Prabuddha Scheme (2022)





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Name of the Service Prabuddha Scheme in Karnataka
Department Department of Social Welfare
Beneficiaries Citizens of Karnataka
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Prabuddha scheme provides financial assistance to the students in Karnataka for pursuing Graduation, Masters level courses and PhD abroad in the Universities /Institutions as notified by the government under the scheme in the following specified fields of study

  • Engineering and Management

  • Pure Sciences and Applied Sciences

  • Agriculture Sciences and Medicine

  • International Commerce, Economics, Accounting Finance

  • Humanities, Social Science, Fine Arts and Law

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Benefits of Prabuddha Scheme in Karnataka

Administered by the Department of Social Welfare, the Prabuddha scheme will allow students from SC, ST and other vulnerable communities to pursue their undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD programmes in international universities at little or no cost.

The Prabuddha scheme will cover the student’s course fees, living expenditure and airfare to the country in which the student is pursuing their studies. Moreover, there will be a 33 percent reservation for scholarships catering to women candidates and a four percent reservation for differently-abled students every year.

Eligibility Criteria of Prabuddha Scheme in Karnataka

  • The candidate shall be a citizen of India and a permanent resident of Karnataka.

  • Students who belong to SC, ST and other vulnerable communities in Karnataka

  • In the case of PhD and PG courses the maximum age is 35 (thirty-five) years, and in the case of UG the maximum age is 21 years as on the first day of the month of the notification published. 

  • Minimum Educational Qualification

    • For pursuing PhD:- 55% marks or equivalent grade in relevant qualifying master’s Degree

    • For pursuing Masters's Degree:- 55% marks or equivalent grade in relevant qualifying Bachelor’s Degree exams.

    • For pursuing Bachelor's Degree (UG):- 80% marks or equivalent grade in relevant qualifying exams (PUC/ 12th classes). Preference will be given to the students who studied in Social Welfare Department Hostels/ KARNATAKA RESIDENTIAL EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS SOCIETY hostels/students of Government Colleges. If the required number of candidates are not available from these Categories then the opportunity will be given to other students.

  • Additional Qualification For PhD/ Master’s Degree Course:

    The candidates should clear GRE/GMAT/TOEFL/IELTS with minimum score/ marks as follows before applying for the overseas scholarship. The following tests are mandatory even if the concerned Country/ University doesn’t require them.

  • USA:- 

Engineering and all other courses:-

GRE – 295 out of 340 and TOEFL – 80 out of 120 marks or IELTS- 06 out of 09 marks.

Management

GMAT- 400 out of 800 and TOEFL- 80 out of 120 marks or IELTS- 06 out of 09 marks.

  • Other Countries:-

Engineering and all other courses:-

GRE – 295 out of 340 and IELTS – 06 out of 09 marks or TOEFL- 80 out of 120 marks

Management

GMAT – 400 out of 800 and IELTS – 06 out of 09 marks or TOEFL- 80 out of 120 marks.

  • For the UG course, the UG study is allowed in all the fields of study except medicine

The candidates should also clear SAT/TOEFL/IELTS with minimum marks/scores as follows.

SAT – 1000 out of 1600 and IELTS- 06 out of 09 marks or TOEFL – 80 out of 120 marks.

Income Ceiling

The scheme will cover up to:

  • 100 percent of education expenses for students whose annual family income is less than Rs 8 lakhs

  • 50 percent of the expenses of students, whose family income is more than Rs 8 lakhs but less than Rs 15 lakhs

  • 33 percent of the expenses of students, whose annual income exceeds Rs 15 lakhs.

Documents Required for Prabuddha Scheme in Karnataka

Copy of the following documents is required for applying for the Prabuddha scheme.

  • Last 2 years IT returns(upload the details with self-attestation)

  • Birth certificate

  • Caste certificate

  • Latest income certificate / latest salary slip to be uploaded (father and mother both included)

  • Offer letter from university obtained

  • The first and second pages of the passport(together)

  • Tuition fee and maintenance fee as sent by the university

  • Scan and upload I20 (I twenty) Form/ CAS number if obtained

Foreign University Details

Karnataka Prabbudhha Overseas scholarship scheme Study abroad Foreign University Details

  • Now you can see the list of countries you can apply to. Select the country you want to apply to. 

Prabbudhha Karnataka Overseas scholarship scheme Study abroad Foreign University Details

  • Now you can see the list of universities in these countries you can apply to.

Course wise University List

Prabbudhha Karnataka Overseas scholarship scheme Study abroad Course wise University List

  • Click on "Course wise University List" to see the courses in Engineering and Management, Pure Sciences and Applied Sciences, Agriculture Sciences and Medicine, International Commerce, Economics, Accounting Finance, Humanities, Social Science, Fine Arts and Law

Karnataka Prabbudhha Overseas scholarship scheme Study abroad Course wise University List

  • Now click on any of these fields and you can see the courses  in that particular field along with details of the University

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