ePASS Scholarship – Electronic Payment and Application System of Scholarships

ePASS – Electronic Payment and Application System of Scholarships is an online portal introduced for hassle-free implementation and disbursement of scholarships to students. The governments of different states like Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Himachal Pradesh have introduced their respective ePASS portals for effective implementation of the schemes they offer. Some of the popularly known ePASS portals include ePASS Karnataka, ePASS Telangana, HP ePASS, and ePASS AP.

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The key objective behind introducing ePASS portals is to provide transparent, accountable and student-centric administration.  

This article provides in-depth information about all ePASS portals including their key features, scholarships listed, and other relevant information. 

ePASS Karnataka

ePASS Karnataka, commonly known as KARePASS is a dedicated online scholarship portal of Department of Backward Classes Welfare, Government of Karnataka for students who are domicile of Karnataka state. The scholarship schemes listed on this portal include Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme, Food & Accommodation Scholarship Scheme, and Fee Concession Scheme. Besides these, the applications for schemes like Vidyasiri and Pre-Matric Scholarship are also processed through ePASS Karnataka. 

The portal not only allows you to apply for the scholarship schemes online but also supports you in tracking or checking the application status. Here are some of the key features of the portal that students can use –

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ePASS Karnataka – Key Features

Key Features Important URLs
Apply for the scholarship schemes Click here
Know the application number Click here
Check the application status Click here
Check the status of hostel application Click here
Get Prathibha acknowledgement Click here

ePASS TS or ePASS Telangana

The Government of Telangana has introduced its dedicated online scholarship portal with the name of ePASS Telangana (also known as ePASS TS) to ensure easier and hassle-free disbursement of the scholarships and schemes offered by the state government. The students who are domicile of Telangana state and belong to SC, ST, EBC, BC, Minority Welfare and Disability Welfare categories can apply for these scholarships through this portal. The schemes enlisted on this portal include –

  • Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC/ST/BC/Disabled Welfare Students
  • Post-Matric Scholarship for SC/ST/BC/Disabled Welfare Students
  • Mahatma Jyothiba Phule Overseas Vidya Nidhi Scheme for BC/EBC Students
  • Chief Minister’s Overseas Scholarship Scheme for Minorities
  • Ambedkar Overseas Vidya Nidhi for SC/ST Students

ePASS Telangana

The portal comes with several user-friendly features that allow the users to apply for scholarships online, know their application number, check their bank remittance details and scholarship transaction ID details. The table given below highlights the key features of the ePASS TS. 

ePASS TS – Key Features

Key Features Important URLs
Apply for the scholarship schemes Click here
Know the application number Click here
Bank remittance details Click here
Scholarship Trans ID details Click here

ePASS AP or Jnanabhumi

The Government of Andhra Pradesh launched Jnanabhumi, its dedicated digital platform in 2017 for hassle-free implementation and disbursement of different scholarship schemes. Earlier, the implementation of these schemes was done through the ePASS AP portal. The portal hosts various schemes for students of Arunachal Pradesh belonging to SC, ST, BC, EBC, Minorities, Kapu, and Differently-abled communities. The key scholarships listed on Jnanabhumi portal include –

  • Pre-Matric Scholarship for SC/ST/BC/Disabled Students
  • Post-Matric Scholarship for SC/ST/BC/EBC/Minorities/Kapu/Disabled Students
  • YSR Vidyonnathi Scheme
  • Ambedkar Overseas Vidyanidhi Scheme

ePASS AP or Jnanabhumi

The students willing to apply for any of these schemes can visit the Jnanabhumi portal to know more. Click here to visit the portal. 

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Introduced by the Department of Higher Education, Government of Himachal Pradesh, the HP ePASS portal aims at ensuring fair allocation of scholarships to students. The state government allocates a number of scholarships for students who are domicile of Himachal Pradesh to pursue their education. Every year, up to 1.40 lakh bonafide students of Himachal Pradesh receive variable benefits under different scholarship schemes through HP ePASS portal. The scholarships listed on the platform can be broadly categorized into centrally sponsored scholarships, state-sponsored scholarships and technical education schemes.


While the applications for most of the centrally sponsored and state-sponsored scholarships are now invited through the National Scholarship Portal (NSP), the technical education schemes are still implemented through HP ePASS portal. The table given below highlights the key scholarships that are listed on the portal. 

HP ePASS – List of Centrally Sponsored Scholarships

  • National Scheme of Incentive to Girls for Secondary Education
  • Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for SC/ST Students
  • Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for OBC Students
  • Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for SC/ST Students
  • Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for OBC Students
  • Dr Ambedkar Post-Matric Scholarship for EBC Students
  • Upgradation of Merit of SC/ST Students 
  • Merit-cum-Means Scholarship Scheme for Minority Community Students
  • Post-Matric Scholarship to Minority Community Students
  • Maulana Azad National Scholarship Scheme for Meritorious Girl Students of Minority Community
  • National Means-cum-Merit Scholarships
  • Scholarship to Disabled Students
  • Dr Ambedkar Pre-Matric Scholarship for DNTs
  • Dr Ambedkar Post-Matric Scholarship for DNTs 

HP ePASS – List of State Sponsored Scholarships

  • Dr Ambedkar Medhavi Chattervriti Yojana for SC Students
  • Dr Ambedkar Medhavi Chattervriti Yojana for OBC Students
  • Swami Vivekanand Utkrisht Yojana
  • Thakur Sen Negi Utkrisht Chattervriti Yojana
  • Kalpana Chawala Chattervriti Yojana
  • Mukhya Mantri Protsahan Yojana
  • Maharshi Balmiki Chattervriti Yojana
  • IRDP Scholarship Scheme
  • Sainik School Sujanpur Tihara Scholarship
  • Rashtriya Indian Military College Scholarship
  • NDA Scholarship Scheme
  • Financial Assistance to Children of Armed Forces personnel killed/disabled during war/operations
  • Mukhya Mantri Gyandeep Yojana
  • Indira Gandhi Utkrisht Chattervriti Yojana for Plus Two Students
  • Lahaul Spiti Pattern
  • Girls Attendance Scholarship

HP ePASS – List of Technical Education Schemes

  • Scholarships for ITI Students (SC/ST/OBC/General students)
  • Scholarships for Diploma Courses
  • Scholarships for PG/Degree & Engineering Level Courses

ePASS Scholarship Status

Each ePASS portal comes with numerous features for the ease of users. One of the key features that students can find on most of the ePASS portals is the scholarship application status. The ePASS status feature allows the students to check the current status of their scholarship application. The students need to provide certain details to check their application status.

ePASS Scholarship – FAQs

Here are some of the frequently asked questions along with their answers –

Q. What is ePASS scholarship?

The scholarship schemes listed on the ePASS portal are commonly known as ePASS scholarship. Some of the most prominent schemes listed on all ePASS portals include Pre-Matric Scholarships, Post-Matric Scholarships and Overseas scholarships.

Q. How can a student apply for ePASS scholarships?

The procedure to apply for scholarships on different ePASS portals vary. Refer to the respective ePASS portal for the detailed application procedure.

Q. Which are the documents required to apply for a scholarship on ePASS portal?

The list of documents required for each scholarship varies. However, some of the common documents that students must prepare for the application include –

Aadhaar number
Photograph of the applicant
Caste certificate
Bank account details
Income certificate
Mark sheet/certificate of the last educational qualification

Q. How do the students get the scholarship amount?

If selected, the scholarship amount is directly transferred into the account of the students through DBT (Direct Benefit Transfer).

Q. How can a student know his/her ePASS application number?

The students registered on the ePASS portal receive notification about their application number via email/SMS. In case, the application number is lost, the students can retrieve it online through the portal.

Q. What is the last date to apply for an ePASS scholarship?

The application timeline for scholarships listed on different ePASS portal may vary. Refer to respective portal’s details for more information.

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