Social Justice Department is inviting Kerala Vidyajyothi Scheme 2023 online application form at sjd.kerala.gov.in. In this scheme, the Kerala govt. will provide financial assistance for purchase of uniforms and study materials to physically handicapped students. The state cabinet has given approval for Vidya Jyothi Scheme aiming at the welfare of disabled students. In this article, we will tell you about how to apply online for this scheme, eligibility criteria and complete details.
The main objective of Kerala Vidyajyothi scheme is educational upliftment of differently abled students. In this scheme, Divyangjan studying in class 9th, 10th, +1, +2, ITI, Polytechnic, VHSC, Degree, Diploma, Professional courses and Post Graduation would be given assistance amount. The transfer of money would be done directly into the bank account of persons with disability through DBT mode.
Recently, Social Justice Department with the help of Kerala Social Security Mission conducted a State-wide disability survey. As per the reports, there are 7,79,793 differently abled persons out of which 1,30,799 persons are below the age of 18 years. So to provide support and encourage such specially abled people, govt. will provide aid for purchasing uniforms and study materials.
Kerala Vidyajyothi Scheme Online Application Form 2023
Below is the complete process to download Vidyajyothi Scheme application form PDF through online mode:-
Step 1: Firstly visit the official website at http://sjd.kerala.gov.in/. The Kerala Social Justice Department homepage will appear as shown here.
Step 2: All the new users can click at the “Scheme” tab present in the main menu or directly click at http://sjd.kerala.gov.in/schemes.php. The new page comprising of list of Kerala govt. schemes will open.
Step3: Click at the “Vidyajyothi Scheme – Financial Aid for uniforms and study materials to PH students” link to open the scheme details page. At this page, go to the “Documents” section and click at the “Application Forms – Financial Aid for uniforms and study materials to PH students” link.
Step 4: The Kerala Vidyajyothi Scheme application form PDF will open as below which can be easily downloaded through online mode.
Step 5: All the applicants can download this scheme form in PDF format. Then applicants will have to enter their necessary details accurately in this Kerala Vidya Jyothi Scheme application form and submit it to the concerned authorities.
Upon subsequent verification of filled in application form along with documents, the concerned officer will approve your form. All the applicants will then start getting financial assistance for study materials and uniform under Vidyajyothi Scheme directly into their bank accounts.
Eligibility Criteria for Vidyajyothi Scheme in Kerala
Each applicant will have to fulfil the described eligibility criteria to become eligible for the Vidyajyothi Scheme in Kerala:-
- The applicant must be studying in Government / Aided Institution.
- Attested copy of certificate issued by the Medical Board proving that the applicant has 40% or more disability.
- Applicant’s annual family income is not applicable under this scheme.
- The Head of Institution should attest the duly filled application form.
- Priority must be given to BPL category students.
The duly filled application form has to be submitted to the concerned District Social Justice Officers.
Assistance Amount under Kerala Vidya Jyothi Scheme
In this scheme, financial assistance is being provided to students whose disability percentage is 40% or above on the following basis as mentioned in the table below:-
|S.No||Course / Class||Assitance for Study materials||Assistance for Uniform|
|1.||9th to 10th Standard||@ Rs. 1000 each (50 children from each district)||@ Rs. 1500 (30 children from each district)|
|2.||+1, +2, ITI, Polytechnic, VHSC||@ Rs. 2000 each (50 children from each district)||@ Rs. 1500/- each (30 children from each district)|
|3.||Degree, Diploma, Professional Courses||@ Rs. 3000 each (25 children from each district)||Nil|
|4.||Post Graduation||@ Rs. 3000 each (20 children from each district)||Nil|
List of Documents Required for Financial Aid to Physically Handicapped Students
Here is the complete list of documents which are required to be submitted with the application form to get financial assistance as physically handicapped students under Vidyajyothi Scheme:-
- Recent Passport Size Photograph.
- Any Certificate or Report Card to ensure applicant is currently studying in govt. / aided school.
- Disability Certificate to prove more than 40% disability.
- BPL Certificate (if applicable – for priority)
- Bank Passbook First page for bank account details.
Kerala Vidyajyothi Scheme List of Beneficiary Disabled Students
The direct link to check the name in the Kerala Vidyajyothi Scheme List of beneficiary disabled students is given here – http://sjd.kerala.gov.in/scheme-info.php?scheme_id=MTMxc1Y4dXFSI3Z5
At this page, go to the “Target Group” section and click at the “Beneficiary Details” link in front of “differently abled“. In the new window, select the financial year and district name to open the complete list of beneficiaries.
People can even check the recent govt. order – http://sjd.kerala.gov.in/DOCUMENTS/Order_new/GOs/25915.pdf
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
Here are the some of the most frequently asked questions by the people about the Vidyajyothi Scheme in Kerala:-
What is Vidyajyothi Scheme
To provide financial assistance for purchase of uniforms and study materials to physically handicapped students.
From where can one download Vidyajyothi application form online
People can now download the Kerala Vidyajyothi application form at the sjd.kerala.gov.in through online mode.
What is the assistance amount under Vidyajyothi Scheme
9th to 10th Standard students to get Rs. 1000 for study materials & Rs. 1500 for uniform, +1, +2, ITI, Polytechnic, VHSC students to get Rs. 2000 for study materials & Rs. 1500 for uniform, Degree, Diploma, Professional Courses, post graduation students to get Rs. 3000 for study materials.
My family income is Rs. 2 lakh per annum, am i eligible
Applicant’s annual family income is not applicable under this scheme.
For more details, visit the official website of Social Justice Department of Kerala at http://sjd.kerala.gov.in/