Bihar students to get e-scholarship now

First Published by BP Staff on 30 Mar, 2011 at 08:10 PM IST under Bihar, Education

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PATNA: The Bihar government on Saturday introduced an innovative scheme of providing scholarship to college students belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), EBC and backward classes through e Z-Pay card. Bihar is second state after Andhra Pradesh to introduce this scheme.

Chief minister Nitish Kumar handed over the cards to some of the beneficiaries at a function here. In the first phase, 2.50 lakh students are being provided this ATM card for which the government has made agreement with the SBI. The students were in a jubilant mood and they experimented with their ATM cards at a specially set up ATM unit at Samwad where the function was held.

The CM said through the scheme, the monthly scholarship will be deposited in the account of each beneficiary and the students would be able to draw the money from ATMs by using their cards. This will rescue them from unnecessary harassment and save their time running from one place to another.

“This is a post-matric scheme and later it will be extended to school students too,” Nitish announced. He said the stipend had been raised three times and may be increased further in future. The aim of the scholarship is that the students should continue with their higher education and should not drop out due to financial restrain.

The CM, however, said he did not have good experience with the banks who initially had not cooperated with opening of account for school girls who were being paid money for purchasing uniform and bicycle. He said he rejected the idea of giving stitched uniform and bicycle to them as it could lead to scams. That was why he decided to give cash to the students for the purpose.

He advised the students to utilize the money properly and continue with their education, but he did not discourage them from indulging in some fun and frolic though.

SC, ST, EBC and backward classes welfare department secretary Ravi Parmar said 2.50 lakh beneficiaries had been provided with e Z-Pay card in the first phase. In the second phase, Parmar said, students from Class VII would be included in the scheme and then about a million students belonging to the group would get this pre-paid card which has a 10-year validity. The beneficiaries need not open bank account.

He said presently the students were getting monthly stipend between Rs 300 and 700 depending on their class and stream; likewise students of Class XI and XII were getting Rs 300 while students of technical education get Rs 700 per month. This card could be used at any of 23,000 SBI ATMs, he added.

“We will also include the beneficiaries of Mukhya Mantri Chhatra Vriti Yojna under this scheme. The students of SC, ST, EBC and backward classes get Rs 10,000 on passing matric exam with first division. This time the incentive will also be paid through cards,” Parmar said.

Earlier, minister of SC, ST welfare Jitan Ram Manjhi and minister of EBC and backward classes welfare Hari Prasad Sah thanked the CM for introducing the scheme saying it will encourage the students from poor and backward sections of society.



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    • Sumeet Kumar

      Sir, I am appearing student of B.A Part-1. I am also belong SC category from Bihar, Dist- Patna. Sir how to i am get E-Scholarship card?

      Sumeet Kumar

    • Sumeet Kumar

      sir, i am waiting your reply………

    • anni

      hello sir, 
                   my self ANNI,doing, Ist year ,belong to BC ll category, from college of commerce, patna ,bihar. Want to know what i have to do to get the ATM card.


    • Bihar Reporter

      Hi Anni
      For the ATM, you need to have a bank account.Go to any bank, ask them for a student account which is usually Zero-balance account.
      Once, you have an account, you can apply for a free ATM Card. Sometimes they may provide you with ATM card at the time of opening the account itself.
      Please let us know if you need more info.

    • sunil kumar

      hello sir 
       please tell me about this E-Sch. program please .i am an OBC-II  student  and doing my 4yr diploma from MSME TOOL ROOM JAMSHEDPUR,may i got advantage of this program.

    • anmol kumar

      how can i apply for e-scholarship??

    • Bihar Reporter

      Hi Sunil and Anmol
      All you need to do is to send an email to with the request for E-Zpay cards

      Please let us know if any issues arises

    • Afshan Ghazali

      Respected Sir,

      I recently passed 12th in Science in 1st Divison. I want to pursue my study further and would require government’s extended help.

      Kindly let me know the procedure to apply for this e-Scholarship. I already have a Student account with Bank of India.

      Afshan Ghazali

    • Chitranjan kr. bharti

      i am c kr bharti, sc student. i read in gov. polytechnic. i want e-scholarship and i have already bank account of pnb. how can i get?

    • http://Scwelfarebihardepartment. Chitranjan kr. bharti

      i am c kr bharti, sc student. i read in gov. polytechnic. i want e-scholarship and i have already bank account of pnb. how can i get?

    • harish mansuri

      respected sir, I am Harish Mansuri,I am persuing BDS(bachelor of dental surgery).I am in final year.How can I get e-scholarship???kindly inform me.

    • http://e-scholarship MANISH KUMAR MAHTO

      respected sir, i am manish kumar mahto i am 3rd year student ,study in bengal institute of technology & managament , santiniketan. how can get e-scolarship?? innform me sir.


      Respected Sir,
      i am manish kumar i am 3rd year student,study in  subas institute of technology,barang, bhubaneswar
      Kindly let me know the procedure to apply for this e-Scholarship. I already have a Student account with panjab national bank.
      manish kumar

    • pankaj kumar

      i’m  backward class student punishing 3th year.i have pnb a/c. how can i take this card?

    • pankaj kumar

      sir I am obc student $ study in BBDNIT&M luckhnow in UP .Please give me right information can get bihar scholarship besause my native village in rohtas district

    • kumar chandan roy

      sir i am obc student study in IEC-COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY GR.NOIDA (UTTAR PRADESH) please give me right information about scholarship.

      how can get bihar scholarship because my native village in nawadha district..,,



      I am Bikash Kumar obc student studying at IEC COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY greater noida ( UTTAR PRADESH ) in 2nd year . I am belonging from vill + post :- Desari Dist :- vashali State :- Bihar Pin :- 844504 . Piease give me right information about e- scholarship. How can i get this scholarship.

    • Sunil Kumar

      resppected sir,
      sir I’m sunil kumar belonging to sc category, I’m doing bachelor of engineering from bhopal in 2nd year,
      sir I want to now how can i get the e-scholarship,
      i’ve pnb account.
      please give me information about this as soon as possible.

    • raj kumar

      dear sir, i am student of B.TECH (Electronics and communication engg.) from Durgapur (West Bengal).sir i belongs to category EBC-1.My village is in Nalanda districk near pawapuri.
      sir, can i get this CARD through e-scholarship. I have already a bank account SBI-BIHARSHARIF branch.

    • raj kumar

      sir as soon as fast, please send me details that how can i get the CARD through e-scholarship.

    • ashish kumar singh

      respected sir ,
      i am ashish kumar singh student of mca 1year  from iit roorkee . sir i belong to  category EBC-1
      .MY VILLAGE IS IN BANKA DISTT. PLZ tell me about E scholarship .

    • rajesh kumar

      respected sir,
      i am rajesh kumar . i am a student of ece 3rd year from SHIATS(AAIDU). sir, i belong to category obc. my village is in east champaran distt. please tell me about E SCHOLARSHIP. I also form apply in samaj kalyan vibhag mantralya motihari. but there is no responsible any. and also called paying donation 30000rupees.

    • Rakesh Ranjan

      hello sir,
      this is me doing frm GL BAJAJ ,MATHURA & i belong to obc …my parents annual income is of i kind request u to grand me some allowance inorder to helf me out..
      i’ll b waiting for a positive response from u..


    • sumit kumar

      sir, i am sc student, and i take admission in,, how i get scolarship,, plz tell me criteria of scolarship.

    • Ranjeet Kumar

      sir, i am a bc category student of D.C.E. Darbhanga & i take admission in 2009. I have not get our scholarship. tell me when we get our scholarship. My details are as follows Ranjeet kumar 09-M-59 Mechanical Branch. i have already a bank account in S.B.I. branch A.M.Y. Shivdhara Darbhanga.

    • arvind pandit


      i am student of maxim institute of technology in bhopal second year.
      i was fillop the scholarship form but do not find scholarship why sir?
      please tell me.

      thanku sir
      your faithfully
      arvind pandit

    • Chandan kumar

      Hello sir i am Chandan kumar studying in 2nd year B. tech at NIT silchar. My parents income is Rs.43000.How can i get scholarship.Tell me process.

    • vikas kumar gupta

      Respected sir,
                    i am  obc category student of dr. b.c roy engineering college,durgapur third year. sir plese tell me in detail how to apply  E-SCOLARSHIP?  

    • Churamani

      sir,i am hons student .how can i got scholarship

    • chandan

      sir i am chandan kumar from bihar.
      i am 3rd year student from hariyana.
      i want to scholarship.
      please give me details how i get scholarship

    • http://gmail kalyan kumar sonu

      dear sir i m kalyan kumar sonu im belonging to darbhanga…….sir i m doing diploma first year n want e scholarship…. what is procedure reply me sir pleazzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    • http://gmail mukesh kumar

      nmste sir
      i m mukesh kumar student of mechanical at lovely professional university i apply for scholarship in last year and i doesnt get scholarship. why?
      i belongs from araria distic. prakhand narpatganj

    • Ravikant kumar

          sir,i am doing from Bharath university,chennai-73 and My native place is hilsa,nalanda(Bihar) and my category is how can get e-scholarship. please…………………..

    • chandan kumar

      sir i am BE student of RGPV BHOPAL .my village in rohtas district (SASARAM) IN OBC category. plz provide me information how can get e-scholarship…………

    • Pappu Kumar

      Respected Sir,

      i am pappu kumar kumar i am 4th year student,study in shiv shankar institute of ENGG. technology, Amritsar
      Kindly let me know the procedure to apply for this e-Scholarship. I already have a Student account with panjab national bank.

      Pappu kumar

    • krishna kant

      I am persuing 3rd year(electronics and instrumentation engg.) from PTU. I am economically challenged BC-ll category student. Can i get scholarship. I am residential of Bihar.
      please send details .

    • Babloo Kumar


      I am persuing 2rd year(Computer Science.) from Deewan Inst of Tech, Merath, UP.. I am economically challenged BC-ll category student. Can i get scholarship. I am residential of Bihar.
      please send details .also send details of place to buy form

    • pankaj kumar

      how to get this scholarship

    • newton kumar

      sir, i am student of B.E( BRANCH-EC) in RGPV , HOW TO APPLY SCHOLAR SHIP IN BIHAR

    • ayushman kumar gupta

      sir ,i am a student of b.techof lovely professional university,i belong to obc cast.i need this scholarship becouse my finasial condition is not good

    • prabhat chandra bhushan

      i belong to obc catogery last year i had applied for scholar shaip but not get scholar ship till now .i am doing from chennai

    • manish

      sir i am an engg. student of gurukul kangri university 
      i am a ebc
      would i get schlorship

    • Rahul Ranjan

      Respected sir\maidum,
      I am Rahul Ranjan student of Master of computer Application(MCA) at cochin university college of engineering , kerala i apply for scholarship in this year and i doesnt get any reply and any responce by welfare department of vaishali district Hajipur why?
      i belongs from Vaishali distic. prakhand mahua. please help me sir , plesse tell me what do i,
      your faithfully
      Rahul ranjan

    • kundan kumar

      Respected Sir,I am a B.Tech (1st year) student of SMVDU,J&K.i Belong to a poor family.may i get any scholarship

    • kundan kumar

      sir , i belong to obc category from purnea.plz inform me how can iget scholarship

    • http://all sandee kumar

      sir..i’m sandeep kumar.pgdm student.i’m obc anx-2 caste -kurmi.i want to say sir my 3rd sem is going on in IME,SAHIBABAD,GHAZIABAD.sir i ‘m eligble to get the scholarship.pls replay ..

    • sujeet kumar singh


    • SANTOSH kumar


    • Gaurav kumar singh

      hi…..i am gaurav , student of MCA 1st year…studying in BIT,Mesra EC allahabad….my family income is below rs 50000 so i get difficult to pay fee of institute.i wanna to know will i get any scholarship ….from bihar govt. and i am a general candidate….plz reply soon………thanking you…..

    • sonu kumar

      dear sir, i am a student of , nit raipur. my permanent address is nawada (bihar). i belong to EBC category. how can i apply to this scholrship ?