Vidyasiri Scholarship 2019: Eligibility, Application Form & Amount

The full information of KarePass Vidyasiri Scholarship 2019 is available here. You can check the Vidyasiri scholarship eligibility criteria, application form availability, important dates and at last the amount paid under this scheme.

Vidyasiri (KarePass) is a type of scholarship scheme which is provided by the Department of Backward Classes Welfare, Government of Karnataka. This scholarship is specifically designed for SC / ST / OBC / PWD students who are studying in post matriculation courses. The main objective of this scholarship is the educational upliftment of the students of Karnataka who are financially weak and belongs to SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD.

Vidyasiri Scholarship 2019: Eligibility, Application Form & Amount

Moreover, here the Govt is trying to make the scholarship distribution system very simple through ePass (Electronic Payment and application system of Scholarships). The ePass system connects all welfare departments such as treasury, databases of Secondary Scholarship leaving Certificate (SSLC), colleges and banks to hassle-free delivery of scholarship to beneficiary students.

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Vidyasiri Scholarship 2019

The Karnataka government provides this scholarship in three forms.
  1. Free Hostel Accommodation/Fee for Post-Matric Courses
  2. Prathibha Puraskar Scholarship for SSLC/Secondary PUC
  3. Full Course Fee concession under PMS FAAS, FC and NUR
All these KarePass scholarships are accessible for the students who are pursuing post-matric courses (After 10th) across Karnataka state. Moreover, the various schools and colleges of Karnataka are associated with this scheme.

Important Dates 2019

ActivityKey Dates
Notification of Fresh Hostel
Registration Released On
Last Date to Apply for Hostel16.09.2019
Notification of Prathibha
Purskar Released On
Last Date to Apply for
Prathibha Purskar
Notification for PMS FAAS,
FC and NUR Released on
Last Date to Apply for

Eligible and interested candidates can apply online for these scholarships through KarePass Scholarship Portal. Before applying online candidates must have to ensure their eligibility conditions that are given below. 

Eligibility Criteria: Who can Apply

1. Free Hostel Accommodation Eligibility

Karnataka government provides free Hostel accommodation/fee for the meritious students belongs to backward classes/SC/ST's. The free Hostel Accommodation/Fee scheme available for post-matric courses after 10th.

Full Details: Free Hostel Accommodation/Fee Scholarship

2. Prathibha Purskar Eligibility

To get D. Devaraja Urs Prathibha Purskar a candidate must have to fulfil these eligibility conditions that are given below.
  • The candidate should be a permanent resident of the state of Karnataka.
  • Candidate belongs to backward class related to Category-1, Category 2A, 3A and 3B.
  • The candidate who score 90% or above in  SSLC/ Secondary PUC exam held in March/April 2019.
  • Total annual income limit of the family - Category-1 is up to Rs 2.50 lakhs, Category 2A, 3A and 3B are up to Rs 1 Lakh.
  • The candidate must study in Karnataka Govt./ Private Schools/Colleges.
  • The Pratibha Purskar facility is offered only one-time per student for equivalent courses.

3. Full Course Fees Scholarship Eligibility

The candidates must have to full fill the following conditions to become eligible for full course fees concession.
  • Candidate should be a permanent resident of the Karnataka State.
  • For SC / ST candidates, the income of the parents should be up to 2 lakh per year.
  • For backward class/PWD candidates, the income of parents should be up to 1 lakh per year.
  • Candidates should be studying in post matric courses recognized by the Karnataka Government.
  • To apply for the scholarship, the candidate should have 75% attendance.

KarePass Scholarship Amount

Free Hostel Accommodation Amount

Hostel Accommodation/Fee is provided by the Karnataka government to selected candidates on the basis of merit.

Pratibha Purskar Amount

TypeNo. of StudentsAmount
SSLC1000Rs. 10,000
Secondary PUC500Rs. 15,000

The Pratibha Purskar provides Rs. 10,000 to 1000 SSLC students and Rs. 15,000 to 500 Secondary PUC students on merit basis.

PMS FAAS, FC and NUR Scholarship Amount

Accordingly, around 20000 candidates will take advantage of this scholarship every year. The scholarship includes full course fee concession in which the candidate is pursuing. Whenever the eligible candidate will be shortlisted for scholarship, the amount will be deposited directly in his/her accounts.

Post Matric Courses Under Scholarship

Students who are pursuing the following courses given below can avail this scholarship scheme.

Group A

Group A includes the following courses:

i) Degree and Postgraduate level courses including M.Phil,, P.hD. and Post Doctoral research in Medicine (Allopathic, Indian and other recognized systems of medicines), Engineering, Technology, Planning, Architecture, Design, Fashion Technology, Agriculture, Veterinary and Allied Sciences, Management, Business Finance/ Administration, Computer Science/ Applications.
ii) Commercial Pilot License (including helicopter pilot and multi-engine rating) courses are also included.
iii) Post Graduate Diploma courses in various branches of management and medicine.
iv) C.A/ I.C.W.A/C.S. /I.C.F.A etc.
v) M.Phil., PhD and Postdoctoral Programmers (D.Litt., D.Sc., Etc.)
vi) L.L.M.

Group B

Group B includes the following courses:

i) graduate courses leading to Degree, Diploma, Certificate in areas like Pharmacy (B. Pharma), Nursing (B Nursing), LLB, BFS, other paramedical branch-es like rehabilitation, diagnostics etc., Mass Communication, Hotel Management & Catering, Travel/Tourism/Hospitality Management, Interior Decoration, Nutrition & Dietetics, Commercial Art, Financial services (e.g. Banking, Insurance, Taxation etc.) for which entrance qualification is minimum Sr. Secondary 10+2.
ii)Post Graduate courses not e.g. MA/M.Sc., / M.Ed., /M. covered under Group Pharma., etc.

Group C

All other courses under Group A & leading to a graduate degree not covered B e.g. BA/B. Sc., /B.Com etc.

Group D

All post-matriculation level non-degree courses for which entrance qualification is High School (Class X) e.g. Senior Secondary Certificate (Class XI and XII); both general and vocational stream, ITI courses, 3-year diploma courses in Polytechnics, etc.

So, the scholarship is provided for above all courses.

ePass Vidyasiri Online Application Form

The online application form now available on the official website of  KarePass (Karnataka electronic Payment and application system scholarship). During applying online candidates require the following documents.

Documents Required

The following documents are required while filling the application form.
  • Family income certificate issued by Tahsildar or Sub-Tahsildar.
  • SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD certificate issued by Tahsildar or Sub-Tahsildar.
  • Senior Secondary leaving certificate (SSLC)
  • School or College issued Transfer Certification. (TC)
  • Candidate bank passbook copy for Account details.
  • Latest photographs of the candidate.
After then, interested and eligible candidate follow these steps to apply Vidyasiri or KarePass scholarship.

How to Apply

Before applying online, firstly read all instructions/ guidelines carefully for a particular scheme. Because the incorrect submission may be lead to cancellation.
  • First of all, visit the official website of Vidyasiri/ KarePass.
  • On the homepage, three options will be given: i) Free Hostel Registration ii) Pratibha Purshkar Registration and iii) Fresh & Renewal Registrations for PMS FAAS, FC and NUR.
  • Follow the suitable option and visit "Apply Now" on the next page.
  • After then, fill your Personal details, Income details, Aadhaar no, SSLC details, etc.
  • A person with a disability has to apply in the PWD category.
  • Finally, press the "Submit" button for final submission. The system will generate an application number, note down it to check application status.
Note: Candidates who are applying through colleges and institutions have to apply one week before the ending date.

Similarly, Check ePass Scholarship Status

  • To check the scholarship application status, you have to visit the official website
  • After then follow the link to "Student Services >> Application status".
  • In the next step, you have to enter your application number, academic year, SSLC details and date of birth.
  • Finally, hit "Get Status" and your scholarship application status will be displayed on the screen.

KarePass Vidyasiri Contact Details

For any query, candidates can contact the Karnataka ePass support team between 10:00 AM to 05:30 PM.
Contact No:
  • Hostel Contact No: 8050370006
  • Scholarship Contact No: 8050770005
  • Prathibha, IAS/KAS Contact No: 8050770004
Karnataka Backward Classes Welfare Department
No. 16/D, 3rd Floor, Devraj Urs Bhavan,
Millers Tank Bed Road, Vasanth Nagar,
Bangalore - 560052

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  1. When does application form comes

    1. Fresh Hostel Registration Application Form Available Up to 12/07/2019.

  2. How to apply for this scholarship,where will get application form

  3. When did the NUR,PMS,FAAS, And FC open

  4. What is NUR,PMS,FAAS,FC..??? Is it for UG level students??

  5. I scored 94% in pu exam 2019 & applied prathiba Purskar they verified &with no reason it's not selected
    I belong to 2A category

    1. Contact with, Prathibha, IAS/KAS Contact No: 8050770004

  6. Can any General Merit Student can apply for Vidyasiri Scholarship Scheme?????

  7. i scored 85 % in Msc .I want to apply Prathiba Puraskar .. When will open for the application

  8. In year 2018-19 ,i applied for scholarship and also i selected as food and accommadation categary but i got only 6000 RS remaining amount is not get why?

  9. When will be last date/Announcing date for 3rd option for FC scholarship details.

  10. Am from Kerala .I got admission for mbbs in government clg in Karnataka through all India allotment ,can I apply for this scholarship?


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