AP Prathibha Awards Guidelines for Higher Education Department: GO.518 – AP Prathibha Awards New Guidelines to CTE, CCE, and APSCHE: GO.RT.No.518;Dated: 07 -11-2015 – Government of Andhra Pradesh, Higher Education Department – Prathibha Awards for the academic year 2014-15 – Guidelines – orders – Issued. Reference: G.O.Rt.No.121, Higher Education Dept., Dated 6.4.2015.
The government has introduced the scheme of “Prathibha Awards” to the meritorious students in the State of Andhra Pradesh, and hereby issue the following guidelines:
Guidelines to the CTE, AP:
a) Meritorious students who have excelled in Diploma examinations in One ( Single attempt) with 60% and above in aggregate, conducted by SBTET (State Board of Technical Education & Training) A.P., and awarded Diploma shall only be considered for the “Prathibha Awards”.
b) The candidates for the Prathibha Awards shall be selected on Merit basis in each course at the District level in the following category and order. Men and Women candidates shall be considered for the Award under OC, BC, ST, and SC and thereafter the women candidates shall be selected for Women category:
1. OC – 2
2. BC – 1
3. ST – 1
4. SC – 1
5. Women – 1
Total – 6
c) “Prathibha Award amount for selected awardee shall be given in one installment only @ Rs.20,000/- per awardee, per course/ District to 430 awardees District wise details:
|Sl.No||Name of the District||No.of Awards|
|Total in Au Region||278|
|Total in SVU Region||152|
d) The Selection list of the students shall be prepared based on the merit list furnished by the Secy., SBTET, A.P. In case there is a tie in the marks secured for the award of Diploma certificate, the student shall be selected based on the date of birth and preference shall be given to the elder student.
e) The students shall be selected for the “Prathibha Award” irrespective of ceiling limit of income prescribed in G.O.Ms.No.12, H.E.(EC.I) Deptt., Dt. 1.2.2005.
f) The receipt of the award amount shall not be linked to other welfare scholarship amounts received by the candidate by virtue of their social/physical disadvantages, as the main objective of the scheme is to recognize the merit and to encourage continuity in their studies.
g) All the candidates selected for “Prathibha Awards” shall be given (a) Cash Memo for Rs.20,000/- (b) a merit certificate (c) Medal and (d) an Electronic Tab procured through IT & C Department, Govt. of A.P.
h) The maximum amount of Rs.2,000/- shall be allocated per student to the nodal / Identified college principal for meeting the costs of travel, boarding and lodging as per the present rates, for only those who attend the function. The actual expenditure shall be incurred by constituting a Committee consisting of (2) senior staff members and (2) students for maintaining transparency.
Guidelines to the CCE, AP:
a) The Department proposes to give Prathibha Awards to students who have obtained Highest Marks in their concluded course of Graduation of B.A., B.Sc (Mathematics & Physical Sciences), B.Sc (Life Sciences) and B.Com courses in each District and Category wise.
b) The candidates for the Prathibha Award shall be selected on Merit basis in each course at the District level in the following category and order. Men and Women candidates shall be considered for the Award under OC, BC, ST, and SC and thereafter the women candidates shall be selected for Women category:
1. OC – 2
2. BC – 1
3. ST – 1
4. SC – 1
Total – 6
c) The candidate selected under the Prathibha Award shall be given a one-time cash award of Rs.20,000/- (Rupees thirty thousand only).
d) The total number of Awards under the Pratibha Awards Scheme is 312 as detailed below for each District.
|Sl.No.||Awards for Courses||No. of Awards in each District.|
|2||B.Sc (Mathematics & Physical Sciences)||06|
|3||B.Sc (Life Sciences)||06|
e) The Selection of a candidate for the Prathibha Award shall be based on the Merit list category and District wise furnished by the Registrar of Universities concerned in the courses B.A., B.Sc., (Mathematics & Physical Sciences)., B.Sc.,(Lift Sciences) and B.Com. The Candidate shall be selected for the Prathibha Award on the basis of total marks obtained in the group subjects. In case of a tie in the marks obtained by two or more candidates, the candidate who has secured more marks in languages shall be selected and if the tie still continues the Date of Birth shall be considered and the candidate who is elder shall be selected.
f) The selection of the candidate for the Prathibha Award shall be irrespective of Income Limit and shall not be linked to other welfare scholarship amounts received by the candidate by virtue of their Social/ Physical disadvantages.
g) The Prathibha Awardee shall be felicitated at a State Function and the Awardee shall be given the
(a) Cash Memo of Rs.20,000/-
(b) Merit Certificate
(C) Medal and
(d) an Electronic Tab to be procured through IT & C Department, Govt. of A.P.
a) The maximum amount of Rs.2,000/- shall be allocated per student to the nodal / identified principal for meeting the costs of travel, boarding and lodging as per the present rates, for only those who attend the function. The actual expenditure shall be incurred by constituting a Committee consisting of (2) senior staff members and (2) students for maintaining transparency.
b) The candidate selected has to clear the subjects in a single attempt without any failure during the 3 year Degree course.
c) The Controller of Examinations of the affiliating University may be requested to furnish the list of awardees (District wise, category wise) duly countersigned by the Registrar of the University.
d) Since acquiring a Degree is the eligibility for many of the Competitive Exams and acquiring a job, the clause of continuing education may be relaxed for Degree students and they may be awarded Cash Memo., Certificate and Medal and an Electronic Tab, whether they pursue or not for higher studies.
Guidelines to the Secretary, APSCHE: AP Prathibha Awards Guidelines for Higher Education Department
a). A unit has been identified on the basis of each subject clusters in the Universities. b) Each cluster should be treated as a single unit separately for the PG students studied in the colleges under the Universities jurisdiction including affiliated colleges from the point of view of the distribution of Prathibha scholarships in the ratio of 2-OC, 1-SC, 1-ST, and 1 Girl Student.
|Sl. No.||Category||No. of Awards||Gender||Suggested Award amount|
|1.||OC||2||Either Boy or Girl||Rs.40,000/-|
|2.||BC||1||Either Boy or Girl||Rs.20,000/-|
|3.||ST||1||Either Boy or Girl||Rs.20,000/-|
|4.||SC||1||Either Boy or Girl||Rs.20,000/-|
|5||Girl Student||1||Either OC, BC, SC, ST Girl||Rs.20,000/-|
Total Awards: 6
c) Universities under the Department of Higher Education, Govt. of A.P.:
i) Andhra University (AU), Visakhapatnam
ii) Sri Venkateswara University (SVU), Tirupati. iii) Acharya Nagarjuna University (ANU), Guntur
iv) Sri Krishnadevaraya University (SKU), Ananthapur v) B.R.Ambedkar University (BRAU), Srikakulam
vi) Adikavi Nannaya University (AKNU), Rajahmundry vii) Krishna University (KRU), Machilipatnam
viii) Vikram Simhapuri University (VSU), Nellore
ix) Yogi Vemana University (YVU), Kadapa. x) Rayalaseema University (RU), Kurnool
xi) Sri Padmavati Mahila Viswa Vidyalayam (SPMVV), Tirupati xii) Dravidian University (DU), Kuppam
xiii) Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU-K), Kakinada
xiv) Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU-A), Ananthapur
xv) Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT), Idupulapaya & Nuziveedu.
d) A candidate to be considered for the Prathibha award should have cleared all the subjects in all the years of study in the first attempt itself. However, if a candidate appears for the improvement examination after a successful first attempt, such marks in the improvement examination are considered.
e) The selection of the candidate is based on marks in the qualifying examination of the year preceding year of Prathibha Award.
f) The selection of candidates is to be made on the basis of the categories earmarked above.
g) While selecting candidates, in case there is a tie in the student’s GPA, the students shall be selected based on the date of birth whoever is elder. If the date of birth is also the same, students will be selected on the preferential order of ST/SC/BC & OC
h) The students shall be selected for Prathibha Awards irrespective of ceiling limit of income as prescribed in G.O.Ms.No.12, H.E.(EC) Deptt., Dt.1.2.2005.
i) The receipt of the award amount need not be linked to other welfare scholarship amounts received by the candidate by virtue of their other social/physical disadvantages as the main objective of the scheme is to recognize the merit and for encouraging continuity in their studies/ career.
j) All the candidates selected for Prathiba Awards shall be given (a) a cash Memo for Rs.20,000/- (b) a certificate and (c) Medal (d) an Electronic Tab obtained through IT&C Deptt., Govt. of A.P. Maximum amount of Rs.2000/- shall be allocated per student by the Registrar of the University concerned for meeting the cost of Travel, Lodging, and Boarding for attending the award function. The actual expenditure shall be met by the concerned University. The actual expenditure shall be incurred by constituting a Committee consisting of (2) Senior staff members and (2) students for maintaining transparency.
k) Award details:
|Sl. No.||Name of the University||Total Awards|
|2||Sri Venkateswara University||102|
|3||Acharya Nagarjuna University||210|
|4||Sri Krishnadevaraya University||102|
|5||Adikavi Nannaya University||72|
|13||Sri Padmavathi Mahila Vishwa Vidyalayam||36|
|15||The Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies.||54|
l) Award identification process: AP Prathibha Awards Guidelines for Higher Education Department
1. The Vice-Chancellors of the respective Universities may constitute a committee with the Controller of Examination/ Dean of the Examinations as Convener and three professors from the faculties of Arts, Sciences and Engineering as Members to identify the eligible candidates of the colleges including affiliated colleges in the Department of the University concerned for Prathiba Awards. The list may be duly signed by the Registrar after approval by the Vice-Chancellor and sent to the Chairman, A.P. State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE).
2. The Commissioner of Technical Education & Collegiate Education will consolidate final requirement for electronic tabs, duly obtaining figures from APSCHE and give indent for procurement of a total number of tables to IT & C Department, Govt. of A.P. The Commissioner of Technical and Collegiate Education, A.P., Hyderabad is directed to ensure that the Tabs received as per the order placed are in good condition, tested and are distributed to all the Prathibha Awardees through proper procedure followed by the respective Institutions, acquittances obtained, with photographs of distribution, institution wise, to be documented in the file.
3. The Commissioner of Technical and Collegiate Education, A.P. and the Chairman, APSCHE, A.P., Hyderabad are directed to implement the scheme of Prathibha Awards with the above guidelines to the meritorious students with immediate effect. Proper instructions for transportation of students, their boarding, lodging must be meticulously given to concerned institution Principals/ Vice Chancellors / Registrars including RTC Divisional Managers. The Commissioner of Technical Education & Collegiate Education and Chairman, A.P.State Council for Higher Education will also take necessary action while the distribution of invitations to all concerned and follow the Protocol.