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Telangana Scholarship – scholarships for students of Telangana

Telangana Scholarship is a broad term that combines all the scholarships that are available for the students who are resident of Telangana state. Being a new entrant in the Union of India, the state is constantly advancing in the field of education by offering scholarships for meritorious and deserving students within the state. The Government of Telangana runs a number of Telangana scholarships for students belonging to all the categories including Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes, Backward Class, Disabled Welfare, Minority Welfare and General category.

The key objective behind introducing Telangana scholarship is to enable the deserving students to pursue their dream education without any financial constraint. Additionally, there are some private organisations too, that offer scholarship for the students of Telangana. This article gives you complete details about the Telangana scholarships including their application timeline, application procedure, eligibility criteria and rewards.

Latest Update: Applications for Pre-Matric and Post-Matric Scholarship for SC/ST/BC/Disabled Welfare Students for 2020-21 are now open. Apply before 15th February 2021.

Click here to apply for Pre-Matric Scholarship 2020-21.

Click here to apply for Post-Matric Scholarship 2020-21 before 15th February 2021.

Telangana Scholarship – The Complete List

How many Telangana scholarships are available? Are all the scholarships offered by the Government of Telangana? When can you apply for these scholarships? Find the answer to all these questions in the table given below. The students of Telangana are open to both government-funded scholarships and scholarships funded by private organisations. You can apply for these scholarships as and when they are announced and enjoy the benefits that they offer to you.

Detailed List of Telangana Scholarships

S.No. Scholarship Name Provider Name Application Period*
1. Telangana Pre-Matric Scholarships For SC/ST/BC/Disabled Welfare Government of Telangana Always open
2. Telangana Post Matric Scholarship (PMS) for SC/ST/BC/Disabled Welfare Government of Telangana Between September and December
3. Mahatma Jyothiba Phule BC Overseas Vidya Nidhi, Telangana Government of Telangana Between December and January
4. Telangana National Talent Search Examination Director of Government Examinations, Telangana Between August and September
5. Telangana National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMSS) Director of Government Examinations, Telangana Between August and October
6. Chief Minister’s Overseas Scholarship Scheme for Minorities Government of Telangana Between June and July
7. Vidyadhan Scholarship Program Sarojini Damodaran Foundation Between May and June

*The above-mentioned application period is tentative and may change on the discretion of the scholarship provider.

Telangana Scholarship – Eligibility Criteria

What are the key eligibility conditions that you need to follow to win a Telangana scholarship? This question is obvious to occur in your mind while discussing scholarships for Telangana students. One of the key eligibility conditions which are applicable to all the scholarships is that the students must be a domicile or permanent resident of Telangana state. Besides this, each scholarship has its own set of eligibility criteria that you need to fulfil. The table given below highlights all of them.

Detailed Eligibility Criteria of Telangana Scholarship

S.No. Scholarship Name Eligibility Conditions
1. Telangana Pre-Matric Scholarships For SC/ST/BC/Disabled Welfare
  • This scholarship is applicable for students who belong to SC/ST/BC/EBC/Minority/Disabled categories.
  • They must be studying in class 9 and 10.
  • The annual income of the family should be less than INR 2 Lakh (for SC/ST students and BC/Minority welfare students of the urban area), INR 1.5 Lakh (for BC/Minority welfare students of the rural area) and INR 1 Lakh (for EBC/Disabled welfare students).
  • The students also need to have an attendance of 75% or above at the end of each quarter.
2. Telangana Post Matric Scholarship (PMS) for SC/ST/BC/Disabled Welfare
  • The scholarship is open for students belonging to SC/ST/BC/EBC/Disabled welfare categories.
  • They must have passed class 10th with at least 75% attendance at the end of each quarter.
  • The scholarship is applicable for studies at post-matriculation level (class 11 to post-graduation).
3. Mahatma Jyothiba Phule BC Overseas Vidya Nidhi, Telangana
  • The scholarship is applicable for graduate students belonging to Backward Classes who are willing to pursue a postgraduate course from a foreign university.
  • They must have obtained 60% or more marks in the foundation degree in streams like engineering, management, pure sciences, humanities, social sciences, agriculture sciences and medicine & nursing.
  • The age of the student should not be more than 30 years as on 1st July of the year of application.
  • The annual income of the family should be less than INR 1.5 Lakh (in rural areas) and INR 2 Lakh (in urban areas).
  • The student must be the single child of the family.
4. Telangana National Talent Search Examination
  • The examination is open for students of class 10th who are studying at a recognised school in Telangana.
  • The students who have already been selected for the National Means cum Merit Scholarship (NMMS) and are studying in class 10th can also apply only if they forego the further NMMS scholarships.
5. Telangana National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMSS)
  • The scholarship is open for students of class 9 and their continuation of studies in class 10 to 12.
  • The students who are studying at NVS, Sainik Schools, KVS and private schools are not eligible for this scholarship.
  • The annual income of the family should be less than INR 1.50 Lakh.
  • The minimum percentage requirement in class 8th exam is 55% or equivalent (relaxation of 5% is available for SC/ST students).
  • In order to appear for the selection test of the scholarship, the applicants need to have obtained a minimum of 55% marks or equivalent in class 7th (relaxation of 5% is available for SC/ST students).
  • To ensure the continuation of scholarship in class 10, the students need to get clear promotion from class 9 in the first attempt with at least 55% marks or equivalent (relaxation of 5% is available for SC/ST students).
  • For continuation of scholarship in class 11, the students need to get clear promotion from class 10 in the first attempt with at least 60% marks or equivalent (relaxation of 5% is available for SC/ST students).
  • For continuation of scholarship in class 12, the students need to get clear promotion from class 11 in the first attempt with at least 55% marks or equivalent (relaxation of 5% is available for SC/ST students).
6. Chief Minister’s Overseas Scholarship Scheme for Minorities
  • The scholarship is open for students belonging to the minority community.
  • The applicant must be a graduate or postgraduate with 60% marks in streams like Engineering, Pure Sciences, Management, Social Sciences, Humanities, Agriculture Sciences and Medicine & Nursing
  • The applicant must be willing to pursue a postgraduate/doctoral course abroad in USA, UK, Canada, Singapore and Australia.
  • The annual income of the family should be less than INR 2 Lakh from all sources.
  • The age of the applicant should not exceed 30 years as on 1st July of the year of application.
7. Vidyadhan Scholarship Program
  • The scholarship is open for students who have passed class 10/SSLC from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Gujarat, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Maharashtra.
  • The annual income of the family should be less than INR 2 Lakh from all sources.

Telangana Scholarship – Application Process

How and where can you apply for the Telangana scholarship? The government of Telangana hosts its own online scholarship application portal with the name of Telangana EPASS, where you can apply for most of the Telangana scholarships. Besides this, for other scholarships you can refer to the table given below that contains the detailed application procedure for each scholarship. However, being a technology-driven world, almost every scholarship invites applications through online mode only.

Detailed Application Process of Telangana Scholarship

S.No. Scholarship Name How to Apply?
1. Telangana Pre-Matric Scholarships For SC/ST/BC/Disabled Welfare Apply online through the official website of Telangana EPASS
2. Telangana Post Matric Scholarship (PMS) for SC/ST/BC/Disabled Welfare Apply online through the official website of Telangana EPASS
3. Mahatma Jyothiba Phule BC Overseas Vidya Nidhi, Telangana Apply online through the official website of Telangana EPASS
4. Telangana National Talent Search Examination Apply online through the official website of Director of Government Examinations, Telangana State.
5. Telangana National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMSS) Apply online through the official website of Director of Government Examinations, Telangana State
6. Chief Minister’s Overseas Scholarship Scheme for Minorities Apply online through the official website of Telangana EPASS
7. Vidyadhan Scholarship Program Apply online through the official website of Sarojini Damodaran Foundation

Telangana Scholarship – Rewards

How much scholarship amount will you get with each Telangana Scholarship? What kind of financial support do these scholarships offer? How will you get the scholarship amount? Does the scholarship offer fee waiver or monthly/annual allowance? Get the answer to all these questions in the table given below. It contains a detailed description of the rewards that the students will get. Also, while some scholarships are available in the form of a fee waiver, the scholarships that offer allowances will be directly transferred into the account of the student. You can also find the number of scholarships that are being disbursed every year hereunder.

Award Details of Telangana Scholarship

S.No. Scholarship Name No. of Scholarships Award Details
1. Telangana Pre-Matric Scholarships For SC/ST/BC/Disabled Welfare NA
  • Variable monetary awards
2. Telangana Post Matric Scholarship (PMS) for SC/ST/BC/Disabled Welfare NA
  • Up to 100% reimbursement in tuition fee (for most of the courses)
  • Up to INR 20,000 or actual fee (for self-financed courses)
3. Mahatma Jyothiba Phule BC Overseas Vidya Nidhi, Telangana 300
  • INR 20 Lakh (in two instalments) towards fees and living expenses
  • An educational loan of INR 10 Lakh
  • Passage grant and visa fees
4. Telangana National Talent Search Examination 1,000
  • INR 1,250 per month for intermediate first and second years
  • INR 2,000 per month for post-graduation
  • For PhD candidates – The scholarship will be given as per UGC norms
5. Telangana National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMSS) 1,00,000
  • INR 1,000 per month i.e. INR 12,000 per annum
6. Chief Minister’s Overseas Scholarship Scheme for Minorities 500
  • Up to INR 10 Lakh towards living expenses and fees
  • An educational loan of INR 5 Lakh
7. Vidyadhan Scholarship Program NA
  • INR 6,000 per annum for class 11 & 12
  • INR 10,000 to INR 60,000 per annum for graduation and postgraduation courses

List of State Scholarship portal are as follows:

Scholarships for Uttar Pradesh
UP Scholarship
Scholarships for Maharashtra
Mahadbt
Post Matric Scholarships disbursements through ePass
Epass Scholarship
Jnanabhumi online portal of Government of Andhra Pradesh
Jnanabhumi
scholarship portal of Jharkhand
E Kalyan Scholarship
Government of Madhya Pradesh, MP scholarships
MP Scholarship
Karnataka education board, ePASS Karnataka
Epass Karnataka Scholarship
TS epass scholarship is offrering by Telangana Govt
Telangana Epass
Scholarship Portal Government of Punjab
Punjab Scholarship
E-Grantz portal, Government of Kerala
E Grantz
Minorities under Government of Karnataka, GOKDOM
Gokdom
Oasis scholarship portal, West Bengal scholarships
Oasis Scholarship
Chhattisgarh Scholarship Portal
CG Scholarship Portal
SJE Rajasthan Scholarship Portal, Government of Rajasthan
SJE Scholarship
Digital Gujarat scholarship, Government of Gujarat.
Gujarat Scholarship
HP ePass scholarship portal, Himachal Pradesh
HP Epass Scholarship
West Bengal Scholarship Schemes, West Bengal
West Bengal Scholarship
Government of Bihar Post-Matric scholarship SC/ST/BC/EBC
Bihar Scholarship
Scholarship for BC, MBC and Minorities, Govt of TamilNadu
TN Scholarship
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