Vidyasiri Scholarship 2023-24 | ePASS Apply Online, Status, Eligibility

A scholarship programme for Karnataka state students has been introduced by the government of the state. This scholarship will benefit the student by giving financial support to the states’ deserving students so they can pursue higher education. The scholarship amounts will be awarded to students enrolled in post-matric studies, including class 12, undergraduate and graduate degrees, and other courses. To support their further study, deserving students from poor families are invited to apply for the Vidyasiri Scholarship programme. Students will get variable scholarship amounts according on the field of study they choose.

Vidyasiri Scholarship 2023-24: Overview

Vidyasiri Scholarship is an initiative of the Karnataka State Government launched by the Department of Backward Class Welfare, Government of Karnataka to support students from the weaker sections of society who fall under the categories of 1A, 2A, 3A and 3B. The Vidyasiri Scholarship 2023-24 is open to students who are pursuing post-matriculation programmes in government, private or colleges in Karnataka.

NameVidyasiri Scholarship
Launched ByGovernment of Karnataka
DepartmentDepartment of Backward Classes Welfare, Govt. of Karnataka
BeneficiariesSC/ST/OBC/PWD Students of Karnataka
Scholarship TypePrathibha Puraskar Scholarship
Full Course Fee concession for PMS FAAS, FC, and NUR
Free Hostel Accommodation/Fee for Post-Matric Courses
AmountRs.1500/- per month (Rs. 15,000/per annum)
Application ModeOnline
Last Date15th February 2024
Official Website

Under ePASS Karnataka Vidyasiri Scholarship, 3 types of scholarships are offered, which are as follows: Free Hostel Accommodation / Fee for Post-Matric Courses, Pratibha Puraskar Scholarship for SSLC / Secondary PUC, and Full Course Fee concession for PMS FAAS, FC, and NUR. Both the schemes have their own eligibility criteria which one must meet. Eligible students must visit the Karnataka ePASS (Karepass) portal to apply for the Vidyasiri Scholarship 2024.

Eligibility Criteria for Vidyasiri Scholarship 2023-24

The candidate must fulfil the following requirements in order to be eligible to apply for the scholarship:

  • The applicant has to be a Karnataka resident and an Indian national. The candidate must have completed at least seven years of study in Karnataka.
  • The candidate must be a member of the backward class and present proof in the form of a certified caste certificate.
  • The applicant must be a member of one of the restricted classes, which include the Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST), Other Backward Class (OBC), or Economically Backward Class (EBC).
  • Students must have scored at least 90% in their last exam under the government-recognized board. 
  • Since the scholarship money is credited directly to the bank account, the candidates must have linked their Aadhar card to their bank account.
  • The household income of the candidates under the Prakash plan (SC/ST) cannot be more than INR 2,50,000.
  • Candidates for the OBC/EBC 2A, 3A, and 3B programmes must have a household income of no more than INR 1,00,000 annually from all sources.

Free Hostel Accommodation/Fee for Post-Matric Course Eligibility Criteria

  • The Karnataka government offers free hostel accommodations or fees to merit-listed students who are members of marginalized communities, such as SC, ST, OBC, and PWD.
  • After students pass Class 10, the programme is open for post-matriculation programmes.

Prathibha Puruskar Scholarship for SSLC/PUC

  • The candidate must be a Karnataka state permanent resident.
  • The applicant is from an impoverished class, such as SC, ST, OWD, or OBC, and they are associated with Categories 1A, 2A, 3A, and 3B.
  • The candidate who received a score of at least 90% in the March/April 2023 SSLC, Secondary PUC, or comparable test.
  • The candidate’s family’s yearly income should be as follows: up to Rs 2.50 lakhs for Category-1, and up to Rs 1 lakh for Categories 2A, 3A, and 3B.
  • The candidate must enrolled in Karnataka government, private, or college-run schools. For similar classes, the PratibhaPurskar facility is only suggested once per student.

Vidyasiri Full Course Fee concession for PMS FAAS, FC, and NUR

  • The candidate must be a Karnataka State permanent citizen.
  • The parents/guardians yearly income must not exceed 2.5 lakh for SC/ST applicants.
  • The family’s annual income for candidates from the backward classes and people with disabilities must not exceed 1 lakh.
  • Candidates must be enrolled in post-matric programmes that have been authorized by the government of Karnataka.
  • The candidate must have 75% attendance in order to be eligible for this grant.
ePASS Karnataka Vidyasiri Scholarship 2024

Courses under the Scholarship

GroupField of study
Group AGraduate programmes leading to degrees, diplomas, and certificates in fields such as business, finance, hospitality management, banking, insurance, and taxation; mass communication; hotel management and catering; travel/tourism/hospitality management; interior decoration; nutrition and dietetics; nursing (B. Pharma); nursing (B Nursing); LLB; BFS; and other paramedical branches like rehabilitation, diagnostics, etc. can apply for the scholarship. Advanced programmes such as MA/M.Sc., M.Com./M.Ed., M. covered under Group Pharma, etc., are also included.
Group BAll the programs under Group A and going to enroll in graduate degree are not covered e.g. BA/B.Sc./B.Com etc.
Group CAll the programs under Group A and going to enroll in graduate degree are not covered e.g. BA/B.Sc./B.Com etc.
Group DAll post-matriculation level non-degree programmes, including as general and vocational streams, ITI courses, three-year diploma programmes in polytechnics, etc. can apply.

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How To Apply for Vidyasiri Scholarship 2023-24 Online?

  • Start by visiting the Vidyasiri Scholarship Portal’s official website: (
  • The homepage will show up in front of you
  • You must select “Create New Account” on the main page.
  • Your screen will display a new page.
  • You must enter your Aadhaar number, name, gender, and other details on this page.
  • Next, you must select “Proceed.”
  • A form for the application will now show up on your screen.
  • You must complete this application form with all necessary information.
  • At this point, you must submit all necessary files.
  • Next, you must select “Submit.” Keep a printed copy of the application form.

Application Status

  • The candidate must go to the official website ( to check the progress of their scholarship application.
  • Select “Student Services >>Vidyasiri Application status” by clicking on the link.
  • The candidate needs to fill Application No, Academic year, and SSLC information such as SSLC Pass Type, Register Number.
  • When you finally select the “Get Status” option, the status of your scholarship application will appear on the screen.

Amount and Rewards

Free Hostel Accommodation/Fee for Post-Matric CoursesCourse fee, plus hostel fees
Pratibha Puraskar for SSLC/PUCSSLC: Rs.1,000 (for 10 months)
PUC: Rs. 1,500 (for 10 months)
Fee concession for PMS FAAS, FC, and NURFull course fees

Documents Required

  • Domicile Certificate
  • ID Proof
  • Family Income Certificate
  • Caste Certificate
  • Transfer certificate (TC)
  • Senior Secondary Leaving Certificate (SSLC)
  • Disability Certificate (if applicable)
  • Copy of Bank Passbook

Vidyasiri Scholarship 2024 – FAQs

Who is eligible for Vidyasiri Scholarship?

Students who are citizens of Karnataka and belong to economically backward classes who fall under the categories of 1A, 2A, 3A and 3B.

Where to apply for Vidyasiri Scholarship 2024?

To apply, go to Karnataka ePASS ( portal.

What is the last date to apply for Vidyasiri Scholarship?

Last date to apply to online is 15th February 2024.

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