In the pursuit of fostering educational equity and empowering students from diverse backgrounds, the Telangana state government has implemented the TS ePass Scholarship program. This initiative aims to alleviate financial constraints and provide meritorious students with the necessary support to continue their post-matriculation education.
Objective of TS ePass Scholarship
The primary objective of the TS ePass Scholarship is to bridge the financial gap for students belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Backward Classes (BC), Economically Backward Classes (EBC), and Minority communities who face challenges pursuing higher education due to limited financial resources.
To be eligible for the TS ePass Scholarship, students must meet the following criteria:
- Domicile: Applicants must be permanent residents of Telangana state.
- Caste/Community: Students belonging to SC, ST, BC, EBC, or Minority communities are eligible.
- Annual Family Income: The annual family income should not exceed INR 2,00,000 for SC/ST students and INR 1,50,000 for BC/EBC/PWD students in rural areas. For BC/EBC/PWD students in urban areas, the annual family income limit is INR 2,00,000.
- Academic Performance: Students must have secured at least 75% marks in their Class 10 examination.
The TS ePass Scholarship provides financial assistance in the form of a direct transfer of funds to the beneficiary’s bank account. The scholarship amount varies depending on the student’s caste/community and the type of educational institution they are enrolled in.
For SC/ST students, the scholarship amount is Rs. 2 lakh per annum. For BC/EBC students studying in rural areas, the scholarship amount is Rs. 1.50 lakh, while those in urban areas receive Rs. 2 lakh per annum.
The application process for the TS ePass Scholarship is entirely online and can be accessed through the Telangana ePass portal. Students are required to register on the portal, complete the application form, and upload the necessary documents.
TS ePass Status
Applicants can track their application status and check for any updates or notifications on the Telangana ePass portal. They can also contact the TS ePass helpdesk for assistance with any queries or issues related to their application.
Impact of TS ePass Scholarship
The TS ePass Scholarship has made a significant impact on the lives of students from marginalized communities, enabling them to pursue their educational aspirations without financial constraints. The scholarship has also contributed to reducing dropout rates and increasing enrollment in higher educational institutions.
The TS ePass Scholarship is a testament to the Telangana government’s commitment to promoting inclusive education and empowering students from diverse backgrounds. By providing financial assistance and easing the burden of tuition fees, the scholarship has paved the way for countless students to achieve their academic goals and contribute meaningfully to society.