Jnanabhumi Scholarship 2020-2021

The Jnanabhumi Scholarship initiative was launched by the Government of Andhra Pradesh Social Welfare Department in the year 2017. This is a consolidated digital platform for the state government of Andhra Pradesh to roll out several scholarship programs for the SC, ST, OBC & physically disabled students. This process was done through the E-Pass portal, which existed before this platform was created.

However, these scholarships are mostly for Pre Matric and Post Matric benefits. The digital platform has all the information related to the scholarships including online application procedures, checking status, and many other facilities. Apart from these, it is a platform that implements the educational welfare activities of the state government of Andhra Pradesh.

Objectives of the scheme

The goal of the Jnanabhumi Scholarship initiative is to consolidate information related to educational welfare programs and scholarships in one digital platform. This will enable the students to procure information without any hassles and also assist in application procedures through online submissions of details and documents. The scholarships have been designed to help the SC, ST, and physically disabled students.

This initiative empowers and encourages the cause of education to all and also promotes inclusivity. Apart from scholarships, the Jnanabhumi platform also aims at providing information related to affiliations of the Board, training programs, display of exam results, and many such educational services.

Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for Pre-Matric and Post Matric scholarships have been etched out on the website. All students have to be a resident of the state of Andhra Pradesh. The student has to belong to SC, ST, community, or be physically disabled to avail of the scholarship.

The family income for the Pre-Matric scholarship application is Rs 2 Lakh per annum and not more than the capping amount. The Post Matric criteria include varied income capping amount ranging from Rs 1 Lac to Rs 2 Lac for different categories of SC, ST, and physically disabled.

Registration

The eligible student has to go to the official website https://jnanabhumi.ap.gov.in/ for all the procedures related to availing scholarship. One has to fill out the respective application form online, then verify the details and attach signed copies of the form and documents, verified by the principal, for submission.

The forms can be also procured from the head of institutes of the students. The notification text will be sent to the mobile for confirmation of submission. The application status can be checked online by logging in to the website.

The documents required for application are Ration Card Income Certificate number, Cast or Community Certificate, ID issued by Meeseva, Aadhaar Number, Bank Account details, Passport size photographs, and mark sheets of the previous year.

Benefits of the Scheme

Under the scheme, the eligible students can avail scholarships for pre and post matric education. The scholarship amounts vary from Rs 750 to Rs 3500 depending on the class in which he or she is studying.

Also, the students get book grants as a part of the scholarship program. The post-matric scholarship amount can range from full fee reimbursement, Rs 10,000 to Rs 20,000, depending on the study course of the student.

Similar Yojanas

Schemes launched by the state government

The state governments of India are the next important government bodies right after the central government of the country. The state governments constitute 28 states and 8 union territories

India is a democratic and republic country wherein highest authorities and powers are proffered to the central government. For the state government, real executive powers are given to Chief Minister as he is responsible for heading the Council of Ministers. The state governments of India work toward internal security, such as police department, social welfare, public health betterment and other similar state-related issues. The state government of the country earns its employee income from sales tax services, stamp duty services, and from some parts of GST.

The state governments have launched a variety of schemes so far. Some of the examples are as follows:

In Andhra Pradesh, Chandranna Bima Yojana, National Energy Efficient Agriculture Pumps Program, and Smart Pulse Survey have been launched. In Assam, Mass Rapid Transit System has been recently launched. In Maharashtra, Police Pratisaad Ask services and various schemes for the betterment of farmers have been launched. In Karnataka, PM Santwana Harish Yojana, and Housing scheme for Transgenders have been launched. In Uttar Pradesh, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Gram Jyoti Yojana, Hausla Paushan scheme, and Swadhar Greh yojana have been launched.

The state government of India monitors both rural and urban development. However, it is not feasible for the state government to monitor all rural and urban local government bodies. Thus, based on the provided funding and coverage, rural and urban local entities create development plan whenever required. These government entities work in close association with planning commission and local or regional government sectors and authorities.

Apart from these schemes, the state government also ensures the effective implementation of centrally sponsored schemes in respective states.