Thursday, 19 April 2012

EPASS SCHOLARSHIPS-What are the guidelines for the registration of fresh scholarships for 2011-12?

For the guidelines for the registration of fresh scholarships,the GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH has issued a MEMO.NO. 10537/SW EDN2-2011 dt.01/11/2011.The GO is as under

Government of Andhra Pradesh
Social Welfare(Edn) Department

Memo No.10537 / SW.Edn.2/2011 -                     dated 01.11.2011
            Sub:-  Streamlining of PMS System – Registration of Fresh Scholarships to Open
from 02-11-2011 to 21-11-2011 – Instructions – Issued.
            Ref:-    1) GO.MS.No. 66 (SW.Edn.2) Dept, dated 08-09-2010.
                        2) G.O.Rt.No.1307 Revenue (Ser.II) Dept, dated 13-09-2010
                        3) G.O.Rt.No.1551 Revenue (Ser.II) Dept, dated 04-11-2010
                        4) G.O.Rt.No.1570 Revenue (Ser.II) Dept, dated 10-11-2010
                        5) GO.Ms.No.60 (Sw.Edn.2) Dept, dated 27-09-2011.         
Online fresh registrations for scholarships to students pursuing college courses for the academic year 2011-12 will commence from 02-11-2011 to 21-11-2011. The scholarship process has been made fully online by the Social Welfare Department. Under the online system, no student can enter his name, Student records will be fetched from SSC / Inter servers based on the application / SSC ID.  For the academic year 2011-12, students can apply online for fresh scholarships on the e-pass website from 02-11-2011 to 21-11-2011. All students belonging to SC / ST with family income of less than Rs.2.00 lakh per annum & BC students belonging to BC / EBC / DW / MW with family income of less than Rs.1.00 lakh per annum are eligible to apply for scholarships. Vide reference second to fourth cited above, all students shall submit an income declaration form to the MRO to obtain an income certificate.
The following is the procedure for online registration for fresh students:
  1. Students will be eligible for a scholarship as per the instructions given in the reference first & fifth cited.
  2. The application for scholarship is valid only for the current year 2011-12 only.
  3. Students (other than minorities) must visit the e-pass website at to apply for a scholarship. All minority students including BC E (Muslims) shall apply in the website
  4. Students can access the application form by entering the SSC ID & year of passing.
  5. Students who are already enrolled in Intermediate colleges have to enter SSC/ equivalent ID , upon entering the data the college/ course details will be populated from Board of Intermediate server.
6.    Students who have not registered for the scholarship will not be eligible to make a claim later.
7.    Students who are registering for the first time, regardless of the year of study in a course will be considered as a fresh applicant for scholarship.
  1. The application for scholarship does not automatically entitle a student for scholarship.  Sanction of a scholarship is subject to eligibility as per reference cited above & successful verification of the student.
  2. Students who have been granted GATE / GPAT / JRF / SRF / other stipends / fellowships scholarship fellowship are not eligible to apply for a scholarship under this scheme.
  3. The Maximum eligible age as on the date of 1.7.2011 for the various courses are given as under for obtaining a scholarship:
Level of study
EBC/Minorities/ Disabled as on 01-07-2011
SC,ST & BC as on    1-07-2011
20 years
24 years
25 years
29 years
PG & above
30 years
34 years

  1. Students, who are entering the ePASS website for the first time, should have bank accounts for submitting the online application form. The account number / IFSC code if not entered correctly will lead to Non receipt of funds.

  1. Students who are already registered with ePASS can continue with the same account number or can opt for a new account number.  In case of a change in the number they shall make a specifically mention in the application form. .

  1. The following documents are required to apply for a scholarship and they have to be submitted, along with hard copy of application form, to the concerned Principal of the college.
a)          SSC ID (Hall Ticket) Number to access the application.
b)          Board of Intermediate Hall Ticket number where applicable.
c)          CET (Common Entrance Test) number in case of professional courses.
d)          Caste Certificate.
e)          Income Certificate (vide reference 2nd , 3rd and 4th cited)
f)           The following documents must be scanned & uploaded on the website.
                        I.        Caste Certificate.
                      II.        Income Certificate (vide reference 2nd , 3rd and 4th cited)
                     III.        Latest photograph.

                    IV.        Savings bank account number in the name of the student and joint account for students below 18 years i.e. in name of student and parent (The first page of the pass book showing name, account number & IFSC Code must be scanned & uploaded)
                      V.        CET/ M  Tech/ ME/ M Pharmacy/ M Arch/ M Phil/ Ph.D etc allotment order
  1. Further the following fields are mandatory in the online application form--
a)    E-mail account.
b)    Mobile Number (either in Student / Parent / Relatives Number)
c)    Bank account no of any scheduled bank having online facility, with correct IFSC code.
All Welfare departments shall give wide publicity on the registration process for fresh scholarships and ensure that the registration process will be completed by 21-11-2011.

Principal Secretary to Government


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