Towards making access to higher education democratic and thereby improving the potential of the demographic dividend, the Government of Andhra Pradesh disburses Post Matric Scholarships (PMS) and other educational scholarship schemes worth Rs. 5,000 Crore annually to 17 Lakh students belonging to SC, ST, BC, Minorities, Kapu, EBC and Differently-Abled communities, on a saturation basis. In addition, several other educational scholarship schemes worth Rs.1,500 Crore are administered through the Jnanabhumi portal.
The following are the eligibility criteria for the PMS Scheme:
|S.No||Community||Annual Income Ceiling|
|1.||Scheduled Caste||Rs. 2 Lakhs|
|2.||Scheduled Tribe||Rs. 2 Lakhs|
|3||Backward Class||Rs. 1 Lakh|
|4||Minorities||Rs. 1.5 Lakhs (Rural), Rs. 2 Lakhs (Urban)|
|5||Kapu||Rs. 1 Lakh|
|6||Economically Backward Class||Rs. 1 Lakh|
|7||Differently Abled||Rs. 2 Lakhs|
The following steps may be followed while applying for the PMS Scheme:
(a) Fresh Applications:
(b) Renewal Applications:
|1||G.O.MS.No. 81-Social Welfare Department - JnanaBhumi - Smart Portal for Integrated Delivery of Services relating to Education & Scholarships- Modifications in procedure & softwareImplementation of JnanaBhumi 2.0 during academic year 2019-20 - Orders - Issued.||07/05/2019|
|2||G.O.Ms.No.45-Social Welfare Dept-Jnanabhumi-Smart Portal for Integrated Delivery of Services relating to Education and Scholarships.||09-06-2017|
|3||G.O.Ms.No.103-Social Welfare Department - Streamlining of the registrationDated:.||24-10-2016|
Government with a view to support parents of SC /ST/ Disabled children for education of their wards studying in classes V and X so that the incidence of drop-out, especially in the transition fromthe elementary to the secondary stage is minimized, and to improve participation of SC /ST/Disabled children in classes V and X of the Pre-Matric stage, so that they perform better and have abetter chance of progressing to the post-matric stage of education. Government has introduced this scheme for providing financial assistance to all SC /ST/Disabled students pursuing studies in schools run by the Government, local bodies suchas Mandal, Zilla Parishad and Municipalities or schools aided by the Government.
It is informed that the following people are eligible to apply for Pre-matric scholarship application scheme :
a) SC/ST/Disabled : 5th to 10th
b) BC : 9th and 10th
The following steps have to be followed while applying Pre-matric Scholarship Scheme:a) Fresh Application :
Step 1: Online application is made available in JnanaBhumi website. Students or Principals of the school has t apply online through the link provided on the website.
Step 2 : Provide all the details required in the application form.
Step 3: After submitting the details, Concerned Hostel Welfare Officer (HWO) will go through the application and confirms the details.
Step 4: After confirmation from the HWO, District welfare Officer sanctions the scholarship.a) Renewal Application :
Step 1: Student or principal of the school has to click on the renewal registration form and enter his Aadhar Number and previous year Application number.
Step 2 : Details of the student will be displayed . Student can change the details required (if any) and submit the application for renewal.
Step 3: Concerned HWO confirms the renewal application of the student and forward to District Welfare Officer.
Step 4: District Welfare Officer confirms the details of the student and sanctions the scholarship.
|1||G.O.Ms.No.36-Tribal Welfare Department - Pre-Matric Scholarships (New Scheme)-Guidelines for sanction od Pre-Matric Scholarships to ST Students studying from classes V- VIII from the year 2013-2014 under TSP -Orders - Issued.||25/02/2014|
|2||G.O.Ms.No.57-Social Welfare Department - Pre-Matric Scholarships (New Scheme) - Guidlines for sanction of Pre-Matric Scholarships to SC Students studying from Class V to VIII from the year 2013-14 - Orders - Issued.||02-07-2013|
|3||G.O.Ms.No.47-SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT - "Rajiv Vidya deewena" Pre-Matric Scholarships for students studying in Class IX and X for the year 2012-13-Oreders - Issued||31-12-2012|
This scheme provides the admission into the reputed private junior colleges of the state with residential accommodation to SC, ST, EBC, Minority, Kapu, Differently Abled students. Presently, the admission process of the scheme has been completely automated under Jnanabhumi right from the registration of institution to the allotment of college to selected students into prefer the bills.
This scheme provides the admission into the reputed private junior colleges of the state with residential accommodation to SC, ST, EBC, Minority, Kapu, Differently Abled students
Step 1: Student has to apply through online application form is available on the Corporate College Scheme tab.
Step 2: Click on "Apply now" and proceed with your SSC hall ticket Number.
Step 3: Fill all the details correctly and click on "Submit" button.
Step 4: If the student want to Edit the application, student can click on "Edit Application". You can proceed to edit the application details with the SSC details.OTP will be sent to the registered mobile number. .
Note : Student who have completed his/her Tenth Class in his first attempt from Government schools only are eligible for the scheme.
|1||G.O.Ms.No.235-SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT - Sanction of Post Matric Scholarship to meritorious students from SC/ST/BC/Minority and Disabled Communities to Reputed Private Junior colleges for Intermediate and EAMCET coaching-Orders-Issued||28/03/2011|
About 30,000 applications are received annually under the scheme. The Best Available Private English medium schools at the district and sub district Schools Scheme was operated manually until the last admission season, when it was brought into the automated fold of Jnanabhumi, covering the key processes of submission of application, allotment of exam centers and nominal rolls, generation of hall tickets, announcement of results, allotment of schools, admissions, academics, inspections of welfare officers, health and bills.
This scheme provides financial assistance to SC & ST children to cover the tuition fees of the best available schools at the district and sub district levels.
Step 1: Student has to apply through the online application form is available on the "Best Available Schools" tab .
Step 2: Parents Aadhaar number and mobile number has to be entered while regsiteration.
Step 3: OTP will be sent to the number mentioned number which will re-direct you to the online application form.
Step 4: Fill all the details correctly and click on"Submit" .The application number will be sent to the registered mobile number through SMS.
|1||G.O.Ms.No.22-Social Welfare Department-Best Available School Scheme (BAS)- Enhancement of seats under the Best Available School Scheme in Residential category & Non-Residential category from the academic year 2017-18 -Orders - issued.||21/03/2017|
This scheme covers about 65,000 applications annually, on an average. The scheme, when operated without automation, had several issues like cumbersome paper submission, delays in announcement of results, lack of transparency in selection process etc. Now automated under Jnanabhumi, the key processes of submission of application, allotment of exam centers and nominal rolls, online examination, generation of hall tickets and announcement of results are all, online, improving the efficiency and transparency of the system.
Student attendance, academics, periodical inspections of coaching institutions by the welfare officers and other monitoring mechanism and releasing stipend / institutional fee to the students / coaching institutions will be taken care by Jnanabhumi system.
This scheme provides financial assistance to the SC, ST, BC, EBC (other than Kapu), Minority, Brahmin and Kapu students to meet the coaching fee and expenses for All India Civil Services and State Group Services.
Step 1: Apply online through the link provided on YSR Vidyonnathi tab.
Step 2: Fill in all the mandatory details which is required to check the eligibility of the applicant.
Step 3: Applicant should appear for an online exam which will be held by the department
Step 4: Selected students will be informed through SMS.
Step 5: The eligible student will be provided a link in which they have to enter UID, Date of Birth and mobile number and proceed forward to submit their preferences for the institutes.
|1||G.O.Ms.No.128-Social Welfare Department - NTR VIDYONNATI SCHEME - Professional Guidance for Civil Services Examination to SC/ST/BC/EBC/KAPU/MINORITIES/BRAHMIN meritories students in State of Andhra Pradesh through Empanelled Private Coaching Institutes - Poilicy & Implementation Framework - Comprehensive Guidelines in supersession of all previous G.O.s/Instructions - Orders - Issued.||03/08/2018|
|2||G.O.Ms.No.188-Social Welfare Department - NTR VIDYONNATI SCHEME - Professional Guidance for Civil Services Examination to SC/ST/BC/EBC/KAPU/MINORITIES/BRAHMIN meritories students in State of Andhra Pradesh through Empanelled Private Coaching Institutes - Poilicy & Implementation Framework and Comprehensive Guidelines Amendment - Orders - Issued.||23/10/2018|
The Government have introduced the scheme of "Ambedkar Overseas Vidyanidhi" to provide financial assistance for SC/ST/BC/EBC/Kapu/Brahmin/Minority students to pursue higher studies in reputed International universities in abroad with a view to access the students to the vast opportunities in India and Abroad as the global economy has significantly grown and employment opportunities across the globe have manifested many fold.
This scheme provides financial assistance upto Rs 10 to 15 Lakhs as grant to SC, ST, BC, EBC (other than Kapu), Minority, Brahmin and Kapu students to pursue their higher education in foreign countries
The family income of applicant from all sources shall not exceed Rs.6.00 Lakhs per anum.
Student or any of the family member need to appear for the document verification with the following set of documents;
|1||G.O.Ms.No.93-Social Welfare Department - Ambedkar Overseas Vidya Nidhi - Financial Assistance to the SC & ST students for pursuing Higher Education in Foreign Universities - Enhancement of financial assistance from RS.10.00 lakhs to Rs.15.00 lakhs- Orders- issued.||25/06/2018|
Provides coaching for GRE, GMAT, IELTS, TOEFL.
Students are sponsored to the empaneled institutes.
This scheme provides financial assistance to SC students for coaching in TOEFL/IELTS/GRE and GMAT and other for admission in foreign universities.
SC graduates or final year students at Graduation level whose family income is less than Rs.2.00 lakhs per annum.
|1||G.O.MS.No. 55-SOCIAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT - "Coaching to SC Students for Eligibility Tests such as TOEFL/IELTS and GRE/GMAT and other for Admissions in Foreign Universities" for implementation from the year 2013-14 - Orders - Issued.||29/06/2013|
The admissions to the Social Welfare hostels and the diet administration now happens through Jnanabhumi. The automation of these functions through Jnanabhumi, impacting 3.00 Lakh children spread across around 300 hostels, was preceded by a comprehensive revamping of the policy framework and the associated process re-engineering. While automation of the admission process has simplified the application process, the automation of diet administration helps monitor the compliance with policy stipulations, of the hostels in delivering the food items to the hostel boarders.
A similar exercise was undertaken to bring about reforms in the Social Welfare and other Welfare Residential Schools. The automation of the screening test, allotment of schools, admission and diet administration processes through Jnanabhumi, aligned with the renewed policy framework, has positively benefitted 3.00 Lakh children, spread across around 400 residential institutions of all welfare departments.
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