE Main)?

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According to AICTE, Gifted students must fulfill one or more of the following criteria for admission in top engineering institutes without any entrance exams like JEE Main :

  • Candidate must be the prize winner of at least one of national/international level competitions organized by government or prestigious non-governmental institutions (Listed in Annexure I).

  • Student receiving funding from government agencies for pursuing innovative projects (eg: DBT, DST, CSIR, NCERT, Ministry of Education, any Central or State Government agency, DRDO, Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana, Jagadish Bose National Science Talent Search Junior Scholarship, Tribal Mensa Nurturing Programme, DST-INSPIRE, NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge, Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Kaveri Gifted Education Center, etc. (Notified by AICTE from time to time).

  • Student receiving funding from highly reputed global companies/MNCs/NGOs for pursuing innovative projects eg: Google, Lockheed Martin STEM, Bell Labs, Intel, TCS, IBM, Tesla, Microsoft, Infosys, etc. will be considered (Notified by AICTE from time to time).

  • Candidate must have High-quality original research article publications in peer-reviewed journals (listed under UGC-CARE-II) as the first author.

  • Candidate must be the primary holder of a Patent granted by Indian or International patent office

  • Candidate must have registered startup as per DPIIT norms and incubate within any recognized Technology Business Incubator.

  • Candidate must have conceived and developed an Innovative project/ product recognized and reported by prestigious national or vernacular media (Print/TV/Digital).

  • Candidate is an owner of Apps on Google/Apple/Windows stores or has launched or is in process of launching a technology-based innovative product in the market (with more than 10,000 downloads).

Eligibility Criteria for Gifted Students Category :

a) Candidate must be an Indian citizen.

b) Candidates must have passed the Class XII Board examination with a minimum of 45% marks (40% marks in case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the science stream. They need not have written any entrance examinations.

c) Candidates interested in getting admitted under the gifted children supernumerary quota need to directly apply to the institution by submitting all the relevant documents along with the application form.

d) Students are also required to submit 3 letters of recommendations on a proper letterhead from the appropriate authority clearly stating that he/she is a gifted child and is eligible for the supernumerary seat in AICTE affiliated colleges. Candidates are also required to submit the ‘Statement of Purpose’.

Hope it helps.

Source : AICTE Document for Gifted Student Scheme