Tuition Fee Waiver Scheme (TFWS): For Engineering and other Courses

PUBLISH DATE 30th November 2020

What is TFWS?

The Tuition Fee Waiver Scheme (TFWS) was introduced in 2007 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) for providing highly subsidised technical education to economically backward students, women and physically challenged students. The rule was to be applied to engineering and hospitality courses for more catering to the needs of students having different interests.

Tuition Fee Waiver Scheme (TFWS) For Maharashtra Candidates:

  1. Scheme
  1. These seats shall be filled in by the Competent Authority.
  2. The scheme shall be mandatory for all Technical Institutions offering undergraduate programs that are approved by the All India Council for Technical Education.
  3. Seats up to maximum 5 percent of sanctioned intake per course shall be available. These seats shall be supernumerary in nature and will be available to such courses in an Institute where a minimum of 30% of sanctioned seats in the respective courses are filled up in respective CAP Round. For calculation of 30%, the Institutional Quota seats retained by institute for the course shall be considered as completely filled.
  4. The Waiver is limited to the tuition fee as approved by the Fee Regulation Authority for unaided Institutions and by the Government for the Government and Government Aided Institutions. All other fees except tuition fees shall be paid by the beneficiary.
  5. The Candidates admitted under this scheme shall not be allowed to change Institution/course at any stage under any circumstances.
  6. These seats shall be available for admission to First Year of Engineering & Technology and Hotel Management & Catering Technology courses and Pharmacy.


  1. Only Maharashtra State Candidature candidates are eligible for these seats
  2. Eligible Maharashtra State Candidates having their parent’s annual income less than Rs. 8 Lakh (Rupees Eight Lakh only) from all sources shall only be eligible for these seats. The candidate shall submit Income certificate issued by Appropriate Authority.

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