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Vidyasiri Scholarship 2024 - Online Application, Eligibility, Last Date

Vidyasiri Scholarship 2024 - Online Application, Eligibility, Last Date

Edited By aayushi madavi | Updated on Mar 18, 2024 03:48 PM IST

The Backward Classes Welfare Department of the Karnataka Government has initiated the Karnataka Vidyasiri Scholarship 2024. The students who belong to the SC/ST, BC, OBC, and PwD categories are eligible for this scheme. Students interested in the Vidyasiri Scholarship 2024 programme can apply online through the official website, How to apply, where to apply, eligibility criteria, last date for online application and some other important information is provided in the below article.

Vidyasiri Scholarship 2024 Highlights

The Karnataka state government has started a scholarship scheme known as the Vidyasiri Scholarship. The Karnataka government has also started a service called ePass (electronic payment and scholarship application system) to make it easy to apply for the Vidyasiri Scholarship 2024 and receive the scholarship.



Scholarship name

Vidyasiri Scholarship Scheme 2024

Awarded by

Government of Karnataka

Awarded for

Backward-class students who have passed Class 10 exams

Scholarship Amount

Rs 1500/- per month

Official website

Vidyasiri Scholarship 2024 - Eligibility

The Department of Backward Classes Welfare of the Government of Karnataka has listed the eligibility requirements to apply for the Vidyasiri scholarship scheme 2024. The Vidyasiri eligibility criteria for 2024 are as follows:

  • Category - 1

  • Should be a citizen of India as well as a permanent resident of Karnataka.

  • His/her caste should be included in the list of Backward-Classes as stated by the Government of India or State Governments.

  • Students enrolled in post-high school programmes at government, local, nonprofit, publicly funded, and privately recognised institutions that are affiliated with Karnataka's statutory universities.

  • Category - 2

  • Backward-class students enrolled in post-matric degrees who have not been accepted into any departmental or government-funded student housing will also be eligible for Vidyasiri- Food and Accommodation Scholarship Scheme 2024.

  • Category - 3

  • The Gross Annual Income of the student’s father/mother/guardian family should be under the following limits:

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  1. Rs.2.50 lakh for students of Category-I

  2. Rs. 1.00 lakhs for students of Category-2A, 3A and 3B

  • Students living in rural areas with at least 5 km for away from the college. Student’s residing in a city/town but attending colleges in a different city/town are also eligible.

  • New and Renewal students must obtain the minimum marks mentioned below in the previous year's annual examination in order to be eligible.

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Category-2A, 3A and 3B



  • Category - 4

  • Students who attend the equivalent courses twice are not eligible. (eg: Admission to B.Com after B.A.MA (English) after MA (Kannada), LLB, after B.Ed.etc).

  • Students attending postgraduate medical courses but practising medicine during the course are not eligible for this facility.

  • Students who passed Arts, Science, and Commerce courses, Bachelor's or Master's degrees and have changed courses more than once are not eligible.

  • Only two male members of the same family are eligible for the scheme. However, this restriction does not apply to girls candidates.

  • Category - 5

  • Class attendance of each MAH student must be at least 75%.

Vidyasiri Scholarship 2024 - Scholarship Allocation

Vidyasiri scholarship offered in 2024 will be distributed category-by-category in a merit-cum-means manner and in accordance with the following reservation:


Percentage of Scholarship Awarded











Vidyasiri Scholarship 2024 - Selection Procedure

  • Vidyasiri Scholarship Scheme 2024 applications will only be accepted in an online format.

  • Students have to submit online applications along with prescribed documents and submit the hard copy to concerned colleges.

  • College Principals and Inspection Officers will review the application and documents at the relevant level and give the confirmation online.

  • Next, the taluk backward classes welfare officer will check verify and confirm online.

  • Now, district backward classes welfare officer will cross-check the details.

  • Finally, payment of the sanctioned amount will be directly transferred to the bank account of the concerned student.

Vidyasiri Scholarship 2024 - Documents Required

The following documents are required while applying for the Vidyasiri Scholarship 2024:

  • Caste certificate

  • Income certificate

  • Aadhar card

  • Previous class mark sheet

  • Bank account along with IFSC code

  • Recent passport size photograph

Vidyasiri Scholarship 2024 - Application

The Vidyasiri Scholarship application forms 2024 are accessible on the official KARe-Pass (Karnataka electronic Payment and application system scholarship) website. Before applying, students are advised to thoroughly read all of the instructions.

Steps to Apply for Vidyasiri Scholarship 2024

  • Visit the official site of Vidyasiri scholarship: or


  • Look for “Vidyasiri Scholarship 2024” on the Home page.

  • Select the scheme and ‘’click’’ enter..

  • Carefully fill in correct personal information in relevant fields.

  • Enter the correct aadhar number, details of annual income, academic information and other information.

  • Now click on the ‘’Submit’’ button to apply for a scholarship.

  • Finally, you would have successfully the application for Vidyasiri Scholarship.

Steps to Check Vidyasiri Scholarship 2024 Application Status

  • Go to the official site of the scholarship:

  • Look out for the ‘’student services’’ section on the home page.

  • Click on the ‘’Vidyasiri application status’ and a new window will pop-up’.

  • Now enter the date of birth, academic year, and application number.

  • Cross-check all details and click on ‘’get status’’.

  • Your current application status will be displayed on the screen.

Also, read about other scholarships available for students

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. What is the Vidyasiri scholarship?

The Department of Backward Classes Welfare of the State of Karnataka administers the Vidyasiri scholarship scheme for students belonging to OBC and provides financial assistance in order to pursue higher education.

2. Can students from states other than Karnataka apply for the Vidyasiri Scholarship?

No, the Vidhyasiri Scholarship is only available to Karnataka residents.

3. What is the official website of Vidyasiri Scholarship 2024?

Candidates can visit or for information and updates about the scholarship.


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