Pratibha Puraskar Scholarship

Key Information

Conducted By Government of Karnataka
Eligibility Class 10 to Postgraduate level
Region Karnataka
Rewards Up to INR 25,000
Last Date of Application July 30, 2021

What is the Pratibha Puraskar Scholarship?

The Pratibha Puraskar Scholarship scheme is an initiative of the Government of Karnataka that facilitates the overall social and educational upliftment of the students of Karnataka belonging to the backward classes. The scholarship is awarded to both undergraduate and postgraduate students who are domicile of Karnataka state.

Scholarship Quick Links:

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Pratibha Puraskar Scholarship Key Dates:

The important dates related to the Pratibha Puraskar Scholarship application are given below:

Particulars Key Dates**

Hostel Registration Start Date- Fresh Applicants

June 12, 2019

Hostel Registration Last Date

July 12, 2019

Pratibha Puraskar Scholarship Application Start Date

July 9, 2019

Pratibha Puraskar Scholarship Application Last Date

July 30, 2019

** The dates mentioned are tentative and can be changed at the discretion of the application provider.

Pratibha Puraskar Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

The scholarship is awarded to students who are domicile of Karnataka state. The other eligibility criteria to be fulfilled for the Pratibha Puraskar Scholarship application are listed below:

  1. The applicant should be an Indian citizen and should be a domicile of Karnataka state.
  2. He/ she should have studied in Karnataka for at least 7 years.
  3. The candidate should belong to the backward class category and should attach the valid caste certificate as proof.
  4. The applicant should have completed his/ her graduate/ postgraduate/ professional/ professional postgraduate degree by 2019.
  5. He/ she should belong to a reserved class such as SC/ ST/ OBC/ EBC.
  6. The students should have scored at least 90% marks in the last qualifying examination from any government recognized board.
  7. The candidate should have a minimum of 75% attendance in college for the scholarship fund to be credited.
  8. The candidates should have linked Aadhar card to the bank account as the scholarship amount is credited directly to the bank account.
  9. The annual family income of the applicants under the Prakash scheme (SC/ ST) should not exceed INR 2,50,000 from all sources.
  10. The annual family income of the candidates under the 2A, 3A, and 3B schemes (OBC/ EBC) should not exceed INR 1,00,000 from all sources.

Pratibha Puraskar Scholarship Rewards and Benefits:

The benefits offered by the Pratibha Puraskar Scholarship are given below:

  • 1000 scholarships are offered for students under the SSLC category.
  • 500 scholarships are offered for students under the Class 12 category.
  • 500 scholarships are provided to candidates pursuing Graduation/ Postgraduation (General courses).
  • 500 scholarships are provided to candidates pursuing Professional graduate degree/ Professional postgraduate degree (Technical, Medical, and other related science).
  • SSLC candidates receive a scholarship amount of INR 10,100.
  • Class 12 candidates receive a scholarship amount of INR 15,000.
  • Candidates pursuing graduation degree receive a scholarship grant of INR 20,000.
  • Candidates pursuing a postgraduation course receive a scholarship amount of INR 25,000.
  • Pratibha Puraskar Scholarship scheme directly deposits the scholarship amount to the bank account of the selected candidate.

Pratibha Puraskar Scholarship Application Process:

The Pratibha Puraskar Scholarship application form is accessed and submitted online. The step by step scholarship application procedure and the registration process is explained below:

  1. Interested applicants should visit the Karnataka Backward Classes Welfare Department official ePASS website.
  2. He/ she should scroll down the homepage to the ‘Student Zone’ tab and should click on the ‘Pratibha Puraskar Scholarship Registrations for UG & PG’ section.
  3. The candidate should read all the displayed instructions carefully, click on the checkbox to accept the declaration, and should finally click on the ‘Apply Now’ button.

Pratibha Puraskar Scholarship Registration Process:

After completing all the steps above, the candidate should fill in the Pratibha Puraskar Scholarship registration form. The different steps to complete the registration form are given below:

  1. Firstly, the applicant should select the course for application i.e. graduate/ postgraduate/ professional/ professional postgraduate.
  2. He/ she should enter the initial SSLC details like Registration number, Pass type, Date of Birth, and year to proceed with the application.
  3. The student should select the correct SSLC type and SSLC passing year.
  4. He/ she should enter the correct SSLC Registration Number, Date of Birth, and Name of the Applicant.
  5. The candidate should then select a valid gender.
  6. He/ she should enter the Father’s Name and Mother’s name of the candidate.
  7. The applicant should now select the category out of CAT 1, CAT 2A, CAT 3A, and CAT 3B.
  8. The applicant should enter the caste details and enter the income certificate number for the category 2A, 3A, and 3B income.
  9. The candidate should enter the certificate number for the CAT 1 category and enter the caste certificate number for CAT 1 category only.
  10. He/ she should enter the contact number and all other details such as Mobile number 1, Mobile number 2, Landline number, and email ID.
  11. The applicant should enter the residential address. If the applicant’s town/ village does not appear on the list, he/ she should select a nearby village/ town and enter the name of the village/ town in the box provided.
  12. The candidate should select the district and taluk to which his/ her village/ town belongs.
  13. The applicant should select the ward/ village and should enter the respective door number/ house number.
  14. He/ she should enter the road/ street details and also the area and Pincode of the area.
  15. The students should also select the parent’s preference.
  16. The candidate should enter the annual family income.
  17. He/ she should enter the UID/ Aadhar number.
  18. The applicant should enter the bank details and should select the bank district, bank name, bank branch, account number, and IFSC code.
  19. The applicant should select the details to be given for the selection of the merit scholarship.
  20. The students should enter the SSLC Registration number.
  21. He/ she should select the school district.
  22. The candidate should select the school taluk, school name, and school type.
  23. The applicant should enter the school’s address and should also select the medium of education.
  24. The candidate should enter the marks scored in the school.
  25. Finally, after entering all the details, the applicant should accept the declaration form and click on the ‘Submit’ button to complete the registration process.

Pratibha Puraskar Scholarship Documents Required:

The important documents to be upload along with the Pratibha Puraskar Scholarship form are listed below:

  • Aadhar card of the candidate
  • Residential proof
  • Caste certificate of the applicant if he/ she belongs to SC/ ST/ BC/ Minority category to be provided by the Mandal Officer
  • Income certificate of the applicant if he/ she belongs to the OBC category and has an annual income less than INR 2,00,000. This is also provided by the Mandal Officer.
  • Candidate’s bank passbook which is linked to the Aadhar card
  • Bonafide certificate of the previous years
  • College certificates/ marks card of the applicant

Pratibha Puraskar Scholarship Selection List:

The step-wise procedure to download the Pratibha Puraskar Selection list is given below:

  1. The applicant should visit the Karnataka Backward Classes Welfare Department official ePASS website.
  2. He/ she should select the ‘Pratibha Acknowledgement’ link under the ‘Student Services’ tab in the menu bar.
  3. The Pratibha Puraskar Scholarship Acknowledgement Form is displayed and the candidate should enter the Application reference number to download the Pratibha Puraskar Scholarship Acknowledgement.
  4. The applicant can also select the SSLC pass type, the SSLC pass year and enter the SSLC Registration number, and Date of Birth to access the Pratibha Puraskar Scholarship Acknowledgement.
  5. Finally, the candidate should click on the ‘Download Acknowledgement’ button to get the Pratibha Puraskar Scholarship Acknowledgement.

Contact Details:

  • Address: Karnataka Backward Classes Welfare Department
    No.16/D, 3rd Floor, Devraj Urs Bhavan,
    Millers Tank Bed Road, Vasanth Nagar,
    Bangalore - 560052.
  • Hostel Registration Phone Number: 8050370006
  • Scholarship Registration Phone Number: 8050770005
  • Prathibha, IAS/KAS Online Phone Number: 8050770004
  • Email ID: [email protected]

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