How to Apply for Vidyasiri Scholarship in 2022

Vidyasiri Scholarship
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The Vidyasiri scholarship was established by the Government of Karnataka’s Department of Backward Classes Welfare. The Vidyasiri scholarship 2021-22 program will assist scholars who come from low-income families and belong to the SC/ST/OBC/PWD in their education in post-secondary programs. This program aims to assist Karnataka students with their education and overall development.

This article summarizes everything you need to know about the Vidyasiri scholarship for 2022.

Vidyasiri Scholarship 2022

The Government of Karnataka has implemented the Vidyasiri (KarePass) Scholarship Scheme for SC/ST/OBC/PWD students. This scholarship is for the benefit of the less fortunate sections of society, and financial assistance is provided to them. Students who are unable to pay for their own education are encouraged to pursue their studies through this scholarship. To facilitate the distribution of Vidyasiri Scholarships, the government has also made available the ePass (electronic payment and scholarship application system), which allows students to easily apply for and receive scholarships.

Along with this, the government has taken commendable steps to benefit the students through its various departments for this scholarship. The West Bengal Government will provide financial assistance to all of these students for their education through the Vidyasiri Scholarship. However, some questions need answers.

What will be the scholarship application process? And through this, what awards can the student receive? What documents will be required for this? And what is the main eligibility for the scholarship?

These documents are required while applying for Vidyasiri Scholarship:

  • SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD certificate handed out by the Tahsildar or Sub-Tahsildar.
  • A Family Annual Income certificate is handed out by the Tahsildar or Sub-Tahsildar.
  • School or College issued Transfer Certification. (TC).
  • Senior Secondary leaving certificate (SSLC).
  • Recent passport-sized photographs of the candidate.
  • Candidate bank passbook photocopy for the Account details.

Eligibility

To be able to apply for the Vidyasiri Scholarship program, the students will have to satisfy certain conditions which mainly depend on their residence, category (SC/ST/OBC/PWD), educational qualifications, and their family income. As already mentioned, there are three types of scholarships offered under this scheme. Now, we discuss the eligibility for all these three schemes.

Free Hostel Accommodation Scheme

The Karnataka Government provides free hostel accommodation/fees for the students who are merit-listed and belong to backward classes (SC/ST/OBC/PWD).

This scheme is only available for post-matric students who have passed their 10th standard.

Prathibha Purskar Scholarship

To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • The candidate must be a permanent resident of the state of Karnataka.
  • The candidate must be from a backward class, such as (SC/ST/OBC/OWD), and be related to Category-1, Category 2A, Category 3A, and Category 3B.
  • The candidate must have obtained a grade point average of 90 percent or higher in the SSLC/Secondary PUC or equivalent exam.
  • The candidate’s family annual income should be up to Rs.2.50 lakhs for Category-1, and up to Rs.1 lakh for Categories 2A, 3A, and 3B.
  • The candidate must attend Karnataka Government/Private Schools/Colleges.
  • This scholarship is only available once per student for similar courses.

Full Course Fees Scholarship

To be eligible for full course fee concession, applicants must meet these requirements (Vidyasiri fee concession amount):

  • The candidate must be a permanent resident of the state of Karnataka.
  • The annual family income of SC/ST candidates should not exceed Rs. 2 lakh.
  • The family income of backward class/PWD candidates should not exceed one lakh rupees per year.
  • The candidate must be enrolled in post-secondary education programs approved by the Karnataka government.
  • The candidate must have a minimum of 75% attendance.

How to Apply for the Vidyasiri Scholarship

The application forms for Vidyasiri Scholarship are available on the official KARe-Pass (Karnataka electronic Payment and application system scholarship) website. When you start applying for the scholarship online, it is suggested that you must read all the instructions/guidelines carefully for each scheme. The application form can be applied online as the incorrect submission may lead to the cancellation of the form.

  • Visit the official website of the Vidyasiri Scholarship, where its homepage will open on your screen.
  • On the homepage, you will be provided with three choices — free hostel registration, Pratibha PurshkarRegistration, and fresh & renewal registrations for PMS FAAS, FC, and NUR.
  • After selecting the appropriate option, click on “Apply Now” given on the next page.
  • After that, you have to fill in all the personal details SSLC details, Aadhaar no, Family Annual Income details, etc.
  • If you have any type of disability then you have to apply in the PWD category.
  • After completing all details, press the “Submit” button for the final submission. After that system will generate an application number automatically.
  • Note this application number and then you can check the status of the application form in the future if required.
  • All those students who are applying from colleges and institutes will have to apply one week before the last date.

After registering, you will want to know what your status report is. Here’s how to check the status of the applied scholarship form with the help of your application number in the KARePass ePass portal.

  • Visit the official website of the Vidyasiri Scholarship, where its homepage will open on your screen.
  • On the homepage, you will have to click on the “Application Status” option from the “Student Services” menu.
  • Enter your application numbers, SSLC details, academic year, and date of birth.
  • Click on the “Get Status” option, the scholarship application status will be displayed on your screen.

Vidyasiri Scholarship Rewards

The scholarship amounts for all three schemes are listed below:

  • Amount of Free Hostel Accommodation: The Government of Karnataka provides hostel accommodation/fees to selected applicants based on their merit list.
  • Amount of PMS FAAS, FC, and NUR Scholarships: Each year, approximately 20,000 applicants take advantage of this scholarship program. This scholarship allows students to receive a discount on the full cost of the course they are pursuing.

When an eligible candidate is selected for this scholarship, the scholarship money is directly transferred to his or her bank account.

  • Pratibha Purskar Amount: Based on merit, the Pratibha Purskar provides an allowance of Rs.10,000 to 1000 to SSLC students and Rs.15,000 to 500 to Secondary PUC students.

 

Vidyasiri Scholarship Post Matric Courses

Scholars who are pursuing the following courses can apply for this scheme:

Group A comprises the following courses:

  • G Diploma courses in different branches of management and medicine.
  • A/ I.C.W.A/C.S. /I.C.F. A and others.
  • Phil., Ph.D. and Postdoctoral Programmers (D.Litt., D.Sc.)
  • Degree and P.G level courses including M.Phil., Ph.D. and Post-Doctoralresearch in Medicine (Indian, Allopath and other acknowledged systems of medicine), Engineering, Planning, Technology, Design, Architecture, Fashion Technology, Veterinary, and Allied Sciences, Agriculture, Management, Computer Science/ Applications, Business Finance/ Administration.
  • L.M.
  • Commercial Pilot License (including multi-engine rating and helicopter pilot) courses.

Group B comprises the following courses:

  • G courses leading to Degree, Certificate, Diploma in areas like Pharmacy Nursing (B Nursing), (B. Pharma), BFS, LLB, other paramedical branches like diagnostics, rehabilitation, Hotel Management & Catering, Travel/Tourism/Hospitality Management, Commercial Art, Mass Communication, Nutrition & Dietetics, Interior Decoration, Financial services (e.g., Banking, Taxation, Insurance.) for which entrance qualification is minimum 12th standard (Sr. Secondary).
  • G courses e.g., MA/ M.com/ M.Sc./M.Ed./M. are not covered under Group Pharma., and other courses.

Group C:

  • All the programs covered under Group A and courses leading to a degree under Group B are not covered e.g., BA/B.Sc./B. Com etc.

Group D:

  • All post-matriculation programs (non-degree) are covered for which the qualification required is High School (Class X) e.g., Senior Secondary Certificate (Class XI and XII); ITI courses, both general and vocational stream, 3-year diploma courses in Polytechnics, and other programs.

 

FAQs about Vidyasiri Scholarship

  1. Which students are not eligible for the Free Hostel Accommodation Scheme?

The Karnataka Gov. provides free hostel accommodation/fees for the students who are merit-listed and belong to backward classes (SC/ST/OBC/PWD).

This scheme is only available for post-matric students who have passed their 10th standard.

  1. What is the main aim of the Vidyasiri scholarship?

Students who are unable to afford their own education are encouraged to study through this scholarship, which is the main aim of this scholarship.

  1. What are the documents required for a Vidyasiri scholarship?

The following documents are given below for this scholarship:

  • SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD certificate handed out by the Tahsildar or Sub-Tahsildar.
  • A Family Annual Income certificate handed out by the Tahsildar or Sub-Tahsildar.
  • School or College issued Transfer Certification. (TC).
  • Senior Secondary leaving certificate (SSLC).
  • Recent passport-sized photographs of the candidate.
  • Candidate bank passbook photocopy for the Account details.
  1. Who qualifies for an Epass scholarship?

Students who are pursuing or looking forward to pursuing higher studies in government-aided colleges.

The family income should not exceed INR 2,50,000 for category students and INR 5,00,000 for students belonging to categories 2A, 3A, and 3B

  1. Is the Vidyasiri scholarship extended?

Yes, if you meet the eligibility criteria then you can renew the scholarship.

  1. What is the amount of the Vidyasiri scholarship?

The scholarship amount of Vidyasiri is ₹1500/- per month.

 

  1. How can I check my Vidyasiri scholarship status?

To know the application status for the Vidyasiri scholarship, all candidates have to check through the E-pass Application status portal and enter their application number along with other details like SSLC pass type, year of passing, and date of birth.

  1. How can I renew my Vidyasiri scholarship?

To renew the Vidyasiri scholarship, candidates have to visit the website. Click on the renewal application form and enter the previous application number.

Conclusion

The Vidyarisi Scholarship is poised to help those who can’t go through school to do so without financial obstacles. This article provides you with all the important insight and provides answers to all your questions. In case you still have any questions left, then leave a comment below in the comment box. You can also bookmark our website for future reference.

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